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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the (a) new NHS pension scheme in 2015, (b) reduction of the annual allowance for pension growth, (c) subsequent tapering of that allowance and (d) other cumulative changes in recent years to the NHS pension scheme on the (i) level of hours worked by practitioners and (ii) level of practitioner morale. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 254864 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The 2015 NHS Pension Scheme is valuable part of staff reward packages and remains one of the best schemes available. The reforms to public service pensions ensured that schemes are sustainable and the costs are fair to both staff and the taxpayer.</p><p>Data is not collected on the impact of the new National Health Service pension scheme, other cumulative changes, or the annual allowance on the level of hours worked by practitioners, or practitioner morale.</p><p>The Department recognises that the tapered annual allowance may contribute to decisions by NHS staff to retire early or limit their NHS commitments. The Government is listening carefully to concerns raised by senior doctors and NHS employers about the impact of tapered annual allowance.</p><p>The Department has sought to make available to NHS Pension Scheme members all possible flexibility under Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs legislation and the current fiscal framework for public sector pension schemes. The Chancellor is considering the case for further flexibility in the NHS Pension Scheme.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T12:27:22.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T12:27:22.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers 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 What steps the Government is taking to ensure that its policies on immigration enable the hiring of the number of skilled migrants that the UK requires. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 907315 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring our migration system works in the national interest by enabling employers to recruit skilled-migrants from overseas.</p><p>In July, we exempted doctors and nurses from the annual cap, which freed up hundreds of places a month for other sectors of the economy.</p><p>This has had a positive impact and the cap is no longer oversubscribed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bromsgrove more like this
star this property answering member printed Sajid Javid more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T17:07:23.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T17:07:23.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sajid Javid more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Wines: 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 assessment he has made on the potential effect on (a) businesses and (b) levels of employment of increasing the duty paid on the dilution of wine and made-wine. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 147500 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-08more like thismore than 2018-06-08
star this property answer text <p>At Autumn Budget 2017, the government announced a review of the practice of diluting wine and made-wine after the excise duty has been accounted for. HMRC has invited views from representative bodies and affected businesses. Responses are currently being analysed and assessments of impact will be considered as part of the review process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2018-06-08T09:36:57.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-08T09:36:57.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant remove filter
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Spaceflight: Finance 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department plans to allocate the two million pounds for assessing options for horizontal spaceports in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 171395 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-14more like thismore than 2018-09-14
star this property answer text <p>As part of Farnborough International Airshow on 15th August 2018, the UK Space Agency announced £2m of funding in support of horizontal spaceflight and spaceports, to further accelerate this early-stage market. The UK Space Agency is working closely with colleagues from several government departments, including the Scotland Office, to finalise the details of this scheme.</p><p> </p><p>We must, of course, ensure that any use of public funds provides value for money and will benefit the UK. We plan to make further announcements, subject to business case, later in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-09-14T13:55:51.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-14T13:55:51.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Relations With EU 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 Exiting the European Union, what steps the Government has taken to consult the devolved administrations on the UK's future relationship with the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 908757 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>UK Ministers meet regularly with Ministers from the Scottish and Welsh governments, through JMC (EU Negotiations), JMC (Europe), the Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations), as well as bilateral and trilateral meetings. In the absence of an Executive, we also engage at an official level with the Northern Ireland Civil Service.</p><p>Yesterday the Prime Minister met with the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales as part of ongoing discussions to find a consensus around the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU. Both Ministers have been invited by the Prime Minister to attend all relevant meetings of a new Cabinet sub-committee that will bring together work on preparations for the UK’s exit from the EU, spanning both deal and no deal outcomes.</p><p>This builds on the increasing engagement in recent months between the UK government and the devolved administrations and our commitment to give them an enhanced role in the next phase of the Brexit process, respecting their vital interests in these negotiations.</p><p>UK Ministers will attend the next meeting of the Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations) in Scotland next week.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Worcester more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T16:47:08.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T16:47:08.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fish: Exports 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 his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the (a) costs, (b) regulatory burden and (c) certification processes for UK fish exporters to the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 274612 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>In the event of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place, the EU will require UK exporters to provide a Catch Certificate and an Export Health Certificate (EHC) when exporting most fish and fisheries products to the EU. Direct landings made by UK fishing vessels into EU ports will need to be accompanied by a Catch Certificate but will not require an EHC.</p><p> </p><p>Export health certification is a devolved matter. Responsibility for Scottish exports to third countries lies with the Scottish Government. The Animal and Plant Health Authority issues EHCs for Scotland. Charges for signing EHCs vary by local authority and are made on a cost recovery basis. The consolidation of export consignments into larger consignments covered by a single certificate could reduce this cost burden.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government and the Marine Management Organisation have developed an IT system to allow exporters to obtain a Catch Certificate around the clock at no cost to the exporter. Assuming that the information submitted is correct, the Catch Certificate will be issued immediately without the need for further checks before export.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2019-07-16T13:42:28.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:42:28.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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967863
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tourism: Ayrshire 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he next plans to hold meetings with representatives of (a) the Scottish Government, (b) East Ayrshire Council and (c) South Ayrshire Council on promoting tourism in Ayrshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 170395 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for DCMS met with the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs this August to discuss a range of issues, including Scottish tourism. We currently have no plans to meet East Ayrshire Council or South Ayrshire Council.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, DCMS officials meet regularly with officials from the Scottish Government to discuss a range of topics relating to tourism. The Scottish Government are also observers on the Tourism Industry Council.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2018-09-12T10:25:44.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T10:25:44.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Hip Replacements: Safety 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 Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the (a) testing and (b) certification procedures for (i) metal and (ii) other compositions of hip replacements fitted as medical devices by the NHS ensure that such devices are safe for patients; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 176549 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
star this property answer text <p>All medical devices placed on the United Kingdom market must comply with the European Union Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC (MDD). The European Conformity (CE) mark for a device is placed on a product by a manufacturer to attest to its compliance with the safety, quality and performance requirements of the MDD.</p><p> </p><p>For higher risk devices, including hip replacement implants, manufacturers must have the product’s safety and performance assessed by an independent certification body, called a notified body, before the CE mark can be affixed.</p><p> </p><p>A notified body’s tasks will vary depending on the classification of the products concerned, but typical activities include an examination of the design dossier relating to each type of product, an assessment of the full technical information, and manufacturer inspections. Under the MDD, manufacturers are required to have clinical and safety data to support their performance claims for the device, which is also assessed by the notified body.</p><p> </p><p>Once a device is placed on the market, the manufacturer is required to continually monitor the performance of their device, submit vigilance reports to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) when incidents occur involving their device and take appropriate safety action when required. Additionally, the MHRA monitors adverse incident reported though the Yellow Card reporting system. Adverse incident reports can be submitted to the MHRA by members of the public, healthcare professionals and the device manufacturer.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the new European Union Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745, which entered into force in May 2017, has introduced more stringent requirements from manufacturers to ensure a high level of patient safety. These include increased scrutiny by notified bodies, particularly for higher risk devices, new standards for clinical evidence and more rigorous vigilance reporting requirements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2018-10-16T13:56:24.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-16T13:56:24.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Digital, 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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what timetable he has in place for spending the £190 million allocated to the roll-out of full-fibre broadband. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 170393 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>The £190m Local Full Fibre Networks Programme’s Challenge Fund will be allocated directly to local bodies. As a condition of the grant agreement, all funding allocated to local bodies will need to be spent by the end of March 2021. Each local body will operate as the delivery lead for their project, so the timetable for spending their funding prior to this deadline will vary for each project according to their delivery schedule.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T16:09:23.803Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T16:09:23.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Insolvency 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to protect consumers who are owed goods or services from a company which has ceased trading without any apparent residual assets, particularly in cases where the registered owner has a record of previous companies dissolving in similar circumstances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 199903 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
star this property answer text <p>Where a business collapses with no assets there are limited opportunities for consumers to obtain refunds, but the Government has issued guidance to help Insolvency Practitioners to highlight the best options to consumers.</p><p> </p><p>Where a consumer has paid by credit card and not received the goods or the services they have paid for there are extra protections where those goods cost between £100 and £30,000. In these cases, the consumer can claim back the total value of their prepayment by contacting their credit card issuing company. Consumers who purchased goods by debit card may also be able to claim through a chargeback scheme as long as they do this within a certain time period (normally 120 days). Further information on chargeback can be found at: <a href="http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/individual/chargeback-for-credit-and-debit-card-purchases.asp" target="_blank">http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/individual/chargeback-for-credit-and-debit-card-purchases.asp</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, the Government announced its intention to extend existing powers to investigate, disqualify and prosecute directors of insolvent companies to also cover former directors of dissolved companies. This includes instances of directors repeatedly dissolving companies and leaving behind debts and other liabilities – often to the detriment of small businesses, consumers and employees.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-12-14T13:39:15.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T13:39:15.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant remove filter