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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of any potential increase in red tape from the proposed associate status of the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 187324 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The detail of the UK’s association to the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation &amp; restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU is part of ongoing negotiations. The UK and the EU have a mutual interest in maintaining our integrated chemical supply chains as the chemicals industry is an economically significant sector in both regions, and it underpins key downstream sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction and pharmaceuticals. In the White Paper on our future relationship with the European Union published in July, the UK has proposed that chemicals are part of a UK-EU free trade area on goods, with continued UK participation in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) underpinning this arrangement. This proposal is part of ongoing negotiation.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000278
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Plastics more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government plans to allocate to research to help Commonwealth countries prevent plastic waste from entering the oceans. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 187345 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>In April, the Government set out its intention to work with other Commonwealth countries to develop a Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework and announced up to £25 million as part of the UK’s contribution. In addition, the Government announced several other Commonwealth programmes, totalling up to £41.4 million, that support capacity building, including research activities, to prevent plastic entering the world’s oceans and rivers.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:28:12.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:12.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1005889
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Oil: Prices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost of a barrel of crude oil over the next 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 190432 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Future oil prices are inherently uncertain. In their October 2018 Economic and Fiscal Outlook the OBR assumed oil prices would average 80.2 US dollars per barrel in 2019 based on forward market prices, although oil prices have subsequently fallen in recent weeks. See <a href="https://obr.uk/download/october-2018-economic-and-fiscal-outlook-supplementary-economy-tables/" target="_blank">https://obr.uk/download/october-2018-economic-and-fiscal-outlook-supplementary-economy-tables/</a> (Table 1.9).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:33:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:33:08.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1060692
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department has provided for low carbon and renewable technologies in the energy mix. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 220881 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>Renewable electricity technologies are currently supported by the Contracts for Difference scheme, for which we have made up to £557 million available as announced in our Clean Growth Strategy. We are also investing £177 million in innovation funding to further reduce the costs of renewable technologies.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2018, we launched our landmark Nuclear Sector Deal, worth over £200 million, which will reduce costs, drive innovation and increase diversity across the sector. We are also investing a further £2.5 billion to support low carbon innovation up to 2021.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been supporting low carbon and renewable heating through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) since 2011. The non-domestic RHI offers support to businesses, charities and public bodies for a range of technologies and fuel uses. The domestic RHI, introduced in 2014, supports householders in installing biomass boilers, air-and ground-source heat pumps and solar thermal installations.</p><p> </p><p>As of December 2018, the RHI has supported over 85,000 participants in transitioning to low-carbon heating: over 19100, through the non-domestic scheme and nearly 66,000 through the domestic scheme. Deployment data can be found on the <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a> site.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T12:08:49.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T12:08:49.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1060694
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Research: Private Sector more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has a strategy to encourage the private sector to invest more in research and development. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 220882 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>Through our Industrial Strategy we have an ambition to increase total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027 and 3% in the longer term. We are working with UK Research and Innovation and other key partners to develop a roadmap that sets out how Government and the private sector will work together to achieve this.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T12:08:55.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T12:08:55.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1060697
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Manufacturing Industries: Hendon more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the Industrial Strategy plans to support manufacturing business in Hendon constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 220883 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>Through our Industrial Strategy we continue to take actions to support manufacturing businesses in Hendon and across the country.</p><p> </p><p>We are working closely with industry to secure a strong future for UK manufacturers through major new investment in research, as part of our commitment to increase total R&amp;D investment to 2.4% of GDP by 2027. We have so far allocated £1.7 billion through Waves 1 and 2 of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, bringing together world class UK research with business investment to develop the technologies and industries of the future. We are working with industry on proposals for a future third wave. We have allocated £70 million of grant funding to projects in London under the ISCF to date. Of this figure, £537,812 was allocated to the constituency of Hendon to support innovation in the healthcare sector.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget we announced up to £121 million of funding, subject to business case approval and industry co-investment, for the Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge. This will exploit the opportunities highlighted in the Made Smarter Review, which identifies significant benefits to the UK from integrating digital technology into manufacturing through a strong partnership between Government and industry. We also announced up to £66m for the Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge at COP24 in December 2018, subject to business case and industry co-investment. This Challenge aims to transform the UK’s foundation industries (glass, steel, cement, ceramics, chemicals) to make them internationally competitive, securing more jobs and greater sector growth by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we are working in partnership with London to develop its Local Industrial Strategy, as part of our aim to create prosperous communities across the country. The Local Industrial Strategy will be long-term, based on clear evidence and aligned to the national Industrial Strategy, identifying local strengths and challenges, future opportunities and the action needed to boost productivity, earning power and competitiveness.</p><p> </p><p>Through programmes operated by the Government-owned British Business Bank they are currently supporting over £5.5bn of finance to over 78,000 SMEs; and since its launch in 2012, the Start-Up Loans programme, part of the British Business Bank, has delivered more than 59,000 loans, totalling over £450m.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T13:06:58.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T13:06:58.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1060700
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress the Department has made on tackling delays in payments to small and medium sized businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 220884 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to eliminating the scourge of late payments and bring about cultural change to deliver responsible payment practices. Large UK businesses must report on their payment practices every six months and we have created the Small Business Commissioner to address late payment complaints.</p><p> </p><p>In October, BEIS launched a public Call for Evidence to understand the impact of late payment on SMEs and to seek views on how we can go further to tackle the problem. The call for evidence closed on 29 November with nearly 300 responses. We are currently analysing those responses and will publish a response in due course.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:35:01.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:35:01.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Disclosure of Information more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 242801 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>Since the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (July 2016), we have not entered into any non-disclosure agreements with our employees.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T13:22:38.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T13:22:38.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 251308 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy was created in July 2016. Bullying or harassment is not tolerated at BEIS. BEIS is taking active steps where needed to address any issues, and is one of the best performing departments in government with regards to creating an inclusive culture, as highlighted by the cross-civil service people survey results.</p><p>Below are the figures for the number of bullying and/or harassment cases recorded against members of BEIS staff where advice and guidance was sought from our HR Casework Services team. We do not hold information centrally on whether the staff against whom the allegations were made were managers at the time of the case being raised.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cases</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2016 – December 2016</p></td><td><p>1 (0.03% of BEIS)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2017 – December 2017</p></td><td><p>5 (0.13% of BEIS)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2018 – December 2018</p></td><td><p>11 (0.28% of BEIS)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2019 – end April 2019</p></td><td><p>4 (0.10% of BEIS)</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
unstar this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T14:02:35.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T14:02:35.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property hansard heading Company Liquidations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many companies have gone into liquidation in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon remove filter
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 261193 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The Insolvency Service publishes quarterly statistics containing the number of new company liquidations in England and Wales; Scotland; and Northern Ireland. This is broken down into compulsory liquidations and creditors’ voluntary liquidations. The most recent statistics, covering the period January to March 2019, were published on 30 April 2019 on gov.uk.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T14:22:26.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T14:22:26.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this