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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star 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 Distributed Ledger Technology 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using distributed ledger technology across the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261182 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government Digital Service undertook a landscape review of technology innovation, including distributed ledger technology across government in August 2018. Additionally the recently launched Government Technology Innovation Strategy provides recent examples of distributed ledger technology within government and will provide a building block for departments to harness the opportunity presented by emerging technologies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:04:46.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:04:46.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130540
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 Biodiversity 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 he has made an assessment of the contribution that green bridges make to biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261183 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Green bridges are structures designed to provide wildlife and non-motorised users with easy and safe crossing of main roads and railways.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Natural England published a review of the literature on green bridges. The review looked at 53 case studies from Europe and North America and found evidence that, in the majority of cases, green bridges were utilised by wildlife, although an assessment of their effectiveness in conserving wildlife populations was limited by the lack of long-term monitoring data. Guidance on the design of green bridges was also published by the Landscape Institute based on research undertaken by Natural England.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the Government published research which included an assessment of the A21 Scotney Caste Green Bridge, constructed by the then Highways Agency, which found that of all incidences of bats crossing the road to and from the Scotney Castle Estate, 97 per cent used the green bridge. At least five bat species were recorded foraging over the bridge which was also used by deer, badger and breeding dormice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will keep the evidence for the effectiveness of these structures under review as new green bridges are planned and implemented.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:08:13.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1130541
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 Biodiversity 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, which key performance indicators his Department uses to assess progress in improving the UK’s biodiversity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 261184 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Domestic biodiversity policy is a devolved matter. The UK government has a range of performance indicators for England, although we do also work with the devolved administrations to compile indicators at UK scale for international reporting.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2019 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published its <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan/department-for-environment-food-and-rural-affairs-single-departmental-plan-may-2018" target="_blank">Single Departmental Plan</a> which includes biodiversity performance indicators for England, including: extent of marine protected areas and condition of protected sites and priority habitat.</p><p> </p><p>In May of this year, the Government published a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/25-year-environment-plan" target="_blank">new indicator framework</a> for the 25 Year Environment Plan, setting out a transparent, comprehensive framework that shows how the environment in England is changing and whether it is improving over time. These indicators include diversity and health of our seas, wildlife and wild places, and nature on land and water.</p><p> </p><p>To support reporting of progress across the whole of the UK, the government publishes a set of <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/biodiversity-indicators-for-the-uk" target="_blank">UK Biodiversity Indicators,</a> updated annually. These measure long term trends in the UK’s biodiversity and progress against our international commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T09:52:58.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1141362
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Measles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has published on distinguishing between rashes caused by the measles vaccine and those arising from the wild strain of measles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280995 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>While post vaccine rash and fever is generally mild, distinguishing from wild-type measles is not based on clinical examination, rather it is based on a combination of laboratory analysis, information on the timing of vaccine and epidemiological information. The national measles guidelines describe the management and investigation of suspected cases of measles, and is available to view at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-measles-guidelines" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-measles-guidelines</a></p><p>Statistics on confirmed measles cases are reported by vaccination status and are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-mumps-and-rubella-lab-confirmed-cases-in-england-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-mumps-and-rubella-lab-confirmed-cases-in-england-2019</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280996 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:32:33.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:32:33.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1141363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Measles more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that statistics on the infection rate for measles do not include people who have received the live measles vaccine and contracted a measles-like rash and fever. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280996 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>While post vaccine rash and fever is generally mild, distinguishing from wild-type measles is not based on clinical examination, rather it is based on a combination of laboratory analysis, information on the timing of vaccine and epidemiological information. The national measles guidelines describe the management and investigation of suspected cases of measles, and is available to view at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-measles-guidelines" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-measles-guidelines</a></p><p>Statistics on confirmed measles cases are reported by vaccination status and are available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-mumps-and-rubella-lab-confirmed-cases-in-england-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-mumps-and-rubella-lab-confirmed-cases-in-england-2019</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 280995 more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:32:33.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:32:33.183Z
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4380
star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
star this property tabling member
1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1141364
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading MMR Vaccine: Side Effects 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) body inclusion encephalitis and (b) other adverse events experienced after a measles vaccine are identified in a timely way by healthcare professionals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280997 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The safety of all the United Kingdom’s vaccination programmes is of paramount importance. Any serious side effects are extremely rare, and the large majority of side effects are mild and transient, such as sore arms, headaches and tiredness. We would recommend that all eligible children are vaccinated, as any potential risk of side effects is far outweighed by the benefits of vaccination.</p><p>Healthcare professionals have access to a range of materials, such as ‘Immunisation against infectious disease: the green book’ and Patient Group Directions to support their decision-making in the case of any suspected adverse effects.</p><p>The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) operates the ‘Yellow Card Scheme’, which is vital in helping the MHRA monitor the safety of all healthcare products in the UK. This system allows for reporting of any potential adverse events for all medicines, including vaccines, with guidance for healthcare professionals, patients and the public on how to use the scheme.</p><p>In addition, Public Health England (PHE) offers diagnostic services for suspected cases of encephalitis, which is a notifiable condition. Under statutory duty, cases must be reported by healthcare professionals to PHE’s local Health Protection Teams. This can be viewed at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/notifications-of-infectious-diseases-noids" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/notifications-of-infectious-diseases-noids</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:34:01.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:34:01.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1141380
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading MMR Vaccine: Safety 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to maintain and improve pharmacovigilance in relation to the MMR vaccine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280998 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>As with all vaccines and medicines, the safety of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine remains under continual review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA uses all available sources of evidence in pharmacovigilance, including regular review of suspected adverse reactions submitted through the Yellow Card Scheme, data from clinical and epidemiological studies, the medical literature and information from pharmaceutical companies and other worldwide regulatory authorities. The MHRA’s processes and data analysis systems are regularly evaluated to ensure optimal performance in monitoring the safety of vaccines and medicines.</p><p>The balance of benefits and risks of MMR vaccine remains overwhelmingly favourable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T16:35:38.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:35:38.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1141381
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading MMR Vaccine 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure (a) transparency and (b) accountability in the process of manufacturing the MMR vaccine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
star this property uin 280999 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Two Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines are licensed for use in the United Kingdom: M-M-RVaxPro and Priorix. Both vaccines are on the National Health Service’s routine immunisation schedule. The quality, safety and efficacy of both M-M-RVaxPro and Priorix have been evaluated before they were given a Marketing Authorisation in Europe, and the Marketing Authorisation Holder for each vaccines is legally required to submit periodic safety update reports to the regulator, which are documents intended to provide an evaluation of the risk-benefit balance of a medicinal product at defined time points after its authorisation. The sites at which the products are manufactured are also required to undergo periodic inspections to ensure that they comply with Good Manufacturing Practices. Each batch of vaccines is tested by an official medicines control laboratory (OMCL). OMCL testing is independent of and in addition to the manufacturer’s testing. These procedures ensure that the MMR vaccines available in the UK are safe and efficacious and that the manufacturers/Marketing Authorisation holders are held accountable for their products.</p><p>A European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) for M-M-RVaxPro is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/scientific-discussion/m-m-rvaxpro-epar-scientific-discussion_en.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/scientific-discussion/m-m-rvaxpro-epar-scientific-discussion_en.pdf</a></p><p>Priorix was approved before public assessment reports were a requirement. The EPAR for M-M-RVaxPro contains a general summary of the manufacturing information that was provided during the assessment process; however, the specific details of the manufacturing process are confidential.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T16:38:57.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:38:57.347Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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1522
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1130155
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star 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 European Parliament: Elections 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities on EU citizens that were prevented from voting in the 2019 European Parliament elections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 260725 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>My officials and I meet regularly with representatives of local authorities and electoral administrators to discuss a wide range of electoral issues.</p><p>In line with their statutory duty, the Electoral Commission will be publishing a report into the administration of the polls later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T16:32:22.28Z
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4451
star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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4671
unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1131068
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Home Office Response to the Mandating of DNA Evidence for Immigration Purposes Independent Review 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 the Home Department, whether he plans to publish on his Department's website (a) the Darra Singh review of the Home Office response to the mandating of DNA for immigration purposes and (b) his Department's response to that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 262455 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Darra Singh Review and the Home Office Response to his review are published on: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications%20" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-dna-evidence-in-immigration-applications </a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T11:36:56.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T11:36:56.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this