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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Transport 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 in what areas they operate drones; and for what use. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL5981 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence operates Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) globally for operational surveillance, precision attack and for training purposes.  Reaper RPAS is the only armed system.  It operates only in Afghanistan, and professional, qualified pilots follow the exact same Rules of Engagement as pilots of other aircraft types.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has not used any RPAS, its Centre for Environment Fisheries &amp; Aquaculture Science, Food &amp; Environment Research Agency, Environment Agency, Natural England and Royal Botanic Gardens have used small RPAS to support work on flood defence and coastal erosion, and the monitoring of crops, plants and nature reserves.  All flights were carried out within the UK except for an aerial plant survey in Peru carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.</p><p> </p><p>The Home Office does not itself operate RPAS and the only police force operationally using a system (albeit very occasionally) is Staffordshire. This system is mostly used for patrol sweeps of car park and camping areas at V Festival, security sweeps for VIP events at the National Arboretum, they have also carried out some missing person, search and rescue, and counter-poaching tasks.</p><p> </p><p>Sussex Police have completed formal training and are now in the process of gathering experience with their own RPAS system – although if an important operational task came up RPAS would be deployed. The formal start date for the trial is in the near future.</p><p> </p><p>Kent Police, as part of the 2 Seas project, have hosted some RPAS trial flights to assess the performance of the system. They are planning to host an event about the project in July.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
42935
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-13more like thismore than 2014-03-13
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
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star 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, in the light of their plans to introduce new electrified railway lines between Manchester and Liverpool in December, whether they have taken into account the availability of electric trains as part of their negotiations to procure rolling stock. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL6000 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 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
star this property answer text <p>As announced today (27 March) the Department for Transport has granted a Direct Award to Northern for 22 months and is working with them to ensure rolling stock is available for a phased rollout of electric services between Liverpool and Manchester from the December 2014 timetable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department takes account of availability of electric rolling stock in its decisions and the stock for this route will be modern, cascaded stock from other routes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-27T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
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Department for Transport more like this
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star 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 sanctions have been applied in the last 12 months for poor quality performance on the Birmingham Cross City line by London Midland. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5871 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text We have applied no sanctions against London Midland in regard to performance on the Birmingham Cross City line; we do not disaggregate performance by the train operators to that level. In the autumn of 2012 London Midland experienced a high number of cancellations, largely due to issues with availability of train crew. As a result, they breached the terms of their Franchise Agreement, and a remedial plan and package of benefits was agreed with the Department. As the Secretary of State for Transport announced to the House on 20 December 2012, this package included passenger benefits of: 500,000 discounted tickets, free travel for season ticket holders (worth up to c.£5.4m), capital investment, and additional driver training investment worth a combined £6.25m more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-11more like thismore than 2014-03-11
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Department for Transport more like this
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star 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 action they intend to take in the light of the judgments of the Supreme Court in the case of Stott v Thomas CookTour Operators Ltd [2014] UKSC 15 to ensure that airline passengers have redress for violations of their fundamental human rights. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL5915 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 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is currently considering the decision of the Supreme Court Judgement on the Stott v Thomas Cook case and any actions that may be necessary as a result.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2037
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
100253
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar 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 Air Routes: Thames Valley 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the noise impact in (a) Windsor constituency and (b) the Thames Valley of recent flight path trials from Heathrow. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211324 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The assessment of the noise impact of the trial will be made by Heathrow Airport Ltd in consultation with NATS.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:48:31.7632976Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:48:31.7632976Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar 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 Heathrow Airport 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 Transport, what steps the Government is taking to monitor projected changes in the environmental costs of a third runway at Heathrow airport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 290917 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The Airports National Policy Statement was designated as government policy in June 2018 following the overwhelming support of MPs, but the Government is clear that expansion cannot come at any cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Airports National Policy Statement includes strict requirements that must be met, covering a range of environmental impacts from water and soil quality to biodiversity and habitats. For example, permission will only be granted if an applicant for development consent can demonstrate that the scheme would not materially impact the UK’s ability to meet its carbon reduction targets and that, with mitigation, it would be compliant with legal obligations on air quality.</p><p> </p><p>In regard to noise, the development consent application must also include a detailed assessment of how proposed noise mitigations will deliver against the Airports National Policy Statement requirement to limit – and where possible reduce – the impact of aircraft noise compared to the 2013 baseline assessed by the Airports Commission.</p><p> </p><p>An applicant for development consent will need to produce a detailed assessment of all environmental impacts of their scheme, including a robust and effective package of mitigation measures. This will be assessed by the Planning Inspectorate during examination, with input from statutory consultees such as Natural England and the Environment Agency.</p><p> </p><p>Should development consent be granted, the Planning Inspectorate will recommend an enforcement regime – with appropriate monitoring and reporting – to ensure that the scheme meets it environmental obligations.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T14:31:53.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T14:31:53.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar 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 London Airports: Construction 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the benefits of the construction of a second runway at Gatwick airport; and what comparative assessment he has made of those benefits with proposals to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 290928 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The Airports National Policy Statement, designated in June 2018 following the overwhelming support of MPs, sets out how a Northwest Runway at Heathrow Airport will address the United Kingdom's airport capacity needs and maintain the nation's status as a global aviation hub.</p><p> </p><p>The Airports National Policy Statement details how a Northwest Runway scheme at Heathrow delivers a greater breadth of benefits more quickly than a second runway at Gatwick Airport across a range of passenger, economic and environmental measures. The Airports National Policy Statement, and all accompanying documents – including extensive analysis, are available online at:<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/airports-national-policy-statement" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/airports-national-policy-statement</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T13:15:45.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T13:15:45.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1146167
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar 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 Heathrow Airport: Carbon Emissions 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications of the expected increase in passenger numbers following the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport on the Government's target for net-zero emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 290959 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges we face. Aviation needs to play its part in reaching net zero emissions and the Government is committed to setting a clear and appropriate level of ambition for the aviation sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Committee on Climate Change published its recommended approach to international aviation emissions on 24 September 2019. We are carefully considering this advice and we will respond to it when we publish a consultation on aviation and climate change shortly.</p><p> </p><p>The Airports National Policy Statement (ANPS) was designated as government policy in June 2018 following an overwhelming majority in the House of Commons, but the Government is clear that expansion cannot come at any cost.</p><p> </p><p>The ANPS includes strict environmental requirements that must be met. In regard to climate change, the ANPS requires an applicant for development consent to demonstrate that it would not materially impact the UK’s ability to meet its carbon reduction targets, or expansion will not be able to proceed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T13:59:05.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T13:59:05.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1146174
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar 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 Heathrow Airport 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 Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the long-term health effects of the construction of Heathrow Airport's proposed third runway on people living in the Thames Valley region (a) during and (b) after its construction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 290964 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport carried out a Health Impact Analysis as part of the Appraisal of Sustainability to support the Airports National Policy Statement. The Health Impact Analysis identified impacts which could affect people’s health, including noise, air quality and socio-economic impacts.</p><p>The Government is clear that expansion cannot come at any cost and the Airports National Policy Statement sets out how any scheme promoter seeking to take forward an application for development consent is required to undertake a further project level Health Impact Assessment. Any application should propose measures which seek to maximise the health benefits of the scheme and mitigate any negative health impacts.</p><p>The Airports National Policy Statement, and all accompanying documents – including extensive analysis, are available online.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T14:16:06.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T14:16:06.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1146183
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 remove filter
unstar 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 London Airports 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the cost of flights from (a) an expanded Gatwick Airport with a second runway and (b) an expanded Heathrow Airport with the proposed north-west runway. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 290968 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is clear that expansion cannot come at any cost, and must be in the interest of the consumer.</p><p> </p><p>Fares are set by airlines after taking a wide range of factors into account, but it is the Government’s expectation that increased airline competition following expansion would help increase choice and reduce fares for passengers.</p><p> </p><p>Heathrow Airport Limited has committed to delivering expansion while keeping airport charges at close to 2016 levels in real terms. In its most recent assessment of affordability, the CAA stated that there are plausible scenarios in which this can be delivered. Government and the CAA will continue to hold industry to account to deliver expansion that is in the best interest of the consumer. The CAA has confirmed that this could include a small increase in airport charges if this were required to unlock the wider consumer benefits of expansion.</p><p> </p><p>In its Final Report, the Airports Commission also noted that the analysis it had commissioned suggested that expansion of either Heathrow or Gatwick would deliver competition benefits and that fares would be likely to remain unaffected or even to fall, even after an increase in airport charges. Competition benefits could be even greater for expansion at Heathrow, given the significant pent up demand at that airport.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has not conducted an assessment of Gatwick Airport Limited’s latest plans, on the basis that it will be for Gatwick Airport to prepare an economic case for any proposal, which the Planning Inspectorate would examine through the development consent process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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290992 more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T13:55:36.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T13:55:36.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this