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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 International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how the status of women and the promotion of women’s rights are planned to be factored into the UK's Economic Partnership Agreements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee East more like this
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Stewart Hosie more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>Our first priority is replicating the effects of the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to avoid trade disruption for developing countries. We will also look to see how we could improve upon these trade arrangements in the future.</p><p>The UK is committed to increasing women’s role in trade, recognising the importance of trade as a lever for equality. Expanding women’s access to trade is not only the right thing to do and vital to women’s economic empowerment, but it also brings significant long-term economic and developmental gains.</p><p>The Government has committed to a number of gender equality and human rights initiatives as part of our trade policy. For example, in response to the Buenos Aires Declaration on women’s economic empowerment, the UK committed to a gender-responsive approach to trade, recognising the importance of women and girls to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.</p><p>The Prime Minister has also launched the new ‘SheTrades Commonwealth’ programme, providing £7m new funding to enhance the competitiveness of women entrepreneurs in a number of Commonwealth countries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:49:28.603Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:49:28.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stewart Hosie more like this
1002023
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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 International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department plans to undertake (a) gender, (b) human rights and (c) sustainability impact assessments for future trade agreements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee East more like this
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Stewart Hosie more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK takes very seriously its obligations and priorities on gender equality, human rights and sustainability via, amongst other mechanisms, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the Paris Agreement, the agreement of the UK’s Fifth Carbon Budget in July 2016 and actively supporting the Joint Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment at the World Trade Organization in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>My Rt Hon. friend, the Secretary of State for International Trade, made a Statement to the House of Commons in July in which he committed the Government to publishing scoping assessments for any proposed new free trade agreement prior to the beginning of negotiations and publishing impact assessments of any concluded agreement prior to ratification.</p><p> </p><p>The impact assessments will be consistent with the Government’s impact assessment process for new legislation, which considers environmental and social impacts where appropriate. These impact assessments will give due consideration to the effects of the concluded trade deals on different groups, including gender groups, in line with our requirements under the Equalities Act.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T14:23:05.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:23:05.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stewart Hosie more like this
1002545
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to discuss with the devolved administrations the way in which future trade deals will apply to different parts of the UK. 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 188739 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>As set out in our Trade White Paper, we are committed to working closely with the devolved administrations on their role in future trade agreements and have ongoing discussions, at both Ministerial and Official level, to ensure that we have a trade policy which works for the whole of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Although it is currently not possible to engage with Northern Irish Ministers, DIT Officials continue to engage with officials in both the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Civil Service, in the same way they do for Scotland and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>For example, our Second Permanent Secretary recently visited Belfast where he chaired a business roundtable on future trade agreements ensuring that Northern Ireland’s interests are accounted for.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T12:42:27.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T12:42:27.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1008470
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star this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the governments of non-EU countries on (a) the draft withdrawal agreement for the UK leaving the EU and (b) the effect of that draft agreement on future trading relationships between the UK and such countries since that draft agreement was agreed by Cabinet. 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 192097 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Trade is talking to a number of countries on a variety of future trading options, exploring the best ways of progressing our trade and investment relationships, which could include new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).</p><p> </p><p>The Prime Minister has been clear that after we leave the European Union, we will establish an independent trade policy. Upon leaving the EU, the UK will be able to negotiate, sign and ratify FTAs with rest of world partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T12:08:24.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T12:08:24.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1010185
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress he has made on securing trade deals with third countries after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 192826 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>We continue to seek continuity of our existing free trade agreements as we leave the European Union. The Withdrawal Agreement states that during the implementation period, the UK is to be treated as a Member State for the purposes of international agreements, and this includes trade agreements.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also preparing for an ambitious programme of trade negotiations and enhanced market access, including potentially opening a series of formal negotiations for new free trade agreements with the United States, Australia and New Zealand; and scoping possible UK accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). We have completed 14-week long public consultations on each of these three potential future trade agreement negotiations and on the UK’s possible accession to the CPTPP.</p><p> </p><p>The Trade Bill will provide continuity by enabling the preservation of the UK’s current trade and investment relationships, while creating the necessary legal powers to ensure we are ready to operate independently when we exit the EU.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T17:42:02.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T17:42:02.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1016316
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the UK will be able to agree free trade deals with third countries during the transitional period proposed in the withdrawal agreement with the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bexleyheath and Crayford more like this
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Sir David Evennett more like this
star this property uin 196732 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK cannot negotiate trade agreements whilst we are members of the EU.</p><p> </p><p>Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, the UK will be free to negotiate, sign, and ratify Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) during the Implementation Period (IP). We can only implement those agreements once the IP comes to an end.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T10:46:51.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T10:46:51.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provisions in the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom and the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community on the ability of the UK to (a) agree and (b) implement international trade deals with countries outside of the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 196883 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has been very clear that the UK will have an independent trade policy under this agreement, that we will be able to set our own tariffs and negotiate, sign and ratify new free trade agreements after we leave the EU on 29 March.</p><p>The political declaration includes a commitment to an unprecedented free trade deal with the EU which recognises the development of an independent UK trade policy beyond the economic partnership with the EU. We have agreed in principle the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU, as set out in the Withdrawal Agreement. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK will be free to negotiate, sign and ratify new trade agreements during the time - limited implementation period, and to bring them into force from January 2021.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T16:34:29.393Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T16:34:29.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many specialist trade negotiators have been appointed by his Department in each month since July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford South more like this
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Mike Gapes more like this
star this property uin 204372 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>Since the Department was created its Trade Policy Group (TPG) has grown to Approximately 470 people at the end of October 2018, bringing together trade policy, country specialists and experts on trade policy issues. A number of DIT staff in offshore posts are also undertaking work on market access trade policy issues.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Typically, a trade negotiation will involve teams of differing sizes, with expertise relevant to the specific chapters or sectors being negotiated as part of that agreement which will differ for each but will be drawn primarily from DIT TPG. The exact make up will depend on the complexity and scope of any agreement and would be staffed by DIT policy officials with the involvement of expertise from other Departments. These officials are not designated negotiators specifically.</p><p> </p><p>In addition other DIT staff will also be involved in supporting the negotiators and for instance, handling relations with Parliament and external stakeholders.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T12:08:01.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T12:08:01.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Gapes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future trade agreements between the UK and non-EU countries of the UK remaining within a WTO-defined customs union with the EU (a) after 29 March 2019, (b) during the transition period and (c) after the transition period ends. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 206313 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, the UK will be free to negotiate, sign, and ratify FTAs during the Implementation Period.</p><p> </p><p>During the Backstop, if it were ever to come into effect, we would be free to operate our own independent trade policy, including by negotiating our own FTAs, and implementing the areas that don’t affect the functioning of the backstop - including services and investment.</p><p> </p><p>As agreed in the Political Declaration, the UK’s future relationship with the EU must recognise the development of an independent UK trade policy. The government has been clear that we will not be in the Single Market or the Customs Union as part of this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T13:29:24.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T13:29:24.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on future trade agreements and negotiations between the UK and non-EU countries caused by the UK remaining bound by the requirements of the EU's common commercial policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witham more like this
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Priti Patel more like this
star this property uin 206328 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
star this property answer text <p>EU law (including the Common Commercial Policy) will apply in the UK during the Implementation Period. We have agreed with the EU that we will be able to negotiate, sign and ratify new trade deals during the Implementation Period.</p><p> </p><p>As recognised in the Political Declaration, the UK’s future relationship with the EU will need to recognise the development of an independent UK trade policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meon Valley more like this
star this property answering member printed George Hollingbery more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T13:45:33.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T13:45:33.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir George Hollingbery more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this