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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Passports: Gender more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the International Civil Aviation Organisation's permitting of the use of X (unspecified) on passports, for what reasons the Government does not issue non-gendered X passports for people who do not identify as either male or female. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 266756 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>United Kingdom legislation only recognises two legal sexes or genders; male and female. There is no legal recognition of a third gender. Her Majesty’s Passport Office can therefore only issue passports indicating ‘male’ or ‘female’.</p><p>The Government is aware of an increasing number of people who identify as neither exclusively male nor female. We have committed to carrying out a call for evidence on the experiences of people who have a non-binary gender identity. The evidence gathered from this exercise will inform the Government’s next steps in this area.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:09:23.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:09:23.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1140567
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: China more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for asylum the Home Office has received from Uighurs since 2015; and what proportion of those applications have been successful. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 279448 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is unable to report on how many applications for asylum from Chinese Uighurs it has received since 2015; and what proportion of those applications have been successful, as to obtain this information would require a manual trawl of records and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. We do, however, publish data on those who have been granted asylum in the UK, with main applicants broken down by country of nationality. The latest release, published 24th May 2019, can be found in tab as_01 at volume 1 of the quarterly Immigration Statistics release:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#asylum" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#asylum</a></p><p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). <br>Where someone establishes a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm in their country they are normally granted protection and are not expected to return there.</p><p>Our assessment of the situation for Uighurs in China is set out in the relevant country policy and information note, which is available on the Gov.uk website</p><p>All asylum and human rights claims from Chinese nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 279450 more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T15:15:27.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:15:27.507Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1140589
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: China 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 the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of granting Uighur asylum seekers the automatic right to remain in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 279450 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office is unable to report on how many applications for asylum from Chinese Uighurs it has received since 2015; and what proportion of those applications have been successful, as to obtain this information would require a manual trawl of records and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. We do, however, publish data on those who have been granted asylum in the UK, with main applicants broken down by country of nationality. The latest release, published 24th May 2019, can be found in tab as_01 at volume 1 of the quarterly Immigration Statistics release:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#asylum" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#asylum</a></p><p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). <br>Where someone establishes a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm in their country they are normally granted protection and are not expected to return there.</p><p>Our assessment of the situation for Uighurs in China is set out in the relevant country policy and information note, which is available on the Gov.uk website</p><p>All asylum and human rights claims from Chinese nationals are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 279448 more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T15:15:27.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:15:27.567Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1138158
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Domestic Service 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 the Home Department, what steps he has taken to ensure that overseas domestic workers are informed of their rights as workers in the UK; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 275676 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Immigration Rules governing the Overseas Domestic Worker (ODW) visa are designed to ensure that the worker will not be subject to exploitative working conditions in the UK. ODWs are provided with a bespoke leaflet informing them of their employment rights when they lodge their visa application, before they enter the UK.</p><p>The Government is currently running a procurement exercise to identify a provider of the information sessions for Overseas Domestic Workers. The results of this tendering exercise will be released in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 275677 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T11:07:03.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T11:07:03.243Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1138159
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Workers: Domestic Service more like this
star this property house id 1 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 the Home Department, what the timeframe is for the planned information sessions on the employment rights of overseas domestic workers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 275677 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Immigration Rules governing the Overseas Domestic Worker (ODW) visa are designed to ensure that the worker will not be subject to exploitative working conditions in the UK. ODWs are provided with a bespoke leaflet informing them of their employment rights when they lodge their visa application, before they enter the UK.</p><p>The Government is currently running a procurement exercise to identify a provider of the information sessions for Overseas Domestic Workers. The results of this tendering exercise will be released in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 275676 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T11:07:03.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T11:07:03.287Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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360
unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1138162
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on filling the 480 child refugee places in the Immigration Act 2016; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 275678 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government is absolutely committed to transferring the specified number of 480 unaccompanied children under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Dubs Amendment) as soon as possible. Over 220 children were transferred to the UK under section 67 when the Calais camp was cleared in late 2016. Since then we have been making further progress with the three participating States – France, Greece, and Italy – to refer and transfer more eligible children to move closer to the commitment to transfer 480 children.</p><p>The UK is at the forefront in protecting children affected by the migration crisis. Section 67 is one of a number of schemes that offer a safe and legal route to the UK for the most vulnerable refugees. In total, the UK provided protection to over 6,600 children in 2018, and 34,600 since the start of 2010, and in every year since 2016, the UK resettled more refugees from outside Europe than any other EU member state.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T12:03:26.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T12:03:26.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1131692
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Turkey more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will reverse his decision of March 2018 to close the permanent residency route under the Ankara Agreement for Turkish nationals who have set up businesses in the UK and are seeking indefinite leave to remain in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 263838 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Upper Tribunal concluded, in the case of Aydogdu, that there was no legal basis under the Ankara Agreement for the previous route to indefinite leave to remain (ILR) for Turkish nationals who have set up businesses in the UK.</p><p><br>The Home Office therefore closed the route in March 2018 and, though not obliged to do so, introduced a route via the domestic Immigration Rules to enable Turkish business persons and their family members to obtain ILR where certain criteria are met.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-17T10:15:24.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T10:15:24.56Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1132513
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rochdale more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will take urgent steps to deport non-UK nationals who have completed custodial sentences for the grooming of young people in Rochdale. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rochdale more like this
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Tony Lloyd more like this
star this property uin 265438 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>I am aware of the cases referred to, but I am unable to comment on individual cases.</p><p><br>The crimes committed by child sexual exploitation gangs who prey on the young and vulnerable are appalling. I have every sympathy with their victims. Once we are in a position to do so, we will also be in contact with the victims to provide them with an update.</p><p><br>This Government puts the rights of the British public before those of criminals, and we are clear that foreign criminals should be deported from the UK wherever it is legal and practical to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-06-20T16:03:37.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:03:37.52Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tony Lloyd more like this
1136229
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what preparations his Department is making for the UK leaving the EU without an agreement; and how much funding has been allocated to those preparations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 272104 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government remains focussed on ensuring a smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU with a deal as soon as possible</p><p>However, as a responsible government, we’ve been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event of no deal for nearly three years. The Home Office has been planning and preparing for a no deal scenario ensuring we have contingency plans in place across areas including law enforcement, passport operations and the border. <br> <br>We have taken extensive steps to provide businesses and citizens with advice on helping them mitigate the potential impacts of a no deal exit. When necessary we will continue to update our advice on gov.uk/euexit on how people should prepare</p><p>During the extension period, to underpin our ability to respond in a no deal scenario, we are working closely with operational partners to develop our response to a range of theoretical scenarios</p><p>The Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as £412m over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office (Autumn Statement 2016); £286m of additional funding for 2017/18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 2017/18); over £1.5 billion for 2018/19 (Supplementary Estimates 2018/19); and over £2 billion for 2019/20 (Main Estimates 2019/20). This funding is to cover all exit scenarios and is in addition to departmental efforts to reprioritise from business as usual toward preparations for the UK’s departure from the EU. Work on no-deal exit preparations cannot be readily separated from other EU exit work, given the significant overlap in plans in many cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T15:58:44.603Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:58:44.603Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1137535
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Skilled Workers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his Department’s policy to end the cap on Tier 2 visas for highly skilled migrants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 274425 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government published “The UK Future Skills-Based Immigration System” White Paper in December 2018. The White Paper set out the Government’s intention to have a route for skilled migrants and that the route would not be capped.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-11T14:22:21.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:22:21.093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this