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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Social Services 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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve local authority support for vulnerable children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colne Valley more like this
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Thelma Walker more like this
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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 providing local authorities with more money to support vulnerable children, with an additional £410 million invested this year across adults’ and children’s social care. Separately, we are investing £84 million over 5 years to drive improvements in children’s services across local authorities, especially through early intervention.</p><p>In 2018, the department introduced a new, tougher Ofsted inspection framework to drive improvement in children’s services. The department intervenes robustly in every local authority judged ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, bringing in experts to assess which improvements will ensure better services. This might include removing service delivery from the council’s control by establishing a trust, giving children’s services a fresh start.</p><p>Since May 2010, 46 local authorities have been lifted out of intervention and have not returned, and the number of inadequate local authorities has reduced from 30 to 19 since July 2017. We aim to continue making these improvements at pace so that, by 2022, less than 10% of local authorities are rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, halving failure rates within 5 years and providing consistently better services for thousands of children and families across the country.</p><p>To get ahead of failure, we are investing an additional £20 million in our regional improvement strategy, working collaboratively with the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Local Government Association, Solace and the rest of the sector to identify local authorities that need additional support. Our Regional Improvement Alliances and high-performing ‘Partners in Practice’ local authorities support those at risk of failure, embedding a system of sector-led improvement with more than 70 local authorities receiving support to date.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:46:42.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:46:42.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thelma Walker more like this
1085847
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care 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 What recent progress his Department has made on helping families to access childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sittingbourne and Sheppey more like this
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Gordon Henderson more like this
star this property uin 909697 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>By 2020 this government will be spending £6 billion on supporting families with childcare. All 3 and 4 year olds, and the most disadvantaged 2 year olds, can access 15 hours a week of early education. From September 2017, this government doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to 30 hours a week.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that parents’ working patterns vary significantly and want to ensure that the free entitlements deliver childcare to meet their needs, as well as being high quality early education to support the development needs of children. We are also encouraging partnerships between providers to support flexible provision.</p><p> </p><p>In particular, we want 30 hours to continue to build on the flexible provision that we were already seeing across the country with the universal 15 hours. All the free entitlements can be “stretched” by taking fewer hours per week over up to 52 weeks of the year to cover term-time and the school holidays, for example 23 hours for 48 weeks of the year, and free places can be delivered at weekends.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-03-11T17:01:50.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T17:01:50.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Henderson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Social Services 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 What recent discussions he has had with directors of children’s services on their ability to fulfil their statutory duties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 908224 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I regularly meet Directors of Children’s Services (DCS), and we have full and frank conversations on the delivery of children’s services. For example, just last week we met DCSs from Yorkshire and London. I understand the challenges facing the sector and I will continue to work with local government colleagues, particularly in advance of the next Spending Review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T16:51:10.733Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T16:51:10.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
1020142
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Social Services 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 Education, what recent discussions he has had with Ofsted on the delivery of local authority-run children’s services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield, Southgate more like this
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Bambos Charalambous more like this
star this property uin 908095 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials at the department meet representatives of Ofsted frequently to discuss the delivery of local authority-run children’s services. I last had such a discussion with Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector in November. I also meet regularly with Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care, most recently in October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T10:05:26.17Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T10:05:26.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bambos Charalambous more like this
1141126
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Industry 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019 on (a) the Industrial Strategy and (b) sector deals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 280361 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to work towards a deal with the EU. This is very much in the interest of the EU as well as the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Industrial Strategy has set out a long-term approach to ensure that we’re building an economy fit for the future and will help us make the best of our relations with Europe and beyond. This includes a range of measures aimed at increasing investment from the private and public sector, from cutting business taxes, slashing red tape to investing in new scientific infrastructure on a record scale.</p><p> </p><p>The interventions and policies across the Industrial Strategy – including Sector Deals - are robust and aim to deliver improvements to the UK’s productivity and earning power across a variety of potential scenarios, including a no deal scenario.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T12:48:06.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T12:48:06.447Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1141047
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Rural Areas 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 Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the staff to children ratio at pre-schools in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
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Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property uin 280306 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years of age. This includes the minimum staff to child ratios that all early years providers must comply with, which is referenced in section 3 of the framework here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Ofsted inspects early years settings against the EYFS statutory framework, which includes ensuring that safeguarding and welfare requirements are being met. As at 31 March 2019, 95% of early years providers were rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, up from 68% in 2010.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T11:48:32.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T11:48:32.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
1141046
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Training 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 Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on pre-schools of the removal of funding for training of pre-school staff to level 3 standard. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
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Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property uin 280305 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Funding for training of pre-school staff to level 3 has not been removed.</p><p>Employers can access up to £6,000 for level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship training and employers are only required to pay 5% of the costs of training and assessing an apprentice. A link to the apprenticeship standards for Early Years Educator apprenticeship training can be found here: <a href="https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/early-years-educator/" target="_blank">https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/early-years-educator/</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T11:06:17.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T11:06:17.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
1141044
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Rural Areas 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 Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of funding available for rural pre-schools and (b) quality of the learning environment for children attending a rural pre-school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
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Andrea Leadsom more like this
star this property uin 280303 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We plan to spend around £3.5 billion on our early education entitlements this year alone, more than any previous government. The government recognises the need to keep the evidence base on costs up to date.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to monitor the provider market closely through a range of regular and one-off research projects which provide insight into various aspects of the provider market. That includes the 2018 Early Years Provider Costs report, which looked at a representative sample of providers, both in terms of provider type and geography, and which can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/early-years-and-childcare-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/early-years-and-childcare-statistics</a>.</p><p> </p><p>As at 31 March 2019, 95% of early years providers were rated “Good” or “Outstanding” by Ofsted, compared with 68% in 2010. This information can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/early-years-and-childcare-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/early-years-and-childcare-statistics</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T11:27:22.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T11:27:22.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Cricket 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 Education, what steps he is taking to increase participation in cricket in state schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 280224 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The physical education (PE) national curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time and lead healthy and active lives.</p><p> </p><p>State schools are free to organise and deliver a diverse and challenging PE curriculum that suits the needs of all their pupils. Cricket is specifically listed as an example of a sport that can provide important elements of the PE national curriculum programme of study in key stages 2 to 4.</p><p> </p><p>The recently announced School Sport and Activity Action Plan includes additional support for schools to open their facilities over the holidays and after hours to encourage every child to find a sport they love. The government will update the action plan in the light of the outcome of the forthcoming Spending Review and will work with sports governing bodies, including the England and Wales Cricket Board, in developing the proposals.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Essential Life Skills fund, the department has recently provided £75,000 to the national cricket charity, Chance to Shine, to deliver extra-curricular sport to young people in Stoke-on-Trent, one of the department’s 12 Opportunity Areas. In addition, Sport England supports children and young people in England by ensuring that there is a good sports and activity offer before and after the school day. This includes investing £28 million into Satellite Clubs between 2017 and 2021, some of which are cricket clubs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T11:39:24.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T11:39:24.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1140624
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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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 Nuclear Power: Regulation 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, which parts of the Government’s plan for civil nuclear regulation in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal have been implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 279473 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-30more like thismore than 2019-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government has implemented all necessary parts of its plan for civil nuclear regulation to ensure that it is ready in the event that the UK leaves the EU and European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) without a deal.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has put in place all legislative measures required in order to allow the civil nuclear industry to continue to operate with certainty and to enable the UK to meet its international obligations. It has also established a new domestic nuclear safeguards regime to be run by the Office for Nuclear Regulation, and concluded all international agreements required for civil nuclear trade to continue.</p><p> </p><p>Detailed information on the Government’s preparedness can be found in BEIS’ Quarterly Updates to Parliament on Euratom Exit. The latest update can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/euratom-exit-quarterly-update-january-to-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/euratom-exit-quarterly-update-january-to-march-2019</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-07-30T16:35:51.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-30T16:35:51.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this