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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Human Rights more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Government's policies on (a) the protection of civilians and (b) atrocity prevention are implemented in Sudan; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those policies on bilateral relations with that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 265435 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to engage with a range of opposition, members of the protest movement as well as the Transitional Military Council (TMC). The UK, alongside Troika partners Norway and the US, has called for all sides to engage in an inclusive dialogue that leads to a swift, orderly and peaceful transition to civilian rule. On 29 May our Ambassador delivered this message to Yassir Arman of Sudan People's Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) and encouraged all armed movements to return to Sudan and take part in the talks to agree a civilian-led transition and achieve peace. We have condemned the way that the opposition leaders have since been treated by the TMC since they returned.</p><p>On 4 June in a joint Troika statement, we condemned the recent violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan which left many civilians dead or injured. We also expressed serious concern over TMC's announcement that it would cease negotiations and called for an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government. Our Embassy in Khartoum calls on members of the Transitional Military Council both in public and directly to take the steps needed to improve the situation in Sudan, including the release of all political detainees</p><p><br>On 6 June, I summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express our grave concerns at the use of violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected, and the resumption of the political process leading to an agreed peaceful transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people. We will continue to engage with all sides to support a settlement that works for all Sudanese people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:51:32.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:51:32.877Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1132407
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Sanctions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on targeted sanctions against members of the Transitional Military Council in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 265436 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>​We will continue to work with Troika (UK, US and Norway), EU, UN and regional allies to agree on the most effective course of action, including a range of measures, which could include sanctions. The UK's commitment and respect for human rights and accountability, including through the UN Security Council, is steadfast.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:38:59.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:38:59.007Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1132408
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking at the United Nations to establish an independent investigation into the attacks on protesters in Sudan, and sexual and gender-based violence by all armed groups in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 265437 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>We have said in public and in private, that there must be justice and accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court; due legal process must be followed. The UK, through the UN Security Council issued a statement on 11 June that called for the immediate cessation of violence against civilians and emphasised the importance of human rights, protection of civilians, accountability and justice. They also noted the announcement by the Transitional Military Council to investigate the incidents.</p><p>The EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) issued a statement on 17 June, which called for all human rights violations and abuses committed to be investigated in an independent and transparent manner, and perpetrators held accountable for their acts. In both the UN and the African Union there is widespread concern about the situation, as well as ongoing considerations of how to hold the Sudanese authorities accountable.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T13:41:03.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T13:41:03.737Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1131351
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic discussions he has had with his regional counterparts on a civilian-led Government in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
star this property uin 263158 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Since the removal of Bashir as President and the establishment of a Transitional Military Council the UK has engaged with international counterparts bilaterally and in multilateral fora to shape an international response that supports the demands of the people of Sudan to deliver a swift and inclusive move to civilian rule. The Foreign Secretary spoke with Kenyan Cabinet secretary for Foreign Affairs on 3 May and Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on 25 April on the importance of international partners' engagement to support a swift transition to civilian rule.</p><p>The UK has ensured that the situation in Sudan has been discussed at the highest levels, including in the UN Security Council, most recently on 4 June. The UK also continues to promote comprehensive peace negotiations through our role in the Troika. Alongside the US and Norway we engage regularly with the African Union (AU) building on long standing support to the AU's mediation efforts to encourage peace and security in Sudan. The UK welcomes the leadership of the AU in calling for a swift move to civilian rule; it is vital that the transition credibly delivers the demands of the people of Sudan.</p><p>The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected and for the resumption of the political process with the protestors and the opposition, and an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:27:22.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:27:22.637Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4264
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
1131612
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to (a) assist independent investigations and (b) support accountability for any violations potentially committed during alleged recent attacks on protesters in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
star this property uin 263806 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The British Government condemns the violent attacks by Sudanese security forces against peaceful protestors in Sudan last week, which left many dead or injured. The Transitional Military Council (TMC) bears full responsibility. We have frequently called for the Sudanese authorities to ensure that peaceful protests are not met with violence and those responsible for the injuries and deaths of protestors are held to account.</p><p>We have been consistent in public and in private that there must be justice and accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court; due legal process must be followed. The UK, through the UN Security Council issued a statement on 13 June that called for the violence to stop and emphasised the importance of human rights, protection of civilians, accountability and justice.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:34:20.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:34:20.433Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4264
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Doughty more like this
1132042
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Indigenous Peoples more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of Ethiopian state developments on indigenous populations in the lower Omo valley. 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 264320 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>​I am aware of concerns raised about the impacts of development projects on the Omo people in southern Ethiopia. The UK makes regular assessments of the development context in Ethiopia. We are currently funding research which considers the impact of development on income inequality, conflict, and the environment in South Omo. The research is currently being finalised.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:30:17.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:30:17.24Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1133638
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Diplomatic Service more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department will be making extra resources available to support his staff in Sudan. 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 267290 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>On 5 June the decision was taken to withdraw non-essential British Embassy staff and dependents from Sudan. We are keeping the current staffing levels at our Embassy in Khartoum under constant review, but our key concern remains the safety of staff and dependants. We have reinforced our Sudan team in London to provide more support to our Embassy and to handle the increased UK-based policy work on this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:41:27.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:41:27.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1133680
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the transitional military council of Sudan acts in good faith during its negotiations with the opposition on forming a civilian government. 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 267317 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>On 3 June, the Foreign Secretary condemned the attack on protestors by Sudanese security forces, and held the Transitional Military Council (TMC) fully responsible. We also expressed serious concern over the TMC's announcement that it would cease negotiations, and we called for an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led government. We have called on the TMC to take the steps needed to improve the situation in Sudan, including the release of all political detainees.</p><p>The TMC should now take appropriate steps to provide confidence for protestors and create the conditions necessary for the resumption of dialogue, which includes an investigation into the 3 June attack, an end to the blocking of the internet, and a free media being allowed. We have said that the TMC must re-engage in a political process with the protestors and opposition to ensure an agreed transfer of power to a civilian-led authority, in a swift, orderly and peaceful manner. The UK will continue to engage with all sides to support a settlement that works for all Sudanese people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T15:44:23.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T15:44:23.92Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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1604
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
1138060
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Somalia: Weapons more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to the Somali Government to counter the proliferation of weapons within Somalia and prevent access to weapons by terrorists. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 275714 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK plays a leading role in upholding and strengthening the UN Somalia sanctions regime in our capacity as drafters for all UN Security Council Resolutions on Somalia. The sanctions regime is central to international efforts to promote peace and security in Somalia, including through addressing the threat of Al-Shabaab. The regime includes an arms embargo with certain exemptions for humanitarian protection, the African Union Mission in Somalia, and the development of the Somali security forces. Within these exemptions, safeguards are in place to manage proliferation of arms. Our Embassy in Mogadishu regularly engages with the Somali authorities on the importance of compliance with the regime and to support the development of effective weapons and ammunition management. More broadly, the UK has an extensive programme of support to security sector reform in Somalia, helping Somalia take responsibility for its own national security and reduce conflict and terrorism.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:42:36.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:42:36.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1139232
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading South Africa: Crimes of Violence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his South African counterpart in the (a) recent trends in the level of violence and murder in Cape Town and (b) the potential consequences for visitors from the UK of those matters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 277665 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Our High Commission in South Africa regularly raises issues of concern with the South African authorities where necessary, in particular where UK nationals are involved. We work with South African law enforcement, providing training and capacity building to the South African Police Service and support links between our legal systems. UK nationals should always consult Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice, which is regularly reviewed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:47:54.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:47:54.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this