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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Leader of the House more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Leader of the House more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House more like this
star this property hansard heading e-Petitions 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 Leader of the House, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of Government responses to e-petitions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Twickenham more like this
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Dr Tania Mathias more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The new e-petitions system has been running for over a year now and the Government is pleased with the level of engagement that it has prompted among the public.</p><p> </p><p>Individual Departments are responsible for the content and timeliness of responses to e-petitions, however the Leader's office has general Government oversight of e-petitions. My predecessor reminded Cabinet colleagues of the importance of quality and timely responses to e-petitions at the beginning of the second session. I will be writing to Cabinet colleagues this week with a similar reminder.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:28:15.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:28:15.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
577442
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2016 to Question 44669, how many tax credit (a) awards have been considered and (b) error or fraud cases have been identified and corrected since the beginning of the contract between SYNNEX Concentrix and HM Revenue and Customs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 45573 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and SYNNEX-Concentrix have arrangements for regular and frequent communications including weekly and monthly meetings as well as other discussions on a day-to-day basis.</p><p> </p><p>Since the beginning of the contract between SYNNEX-Concentrix and HMRC in November 2014 to 11 September 2016, SYNNEX-Concentrix have considered around 667,000 cases of which around 103,000 cases have been amended</p><p> </p><p>The total savings in Annually Managed Expenditure were £2.3 million in 2014-15, £122.3 million in 2015-16 and £159.5 million in 2016-17 to mid- August 2016. The total to date is £284.1 million since commencement of the contract in November 14.</p><p> </p><p>SYNNEX-Concentrix has achieved the 75 day service level agreement throughout the contract period to date.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract variation in October 2015 to the end of August 2016, there have been a) 13 Amber Green Failures, b) 9 Amber failures, c) 10 red failures and d) 13 Black Failures of Key Performance Indicators. During this same period there have been 1,410 checks of these indicators.</p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the contract, the average waiting time for SYNNEX-Concentrix to answer telephone calls has been 6 minutes and 53 seconds and the maximum waiting time for one individual was 1 hour 5 minutes and 34 seconds.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract commenced in November 2014 to mid-August 2016, the average length of time taken between SYNNEX-Concentrix starting to work a mandatory reconsideration and SYNNEX-Concentrix making a decision is 23 days.</p><p> </p><p>These cases are not generally erroneous, but tend to arise when further information is provided by the claimant, allowing SYNNEX-Concentrix to review the case after the initial decision has been made.</p><p>There are currently no tax credit Mandatory Reconsiderations being worked by SYNNEX-Concentrix that are over the target timescale. The table below provides the number of mandatory reconsiderations and appeals that have been received in each financial year since the commencement of the contract.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">365</del><ins class="ministerial">383</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">167</del><ins class="ministerial">169</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mandatory Reconsiderations</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">436</del><ins class="ministerial">76</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2042</del><ins class="ministerial">7904</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">7989</del><ins class="ministerial">3495</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number of appeals received is about 0.08% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made in the same period. The total number of Mandatory Reconsiderations received is about 1.6% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits claimants are asked to provide information within 30 days when undergoing checks for error and fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The information about the estimate of the number of recipients of child tax credit and working tax credit whose payments have been erroneously stopped in each year from 2010 to date is not available in the form requested.</p><p> </p><p>However, if a claimant believes that an incorrect decision<del class="ministerial">s</del> has been made, they are able to request a review (now known as a Mandatory Reconsideration). If a claimant believes the review decision to be wrong, they may appeal to an independent tribunal. During reviews or at appeal, additional information is often provided that could have supported the original claim, had it been made available earlier in the process. The proportion of reviews and appeals that result in the original decision being changed remains small in proportion to the total number of cases processed.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits are often reinstated when information to support the claim is provided after the initial decision has been taken. Since November 2014 to mid-August 2016 the Contractor has amended 6,755 decisions following the receipt of a mandatory reconsideration. Since the start of the contract to mid-August 2016 the Authority has amended 280 decisions following consideration of customer appeals from a total of around 660,000 cases where SYNNEX-Concentrix has completed its checks.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not hold information on how many of these were reinstated following a cancellation and how many were adjusted following an amendment to an award.</p><p> </p><p>For reasons of commercial sensitivity, HMRC does not disclose its intent around either Clauses B5 or E6 of the contract. For similar reasons, HMRC does not publish the reports completed at the end of each Measurement Period at this time nor disclose the number and value of fines and penalties incurred by SYNNEX-Concentrix under its contract with HMRC.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:34:45.44Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:34:45.44Z
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less than 2016-12-02T11:32:26.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T11:32:26.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
577587
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading War Crimes: 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 the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to police services on investigation of historical war crimes. 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 45476 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The investigation and prosecution of individuals suspected of war crimes is an operational matter and any decision to investigate or prosecute is the responsibility of the police in consultation with Crown Prosecution Service. Investigations into these offences are conducted using jointly agreed guidelines between the Crown Prosecution Service and SO15 ; these guidelines can be found on the Crown Prosecution Service website. The Home Office does not issue separate guidance to police forces on investigation of historical war crimes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:48:39.463Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:48:39.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
576883
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Syria more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the granting of visas to Syrian passport holders to enter the UK on a short term basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 45123 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is not Home Office policy to refuse an application for a visa on the basis of an applicant’s nationality. All visa applications are considered on their merits, in accordance with the Immigration Rules.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 45126 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:19:26.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:19:26.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
577595
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: India more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of potential merits of introducing a two year visa option for visitors from India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 45533 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Indian citizens can already apply for 2, 5 and 10 year validity visit visas.</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 2016-09-12T14:36:39.077Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:36:39.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
576885
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy to immediately reject visa applications based on the applicant's nationality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 45126 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is not Home Office policy to refuse an application for a visa on the basis of an applicant’s nationality. All visa applications are considered on their merits, in accordance with the Immigration Rules.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 45123 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:19:26.857Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:19:26.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
576770
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Type 45 Destroyers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what works took place on the engines of the Type 45 Destroyers while they were collectively docked during the summer of 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The planned maintenance periods in 2016 for all Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyers have included work on the propulsion systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:44:12.173Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:44:12.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
576771
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Type 45 Destroyers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the Type 45 Destroyers are (a) available for operations, (b) being used for training, (c) preparing to deploy and (d) being refitted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 45255 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness to deploy, safeguarding the continuous ability of these technologically advanced ships and the highly skilled personnel to deploy in support of Government policies.</p><p> </p><p>The following table provides the current programming of each Type 45 Destroyer.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Ship</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Current programming</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DARING</p></td><td><p>Deployed (on route) to Middle East</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DAUNTLESS</p></td><td><p>Training</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DIAMOND</p></td><td><p>Deployed to Mediterranean</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DEFENDER</p></td><td><p>Entering a maintenance period</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DRAGON</p></td><td><p>Adaptive Force Escort</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMS DUNCAN</p></td><td><p>Maintenance prior to deployment</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:44:49.343Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:44:49.343Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
577517
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Turkey: EU Accession more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the Government's policy is on Turkey's accession to the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Clacton more like this
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Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
star this property uin 45349 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As and when candidate countries have met the requirements for accession in full, it will be for those countries and European Union members at the time to decide on membership. That point remains some way off.</p><p>The UK remains committed to driving reform, embedding stability and addressing shared challenges such as security and migration in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The UK will continue to support countries committed to the accession process in meeting the necessary requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T15:08:35.097Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T15:08:35.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Douglas Carswell more like this
577466
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tourism: South West more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to increase battlefield tourism in South West England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
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Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
star this property uin 45438 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>22% of all Registered Battlefields are located in the South West. Through the recently published Tourism Action Plan ​ and Discover England Fund​, this Government is encouraging visitors, both domestic and international, to venture beyond London, so that the benefits of growth can be felt across the whole of the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:19:11.013Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:19:11.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this