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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Supply 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on food supplies of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We would prefer to leave with a deal and we will work in an energetic and determined way to deliver that better deal.</p><p>The UK food and drink supply chain contributes £121 billion to the economy and employs four million people (12% of UK employment). Food and drink manufacturing is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK, while food and drink retail is the largest service sector employer.</p><p>Consumers have access to a wide range of food products when they shop and this will continue once we leave the EU. However, if key trade routes are temporarily disrupted, there would be reduced availability and choice of certain food products, including some of the fresh produce we import from the EU. If we have to leave with no deal, there will not be an overall shortage of food in the UK.</p><p>While we are reliant on imports of certain fresh products at this time of year, our market profiles clearly demonstrate strong UK winter production of many root vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, swedes, turnips, parsnips and leeks.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T16:25:07.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T16:25:07.743Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1149509
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animals: Exports 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the capacity of the veterinary industry to deal with increased demand for Export Health Certificates in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
unstar this property uin 517 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We recognise there will be an increased demand for Export Health Certificates (EHCs) in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>Our aim has been to support the market in meeting likely demand by increasing the number of trained Official Veterinarians (OVs) by providing free certification training.</p><p> </p><p>The number of trained OVs has increased from around 600 in February 2019 to more than 1000 currently, there are around 250 who have registered but not yet completed this training. We have been contacting this group, encouraging them to complete the training as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In Great Britain, OVs operate in the private sector and over time we would expect the market to match supply and demand. Understanding what this means for certifying capacity is difficult as we cannot know how many hours a week these OVs will spend on certifying exports and to what extent their availability will respond to price incentives.</p><p> </p><p>To support Local Authority Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and Official Veterinarians, we have created a Certification Support Officer (CSO) role and funded training. CSOs will handle a number of preparatory and administrative aspects of EHCs (checking documents, identifying products or sealing containers), freeing up EHO or OV time and capacity to provide the final assurance required. To date, in GB, we have 70 authorised CSOs.</p><p> </p><p>EHCs for fish and fish products are primarily certified by Local Authority EHOs and OVs mainly certify EHCs for Animals and Products of Animal Origin (POAO).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T15:27:19.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T15:27:19.63Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1151311
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish her Department's response to the UK Overseas Territories Environment Funding Call for Evidence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 3609 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>We expect to publish the summary of responses from the <em>Call for Evidence on safeguarding the environment in the British Overseas Territories</em> in November, ahead of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) which is scheduled to take place on 26<sup>th</sup> and 27<sup>th</sup> November 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The summary of responses will also set out UK Government’s intended next steps for taking this work forward. We are still developing the agenda for the JMC, but it is likely to include a discussion on environmental funding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 3610 more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:35:22.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:35:22.343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1151312
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the summary of the UK Overseas Territories Environment Funding Call for Evidence will be published before the next UK Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council; and whether environmental funding will be on the agenda at that meeting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 3610 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>We expect to publish the summary of responses from the <em>Call for Evidence on safeguarding the environment in the British Overseas Territories</em> in November, ahead of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) which is scheduled to take place on 26<sup>th</sup> and 27<sup>th</sup> November 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The summary of responses will also set out UK Government’s intended next steps for taking this work forward. We are still developing the agenda for the JMC, but it is likely to include a discussion on environmental funding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 3609 more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:35:22.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:35:22.39Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1167586
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting 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 What plans she has to increase the number of trees planted each year; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lichfield more like this
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Michael Fabricant more like this
unstar this property uin 900255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>We are on track to plant 11 million trees and a further one million trees in urban areas. We have also modified our main grant schemes, to make them more accessible. We have announced additional funding for tree planting including £10 million for urban trees; £50 million for the Woodland Carbon Guarantee; and £5.7 million to kick-start the Northern Forest and the Woodland Carbon Fund is now open until 2022. Most recently we launched the Northumberland Forest of up to one million trees to be planted by 2024.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T11:13:51.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T11:13:51.967Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Michael Fabricant more like this
1149496
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicines Directorate 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the cost to the UK Veterinary Medicines Directorate of taking on regulatory functions currently undertaken by the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
unstar this property uin 510 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>There will be no change to the cost to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) for taking on the regulatory functions currently undertaken by the EU. This is due to the VMD being a full cost recovery agency and these regulatory functions are paid for by the veterinary pharmaceutical industry through the charges made on applications submitted.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T15:32:28.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T15:32:28.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1156203
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Pets: Theft 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making pet theft a specific crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Leicestershire more like this
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Alberto Costa more like this
unstar this property uin 5044 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
star this property answer text <p>Theft of a pet is already a criminal offence punishable by a penalty of up to 7 years imprisonment. In February 2016, the independent Sentencing Council updated its guidelines in relation to sentencing for theft offences. The guidelines take account of the emotional distress, and therefore harm, that the theft of a much beloved pet can have on the victim, and accordingly recommend higher penalties for such offences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-11-01T17:23:17.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-01T17:23:17.17Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alberto Costa more like this
1149498
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterinary Medicine: Drugs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the duration of recognition of certifications by a qualified person for batch release of medicinal products for human and veterinary use in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
unstar this property uin 512 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The unilateral recognition of the results of batch tests carried out in the EU/EEA by the UK will be time limited. We are not currently able to give a definite timeframe because it is closely linked to the wider negotiations.</p><p> </p><p>We are aware of the potential impact of this issue on industry and any changes to the unilateral recognition will be communicated as soon as we are able.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T16:02:40.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T16:02:40.2Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1151433
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Horse Racing: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent comparative assessment she has made of the number of racehorse fatalities (a) in the first nine months of 2019 and (b) in the same period in 2018; what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the British Horseracing Authority in reducing annual levels of racehorse fatalities; and with reference to the Answer of 16 April 2019 to Question 242198 on Horse Racing: Animal Welfare, what recent discussions officials in her Department have had with the British Horseracing Authority. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 3670 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The official annual statistics on fatality rates are published on the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) website, in an approach endorsed by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. We would expect the fatality rates for 2019 to be published by BHA in the New Year. Officials regularly meet with a wide range of stakeholders, including the BHA.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T14:08:57.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T14:08:57.123Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1148840
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Amazonia: Rain Forests 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that no products linked to Amazon deforestation are sold in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
unstar this property uin 83 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to supporting deforestation-free supply chains as set out in the 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>To address the footprint of products linked to deforestation, such as soya and beef, we have established the Global Resource Initiative (GRI). Led by a taskforce comprising of senior representatives from the private sector and civil society, the GRI will produce a set of recommendations in early 2020 to address the impact of the UK’s commodity supply chains. These recommendations may relate to regulatory and policy measures, transparency, financial incentives, trade, sustainable procurement and/or the role of the consumer. To address issues in relation to soya specifically, we have established the UK Roundtable on Sustainable Soya which has recently led to 83% of the UK retail market publishing concrete sourcing policies to deliver sustainable soya to the UK market.</p><p> </p><p>The Government works in partnership with countries in the Amazon to tackle deforestation and has invested nearly £120 million through the UK’s International Climate Finance on projects to support sustainable agriculture, prevent forest fires and implement the Forest Code in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado biomes. Following the Amazon fires the UK has pledged a further £10 million to protect and restore the Amazon rainforest in Brazil.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-23T16:38:31.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T16:38:31.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this