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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Universities: Racial Discrimination 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 Education, with reference to the article in the Guardian entitled A demeaning environment: stories of racism in UK universities, published 5 July 2019, if he will hold discussions with the Office for Students on their assessment of the scale and nature of racism in UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 276161 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no place in our society, including within higher education (HE) for hatred or any form of harassment, discrimination or racism.</p><p> </p><p>The government is working closely with the Universities UK (UUK) and the Office for Students (OfS) to support work to address racism and other forms of harassment in HE, including implementation of UUK’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Taskforce’s recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials in the department meet regularly with the OfS, stakeholders and representative bodies about a range of student experience issues including racism, hate crime and harassment in HE. This includes specific quarterly meetings with the OfS to discuss how to tackle harassment and hate crime, including racism within the sector.</p><p> </p><p>In its ministerial guidance, the government has asked the OfS to support this work and to make campuses places of tolerance for all students, and over £2 million has been invested in projects addressing hatred and harassment in HE.</p><p>The government will continue to work closely with the OfS to prioritise tackling of all forms of harassment and hate crime in higher education.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:19:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:19:29.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1138527
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate Service: Redundancy 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 Justice, how many members of staff have left the Probate Service in each of the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276240 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>6 members of staff have left the Probate Service in the last 6 months.</p><p> </p><p>Our new online service is making probate simpler and more convenient for bereaved people. Staffing is making increased and the digital service further improves to help reduce waiting times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:18:15.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:18:15.943Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138516
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service: 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 Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 272279, how many people (a) are entitled to be and (b) have been reimbursed for employment tribunal fees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276237 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of people (a) entitled to an employment tribunal fee refund is 64,426 and (b) the number that have been reimbursed is 33,787.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:06:11.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:06:11.147Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138526
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Probate Service: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Probate Service in each of the last six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 276239 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Jan-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Feb-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Mar-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Apr-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>May-19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Jun-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>AGENCY STAFF RESOURCE</p></td><td><p>29.4</p></td><td><p>27.4</p></td><td><p>26.4</p></td><td><p>26.4</p></td><td><p>26.4</p></td><td><p>26.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE STAFF RESOURCE</p></td><td><p>124.49</p></td><td><p>122.94</p></td><td><p>120.94</p></td><td><p>120.9</p></td><td><p>120.9</p></td><td><p>118</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Further to these totals we have arrange additional help from HMCTS and other government departments, these are:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>HMRC SURGE TEAM</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BRADFORD DSCS</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMCTS LEGAL ADVISERS</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ADDITIONAL HMCTS RESOURCE</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>TOTALS (FTE)</p></td><td><p>153.89</p></td><td><p>150.34</p></td><td><p>147.34</p></td><td><p>147.3</p></td><td><p>147.3</p></td><td><p>179.9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In addition to these we also now have 35 staff in the Courts and Tribunals Service Centre who are trained in probate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:58:45.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:58:45.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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4493
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1137460
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Wales 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 Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on the roll-out of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Ruth Jones more like this
star this property uin 274662 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The most recent detailed discussion took place on a visit to Wales on 4th April 2019, where the Secretary of State accompanied the Secretary of State for Wales to the Cardiff Charles Street Jobcentre Plus office, where they had a general discussion around Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The roll out of Universal Credit (UC) is now complete and is available in every Jobcentre across the country.</p><p> </p><p>As planned, the testing of moving legacy claimants to Universal Credit will take place in Harrogate and will begin this month. The goal of the pilot is to learn as much as possible and to increase numbers as slowly and gradually as necessary. Testing the system and our processes will allow us to make sure we can provide the best possible service to those claimants who will need to move to Universal Credit from their legacy claim as planned, by the end of 2023.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:57:07.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:57:07.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth Jones more like this
1137792
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Museums and Galleries: East Midlands 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage more people to visit (a) museums and (b) art galleries in the East Midlands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 275242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>We want to ensure that East Midlands museums and galleries continue to thrive and engage with diverse audiences. To that end, museums and galleries in the region receive public funding from a variety of sources, including Arts Council England, National Heritage Lottery Fund, local authorities and others, as well as benefiting from a range of tax reliefs and grants. For instance, three regional museums and galleries in Derby and Nottingham were awarded funding from the £4 million DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund this year, and we look forward to seeing their projects take shape. East Midlands museums and galleries have continued to find innovative ways to use their buildings and objects to best effect and improve their audiences’ engagement and experience.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
star this property answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:55:07.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:55:07.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Bradley more like this
1137422
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: South Wales 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 Justice, how many solicitors that previously offered legal aid services no longer do so in South Wales, in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ogmore more like this
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Chris Elmore more like this
star this property uin 274609 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) does not record information about individual solicitors and does not hold or record data by the geographic definition in the question that has been tabled.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:43:01.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:43:01.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Elmore more like this
1137475
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to help people who have been severely affected by changes in the state pension age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Norwich South more like this
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Clive Lewis more like this
star this property uin 274592 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of older people in employment is at a record high. There are now 10.5 million workers aged 50 and over in the workforce compared to 9.1 million five years ago.</p><p> </p><p>To support women to remain and return to the labour market, the Government has removed the Default Retirement Age meaning most people can choose when to retire, and extended the right to request flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service with their employer.</p><p> </p><p>We have appointed a Business Champion for Older Workers to engage and influence employers both strategically and in terms of practical advice.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2017, the UK Government published “Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach” to set out the role employers, individuals and Government can play in supporting fuller working lives. <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/587654/fuller-working-lives-a-partnership-approach.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Through the National Retraining Partnership, a strategic partnership between Government, the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress, Government is developing the National Retraining Scheme. The National Retraining Scheme will help prepare adults for the future changes to the economy, including those brought about by automation, and help them retrain into better jobs.</p><p> </p><p>And in February this year, DWP launched an online web page which brings together money, job and health elements of the mid-life MOT. <a href="https://www.yourpension.gov.uk/mid-life-mot/" target="_blank">https://www.yourpension.gov.uk/mid-life-mot/</a></p><p> </p><p>To support employers, Business in The Community has also created MOT guides that support businesses. <a href="https://age.bitc.org.uk/tools-impact-stories/toolkits" target="_blank">https://age.bitc.org.uk/tools-impact-stories/toolkits</a></p><p> </p><p>For people who simply can’t work, our welfare system will continue to provide a strong safety net, as it does for people of all ages now. The Government is committed to supporting the vulnerable and spends over £50 billion a year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p />
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:40:23.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:40:23.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Clive Lewis more like this
1137476
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Credit: Norwich South 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 Work and Pensions, how many people of pension age are entitled to pension credit but do not receive it in Norwich South constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Norwich South more like this
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Clive Lewis more like this
star this property uin 274593 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested on the number of people of pension age entitled to pension credit but do not receive is only available at national level.</p><p> </p><p>Official statistics on the take-up of income-related benefits at Great Britain level including Pension Credit, can be found in the ‘Income-related benefits: estimates of take-up in 2016 to 2017’ publication.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/income-related-benefits-estimates-of-take-up-financial-year-2016-to-2017</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:34:54.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:34:54.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Clive Lewis more like this
1138464
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia 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 Trade, if he will place in the Library a copy of the witness statement of the Head of the Export Control Joint Unit dated 27 June 2019 in his Department's application to appeal the Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June 2019. 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 276268 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
unstar this property answer text <p>We do not propose to place documents related to these court proceedings in the Library. There are specific rules of court procedure concerning access to documents on the court file in line with principles of open justice which provide a mechanism for public access.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:32:07.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:32:07.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this