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unstar this property date less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Honours more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of staff in his Department in receipt of each category of Honour in (a) December 2018 and (b) June 2019 were (i) from ethnic minority backgrounds and (ii) female aged (A) under 30, (B) 31 to 40, (C) 41 to 50 and (D) aged over 50. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra 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 Government is committed to ensuring that the honours system is fully representative of UK society. The proportion of women and people from ethnic minorities receiving recognition on each honours list is available on <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>, as is a breakdown of ethnicities of recipients on the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information on ages is not correlated with other diversity factors. We also publish the proportion of honours by independent committee on GOV.UK. The numbers of honours recipients in the Department for International Development are very small and vary from year to year. Releasing the requested data would identify the individuals and they have given permission for their data to be used for statistical purposes only.</p> more like this
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 2019-11-05T16:45:10.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T16:45:10.763Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Digital Technology more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
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Norman Lamb 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>DFID’s <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfid-digital-strategy-2018-to-2020-doing-development-in-a-digital-world" target="_blank">Digital Strategy 2018 to 2020</a> sets out a vision and approach for doing development in a digital world. Its aim is to establish DFID as a global leader in digital technology and development, in order to have a bigger, faster and more cost-effective impact on the lives of poor people.</p><p> </p><p>Responsibility for delivering on the digital strategy is shared across different business units in DFID, including the Head of Emerging Policy, Innovation and Capability, the Chief Information Officer, the Head of Better Delivery Department and the Chief Statistician, co-ordinating through the Digital Data and Technology Steering Group.</p><p> </p><p>A Digital Data and Technology Delivery Board chaired by the Permanent Secretary provides strategic oversight and guidance.</p> more like this
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 2019-11-05T13:38:36.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:38:36.737Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Females 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 advance the rights of older women in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 7138 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>DFID’s Strategic Vision for Gender Equality underlines the need to focus on each stage of the lifecycle if we are to achieve our ambitions to leave no-one behind. This includes recognising the contribution of older women and considering them in efforts to empower women economically.</p><p>Better data and understanding of the situation of older women is essential for tackling the poverty and discrimination they face. DFID is investing in improving collection and use of disaggregated data (by sex, age and disability) to enable us to empower and include those who are too often invisible or face additional barriers to escaping poverty, such as older people. For example, we have led the way on the Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan and worked with others to improve the international development system on disaggregated and inclusive data.</p><p>The UK is also committed to shining a spotlight on the vulnerabilities of widows globally, including raising awareness of the discrimination and abuse often faced by older widows. At the Commission on the Status of Women in March, the UK helped secure the first ever United Nations-level recognition of the need to invest in adequate measures to protect and support widows.</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 2019-11-05T13:39:45.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:39:45.907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Older People 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 ensure that older women and men are supported and empowered and that their rights are protected as part of the Government's commitment to the Leave no one behind principle. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 7139 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>DFID believes that no one should face the indignity of extreme, absolute, chronic poverty, and as part of our commitment to <em>Leave No One Behind</em>, we will put the needs of the most excluded first. This means challenging the social barriers that deny people opportunity and limit their potential. Older people can experience a range of complex barriers and face multiple exclusions. They are more likely than any other age group to have disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>Social protection mechanisms can play a crucial part in supporting the economic empowerment of older people. For example, the UK has been proud to partner with the Government of Uganda over the last 10 years to deliver a Senior Citizen Grant. The programme currently supports 168,340 older people each year.</p> more like this
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 2019-11-05T13:40:56.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:40:56.033Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Females 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 recognise, promote and support the paid and unpaid work of older women as part of its economic empowerment programs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 7140 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>Through the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women programme the UK Government invested in research to better understand the care economy, and the interventions that will most help women to become economically empowered and productive. The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women programme undertook 14 research projects in 50 countries and promoted the use of research by decision makers. DFID is commissioning further research in a new phase which will include a focus on women’s unpaid care work.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s leadership on improving collection and use of disaggregated sex and age data seeks to empower older women (among other groups) to escape poverty. Our Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan sets out the steps we will take to work across the international system to develop tools, methods, and guidance on inclusive data.</p><p> </p><p>UKAid is supporting the expansion of social protection programmes to empower older people. For example, the UK has supported the Government of Uganda over the last 10 years to deliver a Senior Citizen Grant. The programme currently supports 168,340 older people each year.</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 2019-11-05T13:35:27.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:35:27.04Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Somalia: Malnutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to integrate malnutrition prevention and treatment objectives into his Department's resilience programmes in Somalia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 7217 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 UK has been at the forefront of building resilience in Somalia since 2013 and is widely acknowledged to have played a leading role in preventing famine in 2017. Our current four year £64 million Building Resilient Communities in Somalia programme has fully integrated the prevention and treatment of malnutrition within the overall community driven approach and will contribute to improved outcomes for malnourished children. The programme is expected to support at least 160,000 women and children through malnutrition treatment and prevention services by 2022. Other donors are following our lead to build resilience in Somalia and break the cycle of dependency on relief aid.</p> more like this
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 2019-11-05T13:36:21.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:36:21.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan: Malnutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to integrate malnutrition prevention and treatment into his Department's resilience programmes in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 7218 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>Through our livelihoods and resilience programming in South Sudan, DFID is working with partners to tackle the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition. This includes: supporting households to diversify their income and food sources through crop and vegetable production, fishing and small livestock; working with traders to kick start markets; and supporting training that builds the knowledge and skills which underpin nutritious diets.</p><p> </p><p>These approaches complement the life-saving provision of food, water, nutrition products and medicine through DFID’s humanitarian programming. In addition, DFID’s Health Pooled Fund programme is improving access to nutrition services – both screening and treatment – as part of a package of life-saving care in 800 health centres across South Sudan. In the last year 480,000 children under five were assessed for malnutrition.</p> more like this
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 2019-11-05T13:37:28.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:37:28.347Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many of his civil servants have been deployed to other Departments from his Department's (a) London office b) Scotland office and (c) offices overseas to work on tasks relating to the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 6481 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>As at 28 October, the breakdown of DFID staff deployed to other government departments to work on EU exit related tasks is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Office</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>No. deployed</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DFID London</p></td><td><p>127</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DFID Scotland</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DFID Overseas</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T16:25:00.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T16:25:00.003Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Malnutrition 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's climate and agriculture teams will take to ensure that the development of more climate resilient crop varieties will improve nutritional outcomes for the poorest people in countries with the highest burden of malnutrition and food insecurity; and what steps his Department will take to track those outcomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 6326 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>DFID funds the development of new crop varieties which are high yielding, climate and disease resilient, and have improved nutritional value. This includes flood tolerant rice that reduces risks for 10 million smallholders in South Asia, and drought tolerant maize that delivers more stable yields under climate stress being grown by 3 million households in Africa. DFID also supports the development and delivery of biofortified crops, which are conventionally bred with higher levels of zinc, iron and Vitamin A, as well as climate-resilient traits such as drought and pest tolerance. By 2018, DFID had reached over 8 million households with these climate-resilient and nutritious crops such as high iron beans and pearl millet, and orange sweet potato (high in Vitamin A).</p><p> </p><p>DFID plans to reach 13.5 million households in countries with high levels of nutrition insecurity by 2022 with these new biofortified crops. DFID tracks outcomes closely through its international research partners, and invests in the generation of high quality evidence to measure impact and cost-effectiveness of such interventions.</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 2019-10-31T16:21:55.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T16:21:55.657Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Tanzania: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has allocated to aid programmes in Tanzania in each of the last three years; and what that funding has been spent on. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 6268 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>As published in the departmental Annual Report and Accounts, DFID bilateral programme outturns were £180,903,000 in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/625548/DFID-Annual-Report-and-Accounts-2016-17.pdf" target="_blank">2016-17</a>; £165,246,000 in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/750989/DFID-Annual-Report-Accounts-2017-18-amended-Oct18.pdf" target="_blank">2017-18</a>; and £152,876,000 in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/815787/ARA-2019.pdf" target="_blank">2018-19</a>. UK aid has supported the UK effort to tackle organised crime such as drug trafficking and illegal wildlife trade; improved education access and quality especially for girls and scaled up family planning services; helped reduce infant deaths and stunting through nutrition support; protected the environment by expanding renewable energy services; created jobs and trade by investing in infrastructure and agriculture; and shared the expertise of Britain’s democratic values and traditions to strengthen Tanzania’s judiciary and parliament.</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 2019-11-04T17:34:51.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:34:51.427Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this