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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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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 Employment: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers in (a) Crawley and (b) the UK have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme; and how many jobs have been created (i) in and (ii) under that scheme. 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 7743 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Disability Confident (DC) scheme was launched in November 2016 and supports the Government’s commitment of helping one million more disabled people into work by 2027. Disability Confident provides employers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace. The scheme is designed as a journey, with all employers starting at Level 1 and progressing through the scheme at their own pace. Accreditation for each level lasts for 3 years. No employer is too small or new to start the journey and even the most experienced employer will still find new techniques and best practice that can help them.</p><p> </p><p>As of 13/9/2019, the latest published figures show that over 13,600 employers are signed up to the scheme nationally at the following levels: Level 1 - DC Committed (10,031), Level 2 - DC Employer (3,336), Level 3 - DC Leader (244) of those, 62% are small or micro employers and 80% are SMEs. All main Government departments are DC Leaders (Level 3) and over 83% of Local Authorities signed up, with good penetration of NHS and blue-light services. In Crawley there are 17 Disability Confident organisations; 7 DC Committed (Level 1) and 10 DC Employer (Level 2).</p><p> </p><p>Of the 157,000 jobs currently advertised on the DWP Find a Job website, over 20,000 are from DC employers – totalling 13%. Over the last 5 years the number of disabled people in employment has increased by around 1.06 million since Q2 2013, and currently stands at 7.7 million.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:49:31.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:49:31.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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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 Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments 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 Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to ensure that GPs follow NICE guidance on blood cancer. 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 900212 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 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) clinical guidelines help healthcare professionals deliver the best possible care based on the best available evidence. The guidelines are not mandatory, although healthcare professionals are expected to take them fully into account</p><p><br>NICE’s updated referral guidelines for suspected cancer published in June 2015 could save about 5,000 lives a year, with general practitioners urged to think of cancer sooner and to lower the referral threshold for tests.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T07:32:29.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T07:32:29.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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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 Cancer: Health Services 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 Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming NHS people plan will include a fully costed plan for increasing the cancer workforce. 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 2759 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The interim NHS People Plan was published on 3 June 2019 and sets out the type of workforce, and future staff and leadership culture the National Health Service will need to develop, to ensure the successful delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.</p><p> </p><p>The final NHS People Plan will be informed by the Cancer Workforce Plan for England, published in December 2017 by Health Education England. This set out plans to expand capacity and skills in the cancer workforce, including targeting additional training support for seven priority professions such as clinical radiology, histopathology, oncology and diagnostic and therapeutic radiography. Since 2017 there has been a net increase of 833 full time equivalent staff across the seven priority professions.</p><p> </p><p>The full NHS People Plan will be published in the next few months and will set out a clear framework for collective action on workforce priorities over the next five years.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T12:38:11.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T12:38:11.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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 Blood Cancer: Health Services 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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of using genomics in healthcare for the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers. 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 569 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Genomic testing is already in use as part of the diagnostic pathway for blood cancer. Through implementation of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, NHS England and NHS Improvement are ensuring consistent and equitable access to genomic testing.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan sets out the ambition to embed genomic medicine, including whole genome sequencing, into routine clinical care. It is expected that within the next year whole genome sequencing (WGS) will begin to be available for:</p><p>- Seriously ill children likely to have a rare genetic disorder;</p><p>- People with one of 21 rare conditions where current evidence supports early adoption of WGS as a diagnostic test; and</p><p>- People with specific types of cancer for which there is likely to be the greatest patient benefit from using WGS – children with cancer, sarcoma and acute myeloid leukaemia.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2019-10-22T13:56:18.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T13:56:18.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Business: Crawley more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps her Department has taken to support businesses in Crawley. 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 165 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making the UK the best place to start and grow a business, ensuring all businesses have access to the advice and support they need<del class="ministerial"> to succeed to start, grow, and scale up their businesses</del>.</p><p> </p><p>All businesses can access core services, information and guidance on starting up and running a business, as well as their statutory rights and obligations, on our GOV.UK sites and <a href="http://www.gov.uk/browse/business" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/browse/business</a>. The Business Finance and Support Finder tool on the website provides information on how to access a wide range of Government-backed financial support for start-up businesses, such as funding and grant schemes. The Government backed British Business Bank (BBB), as of July 2019, has provided funding of £6.6bn to over 89,000 businesses. In addition, since 2012, the Start-Up Loans Company (now part of BBB) has delivered over 67,000 loans worth over £534m. In Crawley they have issued 99 loans since 2012, worth over £680,000.</p><p> </p><p>This Government continues to work with Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to drive forward local growth. Through three rounds of competitive Growth Deals, Government has invested over £9 billion of funding, including £304.3 million to Coast to Capital LEP, which covers Crawley, to empower local areas to reach their potential, boosting national productivity and growth.</p><p> </p><p>We have also supported and invested in the creation of a network of 38 Growth Hubs. Businesses in the Crawley constituency can access business advice through the Coast to Capital Growth Hub. Led and governed by the Coast to Capital 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. This support includes helping businesses prepare for Brexit. In 2018-19 the Coast to Capital Growth Hub supported over 1,503 businesses and helped more than 313 individuals start a business.</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 2019-10-21T16:11:37.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:11:37.243Z
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less than 2019-10-22T15:30:10.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:30:10.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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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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 remove filter
1148769
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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 Greenhouse Gas Emissions 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. 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 166 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK has made world-leading progress in cutting our emissions while growing the economy. Our net zero target requires us to build on this progress by transforming our economy – our homes, our transport, our businesses, and how we generate and use energy.</p><p>We are building on the strong frameworks of the Clean Growth Strategy and Industrial Strategy to deliver the net zero target. Since legislating for net zero the Government has announced £2 billion of investment, including up to £1 billion for the electric vehicle supply chain, and funding for electric vehicle infrastructure, clean steel and hydrogen.</p><p>The Government will continue to bring forward further plans, for example through the Energy White Paper, Transport Decarbonisation Plan and Heat Roadmap in the coming months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Spelthorne more like this
star this property answering member printed Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:19:51.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:19:51.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kwasi Kwarteng more like this
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1148770
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Australasia 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 International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of trading opportunities between the UK and (a) Australia and (b) New Zealand after the UK leaves the EU. 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 167 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 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Australia and New Zealand are close economic partners and allies. Trade between Australia and New Zealand was worth a combined total of £19.4 billion (in the four quarter to the end Quarter 1 2019). Through our on-going engagement with UK stakeholders, including our work to promote UK exports overseas, and with the Governments of Australia and New Zealand, we have assessed that the UK could increase its trade and investment relationship with both countries, benefiting both UK businesses and consumers. We have committed to starting Free Trade Agreement negotiations with both countries as soon as we are able to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth West more like this
star this property answering member printed Conor Burns more like this
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less than 2019-10-16T16:01:11.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-16T16:01:11.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Conor Burns more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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 Pension Funds 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 Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure pension funds consider the impact of climate change when taking investment decisions. 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 292199 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that climate change is a defining national and international emergency, and we have introduced three key measures to ensure that pension schemes understand their responsibilities in responding to it.</p><p> </p><p>Firstly, since January 2019 those running single employer occupational pension schemes have been required to establish an effective system of governance including consideration of environmental, social and governance factors related to investment assets in investment decisions.</p><p> </p><p>Secondly, also since January 2019 schemes with 100 or more members must carry out and document a risk assessment of their system of governance including risks relating to climate change, the use of resources and the environment and risks relating to the depreciation of assets as a result of regulatory change (known as transition risk).</p><p> </p><p>Thirdly, as of 1st October, trustees of occupational pension schemes must state their policy on how they take account of the financial risks of climate change when developing their investment strategies. Defined contribution pension schemes are also required to publish their policy online.</p><p> </p><p>As the Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion I have spoken extensively about the new requirements and made clear this Government’s expectations of pension schemes.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T11:42:36.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T11:42:36.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Taxation 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 International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help strengthen tax systems of developing countries. 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 290316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting countries to achieve the Global Goals, including working actively with countries to help raise and manage public revenues, and thereby to invest in their public services and infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2019 we announced a new £47 million package of support to assist developing countries in strengthening their tax systems. This package will provide technical assistance and capacity building support through a number of partners. It will also help contribute to economic growth by helping to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, and by creating a more level playing field for businesses. In addition to this new package of support, the UK has a number of other initiatives underway to help strengthen tax systems; in August 2018 DFID Ethiopia launched a £35 million programme to support the Ethiopian government in transforming the country’s tax system, and HMRC’s Capacity Building Unit provides peer-to-peer expertise to raise the standards of tax systems of developing countries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T15:47:27.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T15:47:27.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-24more like thismore than 2019-09-24
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Crew more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department and the Civil Aviation Authority will consult on removing the ban on pilots who are over 65 years of age and otherwise fit and healthy from flying domestic commercial aircraft. 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 290317 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK has adopted upper age limits for both single and multi pilot Commercial Air Transport operations as set out in both EU legislation and International Civil Aviation Organisation standards. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has commissioned and published research on this matter and we will consider any proposals for change that are made by EASA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T12:56:32.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T12:56:32.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith remove filter