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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 40 per cent and (b) 30 per cent for the repayment of advances on that benefit. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Of the eligible Universal Credit Full Service claims due a payment in October 2018 (990,000 claims – rounded to the nearest 10,000):</p><ul><li>11,000 (rounded to the nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 40% of their Standard Allowance. This is 1% of eligible claims and 3% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li><li>4,000 (rounded to the nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 30% of their Standard Allowance. This is less than 0.5% of eligible claims and 1% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The claim count figures in this text will not match the official statistics due to methodological differences.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget 2018 we announced that from October 2019, we will reduce the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit award from 40% to 30% of the standard allowance. The total saving for claimants is £25 million in 2019/20, increasing to £65 million in 2023/24.</p><p> </p><p>This is detailed in Table 1.8 in the Budget 2018 which can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents/budget-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents/budget-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>This will ensure that those on Universal Credit are supported to repay debts in a more sustainable and manageable way. Additionally, from October 2021, the government will also increase the period over which advances will be recovered, from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:51:24.007Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1024058
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 20 per cent for a single debt as a result of (i) a utility company bill, (ii) council tax arrears and (iii) other liabilities and (b) 30 per cent for two such debts. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 201679 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department does not have access to data outlining third party deductions by deduction type. As such, to provide this data would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201680 more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.333Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1024059
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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had more than 40 per cent deducted from their universal credit payment to repay a combination of (a) advance payments of that benefit and (b)(i) utility debts and (ii) council tax arrears. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 201680 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department does not have access to data outlining third party deductions by deduction type. As such, to provide this data would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201679 more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.38Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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Department for Education more like this
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star 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 Unemployment: Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparable assessment she has made of the number of 16 to 18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training in (a) the UK and (b) other countries in the EU. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The exact information requested is not available for 16 to 18 year olds in EU countries.</p><p> </p><p>The European Commission monitors the progress of member states in reducing the share of early leavers from education and training (adults aged 18-24 who left school without having achieved the minimum upper secondary qualification and who are not currently enrolled in any education and training) as part of their Europe 2020 education and training benchmarking strategy. The UK early leaving rate (12.4% in 2013) remains very slightly above the EU average (12% in 2013) but has been on a downward trend since 2011, falling from 15% in 2010 to 12.4% in 2013. However, the government’s official statistics (covering England only) are more up to date than these figures and show that the proportion of 16 to 18 year olds NEET at the end of 2013 was down to 7.6%, the lowest rate since comparable records began in 1994.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Commission’s annual Education and Training Monitor (2014) is available here:<br> <a href="http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/publications/monitor14_en.pdf" target="_blank">http://ec.europa.eu/education/library/publications/monitor14_en.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The OECD publishes figures for 15 to 19 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), including 21 EU countries:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="4"><p><strong>Percentage of 15 to 19 year-olds who are </strong><strong>not in education, employment or training</strong><strong> (2012)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>%</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Australia</p></td><td><p>7.2</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Austria</p></td><td><p>4.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>8.3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Canada</p></td><td><p>7.3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Chile (2011)</p></td><td><p>17.5</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech Republic</p></td><td><p>4.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>5.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Estonia</p></td><td><p>6.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Finland</p></td><td><p>4.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>6.9</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Greece</p></td><td><p>5.3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Hungary</p></td><td><p>4.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland</p></td><td><p>4.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Ireland</p></td><td><p>9.6</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Israel</p></td><td><p>10.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>12.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Japan (age 15-24)</p></td><td><p>9.4</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Korea</p></td><td><p>8.5</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Luxembourg</p></td><td><p>2.9</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>17.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Netherlands</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>New Zealand</p></td><td><p>8.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Norway</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Poland</p></td><td><p>3.9</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Portugal</p></td><td><p>7.9</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovak Republic</p></td><td><p>5.6</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovenia</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Spain</p></td><td><p>11.4</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Sweden</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Switzerland</p></td><td><p>4.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>22.8</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>United Kingdom</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 9.5 </strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>United States</p></td><td><p>7.7</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>OECD average <em>(excluding Chile and Japan)</em></p></td><td><p>7.5</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>EU21 average</strong></p></td><td><p><strong> 6.1 </strong></p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>Source: OECD (2014), Education at a Glance 2014, Table C5.2a.</p></td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933118903" target="_blank">http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/888933118903</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T09:04:33.073Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T09:04:33.073Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Unemployment: Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 16 to 18 year olds were not in education, employment or training in (a) 2014 and (b) 2013. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is published by the Department for Education and is available online at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/neet-statistics-quarterly-brief-july-to-september-2014" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/statistics/neet-statistics-quarterly-brief-july-to-september-2014</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T09:05:01.383Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T09:05:01.383Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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Department for Education more like this
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star 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 Sixth Form Colleges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many sixth form colleges have expressed an interest in linking with Academy chains since May 2010. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers have had numerous discussions with sixth form colleges about VAT exemption since May 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Any sixth form college can collaborate with an academy or academy chain. To create a more formal link, sixth form colleges can apply to become an academy sponsor. Since May 2010, fourteen sixth form colleges have expressed an interest in becoming an academy sponsor.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 225185 more like this
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less than 2015-03-03T17:29:57.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T17:29:57.103Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Sixth Form Colleges: VAT more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions Ministers in her Department have had with sixth form colleges on VAT exemption and linking with Academies since May 2010. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers have had numerous discussions with sixth form colleges about VAT exemption since May 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Any sixth form college can collaborate with an academy or academy chain. To create a more formal link, sixth form colleges can apply to become an academy sponsor. Since May 2010, fourteen sixth form colleges have expressed an interest in becoming an academy sponsor.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 225186 more like this
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less than 2015-03-03T17:29:56.96Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T17:29:56.96Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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224574
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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Pakistan more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on discrimination and violence against people of minority faiths in that country. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
unstar this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned by the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan.</p><p>On 24 February I raised UK concerns about the blasphemy law with a group of visiting Pakistani parliamentarians.</p><p>The Foreign Secretary also discussed Pakistan’s blasphemy laws with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in November 2014.</p><p>We will continue to support all efforts in promoting religious tolerance and freedom of speech in Pakistan, and call for perpetrators of human rights abuses to be brought to justice.</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 2015-03-03T14:21:31.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-03T14:21:31.91Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Franchises more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the rail franchise system. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 900260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>We continuously monitor a range of indicators, including performance figures and passenger satisfaction. Rail use is at its highest level since the 1920s: 1.65 billion passenger journeys were made in Great Britain on franchised passenger trains in 2014-15. The number of journeys made on the rail network has more than doubled since the introduction of the franchise system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-06-11T13:26:58.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T13:26:58.507Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Scotland Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading English Votes for English Laws more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Leader of the House on the effect of the Government's proposed changes to voting procedures in the House on the representation of constituencies in Scotland; and if he will make a statement. more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 900945 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
unstar this property answer text <p>I have had discussions with the Leader of the House on this matter and look forward to this afternoon’s debate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale more like this
star this property answering member printed David Mundell more like this
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less than 2015-07-15T14:08:45.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T14:08:45.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Mundell more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this