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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
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star this property question text The Senior Deputy Speaker how much financial support ("Cranborne money") has been allocated to each political party for the 2017–18 financial year. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL545 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>For the 2017-18 financial year, the maximum amount available for financial assistance to opposition parties and the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers (“Cranborne money”) is as follows:</p><p>(1) £605,318 to the Labour Party,</p><p>(2) £302,229 to the Liberal Democrats, and</p><p>(3) £91,929 to the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-13T10:42:17.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
748501
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what progress has been made on increasing the number of prosecutions for disability hate crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 3240 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has taken a number of steps to improve its prosecution of all strands of hate crime. Specifically they have delivered mandatory face to face disability hate crime training for all prosecutors to deal more effectively with disability hate crime cases.</p><p>As a result, the CPS is prosecuting, and convicting, more defendants of disability hate crime than ever before. In 2015-16, the CPS completed 941 disability hate crime prosecutions, an increase of 275 on the previous year.</p><p>The proportion of successfully completed prosecutions with an announced and recorded sentence uplift increased to 11.9% from 5.4% the previous year.</p><p>The CPS will shortly be publishing a public policy statement on disability hate crime and a Support Guide for victims and witnesses with disabilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T11:09:58.33Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T11:09:58.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
748452
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: China more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Chinese steel has been imported into the UK in the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
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Stephen Kinnock more like this
star this property uin 3001 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Imports from China have reduced by over 200,000 tonnes between 2014 and 2016, with 41 trade defence cases for steel currently in place.</p><p> </p><p>Data on 32 steel products published by the International Steel Statistics Bureau up until the last full month collected (April 2017) is set out in the table attached.</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 2017-07-12T07:20:13.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T07:20:13.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property file name 3001 attachment.pdf more like this
star this property title UK steel imports from China more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
748729
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Prices more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the closure of the Rough gas storage facility on domestic gas prices; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 3043 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Centrica Storage Ltd’s decision to close the Rough gas storage facility is a commercial decision based on the age of the asset and the costs of repair. As such, we do not have the information to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the effect on wholesale gas prices of maintaining the gas storage facility at Rough. However, Rough was unavailable in the market last winter, and we believe this was largely expected by market participants so we don’t expect any significant effect on prices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T16:49:53.753Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T16:49:53.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
748471
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Storage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the supply of energy of Centrica's decision to close its Rough field storage facility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Falkirk more like this
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John McNally more like this
star this property uin 3092 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 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Centrica Storage Ltd’s decision to close the Rough gas storage facility is a commercial decision based on the age of the asset and the costs of repair.</p><p> </p><p>We have recently undertaken a full strategic assessment of our long-term gas security, including scenarios without Rough. We will publish this in due course. The UK continues to be benefit from a range of flexible sources of natural gas, including: production from the North Sea; six international gas pipelines with Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands; three Liquefied Natural Gas terminals that can bring gas from anywhere in the world; and a number of modern, responsive gas storage facilities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T14:38:37.6Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T14:38:37.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John McNally more like this
748728
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of whether the smart meter roll-out is proceeding according to timetable; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 3134 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that every home and small business in the country is offered a smart meter the end of 2020. The Programme is making good progress and consumers are already benefiting from smart meters. There are now almost 7 million meters operating across homes and business in Great Britain: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-release-and-data-smart-meters-great-britain-quarter-1-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-release-and-data-smart-meters-great-britain-quarter-1-2017</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T16:16:32.643Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T16:16:32.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
748717
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what contingency plans the Government has in place to offset the decline in investment in the automotive sector since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 3050 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department works closely with the UK automotive industry, including through the Automotive Council, to understand the issues and opportunities the sector faces. The Government will continue its longstanding programme of support for the sector’s competitiveness. The UK has been very successful in attracting inward investment from automotive companies. Companies such as Nissan and Toyota have continued to re-invest, thanks to our highly-skilled workforce, strong partnership between government and industry, and long-term investment in new technology and innovation.</p><p>We are determined to ensure that the UK continues to be one of the most competitive locations in the world for automotive and advanced manufacturing. This includes seeking a tariff and barrier-free comprehensive free trade deal in goods and services with the EU for a new, mutually beneficial customs agreement that allows cross-border trade to be as frictionless as possible.</p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 3051 more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T09:41:42.41Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T09:41:42.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
748514
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Self-employed more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the financial support available to people who are self-employed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government supports self-employed people and everyone else who wants to start and grow their own business. The GOV.UK website and the Business Support Helpline provide information on starting and running a business. Start Up Loans offer start up finance and business advice and Growth hubs also provide access to local and national support. There are 4.8 million people who are self-employed.</p><p>BEIS Ministers meet regularly with their counterparts across Government to discuss a range of policy issues of mutual interest.</p> more like this
star 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 3181 more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T16:48:52.92Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T16:48:52.92Z
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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 Bill Esterson more like this
748516
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Broadband more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the quality of broadband available for use by businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Business broadband connectivity lies at the heart of the Government’s national infrastructure priorities, set out in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper earlier this year, and Ministers and officials in the Department are in regular contact with their counterparts in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ensure business connectivity needs are addressed.</p> more like this
star 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 2017-07-10T15:39:41.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T15:39:41.793Z
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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 Bill Esterson more like this
748518
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Public Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effect on businesses of the accessibility of local bus and rail infrastructure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sefton Central more like this
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Bill Esterson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of good local bus and rail infrastructure to businesses. For this reason, I am working with the Secretary of State for Transport to ensure that upgrading infrastructure is one of the key pillars of the Government’s emerging Industrial Strategy.</p><p>In addition to our work on the emerging Industrial Strategy, the Government continues both to invest in transport infrastructure and to provide new powers to local areas, to ensure local transport services meets the needs of businesses and the wider community. As such we are investing £46bn to operate and enhance the railway between 2014-19 and a further £900m, through the Local Growth Fund, towards schemes that improve rail and bus infrastructure. We have also given local communities new ways to improve local transport for the benefit of businesses. For example, the Bus Services Act gives new powers to local authorities and bus operators to work with local businesses to provide the services they need.</p>
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 2017-07-11T15:23:38.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:23:38.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Esterson more like this