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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Disadvantaged 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 assessment his Department has made of (a) how widespread social exclusion is in rural areas and (b) the effect of his Department’s policies on social exclusion in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 206841 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>In order to inform delivery of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, the Department regularly reviews data and assessments relating to our cities, towns and rural areas, to understand both the challenges they face and the competitive advantages they hold. Our Ageing Society Grand Challenge includes £98 million of Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment into a ‘healthy ageing programme’, which will drive the development of new products and services to help people live in their homes longer, tackle loneliness and increase independence and wellbeing.</p><p> </p><p>BEIS is also supporting economic development and tackling regional disparities across the UK through the Strength in Places Fund, which received an additional £120 million of funding in Autumn Budget 2018. The programme supports businesses across the UK to adopt new technologies and to drive innovation-led growth, driving economic prosperity across all areas of the UK.</p> more like this
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 2019-01-17T16:21:01.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:21:01.64Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 Low Pay: Rural Areas 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 steps his Department is taking to tackle low pay in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 212428 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to delivering an economy that works for all. Through the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage, the Government is ensuring the lowest paid across the UK are fairly rewarded for their contribution to the economy. For example, 3,100 workers in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk are currently on the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage.</p><p>The Government has committed to increase the National Living Wage to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020, subject to sustained economic growth. To meet this target, we will increase the National Living Wage rate by 4.9% to £8.21 in April 2019, benefiting 1.8 million workers directly. This increase will mean that a full-time worker on the National Living Wage will be over £2,750 better off over the course of the year, compared to when the policy was introduced. Furthermore, inflation-beating increases in the National Minimum Wage rates are expected to benefit 350,000 young workers from April 2019.</p> more like this
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 2019-02-01T14:31:50.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-01T14:31:50.567Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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 Financial Services: Technology 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 steps his Department is taking to encourage small businesses to invest in and utilise FinTech. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 221819 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been independently ranked by EY and Deloitte as the world’s leading hub for Fintech. The ambitious Fintech Sector Strategy, launched in March 2018 by the Chancellor, sets out how the Government intends to maintain that position.</p><p> </p><p>This thriving Fintech community is an advantage for small UK businesses, who benefit from easy access to a range of services including foreign exchange, loans, equity investment and invoice finance. The British Business Bank’s annual Small Business Finance Markets report, published on 11 February, states that the value of peer-to-peer business lending rose a further 18% in 2018, having increased by 51% in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The same report notes that awareness among small businesses is also increasing, with 52% aware of peer-to-peer lending as an option (2017: 47%) and 70% aware of equity crowdfunding (2017: 60%). The British Business Bank’s portal for small businesses, the Finance Hub, has extensive information for small businesses on finance options including those available through Fintech providers and how to access them.</p><p> </p>
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 2019-02-22T13:05:28.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T13:05:28.27Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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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 Living Wage: Scotland 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, how many workers will receive an increase in wages as a result of the rise in the national living wage on 1 April 2019 in each Scottish parliamentary constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 235373 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
star this property answer text <p>On 1 April 2019, the Government is increasing the National Living Wage (NLW) to £8.21, keeping us on track to meet our target of the NLW reaching 60 percent of median earnings by 2020, subject to economic growth. This means that a full-time worker on the rate will be over £2750 better off over the year compared to the year the NLW was introduced.</p><p> </p><p>In April 2018, we estimated that 3,100 workers in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk would benefit from the 2018 increases in the NLW and NMW, which accounted for 7 per cent of the workforce.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has not published data on projected coverage of the NLW by constituency from 1 April 2019. However, we estimate that 159,000 workers in Scotland stand to benefit from increases in the NLW or National Minimum Wage (NMW).</p><p> </p><p>We also expect workers earning above the NLW and NMW to benefit from indirect pay increases. Across the UK, we estimate that at least 20% of workers, which is over 5 million people, will directly or indirectly benefit from April’s uprating. This estimate was made from data published in the Government’s Impact Assessment for the 2019 uprating of the NMW and NLW, and the Office for National Statistics’ Labour Force Survey statistics.</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 2019-03-26T17:59:02.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T17:59:02.417Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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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 British Business Bank: Loans 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, how much financial support the British Business Bank start-up loans programme has provided to businesses in each constituency since it was launched in 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 235375 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 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is currently being researched, and I will deposit a copy of it in the Libraries of the House by the end of April.</p> more like this
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 2019-03-28T16:58:37.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:58:37.357Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-17more like thismore than 2017-10-17
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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 Energy: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk 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, whether an estimate has been made of the number of energy customers in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency who are on (a) standard variable tariffs or (b) a default tariff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 108140 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Department collects data from energy companies by public electricity supplier (PES) regions; data is not available by parliamentary constituency. In South Scotland, 64% of gas and electricity customers are estimated to be on variable tariffs.</p><p>The Department’s methodology to produce estimates of customers on fixed tariffs is reliant on this being explicitly detailed in the tariff name so may not completely identify all tariffs. All tariffs not identified as fixed are assumed to be variable; however, standard variable tariffs cannot be distinguished within these.</p><p>Data are published in Quarterly Energy Prices tables 2.4.2 and 2.5.2.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/quarterly-domestic-energy-price-stastics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/quarterly-domestic-energy-price-stastics</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-10-23T10:20:12.54Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T10:20:12.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1038343
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Disadvantaged 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 recent assessment his Department has made of (a) how widespread social exclusion is in rural areas and (b) the effect of his Department’s policies on social exclusion in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 206842 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>Through the evidence gathered in the 2017-18 Community Life Survey in England, indicators linked to social exclusion do not show a significant difference between urban and rural areas. Adults living in rural areas are less likely to say that they often/always feel lonely than people living in urban areas (3% compared with 6%). In addition, adults living in rural areas are more likely to say they feel they belong to their immediate neighbourhood (68%) than those living in urban areas (61%).</p><p> </p><p>The cross-government loneliness team, based in DCMS, is overseeing the implementation of England’s first Loneliness Strategy, with policies for both rural and urban areas. Government has also unlocked £20 million to tackle loneliness across England including the £11.5m Building Connections Fund, from which evidence will be gathered on what interventions work in different places, including rural areas. Guidance has also been published with the Office for National Statistics to establish a consistent way of measuring loneliness.</p><p> </p><p>In its response to a House of Lords’ report on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act in May 2018, the government reiterated its commitment to rural proofing all policies. DCMS supports this through engagement with rural stakeholders and utilising Defra guidance and statistical information.</p><p> </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 2019-01-17T14:38:09.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T14:38:09.947Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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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 Horse Racing: Equine Flu 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support horse racing venues after the recent equine flu outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 221822 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>The Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) is an arms-length body of DCMS which is responsible for collecting a statutory Levy from betting operators which it distributes in line with its statutory duties to support British horse racing. In April 2017, the Government implemented significant reforms to the Levy, resulting in a £45m increase in statutory Levy income in 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>The HBLB provides over £200,000 annually for the Equine Influenza Programme, and a further £150,000 towards the Equine Infectious Disease Surveillance Programme, provides British racing with expert information and provisions to minimise the impact of equine diseases and respond quickly to outbreaks.</p><p> </p><p>HBLB has committed to pay a contribution to owners or trainers for the costs incurred where the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) recently required test samples to be taken for equine influenza, including the cost of the swabs and the veterinary fees involved. In addition, HBLB has committed £321,500 to support the rescheduling of replacement races and fixtures following the recent suspension, and will continue discussions with the BHA regarding funding for further races and fixtures as required. The BHA have now scheduled a number of additional fixtures from February 20th onwards.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 222699 more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T11:24:53.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T11:24:53.003Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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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 Broadband: Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how she plans to improve access to broadband services in Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 7140 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department has contributed £50.8 million to the current Highlands &amp; Islands broadband project and £50 million to the project for the Rest of Scotland. A further £20.99 million has been allocated to support further Rollout by Digital Scotland across both projects which could include Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk. For premises not covered by superfast broadband, we will ensure universal broadband coverage of at least 10Mbps, so that no home or business is left behind.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T16:27:17.927Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T16:27:17.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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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 Broadband: Scotland 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much her Department has contributed to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme; and what other support her Department has given to the rollout of superfast broadband in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont remove filter
star this property uin 7202 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon member to my response to the question from the member from Orkney and Shetland during DCMS questions today in the chamber.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matt Hancock more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 900848 more like this
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less than 2017-09-14T16:58:48.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T16:58:48.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this