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1125582
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Bullying more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many instances of alleged bullying have been made in Northern Ireland (a) in Army Cadet Force units and (b) where the complainant at the time of the complaint held the rank of Lieutenant or above in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 252491 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Allegations of this type are recorded under the category of bullying and harassment. On average, 10 allegations of bullying and harassment have been made within each of the three previous financial years by members of the Army Cadet Force units in Northern Ireland, although this should not be taken to assume there were 10 in each year; the numbers vary. This will include cadets and all Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (officers, adult instructors and non-uniformed volunteers). To provide the number of allegations made by those holding the rank of Lieutenant and above would be disclosive given the very small number involved.</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 2019-05-14T15:19:33.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:19:33.307Z
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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 Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1125593
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
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star this property hansard heading USA: Diego Garcia 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 Defence, whether her US counterparts have requested to deploy US B-52 bombers to Diego Garcia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Llanelli more like this
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Nia Griffith more like this
star this property uin 252523 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I am withholding the information as its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and another State.</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 2019-05-14T15:18:17.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:18:17.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1541
unstar this property label Biography information for Nia Griffith more like this
1125669
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy 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, which Common Security and Defence Policy (a) missions and (b) operations the UK contributes to; and which other countries participate in each of those missions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 252467 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK deploys personnel to two military Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations (Operation ALTHEA and Operation SOPHIA), two military training missions in Mali and Somalia, and three civilian missions in Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine. As an EU Member State, we also provide common funding for all CSDP operations and missions, both military and civilian.</p><p> </p><p>Other countries contribute personnel, equipment and funding to all of the CSDP operations and missions in which we take part. We can provide a snapshot of contributions by other states for the week ending 5 May 2019:</p><p> </p><p>Operation ALTHEA: Austria; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Greece; Spain; France; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovenia; Slovakia; UK; Albania; Switzerland; Chile; Northern Macedonia and Turkey.</p><p>Operation SOPHIA: Austria; Bulgaria; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Germany; Denmark; Estonia; Greece; Spain; Finland; France; Croatia; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Latvia; Malta; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Sweden; Slovenia and UK.</p><p> </p><p>EU Treaty Mission (EUTM) Mali: Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Germany; Estonia; Greece; Spain; Finland; France; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Latvia; Netherlands; Portugal; Romania; Sweden; Slovenia; UK; Albania; Georgia; Montenegro and Serbia.</p><p> </p><p>EUTM Somalia: Spain; Finland; Italy; Portugal; Romania' Sweden; UK and Serbia.</p><p> </p><p>EU Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) Kosovo: Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Germany; Estonia; Greece; Spain; Finland; France; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Lithuania; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal' Romania; Sweden; Slovakia; Slovenia; UK and Switzerland.</p><p> </p><p>EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Georgia: Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; France; Germany; Estonia; Greece; Spain; Finland; Croatia; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Latvia; Malta; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Sweden; Slovakia; Slovenia and UK.</p><p> </p><p>EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) Ukraine: Austria; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Germany; Denmark; Estonia; Greece; Spain; Finland; France; Croatia; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Lithuania; Latvia; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Sweden; Slovakia; Slovenia; UK and Canada.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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 2019-05-14T15:23:08.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:23:08.857Z
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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 Tom Brake more like this
1125681
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
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star this property hansard heading Veterans: Criminal Investigation 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 Defence, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the pastoral support provided to veterans subject to historic investigations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nuneaton more like this
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Mr Marcus Jones more like this
star this property uin 252560 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Within the Army's Personnel Services Group (APSG), the Operational Legacy team coordinates welfare and pastoral support to Army veterans and serving personnel who are subject to historical investigations. APSG has drawn together all stakeholders (Including those in the Ministry of Defence, the appropriate Regimental Headquarters and Associations, the Confederation of Service Charities and 'ABF - The Soldiers' Charity') to ensure coherent pastoral support to veterans, under the primacy of the MOD's Veterans UK. This is incorporated into the recently announced UK-Wide Veterans' Strategy and is supported by £10 million of funding overall. I am confident that this demonstrates that the Department has a clear strategy and is meeting its obligations to veterans subject to historical investigations, whilst also protecting the Army's reputation for future generations of soldiers.</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 2019-05-14T15:23:40.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:23:40.753Z
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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 Mr Marcus Jones more like this
1125685
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
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star this property hansard heading Veterans: Criminal Investigation 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 Defence, if her Department will ensure that all veterans who are under investigation in relation to historic cases in Northern Ireland are made aware of her Department's welfare and pastoral support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nuneaton more like this
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Mr Marcus Jones more like this
star this property uin 252561 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is a very high priority for Defence to ensure that all personnel involved in Northern Ireland Legacy matters are offered, free, appropriate legal and pastoral support, taking account of individual circumstances, including health and wellbeing. For both inquests and criminal investigations, we contact every veteran as soon as we have been made aware of their potential involvement. This contact will signpost points of contact within the Ministry itself, (including the MOD's 'Veterans UK'); the Army, including the Army Personnel Services Group and Regimental Associations or equivalent organisations and relevant charities and third sector bodies. In addition, MOD officials are in frequent contact with veterans' organisations and other interested bodies and make every effort to publicise this support through appropriate channels, to ensure that the wider veterans' community has a channel through which they can contact the Department if appropriate. We also have appropriate points of contact so that those of whom we are not initially aware, can initiate contact with the right people.</p>
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 2019-05-14T15:26:39.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:26:39.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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4024
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Marcus Jones more like this
1125791
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
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star this property hansard heading Netherlands: Military Alliances more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to increase defence and security cooperation with the Netherlands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 252521 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Netherlands is one of the UK's closest defence and security partners and NATO Ally, a relationship which we are enhancing further under the 2017 Joint Vision Statement and annual Action Plan that underpins it, and through the UK-led Joint Expeditionary Force and the Northern Group.</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 2019-05-14T15:25:02.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:25:02.22Z
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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 Andrew Rosindell more like this
1125337
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
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star this property hansard heading Australia: Joint Exercises more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what joint military exercises the UK plans to undertake with Australia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 251962 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK and Australia continue to exercise alongside each other regularly. Plans include:</p><p>Exercise Pacific Kukri involving elements of British Forces Brunei in Australia enabled by the Australian Army.</p><p>Exercise Talisman Sabre, primarily a US/Australian Exercise, but also involving Royal Marine and RAF personnel.</p><p>Exercise Diamond Strike, a US/Australian air warfare exercise, also involving a small number of RAF personnel.</p><p>Exercise Bersama Lima, the key annual exercise for the Five Powers Defence Arrangements, including force elements from the RAF participating alongside the RAAF in 2019</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 2019-05-14T15:27:38.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:27:38.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1125339
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
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star this property hansard heading Canada: Joint Exercises more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what joint military exercises the UK plans to undertake with Canada. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 251963 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As founding members of NATO, the UK and Canada regularly exercise together in NATO exercises, such as the US-led Baltops this summer and the UK-led Joint Warrior. Outside of NATO the UK and Canada plan to exercise together in a range of different exercises, including Cutlass Fury in September 2019, Nanook-Tuugaalik in 2020 and Maple Flag in 2021 should it be reinstated by the Canadians.</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 2019-05-14T15:24:30.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:30.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1125391
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
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star this property hansard heading Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2019 to Question 241447 on Radioactive Waste: Dalgety Bay, what those works will entail; what residents of Dalgety Bay and the surrounding area can expect in terms of disruption to their lives; and what visual remediation will take place on site at the end of each period of works. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 252067 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The implementation of the agreed management strategy at Dalgety Bay involves the removal of radium sources; the reinforcement, replacement and extension of coastal armour stone and the construction of a replacement slipway at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club.</p><p>It is not possible at this time to determine the amount of disruption that may be caused by the work at Dalgety Bay as this has only recently gone to tender. Once a contractor has been appointed, a construction plan will be developed by them in consultation with the local council to minimise disruption.</p><p>Works on site will only be permitted between 1 April and 30 September each year. At the end of the first season any incomplete works will be protected and made safe, and will be completed in the following season.</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 2019-05-14T15:19:03.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:19:03.08Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
1124945
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress she has made towards the target of 15 per cent female recruitment to the armed forces by 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins more like this
star this property uin 251341 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>In the 12 months to 30 September 2018, 1,320 female personnel joined the UK Regular Forces, which was 10.9 per cent of the total intake.</p><p>Data on female intake into the UK Regular Forces is published twice a year in the UK Armed Forces Biannual Diversity Statistics publication. Figures up to 1 October 2018 were published on 13 December 2018 at:</p><p> </p><p>https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/763676/1_October_2018_Biannual_Diversity_Statistics.pdf</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence is working to achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce at all levels, including through increased female representation. This work includes better understanding and greater engagement with potential female recruits; targeting recruitment campaigns; supporting candidates through the recruitment process; opening all roles within the Armed Forces to women; and enabling Service personnel to request fixed periods of part-time working, or varying their deployability, if operational requirements allow it, to better fit their service career around family life.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 251342 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:17:50.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:17:50.037Z
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1544
star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this