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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Education and Skills Funding Agency: Registration more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timeframe is for the Register of Training Organisations be open to new organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 252855 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has not set a date for the opening of the Register of Training Organisations (RoTO). The ESFA publishes information on its website, which will confirm any future opening dates for the RoTO: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-register-of-training-organisations#market-entry-pre-qualification-process-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sfa-register-of-training-organisations#market-entry-pre-qualification-process-guidance</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
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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less than 2019-05-15T12:12:31.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:12:31.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1125926
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Concessions 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the expenditure by local authorities on the provision of free rail passes for pupils (a) up to the age of 16 to travel to their nearest school and (b) from families on maximum working tax credit or entitlement to free school meals; and how many school pupils benefit from such rail passes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 252867 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>​Local authorities have a statutory duty under section 508B of the Education Act 1996 to make travel arrangements to enable all eligible children of compulsory school age to attend their nearest suitable school. For low income families, there are additional rights to free home to school transport where children are entitled to Free School Meals or whose parents are in receipt of the maximum Working Tax Credit. It is for local authorities to decide how to fulfil that duty. They may, if they wish, provide pupils with rail passes. The information requested is not held centrally, regarding pupil numbers or detailed local authority expenditure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:11:32.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:11:32.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4269
unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1125927
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Railways: Concessions 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the expenditure by local authorities on provision of (a) free or reduced cost rail travel for young people continuing in education beyond the age of 16, (b) rail passes for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities or mobility problems to get to school in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Middlesbrough more like this
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Andy McDonald more like this
star this property uin 252868 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The statutory responsibility for transport to education or training for 16 to 18 year olds rests with local authorities and they are expected to set out appropriate plans which reflect local needs and circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities are required under Section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 to prepare and submit statements about planned and actual expenditure on education and children and young people’s services to my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education.</p><p> </p><p>The most recent data for 2017/18 is available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/section-251-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/section-251-2017-to-2018</a>. However, these annual statements do not include the level of detail needed to estimate a local authority’s expenditure on free or reduced cost rail travel for young people, including those with special educational needs and disability or mobility problems.</p><p> </p>
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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less than 2019-05-15T11:59:58.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T11:59:58.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy McDonald more like this
1125933
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions: Ethnic Groups more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of school exclusions for each ethnic group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 252824 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The rate of exclusion varies by pupil ethnicity, with pupils of some ethnic groups more likely to be excluded and others less.[1]</p><p> </p><p>Last March, the Government commissioned Edward Timpson to explore how head teachers use exclusion and why some groups of pupils are more likely to be excluded than others.</p><p> </p><p>New analysis undertaken for the Timpson Review shows that some ethnic groups are more likely to be excluded after controlling for other observable characteristics. For example, after accounting for other factors, Black Caribbean children are around 1.7 times more likely to be permanently excluded compared to White British children, while Mixed White and Black Caribbean children are around 1.6 times more likely, and Indian and Bangladeshi pupils are around half as likely.</p><p> </p><p>Equally, children in some ethnic groups do not appear to be permanently excluded at a different rate from White British pupils, such as Black African children.</p><p> </p><p>The Timpson review, the analysis technical note, and the Government’s response can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence</a>.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017</a>. National tables, table 8.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T12:13:50.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T12:13:50.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1125595
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Health Education 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure the new Abortion and Abortion Care Fact Sheet for schools is balanced and objective in its use of language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 252525 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Abortion and Abortion Care Factsheet was produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.</p><p>Schools are free to determine which resources they use, including materials to develop professional knowledge. Head teachers and subject specialists are best placed to make those decisions. The Department does not prescribe what must and must not be used.</p><p>Many schools work with specialist subject associations who help schools to access high quality materials, including resources that they have quality assured.</p><p>The Department is clear that in teaching about sensitive issues such as abortion, any teaching must be age-appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1125672
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Academies: Land more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the total loss of former public land to academy trusts. 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 252621 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>When schools convert to academy status, in the vast majority of cases there is no loss of publicly funded land. Most school sites are owned by a local authority (LA). When such schools convert, the LA retains ownership of the land and leases it to the academy trust. Only where a school already owns their own land prior to conversion, and even then only in some instances, will the freehold transfer to the new academy trust. Further information on these land arrangements are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice</a>.</p><p>Where publicly funded land is legally held by an academy trust, it remains ‘publicly funded’ and therefore protected by legislation. No one can dispose or change the use of publicly funded school land without first getting consent from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education. Should an academy close, or part of the land become surplus, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has powers to return it to the LA, to transfer it to another academy, or to return the proceeds of any sale to the local authority.</p><p>As a further safeguard, all academy funding agreements since at least 2014 should contain an option for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State to acquire the academy trust’s legal interest in its land for nil consideration on the termination of the funding agreement. A version of this option was also in common use prior to 2014, but we do not have any central record of the rare instances in which it may have been absent.</p><p>The Department has not estimated the financial value of land without such an option in place. This is because even where this may be the case, all publicly funded land at academies remains subject to Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010. This allows the Secretary of State to direct the transfer of the land back to the local authority, or another academy trust, should the school cease to be an academy or seek to dispose of the land.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252623 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1125674
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Academies: Land more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the financial value of public land which academy trusts own under contracts which do not contain the right of his Department to acquire the land at no cost upon termination of the funding agreement. 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 252623 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>When schools convert to academy status, in the vast majority of cases there is no loss of publicly funded land. Most school sites are owned by a local authority (LA). When such schools convert, the LA retains ownership of the land and leases it to the academy trust. Only where a school already owns their own land prior to conversion, and even then only in some instances, will the freehold transfer to the new academy trust. Further information on these land arrangements are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice</a>.</p><p>Where publicly funded land is legally held by an academy trust, it remains ‘publicly funded’ and therefore protected by legislation. No one can dispose or change the use of publicly funded school land without first getting consent from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education. Should an academy close, or part of the land become surplus, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has powers to return it to the LA, to transfer it to another academy, or to return the proceeds of any sale to the local authority.</p><p>As a further safeguard, all academy funding agreements since at least 2014 should contain an option for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State to acquire the academy trust’s legal interest in its land for nil consideration on the termination of the funding agreement. A version of this option was also in common use prior to 2014, but we do not have any central record of the rare instances in which it may have been absent.</p><p>The Department has not estimated the financial value of land without such an option in place. This is because even where this may be the case, all publicly funded land at academies remains subject to Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010. This allows the Secretary of State to direct the transfer of the land back to the local authority, or another academy trust, should the school cease to be an academy or seek to dispose of the land.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252621 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1125680
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Education: Rural Areas 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) Local Education Authorities and (b) Academy Chains undertook a rural proofing review of policies adopted in 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 252478 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>​The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published guidance on rural proofing for which local authorities, and others, can apply if they wish. The information is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rural-proofing" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rural-proofing</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T11:54:52.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T11:54:52.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1125699
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Inspections 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England that are due to close have been inspected by Ofsted in the last 12 months; how much did each such inspection cost; and what the outcomes were of each of those inspections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 252627 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:23:41.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:23:41.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1125701
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools: Inspections 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much notice (a) schools and (b) local authorities are given for Ofsted school inspections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 252629 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:26:33.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:26:33.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this