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star this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading House of Commons 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 hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to publish a vision and strategy document for the future of the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 906425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The current strategy for the House of Commons Service, which covers the period 2013 to 2017, was endorsed by the Commission in January 2013. It is published on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/management-board/management-board-publications1/hoc-strategy/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/management-board/management-board-publications1/hoc-strategy/</a>.</p><p>The Management Board has started the process of drawing up a strategy for the next Parliament, which will build on the current one. This will draw on the views of Members, as well as a large-scale consultation exercise with staff. Emerging ideas will be discussed with the Commission in the new year, the intention is then to take the draft strategy to the new Commission in the 2015 Parliament for its agreement. I have noted the hon. Member’s suggestion to the Governance Committee that the vision should be “This House exists to serve the people of this country and the people who represent them”, and that seems to me an important point to reflect in the House Service’s strategy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T12:49:03.543Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T12:49:03.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star 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
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps he is taking to improve the support available to hon. Members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 903162 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 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The fundamental aims of the Commission are not only to ensure that the House is valued and effective in holding the Government to account and scrutinising legislation, but that individual Members have the information, advice, support and technology they need to be effective in their work and to engage closely with their constituents.</p><p>We are coming to the end of a programme of savings, during which the governing principle has been that any cost reductions should not adversely affect the ability of the House and its Members to carry out their parliamentary functions. Indeed many of the changes have been a spur to innovation in the support available to Members. Now that we are on track to achieve the savings target, we have the opportunity to re-appraise the provision of resources and ensure, for example in the area of select committees, that we are providing the right level of support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1039106
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Media: Regulation 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 statutory options for the regulation of social media companies his Department plans to include in the White Paper on online harm. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 207172 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is publishing a White Paper this year. It will set out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures detailing how we will tackle online harms and set clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep UK citizens safe online. Protecting children from abuse and exploitation online will be a central component of the White Paper.</p><p>We are currently exploring options for a strengthened regulatory approach. As part of that we are engaging a broad range of stakeholders. It is not the Government's practice to provide details of Ministerial meetings which are held as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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207173 more like this
207174 more like this
207175 more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T16:34:31.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:34:31.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1039107
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Internet 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 assessment he has made of the legislation required to help ensure that children are protected from online harms; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 207173 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is publishing a White Paper this year. It will set out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures detailing how we will tackle online harms and set clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep UK citizens safe online. Protecting children from abuse and exploitation online will be a central component of the White Paper.</p><p>We are currently exploring options for a strengthened regulatory approach. As part of that we are engaging a broad range of stakeholders. It is not the Government's practice to provide details of Ministerial meetings which are held as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
207172 more like this
207174 more like this
207175 more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T16:34:31.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:34:31.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1039108
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Media: Regulation 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 he has made an assessment of the potential merits of creating a regulator to tackle online harms on social media platforms; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 207174 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is publishing a White Paper this year. It will set out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures detailing how we will tackle online harms and set clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep UK citizens safe online. Protecting children from abuse and exploitation online will be a central component of the White Paper.</p><p>We are currently exploring options for a strengthened regulatory approach. As part of that we are engaging a broad range of stakeholders. It is not the Government's practice to provide details of Ministerial meetings which are held as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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207172 more like this
207173 more like this
207175 more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T16:34:31.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:34:31.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
1039109
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Internet 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 (a) social networking companies and (b) online platforms his Department has met with or received briefings from in the process of writing the White Paper on online harms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 207175 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is publishing a White Paper this year. It will set out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures detailing how we will tackle online harms and set clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep UK citizens safe online. Protecting children from abuse and exploitation online will be a central component of the White Paper.</p><p>We are currently exploring options for a strengthened regulatory approach. As part of that we are engaging a broad range of stakeholders. It is not the Government's practice to provide details of Ministerial meetings which are held as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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207172 more like this
207173 more like this
207174 more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T16:34:31.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:34:31.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken by the Government to encourage businesses with a total annual turnover of under £36 million to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year of that organisation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 129997 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 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>As a result of the world-leading provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have seen thousands of transparency statements published and businesses are now more focused on this issue than ever before. The legislation was designed to harness pressure from civil society and we are pleased that NGOs are using company statements to hold businesses to account, including contacting businesses that have not yet published statements.</p><p>The Government does not monitor compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Two independent repository websites have been set up to collate these statements. The Government is not involved in running or funding either website. Both websites make different estimates of the total number of statements published so far. The latest estimates can be accessed online at <a href="http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/" target="_blank">http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/</a> and <a href="https://tiscreport.org/" target="_blank">https://tiscreport.org/</a></p><p>The Government has strengthened guidance for businesses and recently wrote to over 10,000 businesses that may be required to publish statements reminding them of their obligations and providing useful resources. We expect this activity will further increase the number of statements published.</p><p>In October the Government also launched a new ‘Business Against Slavery Forum’. This aims to establish a new partnership between Government and business to accelerate progress in tackling modern slavery. It will focus on sharing best practice and building new initiatives to tackle modern slavery, including improving business engagement with the Modern Slavery Act</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 130049 more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-27more like thismore than 2018-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many businesses have failed to comply with the requirement under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 that every organisation carrying on a business in the UK with a total annual turnover of £36m produce a slavery and human trafficking statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 130049 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 2018-03-07more like thismore than 2018-03-07
star this property answer text <p>As a result of the world-leading provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have seen thousands of transparency statements published and businesses are now more focused on this issue than ever before. The legislation was designed to harness pressure from civil society and we are pleased that NGOs are using company statements to hold businesses to account, including contacting businesses that have not yet published statements.</p><p>The Government does not monitor compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Two independent repository websites have been set up to collate these statements. The Government is not involved in running or funding either website. Both websites make different estimates of the total number of statements published so far. The latest estimates can be accessed online at <a href="http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/" target="_blank">http://www.modernslaveryregistry.org/</a> and <a href="https://tiscreport.org/" target="_blank">https://tiscreport.org/</a></p><p>The Government has strengthened guidance for businesses and recently wrote to over 10,000 businesses that may be required to publish statements reminding them of their obligations and providing useful resources. We expect this activity will further increase the number of statements published.</p><p>In October the Government also launched a new ‘Business Against Slavery Forum’. This aims to establish a new partnership between Government and business to accelerate progress in tackling modern slavery. It will focus on sharing best practice and building new initiatives to tackle modern slavery, including improving business engagement with the Modern Slavery Act</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 129997 more like this
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less than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.153Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-07T17:44:34.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Slavery: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle orphanage trafficking as a form of modern slavery. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 158162 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 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
star this property answer text <p>Any form of modern slavery is unacceptable and the UK is committed to taking firm action to tackle all types of exploitation.</p><p>Her Majesty’s Government is concerned about reports of child trafficking in orphanages overseas. The Modern Slavery Act 2015 recognises child trafficking as a form of modern slavery and includes a provision to allow for the prosecution of British nationals who commit modern slavery offences internationally.</p><p>The Home Office is working closely with civil society, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development to gather further evidence of orphanage trafficking overseas. Where there is clear evidence of the role of UK tourists or donors abetting child trafficking in orphanages overseas, we will consider the most effective action to take.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-09-03T15:26:15.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-03T15:26:15.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Slavery more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of modern slavery are resident in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield remove filter
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 169008 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-26more like thismore than 2018-09-26
star this property answer text <p>Assessing the true scale of modern slavery in the UK is problematic given the hidden nature of the crime. Current Home Office estimates place the number of victims of modern slavery between 10,000-13,000 in the UK.</p><p><br>The most recent assessment of the nature and scale of modern slavery is the 2017 annual report, which quotes this figure. A link to the 2017 report can be found <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652366/2017_uk_annual_report_on_modern_slavery.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652366/2017_uk_annual_report_on_modern_slavery.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-09-26T11:41:27Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-26T11:41:27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this