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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Algeria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what independent assessment has been made of the number of refugees living in the Tindouf camps; and what the most recent estimate of that number is. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 225990 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 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>We have no access to independent figures on the number of refugees living in the Tindouf camps. The UK supports the language in the UN Secretary General’s latest report on the situation in Western Sahara (S/2014/258), which cites a figure of 90,000 refugees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-06T12:38:37.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T12:38:37.087Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
224709
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Algeria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on when the report to the European Anti Fraud Office on food aid for the Tindouf refugee camps was (a) undertaken, (b) completed and (c) published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 225992 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 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text The European Anti Fraud Office (OLAF) report on food aid in Tindouf refugee camps was undertaken from 2003, drafted in 2007 and released in 2015 following an intervention by the EU Ombudsman. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-06T12:40:48.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T12:40:48.663Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1415
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Algeria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the findings of the report of the European Anti Fraud Office on food aid for the Tindouf refugee camps. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 225991 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 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The European Anti Fraud Office (OLAF) report on food aid in Tindouf refugee camps was undertaken from 2003, drafted in 2007 and released in 2015 following an intervention by the EU Ombudsman. The report cites three key elements to the fraud: the diversion of food aid, the inflation of refugee numbers in camps and the use of unpaid labour. The evidence may encourage the European Commission to look at measures to reduce the risk of fraudulent practices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-06T12:39:24.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T12:39:24.33Z
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1487
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1415
star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Ministry of Justice: Staff 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 Justice, what measures her Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
unstar this property uin 57124 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 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Wellbeing Strategy, launched in November 2015, sets out MoJ’s commitment to supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of all our staff.</p><p>Employees can find additional information and signposting to the support available on internal Wellbeing pages on the MoJ intranet, and can seek advice and peer support from the MoJ Disability Staff Networks. In addition our independent Employee Assistance Provision provides confidential counselling sessions for employees, 24 hour telephone support, coaching for managers, mediation and group counselling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bracknell more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T17:48:48.383Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T17:48:48.383Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Treasury: Staff 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures his Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
unstar this property uin 57219 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 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury takes mental health seriously and has a variety of measures in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems.</p><p> </p><p>Some of the main measures HM Treasury has in place are:</p><ul><li><p>the Time to Change Pledge signed in February 2014 to help reduce the stigma associated with poor mental health</p></li><li><p>a Mental Wellbeing Network with approximately 50 members who carry out activities and offer support to those who have poor mental health.</p></li><li><p>personnel trained in Mental Health First Aid.</p></li><li><p>mandatory stress related eLearning.</p></li><li><p>guidance for staff and managers on how to identify and manage poor mental health.</p></li><li><p>regular Mental Wellbeing Workshops that any member of staff can attend.</p></li><li><p>events where staff talk about their own mental health experiences and what works for them to get through difficult times</p></li><li><p>Wellness Actions Plans and stress risk assessments.</p></li><li><p>reasonable adjustments for those with poor mental and/or physical health.</p></li><li><p>a wellbeing toolkit that takes you through a number of activities that you can use to manage your wellbeing, as well as setting out the evidence for them.</p></li><li><p>a confidential Employee Assistance Programme whose 24/7 Helpline is available to all staff offering advice and counselling at no cost to the individual.</p><p> </p><p>We also have a Health, Safety and Wellbeing team including an Occupational Health Adviser and HR Advisers that are able to offer help, support and advice to those who have mental health problems.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Kirby more like this
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less than 2016-12-19T12:31:14.827Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-19T12:31:14.827Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading NATO: Military Decorations 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 Defence, what rules govern the wearing of a NATO medal for service in former Yugoslavia by UK service personnel who served in Bosnia during the UN mandate but while NATO was providing air cover. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 219980 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 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
star this property answer text <p>Between 1992 and 2002, members of the UK Armed Forces served in the former Yugoslavia under the command of the UN Protection Force or NATO. UK personnel who served within this period and met the eligibility criteria were entitled to receive either the UN Medal or NATO Service Medal. Eligibility for the UN Medal commenced on 1 March 1992 and ran until 31 December 1995. Eligibility for the NATO Service Medal commenced on 1 July 1992 and ended on 31 December 2002.</p><p>UK personnel serving between 1992 and 1995 were not permitted to receive both awards for the same period of service. This would have contravened a central principle of the UK honours system of no double-medalling, which states that only one form of medallic recognition is acceptable for a single period of service. Therefore, personnel serving between 1992 and 1995 received either the UN Medal or the NATO Service Medal, depending on whether they were under UN or NATO command. Personnel serving from 1996 onwards would be entitled only to the NATO Service Medal.</p><p>Both medals were approved by Her Majesty to be accepted and worn.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-01-12T17:25:36.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T17:25:36.547Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading United Nations: Military Decorations 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 Defence, what the procedure is for UK servicemen and women to apply for the UN Special Service Medal for the Sarajevo Airlift; and how many service personnel have been awarded that medal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 219981 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 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
star this property answer text <p>The Sarajevo airlift began in July 1992 and ran until January 1996. Members of the UK Armed Forces who took part in the airlift and met the eligibility criteria were entitled to be awarded the UN Special Service Medal. UN medals are usually awarded in theatre by the UN Commanding Officer. The information on the number of medals awarded in this case could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p>UK personnel could also apply to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Medal Office within one year of their return to the UK for the UN Special Service Medal. The MOD Medal Office has issued 67 such medals to UK personnel.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-01-12T17:22:53.073Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T17:22:53.073Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Medals Review 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 Defence, with reference to Sir John Holmes' Military Medals Review, published in July 2012, what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations in paragraphs 50, 51 and 52 of that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 219982 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 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence accepted Sir John Holmes's recommendations. The Cabinet Office subsequently published guidance in October 2014, which has been agreed by the Honours and Decorations Committee and endorsed by HM The Queen, in relation to the principle of double-medalling and the acceptance of awards by foreign governments. The acceptance and wear of a foreign award by a British citizen is subject to approval by the Sovereign. Decisions of this kind are for the Foreign Secretary in the first instance.</p><p>This guidance can be found on the Government website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awarding-military-campaign-medals-guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-01-12T17:23:24.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T17:23:24.083Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-01-07more like thismore than 2015-01-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading NATO: Military Decorations 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 Defence, what discussions he has had on allowing the UK service personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan to wear the respective NATO medals; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 219983 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 2015-01-12more like thismore than 2015-01-12
star this property answer text <p>No such discussions have been held. One of the central principles of the UK honours system is that only one form of medallic recognition is acceptable for a single period of service (no double-medalling). UK awards take precedence over those presented by multinational forces and awards have already been instituted to recognise the service of British personnel in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Therefore UK personnel are not permitted to wear the NATO awards.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-01-12T17:27:17.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-12T17:27:17.797Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading United Nations: Military Decorations 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 Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2015 to Question 221266, whether UK Armed Forces who served with the British Detachment in Sarajevo during the qualifying period are eligible to receive the UN Special Service medal in addition to their UN Bosnia medal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
unstar this property uin 223253 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>UK Service personnel were not additionally eligible for the UNPROFOR Medal, the United Nations Special Service Medal, the NATO Medal, or the WEU Mission Service Medal in respect of the same period of operational service. Permission to accept and wear more than one of these medals will have been granted only when each period of qualifying service could be clearly differentiated. Concurrent qualification was not admissible.</p><p> </p><p>Applications to receive the UN Special Service medal within 12 months of leaving theatre was a directive issued by the United Nations, to which the UK was obliged to adhere.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information regarding eligibility to receive the medal in recognition of Service with the British Detachment in Sarajevo was originally promulgated to Armed Forces personnel and Ministry of Defence staff through Defence Council Instructions. This was the usual method of issuing instructions and guidance pertaining to medals at that time. For those who had already left service, information was available from their relevant medal office or Regimental Association.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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223254 more like this
223255 more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T17:53:04.153Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T17:53:04.153Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this