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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Social Security Benefits: Blaenau Gwent 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 Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance in Blaenau Gwent constituency were successful in appeals in relation to their entitlement in (i) 2017-18 and (ii) since April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
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Nick Smith more like this
star this property uin 188789 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals -</p><p> </p><p>In the Blaenau Gwent constituency, (i) 130 claimants were successful in appeals in 2017-18 and (ii) 30 claimants were successful in appeals between April and June 2018, the latest date for which statistics have been published. These figures include all PIP appeals; so they will contain appeals where claimants appealed for a higher PIP award as well as those appeals against a disallowance decision. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals data taken from the DWP PIP computer system’s management information. Therefore this appeal data may differ from that held by Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for various reasons such as delays in data recording and other methodological differences in collating and preparing statistics.</p><p> </p><p>The Parliamentary Constituency geography relates to the origin of the claim (i.e. derived from claimant’s postcode) rather than the location of where the tribunal was.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions overturned at appeal may include a number of appeals that have been lapsed (which is where DWP changed the decision after an appeal was lodged but before it was heard at Tribunal).</p><p> </p><p>Since PIP was introduced, 3.5m decisions have been made nationally up to June 2018. Of these, 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) appeals -</p><p> </p><p>Information on appeal outcome by claim start date and Parliamentary Constituency is</p><p>available on Stat-Xplore under “ESA Work Capability Assessments”.</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:</p><p>https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</p><p /><p>Between April 2014 and March 2018, 3.5m ESA (post WCA) decisions have been made nationally, of these 8% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T15:23:43.287Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
1002623
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Access to Work Programme 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 Work and Pensions, how much money her Department has spent promoting Access to Work in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 188910 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>As part of our continued campaign, we are engaging with key influencers such as employers and health professionals, as well as claimants. We work with stakeholders and advisory groups to raise awareness of Access to Work and are working with Remploy and Ingeus to promote, and increase take up of the Mental Health Support Service. In addition, our Jobcentre partnership managers continue to engage with local stakeholders and partners to promote the support available. Access to Work is also promoted to a range of business leaders through the Disability Confident scheme.</p><p> </p><p>Most of the resource used for this activity, carried out by DWP staff or by partners, is not accounted for separately. In the three years specified, marketing spend on Access to Work was as listed below:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Year Spend</strong></p><p>2015/16 £3,960</p><p>2016/17 £13,457</p><p>2017/18 £17,635</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T13:55:19.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1002625
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Social Security Benefits: Disability 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 Work and Pensions, whether her Department has taken steps to ensure that benefits claimants in financial hardship can obtain letters which are required to progress their claims from their GP without having to pay for such letters; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 188914 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>We advise claimants not to seek additional evidence in support of their claim which they may be charged for, such as from GPs. Where an assessment provider determines that additional medical evidence from a GP could prove helpful they will request that evidence from the GP directly.</p><p> </p><p>GPs are obliged through their contract with NHS England to provide the assessment provider with medical evidence for Employment and Support Allowance free-of-charge. For Personal Independence Payment, we pay GPs a standard fee (currently £33.50) for completing a General Practitioner Factual Report.</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s response to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance Assessments we set out our commitment to continue improving the customer experience for both, including opportunities for better data sharing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:41:14.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
1002628
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Social Security Benefits: Disability 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 Work and Pensions, what guidance is provided to Job Centre staff on the Equality Act 2010 duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled people to progress their claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ipswich more like this
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Sandy Martin more like this
star this property uin 188915 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>Comprehensive guidance for Jobcentre staff about the Equality Act 2010 is included on the Department’s intranet site ‘Equality and You – a guide for employees’. This includes advice for staff on understanding what reasonable adjustments are and why the Department has a duty to provide them for claimants who are disabled.</p><p>Where our customers advise us that they need assistance to access our services and information, we make reasonable adjustments to meet their individual needs. This means the Department communicates with customers in a variety of different formats such as Braille, audio, large print, through third party interpreters or by arranging for a member of staff to visit the customer in their home.</p><p>Service delivery teams within Jobcentres provide a professional and supportive environment for our customers, providing digital coaching, helping claimants set up their claims and also maintaining them.</p><p>Claimants who require additional support to complete a claim form have the option to book a one to one appointment with a member of the Service Delivery team to receive assistance. In addition telephony support is in place for those vulnerable claimants who cannot ‘self-serve’ online and where a claimant is unable to manage their own affairs, an appointee can act on their behalf, taking responsibility for making and maintaining any benefit claim.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T17:33:55.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sandy Martin more like this
1003601
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Inverclyde 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 Work and Pensions, how many claimants in Inverclyde were in receipt of severe disability premium before transferring to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
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Ronnie Cowan more like this
star this property uin 189739 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collated centrally. This would require the merging of several complex datasets, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:20:21.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:20:21.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
1003604
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Dichloromethane: Health Hazards 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential dangers associated with the use of the chemical Dichloromethane in the workplace. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 189520 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The risks associated with the use of Dichloromethane (DCM) are well documented. Breathing in vapour can produce narcotic effects including drowsiness, headache, unconsciousness and death. DCM has also been classified by the <em>International Agency for Research on Cancer</em> as a category 2a carcinogen.</p><p> </p><p>As the health effects can be fatal, the use of DCM as a paint-stripper is restricted under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation (REACH) and professional users must be trained and competent in its safe use. For all workplace uses of DCM, employers must also adhere to the requirements of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) to prevent or adequately control employee exposure.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T10:35:25.197Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T10:35:25.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003605
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis 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 Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who were previously in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for personal independence payments applied for mandatory reconsideration of the decision in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 189521 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 22<sup>nd</sup> October 2018.</p><p /><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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189522 more like this
189523 more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.497Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003606
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis 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 Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who were in receipt of disability living allowance and have undergone a reassessment for personal independence payments appealed the decision at tribunal in each year since 2013; and how many of those people had (a) the decision overturned and (b) their mobility award increased from none or standard rate to the higher rate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 189522 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 22<sup>nd</sup> October 2018.</p><p /><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
189521 more like this
189523 more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003607
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis 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 Work and Pensions, how many people with multiple sclerosis who are new claimants of personal independence payments (PIP) did not receive an award during their initial PIP assessment but subsequently received an award at (a) mandatory reconsideration and (b) tribunal in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 189523 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 22<sup>nd</sup> October 2018.</p><p /><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-10-16/180083/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
189521 more like this
189522 more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T14:38:50.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1003718
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star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Work Capability Assessment: Mental Illness 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 Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral evidence of the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work to the Work and Pensions Committee on PIP and ESA assessments on 20 December 2017, HC 340, what steps she has taken to ensure that (a) work capability assessment providers do not ask claimants with mental health problems why they had not carried out their suicidal ideas and (b) the conduct of assessments does not increase the risk of suicide and self harm among claimants with mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Laura Pidcock more like this
star this property uin 189810 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>All healthcare professionals (HCPs) carrying out WCA assessments were given face to face training on exploring self-harm and suicidal ideation in May 2018. The training which was quality assured by the Royal College of Psychiatrists was designed to enhance the skills of HCPs in sensitively exploring self-harm and suicidal ideation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T11:51:03.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T11:51:03.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this