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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
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unstar 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 have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 40 per cent and (b) 30 per cent for the repayment of advances on that benefit. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Of the eligible Universal Credit Full Service claims due a payment in October 2018 (990,000 claims – rounded to the nearest 10,000):</p><ul><li>11,000 (rounded to the nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 40% of their Standard Allowance. This is 1% of eligible claims and 3% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li><li>4,000 (rounded to the nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 30% of their Standard Allowance. This is less than 0.5% of eligible claims and 1% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The claim count figures in this text will not match the official statistics due to methodological differences.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget 2018 we announced that from October 2019, we will reduce the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit award from 40% to 30% of the standard allowance. The total saving for claimants is £25 million in 2019/20, increasing to £65 million in 2023/24.</p><p> </p><p>This is detailed in Table 1.8 in the Budget 2018 which can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents/budget-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents/budget-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>This will ensure that those on Universal Credit are supported to repay debts in a more sustainable and manageable way. Additionally, from October 2021, the government will also increase the period over which advances will be recovered, from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p>
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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less than 2018-12-20T15:51:24.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:51:24.007Z
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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 Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Shellfish: Animal Welfare more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of (a) the sentience of decapod crustaceans and (b) their capability to feel pain; whether decapod crustaceans are included in the definition of animal in the draft sentience Bill; and when he plans to publish the Farm Animal Welfare Council investigation into decapod crustacean sentience. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 231995 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is aware of research in relation to the sentience of decapod crustaceans and their ability to feel pain. We are continuing to engage with stakeholders to further refine the Government’s proposals on animal sentience, including which animals are covered by those proposals. The Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s advice on the definition of sentience will be published soon.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-03-21T17:42:23.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T17:42:23.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Tax: Arrears more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the increase in council tax arrears since 2014. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 263136 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Council tax arrears reported by local authorities in England for 2014-15 to 2017-18 can be found in Table 7 of the 'Collection rates for Council Tax and non-domestic rates in England' statistical release. The link to the latest table is <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/743738/Table_7_2017-18_revised.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/743738/Table_7_2017-18_revised.xlsx</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:33:50.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:33:50.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Tax: Debt Collection more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Citizens Advice Costs of Collection report finding that council tax collection practices are adding nearly half a billion pounds a year to personal debt. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 263137 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>I am aware of concerns of charities, debt advice bodies and local councils about council tax debt. That is why my Department is engaging with, and reviewing evidence compiled by these bodies with a view to making council tax debt collection fairer, more efficient and compassionate. Following these discussions we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope for further reforms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:37:24.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:37:24.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Tax: Non-payment more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992 to remove the sanction of imprisonment for non-payment of council tax. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 263138 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently engaging with a range of stakeholders to consider how to improve council tax collection. Following those discussions, we intend to publish updated guidance on good collection practices, before considering the scope of further reforms. The Government is clear that imprisonment should only ever be the last resort for non-payment of council tax. Before a magistrates’ court commits someone to prison for failure to pay their council tax, it must inquire as to the debtor’s means, and satisfy itself that failure to pay is due to “wilful refusal or culpable neglect”. This is to prevent persons who are genuinely unable to pay their council tax from being committed to prison.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T13:38:21.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:38:21.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Unemployment: Young People 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 Education, what comparable assessment she has made of the number of 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training in (a) the UK and (b) other countries in the EU. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 219372 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 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>The exact information requested is not available for 16 to 18 year olds in EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>The European Commission monitors the progress of member states in reducing the share of early leavers from education and training (adults aged 18-24 who left school without having achieved the minimum upper secondary qualification and who are not currently enrolled in any education and training) as part of their Europe 2020 education and training benchmarking strategy. The UK early leaving rate (12.4% in 2013) remains very slightly above the EU average (12% in 2013) but has been on a downward trend since 2011, falling from 15% in 2010 to 12.4% in 2013. However, the government’s official statistics (covering England only) are more up to date than these figures and show that the proportion of 16 to 18 year olds NEET at the end of 2013 was down to 7.6%, the lowest rate since comparable records began in 1994.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Commission’s annual Education and Training Monitor (2014) is available here:<br> <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/publications/monitor14_en.pdf" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/publications/monitor14_en.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The OECD publishes figures for 15 to 19 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), including 21 EU countries:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Percentage of 15 to 19 year-olds who are </strong><strong>not in education, employment or training</strong><strong> (2012)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>%</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Australia</p></td><td><p>7.2</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Austria</p></td><td><p>4.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Canada</p></td><td><p>7.3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Chile (2011)</p></td><td><p>17.5</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech Republic</p></td><td><p>4.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>5.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Estonia</p></td><td><p>6.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Finland</p></td><td><p>4.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>6.9</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Greece</p></td><td><p>5.3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Hungary</p></td><td><p>4.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland</p></td><td><p>4.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Ireland</p></td><td><p>9.6</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Israel</p></td><td><p>10.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>12.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Japan (age 15-24)</p></td><td><p>9.4</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Korea</p></td><td><p>8.5</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Luxembourg</p></td><td><p>2.9</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>17.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>New Zealand</p></td><td><p>8.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Norway</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Poland</p></td><td><p>3.9</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Portugal</p></td><td><p>7.9</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovak Republic</p></td><td><p>5.6</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovenia</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Spain</p></td><td><p>11.4</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Sweden</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Switzerland</p></td><td><p>4.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>22.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>United Kingdom</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 9.5 </strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>United States</p></td><td><p>7.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>OECD average <em>(excluding Chile and Japan)</em></p></td><td><p>7.5</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>EU21 average</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 6.1 </strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Source: OECD (2014), Education at a Glance 2014, Table C5.2a.</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933118903" target="_blank">http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933118903</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T09:04:33.073Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T09:04:33.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Unemployment: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 16 to 18 year olds were not in education, employment or training in (a) 2014 and (b) 2013. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 219373 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is published by the Department for Education and is available online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/neet-statistics-quarterly-brief-july-to-september-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistics/neet-statistics-quarterly-brief-july-to-september-2014</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T09:05:01.383Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T09:05:01.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on discrimination and violence against people of minority faiths in that country. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 907842 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan.</p><p>On 24 February I raised UK concerns about the blasphemy law with a group of visiting Pakistani parliamentarians.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary also discussed Pakistan’s blasphemy laws with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in November 2014.</p><p>We will continue to support all efforts in promoting religious tolerance and freedom of speech in Pakistan, and call for perpetrators of human rights abuses to be brought to justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-03T14:21:31.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T14:21:31.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Franchises more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the rail franchise system. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 900260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answer text <p>We continuously monitor a range of indicators, including performance figures and passenger satisfaction. Rail use is at its highest level since the 1920s: 1.65 billion passenger journeys were made in Great Britain on franchised passenger trains in 2014-15. The number of journeys made on the rail network has more than doubled since the introduction of the franchise system.</p> more like this
star 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 2015-06-11T13:26:58.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:26:58.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Scotland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading English Votes for English Laws more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Leader of the House on the effect of the Government's proposed changes to voting procedures in the House on the representation of constituencies in Scotland; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
unstar this property uin 900945 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
star this property answer text <p>I have had discussions with the Leader of the House on this matter and look forward to this afternoon’s debate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2015-07-15T14:08:45.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T14:08:45.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this