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star this property date less than 2015-01-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Attorney General more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Judicial Review more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, what amount each Government department has spent on external legal fees relating to each case involving substantive judicial review hearings since May 2010; and what the outcome of the proceedings was in each such case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury Solicitor conducts most, but not all, litigation on behalf of government departments. For example, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs normally conducts its own litigation. In 2014 the Treasury Solicitor acted in about 17846 judicial reviews.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Treasury Solicitor’s Department does not hold central records on the external legal fees paid in each individual case or on the outcome of each such case. Such information could not be created without examining every case file and thus incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In relation to external fees, the Attorney General maintains five panels of junior counsel to undertake civil and EC work for all Government Departments. There are three London panels (an A panel for senior juniors, a B panel for middle juniors and a C panel for junior juniors) together with a Regional panel and a Public International Law panel. This is in addition to First Treasury Counsel (FTC) who exclusively does Government work, and to the Standing Counsel to certain Departments. <br></p><p> </p><p>The hourly rates for panel counsel are as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>First Treasury Counsel - £230</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A panel - £120</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>B panel - £80</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>C panel - £60 if under 5 years call and £80 if over 5 years call.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In relation to outcomes, the Ministry of Justice publish figures on the number of Judicial Reviews by each Department up to 2012:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>See Table 4.3 at the link below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/267408/additional-court-tables-2012.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/267408/additional-court-tables-2012.xls</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This shows the number of cases each year where Government departments were named as first defendant and where the judicial review was granted following a substantive hearing.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-01-14T17:46:29.857Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-14T17:46:29.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Euthanasia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, in how many cases of assisted suicide the Crown Prosecution Service has received files in each of the last six years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 9398 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 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) records show that, between 1st April 2009 and 10 September 2015, there have been 114 cases, recorded as assisted suicide or euthanasia, referred by the Police. 24 of these cases were later withdrawn by the police.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CPS central record cannot be filtered to identify how many referrals were received in each year. This information could only be obtained by manually examining CPS case files, which would incur a disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2015-09-11T13:10:52.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-11T13:10:52.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
423503
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star this property date less than 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministers: Codes of Practice 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 Attorney General, what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues in the Cabinet Office on the removal from the Ministerial Code of a reference to Ministers having a duty to comply with the law including international law and treaty obligations and to uphold the administration of justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 13253 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Information relating to internal discussion and advice is not normally disclosed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T14:39:43.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T14:39:43.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-07more like thismore than 2016-01-07
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Juries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2016 to Question 20564, how many people were charged with jury (a) intimidation and (b) tampering in each of the last five years. more like this
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Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 21435 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-01-13
star this property answer text <p>Section 51 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 creates two offences:</p><p>S.51(1) creates an offence directed at acts against a person who assists in an investigation of an offence or who is a witness or potential witness or juror or potential juror whilst an investigation or trial is in progress</p><p>S.51(2) creates an offence directed at acts against a person who assisted in an investigation of an offence or who was a witness or juror after an investigation or trial has been concluded.</p><p>The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) identify the number of offences in which a prosecution commenced and reached a first hearing in the magistrates’ courts, rather than the number of defendants prosecuted. A single defendant may be prosecuted for multiple offences.</p><p>The number of offences charged under s.51(1) and s.51(2) are as follows:</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>2010-2011</p></td><td><p>2011-2012</p></td><td><p>2012-2013</p></td><td><p>2013-2014</p></td><td><p>2014-2015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 51(1)</p></td><td><p>Intimidate a witness / juror</p></td><td><p>3,275</p></td><td><p>2,630</p></td><td><p>2,148</p></td><td><p>2,066</p></td><td><p>2,202</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 51(2)</p></td><td><p>Do an act which harmed a witness / juror</p></td><td><p>102</p></td><td><p>166</p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p>72</p></td><td><p>109</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 51(2)</p></td><td><p>Threaten a witness / juror</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>172</p></td><td><p>118</p></td><td><p>122</p></td><td><p>129</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>The proportion of CPS cases that result in a guilty plea has increased from 67.2% in 10/11 to 74.5% in 14/15 which means that there are fewer cases that are likely to be subject to the sorts of acts covered by s.51(1) during the course of the prosecution.</p><p>Also, s.51(1) covers intimidation of juror or potential jurors. The number of crown court trials have also been reducing over the period in question by 9.5%, again resulting in fewer cases where S.51(1) offences are likely to apply.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2016-01-13T15:14:30.323Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-13T15:14:30.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministers: Codes of Practice 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Ministerial Code updated in October 2015, what discussions he has had with the Cabinet Office on the removal from that code of reference to Ministers complying with international law, treaty obligations and upholding the administration of justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 13073 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Information relating to internal discussion and advice is not normally disclosed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T12:01:35.697Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T12:01:35.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Freedom of Information 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2015 to Question 13072, for what reasons the Prime Minister decided to transfer responsibility for the Freedom of Information Act from the Ministry of Justice to the Cabinet Office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 17605 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the Written Ministerial Statement of 17 July [HLWS134].</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T13:00:42.233Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T13:00:42.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Henry VIII Clauses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what Henry VIII powers were (a) enacted in legislation passed in the 2010 to 2015 Parliament and (b) since May 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
star this property answer text <p>Each time the Government proposes a new delegated power in a Bill, it submits a memorandum to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee setting out the case for the power. These memoranda are published on Parliament's website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Dorset more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Oliver Letwin more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T10:22:06.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T10:22:06.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Oliver Letwin more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Greater London 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, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on businesses in London of withdrawing from the EU. more like this
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Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>The Government is focused on delivering a successful renegotiation: it believes it can and will succeed in reforming and renegotiating our relationship with the EU and campaigning to keep the UK in the EU on that basis. Reforms will benefit business and investment and many businesses in London agree.</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 2015-11-19T15:54:10.233Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-19T15:54:10.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Right to Buy Scheme: Hammersmith and Fulham 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 Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on marketing for the Right to Buy scheme in (a) Hammersmith and Fulham and (b) Hammersmith constituency in each year since 2010. more like this
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 220529 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-22more like thismore than 2015-01-22
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to my answer today to Question UIN 219547. Identifiable spending in the local authority area was £9,986 in 2012-13 and £1,461 in 2013-14. Further information cannot be disaggregated . Figures are not available at a constituency level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2015-01-22T16:21:02.213Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-22T16:21:02.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Costs 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 Communities and Local Government, how much the Government spent on legal fees in the case of Moore and Coates v the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in which ruling was made on 21 January 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hammersmith remove filter
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Mr Andy Slaughter more like this
unstar this property uin 221613 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Planning casework is a quasi-judicial function of the Department, and as was the case under the last Administration, it attracts a high volume of legal challenges which end up in the courts. This is particularly the case in light of the long-term growth of judicial review and the growing creep of European Union directives, regulations and case law; equality law and human rights law.</p><p> </p><p>Costs to date in these two claims are £68,825 excluding VAT.</p><p> </p><p>The Government makes no apologies for seeking to safeguard Green Belt protection and trying to bring a sense of fair play to the planning system. The Government’s planning policy is clear that both temporary and permanent traveller sites are inappropriate development in the Green Belt. The judgment does not question that principle.</p><p> </p><p>Indeed, there have been a number of recent legal cases where the planning appeal decisions of the Secretary of State have succeeded in relation to traveller development in the Green Belt and awarded costs in favour of DCLG, including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Mulvenna v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government</li><li>Barney-Smith v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government</li><li>Dear v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government</li><li>Connors, Connors, Sines, Lee, and Doran v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – five separate claims heard together.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Hence, any payment of costs in Moore vs Coates needs to be seen in this context as my Department has successfully defended the eight claims above and costs are due to my Department.</p><p> </p><p>To place the Department’s spending in context more broadly, I would observe that the Department spent £1.7 million in external lawyers’ fees in 2009-10 (excluding Treasury Solicitors), in 2013-14, the figure had fallen to £699,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T17:09:33.993Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T17:09:33.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andy Slaughter more like this