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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans 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 Defence, what progress her Department has made on the implementation of the veterans strategy. 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 253561 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government already does a huge amount to support veterans, but for the first time we set out in this Strategy the long-term aims for veterans as a whole, to enable a consistent, coherent and reliable set of outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>Over 4,000 responses were received to the Strategy's UK Government Consultation from a range of individuals and organisations. We are currently conducting a thorough analysis of the responses which will inform the implementation plan for the Strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:16:49.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:16:49.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1133709
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to increase financial support for vulnerable claimants of universal credit to ensure that the amount of benefit they receive is not lower than what they received through the legacy system. 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 267340 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Claimants currently only move from existing benefits to Universal Credit when they experience a significant change in their circumstances that triggers a new claim to a benefit that Universal Credit replaces. Their entitlement is then calculated on the rules of their new benefit and their new circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>For those claimants who are moved onto Universal Credit without a change in their circumstances, the Department has committed to providing transitional protection to ensure that they see no decrease in their benefit entitlement at the point of transition.</p><p> </p><p>There are £2.4 billion of unclaimed legacy benefits not going to the people who need them, because they do not know that they are entitled to them or how to claim. Universal Credit makes sure that welfare payments reach those who need them most.</p><p> </p><p>We have also introduced a number of measures to assist claimants during their transition to Universal Credit. Claimants moving onto Universal Credit can access a Universal Credit advance, which is worth up to 100 per cent of their indicative award and is available from the date of their claim. This advance is currently repayable over 12 months, but as announced in the 2018 Budget, from October 2021 the maximum repayment period will be extended to 16 months. Claimants may also be entitled to a two-week Universal Credit Transitional Housing Payment. From July 2020 the Government is introducing a new two-week run on for income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support and income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support and income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T10:09:01.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T10:09:01.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1134936
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel Information: Gatwick Airport 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve tourist information facilities at Gatwick airport and other entry points to the UK. 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 269711 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Gatwick is a private commercial entity, therefore the airport is responsible for providing or improving tourist facilities and information within its site.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the promotional activity of VisitBritain, research shows that visitors planning on coming to the UK more often than not begin planning their activities 3 to 6 months ahead of their travel time. Therefore most of VisitBritain’s marketing activity is targeted at reaching potential visitors at this stage in their preparations.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain have developed a strong relationship with Gatwick airport and are working together to determine potential promotional opportunities for the future.</p><p> </p><p>VisitBritain also work with airports across the country to promote them to international visitors as a gateway for regions outside of London, such as the Discover England Fund project: Manchester As An International Gateway. They have also used imagery from the GREAT campaign to promote areas of the UK to incoming travellers in Heathrow airport.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T11:34:46.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T11:34:46.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1134137
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will suspend the 2019 Loan Charge and associated settlements and launch an independent review of the effects of that charge on people subject to it; and if he will make a statement. 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 268454 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Disguised remuneration schemes are contrived arrangements that use loan payments in place of ordinary remuneration, usually through an offshore trust, with the purpose of avoiding tax. These loans are no different to normal income in their purpose and effect, and HMRC’s position is that they are, and have always been, taxable.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with an amendment to the Finance Act 2019, the Government published a report into disguised remuneration schemes. This can be found online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge</a>. The Government has no plans to review the policy.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC offers a range of taxpayer support services, both directly and through independent organisations, and would strongly encourage anyone who is affected by the charge to contact them and discuss their situation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268338 more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:59:55.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:59:55.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1129165
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: West Sussex 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to support small businesses in (a) Crawley constituency and (b) West Sussex. 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 259180 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting all entrepreneurs to start and grow a business, it is a key aspect of our ambitious Industrial Strategy. We want to make the UK the best place to start and grow a business, to create jobs and spread prosperity.</p><p>In addition to accessing national support available, such as the Business Support Helpline (0300 456 3565) and advice on <a href="http://www.gov.uk/" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>, small businesses in the Crawley constituency and West Sussex County Council area can access business advice through the Coast to Capital Growth Hub. Led and governed by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the Growth Hub provides a free, impartial, ‘single point of contact’ to help businesses in the area identify and access the right support for them at the right time no matter their size or sector. The Coast to Capital LEP has self-reported that in FY2017-2018 their Growth Hub supported over 2,400 businesses and helped over 600 individuals start a business.</p><p>The Start-Up Loans programme, now part of the British Business Bank, has delivered 63,564 loans worth £496m, and is currently supporting 96 loans totaling £659,191 of finance in Crawley.</p><p>Funding under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund indicates that Crawley has £546,203 for organisations registered within this constituency. There is no data for West Sussex.</p><p>And finally, as you are aware in the 2019 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, Inspiration Healthcare Ltd in Crawley won an award in the International Trade category.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T15:55:12.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T15:55:12.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1136361
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Science: Research more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support scientific human-relevant research methods. 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 272218 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>As part of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy and the Government’s commitment to maintaining the UK’s position as a world leader in research and innovation, we are investing in identifying better ways to treat and prevent disease and to advance the health of people worldwide.</p><p> </p><p>Advances in biomedical science and technologies – including stem cell research, in vitro systems that mimic the function of human organs, imaging and new computer modelling techniques – are all providing new opportunities to support scientific human-relevant research.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T14:37:21.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T14:37:21.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1136362
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Science: Research 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, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to support human-relevant science. 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 272219 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>This Government promotes advances in biomedical science and technologies that include stem cell research, in vitro systems that mimic the function of human organs, imaging and new computer modelling techniques.</p><p>These advances are providing new opportunities to reduce reliance on the use of animals in research. Animals can only be used where there is no practicable alternatives and where the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) have been fully implemented. There are no plans to legislate for conducting human-relevant science.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:51:23.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:51:23.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1126256
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail Trade: Urban Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support the economic sustainability of the high street. 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 253560 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>At Budget 2018, the Government set out Our Plan for the High Street to help local high streets to evolve and adapt to changing consumer demands. This included a cut for smaller retailers to business rates by a third for two years from 1 April 2019. The Government also announced a new £675m Future High Streets Fund to support local areas to make high streets fit for the future. £55 million of the Fund has also been allocated to support the regeneration of historic high streets and town centres.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:40:18.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:40:18.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride 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 date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Literacy: Children 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 Education, what assessment he made of the implications for his Department's policies of the recent National Literacy Trust findings on the literacy benefits of children reading both digital and print formats. 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 265486 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department welcomes the National Literacy Trust’s research on reading in both print and digital forms.</p><p> </p><p>The Department encourages children to develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information, whatever the format. Research suggests that reading for pleasure is more important for children’s educational development than their parents’ level of education.</p><p> </p><p>There is sound evidence that systematic synthetic phonics is a highly effective method of teaching reading to children. Phonics performance is improving: in 2018, there were 163,000 more 6 year olds on track to become fluent readers compared to 2012. This represented 82% of pupils meeting the expected standard in the phonics screening check, compared to just 58% when the check was introduced in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Building on the success of our phonics partnerships and phonics roadshows programmes, in 2018 we launched a £26.3 million English Hubs Programme. Hub schools are taking a leading role in improving the teaching of early reading through systematic synthetic phonics, early language development, and reading for pleasure. We have appointed 34 primary schools across England as English Hubs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:38:42.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1123848
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Haematological Cancer: Screening 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 Health and Social Care, what his timetable is for whole genome sequencing to be made available to patients with blood cancer; and what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of that sequencing for those patients' care. 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 249261 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Up to 50% of cancer patients enrolled in the 100,000 genomes project, including patients with blood cancer, have seen a change in their treatment since receiving their result. This could be eligibility for a new trial, or prescription of a new medicine.</p><p>The National Genomic Test Directory outlines the range of genomic tests – from whole genomic sequencing to tests for single genes and molecular markers – that are available as part of the National Health Service clinical service.</p><p>From summer 2019, whole genome sequencing will be implemented as part of routine clinical care and be available to:</p><p>- Seriously ill children with a suspected genetic disorder, including those with cancer;</p><p>- People with one of 21 rare and inherited conditions; and</p><p>- People with specific types of cancer for which there is likely to be the greatest patient benefit from using whole genome sequencing – children with cancer, sarcoma and acute myeloid leukaemia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T14:31:31.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T14:31:31.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this