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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges 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 Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Immigration Skills Charge in increasing skills provision in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 262355 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>In 2017-18, income from the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) contributed £75 million to the department’s skills budget.</p><p>While the income raised is not additional funding for skills, the ISC is helping to maintain the department’s existing skills budget and existing level of investment in skills in England. As such, it is not possible to provide a breakdown of how the department’s ISC allocation is spent.</p><p>The ISC ensures that we can continue to invest in developing the skills that the country needs and also addresses skills gaps in the workforce. Similarly, it helps to maintain funding levels for each of the devolved administrations.</p><p>My letter of 17 January 2019 to the chairs of the Education and Home Affairs committees about the ISC, has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses and is available to view at the following link: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/" target="_blank">www.parliament.uk/business/publications/business-papers/commons/deposited-papers/</a>.</p><p>An internal review of the ISC, based on Home Office data, was undertaken in the second quarter of 2018. We continue to keep this policy under review.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262354 more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T12:49:59.963Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1130955
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hezbollah: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the media report of 9 June 2019 that Hezbollah stockpiled explosive materials in North West London in 2015, whether that stockpiling was included in the decision to proscribe Hezbollah in February 2019. 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 262425 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>We do not comment on intelligence matters.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:49:02.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:49:02.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1130956
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hezbollah: Greater London 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 the Home Department, when (a) the Home Secretary (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department were informed of the reported stockpiling of explosive materials by individuals with suspected of links to Hezbollah, in North West London; and what steps his Department took to (i) inform and (ii) protect communities in North West London as a result of that stockpiling. 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 262426 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>It is the policy of successive governments not to comment on Police operational or intelligence matters.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wyre and Preston North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:45:25.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:45:25.42Z
star this property answering member
1539
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Wallace more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1131007
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Aviation 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 recent progress he has made on maintaining flights between the UK and Europe after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 262347 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK and the EU have committed to seek an agreement on the future relationship for aviation that will secure market access rights for UK and EU airlines. The Government remains focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU but has also been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Measures put forward by the UK and the EU will ensure that flights can continue in any EU Exit scenario.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:29:22.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:29:22.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1131013
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar 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 Dartford-Thurrock Crossing 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 20 November 2018 to Question 190369, what the average journey time was to cross the Dartford Crossing (a) northbound and (b) southbound at peak times in each of the last six months. 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 262264 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The tables below contain average peak hours (6am to 9am and 4pm to 7pm) journey time data for the northbound and southbound route which encompasses the Dartford Crossing.</p><p> </p><p>This data covers the most recent 6-month period available and has been produced in line with the commitment made by Highways England in the response to Parliamentary question 190369.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Northbound Route</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Month</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>AM Peak (Mins:Seconds)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>PM Peak (Mins:Seconds)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>07:24</p></td><td><p>12:58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>06:35</p></td><td><p>13:22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>06:36</p></td><td><p>11:09</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>07:06</p></td><td><p>10:27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>07:54</p></td><td><p>10:09</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>06:32</p></td><td><p>09:05</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Southbound Route</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Month</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>AM Peak (Mins:Seconds)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>PM Peak (Mins:Seconds)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>July 2018</p></td><td><p>11:42</p></td><td><p>14:30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>August 2018</p></td><td><p>10:59</p></td><td><p>13:05</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2018</p></td><td><p>10:58</p></td><td><p>12:31</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October 2018</p></td><td><p>11:38</p></td><td><p>13:40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>November 2018</p></td><td><p>13:32</p></td><td><p>13:42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2018</p></td><td><p>10:40</p></td><td><p>13:10</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The northbound route is 4.5miles (7.2km) and the southbound route 9.5miles (15.2km). The times shown above is to travel the length of the route.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:35:27.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:35:27.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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1198
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Evennett more like this
1130724
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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: Christianity 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 International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK aid reaches persecuted Christians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
star this property uin 261524 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK Aid Strategy commits the UK to be the lead on the “Leave No One Behind” promise. Our analysis of poverty and vulnerability looks at a range of factors that lead to exclusion including religious identity. Humanitarian assistance is provided on need, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity and we work to ensure that aid reaches the most vulnerable including those from religious minorities.</p><p> </p><p>We work closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who lead on the protection of freedom of religion and religious minorities.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:40:13.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:40:13.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4450
unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1130725
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Non-governmental Organisations: Religion 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 International Development, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring international NGOs to consider religious vulnerability in their definition of need. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
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Luke Hall more like this
star this property uin 261525 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>All DFID partners carry out comprehensive vulnerability assessments to ensure aid is reaching those most in need, including those from religious minorities as it is already recognised that religion may be a factor in causing vulnerability. We continue to discuss the treatment of minorities with the UN, our humanitarian partners and minority representatives.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:41:33.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:41:33.177Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4450
unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Hall more like this
1130727
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Central Bank of Yemen more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to recent UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials of Yemen’s Central bank what steps he is taking to support further such meetings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 261473 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes the recent UN-mediated talks between the Central Bank of Yemen Aden and Sana’a branches on enacting the revenue-managing elements of the Stockholm agreement. We recognise that closer collaboration between the branches of the Central Bank will be vital in bringing economic stability to Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>We encourage both parties to continue to constructively engage with Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and meet again to discuss this issue to ensure Stockholm agreements are implemented, helping improve Yemen’s fragile economy and ensure the payment of public sector salaries across the country.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:35:10.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:35:10.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1130728
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Central Bank of Yemen: Pay 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, with reference to the UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials in Yemen’s Central bank, what steps he is taking to ensure civil servants are paid as set out in the Stockholm Agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 261474 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes recent efforts by both parties to constructively engage with the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to implement the Stockholm agreements, including sharing Hodeidah port revenues for the payment of public salaries.</p><p> </p><p>Together with the international community, the UK is working with the Government of Yemen’s Prime Minister’s Office and the Central Bank of Yemen to develop a plan to sustainably finance the Stockholm agreement’s ambition for the payment of public sector salaries across Yemen, through an accountable budgetary process.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the Government of Yemen’s leadership of paying salaries to some health workers in Houthi-controlled areas and all public workers in Hodeidah this year. We encourage this to continue which will be vital in restoring key services such as schools and health clinics and boosting the livelihoods of public-sector workers.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:37:10.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:37:10.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1130729
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Yemen: Financial Institutions and Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of regulating (a) imports, (b) commercial banks and (c) money exchangers in Yemen on Houthi revenues in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 261475 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development does not have insight into how Houthi revenue flows have changed over time. The UK condemns Houthi interference in the operations of local banks in north Yemen, including the arrest of banking staff in February 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Effective economic regulations, alongside appropriate economic policies, will have critical humanitarian benefits in Yemen. Whilst the latest total food import levels into Yemen have exceeded pre-conflict requirements, high prices continue to drive the risk of famine.</p><p> </p><p>The need for effective economic regulation was demonstrated last year, when the Yemeni Riyal lost more than half of its value between January and October 2018. This caused prices to rise steeply and risked making food unaffordable for millions of vulnerable Yemenis. This depreciation was reversed after UK-led efforts released over $400 million of hard currency (provided by Saudi Arabia), to importers bringing food into the country.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to constructively engage with the Government of Yemen to prevent any repeated depreciation, and to stabilise Yemen’s economy through more effective and transparent management of its public finance.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T13:39:06.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T13:39:06.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this