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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health Funerals 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of pauper's funerals in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to support families on low incomes with the costs of funerals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 216270 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>My department does not collect data on the number of Local Authority funerals.</p><p> </p><p>The Social Fund Funeral Payment scheme continues to provide help towards a simple, respectful, low-cost funeral and in 2013/14, over 33,000 awards were made worth £44.7 million, with an average award of £1,347.</p><p> </p><p>Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to those on income related benefits to cover costs relating to funeral expenses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:44:12.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
star this property tabling member
478
unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
155537
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 hansard heading Prisons: Wales more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will ensure that as much of the construction and fitting-out work as possible at the new North Wales prison is carried out by locally-based contractors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clwyd West more like this
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Mr David Jones more like this
star this property uin 214292 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Lend Lease has committed to spending £30 million with local businesses and that at least 50% of the entire workforce will be recruited from within a 50 mile radius, with a target of 70%. Under the contractual arrangements in place, Lend Lease are required to report to the MoJ how much of the contract is being spent with companies within a 25 and 50 mile radius of the prison site.</p><p> </p><p>A number of supplier engagement events have been held where local businesses were able to meet constructors. Opportunities have been advertised on Business Wales and Sell2Wales using a dedicated North Wales project page.</p><p> </p><p>The North Wales Prison Employment, Skills and Engagement Committee is being created to focus on enabling the delivery of apprenticeships, training and local employment and work placement days. A Learning and Development Academy for supply chain, SME’s and local businesses and local people is also being set up to improve skills and secure tenders.</p><p> </p><p>To date over £1.1m has been spent with local businesses as part of the early works at the prison site.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:59:08.747Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:59:08.747Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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1502
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Jones more like this
155546
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 hansard heading Open Prisons 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 the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving what sentence length are being held in open prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214197 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The below table provides the number of prisoners serving sentences currently and residing in open prisons, by sentence length.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="8"><p><strong>Prisoners serving an immediate custodial sentence in open prisons, 30 September 2014, England and Wales</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sentence length</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>30-Sep-14</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Less than or equal to 6 months</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>More than 6 months to less than 12 months</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12 months to less than 4 years</p></td><td><p>820</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 years or more (excluding indeterminate)</p></td><td><p>2,167</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Indeterminate sentences</p></td><td><p>1,038</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Recall</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>All sentenced prisoners</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>4,147</strong></p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4" rowspan="2"><p>The figures in these tables have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>This data does not include untried, convicted unsentenced, fine defaulter or non-criminal prisoners.</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>There are two means by which indeterminate sentenced prisoners (ISPs – both those serving life and indeterminate sentences for public protection (IPPs)) – are considered for transfer to open conditions. The principal means is by way of a positive recommendation from the independent Parole Board, which falls to officials either to accept or reject on behalf of the Secretary of State, under agreed delegated authority. However, ISPs may also apply to progress to open conditions without Parole Board involvement, where they can show exceptional progress in reducing their risk. Each application is determined on its merits under agreed delegated authority from the Secretary of State by officials in the Offender Management and Public Protection Group in the Ministry of Justice.</p><p> </p><p>Determinate sentenced prisoners are assessed for their suitability for open conditions by experienced prison staff with relevant input from offender managers and other professionals within the prison. The assessment will consider the extent to which the prisoner has reduced identified risks and any intelligence or other information that provides evidence of the prisoner’s trustworthiness for conditions of very low security. Determinate sentence prisoners should not generally be moved to open prison if they have more than two years to serve to their earliest release date, unless assessment of a prisoner’s individual risks and needs support earlier categorisation to open conditions. Such cases must have the reasons for their categorisation fully documented and confirmed in writing by the Governing Governor.</p><p> </p><p>All offenders located in open conditions have been rigorously risk assessed and their risks have been deemed manageable in open conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The public have understandable concerns about the failure of some prisoners to return from temporary release from open prison. Keeping the public safe is our priority and we will not allow the actions of a small minority of offenders to undermine public confidence in the prison system. The number of temporary release failures remains very low; less that one failure in every 1,000 releases and about five in every 100,000 releases involving alleged offending, but we take each and every incident seriously. The Government has already ordered immediate changes to tighten up the system as a matter of urgency. Prisoners are now no longer eligible for transfer to open conditions if they have previously absconded from open prisons; or if they have failed to return or reoffended whilst released on temporary licence, unless there are exceptional circumstances.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:35:36.047Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:35:36.047Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
star this property tabling member
1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
155535
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 hansard heading Prisoners: LGBT People 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 the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the number of prisoners declaring themselves to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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Ms Diane Abbott more like this
star this property uin 214231 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The number of prisoners in England and Wales broken down by sexual orientation as at 26 September 2014 is shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table: Headcount of prisoners by Sexual Orientation as at 26 September 2014</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Sexual Orientation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Headcount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Other</p></td><td><p>1779</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Heterosexual / Straight</p></td><td><p>63738</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not Asked/Refused to State</p></td><td><p>20117</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Grand Total</p></td><td><p>85634</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Transgender Prisoners with a Gender Recognition Certificate are recorded on administrative systems as their legal gender. In accordance with the Gender Recognition Act of 2004 and the Equality Act 2010, transgender individuals are not identified as being transgender on administrative systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:20:51.13Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:20:51.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Marriage Guidance 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps his Department has taken to support husbands and wives with relationship problems to enable families to stay together. 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 215885 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 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>This Government attaches a high priority to supporting couple relationships and committed a dedicated fund of £30 million for relationship support over the Spending Review period (2011-2015).</p><p> </p><p>We are funding a range of services through a number of expert providers to deliver relationship support provision, including preventative support targeted at couples at risk of family breakdown; activities to encourage the take-up of relationship support; and counselling for couples who may be experiencing difficulties.</p><p> </p><p>We have also introduced a Family Test which will mean that all new relevant domestic policies will need to be assessed for their impact on the family.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-02T11:49:44.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
165926
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband 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 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the UK population has taken-up super-fast broadband, excluding cable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
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Simon Hart more like this
star this property uin 215912 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>According to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2014, by the end of Q1 2014 over a quarter (26.7%) of broadband connections were superfast. A breakdown between cable and non-cable premises was not given. The same publication reported that as of June 2014 superfast broadband was available to 78% of premises.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215926 more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:21:44.59Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:21:44.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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3944
unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband 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 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the UK population has access to superfast broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire more like this
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Simon Hart more like this
star this property uin 215926 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 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>According to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2014, by the end of Q1 2014 over a quarter (26.7%) of broadband connections were superfast. A breakdown between cable and non-cable premises was not given. The same publication reported that as of June 2014 superfast broadband was available to 78% of premises.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 215912 more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:21:44.717Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:21:44.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Hart more like this
165933
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Mobile Phones: Theft 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 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will have discussions with mobile telephone companies on measures to prevent victims of mobile telephone theft having to pay excessive bills on their stolen telephones. 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 215886 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I have invited the major mobile network operators to a round table meeting in January to confirm details of the liability caps they will offer for unauthorised use of lost or stolen ‘phones.</p><p>We are tackling the problem of high bills when ‘phones are lost or stolen through the Telecommunications Consumer Action Plan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:27:51.373Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:27:51.373Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
165935
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadband: Kilmarnock 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 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of households in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency are covered by (a) mobile telephone signal and (b) broadband. 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 215863 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Mobile and broadband data is available for East Ayrshire local authority, but not at a constituency level.</p><p>According to the most recent figures from Ofcom in 2013 in East Ayrshire, 89.0% of premises could get a 2G signal from three mobile operators and 99.9% from at least one of them, and 8.2% of premises could get a 3G signal from all four mobile operators and 74.3% from at least one of them - <a href="http://d2a9983j4okwzn.cloudfront.net/downloads/ofcom-uk-mobile-coverage-data-2013.csv" target="_blank">http://d2a9983j4okwzn.cloudfront.net/downloads/ofcom-uk-mobile-coverage-data-2013.csv</a></p><p>Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2014 states that current generation broadband is available to close to 100% of UK premises and Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband is available to 78% of premises in the UK and to 64% of premises in Scotland. Ofcom reported that NGA broadband availability in East Ayrshire in spring 2013 was about 37.2% - <a href="http://d2a9983j4okwzn.cloudfront.net/downloads/ofcom-uk-broadband-speed-data-2013.csv" target="_blank">http://d2a9983j4okwzn.cloudfront.net/downloads/ofcom-uk-broadband-speed-data-2013.csv</a></p><p>Ofcom will be publishing its annual UK Infrastructure Report shortly which will include more recent data on levels of mobile and broadband coverage.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:49:01.297Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:49:01.297Z
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1580
star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
164422
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Government 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 the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps her Department is taking to ensure its services are available online; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 215668 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 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>My Department does not run services open to a broad range of the general public, only certain specialist security related schemes which would not be suited to on-line provision. However, general information is routinely provided by the Northern Ireland Office to the public via the Gov.uk website.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T10:40:06.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T10:40:06.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this