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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Churches: Tourism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England has taken to promote tourism to its churches and cathedrals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England welcomes the Government’s new Tourism Sector Deal, which encompasses all our churches and cathedrals and will give a significant boost to our cultural heritage. Cathedrals in England attract over 10 million visitors a year, the majority as tourists.</p><p>The Church supports the work of the Churches Visitor and Tourism Association on several initiatives that help the public learn more about their local churches:</p><ul><li>The<a href="https://www.explorechurches.org/" target="_blank"> Explore Churches</a> website run by the National Churches Trust provides a single online gateway for anyone wanting to visit churches, whether as a tourist or a pilgrim.</li><li>The <a href="https://facultyonline.churchofengland.org/churches" target="_blank">Church Heritage Record</a> provides geo-located data on every Church of England church, including information on the history of the building where it is available. Local congregations are encouraged to add details of their church to this and to <a href="https://www.achurchnearyou.com/" target="_blank">A Church Near You</a>, to help people planning visits.</li></ul><p>The Church of England also supports the Cathedrals Marketing and Communications Network to share best practice and coordinate national campaigns. Individual cathedrals encourage visitors through hosting special exhibitions, such as Luke Jerram’s <em>Gaia</em>, currently at Liverpool Cathedral, and Tim Peake’s space capsule, which was visited by over 170,000 people when on display at Peterborough Cathedral as part of a national tour.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:43:20.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:43:20.413Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1135781
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Church of England: Community Development more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to encourage parishioners to support the local economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 271462 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>A recent study of the economic impact of cathedrals in England in 2014 showed that they generated around £220 million annually for the national economy. The report also showed that over 7,300 jobs depend on cathedrals, either through direct employment or the local economy.</p><p> </p><p>Tourists and visitors to English cathedrals generate an additional £125m for the local economy through visitor-related spend, which takes place directly in the towns and cities where cathedrals are based.</p><p> </p><p>No formal assessment has been made of the direct or indirect contribution of churches to the local economy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:45:25.787Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:45:25.787Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1141741
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Anglicanism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church of England has plans to adopt the approach of the Global Anglican Future Conference as a model for the (a) growth and (b) development of the Anglican Communion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 281578 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The policies, structures and strategic development of the Anglican Communion are not matters for which the Church Commissioners has responsibility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T14:00:55.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T14:00:55.037Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141744
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Global Anglican Future Conference: Rwanda more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Archbishop of Canterbury plans to attend the 2020 Global Anglican Future Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 281579 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>At previous meetings of the Global Anglican Future Conference the Archbishop of Canterbury has been represented by a diocesan bishop of the Church of England. No decision has yet been taken by the Archbishop of Canterbury about whether he or a representative will attend the 2020 Conference in Kigali.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T14:04:02.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T14:04:02.773Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141745
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church of England will clarify its interpretation of biblical teaching on sex and gender in relation to transgender issues. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 281580 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England is currently undertaking a consultative process called ‘Living in Love and Faith’, which is considering all matters of sexuality and gender.</p><p>In 2018 the House of Bishops issued Pastoral Guidance for use in conjunction with the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith in the context of gender transition, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2018-12/Pastoral%20Guidance-Affirmation-Baptismal-Faith.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2018-12/Pastoral%20Guidance-Affirmation-Baptismal-Faith.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T14:05:54.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T14:05:54.393Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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1141746
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Church of England: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what proportion of Church of England employees are practising Christians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 281581 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to give the proportion of employees either at a parish, diocesan or national institution-level who are practising Christians as information on this is not recorded or held centrally. Some posts within the National Church Institutions have a Genuine Occupational Requirement to either be a ‘Practising or Communicant member of the Church of England or a member of a Church in communion with the Church of England’.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T14:06:25.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T14:06:25.3Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1141747
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Church of England: Theology more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to help ensure that its theology is founded on the 39 articles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 281582 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The founding theology of the Church of England is drawn from a combination of documents, beliefs and practices known as the ‘Historic Formularies’ and Canon Law. The Historic Formularies consist of scripture, the Book of Common Prayer, the 39 Articles of Religion and the Ordinal.</p><p>Priests of the Church of England are required to affirm their acceptance of the Historic Formularies at their ordination during the Declaration of Assent. The text of this can be found under Canon C15: <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/more/policy-and-thinking/canons-church-england/section-c" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/more/policy-and-thinking/canons-church-england/section-c</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T14:07:42.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T14:07:42.067Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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1141748
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Anglicanism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Archbishop of Canterbury will pledge his commitment to the Jerusalem Statement of 2008. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
unstar this property uin 281583 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>Archbishop Rowan Willams responded to the publication of the Jerusalem Statement by the Global Anglican Futures Conference in 2008, the full text of which can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2008/06/archbishop-of-canterbury-responds-to-gafcon-statement.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.anglicannews.org/news/2008/06/archbishop-of-canterbury-responds-to-gafcon-statement.aspx</a></p><p>The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is committed to pointing towards the good news of Jesus and the renewal of the Church. The Archbishop is looking forward to the Lambeth Conference taking place in 2020 with the theme “God’s Church for God’s world.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T14:08:27.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T14:08:27.357Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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1134964
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Theft more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Commissioners will make an estimate of the number of thefts of lead from church buildings in (a) the diocese of St Albans and (b) England in (i) 2018 and (ii) 2019 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
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Sir Oliver Heald more like this
unstar this property uin 269594 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The National Church Institutions do not hold information centrally about the theft of metal from Church of England churches, but records are kept at a diocesan level. Anecdotal evidence points to an increase in instances of metal theft from churches nationwide, with East Anglia and the Midlands being most affected.</p><p>Home Office Counting Rules do not require the police to record if a theft is from a listed building. The Church of England welcomes the July 2019 Sentencing Council proposals to introduce new sentencing guidelines for arson, criminal damage and vandalism of national heritage assets, including listed buildings, historic objects or unique parts of our historic environment.</p><p>Money to fund repairs or adaptations to church buildings is raised by local churches mainly through fundraising and local giving. There is no central Government funding, except through grants in respect of VAT paid on repairs to listed churches.</p><p>The following table for the Diocese of St Albans shows cases of metal theft or attempted theft since 2015. The Diocese covers the majority of the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area and contains 380 Anglican churches.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of Attacks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Diocese provides advice to local churches on protective and preventative measures, including forensic marking and roof alarms, working with the Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust and the Allchurches Trust. Grants of up to £3,000 per church have been made available to more than 55 churches in the Diocese. In addition the Diocesan Board of Finance allocated 29 roof alarm grants in 2017 and 2018 from small trust funds for church repairs and maintenance. As a result there has been a significant reduction in the number of cases of metal theft in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, though incidents still occur. For example, in June 2019 St Mary's Church in Furneux Pelham north east Hertfordshire, had 90% of its lead roof stolen or damaged over a single weekend.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:08:36.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:08:36.26Z
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star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this
1138986
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Theft more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 269594 on Churches, which dioceses keep records of (a) thefts and (b) attempted thefts of metal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hertfordshire more like this
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Sir Oliver Heald more like this
unstar this property uin 277093 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Detailed information on this is not held centrally. <br>Historic England has the most comprehensive list of churches and other listed buildings that have experience thefts or attempted thefts of metal.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T12:22:14.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T12:22:14.387Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Heald more like this