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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dong Samuel Lauk and Aggrey Ezbon Idri more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his South Sudanese counterpart on the (a) kidnapping and subsequent death of opposition member Aggrey Idri and human rights lawyer Doug Samuel Luak and (b) need to bring the perpetrators of those crimes to justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254108 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is deeply disturbed by the UN Panel of Expert's findings that Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri were abducted from Kenya and executed in South Sudan by the South Sudanese national security service in 2017. We call on the South Sudanese Government to respond to these findings, and ensure that its defence and security forces are subject to the rule of law, to prevent future disappearances. <br> <br>The disappearance of these individuals and concerns for their safety have been raised by the British Ambassador, and by the UK Special Envoy for South Sudan with senior members of the South Sudanese Government on a number of occasions. The case has also been raised in Nairobi with the Kenyan authorities. This is part of a troubling pattern of harassment and intimidation of civic actors by South Sudanese authorities. The British Government regularly calls for the release of all political prisoners in accordance with the 12 September peace agreement. We also led efforts to renew the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan in March, and support the renewal of the Panel of Experts mandate due at the end of May. The work of these UN bodies is critical to exposing the perpetrators of human rights violations in South Sudan. ​</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T15:03:00Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:03:00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126610
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading South Sudan: Detainees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of detentions of political activists in South Sudan; and what representations he has made to his South Sudanese counterparts on those detentions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254109 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government believes that the number of political detainees in South Sudan remains high, despite a commitment to release all political detainees as part of the 12 September peace agreement. However, in the absence of information from the South Sudanese authorities, it is not possible to determine precise figures. <br> <br>We regularly press the Government of South Sudan for the release of all political prisoners in accordance with its commitments. An end to restrictions on freedom of expression is vital if South Sudan is to realise the opportunity of peace the September agreement offers. The Government of South Sudan's failure to comply with this provision of the agreement undermines confidence in their commitment to achieving a meaningful peace. In order to ensure transparency and respect for human rights, the South Sudanese authorities should also allow access to all detention facilities, including those of the national security service and military intelligence.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T14:59:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:59:45.497Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126616
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading South Sudan: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of child soldiers actively deployed in the conflict in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254112 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is deeply concerned by the continued and widespread recruitment and use of children by all parties to the conflict in South Sudan. It is not possible to accurately determine the number of children who have been recruited and used as child soldiers, whether as fighters, or in other positions including, sadly, child “brides” or sex slaves. However, the British Government continues to exert pressure on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to release children in their ranks, to stop recruiting, and to ensure an end to all violations against children. ​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T15:01:30.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:01:30.803Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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252
star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1127483
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Brexit 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 Development, how many officials in his Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what effect that secondment of staff has had on the effectiveness of his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 256201 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>134 DFID staff have been temporarily seconded from their normal duties to work on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. DFID is working closely with other government departments to facilitate the return of staff deployed to other government departments, following the extension of Article 50. As of 21 May 2019, 100 of these staff have returned.</p><p> </p><p>To release staff for deployment, DFID undertook a detailed prioritisation exercise to assess the internal resource required to maintain essential delivery. For DFID, this meant meeting the legal commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI (Gross National Income) on international development in an effective and value for money way and the ability to respond to humanitarian emergencies. All other DFID business is highly important however officials made decisions to slow or pause delivery in order to support the EU exit related resource requirements of other government departments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-29T14:33:16.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:33:16.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
1127615
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cameroon: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian crisis in the Anglophone region of Cameroon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 256384 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned at the worsening humanitarian situation in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon and reports of human rights violations and abuses committed by both security forces and armed separatists. Violence is driving people from their homes and impacting on the lives of ordinary civilians, particularly women and children. The UN assesses that over 530,000 people have been internally displaced as a result of the conflict and has recorded over 35,000 refugees in Nigeria. The UK is providing lifesaving assistance to thousands of people following a £2.5m contribution in December 2018 to the UN emergency appeal to address the crisis.</p><p>The UK welcomes the visit to Cameroon by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of Cameroon's reported openness to working with the UN to address the severe humanitarian and human rights situation in the Anglophone regions. It is imperative that urgent action is now taken by the Government of Cameroon, with the support of regional partners and the wider international community, to prevent further escalation of the crisis. This includes the establishment of a credible political dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis. The UK stands ready to support.</p><p>The British Government regularly raises concerns about Cameroon at the highest levels including at the UN Security Council on 13 May and when I met with Cameroon's High Commissioner to the UK on 30 April. The UK continues to call for unhindered humanitarian access to affected populations, an end to violence on all sides and investigations into all reports of human rights violations and abuses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T15:37:49.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:37:49.737Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1127616
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cameroon: Internally Displaced People 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 assessment he has made of the merits of the findings of the UN human rights high commissioner that there is a window of opportunity to arrest the crises that have led to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people in Cameroon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 256385 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​The UK remains deeply concerned at the worsening humanitarian situation in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon and reports of human rights violations and abuses committed by both security forces and armed separatists. Violence is driving people from their homes and impacting on the lives of ordinary civilians, particularly women and children. The UN assesses that over 530,000 people have been internally displaced as a result of the conflict and has recorded over 35,000 refugees in Nigeria. The UK is providing lifesaving assistance to thousands of people following a £2.5m contribution in December 2018 to the UN emergency appeal to address the crisis.</p><p>The UK welcomes the visit to Cameroon by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of Cameroon's reported openness to working with the UN to address the severe humanitarian and human rights situation in the Anglophone regions. It is imperative that urgent action is now taken by the Government of Cameroon, with the support of regional partners and the wider international community, to prevent further escalation of the crisis. This includes the establishment of a credible political dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis. The UK stands ready to support.</p><p>The British Government regularly raises concerns about Cameroon at the highest levels including at the UN Security Council on 13 May and when I met with Cameroon's High Commissioner to the UK on 30 April. The UK continues to call for unhindered humanitarian access to affected populations, an end to violence on all sides and investigations into all reports of human rights violations and abuses.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T15:39:17.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:39:17.027Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1127618
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent use of live ammunition by Sudanese security forces against protesters in Khartoum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 256387 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK is extremely concerned by the use of live ammunition by Sudanese security forces against protestors in Khartoum on 13 and 15 May, and by reports of injuries and fatalities. We call for those responsible to be held to account. Since protests began in December 2018, the UK has consistently raised our concerns at the use of violence in response to peaceful protests. As part of the Troika (US, UK and Norway) we made a statement on 21 May calling for a swift, orderly and peaceful civilian-led transfer of power that respects the will of the Sudanese people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T15:40:44.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:40:44.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1127625
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with his Ethiopian counterpart on the involuntary return of displaced people from Gedeo to West Guji. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 256238 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State is very concerned about the situation of Internally Displaced People in Ethiopia including Gedeo and West Guji, and of reports of involuntary returns. Our Ambassador and senior DFID officials have raised this with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Peace, that all IDP returns must be voluntary, safe and sustainable. The UK is currently supporting humanitarian agencies in Ethiopia to respond to the needs of IDPs and host communities affected by this crisis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T15:19:10.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:19:10.723Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127788
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Malawi: Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the adequacy of access to (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c) hygiene facilities in Health Care Facilities in Malawi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
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Patrick Grady more like this
star this property uin 257067 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Approximately 40% of health facilities in Malawi do not have adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.</p><p>DFID’s £110m Malawi Health Service Support Programme funds regular supply of piped water to health facilities in 28 districts and the construction of new health facilities that meet water, sanitation and hygiene standards. An estimated 400,000 Malawians will benefit from these facilities.</p><p>DFID Malawi has funded UNICEF to improve hygiene facilities in 13 Cholera-prone districts. The NGO WaterAid has received £2m from DFID through UK Aid Match to improve water, sanitation and hygiene services in marginalised districts of Malawi.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T13:22:02.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:22:02.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1127814
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to work with the leaders of local communities in developing countries to tailor aid and education to their needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 256918 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The approach that the Department for International Development takes to the design and implementation of development programmes emphasises the importance of local context. A network of Country Offices enables DFID to ensure we have staff with expert local knowledge and the ability to work directly with local partners.</p><p> </p><p>The rules that govern our programming stress the importance of ensuring that the views and experiences of citizens and beneficiaries inform the design and delivery of our programmes. The department is currently working to improve the guidance and advice we offer staff on gaining the views of local communities and on adapting our programmes to changing local needs and circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T14:08:58.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:08:58.193Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this