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star this property date less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 9 December 2013 (WA 80), whether Italy and Greece remain non-compliant with the European Union's 2012 conventional hen cage ban; what the result was of the referral of those countries to the European Court of Justice; when formal hearings on the matter were held; and whether they have sought further meetings with the relevant European Union Commissioner to discuss the issue. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL5485 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 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>No further information has been provided by the Commission in terms of progress towards compliance in these two Member States. As a first step in the infraction process, both Italy and Greece were taken to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for failing to comply with the cage ban. The Court found Italy (in May 14) and Greece (in September 14) guilty and ordered them to pay court costs. If Italy and Greece do not provide evidence of full compliance after a ‘reasonable time’ (determined on a case by case basis), the Commission can take them both back to the ECJ where penalties could be imposed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Commission does not disclose detailed information relating to on-going infringement cases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T17:35:07.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T17:35:07.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their decision to withdraw the Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens (Revocation) (England) Order 2016, what alternative proposals they are drawing up to update existing welfare codes. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL7577 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 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government intends to retain all existing statutory animal welfare codes and is working with interested parties to ensure our guidance continues to help farmers comply with our high welfare standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7578 more like this
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less than 2016-04-20T15:22:24.733Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-20T15:22:24.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) which EU states have not complied with the conventional cage ban for hens, (2) what steps they have taken in relation to any non-compliance, and (3) whether the UK still allows eggs to be imported from non-compliant countries. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL1387 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 2017-09-21more like thismore than 2017-09-21
star this property answer text <p>A Report from the European Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council in September 2016 states that the Commission’s actions to encourage all Member States to enforce the 2012 ban on the keeping of laying hens in conventional (‘battery’) cages, and the 2013 partial ban on the keeping of sows in sow stalls proved effective.</p><p> </p><p>According to information available to the Commission, all Member States are now compliant with the cage ban. In terms of the sow stall ban, the Commission is checking the documentation of the last three Member States to see if they are now fully compliant.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1388 more like this
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less than 2017-09-21T11:56:33.727Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-21T11:56:33.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the inspection regime is for ensuring that hens are housed in conditions compliant with relevant EU directives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 20694 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 2016-01-06more like thismore than 2016-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) enforces the relevant welfare legislation and carries out welfare inspections on farms to check that the UK legislation, which implements European law, is being followed. This includes spot checks and planned risk based inspections.</p><br /><p>In addition, a programme of inspections is carried out under EU cross compliance legislation to farmers that claim cross-compliance subsidies. The APHA also enforce the requirement for owners or other responsible persons to inspect their hens at least once a day.</p><br /><p>Our expert advisory committee, the Farm Animal Welfare Committee, has concluded that stockmanship, and the correct application of husbandry standards, whatever the system of production, is key to ensuring good welfare for farmed animals. This view is relevant to all livestock, whether in intensive or extensive production systems. The EU Commission’s Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare recognised that there is a wide variety of enriched cage designs for laying hens, and that the layout of some cages can affect bird inspection. Both the EU Commission in its 2008 report on the welfare of laying hens in various systems and the Farm Animal Welfare Committee recognise the welfare benefits of enriched cages and have given their support to this system of production.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 20695 more like this
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less than 2016-01-06T12:37:57.74Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-06T12:37:57.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1486
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Anderson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the dependency that hen welfare has on the frequency of human attention regardless of the position of the cages in which they are kept. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 20695 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 2016-01-06more like thismore than 2016-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) enforces the relevant welfare legislation and carries out welfare inspections on farms to check that the UK legislation, which implements European law, is being followed. This includes spot checks and planned risk based inspections.</p><br /><p>In addition, a programme of inspections is carried out under EU cross compliance legislation to farmers that claim cross-compliance subsidies. The APHA also enforce the requirement for owners or other responsible persons to inspect their hens at least once a day.</p><br /><p>Our expert advisory committee, the Farm Animal Welfare Committee, has concluded that stockmanship, and the correct application of husbandry standards, whatever the system of production, is key to ensuring good welfare for farmed animals. This view is relevant to all livestock, whether in intensive or extensive production systems. The EU Commission’s Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare recognised that there is a wide variety of enriched cage designs for laying hens, and that the layout of some cages can affect bird inspection. Both the EU Commission in its 2008 report on the welfare of laying hens in various systems and the Farm Animal Welfare Committee recognise the welfare benefits of enriched cages and have given their support to this system of production.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 20694 more like this
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less than 2016-01-06T12:37:57.82Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-06T12:37:57.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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1486
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Anderson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-15more like thismore than 2016-07-15
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare remove filter
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the welfare of quail in the egg farming industry; and if she will extend the ban on the use of unenriched battery cages for laying hens to quail egg production. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 42910 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 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The welfare of all animals, including quail raised for egg production, is protected by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which makes it an offence to fail to provide satisfactorily for welfare needs.</p><p>The ban on conventional cages only applies to laying hens of the species Gallus gallus.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-07-22T11:10:44.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T11:10:44.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2016 to Question 42910, on poultry: animal welfare, for what reasons the ban on conventional cages only applies to laying hens of the species gallus gallus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 44023 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 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK ban on conventional cages only applies to laying hens of the species Gallus gallus as the legislation implements the EU-wide ban on keeping laying hens in conventional cages in Council Directive 1999/74, which is specific to laying hens.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T12:19:32.887Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T12:19:32.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 44023, on poultry: animal welfare, if she will make it her policy to extend the ban on unenriched battery cages for laying hens to quail egg production. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 45992 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 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>The welfare of quail raised for egg production, is protected by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which makes it an offence to fail to provide satisfactorily for welfare needs and by the general provisions of the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007. We have no current plans to introduce new legislation specifically to ban unenriched cages for egg laying quail.</p><p> </p><p>Once we leave the EU, we have an opportunity to make sure all our policies are delivering for the UK, including for animal welfare.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T15:07:17.557Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T15:07:17.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will extend the ban on the use of unenriched battery cages for laying hens, as set out in Schedule 3 to the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007 (S.I., 2007, No. 2078), to quail egg production. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 220854 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 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
star this property answer text <p>UK legislation prohibiting unenriched cages for laying hens implements EU Directive 99/74/EC which specifically protects birds of the species <em>Gallus Gallus</em>. There are no such requirements for quail set in EU law and we have no plans to introduce a similar measure for this or other species of egg-laying birds. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 it is an offence to fail to provide for the welfare needs of animals, including quail raised for egg production.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-01-19T15:30:44.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-19T15:30:44.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poultry: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of slaughterhouses in the UK are not compliant with the European Union regulation EC 1099/2009 Annex I on stunning poultry in electric water baths. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 170283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
star this property answer text <p>The information that we have received from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) suggests that currently 3 out of the 50 poultry plants in England and Wales are using non Annex 1 water bath stunning parameters for religious slaughter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra and the Welsh Government commissioned the FSA to carry out a survey on our behalf on how animals are sourced, slaughtered and then distributed in England and Wales. We hope to publish the results of that survey shortly. Any further reforms in this area will be considered in light of the FSA survey.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where stunning is carried out, including for religious slaughter, it must be effective in rendering the animal unconscious and insensible to pain and the animal must remain unconscious and insensible to pain until death. Where animals are not stunned correctly the FSA will take appropriate action to prevent animals from suffering. The legislation in England permits religious slaughter to be carried out by a Muslim or Jewish person for the food of Muslim or Jewish people respectively.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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170284 more like this
170285 more like this
170286 more like this
170287 more like this
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less than 2018-09-10T14:00:18.027Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T14:00:18.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this