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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the benefits and disbenefits of HM Revenue and Customs launching pro-active investigations into the home care sector and the non-payment of the national minimum wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211863 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, by collating and analysing data received from various sources, HMRC ensure targeted enforcement through robust risk assessment processes to identify employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the targeted enforcement activity undertaken, HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies, such as the UK Home Care Association, and payroll software service providers to improve understanding and awareness of National Minimum Wage compliance issues and assist in the development of compliance toolkits to enable those organisations to promote and facilitate voluntary compliance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211864 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:30:25.0066879Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:30:25.0066879Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
100855
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue and Customs plans to launch any further pro-active investigations into non-compliance with the national minimum wage in the social care sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211864 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, by collating and analysing data received from various sources, HMRC ensure targeted enforcement through robust risk assessment processes to identify employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying National Minimum Wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the targeted enforcement activity undertaken, HMRC have collaborated with care sector representative bodies, such as the UK Home Care Association, and payroll software service providers to improve understanding and awareness of National Minimum Wage compliance issues and assist in the development of compliance toolkits to enable those organisations to promote and facilitate voluntary compliance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211863 more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:30:24.887007Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:30:24.887007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints received by HM Revenue and Customs regarding non-payment of the national minimum wage by domiciliary care providers in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 led to formal investigations being carried out. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 220466 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 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline (PWRH) on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC review every complaint referred to them by the PWRH and, in addition, collate and analyse data from various sources to identify employers more likely not to be paying National Minimum Wage and undertake targeted enforcement against those employers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, some complaints may not lead to the commencement of an investigation. This might be due to incomplete information being provided, or the worker subsequently wishing to withdraw their complaint. Similarly, multiple complaints about the same employer would only be recorded under one investigation. Therefore HMRC do not record statistics by complaints received, but by investigations completed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I therefore refer my honourable friend to the answer provided to him on 17 October 2014; UIN 209191.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 220435 more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:49:24.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:49:24.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints were received by HM Revenue and Customs regarding non-payment of the national minimum wage by domiciliary care providers in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 220435 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 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of National Minimum Wage very seriously. Any worker who believes that they are being paid below the minimum wage should make a complaint to the Pay &amp; Work Rights Helpline (PWRH) on 0800 917 2368.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HMRC review every complaint referred to them by the PWRH and, in addition, collate and analyse data from various sources to identify employers more likely not to be paying National Minimum Wage and undertake targeted enforcement against those employers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, some complaints may not lead to the commencement of an investigation. This might be due to incomplete information being provided, or the worker subsequently wishing to withdraw their complaint. Similarly, multiple complaints about the same employer would only be recorded under one investigation. Therefore HMRC do not record statistics by complaints received, but by investigations completed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>I therefore refer my honourable friend to the answer provided to him on 17 October 2014; UIN 209191.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 220466 more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T17:49:24.75Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T17:49:24.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Taxation more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on using the tax system to incentivise (a) job sharing, (b) maintenance backlog work, (c) drilling work and (d) skills training in the offshore oil and gas industry during the current period of low oil prices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 221932 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 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The government is committed to this important industrial sector and to maximise the economic benefits of our oil and gas resources in accordance with Sir Ian Woods recommendations in his final report on maximising recovery on the UK Continental Shelf.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>With between 11 and 21 billion barrels of oil equivalent still to be exploited, the UK Continental Shelf can continue to provide considerable economic benefits to the UK through increased energy security and further development of the UK’s strong and export-focussed supply chain, as well as the jobs which the industry both provides and supports.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We understand the challenges currently facing the UK oil and gas industry following the steep fall in oil prices and are following developments in the North Sea closely.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have been proactive in our response to the weakening oil price. In December, the government announced an ambitious programme of reform across the oil and gas tax regime, including the introduction of a new single investment allowance to support investment on the UKCS and an immediate cut to the rate of the Supplementary Charge, which is already in effect.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Investment Allowance was identified by the industry as their number one priority and would incentivise drilling work, a formal consultation on this measure is underway.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Although these fiscal measures will encourage activity and protect jobs, our response has not been limited to the use of the tax system. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, the Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, has tasked Andy Samuel, the CEO of the newly formed OGA, to lead an urgent commission, working with industry to identify what further measures might be taken by the government and industry. The report outlining the conclusions of this work shall be presented by the end of February.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Additionally, the BIS led joint oil and gas Industrial Strategy outlines key considerations regarding training and maintaining talent within the industry, to sustain and promote growth within the supply chain.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T14:00:03.763Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T14:00:03.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Taxation more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2015 to Question 221932, what estimate he has made of the number of redundancies in the offshore drilling sector since the introduction of the Investment Allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 224045 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The government understands the challenges currently facing the UK oil and gas industry and is following developments in the North Sea closely.</p><p> </p><p>The Investment Allowance rewards companies investing in the long-term future of the basin – at all stages of the investment life cycle – and we would expect it to significantly reduce the effective tax rate for companies investing in the UK Continental Shelf.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Work on the design of the new Investment Allowance has been progressing rapidly since December - the government published a consultation document on its proposals on 22 January.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The government recognises the importance of the industry to local economies and as an employer. The report published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, in partnership with Oil and Gas UK and OPITO (the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation) in December, “Fuelling the next generation: A study of the UK upstream oil and gas workforce” highlighted both the sector’s current contribution to employment and its future potential. The government will continue to work closely with industry through the Oil and Gas Industry Council and with the newly-formed Scottish Energy Jobs Taskforce to support jobs in the sector, develop the industry’s skills base and make sure this potential is realised.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-02-25T16:59:44.063Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T16:59:44.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 221932, when the Joint Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy was published; what discussions he has had regarding the Strategy with his ministerial colleagues in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills since the fall in international oil prices; and what updates his Department has proposed to the Strategy since July 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 224043 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Actions on fiscal matters fall under the responsibility of HM Treasury (as stated in the industrial strategy) and these actions are taken forward in collaboration with the Oil and Gas Fiscal Forum. The Forum is separate from the Oil and Gas Industry Council, who have responsibility for the Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy, in partnership with BIS.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy is kept under review by the Oil and Gas Industry Council. The Council met in November 2014 and is due to meet next in March 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-02-25T16:59:28.847Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T16:59:28.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Taxation more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 221932, what estimate he has made of the effect of the reduction in the rate of Supplementary Charge on levels of (a) employment, (b) exploration activity, (c) infrastructure maintenance and (d) decommissioning in the offshore oil and gas industry to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 224042 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 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The government recognises the importance of the UK oil and gas industry and its contribution to energy security and the UK economy. We are committed to the future of the industry and creating the right conditions to maximise economic recovery.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Statement, the government published a radical plan for the future of the oil and gas fiscal regime and set out a package of measures, including the reduction in the rate of the Supplementary Charge, to tackle the fiscal challenges and ensure the UKCS continues to attract investment, simplify the current system, and remove barriers at all stages of the production life cycle. The package is expected to drive around £7bn of additional investment and 350m barrels of oil equivalent production.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-02-25T16:59:13.963Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T16:59:13.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 221932, whether it is his policy that licensed drilling contractors operating in the UK Continental Shelf are eligible for the investment allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 224574 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The proposed investment allowance will enable operators subject to the North Sea Supplementary Charge to tax to reduce the proportion of their profits subject to that charge. Drilling contractors operating in the North Sea do not generally fall within the North Sea ringfence tax regime and hence are already exempt from the Supplementary Charge.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-02-26T16:47:52.29Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T16:47:52.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings Ministers and officials in his Department had with alcohol companies and their representative organisations on alcohol duty between 1 November 2014 and 18 March 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North remove filter
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 228429 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The Treasury Ministers and officials discuss a variety of issues with a range of industry stakeholders throughout the year, including between the dates outlined in the question.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T17:01:53.38Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T17:01:53.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this