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star this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 hansard heading World War I: Anniversaries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure a suitable commemoration of the First World War; and if he will support the Royal Sussex Regiment Association's efforts for a memorial to be erected in Priez, France. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley remove filter
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 202113 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government will mark the centenary of the First World War with an appropriate programme of national events, cultural activities, educational initiatives and community projects across 2014-18. It is fitting that organisations such as the Royal Sussex Regiment Association are seeking to commemorate the centenary in ways which are meaningful for them.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Maidstone and The Weald more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Helen Grant more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T16:50:26.9562186Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T16:50:26.9562186Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Helen Grant 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 2014-06-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 hansard heading Broadband 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 comparative assessment his Department has made of the level of broadband coverage in (a) the UK and (b) other major European nations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley remove filter
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 202112 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 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Ofcom's European Broadband Scorecard (<a href="http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/other/telecoms-research/bbresearch/scorecard-14" target="_blank">http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/other/telecoms-research/bbresearch/scorecard-14</a>) stated in figure 8 that the percentages of households in areas served by broadband were:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Standard broadband</p></td><td><p>Mobile broadband</p></td><td><p>Superfast broadband</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>United Kingdom</p></td><td><p>95-100%</p></td><td><p>95-100%</p></td><td><p>70-75%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>95-100%</p></td><td><p>95-100%</p></td><td><p>20-25%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>95-100%</p></td><td><p>90-95%</p></td><td><p>65-70%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spain</p></td><td><p>95-100%</p></td><td><p>95-100%</p></td><td><p>60-65%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>95-100%</p></td><td><p>95-100%</p></td><td><p>10-15%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom also publishes comparative information in its International Communications Market Report (<a href="http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/market-data/communications-market-reports/cmr13/international/" target="_blank">http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/market-data/communications-market-reports/cmr13/international/</a>)</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T16:59:48.8703093Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T16:59:48.8703093Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
65066
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star 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
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 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 remove filter
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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 date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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 Pupil Premium 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, how much funding Crawley constituency will receive through the pupil premium in the financial year 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley remove filter
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 205712 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Schools and academies in Crawley constituency have been allocated £4.026 million through the pupil premium for financial year 2014-15.</p><p>This includes funding through the deprivation, service child and children adopted from care elements, but excludes the looked-after children element as this is not available at a parliamentary constituency level.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T13:50:10.9254444Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:50:10.9254444Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws 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 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Respiratory System: Diseases 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, what steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS England plan to take to reduce premature mortality from respiratory disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley remove filter
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star this property uin 205718 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The NHS Outcomes Framework 2014-15 sets out the Department’s priority areas for the National Health Service and includes reducing deaths from respiratory disease as a key indicator. In addition to this, the Mandate sets out the requirements for NHS England to improve outcomes in a range of areas, including preventing premature deaths from the biggest killers (including respiratory) and supporting people with long term physical and mental health conditions.</p><p> </p><p><em>Living Well for Longer: National Support for Local Action to Reduce Premature Mortality</em>, launched in April, sets out what the health and care system will do to achieve the Government’s ambition to be amongst the best in Europe at reducing levels of premature mortality. It brings together in one place the national actions taken by the Department of Health and wider Government, NHS England and Public Health England, in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, focusing on the five big killers, including lung disease, and shows how they will support local leadership and interventions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has supported a number of initiatives to help improve outcomes for people with respiratory disease. In July 2011, it published an outcomes strategy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma in England, which sets out six high-level objectives to improve outcomes in these areas through high quality prevention, detection, treatment and care services. The Department has also supported the publication of a good practice guides on services for adults with asthma, which was published in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published Quality Standards for COPD and for asthma setting out the markers of high-quality, cost-effective care and the implementation of these will also raise the standard of care people with these conditions receive.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has collaborated with the National Review of Asthma Deaths which is examined the circumstances surrounding deaths from asthma from 1 February 2012 to 30 January 2013 and reported on its findings in May of this year. Lessons learnt about the factors that contribute to asthma deaths will inform the NHS about what constitutes good care, and encourage the development of appropriate services for people with asthma.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England recently ran a local pilot campaign in Oldham and Rochdale to raise awareness amongst the public about the importance of visiting their general practitioner with symptoms of breathlessness.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:13:24.5502566Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:13:24.5502566Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison 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 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
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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 remove filter
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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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star 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 remove filter
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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
78529
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star 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 remove filter
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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
78521
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star 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 remove filter
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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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star 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 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 remove filter
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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