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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the contract with thebigword to provide interpreting and translation services in the criminal justice system will be reviewed. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL20 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Language Services contracts commenced on 31 October 2016, with thebigword appointed as providers of spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation as well as translation and transcription services.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts is four years with up to three one-year extensions available.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts with thebigword is due to expire on 30th October 2020. The first option to extend for one-year has been agreed for translation and transcription services, and has also been approved for spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation services.</p><p> </p><p>The future of the contract, including the possibility of further extensions, is currently being considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1150635
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with any international partners about political and economic reform in Zimbabwe, and bilateral and multilateral financing for that country. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL211 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK regularly discusses the economic situation in Zimbabwe with our international partners, including the EU, US and South Africa. In October, at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in New York, the UK met international partners including the USA, France and Germany to discuss economic and political reform in Zimbabwe. We have been clear that comprehensive political and economic reform must be delivered before the UK and our international partners will discuss arrears clearance with the Government of Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL209 more like this
HL210 more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.46Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1156320
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Politics and Government more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the political and social situation in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL404 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer to the statement made by the Minister for Africa to the House on 3 September, Official report, volume 664, column 11. The UK is seriously concerned about the increasing numbers of abductions, arrests and assault of civil society, trade union and opposition activists and the banning of protests in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe remains one of the UK’s 30 Human Rights Priority Countries globally. The UK Ambassador met the Zimbabwean Foreign Minister on 18 October and discussed the economic crisis and political situation in Zimbabwe, reinforcing the need for comprehensive political and economic reform and the protection of the poorest.</p><p>The UK is providing £128 million of aid to Zimbabwe in 2019/20 focusing on poverty reduction, humanitarian assistance and standing up for human rights and the rule of law. No money is channelled directly through the government. After the United Nations Flash Appeal, DFID has committed £49 million through a new Zimbabwe Humanitarian and Resilience Programme (ZHARP) to support people who do not have access to the food they need.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T13:50:40.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T13:50:40.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
1146557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Economic Situation more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the British consulate in Zimbabwe is taking to compile accurate inflation data on the price of goods in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 291322 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
unstar this property answer text <p>The Zimbabwean economy faces severe challenges and the economic situation remains fragile. Our Embassy in Harare monitors developments closely, encouraging the government of Zimbabwe to implement the Staff Monitored Programme announced by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 31 May and protect the poorest.</p><p>Following the re-introduction of the Zimbabwe dollar the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency suspended producing annual inflation figures until February 2020. However, they produce official monthly inflation data which can be used to estimate annual inflation. External partners, such as the IMF, also produce independent estimates of inflation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Esher and Walton more like this
star this property answering member printed Dominic Raab more like this
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less than 2019-10-03T10:49:31.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T10:49:31.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dominic Raab more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1150632
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Economic Situation more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last met with the government of Zimbabwe at ministerial level to discuss the economic crisis in that country. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL208 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>​On 16 October, Department for International Development Director General Moazzam Malik met Finance Minister Ncube at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in New York to discuss the economic and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe. He stressed that comprehensive political and economic reform, and commitment to respect for human rights and the rule of law, are prerequisites for Zimbabwe’s reengagement with the international community. The UK Ambassador met Foreign Minister Moyo on 18 October and discussed the economic crisis facing the country, reinforcing the need for comprehensive political and economic reform and the protection of the poorest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T12:26:11.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:26:11.853Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1150633
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Economic Situation more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of South Africa about the economic crisis in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL209 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK regularly discusses the economic situation in Zimbabwe with our international partners, including the EU, US and South Africa. In October, at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in New York, the UK met international partners including the USA, France and Germany to discuss economic and political reform in Zimbabwe. We have been clear that comprehensive political and economic reform must be delivered before the UK and our international partners will discuss arrears clearance with the Government of Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL210 more like this
HL211 more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.377Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1150634
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Economic Situation more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the EU about the economic crisis in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL210 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK regularly discusses the economic situation in Zimbabwe with our international partners, including the EU, US and South Africa. In October, at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in New York, the UK met international partners including the USA, France and Germany to discuss economic and political reform in Zimbabwe. We have been clear that comprehensive political and economic reform must be delivered before the UK and our international partners will discuss arrears clearance with the Government of Zimbabwe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL209 more like this
HL211 more like this
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less than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-24T12:28:09.427Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4549
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1167009
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts: Scotland more like this
unstar 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions she has had with the Scottish Trades Union Congress on the effect of zero-hours contracts on the (a) income and (b) mental well-being of workers under the age of 18 in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 7198 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy engage regularly with trade unions on all labour market issues, including zero hours contracts. We were also pleased that representatives from the Scottish Trades Union Congress attended discussions with BEIS on the Good Work Plan in Edinburgh on 26 September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T15:13:27.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T15:13:27.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1156211
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people employed on zero-hour contracts in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 4937 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people in employment on contracts that do not guarantee minimum hours (known as ‘zero hours’ contracts’). This data is available for the Oct-Dec quarter only for each year from 2010 to 2018 and is set out in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Table: Level and rate of people aged 16 and over on zero-hours contracts October to December each year</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>UK, not seasonally adjusted</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Percentage of people in employment on a zero-hours contract</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>0.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>0.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>1.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>2.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>2.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Source: ONS Labour Force Survey</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>The estimates for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 are considered precise</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ONS advise that the increased media coverage of zero-hours’ contracts arrangements in the latter half of 2013 may have affected the response to this question by raising awareness of this existing type of contractual arrangement. The ONS therefore advise not to compare pre- and post-2013 data.</p><p> </p><p>Data for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and the English regions has been published every six months by ONS for since 2016. However, because the data is drawn from a survey, many of these sub-UK breakdowns are considered too unreliable for practical purposes. Regional data and guidance on its reliability can be found in tab 4 of table EMP17 published here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/emp17peopleinemploymentonzerohourscontracts/current" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/emp17peopleinemploymentonzerohourscontracts/current</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T18:38:37.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T18:38:37.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1151974
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star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Youth Services: Hounslow more like this
unstar 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department is providing for youth facilities in Hounslow. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 4429 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
unstar this property answer text <p>We have seven programmes that have been funded in and around Hounslow through the #iwill Fund, including the Our Barn Youth Club and the Uprising Leadership Group.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the importance of investing in our young people, and so in September this year the Chancellor announced a £500 million Youth Investment fund over five years. This will help build up to 60 new youth centres and refurbish hundreds of existing youth facilities across the country, as well as providing over 100 mobile facilities for harder to reach areas. The fund will also support the provision and coordination of high-quality services for young people, and an investment in the youth workforce.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:02:56.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:02:56.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this