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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, (a) what discussions he has had and (b) on what dates with the Israeli Government on Israeli investigations into deaths during protests on the Gaza border in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 234658 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>We regularly raise our concerns about the situation in Gaza with the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority, pressing them on the need for a long-term strategy to improve humanitarian and economic conditions, and reduce movement and access restrictions. I raised Gaza with the Israeli Ambassador to the UK on 30 January, and with the Palestinian Foreign Minister on 4 February. On 18 March, the EU gave an intervention on the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry, in which we expressed our concern about the high number of Palestinians killed and injured and the use of excessive force including live fire, and condemned violence and provocations against Israel by Hamas and other militant groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-25T17:42:19.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T17:42:19.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
1092175
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupied Territories: Demonstrations 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had and on what dates with (a) the United Nations Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry, (b) the Israeli Government, (c) the Palestinian Authority, and (d) partner countries on the Human Rights Council on the Commission of Inquiry (i) investigation and (ii) report into protests in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 234657 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>We regularly raise our concerns about the situation in Gaza with the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority, pressing them on the need for a long-term strategy to improve humanitarian and economic conditions, and reduce movement and access restrictions. I raised Gaza with the Israeli Ambassador to the UK on 30 January, and with the Palestinian Foreign Minister on 4 February. On 18 March, the EU gave an intervention on the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry, in which we expressed our concern about the high number of Palestinians killed and injured and the use of excessive force including live fire, and condemned violence and provocations against Israel by Hamas and other militant groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-25T17:40:33.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T17:40:33.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
1092194
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Saudi Rapid Intervention Group 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he can confirm that the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group has not been active in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 234813 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>We can neither confirm nor deny whether the Saudi Rapid Intervention Group has been active in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-25T16:08:55.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:08:55.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1092116
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Secondment 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 Development, with reference to her letter to the Chair of the International Development Committee of the 18 March 2019 on redeployment of her Department's staff, if she will publish (a) which Departments have requested short-term support roles and (b) how many of the 170 staff each Department has requested. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 234783 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID has deployed 74 staff, as at 14 March 2019, into short term support roles. The breakdown by department is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Other Government Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMRC (B.I.G)</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BEIS</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CO</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DCMS</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DEFRA</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DExEU</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DIT</p></td><td><p>16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DIT (TfD)</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FCO</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NIO</p></td><td><p>Less than 5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>74</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The 170 roles under consideration by DFID, referenced in the letter to the Chair of the International Development Committee, formed the basis of a cross government request, the breakdown of this request by department is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Requesting department </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Roles put to DFID </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Border Delivery Group</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DCMS</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DEFRA</p></td><td><p>27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DExEU</p></td><td><p>39</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DIT</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FCO</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HO</p></td><td><p>49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>175</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-25T16:04:59.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:04:59.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1092115
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Secondment 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 International Development, with reference to her letter to the Chair of the International Development Committee on 18 March 2019 on redeployment of DFID staff, if she will publish a breakdown of which departments the 58 staff were deployed to from her Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 234782 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID continues to work to support other government departments meet increased demands as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU, whilst ensuring continued delivery of its core business. This includes maintaining our commitment to spend 0.7 of GNI well and providing lifesaving humanitarian response.</p><p> </p><p>The total number of staff deployed by DFID as of March 14<sup>th</sup> 2019 is 74. The table below provides a breakdown of this figure by receiving department.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Other Government Department</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>B.I.G</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>BEIS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>CO</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DCMS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DEFRA</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>23</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DExEU</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DIT </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>16</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>DIT (TfD)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FCO </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>NIO</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>74</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-25T16:03:45.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:03:45.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1091102
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of linking the 0.7 per cent spending target to the financial year instead of the calendar year to help make the budget easier to manage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233551 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The 0.7% target is a UN target which the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) reports adherence to through its Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics. ODA is the official international standard used to measure aid flows and is measured on a calendar year basis to allow international comparison of donor effort, since fiscal years vary across donor countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:01:34.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1091103
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of her having sign-off and accountability for aid spending by other Government Departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 233552 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 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Aid spending is subject to the same rules as all other public expenditure. In line with Treasury rules on Managing Public Money, departments through their accounting officers have ultimate and direct responsibility for their share of the aid budget and remain accountable to Parliament and UK taxpayers for how they spend it. The Government has well established mechanisms to govern aid spending and DFID provides support to other government departments to help strengthen the quality of their aid spending and maximise its impact on poverty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T16:00:54.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1091039
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star this property date less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading UNRWA: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the long-term viability of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees. 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 233476 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Following US cuts in 2018, the international community was able to step up and meet the shortfall to UNRWA’s budget, allowing it to continue to provide essential basic services to Palestinian refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. However, we recognise that these refugee populations need UNRWA to be on a more secure financial footing. To that end, the UK is working with UNRWA and other donors to help ensure its sustainability. This includes finding further cost savings reforms, diversifying donor income, and encouraging multi-year funding commitments. The UK is a leading donor to UNRWA and we plan to provide up to £80m to UNRWA overall over the next two years. However, a long-term solution requires a just, fair, agreed and realistic settlement for Palestinian refugees. Until that happens the UK remains firmly committed to supporting UNRWA and Palestinian refugees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-22T14:35:33.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:35:33.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
1091221
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Malnutrition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what bilateral discussions she has had with other donor Governments on support for nutrition programmes following the publication of the Global Nutrition Report 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 234201 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>As a Human Capital Champion, the Secretary of State for International Development is advocating for greater investment in improved human capital outcomes, which include reduced childhood stunting.</p><p> </p><p>DFID officials also continue to play a leading role in global discussions on addressing malnutrition, for example through our work with Japan to prepare for the Global Nutrition Summit in 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-22T14:34:15.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:34:15.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1091220
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to mitigate the effects of climate change on the ability of developing countries to provide adequate nutrition for their populations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 234200 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>DFID is mitigating the impact of climate change on nutrition both by enabling countries to adapt to the changing climate and to prepare systems to better manage the effects of climate shocks. For example, DFID is investing in strengthening nutrition services in countries like Kenya, and across the Sahel, so they are better able to scale-up to deal with increases in malnutrition that can arise due to climate-related shocks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2019-03-22T14:33:33.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T14:33:33.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this