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1002569
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Attorney General: Energy 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 Attorney General, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188845 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The quantity of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) and can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The figures are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>(MWh) Megawatt hours</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FY</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Electricity</strong></p></td><td><p>7,844</p></td><td><p>5,412</p></td><td><p>6,993</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Gas</strong></p></td><td><p>3,115</p></td><td><p>3,579</p></td><td><p>5,586</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:17:07.41Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
star this property tabling member
4393
star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002570
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Attorney General: Energy 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 Attorney General, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) the Attorney General's Office, (ii) the Crown Prosecution Service, (iii) the Government Legal Department and (iv) the Serious Fraud Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188846 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Attorney General’s Office and the Law Officers Departments (CPS, SFO, GLD and HMCPSI) is published in the CPS annual report (page 12) which can be found <a href="https://www.cps.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/publications/CPS-Annual-Report-2017-18.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The costs are also shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Electricity Spend (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Gas Spend (£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1,080,192</p></td><td><p>113,302</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>1,008,263</p></td><td><p>96,623</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>968,829</p></td><td><p>83,167</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>It is not possible to break these figures down any further without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T13:19:09.877Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4393
star this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1007134
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Rape: Criminal Proceedings 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 Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the CPS charging, prosecution and conviction rates related to cases of rape since 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 191416 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are a number of factors that have contributed to the recent falls in the volume of suspects charged, prosecuted and convicted of rape. The 2017-18 Violence Against Women and Girls report highlighted a 9.1% fall in referrals of rape flagged cases from the police to the CPS and work is being undertaken to understand the reasons behind this trend. Prosecutors are increasingly using the process of Early Investigative Advice to work with the police early to see what can be done to strengthen the prosecution when it is needed.</p><p>Rape investigations are becoming increasingly complex due to a number of factors, including the growth in relevant digital communications evidence. To address the increasing complexity of cases the CPS have introduced new guidance to help police and prosecutors with reasonable lines of inquiry and communications evidence. There has also been a significant recruitment exercise, which was completed to ensure that RASSO units were equipped to meet the substantial increase in the volume of case referrals from the police. Between July 2015 and October 2018, the number of specialist prosecutors in RASSO units rose by 52% from 138 to 210, with overall staffing in these units increasing by more than a third.</p><p>There has been no change of approach or guidance to CPS prosecutors in their commitment towards the prosecution of rape offences. The CPS has undertaken extensive work over the last decade to ensure that specialist prosecutors are fully equipped to deal with the particular complexities of rape and serious sexual offences and that the Code for Crown Prosecutors is properly applied. This includes understanding victim vulnerabilities and the impact of rape, as well as consent, myths and stereotypes, and the particular difficulties of cases involving vulnerable witnesses and young people. In 2018-19 the CPS plans to embark upon a project to better understand the evolving nature of sexual behaviours and encounters amongst young people as there are particular challenges in cases involving young adults.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:04:02.757Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4125
star this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1001934
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UK Membership of EU: Referendums 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government was informed about allegations of violations of electoral law against (a) Vote Leave and BeLeave and (b) Leave.EU by (i) the police and (ii) any other public service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 187981 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Any allegations of violations of electoral law are for the independent Electoral Commission to investigate. The Electoral Commission has published reports on its investigations into Vote Leave, BeLeave and Leave.EU, and transferred those cases to other organisations independent of government to investigate. As a matter of principle the Government does not comment on live law enforcement investigations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T14:31:40.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T14:31:40.077Z
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4441
star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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151
star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1003737
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Hearing Impairment 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people whose primary medical condition is difficulty in hearing in the age range (a) 16 to 18, (b) 18 to 24, (c) 25 to 34, (d) 35 to 49, (e) 50 to 64 who have been in employment for each of the last five years for which figures available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Liz Twist more like this
star this property uin 189811 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:52:46.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:52:46.363Z
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1609
star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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star this property file name PQ 189811 189812 189813_final.pdf more like this
unstar this property title UKSA response more like this
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4618
star this property label Biography information for Liz Twist more like this
1003738
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Hearing Impairment 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of graduates whose primary medical condition is difficulty in hearing that are (a) in employment, (b) unemployed and (c) economically inactive. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Liz Twist more like this
star this property uin 189812 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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189811 more like this
189813 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:52:46.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:52:46.41Z
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1609
star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
4618
star this property label Biography information for Liz Twist more like this
1003739
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Hearing Impairment 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of people whose primary medical condition is difficulty in hearing that work in the (a) public, (b) private and (c) voluntary sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Liz Twist more like this
star this property uin 189813 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
189811 more like this
189812 more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:52:46.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:52:46.457Z
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1609
star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
star this property tabling member
4618
star this property label Biography information for Liz Twist more like this
1006120
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Disclosure of Information 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse for legal defence of public sector institutions for whistle blowing cases broken down by Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 190953 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The cost of legal defence of whistleblowing cases is not collected or held centrally either at a Civil Service level or broken down by Civil Service department. <br></p><p>The data may be held at a departmental level. Information could potentially be obtained centrally, however this would incur a disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:59:21.687Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:59:21.687Z
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4441
star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1006894
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Government: Proof of Identity more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse was of payments to Gov.uk Verify identity providers in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 191443 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the Member to the answer provided for PQ 186439, which states that details of payments to the identity providers is commercially sensitive information and cannot be released. Any information that may lead to a breach of commercial sensitivity with our private sector suppliers would have a negative impact on the relationship between Government and its partners.</p><p> </p><p>We accept there is a general public interest in disclosure of information and we recognise that openness in government may increase public trust in and engagement with the government.</p><p> </p><p>These public interests have to be weighed against a strong public interest that policy-making and its implementation are of the highest quality and informed by a full consideration of all the options. It is important that government can work with partners to deliver a high quality service and maintain a high level of trust.</p><p> </p><p>Any information that may lead to a breach of commercial sensitivity would have a negative impact on the relationship between government and the identity providers. Taking into account all the circumstances of this case, we have concluded that the balance of the public interest favours withholding the information requested.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:56:36.16Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:56:36.16Z
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4441
star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1002092
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fracking: Greater London 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has received applications to undertake fracking in (a) Ealing, Southall constituency, (b) Ealing local authority area and (c) Greater London. 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 188080 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Before an operator can apply for planning permission from a local authority for any proposed oil or gas development, they need to apply for a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence (PEDL) from the Oil and Gas Authority. There are no current PEDLs within the Greater London area.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, under Section 50 of the Infrastructure Act 2015, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy must grant Hydraulic Fracturing Consent (HFC) before hydraulic fracturing can take place in the UK. The Department has not received any HFC applications relating to shale gas exploration in a) Ealing Southall constituency, b) Ealing local authority area or c) Greater London.</p><p> </p><p>The British Geological Survey has identified the main areas of shale prosperity in the UK, none of which lie underneath the Greater London area.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:12:30.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:12:30.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this