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star this property date less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Royal Commonwealth Society: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the support provided by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) to events celebrating the Commonwealth, and its wider role in addressing challenging social issues, including early and forced child marriage, how much financial support has been provided to the RCS in each of the last five financial years, and how much will be provided in this and the next financial year. more like this
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Lord Triesman more like this
star this property uin HL8035 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has contributed a total of £191,452 from 2011- 2015 to activities run by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) and the Council of Commonwealth Societies (CCS) for whom the RCS organises events. A breakdown of this sum is listed below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>£60,720.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£48,619.60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£21,706.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£22,000.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>£38,407.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>This year the FCO has again provided £20,000 towards the cost of the CCS Commonwealth Service event in Westminster Abbey.</p><p>Future funding requests for all Commonwealth organisations will be assessed on a case by case basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-05-10T14:23:13.267Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-10T14:23:13.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3651
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Triesman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Qatar: Industrial Health and Safety more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate (1) they, and (2) the International Labour Organisation, have made of the number of (a) deaths, and (b) serious injuries, which have occurred on stadium and hotel building sites in Qatar in the last two calendar years. more like this
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Lord Triesman more like this
star this property uin HL6193 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-05more like thismore than 2017-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is aware of the death of five construction workers over the past two years – of which two were workplace accidents on world cup building sites, and the other three were health-related. We do not have any figures for serious injuries and do not estimate them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-04-05T15:57:05.847Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-05T15:57:05.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3651
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Triesman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Middle East: Peace Negotiations 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to facilitate negotiations between the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority on peace in the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens South and Whiston more like this
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Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
star this property uin 10483 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-12more like thismore than 2017-10-12
star this property answer text <p>​We continue to believe the two-state solution is the only viable long-term solution to the Arab Israeli conflict. We are concerned that ongoing settlement construction, incitement and terrorist attacks are undermining prospects for peace. Ultimately we believe that peace will only come through negotiations between the parties, but international action could play a role in supporting progress. We are in close consultation with international partners including the US about what kind of renewed process might have a better chance of success, including one with a greater role for regional partners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-12T14:25:50.32Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-12T14:25:50.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Marie Rimmer more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Subsidiarity more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the functioning of the principle of subsidiarity as a result of the procedures brought into effect by the Treaty of Lisbon; and what action they plan to take as part of the United Kingdom's renegotiation with its European Union partners to ensure that the subsidiarity principle is strengthened to the benefit of national governments and parliaments. more like this
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Lord Garel-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL829 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-03more like thismore than 2015-07-03
star this property answer text The Balance of Competences Review examined how the principle of subsidiarity applied in areas of EU action. It found that the mechanisms for protecting subsidiarity and proportionality could be improved in a number of ways, in particular by improving the role of national parliaments as the guardians of subsidiarity and affording them closer involvement in the EU’s functioning. The Government is seeking a stronger role for national Parliaments as part of its renegotiation. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-03T13:53:25.98Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-03T13:53:25.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Garel-Jones more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Gulalai Ismail more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they will give to Gulalai Ismail, the Pakistani humanist and human rights activist who was arrested in Islamabad on 12 October before being released on bail with her passport confiscated. more like this
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Lord Garel-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL10642 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by restrictions on freedom of expression in Pakistan, including the detention of human rights activists, in Pakistan. We are also concerned about constraints on the operating space for civil society and NGOs in Pakistan. The freedom to hold and express views without censorship, intimidation or unnecessary restriction is a cornerstone of democracy. The arrest and release under bail of Gulalai Ismail is a further worrying development against the backdrop of restrictions on fundamental rights in Pakistan.</p><p>We regularly raise at a senior level our concerns about the human rights situation with the Government of Pakistan, including on the freedom of expression. I discussed human rights in Pakistan with the Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, in September 2018.</p><p>The British High Commission in Islamabad will continue to support civil society and NGOs in lobbying the Government of Pakistan to honour in practice its international commitments, including on freedom of expression.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T13:45:12.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T13:45:12.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Garel-Jones more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Burma: Humanitarian Aid 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has requested the UN Security-General to lead personally negotiations on securing unrestricted humanitarian access in Rakhine State, Burma. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
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Paul Scully more like this
star this property uin 5236 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom continues to encourage a wider UN leadership role to help bring peace and reconciliation to all communities in Rakhine State. We welcome the firm personal stand the UN Secretary General has already taken on the Rohingya. During his visit to Burma in November 2014, he publicly expressed his concern about the discrimination and violence they face, and called for the human rights and dignity of all the people in Rakhine to be respected. During the recent crisis in the Andaman Sea, he called President Thein Sein on 20 May to make clear his concerns. The UN Secretary General also presided over a meeting of the International Partnership Group on Burma on 24 April. <br><br>More widely, the UK is actively keeping Rakhine and the situation of the Rohingya high on the international agenda and within the UN system. With UK support, the situation in Rakhine was discussed at a UN Security Council briefing on 28 May, and the UK was instrumental in securing strong UN Resolutions on Burma at the UN General Assembly in November and the Human Rights Council in March. The latter resolution extended the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights. In Burma, Professor Yanghee Lee, who has highlighted the plight of the Rohingya in her reports. The Government invited Professor Lee to the UK in March, where she discussed the situation in Rakhine with the Minister of State, my noble Friend the right hon. Baroness Anelay of St Johns. <br><br>We will continue to engage closely with the UN system to maintain a focus on this important issue.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T13:43:29.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T13:43:29.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-05more like thismore than 2016-02-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Niranjan Rasalingam 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Burma on the detention of Niranjan Rasalingam. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
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Paul Scully more like this
star this property uin 26085 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text The British Embassy in Rangoon has provided consular assistance to Mr Rasalingam Niranjan since 1 December 2014 when it was established that Mr Niranjan had been detained. That same month we raised the late notification of Mr Niranjan’s arrest in a Note Verbale and reminded the then Burmese government of their obligations under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. In May 2015 the Ambassador re-stated our interest in the case, raised concerns about Mr Niranjan’s health and the progress of his legal cases. A further Note Verbale was sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in January 2016 re-stating our interest in the case and concern about its progress. more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T17:55:05.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T17:55:05.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of rocket fire into Israel from Gaza. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
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Paul Scully more like this
star this property uin 30247 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-11more like thismore than 2016-03-11
star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Tel Aviv and our Consulate General in Jerusalem give us regular updates on the current situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. These updates include reports on rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip into the sea; any rocket fire from Gaza into Israel; and any retaliatory Israeli air strikes on Gaza. However they do not keep a record of the numbers, but according to UN figures, in January 2016 a total of three rockets were fired into Israel by Gazan militant groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-03-11T14:27:53.943Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-11T14:27:53.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Scully more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Ahmadiyya 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the government of Pakistan on the raid on the Tahrik Jadid Headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Rabwah, Pakistan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
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Paul Scully more like this
star this property uin 56971 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports of the raid on the Ahmadiyya office in Pakistan. The Government strongly condemns the persecution of all minorities, including the targeting of people based on their beliefs. Our concerns are reflected in the latest update to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office annual human rights report.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of minority communities, including religious minorities, with the Pakistani Government at a senior level. During his visit to Pakistan in November, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson), raised religious tolerance and the importance of safeguarding the rights of all Pakistan's citizens. We continue to urge Pakistan to honour in practice its human rights obligations, including those related to religious minorities, and to uphold the rule of law.</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 2016-12-20T12:06:29.9Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T12:06:29.9Z
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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 Paul Scully more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-22more like thismore than 2017-03-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property hansard heading Burma: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the implications for his policies are of the interim report and recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, published on 16 March 2017; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sutton and Cheam more like this
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Paul Scully more like this
star this property uin 909531 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
star this property answer text <p>We support the recommendations of the Rakhine Advisory Commission. I discussed the report with the Chair of the Commission, Kofi Annan, on 16 March. We stand ready to provide assistance to enable the Burmese authorities to implement its recommendations. We also look forward to the final report.</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 2017-03-28T14:32:25.917Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-28T14:32:25.917Z
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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 Paul Scully more like this