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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Policy more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements, if any, there are to take people's lived experience into account when developing policy. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/776403/Policy_Profession_Standards_JAN19.pdf" target="_blank">Civil Service Professional Development Framework for Policy Professionals</a> describes the skills and knowledge required by policy professionals in bringing together the evidence base to advise decision makers.</p><p>There are three broad themes: 'Analysis and the Use of Evidence', “Politics and Democracy” and “Policy Delivery”. Section 3.5 (Page 18) highlights the importance of ‘User Centred Design’ in policy, “developing policy with the impact of end users at the forefront of thinking.”</p><p>We continue to build the capability of the policy professionals advising decision makers across government – through teams such as Policy Lab, who support many projects across government on user centred design in policy development.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:01:50.053Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:01:50.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1167258
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading General Elections: Subversion more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken since the 2017 General Election to prevent (1) Russian, (2) Chinese, and (3) United States, interference in future UK general elections. more like this
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Lord Rooker more like this
star this property uin HL526 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the integrity of our electoral processes extremely seriously and we are working across Government to strengthen our electoral system and defend it from interference. There is no evidence of successful foreign interventions in our elections.</p><p>In July 2019, the Cabinet Office announced the creation of the Defending Democracy programme, which has been set up to pull together existing work and expertise in this area from right across Government.</p><p>The Defending Democracy programme has been set up by the Government in order to protect and secure UK democratic processes, systems and institutions from interference including from cyber, personnel and physical threats; to strengthen the integrity of UK elections; to encourage respect for open, fair and safe democratic participation; and to promote fact-based and open discourse, including online.</p><p>The Cabinet Office has announced a range of measures to better safeguard UK elections by cracking down on intimidation, interference and disinformation. This includes commitments to launch a consultation on electoral integrity and implement a digital imprints regime for online election material.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:06:11.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:06:11.743Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rooker more like this
1167229
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Thomas Cook's liquidation on (1) airline food suppliers, and (2) aircraft parts manufacturers. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL497 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has convened a special cross-government taskforce alongside local stakeholders to support employees, local stakeholders and supply chains. The taskforce is considering existing support schemes available and will also monitor local business impacts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T14:36:19.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:36:19.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
1167230
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to protect Thomas Cook's suppliers from the financial impact of that company's collapse. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL498 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has convened a special cross-government taskforce alongside local stakeholders to support employees, local stakeholders and supply chains. The taskforce is considering existing support schemes available and will also monitor local business impacts.</p><p> </p><p>Local partners are able to advise on support available to suppliers affected by Thomas Cook going insolvent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T14:36:54.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:36:54.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4197
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
1167231
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Thomas Cook: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Thomas Cook's liquidation on the landlords of Thomas Cook's high street shops. more like this
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Baroness Doocey more like this
star this property uin HL499 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the announcement that Hays Travel Limited has acquired Thomas Cook’s entire UK retail estate of 555 outlets. It is a matter for Hays Travel Limited to negotiate contractual arrangements with landlords for the ongoing occupation of the sites.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T14:37:25.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:37:25.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4197
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Doocey more like this
1167260
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign Companies: Ownership more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the public register of beneficial owners of overseas entities will be available for public inspection in the UK. more like this
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Lord Rooker more like this
star this property uin HL528 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The draft Registration of Overseas Entities bill was published on 23 July 2018. The Joint Committee for the draft bill carried out pre-legislative scrutiny earlier this year, with the Government publishing its response to the Committee’s report and recommendations on 18 July 2019. In the response, the Government accepted a number of the Committee’s recommendations and has been considering other recommendations to ensure that the legislation is as effective as possible in tackling the use of UK property for the purpose of money laundering.</p><p> </p><p>It is essential that the new requirements are workable, proportionate and that the register strikes the right balance between improving transparency and minimising burdens on legitimate commercial activity. The Government intends to introduce the bill when parliamentary time allows.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T14:38:45.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:38:45.887Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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302
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rooker more like this
1167245
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Finance more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of the £500 million for broadband extension, announced on 28 October, that will be required by each of the nations of the UK; and what contribution could still be required by local authorities. more like this
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The Duke of Montrose more like this
star this property uin HL513 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The announcement on 28 October 2019 was the Ministerial Statement to Parliament in respect of the Government’s in-principle support for a Shared Rural Network (SRN) Programme, announced on 25th October 2019. The SRN is a proposal from the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to collectively increase 4G mobile coverage throughout the United Kingdom to 95% by 2025, underpinned by a legally binding coverage commitment from each operator to have reached more than 92% by 2026. The Government’s in-principle support remains subject to detailed negotiations with the MNOs, but our ambition is to reach a final agreement on the SRN early next year.</p><p>Crucially, the benefits will be felt across all four nations with the SRN extending coverage from each operator to a minimum of 85% in Scotland, 86% in Wales and 91% in Northern Ireland and 91% in England by 2026, although we expect the actual outcomes to be higher</p><p> </p><p>Industry is contributing £530 million to address partial not-spots (areas where there is currently only coverage from at least one but not all four MNOs). In addition, subject to reaching a final agreement, the Government will invest £500 million to provide new digital infrastructure in total not-spot areas (areas of market failure where no operators are present today). This £500 million will be funded from central Government, for the purposes set out in the business case for the Shared Rural Network. As this funding is state aid, it will require the approval of the European Commission or, depending on the circumstances of EU exit, the Competition and Markets Authority. <br></p><p>The £500 million funding from Government does not assume any contributions from the devolved administrations or from local authorities. However, support from both the devolved administration and local authorities will be crucial to the success of the programme - particularly in relation to planning approvals for new sites or site upgrades. Officials in central Government have had detailed conversations about the SRN proposal with their devolved counterparts, and will continue to engage with them regularly over the coming months.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has a vibrant telecoms industry, and we are keen that this programme reflects that. The programme will be delivered jointly by all four MNOs however, it is expected that organisations across the industry will have the opportunity to get involved in the delivery of the programme, as grant beneficiaries, by competing to build the required infrastructure, in an open, fair and transparent way. Beneficiaries will be required to report on their funding in line with the usual process for publishing their own accounts. Further details will be made available as the programme progresses.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL514 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:58:06.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:58:06.357Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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1922
unstar this property label Biography information for The Duke of Montrose more like this
1167246
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the £500 million for broadband extension, announced on 28 October, will be ringfenced; and whether beneficiaries of the funding will be required to publicise the source of that funding. more like this
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The Duke of Montrose 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The announcement on 28 October 2019 was the Ministerial Statement to Parliament in respect of the Government’s in-principle support for a Shared Rural Network (SRN) Programme, announced on 25th October 2019. The SRN is a proposal from the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to collectively increase 4G mobile coverage throughout the United Kingdom to 95% by 2025, underpinned by a legally binding coverage commitment from each operator to have reached more than 92% by 2026. The Government’s in-principle support remains subject to detailed negotiations with the MNOs, but our ambition is to reach a final agreement on the SRN early next year.</p><p>Crucially, the benefits will be felt across all four nations with the SRN extending coverage from each operator to a minimum of 85% in Scotland, 86% in Wales and 91% in Northern Ireland and 91% in England by 2026, although we expect the actual outcomes to be higher</p><p> </p><p>Industry is contributing £530 million to address partial not-spots (areas where there is currently only coverage from at least one but not all four MNOs). In addition, subject to reaching a final agreement, the Government will invest £500 million to provide new digital infrastructure in total not-spot areas (areas of market failure where no operators are present today). This £500 million will be funded from central Government, for the purposes set out in the business case for the Shared Rural Network. As this funding is state aid, it will require the approval of the European Commission or, depending on the circumstances of EU exit, the Competition and Markets Authority. <br></p><p>The £500 million funding from Government does not assume any contributions from the devolved administrations or from local authorities. However, support from both the devolved administration and local authorities will be crucial to the success of the programme - particularly in relation to planning approvals for new sites or site upgrades. Officials in central Government have had detailed conversations about the SRN proposal with their devolved counterparts, and will continue to engage with them regularly over the coming months.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has a vibrant telecoms industry, and we are keen that this programme reflects that. The programme will be delivered jointly by all four MNOs however, it is expected that organisations across the industry will have the opportunity to get involved in the delivery of the programme, as grant beneficiaries, by competing to build the required infrastructure, in an open, fair and transparent way. Beneficiaries will be required to report on their funding in line with the usual process for publishing their own accounts. Further details will be made available as the programme progresses.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL513 more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:58:06.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:58:06.407Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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1922
unstar this property label Biography information for The Duke of Montrose more like this
1167268
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading 5G more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of 5G airwaves on (1) satellite communication, and (2) the European Space Agency's Copernicus Project. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to create a policy and regulatory environment which will ensure the most efficient use of radio spectrum (or airwaves), including setting the right conditions for the development and deployment of 5G networks while protecting important satellite services and applications.</p><p> </p><p>Government departments and agencies have been actively involved in the work of international telecoms groups, ITU (International Telecommunications Union) and CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations), to study the necessary technical conditions for 5G, to ensure that they meet internationally agreed protection criteria for satellite communication and scientific satellites, including Copernicus.</p><p> </p><p>These technical conditions must balance the needs of the 5G industry and the science community. Such conditions have already been agreed within Europe. The UK has proposed, via European coordination (i.e. the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations, a pan-European body including 48 countries), that these technical conditions should be adopted at global level at WRC-19 (World Radiocommunication Conference), which meets until 22nd November.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T15:25:34.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T15:25:34.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1167218
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 Universities more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision universities are required to make for students who need to repeat a year or pause their studies due to (1) ill health, (2) having caring responsibilities, and (3) a pregnancy; and to what extent the Department for Education expects universities to make equal provision for such students in cases where the university concerned decided to close down a department part of the way through the degree course for any student concerned. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Students (OfS) is responsible for safeguarding standards within the sector. It ensures that the Department for Education works collaboratively with the sector to make sure that it acts in the best interests of students. The regulatory framework is designed to ensure that higher education providers are: providing value for money for students; are taking action to improve access and participation; and they have student protection plans in place in case of any market failure.</p><p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education’s guidance to the OfS sets out that student interests should be central to the mission of the OfS and that the OfS should promote a positive higher education experience.</p><p>In relation to the student experience, the government has asked the OfS to promote providers’ active engagement with the welfare and wellbeing of students and in particular encourages measures to support student mental health.</p><p>Undergraduate students who are required to repeat a year of study on their course due to compelling personal reasons (e.g. illness, ill health or pregnancy) can apply for an additional year of tuition fee loan and living costs support from Student Finance England for their repeat year of study.</p><p>Undergraduate students who suspend their studies due to illness, caring responsibilities or pregnancy can apply to Student Finance England to continue paying their living costs support during their period of absence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T14:42:41.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:42:41.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this