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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the tonnage of carbon dioxide emitted by (a) the production processes, including drying, of biomass destined for UK power generation, (b) the transportation of biomass from all origins to power generation plants in the UK and (c) the transportation and disposal of fly ash arising from biomass combustion in the UK in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 211440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is bringing in sustainability criteria for those supplying biomass under the RO and RHI. These were initially introduced as reporting requirements from April 2014, with the intention of bringing in mandatory criteria from April 2015. No data has yebeen published.</p><p>In order to calculate the greenhouse gas saving of a fuel, suppliers are required to sum each of the emission components but are not required to report the component savings. It is the responsibility of generators to determine where in their supply chain the saving is made.</p><p>Power suppliers using bioliquids have had to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria since 2011, which includes a 35% minimum greenhouse gas emissions saving. Ofgem reports on these emissions, the most recent figures are found in the Renewable Obligation annual report:</p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/86392/roannualreport2012-13final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/86392/roannualreport2012-13final.pdf</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:32:47.1952826Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:32:47.1952826Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
100373
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels 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 Energy and Climate Change, what the total subsidy was to (a) power generation by biomass and (b) domestic combustion of biomass in the UK in the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 211441 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The main mechanism of support for biomass1 power generation is the Renewables Obligation (RO). An estimate of support can be made by applying the share of RO certificates (ROCs) redeemed by suppliers, originating from biomass generation, to overall RO expenditure. This is given in the table below for 2011/12 to 2013/14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>RO total expenditure (£m nominal)</em></p></td><td><p><em>Biomass share of ROCs redeemed (%)</em></p></td><td><p><em>Estimated biomass support under the RO (£m nominal)</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2011/12</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1,458</p></td><td><p>33.5</p></td><td><p>488.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2012/13</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1,991</p></td><td><p>31.9</p></td><td><p>635.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2013/14 (P)</em></strong></p></td><td><p>2,599</p></td><td><p>27.9</p></td><td><p>725.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2013/14 data are provisional, Ofgem’s annual report will be published in February 2015.</p><p> </p><p>RO expenditure published in Ofgem’s RO annual reports, available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/renewables-obligation-ro" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/renewables-obligation-ro</a></p><p> </p><p>ROCs redeemed by technology available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk/Public/ReportManager.aspx?ReportVisibility=1&amp;ReportCategory=0" target="_blank">https://www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk/Public/ReportManager.aspx?ReportVisibility=1&amp;ReportCategory=0</a> <em>(Compliance certificates report)</em>.</p><p> </p><p>Domestic combustion of biomass in the UK is currently supported by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), but was previously covered by the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) until April 2014. The table below gives figures for the amount of subsidy biomass boilers received in the last 3 years:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Spend on Biomass Boilers (Nominal Prices)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£1.9m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£1.5m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£0.9m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> There is no single category for “biomass” under the RO. In this answer, we have defined biomass as the following generation types: Anaerobic Digestion, ACT, bioliquids, dedicated biomass, biomass conversions, EfW, landfill and sewage gas and CHP technologies. </em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:23:05.9690641Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:23:05.9690641Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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HM 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 Climate Change Levy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been raised each year by the Climate Change Levy since it was introduced. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 213738 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>Historical information on Climate Change Levy receipts can be found in Table 4 of the HM Revenue and Customs ‘Climate Change Levy and Carbon Price Floor Bulletin’. This is published on the HM Revenue and Customs website:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/Pages/TaxAndDutybulletins.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/Pages/TaxAndDutybulletins.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All figures in the table are on a cash basis and from 2013/14 onwards include receipts from Carbon Price Floor.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T16:48:46.8477216Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:48:46.8477216Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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HM 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 Climate Change 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 recent estimate he has made of the total amount of money spent across Government annually on measures mitigating climate change. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 213668 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-13more like thismore than 2014-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The 2011 Carbon Plan sets the Government’s approach to meeting our domestic carbon budgets including aggregate costs of the current policy package. The Carbon Plan will be updated once the fifth carbon budget has been set in 2016, in accordance with the requirements of the 2008 Climate Change Act.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-11-13T13:28:32.9612798Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-13T13:28:32.9612798Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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HM 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 Climate Change Levy 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, how revenue raised by the Climate Change Levy was spent in the last year. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 213683 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government considers that hypothecation, or “earmarking” revenues for a particular spending purpose, is an inefficient way to manage the public finances. Like all Government receipts, revenues are remitted to the consolidated fund to support general expenditure. This allows the Government to allocate resources most efficiently across the economy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:58:08.637Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:58:08.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what calculations were used to calculate the mean fee income for full-time criminal barristers published by his Department on 2 January 2014; and for what reasons VAT was included in the estimate of barristers' earnings. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 193702 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
star this property answer text <p>Figures provided in the statistical publication released on the 2nd January 2014 are available at <a title="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/legal-aid-statistics-barrister-fee-income-from-public-sources-201213" href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/legal-aid-statistics-barrister-fee-income-from-public-sources-201213" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/legal-aid-statistics-barrister-fee-income-from-public-sources-201213</a> and show that when including all 4,931 criminal barristers' payments, the mean average payment for 2012/13 was £72,010. This includes those barristers that may have provided legal assistance in only a small number of instances within this time period, and payments from both the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Legal Aid Agency (LAA). The release also contains information on the data and methodology used.</p><p> </p><p>The statistics provided in the publication and supporting documents included VAT and other additional costs due to the structure of the data obtained from the administrative systems within LAA, and also those provided by the CPS were aggregated figures that already included VAT. The basis of the calculations were set out in the publication.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-31T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Freeview about reasons to extend full Freeview services to (a) Monmouth constituency and (b) all other parts of the UK that are currently not provided with such services. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 197692 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>Ofcom estimates that 98.5% of UK households have access to 17 channels including those from the public service broadcasters (PSBs) on the digital terrestrial TV (DTT, or Freeview) platform, and that approximately 90% of UK households are also able to receive additional commercial DTT channels. Around 1.5% of UK households cannot easily receive DTT services with less than 0.5% not able to receive DTT services at all. However, DTT, cable and satellite digital television services together cover practically 100% of UK households, so that in all but the most exceptional of cases, everyone should be able to get digital television by one means or another. As well as subscription services, digital satellite TV offers non-subscription reception options for a one-off equipment and installation cost, but with no on-going monthly payments.</p><p>We have had no discussions with Freeview or Digital UK, who manage the DTT platform, about extending services and there are no plans to require broadcasters to improve the DTT coverage levels agreed for digital television switchover in 2006.</p><p>Purely commercial DTT services are not subject to the ‘near-universal' coverage requirements which apply to PSB DTT services, and while the operators of the commercial DTT services were given the opportunity to extend their networks at the time of digital switchover, the operators determined that it was not commercially viable for them to build-out their services to additional transmitter sites.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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197694 more like this
197695 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions the Government has had with representatives of Freeview about improving the number of channels on offer for people in rural areas. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 197694 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 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>Ofcom estimates that 98.5% of UK households have access to 17 channels including those from the public service broadcasters (PSBs) on the digital terrestrial TV (DTT, or Freeview) platform, and that approximately 90% of UK households are also able to receive additional commercial DTT channels. Around 1.5% of UK households cannot easily receive DTT services with less than 0.5% not able to receive DTT services at all. However, DTT, cable and satellite digital television services together cover practically 100% of UK households, so that in all but the most exceptional of cases, everyone should be able to get digital television by one means or another. As well as subscription services, digital satellite TV offers non-subscription reception options for a one-off equipment and installation cost, but with no on-going monthly payments.</p><p>We have had no discussions with Freeview or Digital UK, who manage the DTT platform, about extending services and there are no plans to require broadcasters to improve the DTT coverage levels agreed for digital television switchover in 2006.</p><p>Purely commercial DTT services are not subject to the ‘near-universal' coverage requirements which apply to PSB DTT services, and while the operators of the commercial DTT services were given the opportunity to extend their networks at the time of digital switchover, the operators determined that it was not commercially viable for them to build-out their services to additional transmitter sites.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
197692 more like this
197695 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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1545
unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-02more like thismore than 2014-05-02
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to ensure that places where repeater transmitters are situated receive a full Freeview service. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 197695 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 2014-05-08more like thismore than 2014-05-08
star this property answer text <p>Ofcom estimates that 98.5% of UK households have access to 17 channels including those from the public service broadcasters (PSBs) on the digital terrestrial TV (DTT, or Freeview) platform, and that approximately 90% of UK households are also able to receive additional commercial DTT channels. Around 1.5% of UK households cannot easily receive DTT services with less than 0.5% not able to receive DTT services at all. However, DTT, cable and satellite digital television services together cover practically 100% of UK households, so that in all but the most exceptional of cases, everyone should be able to get digital television by one means or another. As well as subscription services, digital satellite TV offers non-subscription reception options for a one-off equipment and installation cost, but with no on-going monthly payments.</p><p>We have had no discussions with Freeview or Digital UK, who manage the DTT platform, about extending services and there are no plans to require broadcasters to improve the DTT coverage levels agreed for digital television switchover in 2006.</p><p>Purely commercial DTT services are not subject to the ‘near-universal' coverage requirements which apply to PSB DTT services, and while the operators of the commercial DTT services were given the opportunity to extend their networks at the time of digital switchover, the operators determined that it was not commercially viable for them to build-out their services to additional transmitter sites.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
197692 more like this
197694 more like this
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less than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which people from Wales responded to the consultation on the relaxation of licensing hours during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies remove filter
star this property uin 198131 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government received 25 responses to the online consultation on the <br>relaxation of licensing hours during the FIFA World Cup from respondents who <br>identified themselves as living or working in Wales. This included nine from <br>members of the public, seven from licensing authorities, three from the <br>licensed trade or trade organisations and two from the police and four from <br>‘other'. The response to the consultation is available online at the gov.uk <br>website.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Baker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this