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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: North West 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 case for improving inter-regional rail links in the North West of England, particularly between East Lancashire and Greater Manchester. more like this
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Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
star this property uin HL2361 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The case for improving inter-regional rail links in the North West of England has been assessed in a number of studies including the Northern Hub and Network Rail’s Lancashire and Cumbria and North-West Route Utilisation strategies. The case will be further addressed in respect of Network Rail’s Control Period 6 (2019-20<ins class="ministerial">2</ins><del class="ministerial">1</del>4) and beyond through the Northern Route Study as part of Network Rail’s Long Term Planning Process to inform decisions on the Government’s Rail Investment Strategy for Control Period 6.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T12:12:57.52Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T12:12:57.52Z
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less than 2014-11-05T12:17:05.0180707Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T12:17:05.0180707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Massey of Darwen more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, which electoral registration officers have failed in their obligation to make household visits when no response was received to either a household enquiry form or an invitation to register; and what steps the Electoral Commission took in response to each individual case in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 211984 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Commission informs me that the general duty on Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) to take all necessary steps to maintain the electoral register, including making house-to-house enquiries, was introduced in 2006. Specific provisions requiring EROs to follow up any non-responses to household enquiry forms and invitations to register with personal visits came into effect at the beginning of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration, which commenced on 10 June 2014 in England and Wales and from 19 September 2014 in Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>EROs are now in the process of carrying out personal canvassing to follow up non-responses to household enquiry forms and invitations to register. The Commission will continue to monitor the performance of EROs and, if there are any instances where the necessary visits are not being carried out, it will consider the full range of options available, including making a recommendation to the Secretary of State to make a direction.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211983 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:21:18.942842Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:21:18.942842Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
101207
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register: Northern Ireland 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 hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2014 to Question 208311, what the most significant reason was for the increase in the numbers of people registered to vote in Northern Ireland between 2012 and 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 212011 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission carried out an evaluation of the canvass and other registration activities conducted as part of the 2013 annual canvass. The evaluation is presented in ‘<em>Report on the Northern Ireland electoral registration canvass 2013’</em> available on the Electoral Commission’s website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:22:36.3244336Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:22:36.3244336Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
101204
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Identity Cards 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 hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2014 to Question 206672, what discussions the Commission has had with Liberty on the Electoral Commission's proposals to introduce electoral identity cards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 212012 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Commission has not yet had discussions with Liberty on its recommendation that electors in Great Britain should be required in future to present an acceptable form of photographic identification (ID) prior to being issued with a ballot paper at polling stations, as has been the requirement in Northern Ireland since 2003. The Commission has recommended that any voter ID scheme for Great Britain should provide for electors to obtain an alternative form of identification, such as a free electoral ID card, if they do not have access to any other specified form of identification.</p><p>The Commission is consulting a wide range of relevant organisations to develop and test options for suitable forms of identification, and it will consult Liberty as part of this work.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:24:04.705766Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:24:04.705766Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Register 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 hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, in which year electoral registration officers were placed under an obligation to make houshold visits where no response was received to either a household enquiry form or an invitation to register. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 211983 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Commission informs me that the general duty on Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) to take all necessary steps to maintain the electoral register, including making house-to-house enquiries, was introduced in 2006. Specific provisions requiring EROs to follow up any non-responses to household enquiry forms and invitations to register with personal visits came into effect at the beginning of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration, which commenced on 10 June 2014 in England and Wales and from 19 September 2014 in Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>EROs are now in the process of carrying out personal canvassing to follow up non-responses to household enquiry forms and invitations to register. The Commission will continue to monitor the performance of EROs and, if there are any instances where the necessary visits are not being carried out, it will consider the full range of options available, including making a recommendation to the Secretary of State to make a direction.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211984 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:21:18.8490716Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:21:18.8490716Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
92881
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property hansard heading Members' Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what comparative estimate the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has made of the cost to the public purse of providing accommodation for hon. Members' staff in (a) constituency offices and (b) the parliamentary estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 210217 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p><em>Letter from Marcial Boo, October 2014:</em></p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about office accommodation for MPs' staff.</p><p>We have not conducted such a comparative estimate.</p><p>Under the <em>MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses</em>, MPs may choose where to locate their staff, based on how they wish to carry out their parliamentary functions. If an MP chooses to base some or all of his or her staff in the constituency, the costs associated with office rental may be charged to the MP’s Office Costs Expenditure budget (administered and paid for by IPSA). Costs associated with provision of an office on the Parliamentary estate are borne by the House of Commons centrally.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:16:35.158808Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:16:35.158808Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Allowances 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 hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, on what criteria additional staff allowances other than for staff sickness or maternity leave are given to hon. Members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 210218 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p><em>Letter from Marcial Boo, October 2014:</em></p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about the criteria for additional staffing expenditure budget.</p><p><em>The MPs’ Scheme of Business Costs and Expenses</em> sets out the criteria for contingency funding in Chapter 10. We consider applications for additional funding for staffing or non-staffing costs on a case-by-case basis and take into account the following criteria:</p><ul><li>whether there are exceptional circumstances warranting additional support;</li><li>whether the MP could reasonably have been expected to take any action to avoid the circumstances which gave rise to the expenditure or liability; and</li><li>whether the MP's performance of his or her parliamentary functions would be significantly impaired by a refusal of the claim.</li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:16:51.9015807Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:16:51.9015807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property hansard heading Members' Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, how many responses were received to IPSA's public consultation on MPs staffing allocations; of these, how many related to internships; and if he will make a statement on the outcome of that consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Sir Bob Russell more like this
star this property uin 210656 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority. I have asked IPSA to reply.</p><p><em>Letter from Marcial Boo, October 2014:</em></p><p>As Chief Executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking about IPSA's consultation on the staffing expenditure budget.</p><p>IPSA last consulted the public and MPs on the composition of the staffing expenditure budget in November 2011. We asked on what basis we should calculate the staffing expenditure budget and whether we should take into account factors such as the relative deprivation of the constituency. The relevant consultation question received 45 responses, four of which mentioned interns. All of our public consultations and the responses are available on our website <a href="http://www.parliamentarystandards.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.parliamentarystandards.org.uk</a></p><p>Following the consultation, for 2012-13 we increased MPs’ staffing expenditure budgets by 19% for non-London Area MPs and 25 per cent for London Area MPs.</p><p>We have reviewed the level of the staffing expenditure budget as part of subsequent annual reviews and further increased the budget by 1 per cent this year. For 2014-15 the budget is £138,600 for non-London Area MPs and £145,500 for London Area MPs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:15:53.1547825Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:15:53.1547825Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Ilford 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 the Home Department, with reference to the representations of the hon. Member for Ilford South of 6 October 2014 on a constituency case, for what reason the Minister of State for Immigration did not reply to those representations; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford South more like this
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Mike Gapes more like this
star this property uin 212154 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office apologises that the Honourable Gentleman did not receive a Ministerial response to his representations dated 6 October. <br>This was due to a Home Office administrative error. Officials have beenreminded of the correct procedure to follow when a MP makes personal<br>representations to the Minister. A response from the Minister has now been sent to the Honourable Gentleman.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:12:01.2482971Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:12:01.2482971Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Gapes more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking 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 the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 13 January 2014 to Question 181067, how many identified victims of trafficking who (a) participated and (b) did not participate in criminal proceedings were granted discretionary leave to remain on the grounds of personal circumstances in 2013; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans more like this
star this property uin 210551 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In 2013, 52 people who had been granted discretionary leave due to being recognised as victims of trafficking participated in criminal proceedings by assisting the police with their investigations into human trafficking.A further 35 individuals were granted discretionary leave but did not <br>participate in criminal proceedings.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T11:42:26.286129Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T11:42:26.286129Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this