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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Zoos: Birds of Prey more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to extend Government guidance on the tethering of owls and vultures in zoos to all birds of prey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 271369 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice already set clear requirements for the tethering of all birds of prey used for demonstrations in zoos. The zoo standards require that tethered birds of prey should be flown at least four times a week unless tethered for medical treatment; that no bird of prey should be tethered permanently, and that all birds of prey should be given the opportunity to fly or move around freely during part of the year. Resting birds of prey should also be provided with sufficient aviary space. Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee is currently considering revisions to the zoo standards as a whole.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:17:23.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:17:23.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1130058
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wrasse: Cornwall 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) safeguard the Cornish Wrasse population and (b) better manage the removal of those fish to Scottish salmon farms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Cornwall more like this
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Scott Mann more like this
star this property uin 260689 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The management of the Cornish wrasse fishery is the responsibility of the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA). The Live Wrasse Fishing (Limited Permit) Byelaw 2018 safeguards the removal of wrasse by requiring vessel owners to hold an annual permit for their vessel to be used for taking, retaining or landing live wrasse. A maximum of five permits can be issued by the Cornwall IFCA in a calendar year and permit holders must comply with specific conditions to ensure proper use and maintain the sustainability of stock.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T15:56:36.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:56:36.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Scott Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading World Bee Day 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what events he attended to commemorate World Bee Day on 20 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 259009 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>World Bee Day’s objective is to raise public awareness of the role of beekeeping, bees and other pollinators in increasing food security and fighting hunger as well as providing key ecosystem services for agriculture.</p><p> </p><p>Lord Gardiner, the Minister with responsibility for policy on bee health and pollinators, attended an event on 16 May at Winfield House, hosted by the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, to mark World Bee Day. The event was also attended by many of our partners on the National Pollinator Strategy and the Healthy Bees Plan. Lord Gardiner was invited to provide a short address in which he emphasised the importance of supporting healthy wild and managed bee populations.</p><p> </p><p>Lord Gardiner also recently attended the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to support Sarah Eberle’s Gold Medal winning ‘Resilience Garden’ and its promotion of the importance of biosecurity in protecting our native species, including bees and other pollinators, from pests and disease.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, at the Suffolk Show this May, Lord Gardiner celebrated the contribution local farmers are making to create vital habitats for bees and pollinators which, in turn, benefits the region’s crop production.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the National Pollinator Strategy, Defra established and coordinates ‘Bees’ Needs Week’ alongside conservation groups, beekeepers, farmers, researchers and businesses to promote and raise awareness of the actions everyone can take for bees and other pollinators all year round. This year’s campaign runs from 8-14 July.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T10:37:28.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:37:28.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wood-burning Stoves: Air Pollution 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce pollution caused by wood-burning stoves. 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 202820 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-27more like thismore than 2018-12-27
star this property answer text <p>Domestic wood and coal burning are the single largest contributors to our harmful particulate matter (PM) emissions. These sources accounted for 38% of total PM2.5 emissions in 2015 and are forecast to account for 41% by 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The draft Clean Air Strategy, which we consulted on earlier this year, included plans to introduce legislation in England to phase out the most polluting domestic fuels. It also included plans to ensure that European Ecodesign standards for stoves will continue to be met, ensuring that only the cleanest stoves will be available to buy and install; and proposals for further powers for local Government in areas with an air pollution problem.</p><p> </p><p>The final strategy setting out our aims will be published in early 2019.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-12-27T14:39:17.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-27T14:39:17.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wood-burning Stoves 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what criteria his Department uses to classify wood-burning stoves as a smoke exempt appliance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 231514 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
star this property answer text <p>An appliance exemption shows that fuel-burning appliances, for example stoves, ovens or boilers, emit smoke below the acceptable limits.</p><p> </p><p>Applicants must be able to prove that their appliance meets the necessary requirements and has been tested using acceptable methods at an accredited test centre.</p><p> </p><p>The emission limits applicable to appliances are dependent on the size of the appliance. Further details are provided in Hetas’ guidance which can be viewed at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/761622/hetas-appliance-exemption-application-pack-181130.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/761622/hetas-appliance-exemption-application-pack-181130.pdf</a></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T11:51:26.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T11:51:26.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wood-burning Stoves 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government is reviewing the planning regulations on the installation of wood burning stove chimneys near residential properties as part of the ongoing review into domestic fuel burners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 267761 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>No. The focus is on the fuels used and guidance on how stoves should be best used.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T15:44:57.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:44:57.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wines more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support UK wine producers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 245975 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>UK wine producers are exceeding the targets they have set themselves for increasing the number of bottles produced and vineyards planted to 3,000 hectares and 10 million bottles by 2020. The Government commissioned research on how best to support the industry to continue to meet these targets in the face of climate change. Recent support from Defra for the UK wine industry also includes amending the English Protected Designation of Origin and Protected Geographical Origin Wine Schemes to ensure the unprecedented harvest did not damage producers of specialty wines.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T14:48:38.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T14:48:38.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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
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star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support global action to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 247645 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>In October 2018 the UK Government staged the largest ever international illegal wildlife trade conference in London, where we reaffirmed our commitment to and leadership in tackling this trade across the globe. The Conference Declaration was signed by 64 countries and builds on commitments made at the previous illegal wildlife trade conferences in London, Kasane and Hanoi. The UK is investing more than £36 million between 2014 and 2021 to take action to counter the trade, including work to reduce demand, strengthen enforcement, ensure effective legal frameworks and develop sustainable livelihoods. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/declaration-london-conference-on-the-illegal-wildlife-trade-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/declaration-london-conference-on-the-illegal-wildlife-trade-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>We have made progress in key areas in the six months since the London 2018 conference, including a successful workshop in Vietnam to look at ways to tackle the demand for illegally traded species and products; the establishment and first deployment of a new counter-poaching partnership programme to deliver counter-poaching training for African park rangers; and progress with the WILDLABS Tech Hub which aims to harness the power of technology, data sharing and machine learning to combat wildlife crime. We also announced 14 new schemes that will each receive a share of £4.6 million from the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund, and new education resources for schoolchildren around the globe that aim to teach the next generation about the dangers of fuelling the illegal wildlife trade. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-supports-global-action-to-fight-illegal-wildlife-trade" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-supports-global-action-to-fight-illegal-wildlife-trade</a></p><p> </p><p>In December 2018 we passed tough new legislation to close our domestic ivory market. The Ivory Act effects a total ban on commercial dealing in elephant ivory with five narrow exemptions, and when it comes into force it will be the toughest in Europe and one of the toughest in the world.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T12:49:34.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T12:49:34.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Smuggling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade coming through Scottish ports and airports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 251333 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) which regulates the wildlife trade and protects endangered wildlife from unsustainable trade. These obligations are effected in the UK through the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations. The issuance of CITES import, export and re-export permits is administered in the UK by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Compliance with the regulations and licensing requirements is enforced across all UK borders.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T16:43:53.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:43:53.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Wildlife: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many wildlife licence applications Natural England has completed within the 30-day time frame in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 230849 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>For the last five years, the percentage of licence applications Natural England has dealt with within 30 days, or to a different deadline agreed with the applicant, are as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2014/15: 55.80% of 11,520 applications dealt with on time</p><p>2015/16: 70.74% of 13,765 applications dealt with on time</p><p>2016/17: 88.13% of 15,122 applications dealt with on time</p><p>2017/18: 86.33% of 15,213 applications dealt with on time</p><p>2018/19 (to 11 March 2019): 88.38% of 15,025 applications dealt with on time</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T10:11:50.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T10:11:50.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this