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1135503
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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost to the public purse was (a) of his Department's legal team and (b) in legal fees to the appellant for his Department's defence of the 2017 High Court case on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 270751 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The cost to the public purse of (a) the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) legal team was £146,752.61, and (b) the cost to the public purse in legal fees to the appellant for this Department’s defence of the 2017 High Court case on arms sales to Saudi Arabia was £45,000. In addition, other money disbursed from the public purse for the purposes of this case was £138,292.14. This figure represents DIT legal costs to date associated with the Special Advocate representing the Appellant in closed proceedings in the Judicial Review.</p><p> </p><p>The figures provided comprise net legal costs, including disbursement costs and these represent the legal cost to DIT. The legal costs provided here do not include figures spent by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence. There may also be further legal costs that have not yet been billed to the department.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T08:28:37.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T08:28:37.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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127342
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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1482
star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1138620
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Libya: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to work towards finding a political solution to the conflict in Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 276558 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>​The UK remains deeply concerned by the situation in Libya. We are actively engaged in international diplomatic efforts to secure an end to the fighting and a return to the UN-led political process. As penholder on Libya in the UN Security Council, we agreed a Security Council statement on 6 July condemning the abhorrent attack on the Tajoura migrant detention centre, in which so many lost their lives. The UK, US, France, Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates agreed a statement on 16 July, supporting the mediation efforts of UN Envoy Ghassan Salame and calling for a halt to the fighting and return to UN-led political talks. There can be no military solution in Libya; only an inclusive political settlement will bring about the stability its citizens deserve.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276559 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:43:35.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:43:35.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1138621
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Libya: Armed Conflict more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the assault on the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 276559 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>​The UK remains deeply concerned by the situation in Libya. We are actively engaged in international diplomatic efforts to secure an end to the fighting and a return to the UN-led political process. As penholder on Libya in the UN Security Council, we agreed a Security Council statement on 6 July condemning the abhorrent attack on the Tajoura migrant detention centre, in which so many lost their lives. The UK, US, France, Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates agreed a statement on 16 July, supporting the mediation efforts of UN Envoy Ghassan Salame and calling for a halt to the fighting and return to UN-led political talks. There can be no military solution in Libya; only an inclusive political settlement will bring about the stability its citizens deserve.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 276558 more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:43:35.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:43:35.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4434
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1138622
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Libya: Detention Centres more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support calls for a UN Investigation into the recent airstrike on a migrant detention centre in Tripoli. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 276560 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>​The UK condemns the abhorrent attack on the detention centre in Tajoura and supports the UN Secretary-General's call for an investigation. We are clear that the full facts of this attack must be established and, ultimately, those responsible for violations of International Humanitarian Law must be held to account. This tragic incident underlines the need for all parties to de-escalate, allow humanitarian access, and return to UN political mediation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:45:07.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:45:07.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4434
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1138623
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Libya: Arms Trade more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on arms sales to combatants in the conflict in Libya. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 276561 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>​We are concerned by reports of military equipment entering Libya from a range of sources. We take all such reports seriously, given the UN arms embargo. On 16 July the UK agreed a P3+3 statement (by the UK, US, France, Italy, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates), calling on all UN member states to fully respect their obligations under the relevant UN Security Council resolutions to contribute to Libya's peace and stability and to prevent destabilising arms shipments to Libya.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:46:06.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:46:06.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1136186
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Venezuela: Arms Trade more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the European Union’s embargo on sales of arms and military equipment to the Venezuelan Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 272165 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>​The UK led international efforts for the introduction of a rigorous EU sanctions regime against Venezuela in November 2017 which includes an arms embargo and an embargo on equipment which could be used for repression. We are not aware of any sales of arms or military equipment by EU countries to the Venezuelan Government since that date<strong>.</strong></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 2019-07-09T15:55:30.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:55:30.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1136187
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on (a) allowing a UK Government representative to meet Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in prison in Iran to assess her health and well-being and (b) the implications of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's diplomatic status for the terms of her detention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 272166 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The treatment of all British-Iranians detained in Iran, including Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe, is a priority for the Government. We continue to raise her case, and our other consular cases, with the Iranian Government at every opportunity, including requesting consular access. I did this during my visit to Tehran on 23 June. We will continue to take action in line with what we believe will produce the best outcomes in their cases</p><p> </p><p><br> Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe does not hold diplomatic status; rather, the Foreign Secretary exercised diplomatic protection in her case. Whilst he was clear that diplomatic protection would not lead to immediate results, it is essential that we formally recognise that Iran has failed in its treatment of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe in its obligations under international law, and we will continue to consider using all the diplomatic and legal tools available to us to secure her release.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:01:13.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:01:13.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1135504
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Visitors: Visas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of facilitating visa applications by human rights defenders to allow them to travel more easily to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 270752 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Human rights defenders wishing to travel to the UK are able to do so, provided that they comply with existing immigration rules, which in some cases will mean applying for a visa. However, there is no provision in the Immigration Rules to allow someone to travel to the UK for temporary protection, or to claim asylum. Those human rights defenders who may need to travel outside their home country in emergency situations are advised to go to the first country of safety they can reach, which is often a neighbouring country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:54:04.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:54:04.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1135505
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Iran: Nuclear Power more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 270753 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned by the risk of unintended escalation between the United States and Iran. We are also concerned by the potential of further tension as a result of the International Atomic Energy Agency''s confirmation on 1 July that Iran has broken the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) stockpile limit for Low Enriched Uranium. We are considering with our partners the options available to us under the terms of the JCPoA to keep the nuclear deal in place. We continue to call on the US to preserve the gains that the Iran nuclear deal has brought, avoiding actions that would prevent the remaining parties from meeting their commitments to uphold the deal. We believe maintaining the nuclear deal is in the best interests of Iran, the region and the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:45:19.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:45:19.427Z
star this property answering member
1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this
1135506
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Treasury more like this
star 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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Money Laundering: EU Action more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of UK compliance with (a) current and (b) future EU anti-money laundering policies after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Fife more like this
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Stephen Gethins remove filter
star this property uin 270754 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a founding member and strong support of the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF), which sets global anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) standards. These standards are generally incorporated into UK law through the transposition of EU directives.</p><p> </p><p>The Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive was transposed into UK law by the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. This directive updated EU anti-money laundering policy to reflect the 2012 update to the FATF standards.</p><p> </p><p>The Fifth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) was finalised in 2018 to further strengthen transparency and counter-terrorist legislation. The UK played a significant role in the negotiation of 5MLD and shares the objectives which it seeks to achieve on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing. HM Treasury is currently running a consultation process inviting views and evidence on the steps the government proposes to take to meet the UK’s expected obligation to implement 5MLD by January 2020, and expects to publish an impact assessment in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act gives the UK the powers to update its future anti-money laundering regime post EU-exit. As a leading member of the FATF, the UK will continue updating anti-money laundering policies according to international standards, ensuring the UK’s AML/CTF regime is kept up to date, effective and proportionate.</p><p> </p><p>The Political Declaration that has been agreed with the EU contains a statement of mutual intent that the future relationship should cover money laundering and terrorist-financing.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T12:10:45.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T12:10:45.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Gethins more like this