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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed Two: Staff more like this
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 Transport, (a) how many and (b) in which locations are office premises to accommodate HS2 staff (i) owned, (ii) leased and (iii) rented; and what the (A) length of tenure, (B) annual cost or purchase price, (C) number of people working in and (D) who lessor or vendor is for each of those office premises in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesham and Amersham more like this
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Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
star this property uin 256189 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>HS2 Ltd relocated its headquarters from London to the Midlands 3 years ago, and has now established a new base in Manchester city centre, emphasising the benefit of having a presence in areas along the route. Details of these office premises are detailed below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Location</p></td><td><p>Tenure</p></td><td><p>Length of Tenure</p></td><td><p>No of Desks<sup>*</sup></p></td><td><p>Lessor</p></td><td><p>Annual net total costs to meet all obligations under the lease/licence</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td rowspan="6"><p>£6,338,387</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London (Euston)</p></td><td><p>Lease</p></td><td><p>10 years</p></td><td><p>948</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State for Transport</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London (Westminster)</p></td><td><p>Civil Estate Occupancy Agreement</p></td><td><p>5 years</p></td><td><p>113</p></td><td><p>Department for Education</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Birmingham (2 Snowhill)</p></td><td><p>Lease</p></td><td><p>15 years</p></td><td><p>1,060</p></td><td><p>2 Snowhill Birmingham SARL</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Birmingham (1 Victoria Square)</p></td><td><p>Serviced Offices (Licence)</p></td><td><p>2 years</p></td><td><p>76</p></td><td><p>Regus</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Manchester (Barlow House)</p></td><td><p>Lease</p></td><td><p>3 years</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State for Health</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*HS2 Ltd operate a flexible working system and staff can work at any location, depending on business need(s). HS2 Ltd also co-locate with contractors. Therefore the number of desks does not directly relate to the number of HS2 Ltd staff working at each location.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T13:26:30.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:26:30.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
1127511
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line 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 Transport, what estimate he has made of the numbers of properties acquired by HS2 to enable the construction; and how many of those properties (a) are empty and (b) have been let and how much rental income of those properties was; and how many of those properties have required repairs or renovations and what the cost of those repairs or renovations was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesham and Amersham more like this
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Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
star this property uin 256190 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>We have acquired 529 properties within the current safeguarded area across the more than 300-mile-long HS2 route. Of those properties 262 are currently let and provided £3,066,662 of rental income in financial year 2018/19. The annualised rent roll for the total residential property portfolio - including the property in safeguarding - is currently £10,953,843.</p><p> </p><p>All the properties acquired are likely to require a level of compliance, repair or refurbishment works prior to letting. As a competent landlord, we have a responsibility to ensure the properties we let are safe and are compliant. The residential properties we acquire have all been occupied by the previous owner and as such all have a degree of compliant work required, such as fire safety, to ensure they can be let without risk of harm to our tenants.</p><p> </p><p>The cost of the works relating to the total residential property portfolio was £18,541,003 in financial year 2018/19.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T13:37:07.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:37:07.327Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
1127512
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line 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 Transport, what the latest estimate is at today's prices of the value of the properties that HS2 Ltd have purchased to facilitate the construction of High Speed Two. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chesham and Amersham more like this
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Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
star this property uin 256191 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Since the HS2 property compensation schemes were introduced, the Government has spent approximately £2.3 billion up to March 2019 (nominal prices) on land and property across the three phases. This has been used to acquire and provide compensation for properties across the more than 300 mile route which is expected to generate £92.2bn (2015 prices) of transport and wider economic benefits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T13:46:41.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:46:41.98Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Cheryl Gillan more like this
1127610
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Disability 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 Transport, what the timetable is for bringing forward secondary legislation to introduce audio-visual information on all buses; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 256382 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of accessible on-board information in helping bus passengers to travel with confidence, and in Summer 2018 published a public consultation on proposals to require its provision on local bus services throughout Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.</p><p> </p><p>In the meantime we are encouraging bus companies to improve the provision of accessible information onboard their services without waiting for the Regulations, and we have committed to supporting smaller operators to do this, with £2m of targeted funding.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 256383 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:06:47.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:06:47.117Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1127612
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Disability 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 Transport, with reference to the Inclusive Transport Strategy, published in July 2018, what steps his Department is taking to ensure a significant increase in the availability of audio visual announcements on bus services by 2022; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 256383 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of accessible on-board information in helping bus passengers to travel with confidence, and in Summer 2018 published a public consultation on proposals to require its provision on local bus services throughout Great Britain.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to analyse responses to the consultation and expect to announce our next steps regarding the making of Regulations and publication of guidance later in the year.</p><p> </p><p>In the meantime we are encouraging bus companies to improve the provision of accessible information onboard their services without waiting for the Regulations, and we have committed to supporting smaller operators to do this, with £2m of targeted funding.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 256382 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:06:47.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:06:47.163Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1127315
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star this property date less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading High Speed 2 Railway Line 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 Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of proposals to award five state-run Chinese companies a wholesale package to build High Speed Two on the financial sustainability of UK (a) civil engineering contractors, (b) supplier chains and (c) steel-making companies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 255691 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The main civil engineering works contracts for Phase One of HS2 were awarded in July 2017 to 4 joint ventures comprising European and British construction firms. The Department has not assessed any proposal to award a wholesale package to build High Speed Two.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T10:18:37.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:18:37.043Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1127164
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Model Aircraft more like this
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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the forthcoming Drone Registration Scheme on aero modellers flying of small air vehicles that are not drones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Leicestershire more like this
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Alberto Costa more like this
star this property uin 255347 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Drone Operator Registration Scheme will apply from November 2019 and is one of several new measures to address the safety and security challenges that unmanned aircraft pose. It will help law enforcement agencies to tackle the misuse of such aircraft effectively, alongside new Police powers, which will be introduced in the upcoming Drones Bill.</p><p> </p><p>In response to the Department’s 2018 consultation on unmanned aircraft, the Government stated that any alternative approach for model flyers must be achieved without imposing undue burden on the state and the taxpayer, whilst also being efficient and enforceable, without compromising the integrity of the policy. Any blanket exemption from registration and competency tests for aero modellers, or having the associations register their members into the registration scheme, will not meet these criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-05-24T09:23:16.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T09:23:16.937Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4439
unstar this property label Biography information for Alberto Costa more like this
1127171
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Guide Dogs more like this
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 Transport, what plans he has to prevent taxi drivers from refusing to take passengers with guide dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 255388 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Sections 168 and 170 of the Equality Act 2010 already require taxi and PHV drivers to accept passengers accompanied by assistance dogs without charging them extra. The Government expects drivers to comply with the law and encourages local licensing authorities to take robust action against those unwilling to do so. Drivers convicted of a relevant offence face fines of up to £1000.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is considering what further action might be required to eliminate illegal discrimination against assistance dog owners, and has accepted the recommendation of the Chair of the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and PHV licensing that drivers should be required to complete disability awareness training through the introduction of National Minimum Standards. We will bring forward legislation when Parliamentary time permits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T13:25:44.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:25:44.91Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4670
unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1127188
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Safety more like this
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 Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2019 to Question 205992, what steps he has taken to encourage local authorities to require bus operators (a) Arriva, (b) Comfort DelGro and (c) RATP franchise to report their bus safety performance data on an annual basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 255352 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>London bus services are the responsibility of Transport for London and the London Mayor who is responsible for all aspects of services including bus safety.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Bus services outside London are deregulated and provided on a commercial basis by private operators. It is for individual local transport authorities in those areas to determine what powers in the Bus Services Act 2017 are used to address bus safety issues. For example, under a franchising scheme, bus operators could be required, by the franchising authority, to provide bus safety data at specified intervals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T12:54:50.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T12:54:50.173Z
star this property answering member
4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1127212
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Transport: Disability 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 Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve the accessibility of public transport for disabled passengers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 255291 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring disabled people, including those with less visible disabilities such as autism, have the same access to transport and opportunities to travel as everyone else.</p><p> </p><p>In July 2018 the Department published the Inclusive Transport Strategy. Its ambition is to create a transport system that provides equal access for disabled people by 2030. It is ambitious and comprehensive, and sets a clear direction of travel, helping to create a society that works for all and will enable disabled people to travel confidently, easily and without extra cost.</p><p>The Department is making good progress delivering the many commitments set out in the Strategy, and will be reporting to Parliament on this in the summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T13:44:21.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:44:21.85Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this