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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: British Nationals Abroad more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the repatriation of British children trapped in north east Syria. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 983 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 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has discussed the repatriation of British children from north east Syria with Cabinet ministers including the Home Secretary, and these discussions are ongoing. The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention, subject to national security concerns. The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance, but we carefully consider all requests.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T13:50:23.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T13:50:23.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1150057
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: British Nationals Abroad more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to repatriate British children trapped in north east Syria. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 982 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 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention, subject to national security concerns. The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance, but we carefully consider all requests.</p><p>Our advice to any British national abroad who needs emergency help from the British Government is to contact the nearest British Embassy or Consulate, which in this case will be outside Syria. If a minor is unable to do so, a request can be made on their behalf. British nationals can also call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The number is clearly advertised on FCO Syria Travel Advice pages.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T13:48:40.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T13:48:40.847Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1150056
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: British Nationals Abroad more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his officials have had with representatives of regional authorities in north east Syria on the (a) evacuation and (b) repatriation of British children. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 981 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>​Officials have discussed the evacuation and repatriation of British orphans and unaccompanied minors with representatives of the civilian de facto authorities in north east Syria on several occasions, most recently on 18 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:38:48.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:38:48.113Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1150055
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: British Nationals Abroad more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to evacuate all British children trapped in north east Syria. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 980 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has made clear that the Government will seek to assist any British unaccompanied minors and orphans in Syria, who are brought to our attention. The UK has no consular presence within Syria from which to provide assistance, but we carefully consider all requests.</p><p>Our advice to any British national abroad who needs emergency help from the British Government is to contact the nearest British Embassy or Consulate, which in this case will be outside Syria. A request can be made on behalf of a minor. British nationals can also call the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The number is clearly advertised on FCO Syria Travel Advice pages.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:44:15.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:44:15.113Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1149999
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Visual Impairment: Electronic Publishing more like this
unstar 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits to (a) partially sighted and (b) blind people of (i) e-readers and (ii) other digital reading materials; and what steps her Department is taking to increase access to those materials. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 979 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 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises that, although we live in an increasingly online world, a significant part of the population remains digitally excluded, and as a Government we are actively committed to tackling digital exclusion. In the Digital Strategy, we committed to enabling people in every part of society - irrespective of age, gender, physical ability, ethnicity, health conditions, or socio-economic status - to access the opportunities of the internet.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, most public libraries offer the loan of e-books and e-audio books, with some also making available the loan of e-book readers and other technology to enlarge the print. A number of local authorities use their website to communicate the services available to visually impaired people from their libraries.</p><p> </p><p>Libraries Connected has developed the Six Steps Promise with the Royal National Institute for the Blind and Share the Vision to ensure libraries can support people with reduced vision. The promise includes:</p><ul><li>ensuring that all blind and partially sighted customers are connected to the most appropriate service for their reading needs and that they are able to make full use of an accessible public library service</li><li>using Reading Sight, a free website supporting blind and partially sighted people to access reading and reading services</li><li>providing local collections of accessible reading materials and information in physical or digital formats, and be able to signpost library users to a wider range of resources</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Warman more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T13:39:51.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T13:39:51.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1167823
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Proof of Identity: Scotland more like this
unstar 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 the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people in Scotland who do not have a (a) passport and (b) driving licence. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 8583 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Passport Office does not hold information on the number of UK citizens without a valid passport. However, I can confirm that there were 51,372,413 valid British passports as of 22 September 2019.</p><p>We are unable to provide data on the number of valid passports issued to people in Scotland or any geographical region within the UK, as the data could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Her Majesty’s Passport Office does not hold any information relating to driving licenses. For information on driving licences I would direct the Honourable Member to PQ 597 answered on 21 October 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:27:17.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:27:17.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1167373
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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Syria more like this
unstar 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 the Home Department, what assessment she has made of local authority capacity to support British children returning from North east Syria. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 7689 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Children returning from Syria are likely to have been exposed to the conflict, indoctrination, to have experienced severe trauma, and in some circumstances pose national security concerns that need to be carefully managed.</p><p>The Home Office has funded an NHS Foundation Trust to assist local authorities and local NHS trusts to conduct comprehensive mental health and emotional wellbeing assessments of all British children returning from the conflict in Syria; and to provide key worker support to assist in the safe reintegration of those children. Our support will be tailored to the needs of each individual child.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T14:52:00.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T14:52:00.837Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1145132
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance: EU Law more like this
unstar 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to implement the EU's anti-tax avoidance directive into UK law by 1 January 2020; and if he will maintain that legislation in UK law after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 287561 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 2019-09-27more like thismore than 2019-09-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive, which requires all Member States to adopt minimum standard rules that restrict the ability of large multinationals to artificially lower their tax bills.</p><p> </p><p>The UK already has anti-avoidance rules in place which in most cases meet or exceed the Directive’s requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Finance Act 2019 introduced several technical changes which help ensure our existing rules will be compliant with the approach taken by the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive by 1 January 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-09-27T16:24:47.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-27T16:24:47.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1143937
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Publishing: VAT more like this
unstar 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of VAT on e-publications on children’s literacy in the UK; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 284908 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government keeps all taxes under review, including VAT.</p><p> </p><p>Any amendments to the VAT regime as it applies to physical publications and e-publications must be carefully assessed against policy, economic and fiscal considerations. Any representations on this issue will be considered as part of the fiscal events process.</p><p> </p><p>The impact on literacy of any reduction of VAT on e-publications is likely to depend on commercial decisions about the extent to which any tax saving would lead to price reductions for consumers, and any associated behavioural changes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T14:21:22.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:21:22.497Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1143355
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Visual Impairment: Electronic Publishing more like this
unstar 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the benefits of e-readers and other digital reading materials to partially sighted or blind people; and what steps her Department takes to promote access to these materials. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 284833 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Warman more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:34:49.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:34:49.963Z
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4361
star this property label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this