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star this property date less than 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero-hours Contracts: Greater Manchester 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people in each age group in (a) Leigh constituency and (b) Greater Manchester are employed on a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Andy Burnham more like this
star this property uin 49962 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 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p><p>Zero hours contracts do have a part to play in a modern, flexible labour market – because, for a small proportion of the workforce, that may be the kind of contract that is right for them. On average, people on zero hour contracts work 25 hours a week and nearly 70 per cent of people on zero hours contracts do not want more hours, according to ONS figures. I would note that many Labour councils have used such contracts.</p><p>Notwithstanding, the Government's review of modern employment practices (chaired by Matthew Taylor) will consider zero hour contracts and make recommendations about how to maintain flexibility while supporting job security, workplace rights, opportunities for progression and representation for the growing number of people who do not have traditional employment relationships.</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 2016-10-27T14:57:30.06Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-27T14:57:30.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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star this property file name PQ 49962.pdf more like this
unstar this property title UKSA Letter to Member - Zero Hour Contracts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Burnham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-15more like thismore than 2018-03-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment: Motor Neurone Disease 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 Work and Pensions, what work capability assessment exemptions exist for people diagnosed with motor neurone disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 132848 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 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Entitlement to Employment and Support Allowance is based on how a person’s health condition affects their functional capability to work. This means that we do not make exemptions from the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process based solely on medical conditions.</p><p> </p><p>However I met representatives of the Motor Neurone Disease Association in February 2018, and listened to their concerns regarding the reassessment process. I have asked officials to look into the issues they raised.</p><p> </p><p>I have assured the Association that I will look carefully at how the reassessment process works for people with Motor Neurone Disease, and will consider change where this is possible.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-03-23T10:54:45.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-23T10:54:45.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment 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 Work and Pensions, what performance indicators her Department has established for the length of time that a work capability reassessment should be carried out before the expiry of a current assessment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 212674 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 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Work Capability Assessments do not have expiry dates or performance indicators. As part of the Work Capability Assessment a healthcare professional gives advice on when they consider that a claimant should be reassessed, based on when it is expected that the individual’s condition will have improved to the point where looking for work may become a realistic option. Claimants are encouraged to provide any additional evidence in support of their claim, including from supporting medical professionals, which is taken into account in making the decision on their claim, including when the re-referral date is set.</p><p> </p><p>Re-referral dates can be 3, 6, 12, 18 or 24 months for those who have limited capability for work. For those who have limited capability for work-related activity, a three-year re-referral date can be recommended. Furthermore, from 29 September 2017 those placed in ESA’s Support Group and the UC equivalent who have the most severe and lifelong health conditions or disabilities, whose level of function would always mean that they would have Limited Capability for Work and Work-Related Activity, and be unlikely ever to be able to move into work, will no longer be routinely reassessed.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T10:07:09.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T10:07:09.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Leigh 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 Work and Pensions, how many people claiming universal credit in Leigh have requested an advance on their payments in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 110869 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 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
star this property answer text <p>There is no data broken down by area or region. The latest statistics on Universal Credit Advances were published on 02 October 2017 which can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/universal-credit-payment-advances-may-2016-to-june-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/universal-credit-payment-advances-may-2016-to-june-2017</a>. This shows that, in July 2017, 8,400 new claims to UC Full Service received either a New Claim or Benefit Transfer Advance. This represents 52% of new claims that are eligible for a UC payment.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-11-08T10:21:08.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T10:21:08.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to prevent loansharks applying on behalf of an individual for a universal credit advance payment which is then issued as a loan to the individual. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 267343 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes any suspicious or fraudulent activity very seriously, especially when it has the potential to impact our vulnerable claimants.</p><p> </p><p>We investigate any allegations of fraudulent activity quickly and look to establish the facts, communicating quickly with our staff and colleagues to ensure that awareness is raised. We also continuously work to improve our services and create more robust processes to help our claimants interact with us in an easier, yet secure way which protects the most vulnerable.</p><p> </p><p>We cannot provide details about current investigations, but we investigate promptly and will refer to the relevant authorities to seek prosecution where appropriate.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:49:49.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:49:49.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 267343 on Universal Credit, if her Department will (a) investigate the practice of loansharks applying on behalf of an individual for a universal credit advance payment which is then issued as a loan to the individual and (b) review the application process for universal credit advance payments to tackle such practices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 269775 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to reducing fraud and error and considers information from a range of sources to progress our investigations. We work hard to identify perpetrators of fraud and ensure we take appropriate prosecution action.</p><p> </p><p>We routinely gather intelligence to assist our understanding of anyone seeking to abuse the safety net that Universal Credit offers. Any exploitation of advance payments is not acceptable, and we are seeking to identify the perpetrators and ensure we take appropriate prosecution action. We have a dedicated team of investigators working on this issue and we regularly raise awareness with our front line staff who understand the risks and raise concerns as appropriate through referrals to Fraud colleagues.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to keeping all Universal Credit services and processes, including advance payments, under review and will make improvements to address any vulnerabilities in the system. The protection of our most vulnerable claimants remains of paramount importance to us.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:23:34.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:23:34.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2019 to Question 269775, whether the practice of loansharks applying on behalf of an individual for a universal credit advance payment which is then issued as a loan to the individual is being investigated by her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 272943 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Any exploitation of advance payments is not acceptable, and takes advantage of a process designed to support claimants during their first assessment period. We are seeking to identify the perpetrators and will take appropriate prosecution action.</p><p>The Department is committed to reducing fraud and works hard to identify perpetrators of fraud. We have a dedicated team of investigators working on this issue and we regularly raise awareness with our front line staff who understand the risks and raise concerns as appropriate.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:58:38.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:58:38.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU 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, whether his Department has prepared a plan to assist small businesses in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal on the future trading relationship. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 118315 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 2017-12-15more like thismore than 2017-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Although the future trading relationship with the EU is subject to negotiations, we are committed to minimising disruption and giving as much certainty as possible. That’s why the Government is pursuing a time-limited implementation period to allow business the time they need to adapt to new arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>Government will be working alongside trade associations and others to communicate to businesses the changes in the UKs trading relationship with the EU, ensuring that they are ready for Day One of exit regardless of the outcome of the negotiations.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118099 more like this
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less than 2017-12-15T11:17:48.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-15T11:17:48.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU 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 discussions he has had with the Home Secretary regarding the Border Force preparations being made to minimise the disruption to small business supply chains after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 118332 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
star this property answer text <p>I have regular discussions with my colleagues at the Home Office on a wide range of topics of mutual interest.</p><p> </p><p>Although the changes business will face - as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU - are subject to negotiations with our EU partners, we want to achieve the best possible outcome and the strongest possible partnership - one that works for UK businesses.</p><p> </p><p>We already have highly efficient processes for freight arriving from the rest of the world – the vast majority of customs declarations in the UK are submitted electronically and are cleared rapidly.</p><p> </p><p>However, we are committed to minimising disruption and giving as much certainty as possible. That’s why the Government is pursuing a time-limited implementation period to allow business the time they need to adapt to new arrangements.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T11:34:10.557Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T11:34:10.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 16b on page 17 of the white paper, The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, cm. 9593, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) financial cost and (b) potential job losses resulting from the Government's policy to require refunding of tariffs on four per cent of UK goods trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh remove filter
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 165181 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>On 12 July, the government published a White Paper setting out a clear proposal for the future relationship the UK wants to build with the European Union. In this paper the government proposed a new Facilitated Customs Arrangement (FCA) with the EU. The FCA seeks to ensure that we promote the greatest possible trade with both the EU and the rest of the world.</p><p> </p><p>The government is seeking to maximise the number of traders who will not need to interact with a voluntary repayment mechanism. For businesses that would be eligible for a tariff repayment, the government assesses that this would lead to neither net costs nor job losses for these businesses. This is because businesses would only enter into the voluntary repayment mechanism if they stand to benefit overall from the UK’s independent trade policy. The Government assesses that the eligibility for a repayment is most likely relevant to imports of intermediate goods from non-EU countries for which a tariff differential could arise which is equivalent to around 4% of total UK trade in goods. Further detail is set out in section 1.2.1 of the publication.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T15:49:46.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T15:49:46.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this