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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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
star this property hansard heading Courts: Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to support adults with autism who are involved with the courts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 203420 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is committed to making reasonable adjustments to accommodate a court user's needs in line with its duty under the Equality Act 2010 and has a number of steps in place to facilitate this:</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals (HMCTS) provides support to users of the courts and tribunals who have disabilities (including those with autism) in a variety of ways. Staff are able to make reasonable adjustments for customers when coming to court, including for example, auxiliary aids or help with completing forms.</p><p> </p><p>In addition HMCTS are working closely with NHS England on the Liaison and Diversion Programme. This aims to identify individuals as early as possible after they come into contact with the police and criminal justice system. They who aim to make sure that individuals have had their health needs and vulnerabilities (including the autistic spectrum) identified and assessed at the earliest possible stage, so they are referred to the right services to receive the help and support they need.</p><p> </p><p>In the criminal jurisdiction the CPS or defence can apply for special measures for victims, witnesses and defendants with disabilities. The appropriateness and specific nature of these measures would be decided upon by the Judge.</p><p> </p><p>Similarly, in civil, family and tribunal jurisdictions, parties can apply to the Judge to ask for additional support, which could for example include the provision of intermediaries and appropriate adults.</p><p> </p><p>A new Code of Practice for Victims of Crime was launched on 10th December 2013. The Code provides enhanced entitlements for vulnerable victims such as those who have a significant impairment. Special measures could include the use of communication aids such as alphabet boards or other assistance to victims if they have to give evidence in court.</p><p> </p><p>Judges are aware of the special measures available for disabled people. Guidance on fair treatment and equality issues, including general information on disability issues, is available to the judiciary in the Equal Treatment Bench Book and it is for the judge to consider the individual elements of each case. Additionally, the Judicial College regularly reviews its training materials to ensure that awareness of diversity and equality is given appropriate priority.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, the Ministry of Justice are signatories to the recent refresh of the Adult Autism Strategy “Think Autism – Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, the strategy for adults with autism in England: an update” published April 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T16:42:22.1990964Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T16:42:22.1990964Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Magistrates Courts: Crawley more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much was spent on building, refurbishment and maintenance in Crawley Magistrates' Court in each year since 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 207403 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Completing large-scale refurbishment work at the Crawley Magistrates’ Court has resulted in greatly improved facilities for visitors and users of the building. The costs of building, refurbishment and maintenance at the Court since 2009-10 are shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p><p>£4.3k</p></td><td><p> </p><p>£300.9k</p></td><td><p> </p><p>£1,073.8k</p></td><td><p> </p><p>£2,731.7k</p></td><td><p> </p><p>£152.1k</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These costs include capital and resource costs related to the refurbishment of the property, maintenance of the land, building and equipment (including general maintenance and cleaning).</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts &amp; Tribunals Service continues to keep the use of its estate under review to ensure it meets operational requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T14:44:48.659593Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T14:44:48.659593Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Animal Experiments 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 the Home Department, for what scientific purposes she has licensed procedures on animals that were likely to cause severe suffering since 2010; and what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of animals experiencing severe suffering in scientific procedures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 198600 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information asked for is not held centrally and could only be obtained at <br>disproportionate cost.<br><br>The Government only authorises procedures on animals after rigorous checks. <br>Under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 there is a statutory <br>requirement for scrutiny by, in the first instance, the Animal Welfare Ethical <br>Review Body at the Establishment where the work will be performed, and then an <br>assessment is made by the Home Office Inspectorate. In addition, projects are <br>referred to the Animals in Science Committee for scrutiny where they propose <br>the use of non-human primates in severe protocols and other projects that ministers <br>consider require further consideration. <br><br>One of the key factors in the assessment of licence applications is the <br>harm-benefit analysis, which has been part of our assessment process since <br>1986. The parameters considered in this analysis are described in Appendix I of <br>the Operational Guidance to the 1986 Act. A harm-benefit analysis determines <br>whether the proposed harms to the animals are justified by the likely benefits to be <br>delivered from the project. Inspectors give advice on minimising harms during <br>their assessment of project licence applications. Licensees have a legal <br>responsibility to ensure that work is undertaken on animals in the least severe <br>manner possible whilst delivering their scientific objectives. This year we <br>are undertaking a review of the harm-benefit analysis process, with advice from <br>the Animals in Science Committee, to determine if there are further refinements <br>we can make to the process.<br><br>I am committed to working to reduce the number of animals used in scientific <br>procedures. The Coalition Commitment delivery plan &quot;Working to reduce the use <br>of animals in research&quot; was published in February 2014. In particular, the Home <br>Office Inspectorate is working with the Royal Society for the Prevention of <br>Cruelty to Animals on methods of refinement of the most severe models to avoid <br>or reduce animal suffering. This has included careful consideration of models <br>of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, seizures, rheumatoid arthritis <br>and sepsis. Inspectors are actively promulgating the recommendations from each <br>of these reports.<br><br>In addition, the Home Office has published advisory notes on recording and <br>reporting actual severity, as required by the transposed European Directive <br>from 2013. From data collected we will provide clarity on the burden of harm <br>and, over time, should give an indication of the effectiveness of refinement <br>methods, particularly for the most severe procedures.<br><br>It is imporant to note that procedures classified as severe represent only a <br>small percentage of total procedures.</p><p> </p>
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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less than 2014-06-10T12:51:22.0552547Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:51:22.0552547Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Animal Experiments 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 the Home Department, when she will measure changes in the number of animals used in scientific procedures in the UK following publication of Working to reduce the use of animals in scientific research in July 2011. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 198633 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain <br>for 2013 will be published on 10 July 2014.<br>I will be publishing a progress report on the Coalition Commitment &quot;Working to <br>reduce the use of animals in research&quot; in early 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-06-10T12:48:16.7120588Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T12:48:16.7120588Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 Animal Experiments 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 the Home Department, with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what procedures are included in the direct diagnosis category. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 206313 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain 2013 report a total of 52,444 procedures were conducted on 6,725 animals with ‘Direct diagnosis’ as the primary purpose. This represents a 3% increase on the total number of procedures, in this category, in 2012 and a 1% increase on the number of animals, in this category, in 2012. Most procedures reported under the category ‘Direct diagnosis’ involve the collection of blood or blood products from either non-immunised animals or animals immunised against various antigens. The procedure of blood collection is classified as being of low severity and, with appropriate licence authority, may be repeated <br>many times in the same animal. The products from these procedures, including whole blood and antisera, are used in diagnostic tests.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 206312 more like this
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less than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.5697977Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.5697977Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 Animal Experiments 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 the Home Department, with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the changes in the number of procedures in the fundamental biological research category. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 206311 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain 2013 report a total of 1.16 million procedures were conducted on animals with ‘Fundamental biological research’ as the primary purpose. This is a reduction of 11% over the figure for 2012. The change in the number of procedures carried out in this category, in any particular year, depends on many factors. These factors include: investment in fundamental biological research; strategic decisions taken by funding bodies; global economic trends; scientific innovation; and, the development and uptake of validated alternative technologies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-07-25T17:07:29.3120077Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T17:07:29.3120077Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
78522
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 Animal Experiments 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 the Home Department, with reference to the Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2013, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the large number of procedures in the direct diagnosis category. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 206312 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals in Great Britain 2013 report a total of 52,444 procedures were conducted on 6,725 animals with ‘Direct diagnosis’ as the primary purpose. This represents a 3% increase on the total number of procedures, in this category, in 2012 and a 1% increase on the number of animals, in this category, in 2012. Most procedures reported under the category ‘Direct diagnosis’ involve the collection of blood or blood products from either non-immunised animals or animals immunised against various antigens. The procedure of blood collection is classified as being of low severity and, with appropriate licence authority, may be repeated <br>many times in the same animal. The products from these procedures, including whole blood and antisera, are used in diagnostic tests.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Lewes more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Baker more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 206313 more like this
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less than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.3197594Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T16:59:36.3197594Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
78529
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-16more like thismore than 2014-07-16
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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 Animal Experiments 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 the Home Department, what the longest period between inspection visits made to any UK establishment licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (as amended 2012) currently is for establishments deemed by the Animals in Science Regulation Unit to be of (a) high, (b) medium and (c) low risk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 206182 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-25more like thismore than 2014-07-25
star this property answer text <p>To identify the longest period between inspection visits made to any UK establishment licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (as amended 2012) can only be established at disproportionate cost.<br><br>The Home Office Inspectorate follows a risk-based approach in deciding how often to visit an establishment. The risk assessment is specific to each establishment taking account of the factors as published in the 2012 Animals in Science Regulation annual report. Visiting frequency varies from at least once per year for a low risk establishment carrying out little or no research, through to some 40 times per year for large, high risk establishments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2014-07-25T17:02:39.2943884Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-25T17:02:39.2943884Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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 CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Hotels: VAT 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, if he will bring forward proposals to reduce VAT to five per cent on hotel rooms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 207515 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p>I refer my hon, Friend to the answer that I gave on 11 February 2014, Hansard, columns 212-14WH.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T13:51:03.5665816Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T13:51:03.5665816Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
63068
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-20more like thismore than 2014-06-20
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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 British Indian Ocean Territory 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of 17 June 2014, Official Report, column 947, on Diego Garcia, what factors the Government will take into account when deciding on future plans for British Indian Ocean Territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 201664 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answer text <p>In my answer in the House on 17 June I spoke about the key factors that the Government will consider in coming to a policy decision on resettlement of the Territory – value for the UK taxpayer, long-term contingent liabilities, and defence requirements of Diego Garcia to the UK and our allies. This consideration will clearly be driven by the report on the feasibility of resettlement by the independent consultants, which will provide us with a factual analysis of the practicalities that any resettlement might involve, including the economic sustainability of a resettled population, and its environmental impact, and of course the views of Chagossians themselves about what they want to see from our policy. We look forward to the final report which is expected by January 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-26T10:14:18.1792408Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-26T10:14:18.1792408Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this