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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Christianity 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 What steps his Department is taking to reduce the persecution of Christians overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 908710 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 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary has commissioned an independent, global review into the additional practical steps the Government can take to support persecuted Christians. The review will report by Easter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T17:07:31.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:07:31.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading London North Eastern Railway: Rolling Stock 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 What steps he is taking to help ensure the provision of new rolling stock on the east coast main line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 912039 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>LNER’s new Azuma trains entered service on their Hull and Leeds routes in May this year are due to launch on Edinburgh services from 1st August and will then be serving destinations North of Edinburgh by the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>These state-of-the-art trains, delivered as part of the government-funded Intercity Express Programme, have more seats, better legroom and will be more reliable.</p><p> </p><p>The full fleet of 65 trains compared to 45 old trains will be in service from 2020 enabling additional services to be run increasing capacity further.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:59:54.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:59:54.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
1148106
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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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 Mobile Phones: 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 What recent steps she has taken to increase the (a) strength and (b) reliability of mobile phone signals in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 912547 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 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants the UK to have high-quality mobile coverage where people live, work and travel, including Scotland, and we are committed to extending geographic mobile coverage to 95% of the UK.</p><p>There is currently 77% 4G geographic coverage from at least one Mobile Network Operator for the Stirling Local Authority area, up from 49% in June 2017. We are in discussions with the Mobile Network Operators about their proposal for a Shared Rural Network to improve coverage. We will consider all options.</p><p>I also welcome Ofcom’s proposal for their forthcoming spectrum auction, which aims to deliver two operators to 90% geographic mobile coverage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Matt Warman more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T13:20:01.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T13:20:01.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Warman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
1130757
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 Migrant Workers: 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 What recent assessment he has made of the effect on Scotland of required income levels for skilled migrants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 911216 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Our future immigration system is designed to drive up wages and productivity across the UK and allow us to bring in the most talented while responding to public concerns about immigration.</p><p>We have been very clear that no decision on the levels at which salary thresholds should be set will be taken until we have completed the UK-wide engagement process that is currently underway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bromsgrove more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sajid Javid more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T15:56:21.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:56:21.023Z
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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 Stephen Kerr remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review 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 What progress has been made on implementing the recommendations in the final report of the Bishop of Truro's Independent review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO support for persecuted Christians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 912260 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has accepted all the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s report and work is underway to take them forward. We have established an implementation team, and have allocated £200,000 this year for research into concrete actions the UK can take in countries mentioned in the Report. My ministerial colleague, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, will oversee the recommendations’ implementation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T16:34:22.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:34:22.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
1023106
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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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 Block Grant: 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 What assessment he has made of the effect of recent budgetary decisions on the Scottish block grant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 908140 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 2018-12-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>At Budget we announced a £700m increase in the Scottish block grant for 19/20 because of the additional money we are spending across the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T14:36:20.75Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T14:36:20.75Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
1052463
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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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 Post Office Card Account: Rural Areas 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on elderly people in rural areas of the planned discontinuation of the Post Office card system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 215600 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s contract for the Post Office card account comes to an end on 30 November 2021. For those claimants and pensioners who are unable to open a mainstream account ahead of this date, the DWP will implement an alternative payment service that allows users to obtain cash payments in their local area (including suburban and rural locations) before the end of the contract. When commissioning this alternative payment service, it will be our priority to ensure that elderly vulnerable people are protected and catered for.</p><p> </p><p>Our communications with Post Office card account users will highlight that 99% of a banks’ personal customers, are able to withdraw cash, deposit cash and cheques, and make balance enquiries at a Post Office counter via its network of 11,600 branches. Therefore, those receiving benefit and pension payments into a bank account can continue to collect their money from the Post Office so there should be minimal effect on elderly people in rural areas. We have already introduced a phased conversion process ahead of 2021 and we will be writing to all Post Office card account users to ensure they are provided with an alternative payment service.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T13:01:55.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T13:01:55.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency 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 Transport, what the arrangements are for the governance and accountability of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency; and what plans there are to review those arrangements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 249350 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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has robust governance and accountability arrangements in place, which are published at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency/about/our-governance" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency/about/our-governance</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Cabinet Office is planning a tailored review of the DVSA’s control and governance arrangements, later this financial year. The review will ensure that the DVSA is complying with recognised principles of good corporate governance, and that it has the capacity to deliver its services effectively and efficiently.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T15:27:28.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:27:28.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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1123973
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving Tests: Rural Areas 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 Transport, what policies and guidance there are to ensure that people living in rural areas have adequate access to driving centres through the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 249351 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 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
star this property answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has policies and guidance in place to ensure that people living in rural areas where the population is equal to, or fewer than, 100 persons per square kilometre, should not have to travel more than 30 miles to take their test. The DVSA takes this travel distance criterion into account when deciding on locations for new driving test centres.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-08T15:30:00.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-08T15:30:00.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability 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 Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to private hire and other licensed taxi drivers to support disabled passengers (a) with and (b) without guide dogs, and whether he has plans to review that guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 215599 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Responsibility for ensuring that taxi and private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers understand the rights and requirements of disabled passengers, including through effective training and communication, rests with respective local licensing authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers are considering the report of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing, including the recommendation that disability awareness training should be mandatory in all areas. A Government response will be issued in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We are also undertaking research to understand why disabled people sometimes still face discriminatory behaviour when using taxis and PHVs, and to identify what further steps could be taken so that every disabled passenger can travel with confidence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T14:53:01.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T14:53:01.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr remove filter