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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for International Development remove filter
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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: Vaccination 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 International Development, what comparative assessment he has made of the levels of take up of vaccinations internationally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 266656 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK believes all children should have access to lifesaving vaccines and is committed to supporting vaccination uptake internationally through our investment in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. In 2017 alone, 65 million children in the world’s poorest countries were immunised through Gavi support.</p><p> </p><p>Immunisation coverage is the best way to measure vaccine uptake. Gavi monitor this at international, national and local levels. This provides an accurate picture of population immunity levels crucial to preventing deadly disease outbreaks. Through UK support to Gavi, immunisation coverage has increased substantially across the world’s poorest countries from a baseline of 66% in 2000 to 80% in 2017. This coverage is now on par with the global average of 85%. Despite the increased coverage, the UK remains concerned about reports of anti-vaccination campaigns and vaccine hesitancy. This has the potential to undermine hard-fought gains in protecting children from vaccine preventable diseases. Gavi recognises this and works through civil society and local community groups to address community concerns or fears and ensure that there is strong trust in vaccines.</p><p> </p><p>The UK will support efforts to improve vaccine uptake internationally by ensuring Gavi’s future strategy focuses on increasing access to vaccines for the world’s most marginalised children and continues to work at local levels with civil society groups to address local concerns and counter false claims and misinformation. The UK’s hosting of Gavi’s Pledging Conference next year will also demonstrate this continued commitment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:05:14.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:05:14.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1132462
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 Palestinian Authority: Pay 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 International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261075, whether the wages of any UK-funded Palestinian Authority public servants have been reduced as a result of Palestinian Authority spending cuts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 265408 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>DFID officials are aware that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has begun to make partial salary payments to public sector officials earning 2,000 NIS (£425) or above a month and can confirm that this includes health and education sector public servants whose salaries are funded through UK aid. The UK continues to support a stable PA which can act as an effective partner for peace with Israel. UK aid to the PA’s health and education sectors is used exclusively to pay the salaries of vetted health and education public servants, including teachers, doctors and nurses, in the West Bank. The EU vets the list of PA health and education sector employees before every disbursement of financial aid to ensure only eligible beneficiaries receive UK aid, at a range of grades based on the PA payroll system. These payments are then independently audited. The PA’s decision to make partial salary payments to public sector officials does not affect the robust financial safeguards that ensure UK financial aid reaches its intended beneficiaries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:14:07.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:14:07.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1132541
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 Emergencies: Crimes of Violence 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 International Development, what proportion of his Department’s spending is currently allocated to gender-based violence services in emergencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 265409 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world leader in championing prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls through research, programmes and partnerships. Our £25million What Works to Prevent Violence programme is the largest global investment in research into prevention of violence against women and girls and I am committed to maintaining the UK’s global leadership in this area.</p><p> </p><p>At the Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference the UK committed £7 million of support to tackle SGBV in Syria through our partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and reaffirmed our commitments made under the Call to Action on Protection from Gender Based Violence in Emergencies.</p><p> </p><p>Work to prevent and respond to GBV in emergencies in DFID consists of standalone programmes and GBV prevention and response integrated into broader conflict prevention, humanitarian and sector wide interventions in education, women’s economic empowerment and social protection. This complexity means that we do not specifically track all this spend as gender-based violence programming.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:23:02.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:23:02.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1132543
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 Emergencies: Crimes of Violence 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 International Development, what steps his Department is taking to close the funding gap, estimated by the International Rescue Committee at US $ 104.2 million, for gender-based violence services in emergencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 265410 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>Far more needs to be done to combat the appalling levels of violence that women and girls experience every day around the world. During humanitarian emergencies, violence against women and girls can increase in both frequency and severity. DFID funded ‘What Works to Prevent Violence’ research in South Sudan revealed that over 73% of girls and women experienced intimate partner violence.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is an active member of the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies, which brings together governments, UN agencies, international NGOs and civil society organisations to share best practice and report on progress against shared commitments on preventing and responding to GBV. The UK co-chairs the States and Donors Working Group.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s ground-breaking research into violence against women and girls has demonstrated that violence is preventable, and we are committed to using this evidence to scale up our work to prevent violence and to influence our international partners to do the same.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:23:46.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:23:46.827Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1132545
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 Emergencies: Crimes of Violence 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 International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the recent Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Crises Conference. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 265411 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>Participants at the Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference agreed that strengthening SGBV prevention and response must be a humanitarian priority. Baroness Sugg represented the UK at the conference and reiterated the UK’s strong leadership on ending all forms of SGBV, announcing UK political commitments which included ensuring access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in humanitarian crises and £7 million of support to tackle SGBV in Syria through our partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).</p><p> </p><p>The UK reaffirmed our commitments made under the Call to Action on Protection from Gender Based Violence in Emergencies. These commitments are in line with DFID policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:21:43.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:21:43.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1132546
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 Emergencies: Crimes of Violence 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 International Development, if his Department will commit to increasing funding for gender-based violence services at the Preventing sexual violence initiative conference in November. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 265412 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>There is more the UK can do to prevent all forms of violence, including sexual violence in conflict. Through initiatives such as Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI) and the Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference (Oslo Conference) we are continually challenging ourselves and others to step up and do more to tackle the problem.</p><p> </p><p>At the Oslo Conference the UK announced an additional £7 million in funding for GBV in Syria. We are committed to continuing to step up our GBV prevention and response but these efforts are not limited to DFID funding. UK leadership includes advocating for all humanitarian actors to recognise SGBV as a shared priority and investing in evidence that demonstrates both the scale of the problem and effective interventions to address SGBV. We are committed to continuing to invest in ground-breaking programmes such as DFID’s ‘What Works to Prevent Violence’ that provide vital support to women and girls and inform global evidence on the prevalence, severity and effective interventions to prevent violence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:19:40.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:19:40.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1132080
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 Gaza: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the welfare of children living in Gaza. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 264457 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK continually monitors the humanitarian situation in Gaza. We are concerned by the high levels of poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, and the impacts of the humanitarian situation on children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a report on 31 May titled ‘The Gaza trauma response’, noted that from 30th March 2018 to 30th March 2019, during the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations, 172 people became permanently disabled because of their injuries, of whom 36 were children.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to help the growing needs of approximately 1.5 million registered refugees in Gaza through support to the UN Refugees and Works Agency (UNRWA). Between 2019-2020, the UK will provide up to £80m to UNRWA. UNRWA runs over 274 schools and educates over 278,000 children in Gaza. We are providing £2 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to help support several of the most urgent health needs in Gaza, including drugs, surgical equipment and physical rehabilitation for people with disabilities. We have recently announced £1.6m aid to the World Health Organisation Appeal, which will support trauma medical treatment in the Gaza Strip, including establishment of a new limb reconstruction centre.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:19:41.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:19:41.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1131668
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
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: Nurses more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to help support nursing provision in low and middle-income countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
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Dr Dan Poulter more like this
star this property uin 263800 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Health workers, including nurses, are essential to build strong health systems and achieve universal health coverage. DFID will support nursing provision through our new health partnerships programme, which includes £5 million of grants to train and upskill nurses and midwives specifically. DFID also assists countries to invest in their health workers to improve health services. For example, we have supported over 7,000 nurses and midwives in Kenya to be trained in emergency obstetric and new-born care which has led to a 10% reduction in maternal deaths.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:52:56.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:52:56.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
1131676
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 India: Droughts 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 victims of drought in India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 263689 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government of India neither seeks nor accepts international assistance for disaster relief. The State and the Central governments of India have taken steps to provide relief to those affected due to drought. The UK ended traditional aid to India in 2015 and we no longer give any money to the Government of India.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our ongoing investment and technical assistance programme in India, DFID is supporting Naireeta Services Private Limited for Bhungroo (Rainwater Storage Innovation Technology) which helps farmers store water during seasons of high rainfall to be available in time of drought.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:59:26.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:59:26.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1131708
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
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 Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Wilton Park statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 263850 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>DFID has reviewed and assessed the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. Policy Teams will investigate how to incorporate the recommendations into their policy plans. We will continue to regularly challenge our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:46:20.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:46:20.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this