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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Heathrow Airport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had on the ring-fencing of slots for domestic air services to Heathrow Airport in the event of a third runway being opened at that airport with (a) Heathrow Airport, (b) the Airports Commission, (c) ACL and (d) devolved and regional bodies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 220979 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Transport has had no discussions with Heathrow Airport, the Airports Commission, the slot co-ordinator ACL, or devolved or regional bodies concerning the ring-fencing of slots for domestic air services to London Heathrow Airport in the event of a third runway being opened at the airport.</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 2015-01-21T10:22:46.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T10:22:46.667Z
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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 Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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 Conflict of Interests 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 Transport, what arrangements are in place in his Department to manage potential conflicts of interest of civil servants in relation to their previous employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 224678 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of arrangements in place; including the Civil Service Code, which refers to an individual’s integrity in putting the obligations of public service above their own personal interests and forms part of the contractual relationship between a Civil Servant and their employer.</p><p> </p><p>Contracts of employment issued to a new member of staff also refer to the subject of Conduct and conflict of interest:</p><p> </p><p>‘As a Civil Servant you are required to conduct yourself in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Code, a copy of which is available within the Staff Handbook. It is essential that you are, and are seen to be, honest and impartial in the discharge of your duties. You must not allow your judgement or integrity to be compromised in fact or by reasonable implication. The detailed requirements governing the avoidance of conflicts of interest, the receipt of gifts and hospitality and the standards of conduct expected of you are set out in the Staff Handbook.’</p><p> </p><p>Any Civil Servant who does not adhere to the Civil Service code is liable to disciplinary action including the possibility of dismissal.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, applicants are required to declare previous employment on job applications, so recruiting line managers will be aware of potential conflicts of interest. If a role requires security clearance, then an additional independent check is conducted as part of the security checking process.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-02-26T11:32:56.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T11:32:56.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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 Simon Baugh 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 recruitment process was used when hiring Simon Baugh, Group Director of Communications for his Department; and what role Mr Baugh will have in his Department after the Airports Commission has made its recommendation on airport expansion in the South East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 224679 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The recruitment process for this role followed the legal principle that a person's selection must be on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as set out in the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010. The process was overseen at all stages by a Civil Service Commissioner and managed by executive search firm Odgers Berndston. The role was advertised nationally in September 2014, and the process that then followed comprised longlisting, shortlisting, psychometric testing and final interviews by a panel. The panel was chaired by the Civil Service Commissioner and otherwise comprised Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Transport; Alex Aitken, Executive Director of Government Communications, Cabinet Office; David Prout, Director General, High Speed Rail, Department for Transport; and Alison Rumsey, Group HR Director, Department for Transport. Prior to final panel interviews the shortlisted candidates met the Permanent Secretary and the Secretary of State for conversations in which the candidates had the opportunity to ask questions about the Department. The meetings with the Secretary of State were observed by representatives from the Civil Service Commissioner’s office in line with Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. As Mr Baugh was previously employed by Heathrow Airport Ltd, he will not be involved in advising Ministers on issues relating to the work of the Airports Commission for the 6 months following his appointment, which starts on 30 March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-02-26T12:19:35.92Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-26T12:19:35.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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
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 Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that taxi and private hire drivers undergo disability awareness training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1458 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>Although there is no statutory requirement for Taxi and PHV drivers to undertake disability awareness training, the Department for Transport’s best practice guidance on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing in England and Wales recommends local licensing authorities work with operators, drivers and trade bodies in their area to improve drivers’ awareness of the needs of disabled people. This includes encouraging their drivers to undertake disability awareness training. A separate licensing regime regulates taxi and private hire vehicles in Scotland and the Scottish Government publishes its own Best Practice guidance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Law Commission recently undertook a wide ranging review of taxi and private hire legislation in England and Wales and published their final report and a draft Bill on 23 May 2014, in which it recommended mandatory disability awareness training for drivers. The Government will respond to the report shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-15T14:01:08.363Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:01:08.363Z
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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 Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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
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 Transport, what his policy is on (a) assistance for wheelchair users by taxis and private hire vehicles and (b) the charging of additional costs by taxi and hire vehicle owners; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1459 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is committed to ensuring that everyone has the same access to transport services and opportunities to travel.</p><p> </p><p>Both taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) are a particularly valuable form of transport for people with disabilities. I would strongly encourage all Taxi and PHV drivers to assist wheelchair users, wherever possible, and would also strongly discourage the practice of making additional charges to assist a disabled passenger. I would remind all Taxi and PHV operators of their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-15T14:08:43.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:08:43.677Z
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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 Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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 Cycling: Capital Investment 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 Transport, if he will lay before the House a commencement order to allow the publication of a funded Cycling and Investment Strategy under the Infrastructure Act 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1460 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to announce the commencement of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy as soon as is practicable.</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 2015-06-15T14:29:25.883Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:29:25.883Z
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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 Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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 Railway Stations: Disability 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 Transport, what steps are being taken to improve access for disabled people at National Rail stations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1461 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>By the end of this year the Access for All programme, launched in 2006, will have provided step free routes to more than 150 stations and smaller scale improvements at over 1,100. A further £160m has been allocated to extend the programme until 2019 and the 68 stations to benefit from this were announced last year.</p><p> </p><p>This is in addition to access improvements delivered by other major projects or the industry itself, which must meet UK and EU standards for accessibility.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-06-15T14:14:48.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:14:48.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith remove filter
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star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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 Aviation: Noise 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 Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to introduce World Health Organisation guideline noise levels in order to safeguard the health of (a) children, (b) the elderly, (c) people with cardiovascular and mental health conditions and (d) other people from aircraft noise. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 6239 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The WHO guidelines do not refer solely to noise from aviation, but relate to noise levels from any of various sources including other transport sources such as from road, rail, and non-transport sources such as construction, industry and the neighbourhood. It is not possible to have a single objective noise-based measure that is applicable to all sources of noise in all situations because effect levels are likely to be different for different noise sources, different people and at different times.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As such, the Government has no plans to introduce the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines for community noise. At a national level, the Government aims to promote good health and a good quality of life through the effective management of noise within the context of Government policy on sustainable development.</p><p> </p><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 2015-07-16T09:16:51.28Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T09:16:51.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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 Heathrow Airport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the views expressed on the expansion at Heathrow airport by the Richmond Heathrow Campaign, summarised at www.rhcfacts.org, before reaching a decision on aviation capacity expansion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 6238 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Airports Commission has produced an extremely significant and detailed study – considering over 50 different options for new hub capacity and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders during its work.</p><p> </p><p>It has considered around 70,000 responses to its consultation earlier this year, including responses made by the Richmond Heathrow Campaign.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission has produced a large amount of very detailed analysis. The Government will now carefully consider all the evidence before making a decision on the way forward.</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 2015-07-16T09:07:32.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T09:07:32.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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 Noise 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 Transport, how many people in the UK are exposed to noise levels in excess of World Health Organisation guideline levels; and what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be exposed to such levels if the expansion of Heathrow were to proceed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 6254 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) guidelines for community noise relate to noise levels from any of various sources including road, rail and aviation from transport, and non-transport sources such as construction, industry and the neighbourhood.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The guidelines propose that in residential areas where the general daytime noise exposure is below 55dB LAeq (non-specific time period), few people will be ‘seriously annoyed’ by noise, and that few people will be ‘moderately annoyed’ below a value of 50dB LAeq.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government does not currently monitor how many people are exposed to noise levels in excess of WHO guidelines for community noise, though DEFRA does publish noise exposure figures for selected noise bands for each agglomeration in England in accordance with the Environmental Noise Directive (Directive 2002/49/EC).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In considering options for airport expansion, the Airports Commission did not assess the proposals against the WHO guidelines but did assess them in various economic scenarios against a noise scorecard with a range of metrics, including a day noise level down to 54dB LAeq and a night noise level down to 48dB LAeq. The Commission found that expansion at Heathrow was compatible with reducing the number of people exposed to noise at these levels in 2030 compared to the baseline situation in 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2015-07-16T09:23:58.6Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T09:23:58.6Z
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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 Zac Goldsmith remove filter