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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hercules Aircraft more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Defence Safety Authority report into the loss of a C130J Hercules in Iraq in August 2017, published May 2019, which stated that the resourced position of 20 crews will be insufficient to deliver a sustainable force beyond 2019, what additional (a) financial and (b) personnel resources have been allocated to the C130J force to ensure its sustainability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Witney more like this
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Robert Courts more like this
star this property uin 284414 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The increased resource position provided by the most recent planning round meets Defence requirements. Decisions on the number of resourced crews beyond that date have not been finalised and will be undertaken as part of normal budgetary cycles. This process considers and prioritises safety above all other enhancements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:03:19.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:03:19.23Z
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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 Robert Courts more like this
1142802
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Navy: Military Bases more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits there have been to UK naval bases by foreign vessels capable of carrying nuclear weapons in each of the last ten years; which bases those vessels visited; and what nations those vessels originated from. 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 284186 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Many ships and submarines are theoretically capable of carrying nuclear weapons. Information regarding all visits to the UK by any nation's vessels over the last ten years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T10:00:06.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:00:06.963Z
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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 Deidre Brock more like this
1142971
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Information Warfare more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to improve the UK's hybrid warfare capability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 284460 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Hybrid threats present themselves across multiple domains, and consequently Her Majesty's Government considers a 'whole of Government approach' as critical to ensure effective resilience, response and deterrence.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has a key role to play in this, and is firmly committed to collaboration with other Government departments, working in line with Fusion Doctrine to achieve a cohesive approach<strong>.</strong></p><p>Informed by the policy direction set out in the National Security Capability Review (NSCR) and Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) MOD is actively working to evolve our vision for Joint Force 2025 to address the more uncertain, volatile international security environment that has developed since 2015.</p><p>As hybrid threats manifest in multiple domains, the UK needs to maintain credible forces to deter and defend against a broad spectrum of threats.</p><p>As we develop new capabilities to address emerging threats we must carefully and objectively balance this with the continued need to protect against conventional attack. Where possible we will seek to develop capabilities that have utility across the spectrum of conflict. We do not comment on the specifics of capabilities being developed in the interests of National Security, as these could be of use to a potential adversary.</p><p>Resilience is also key when dealing with hybrid threats, and we are aware that we must protect conventional capabilities from new threats. The MOD has, therefore, invested significantly in cyber defence and security across its capabilities and infrastructure, with £265 million being invested in a pioneering approach to root out cyber vulnerabilities within military platforms and wider cyber dependent systems, helping defence better understand and mitigate cyber risks.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:04:17.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:04:17.503Z
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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 Kevan Jones more like this
1143019
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are in place to uphold the no-fly zone and de-escalation zone in the province of Idlib, Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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Carol Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 284597 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK was not a party to the agreement to establish de-escalation zones in Syria made by Russia, Turkey and Iran in 2017. We are gravely concerned by the ongoing military action by Russia and the Syrian regime in Idlib, including strikes which have hit civilian infrastructure. All parties should respect the de-escalation zone and agreed ceasefire, abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law and act to protect civilians.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:09:52.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:09:52.807Z
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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 Carol Monaghan more like this
1143692
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Brexit more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings his Department has had with Bristol City Council to discuss preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 285326 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Local government plays a vital role in preparing the country to be fully ready for Brexit on 31 October.</p><p>We have stepped up our preparedness significantly and speak regularly to councils and partners, including through the Local Government Brexit Delivery Board and a network of nine regional chief executives. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government leads this engagement.</p><p>Every council has designated a Brexit Lead Officer to work with central government to intensify their local preparations and, in total, we have made £77 million available to help local areas get ready for Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:03:50.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:03:50.547Z
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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 Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1144284
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading World War II: Military Decorations more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in advance of the 75th anniversary of VE Day, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Air Crew Europe Star, in line with the Atlantic Star, to ensure that Bomber Command aircrew who have not received either a 1939-45 Star, nor a Bomber Command clasp, get recognition for their sacrifice and service during World War II. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Kevin Hollinrake more like this
star this property uin 286297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>We have enormous admiration and respect for the unique contribution and sacrifice made by Bomber Command aircrew which has been recognised in various ways. Bomber Command aircrew serving after 5 June 1944 (the end date for award of the Air Crew Europe Star) were given recognition for their service in the form of the France and Germany Star.</p><p>Subsequently, in his independent Medals Review in 2012, Sir John Holmes concluded that Bomber Command had been treated inconsistently with those who served in Fighter Command, and his recommendation of the award of the clasp to Bomber Command air crew was to bring this Command into line with Fighter Command veterans who were awarded a Battle of Britain clasp to the 1939-45 Star, thus reflecting the significant contribution both made to defeating the Nazi threat.</p><p>In light of the above, we have no plans to revisit the issue of Medallic recognition for Bomber Command veterans, further to the findings of Sir John Holmes' review. It is a matter for the Advisory Military Sub Committee (AMSC) of the Committee on the Grants of Honours, Decorations and Medals, to whom a case regarding Bomber Command has been submitted, to determine whether they will give the issue further consideration.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:04:41.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:04:41.46Z
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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 Kevin Hollinrake more like this
1144294
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Schools more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits representatives from the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force made to schools and colleges in (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland, (iii) England and (iv) Northern Ireland in the financial years (A) 2017-18 and (B) 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 286322 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces only visit schools and colleges when they have been invited to support activities. No visits to schools by the Armed Forces are directly linked to recruitment, other than specific careers/jobs fairs which generally involve a range of employers. While presentations may be given highlighting the careers available in the Armed Forces, no pupil is able to make a commitment to become a recruit in the Armed Forces during the course of a visit. The visits cover a range of activities such as career events, citizenship talks, science and maths challenges and other indoor or outdoor exercises. The purpose of the visit is always agreed in advance.</p><p>In the academic year 2017-18, centrally held records indicate that the Navy conducted an estimated 3,240 school visits and the Army carried out 4,710 visits. Records held by the Royal Air Force (RAF) indicate that in the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 the RAF visited 2,310 schools.</p><p>It will take time to collate the information for 2018-19 and to establish whether the figures can be broken down by country. I will write to the hon. Member when these enquiries are complete.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T14:54:28.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:54:28.133Z
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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 Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1144382
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civilian staff in his Department based in the UK, (b) military personnel based in the UK, (c) civilian staff in his Department based in Saudi Arabia and (d) military personnel based in Saudi Arabia were employed by the (i) Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project and (ii) Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Project on 1 April 2019. 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 286284 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The number of civilian and military personnel based in the UK and Saudi Arabia who were employed by the Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project (SANGCOM) and the Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Projects (MODSAP) on 1 April 2019 is shown below. The Saudi Arabian Government reimburses the UK Ministry of Defence for these staff costs and there is, therefore, no cost to the UK taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Manpower number as at 1 April 2019</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>SANGCOM</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>MODSAP</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK-based Civilian Staff</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK-based Military Staff</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Saudi-based Civilian Staff</p></td><td><p>51</p></td><td><p>38</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Saudi-based Military Staff</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>66</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:13:23.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:13:23.38Z
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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 Stephen Gethins more like this
1144383
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Saudi Arabia: Military Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) expenditure was for the financial year 2018-19 and (b) budget is for 2019-20 for (i) the Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project and (ii) the Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Project. 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 286285 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The expenditure of the Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project (SANGCOM) is recovered from the Saudi Arabian Government, but SANGCOM operates under a separate Memorandum of Understanding from Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Project (MODSAP), under which the details of such recoveries are confidential to the two Governments.</p><p>The expenditure by the MODSAP in financial year 2018-19 amounted to £66.43 million. The budget however for financial year 2019-20 is £69.08 million. The costs of MODSAP are met from a management fee received from the Saudi Arabian Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T15:09:28.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:09:28.753Z
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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 Stephen Gethins more like this
1144426
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Peacekeeping Operations: Afghanistan more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a committee of inquiry into the causes and effects of the Afghanistan operation between 2003 and 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 286191 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department currently has no plans to conduct an inquiry into the causes and effects of the Afghanistan operation. Following the conclusion of Operation Herrick in 2014, the Army conducted a thorough internal review. We remain focused on supporting the Government of Afghanistan as part of NATO's Resolute Support Mission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-09-09T16:34:39.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:34:39.893Z
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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 Dr Matthew Offord more like this