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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Government has no plans to hold another referendum on EU membership. The Government remains committed to delivering on the result of the 2016 EU referendum by leaving the EU.</del></p><p><br /><del class="ministerial">An Act of Parliament is required before any UK-wide referendum can be held, the terms of which are for Parliament to debate and agree, including provisions for setting the data, franchise and the question as well as incorpating adequate time to prepare for the poll and a minimum campaigning period.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government has no plans to hold another referendum on EU membership. The Government remains committed to delivering on the result of the 2016 EU referendum by leaving the EU.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">An Act of Parliament is required before any UK-wide referendum can be held, the terms of which are for Parliament to debate and agree, including provisions for setting the date, franchise and the question as well as incorporating adequate time to prepare for the poll and a minimum campaigning period.</ins></p>
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The Government's view is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off remaining in a reformed EU. ‘The best of both worlds’, published on 22 February, sets out how membership of the EU enhances our ability to co-operate with other EU Member States to combat crime and terrorism and keep all parts of the United Kingdom safe, including Northern Ireland.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">The paper is available at:</del></p><p><del class="ministerial"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-best-of-both-worlds-the-united-kingdoms-special-status-in-a-reformed-european-union" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-best-of-both-worlds-the-united-kingdoms-special-status-in-a-reformed-european-union</a><strong>.</strong></del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Government Ministers have regular discussions with Ministers from the Government of Ireland on a range of issues, including co-operation on security and other matters.</ins></p><p> </p>
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">In 2014 Government agreed up to £7.5 million funding to support Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team and their proposal to be based on the Camber in Portsmouth. Details of this funding agreement have previously been released and are publicly available here:</del></p><p><del class="ministerial"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-approves-75-million-for-sir-ben-ainslie-project-to-boost-portsmouth" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-approves-75-million-for-sir-ben-ainslie-project-to-boost-portsmouth</a></del></p><p><del class="ministerial">No further funding to the team is currently planned.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">In 2014, under the Coalition Government, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport agreed a funding package of up to £7.5 million to support Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team and their proposal to base their permanent headquarters on the Camber in Portsmouth. This was announced by the then Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt hon Member for Twickenham (Sir Vince Cable).</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This funding ensured the racing team’s commitment to basing their operations in Portsmouth for a minimum of 12 years to support three America’s Cup cycles, which in turn enabled economic benefits for the city’s marine and maritime sector. It also helped support community engagement and sailing participation projects in collaboration with Sport England.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The benefits arising from this investment extended beyond the sailing team. They included direct economic benefits from the generation of jobs and apprenticeships, together with the up-skilling of workers in the Solent area, the setting up of a Technical Innovation Group to help feed the innovations in applied technology developed by BAR into the marine industry, engagement with schools and higher education institutions, engagement with the local supply chain, and the setting up of a visitors’ centre.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Published details of this funding agreement are available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-approves-75-million-for-sir-ben-ainslie-project-to-boost-portsmouth" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-approves-75-million-for-sir-ben-ainslie-project-to-boost-portsmouth</a> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">No further funding to the team is currently planned.</ins></p>
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are committed to maintaining the relationships and cooperation we currently enjoy with third countries and international organisations as we exit the EU. We are seeking to replicate the effects of our international treaties, as far as possible and where relevant, and we are engaging closely with third parties to deliver continuity as we leave the EU.</p><p>In relation to those international agreements listed under the EU Treaties Office database that have been superseded, are redundant, or no longer relevant to the UK, we have a responsibility not to release information that could hinder our discussions with partner countries. We will continue to keep Parliament updated on the progress of transitioning our treaties in preparation for our exit from the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Government keeps rent levels and numbers of evictions under review. We are taking steps to make renting more affordable and more secure. In the private rented sector, we have recently consulted on overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies and we have committed to ban letting fees and cap tenancy deposits.</p> more like this
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I have nothing further to add to my Answer of 11 October to Question 175797.</p> more like this
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Any allegations of violations of electoral law are for the independent Electoral Commission to investigate. The Electoral Commission has published reports on its investigations into Vote Leave, BeLeave and Leave.EU, and transferred those cases to other organisations independent of government to investigate. As a matter of principle the Government does not comment on live law enforcement investigations.</p> more like this
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Withdrawal Agreement provides that reciprocal healthcare should continue until the end of the Implementation Period (until 31 December 2020) and provides longer-term rights for people covered by the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>The United Kingdom Government remains focused on securing a broader agreement with the European Union on reciprocal healthcare rights as part of the UK’s future relationship with the EU. It has made clear in the White Paper of July 2018, ‘The Future Relationship Between The United Kingdom and the European Union’, that it is seeking agreement on reciprocal healthcare cover for state pensioners retiring to the EU or the UK, continued participation in the European Health Insurance Card scheme and cooperation on planned medical treatment.</p><p> </p><p>On Friday 26 October, the Government introduced The Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill which will provide the Government with the powers that are needed to fund and effectively implement arrangements for UK nationals to obtain healthcare abroad after the UK exits the EU.</p>
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Department for International Trade more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We remain committed to maintaining participation of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) and ensuring that UK businesses can continue to access government procurement opportunities overseas.</p><p> </p><p>The UK market access offer, which is in line with our current rights and obligations in the GPA, was circulated formally to WTO GPA parties in June and discussed at the GPA Committee meetings on 27 June and 17 October. Officials have engaged extensively and openly with all GPA parties throughout this process and continue to work towards securing our continued participation in the GPA.</p> more like this
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Port of Belfast has not been visited by Department for Transport ministers in the last 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>Numerous officials from across the Department for Transport engage with and visit the Port of Belfast in the course of their duties. Due to the number and variety of official level engagements it is not possible to provide a detailed breakdown of these visits as the information could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Departmental visits to UK ports allow sufficient time for ministers and officials to observe port operations.</p> more like this
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