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1111088
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Young People: Carers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support young carers with their education in (a) Merseyside, (b) the North West of England and (c) the rest of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 243308 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​The government is committed to supporting young carers so that they are properly protected from excessive or inappropriate caring responsibilities and supported to achieve their full potential.</p><p>We know that consistent identification of young carers remains challenging, which is why we have funded the Carers Trust to review and disseminate best practice in the identification of young carers - this commitment was set out in the Carers Action Plan 2018-20. The Children in Need review is also identifying how to spread best practice on raising educational outcomes of children in need, including those young carers assessed as being in need.</p><p>The department provides schools with £2.4 billion each year in additional funding through the pupil premium to support disadvantaged pupils; each eligible pupil attracts £1,320 to primary schools and £935 to secondary schools. Eligibility for the pupil premium is based largely on current or past claims for free school meals. Some research with young carers aged 14-16 suggested that around 60% already attract the pupil premium through their eligibility for free school meals.</p><p>We expect schools to make effective use of their pupil premium and do not tell them how to use it. Schools know their pupils best and will spend the grant to meet pupils needs, which may include needs arising from a caring role. Schools are held to account for their pupil premium use through school inspection and information in performance tables, and most schools are required to publish details about their pupil premium strategy and its impact. These are national programmes of work which will benefit young carers across England. The department is not undertaking regional programmes at this time.</p><p>We recognise, however, that there are issues that are specific to the North East around education and employment prospects for children and young people. That is why, in October 2018, the department committed £24 million to Opportunity North East, in order to tackle issues holding back young people from all communities, raise aspiration, and boost social mobility in the region.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 243309 more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T07:06:04.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T07:06:04.493Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1111100
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Young People: Carers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to schools on identifying pupils who are young carers; and what steps is he taking to help ensure that young carers achieve the same standards of educational attainment at GCSE level as other pupils. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 243309 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​The government is committed to supporting young carers so that they are properly protected from excessive or inappropriate caring responsibilities and supported to achieve their full potential.</p><p>We know that consistent identification of young carers remains challenging, which is why we have funded the Carers Trust to review and disseminate best practice in the identification of young carers - this commitment was set out in the Carers Action Plan 2018-20. The Children in Need review is also identifying how to spread best practice on raising educational outcomes of children in need, including those young carers assessed as being in need.</p><p>The department provides schools with £2.4 billion each year in additional funding through the pupil premium to support disadvantaged pupils; each eligible pupil attracts £1,320 to primary schools and £935 to secondary schools. Eligibility for the pupil premium is based largely on current or past claims for free school meals. Some research with young carers aged 14-16 suggested that around 60% already attract the pupil premium through their eligibility for free school meals.</p><p>We expect schools to make effective use of their pupil premium and do not tell them how to use it. Schools know their pupils best and will spend the grant to meet pupils needs, which may include needs arising from a caring role. Schools are held to account for their pupil premium use through school inspection and information in performance tables, and most schools are required to publish details about their pupil premium strategy and its impact. These are national programmes of work which will benefit young carers across England. The department is not undertaking regional programmes at this time.</p><p>We recognise, however, that there are issues that are specific to the North East around education and employment prospects for children and young people. That is why, in October 2018, the department committed £24 million to Opportunity North East, in order to tackle issues holding back young people from all communities, raise aspiration, and boost social mobility in the region.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 243308 more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T07:06:04.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T07:06:04.55Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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167
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1111095
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in which countries UK military personnel engaged in tackling Houthi missile attacks are operating. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 243545 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>UK military personnel are tackling Houthi missile attacks through engagement with many countries including Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and other members of the United Nations, bilaterally and through the Headquarters in New York. The UK Defence Attache also accompanied my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary on his visit to Aden at the beginning of March 2019.</p><p>The UK remains committed to supporting the legitimate security needs of Saudi Arabia and guarding against the danger of regional escalation. However, the UK is not a member of the Saudi-led coalition and we do not have any role in setting coalition policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T15:31:42.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:31:42.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1110997
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will reopen the Office for Product Safety and Standards review into Whirlpool tumble dryer safety issues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 243561 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The role of the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is to hold businesses to account for their responsibility for consumer safety. OPSS will continue to scrutinise Whirlpool’s compliance with all of its obligations in regard to the affected tumble dryers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published the findings of the review on 4th April and OPSS issued a Decision Letter setting out further actions for Whirlpool to take. We do not plan to reopen this review which formed part of OPSS ongoing work to hold Whirlpool to account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T16:29:02.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:29:02.603Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1111116
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) Whirlpool’s and (b) the Office for Product Safety and Standards' response to problems with Whirlpool tumble dryer safety. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 243352 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government’s priority is to keep consumers safe.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) review considered the adequacy of Whirlpool’s response on tumble dryer safety. As a result, OPSS has issued a Decision Letter to Whirlpool setting out further actions for the company to take in relation to risk management and communications with customers. OPSS will hold Whirlpool to account in regard to these requirements as part of the company’s obligations with regard to the safety of products.</p><p> </p><p>The OPSS review was conducted by scientific, legal and product safety experts including input from the Government’s Health and Safety Laboratory and it was peer reviewed by the BEIS Chief Scientific Advisor.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T16:30:45.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T16:30:45.78Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1121344
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Water: Prices more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that water services are affordable for older people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 244155 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s November 2017 ‘S<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/661803/sps-ofwat-2017.pdf" target="_blank">trategic policy statement</a> to Ofwat’, the economic regulator for the water industry, challenged the water industry to do more for vulnerable customers in England, including older people. In Ofwat’s Price Review 2019 process in which water companies set out their business plans for 2020-25, Ofwat required companies to set out in their business plans how they would better identify and support those customers who need financial help. Work on the plans is ongoing.</p><p> </p><p>Current support includes the Government mandated WaterSure scheme which enables water companies to cap bills for eligible low income customers using a lot of water for essential family or health reasons. All water companies also offer schemes, known as social tariffs, for eligible customers on low incomes or receiving specific benefits. Approximately 400,000 household customers currently benefit from such water bill support schemes.</p><p> </p><p>Legislative powers recently put in place in the Digital Economy Act 2017 allow data sharing between water companies and other organisations, including Government departments such as the Department for Work and Pensions. This will help companies identify and consequently provide support to more customers who may need help with their bills.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T10:22:02.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T10:22:02.003Z
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4098
star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1121511
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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 Visas: Applications 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 the Home Department, what the average number of decisions made on visa applications was on each day in the decision-making hubs in (a) Pretoria, (b) Abuja, (c) Lagos, (d) Accra, (e) Croydon and (f) Sheffield. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 244084 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The available published information relates to all entry clearance visa applications received per quarter, by nationality of the applicant, which is published on a quarterly basis as part of the Home Office’s publication scheme, in the Home Office’s ‘Immigration Statistics’, Visas data tables volume 1, table vi_02_q, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#visas." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#visas.</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 244086 more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T10:48:48.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T10:48:48.697Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1121513
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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 Visas: Africa more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of visa applications processed in (a) Croydon, and (b) Sheffield were from people from African countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 244086 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The available published information relates to all entry clearance visa applications received per quarter, by nationality of the applicant, which is published on a quarterly basis as part of the Home Office’s publication scheme, in the Home Office’s ‘Immigration Statistics’, Visas data tables volume 1, table vi_02_q, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#visas." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-december-2018/list-of-tables#visas.</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 244084 more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T10:48:48.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T10:48:48.76Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4124
unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1121720
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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 Vetting more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that employees do not suffer financial hardship as a result of untimely CRB processes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southport more like this
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Damien Moore more like this
star this property uin 910444 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) was established in 2012 and carries out the functions previously undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).</p><p>The DBS’s complaints policy can be found at the following link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/494019/Complaint_Policy_v2_7_Web_version.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/494019/Complaint_Policy_v2_7_Web_version.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T13:25:36.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T13:25:36.52Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4669
unstar this property label Biography information for Damien Moore more like this
1110132
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Complaints more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide (1) support, and (2) funding, for veterans who find themselves subject to complaints relating to when they served in the armed forces. more like this
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Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
star this property uin HL15100 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Veterans facing criminal allegations relating to their service in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan are provided with fully funded legal representation, for as long as it is necessary. In addition, the Ministry of Defence is committed to providing high quality welfare and pastoral support to all those veterans affected by historic investigations. Veterans can access this support through the Veterans Welfare Service, part of Veterans UK, on 0808 1914 2 18.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T15:42:48.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T15:42:48.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this