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985670
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star this property date less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Families 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 the Home Department, how many family visit visa applications from non-EEA countries have been declined in the last 12 months. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 178385 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The family visitor visa has been replaced by the standard visitor visa <a href="https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa</a></p><p>The information on total entry clearance visitor visas granted is released quarterly as part of the Home Office’s Immigration Statistics, available at the .<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GOV" target="_blank">GOV</a>.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK" target="_blank">UK</a> website.</p><p>The most recent published visas statistics are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-june-2018/list-of-tables#visas</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T11:44:12.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T11:44:12.837Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4670
star this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
984749
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Housing 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 the Home Department, whether provisions will be included in the new asylum accommodation contracts to ensure that service providers that fail to meet specified standards will be held to account. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 177768 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 Home Office has a rigorous contract compliance regime in place to ensure that the required performance standards expected of all providers, as defined in the contracts, are met. More specifically:</p><p>The Provider shall perform the Services to meet or exceed the Performance Standards defined in the Statement of Requirements and the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) defined within the Performance Management Regime.</p><p>Service Credits associated with Provider performance failures against the KPI targets, shall be applied by the Authority from the Contract Effective Date.</p><p>Service Credits will be applied in the event of performance failures against KPIs, at a level commensurate with the Provider’s degree of failure against the relevant KPI. The agreed Service Credit Payment (SCP) for each Service Area will be deducted from the Monthly Service Payment which would otherwise be payable to the Provider for the relevant Payment Period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T11:53:12.773Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T11:53:12.773Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4510
star this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
985726
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Married People 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 the Home Department, what the (a) pass and (b) fail rates are for the International English Language Testing System for spouse visas in the UK for each year for which information is available. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 178328 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not recorded in a format that can be broken down to the level of detail requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T11:45:24.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T11:45:24.577Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
984882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Detention Centres: Overcrowding 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 the Home Department, what steps the Government plans to take to tackle overcrowding in immigration detention centres. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 177779 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 health and welfare of detainees is of upmost importance. Although there is no statutory time limit on immigration detention under Immigration Act powers, the law does not allow indefinite detention.</p><p>Under the adults at risk in immigration detention policy – which is part of the Government’s response to Stephen Shaw’s review of the welfare of vulnerable people in immigration detention - the consideration of any vulnerability, including mental health, is based on a case-by-case assessment of the appropriateness of detention for each individual. All individuals detained also have ready access to medical professionals and health care, including mental health services. In all cases, detention is kept under regular review to ensure that it is necessary, appropriate and takes into account the welfare of those detained.</p><p>The Home Office has published guidelines on acceptable room capacity in immigration removal centres, which build on requirements set out in secondary legislation. Capacity across the detention estate is kept under regular review.</p><p>In line with the Home Secretary’s statement on immigration detention on 24 July, the practice of accommodating three detainees in rooms designed for two has now ceased.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 177778 more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T11:51:09.7Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T11:51:09.7Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
984774
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Passports: Gender 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 the Home Department, what responses the Government has received to the questionnaire it sent out to 165 UN member states on 9 October 2017 to investigate how many used X markers on passports. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North West Norfolk more like this
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Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
star this property uin 177629 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The questionnaire was issued by Her Majesty’s Passport Office to 165 UN Member States and we received 20 responses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T11:46:45.23Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T11:46:45.23Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1441
star this property label Biography information for Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
987945
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star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Organs 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 the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of human trafficking cases that are linked to organ harvesting; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 179106 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 have been no confirmed cases of organ harvesting in the UK. The threat of organ harvesting is likely to be used by traffickers as a form of coercion and control in other forms of trafficking.</p><p>There have been a very small number of instances of organ harvesting reported through the National Referral Mechanism (6 conclusive ground decisions in total), but these relate to instances where victims felt they were at risk of organ trafficking, rather than attempted or confirmed cases.</p><p>Our threat assessment on the scale and nature of human trafficking, including organ harvesting, is kept under regular review, informed by liaison with European counterparts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 179107 more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T15:09:16.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T15:09:16.457Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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360
star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
987951
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Organs 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 the Home Department, what discussions he has had with European counterparts on the proportion of human trafficking that is linked to organ harvesting; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 179107 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There have been no confirmed cases of organ harvesting in the UK. The threat of organ harvesting is likely to be used by traffickers as a form of coercion and control in other forms of trafficking.</p><p>There have been a very small number of instances of organ harvesting reported through the National Referral Mechanism (6 conclusive ground decisions in total), but these relate to instances where victims felt they were at risk of organ trafficking, rather than attempted or confirmed cases.</p><p>Our threat assessment on the scale and nature of human trafficking, including organ harvesting, is kept under regular review, informed by liaison with European counterparts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 179106 more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T15:09:16.523Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T15:09:16.523Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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360
star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
984945
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star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Staff 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 the Home Department, what change there has been in staffing levels in his Department since June 2016. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 177734 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>Between June 2016 and June 2018 there has been an overall 9% increase in staffing levels.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>June 2016</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>June 2018<sup>1</sup></p></td><td colspan="2"><p>% Variance</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>HC</p></td><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>HC</p></td><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>HC</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>26108</p></td><td><p>28060</p></td><td><p>28369</p></td><td><p>30620</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p><sup>1</sup> Figures are reported using ONS Definitions. Since April 17 we have been using a new reporting system which has impacted on civil servant paid and unpaid figures; previously loans to FCO were captured as unpaid but are now recorded in the paid categoryas all costs are re-charged to the Home Office. The paid category only are reported in figures collected by Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the Quarterly Public Employment Survey (QPSES).</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Data Source:</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>1) June 2016: Data View - Office for National Statistics compliant monthly snapshot corporate Human Resources data for Home Office.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>2) June 2018: Adelphi - Home Office Human Resources Record System.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Period Covered:</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>1) As at 30/06/2016</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>2) As at 30/06/2018</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Organisational Coverage: Home Office</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>Employee Coverage: Data is based on headcount (HC) and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) of paid Civil Servants who were current at the end of the period.</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>Note: Figues are in line with the Quarterly Public Sector Employment Survey (QPSES) collected by Office for National Statistics (ONS)</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Key workforce changes in 2016-17 include:</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>1 Machinery of Government Change: 59.40 (FTE) Fire &amp; Resilience staff moved to Home Office from the Department for Communities &amp; Local Government</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>2 Machinery of Government Change: 80.46 (FTE) Civil Service Learning staff moved from Home Office to the Cabinet Office.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T12:00:19.467Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T12:00:19.467Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4253
star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
984881
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Detainees 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 the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the psychological effect on immigrants of detention without a time limit. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 177778 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The health and welfare of detainees is of upmost importance. Although there is no statutory time limit on immigration detention under Immigration Act powers, the law does not allow indefinite detention.</p><p>Under the adults at risk in immigration detention policy – which is part of the Government’s response to Stephen Shaw’s review of the welfare of vulnerable people in immigration detention - the consideration of any vulnerability, including mental health, is based on a case-by-case assessment of the appropriateness of detention for each individual. All individuals detained also have ready access to medical professionals and health care, including mental health services. In all cases, detention is kept under regular review to ensure that it is necessary, appropriate and takes into account the welfare of those detained.</p><p>The Home Office has published guidelines on acceptable room capacity in immigration removal centres, which build on requirements set out in secondary legislation. Capacity across the detention estate is kept under regular review.</p><p>In line with the Home Secretary’s statement on immigration detention on 24 July, the practice of accommodating three detainees in rooms designed for two has now ceased.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 177779 more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T11:51:09.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T11:51:09.62Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4602
star this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
984903
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-10more like thismore than 2018-10-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Liverpool more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 167142 on UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Expenditure, how much funding his Department has allocated to the Liverpool Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme in each year since its launch. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Garston and Halewood more like this
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Maria Eagle more like this
star this property uin 177610 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Local authorities claim a tariff from the Government for the refugees they resettle under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The first 12 months of a refugee's resettlement costs are funded by central government using the Official Development Assistance budget which amounts to £8,520 per person.</p><p>For years 2-5 local authorities receive £12,000 per person overall ; tapering from £5,000 in year 2, to £3,700 in year 3, to £2,300 in year 4 and £1,000 in year 5. There is also an exceptional cases fund to assist the most vulnerable refugees. This funding is available to help local authorities with exceptional costs such as social care and housing adaptations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-10-19T11:54:47.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T11:54:47.007Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Maria Eagle more like this