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star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 University Technical Colleges 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 steps his Department has taken to promote University Technical Colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163057 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The University Technical Colleges (UTC) programme has an important role to play in our reforms to technical education, with strong UTCs succeeding in equipping young people with the skills businesses need, getting them into employment and supporting social mobility.</p><p>There are regulations in place that require local authorities to write to parents of pupils in Year 9 to notify them of schools with atypical ages of admission within reasonable travelling distance, which includes UTCs, to make sure they are aware of the choices available to them. Early indications suggest that these letters have had a positive impact on awareness of UTCs and supported their recruitment.</p><p> </p><p>Recent changes to the Careers Guidance legislation also requires maintained schools and academies to provide opportunities for providers of technical education, such as UTCs, to visit schools to talk to students in Years 8-13, to inform them of their offer.</p><p> </p><p>UTCs are sponsored by employers and they are essential to marketing efforts by UTCs to promote their offer. Employers can demonstrate to pupils how attending the UTC can lead to a successful career. Employers taking a sustained and embedded role in supporting the UTC programme is crucial to their success.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2018-07-19T13:23:34.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T13:23:34.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
938572
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Vocational Education more like this
unstar 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 Education, what steps his Department has taken to put technical courses on parity with academic courses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163059 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 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The government is transforming technical education to create a high quality system that meets the skills needs of businesses and is held in the same high esteem as our academic option. 15 prestigious technical routes will set a clear path to skilled employment through reformed apprenticeships and the new flagship T Level programmes. T Levels are a central part of the greatest shake-up of technical education for 70 years and builds on the recommendations made by the Independent Panel on Technical Education, chaired by Lord Sainsbury. They will provide a distinctive and rigorous technical alternative to A levels.</p><p>They are, however, just one strand of our ambitious new technical education offer. We also intend to undertake a review of qualifications at Level 3 and below so that those we fund serve a genuine and useful purpose, are of high quality and enable students to progress to meaningful outcomes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2018-07-17T16:32:01.653Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T16:32:01.653Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
946816
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Apprentices: Small Businesses more like this
unstar 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 Education, what steps his Department has taken to support small providers of apprenticeship training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 167223 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 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Since May 2017, all providers who want to deliver apprenticeship training must be on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP). The introduction of the RoATP, which currently has over 2,600 providers listed, has made it easier for new providers, including small providers, to enter the apprenticeship training market. Ahead of the opening of the RoATP, the Education and Skills Funding Agency raised awareness of the requirement to register and the application process. This included providing webinars, direct engagement and information through representative bodies. Providers who are not on the RoATP, including small providers, are able to operate as a sub-contractor to a main provider who is on the RoATP, up to a limit of £100,000 a year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 167224 more like this
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less than 2018-09-04T09:41:57.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-04T09:41:57.87Z
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1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
946817
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Apprentices more like this
unstar 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 Education, what steps his Department has taken to encourage new entrants into the apprenticeship training market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 167224 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 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Since May 2017, all providers who want to deliver apprenticeship training must be on the register of apprenticeship training providers (RoATP). The introduction of the RoATP, which currently has over 2,600 providers listed, has made it easier for new providers, including small providers, to enter the apprenticeship training market. Ahead of the opening of the RoATP, the Education and Skills Funding Agency raised awareness of the requirement to register and the application process. This included providing webinars, direct engagement and information through representative bodies. Providers who are not on the RoATP, including small providers, are able to operate as a sub-contractor to a main provider who is on the RoATP, up to a limit of £100,000 a year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 167223 more like this
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less than 2018-09-04T09:41:57.933Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-04T09:41:57.933Z
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1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
946818
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Apprentices: Taxation more like this
unstar 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 Education, how many and what proportion of contracts awarded through the apprenticeship levy were valued at less than £500,000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 167225 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 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answer text <p>The Education and Skills Funding Agency do not award contracts through the apprenticeship levy; providers are admitted to the register of apprenticeship training providers and employers select them to deliver the training that they need.</p><p>In regards to non-levy contracts awarded under the recent non-levy apprenticeship procurement, 351 contracts, approximately 49 per cent of contracts granted were for values under £500,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2018-09-04T09:43:44.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-04T09:43:44.167Z
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1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1121887
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Home Education more like this
unstar 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, with reference to pages 16 and 17 of the document entitled, Elective Home Education: Call for Evidence 2018 Government consultation response, what progress his Department has made on (a) providing clearer guidance to (i) schools and (ii) local authorities on (A) how to operate and (B) the effect of flexi-schooling arrangements and (b) establishing a separate code of practice to ensure that schools are not penalised as a result of the absence of flexi-schooled pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
star this property uin 245991 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 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The department’s revised guidance for local authorities on elective home education published on 2 April 2019 can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/elective-home-education" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/elective-home-education</a>.</p><p>This document can be used by schools and contains guidance on flexi-schooling at pages 34-35. The guidance makes clear that schools are free to agree to flexi-schooling arrangements and need not suffer any disadvantage in doing so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2019-04-30T15:46:52.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T15:46:52.323Z
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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 Afzal Khan more like this
753042
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Economic Situation more like this
unstar 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 Education, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that the demographic and skills requirements of the economy in (a) Scotland and (b) the rest of the UK are met when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 5617 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is investing to create a skills system that enables the UK to compete with the best in the world - and can respond to Brexit as well as other labour market challenges.</p><p>As an example, in England we are introducing technical education reforms, backed by additional funding of £500m each year, to create a world-class post-16 technical education system that will give people the technical skills that employers need.</p><p> </p><p>Skills policy is a devolved matter so I am unable to advise on any specific skills strategy in Scotland as that would be for the Scottish Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2017-07-21T13:16:46.42Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T13:16:46.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
964765
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Apprentices more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress the Government has made on plans to create three million apprenticeships by 2020; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 169531 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 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>There have been 1.4 million apprenticeship starts since May 2015. Whilst we do want to see an increasing number of apprenticeship starts, we will not sacrifice quality for quantity. We continue to work closely with employers to help them take advantage of the changes to grow their apprenticeship programmes, and to meet our target.</p><p>The government is moving away from old apprenticeship frameworks, which employers said were often not suitably equipping apprentices for the job, towards new and higher quality apprenticeship standards with a longer average duration, designed by employers themselves. Compared to this time last year, the expected average number of training hours per apprenticeship has increased by over 20 per cent - from 540 hours to 670.</p><p>Starts on apprenticeships standards continue to grow; latest data on apprenticeships in England show there have been 119,500 starts on standards in the first three quarters of the 2017/18 academic year; more than 10 times higher than the 11,000 reported at this time last year (2016/17). This represents just over 40 per cent of all starts reported in the 2017/18 academic year, compared to 2.5 per cent in 2016/17.</p><p>In May 2018 we published an update on the progress of apprenticeships reforms, including progress towards the apprenticeships target in England. This can be found at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707896/Progress_report_on_the_Apprenticeships_Reform_Programme_May_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/707896/Progress_report_on_the_Apprenticeships_Reform_Programme_May_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2018-09-11T15:24:25.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T15:24:25.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
973183
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star this property date less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Department for Education: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the 2018-19 Main Estimates, how much funding his Department has allocated to prepare for the UK to leave the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 174773 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) has already allocated over £2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HMT announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19. A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on the 13 March: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/</a>. This money will be paid out in Supplementary Estimates 2018/19 later this financial year.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2018-10-09T15:54:03.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T15:54:03.83Z
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1523
star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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4470
unstar this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
1064101
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Schools: Vocational Education more like this
unstar 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, what steps he has taken to ensure the (a) cost-effectiveness and (b) availability of apprenticeships; and what assessment he has made of the level of compliance by schools with the Baker clause. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 223512 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>Our reforms are making apprenticeships longer and better, with more off-the job training and proper assessment at the end, helping employers to create high quality apprenticeships training that will lead to a more skilled and productive economy. By 2020, funding available for investment in apprenticeships in England will have risen to over £2.5 billion per year, to increase the number of high quality opportunities.</p><p>New apprenticeship standards across all levels are being designed and driven by industry according to their skill needs. There are over 400 apprenticeship standards available, across all levels and in a wide range of occupations, with more in development.</p><p>The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education is responsible for advising the Department for Education (DfE) on the appropriate funding band for apprenticeships, to support high quality apprenticeships and provide value for money for employers and government. The funding band represents the maximum government contribution towards the costs of apprenticeship training and assessment, and employers are encouraged to negotiate a price with their provider.</p><p>Information regarding the number of schools that are compliant with the Baker Clause is not held centrally, but the DfE has carried out a survey with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers in June 2018 to find out more about the early impact of the new law. Just over three quarters (76%) of the 75 providers surveyed stated that the duty is being partially complied with in their area. Just under a fifth (19%) said it was not being complied with at all. The remaining 5% said schools in their area are fully compliant. A more recent study by the Institute for Public Policy Research, published on 9 January, found that 70% of providers say that it is difficult to access schools in their area and 31% say that the situation has improved in the last year.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton remove filter
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less than 2019-02-25T17:26:49.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T17:26:49.38Z
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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 Alec Shelbrooke more like this