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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliamentary Tours 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 right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will consult all Members on the decision of the Administration Committee to alter the way in-House guided tours are delivered before that decision is implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 131407 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 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The decision taken on the future model for guided tours is an operational business matter and it has been taken by the executive management of both Houses. Member Committees in both Houses and the House of Commons Commission were consulted during the making of this decision and the new model for tours has been endorsed by all of these bodies.</p><p>The current contract with Blue Badge Guides to deliver commercial guided tours in Parliament ends in October 2018. Even if no changes were made to the way guided tours are delivered under procurement law the contract would need to be retendered through open competition, with no guarantees that the current provider would be successful.</p><p>The decision was made following thorough scrutiny of three options, including keeping the current system as it is. The business case in favour of the chosen option was approved because it will simplify the management of our tours operation as a whole, maintain consistent quality across all types of tours offered, create 28 new full-time and part-time jobs, end Parliament’s use of casual workers with no guaranteed hours, and also save a modest amount of taxpayers’ money.</p><p>The decision has been taken, and all efforts are now focussed on the important task of delivery of the agreed changes in 2018. Member engagement in the implementation of the new model is welcomed and Members can do so by contacting Amy Pitts, Director of Visitor and Retail Services, or John Thursfield, Guided Tours Review Project Manager.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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less than 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-13T20:00:13.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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unstar this property answering member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
star this property answering member printed Tom Brake more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
683060
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Compass Contracts 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, with reference to the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Asylum Accommodation, HC 637, whether the Government plans to publish the outcome of its assessment of the equality impacts of the Compass contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 62691 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 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee and respond due course.</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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62661 more like this
62690 more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.68Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
683059
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Asylum: Housing 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, with reference to the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee, Asylum Accommodation, HC 637, what plans the Government has to include the number of asylum seekers in temporary accommodation in its future quarterly statistical releases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 62690 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 2017-02-07more like thismore than 2017-02-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will consider the Twelfth Report of the Home Affairs Committee and respond due course.</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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62661 more like this
62691 more like this
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less than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.557Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-07T15:42:44.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1003586
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Asylum 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, with reference to (a) the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund and (b) other sources of funding available to his Department, what recent steps his Department has taken to develop and implement new guidance on the conduct of asylum interviews, and how the effectiveness of that guidance is being monitored and evaluated; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 189650 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it and this Government is committed to delivering a fair and humane asylum system.</p><p>We recognise that asylum interviews are a vital part of the asylum process, ensuring that decision makers have available all relevant evidence so that they can make an informed decision. To that end, we have published detailed Home Office policy guidance setting out how caseworkers are expected to conduct asylum interviews, which was developed in collaboration with external partners, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). We are currently reviewing this policy and intend to publish a revised version by the end of the year.</p><p>We systematically assess the quality of asylum decisions against a detailed audit framework drawn up in consultation with external partners, including the UNHCR, which includes checks on compliance with existing asylum policies and relevant case law.</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 more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T16:29:14.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T16:29:14.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
598292
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star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Compass Contracts 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, whether the Government has carried out a (a) policy equality statement, (b) equality impact assessment or (c) any equality monitoring on its contracts with Compass to provide accommodation to asylum seekers since those contracts were signed in 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 47816 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 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office is currently considering any equality impacts as part of the wider considerations as to whether to extend the asylum support and accommodation contracts for the period from 2017-19.</p><p>The Home Office takes its equality duty seriously and engages regularly with Non-Governmental Organisations and its contractors to ensure that support and accommodation for asylum seekers meets the needs of individual service users.</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 2016-10-13T14:03:16.307Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T14:03:16.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1077153
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Overseas Students: Scotland 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, whether students arriving at Scottish universities under the European Temporary Leave to Remain scheme would have to apply for a Tier 4 visa mid-way through their studies in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 225480 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 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
unstar this property answer text <p><br>The Government has regular contact with representatives of the higher education sector, and the Scottish Government, and will continue to consult with the relevant stakeholders during the course of our 12 month engagement with stakeholders on the UK’s future skills-based immigration system.</p><p>Securing a deal with the European Union remains the Government’s top priority. However, it is prudent to plan for every scenario</p><p>The Government has been consistently clear that once the UK has left the EU, free movement will end. In a no-deal scenario a temporary, transitional arrangement will be implemented until the future skills-based immigration system comes into force.</p><p>In this scenario, once free movement has ended, EEA citizens will still be able to enter the UK as they do now during the transition period, for an initial stay of up to three months and will be able to visit, work or study without applying for a visa. If EEA citizens want to stay in the UK for more than three months, they will need to apply in the UK within this time for European Temporary Leave to Remain, which may be granted for a further 36 months.</p><p>This arrangement should cater for the needs of the majority of international students. However, we do recognise that there are a number of students for whose studies are longer than three years, including some studying at Scottish universities.</p><p>In the event of no deal, EEA citizens wishing to come to the UK to study for more than three years could obtain European Temporary Leave to Remain and, at the conclusion of the period of leave, apply for a student visa under the future immigration system.</p><p>Alternatively, the student could apply at the outset for a Tier 4 visa under the existing system which would enable them to secure leave covering the entire duration of their studies. We have been very clear that there will continue to be no limit on the number of international students who can come to study in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
225477 more like this
225478 more like this
225479 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T16:20:21.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T16:20:21.63Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
988848
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star this property date less than 2018-10-16more like thismore than 2018-10-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Immigrants: Skilled Workers 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, whether he plans to assess the skills of prospective migrants using measures other than their expected salary in reforms to the UK's immigration system; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 180161 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 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will publish a White Paper setting out its plans for the future immigration system later this autumn. We have always been clear that we want decisions about the future immigration system to be based on evidence and we will carefully consider the Migration Advisory Committee’s recommendations in its recent report before setting out our plans .</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 more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 180160 more like this
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less than 2018-10-22T16:21:07.99Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T16:21:07.99Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1077152
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Overseas Students: EEA Nationals 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, whether he has plans to extend the three-year time period for the European Temporary Leave to Remain scheme for EEA students wishing to study at UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 225479 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 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
unstar this property answer text <p><br>The Government has regular contact with representatives of the higher education sector, and the Scottish Government, and will continue to consult with the relevant stakeholders during the course of our 12 month engagement with stakeholders on the UK’s future skills-based immigration system.</p><p>Securing a deal with the European Union remains the Government’s top priority. However, it is prudent to plan for every scenario</p><p>The Government has been consistently clear that once the UK has left the EU, free movement will end. In a no-deal scenario a temporary, transitional arrangement will be implemented until the future skills-based immigration system comes into force.</p><p>In this scenario, once free movement has ended, EEA citizens will still be able to enter the UK as they do now during the transition period, for an initial stay of up to three months and will be able to visit, work or study without applying for a visa. If EEA citizens want to stay in the UK for more than three months, they will need to apply in the UK within this time for European Temporary Leave to Remain, which may be granted for a further 36 months.</p><p>This arrangement should cater for the needs of the majority of international students. However, we do recognise that there are a number of students for whose studies are longer than three years, including some studying at Scottish universities.</p><p>In the event of no deal, EEA citizens wishing to come to the UK to study for more than three years could obtain European Temporary Leave to Remain and, at the conclusion of the period of leave, apply for a student visa under the future immigration system.</p><p>Alternatively, the student could apply at the outset for a Tier 4 visa under the existing system which would enable them to secure leave covering the entire duration of their studies. We have been very clear that there will continue to be no limit on the number of international students who can come to study in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
225477 more like this
225478 more like this
225480 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T16:20:21.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T16:20:21.567Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1060771
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star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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: EU Countries 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, whether UK citizens will be able to travel to the European Union visa-free and vice versa after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 220859 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 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
unstar this property answer text <p>The EU has announced that UK nationals would be able to enter the EU vi-sa-free for short periods after the country’s exit, provided EU nationals en-joy the same conditions when travelling to the UK.</p><p><br>Whether we leave the EU with or without a deal, the Home Secretary has announced that EEA and Swiss nationals will be able to continue to travel to the UK for holidays or short-term trips, without needing a visa.</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 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:12:35.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:12:35.843Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
599552
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-11more like thismore than 2016-10-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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: Overseas Students 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 the criteria for inclusion in the limited post-study work visa pilot were; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South remove filter
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 48003 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 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Tier 4 visa pilot has been introduced to test the benefits of a differentiated approach within the education sector on the basis of compliance with immigration sponsorship requirements.</p><p>The four universities chosen to participate in the Tier 4 visa pilot, namely the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and Imperial College London, were chosen on the basis of their consistently low visa refusal rates.</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 2016-10-17T19:19:06.36Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-17T19:19:06.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar 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 answering member
1562
star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this