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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) representatives or organisations offering free debt advice, (b) representatives of fee charging debt management organisations, (c) creditors and (d) the Insolvency Service on the potential effect of his Department's withdrawal from the Debt Management Plan Protocol guidance group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 197276 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving standards in the debt management industry to deliver a better deal for consumers and greater transparency for creditors. The Debt Management Plan Protocol played a crucial role in meeting this objective, working in complement with the OFT regulatory framework, and paved the way for more robust regulation of the sector by the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April, responsibility for regulating debt management firms, along with all other consumer credit firms, transferred from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).</p><p> </p><p>Consumers will be better protected under the new regime - the FCA will:</p><p>· police the gateway to the market more thoroughly;</p><p>· proactively identify risks to consumers;</p><p>· focus its supervisory resources on areas most likely to cause consumer harm;</p><p>· approve individuals in influential roles in firms;</p><p>· operate a flexible and responsive regime;</p><p>· use its wide enforcement toolkit;</p><p>· and ensure consumers have access to redress.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA will thoroughly assess every debt management firm's fitness to trade as part of the authorisation process – debt management firms will be amongst the first to require authorisation.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has also introduced new requirements for debt management firms, including:</p><p>· Prudential requirements: Debt management firms often hold consumers' money - the FCA is requiring large debt management firms to hold capital to ensure that consumers don't risk losing their money if things go wrong.</p><p>· Guidance added that debt management firms should not allocate more than half the money received from customers in debt management plans to meeting their fees and charges.</p><p> </p><p>With the new FCA regulatory regime in place which will greatly improve consumer protection in the debt management market, the Government decided following discussions with a range of stakeholders that it was the right time to step away from an active role in the Protocol.</p><p> </p><p>The Government hopes that the stakeholders involved in the Protocol will continue to work together to help the FCA monitor the market and drive best practice in the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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197277 more like this
197278 more like this
197279 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4011
unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
49209
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason his Department will no longer participate in the Debt Management Plan Protocol guidance group; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 197277 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 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving standards in the debt management industry to deliver a better deal for consumers and greater transparency for creditors. The Debt Management Plan Protocol played a crucial role in meeting this objective, working in complement with the OFT regulatory framework, and paved the way for more robust regulation of the sector by the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April, responsibility for regulating debt management firms, along with all other consumer credit firms, transferred from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).</p><p> </p><p>Consumers will be better protected under the new regime - the FCA will:</p><p>· police the gateway to the market more thoroughly;</p><p>· proactively identify risks to consumers;</p><p>· focus its supervisory resources on areas most likely to cause consumer harm;</p><p>· approve individuals in influential roles in firms;</p><p>· operate a flexible and responsive regime;</p><p>· use its wide enforcement toolkit;</p><p>· and ensure consumers have access to redress.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA will thoroughly assess every debt management firm's fitness to trade as part of the authorisation process – debt management firms will be amongst the first to require authorisation.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has also introduced new requirements for debt management firms, including:</p><p>· Prudential requirements: Debt management firms often hold consumers' money - the FCA is requiring large debt management firms to hold capital to ensure that consumers don't risk losing their money if things go wrong.</p><p>· Guidance added that debt management firms should not allocate more than half the money received from customers in debt management plans to meeting their fees and charges.</p><p> </p><p>With the new FCA regulatory regime in place which will greatly improve consumer protection in the debt management market, the Government decided following discussions with a range of stakeholders that it was the right time to step away from an active role in the Protocol.</p><p> </p><p>The Government hopes that the stakeholders involved in the Protocol will continue to work together to help the FCA monitor the market and drive best practice in the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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197276 more like this
197278 more like this
197279 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4011
unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
49210
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the future implementation of the Debt Management Plan Protocol. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 197278 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 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving standards in the debt management industry to deliver a better deal for consumers and greater transparency for creditors. The Debt Management Plan Protocol played a crucial role in meeting this objective, working in complement with the OFT regulatory framework, and paved the way for more robust regulation of the sector by the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April, responsibility for regulating debt management firms, along with all other consumer credit firms, transferred from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).</p><p> </p><p>Consumers will be better protected under the new regime - the FCA will:</p><p>· police the gateway to the market more thoroughly;</p><p>· proactively identify risks to consumers;</p><p>· focus its supervisory resources on areas most likely to cause consumer harm;</p><p>· approve individuals in influential roles in firms;</p><p>· operate a flexible and responsive regime;</p><p>· use its wide enforcement toolkit;</p><p>· and ensure consumers have access to redress.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA will thoroughly assess every debt management firm's fitness to trade as part of the authorisation process – debt management firms will be amongst the first to require authorisation.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has also introduced new requirements for debt management firms, including:</p><p>· Prudential requirements: Debt management firms often hold consumers' money - the FCA is requiring large debt management firms to hold capital to ensure that consumers don't risk losing their money if things go wrong.</p><p>· Guidance added that debt management firms should not allocate more than half the money received from customers in debt management plans to meeting their fees and charges.</p><p> </p><p>With the new FCA regulatory regime in place which will greatly improve consumer protection in the debt management market, the Government decided following discussions with a range of stakeholders that it was the right time to step away from an active role in the Protocol.</p><p> </p><p>The Government hopes that the stakeholders involved in the Protocol will continue to work together to help the FCA monitor the market and drive best practice in the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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197276 more like this
197277 more like this
197279 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4011
unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
49211
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's withdrawal from the Debt Management Plan Protocol guidance group on the development of future non-statutory debt solutions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 197279 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 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving standards in the debt management industry to deliver a better deal for consumers and greater transparency for creditors. The Debt Management Plan Protocol played a crucial role in meeting this objective, working in complement with the OFT regulatory framework, and paved the way for more robust regulation of the sector by the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April, responsibility for regulating debt management firms, along with all other consumer credit firms, transferred from the Office of Fair Trading to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).</p><p> </p><p>Consumers will be better protected under the new regime - the FCA will:</p><p>· police the gateway to the market more thoroughly;</p><p>· proactively identify risks to consumers;</p><p>· focus its supervisory resources on areas most likely to cause consumer harm;</p><p>· approve individuals in influential roles in firms;</p><p>· operate a flexible and responsive regime;</p><p>· use its wide enforcement toolkit;</p><p>· and ensure consumers have access to redress.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA will thoroughly assess every debt management firm's fitness to trade as part of the authorisation process – debt management firms will be amongst the first to require authorisation.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has also introduced new requirements for debt management firms, including:</p><p>· Prudential requirements: Debt management firms often hold consumers' money - the FCA is requiring large debt management firms to hold capital to ensure that consumers don't risk losing their money if things go wrong.</p><p>· Guidance added that debt management firms should not allocate more than half the money received from customers in debt management plans to meeting their fees and charges.</p><p> </p><p>With the new FCA regulatory regime in place which will greatly improve consumer protection in the debt management market, the Government decided following discussions with a range of stakeholders that it was the right time to step away from an active role in the Protocol.</p><p> </p><p>The Government hopes that the stakeholders involved in the Protocol will continue to work together to help the FCA monitor the market and drive best practice in the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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197276 more like this
197277 more like this
197278 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4117
star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4011
unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
49175
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy that a war widow's pension is provided for life to those awarded such a pension between 31 March 1973 and 5 April 2005. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Derby North more like this
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Chris Williamson more like this
star this property uin 197342 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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3976
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Williamson more like this
49176
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential contribution of sustainable lighting systems to development in Africa; and if her Department will collaborate with Solar Aid to provide such systems to communities in Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 197345 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 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative estimated that in 2010 only 32% of people in sub-Saharan Africa had access to electricity. There is high potential for household scale systems using sustainable and renewable energy such as solar power to increase access to electricity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID will match funding for Solar Aid's SunnyMoney appeal in the Guardian Newspaper. This will fund the distribution of portable solar lights through Solar Aid's social enterprise ‘SunnyMoney Way,' in Zambia, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda. Through this project, Solar Aid expect to distribute some 76,400 solar lights benefiting over 400,000 people.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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545
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
49177
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will provide support to the Bright Green Energy Group for distributing solar energy systems to rural communities in Bangladesh. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 197344 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID recognises the important role that the private sector plays in developing and delivering products to increase access to energy in poor countries. DFID make funding available to energy in Africa. This includes the Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Change (REACT) window of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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545
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
49299
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward proposals to enable small businesses to claim a rates reduction to help them retain staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 197429 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 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>As announced at the Autumn Statement, the Government has introduced in England a £1 billion package of business rates support for 2014-15. That includes the continued doubling of Small Business Rate Relief for a further year which we estimate will support 540,000 businesses. The Localism Act has also made it easier for small firms to claim the rate relief to which they are entitled. This support builds on the £11 billion a year of tax cuts this government has announced to corporation tax, employer National Insurance Contributions and fuel duty.</p><p>Business rates in Northern Ireland is a matter for the Northern Ireland Assembly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
49347
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time is between a defendant being charged and the first day of proceedings in court in cases of (a) domestic violence, (b) sexual abuse and (c) rape. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 197386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to modernising courts and using technology to improve efficiency.</p><p> </p><p>The average (median) number of days taken from charge to first listing in court for completed criminal cases (domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape) in England and Wales, annually 2010 - 2013, can be found in Table 1.</p><p> </p><p>The way in which offence level data is collected and reported means that some offences are not separately identifiable from others. The information presented in table 1 relates only to those offences which can be separately identified from others and relates specifically to the legislation listed under a given category. Statistics on domestic violence have not been provided due to the reason outlined above and therefore excluded from table 1.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ashford more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Green more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property file name 197386 - Jarvis - TABLE for Draft for Minitser.XLS more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
49365
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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 house id 1 more like this
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25259
star 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, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2014, Official Report, column 37W, on rural areas: broadband, what the latest figures are for how much funding is for projects (a) granted, (b) under pre-contract approval and (c) still under consideration for funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Huw Irranca-Davies more like this
star this property uin 197295 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-07more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The current breakdown of funding to date that has arisen from the Rural Community Broadband Fund is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>a) Projects granted (contracted and in delivery) total: £0.459 million;</p><p> </p><p>b) Projects with pre-contract approval total: £0.634 million; and</p><p> </p><p>c) Projects under consideration total: £14.0 million.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Until contracted, all costs are estimated and subject to revision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-07T12:00:00.00Z
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1504
star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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8812
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property answering member 3934
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unstar this property label Biography information for Huw Irranca-Davies more like this