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1124878
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Water Companies: Competition more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions there have been between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the need to ensure that small business customers benefit from the non-household retail water market in England. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL15553 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Ofwat are the economic regulator for the water industry, and it regulates and monitors the operation of the retail business market. Ofwat published their first annual report on the market, Open for Business<em>,</em> in July 2018. It identified that small and medium sized business customers are not yet experiencing the same benefits that larger customers receive from the retail market, and raised a number of issues that could be affecting this.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat and Mosl, the market operator, have been taking a number of actions to investigate further and address these issues, including for SMEs.</p><p> </p><p>Ofwat is currently undertaking a further assessment of the market with a view to publishing their second annual report in July.</p><p> </p><p>My Department has ongoing discussions with Ofwat and Mosl about these issues and will discuss the outcomes of the second annual report with Ofwat in due course.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Minister Coffey, the Minister responsible for this policy area, requested that the then Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility, Margot James MP, use her channels to advertise and promote to small business customers that they can benefit from the non-household retail water market in England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:37:33.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:37:33.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
1124880
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Cyprus: Military Alliances more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the recent Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Cyprus for the Government’s role as a guarantor power under 1960 Treaty of Guarantee, and for the rights of the Turkish Cypriot community to be fairly represented on the island. more like this
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
star this property uin HL15555 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​The Defence and Security Co-operation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Cyprus builds on the existing Bilateral Defence and Co-operation Programme and strengthens our cooperation. The MoU has no implications for the UK's role as a Guarantor Power under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee or for how the Turkish Cypriot community is represented on the island.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:20:13.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:20:13.05Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Maginnis of Drumglass more like this
1124890
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality: Fees and Charges more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the UK citizenship application fee in (1) 2000, (2) 2010, and (3) 2015, for both children and adults in each such year. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL15565 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The fees for UK citizenship applications were as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Route</p></td><td><p>Calendar Year</p></td><td><p>Dates each fee applicable</p></td><td><p>Fee</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="6"><p>Naturalisation</p></td><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>01/01/00 to 31/12/00</p></td><td><p>£150 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>01/01/10 to 05/04/10</p></td><td><p>£640 per applicant / Spouse or Civil Partner additional £50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/10 to 20/11/10</p></td><td><p>£655 per applicant / Spouse or Civil Partner additional £115</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21/11/10 to 31/12/10</p></td><td><p>£700 per applicant / Spouse or Civil Partner additional £150</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2015</p></td><td><p>01/01/15 to 05/4/15</p></td><td><p>£826 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/15 to 31/12/15</p></td><td><p>£925 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="6"><p>Adult Registration Fees</p></td><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>01/01/00 to 31/12/00</p></td><td><p>£120 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>01/01/10 to 05/04/10</p></td><td><p>£460 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/10 to 20/11/10</p></td><td><p>£470 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21/11/10 to 31/12/10</p></td><td><p>£500 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2015</p></td><td><p>01/01/15 to 05/4/15</p></td><td><p>£743 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/15 to 31/12/15</p></td><td><p>£833 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="6"><p>Child Registration Fees</p></td><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>01/01/00 to 31/12/00</p></td><td><p>£120 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="3"><p>2010</p></td><td><p>01/01/10 to 05/04/10</p></td><td><p>1st Child £460/ each subsequent child £50</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/10 to 20/11/10</p></td><td><p>1st Child £470 each subsequent child £97</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21/11/10 to 31/12/10</p></td><td><p>1st Child £500/ 2nd Child £100/ each subsequent child £150</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>2015</p></td><td><p>01/01/15 to 05/4/15</p></td><td><p>£669 per applicant</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>06/04/15 to 31/12/15</p></td><td><p>£749 per applicant</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:44:38.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:44:38.17Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1124891
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationality: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of asylum-seeking children who are unable to apply for UK citizenship due to the cost of the application fee. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL15566 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Home Office have not made any estimation of the number of asylum seeking children unable to apply for UK citizenship due to the cost of the application fee.</p><p>In line with international law, the UK does not charge for asylum applications. Those granted refugee status can then apply for indefinite leave to remain at the end of their limited leave period. This application is also free of charge.</p><p>Applying for British nationality is not mandatory and many individuals who have indefinite leave to remain (ILR) status choose not to apply. This is because, in addition to lawful permanent residence in the UK, a person with ILR enjoys the benefits of full access to the UK labour market, state education and healthcare and the ability to sponsor family members’ residence in the UK. Fees for citizenship applications apply equally to all applicants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:30:59.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:30:59.987Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1124892
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether funding currently dedicated to asylum matters will be ring-fenced following the UK's departure from the EU. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL15567 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to apply a ring fence to asylum payments in this financial year.</p><p>Any new restrictions to departmental spending would be agreed with HM Treasury. Any further changes would form part of the Spending Review discussions taking place this year for financial year 2020-21 onwards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:29:48.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:29:48.033Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1124893
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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 International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading China: USA more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the trade dispute between the United States and China; and of the effect of that dispute on global markets. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15568 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned about the current trade tensions between the US and China which could adversely affect global growth.</p><p>The UK shares some of the US’s concerns with China’s trade practices and believes they should be addressed through structural opening in China and through multilateral cooperation, including ambitious reform of the WTO. The UK supports ongoing dialogue between the US and China to resolve these issues with an outcome that is WTO-compliant. We continue to raise our concerns with partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:08:26.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:08:26.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1124896
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Private Equity more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decline in private equity investments in UK companies due to Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15571 more like this
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star this property answer text The government is confident that the UK will continue to represent an attractive place to do business, and be a world-leading, global financial centre for asset management, including Private Equity.<p> </p><p>Investment is crucial for the economic future of this country, and the government is committed to ensuring that businesses can access to the finance they need as we leave the EU. In April 2019, the government provided the British Business Bank with an additional £200m to invest in venture and growth capital in 2019/20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:26:17.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:26:17.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1124897
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Electricity: VAT more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of revenue that has been raised in VAT and collected by HMRC from sales of electricity in each year since 1 April 2013 to date. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15572 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer l gave on 25 April 2019 to Question HL15205[1].</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL15573 more like this
HL15574 more like this
HL15575 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3789
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this
1124898
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Natural Gas: VAT more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of revenue that has been raised in VAT and collected by HMRC from sales of gas in each year since 1 April 2013 to date. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15573 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer l gave on 25 April 2019 to Question HL15205[1].</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL15572 more like this
HL15574 more like this
HL15575 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3789
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this
1124899
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 Fuel Oil: VAT more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of revenue that has been raised in VAT and collected by HMRC from sales of heating oil in each year since 1 April 2013 to date. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15574 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer l gave on 25 April 2019 to Question HL15205[1].</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL15572 more like this
HL15573 more like this
HL15575 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3789
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this