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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Housing: Construction more like this
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to promote environmental and sustainable housebuilding following the abolition of the Code for Sustainable Homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 212394 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Housing Standards Review has clearly established the Government’s policy to rationalise and simplify the many overlapping and confusing technical housing standards currently in operation. The Review will enable quality and sustainable housing developments to be brought forward more easily but without compromising essential safety and accessibility protections. The outcome of the Review also means that a number of the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes will be consolidated into the Building Regulations, which would require substantial changes to the content of the current Code, as well as reconsideration of its role. So in the light of this, the Government stated in the recent technical consultation that the current Code will be wound down to coincide with the changes incorporating the new standards coming into force, early in the new year. The consultation also set out proposals on the transitional arrangements, and for the handling of legacy developments being built out to current Code requirements.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212607 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:44:57.842982Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:44:57.842982Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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394
star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
101536
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Housing: Construction more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to assist local authorities build more sustainable homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 212393 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has policies and programmes in place to assist local authorities to build more homes. This includes the £122 million additional borrowing allocated to 22 councils to help them build new affordable homes and support local growth. We will make further announcements of additional borrowing to local councils later in the year. This is only possible thanks to the decisive action we have taken to reduce the deficit left by the last Labour Government. Further details of the actions we have taken recently to support house building, amongst other departmental work, are set out in the written statement made on13 October 2014 (Official Report, Written Ministerial Statements, Column 2WS).</p><p> </p><p>All new homes have to meet Building Regulations’ requirements and in April strengthened energy performance standards came into effect. In the Housing Standards Review, the Government is streamlining the technical standards which apply to new housing development and consolidating as far as possible necessary requirements into Building Regulations to ensure new homes are sustainable. As part of the review, the Government intends to bring forward optional Building Regulations requirements in areas such as accessibility and water efficiency which will enable local authorities to apply higher standards than the Building Regulations national minimum standard where there is a local need, and viability is not compromised.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to sustainable development and local authorities should consider applications for housing development in that context.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212608 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.2590412Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.2590412Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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394
star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
101807
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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 Housing: Sustainable Development more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will prepare and publish a new draft code for sustainable homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 212607 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Housing Standards Review has clearly established the Government’s policy to rationalise and simplify the many overlapping and confusing technical housing standards currently in operation. The Review will enable quality and sustainable housing developments to be brought forward more easily but without compromising essential safety and accessibility protections. The outcome of the Review also means that a number of the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes will be consolidated into the Building Regulations, which would require substantial changes to the content of the current Code, as well as reconsideration of its role. So in the light of this, the Government stated in the recent technical consultation that the current Code will be wound down to coincide with the changes incorporating the new standards coming into force, early in the new year. The consultation also set out proposals on the transitional arrangements, and for the handling of legacy developments being built out to current Code requirements.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212394 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:44:57.7173753Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:44:57.7173753Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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394
star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
101808
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
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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 Housing: Sustainable Development more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to enable local authorities to promote sustainable house building. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 212608 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has policies and programmes in place to assist local authorities to build more homes. This includes the £122 million additional borrowing allocated to 22 councils to help them build new affordable homes and support local growth. We will make further announcements of additional borrowing to local councils later in the year. This is only possible thanks to the decisive action we have taken to reduce the deficit left by the last Labour Government. Further details of the actions we have taken recently to support house building, amongst other departmental work, are set out in the written statement made on13 October 2014 (Official Report, Written Ministerial Statements, Column 2WS).</p><p> </p><p>All new homes have to meet Building Regulations’ requirements and in April strengthened energy performance standards came into effect. In the Housing Standards Review, the Government is streamlining the technical standards which apply to new housing development and consolidating as far as possible necessary requirements into Building Regulations to ensure new homes are sustainable. As part of the review, the Government intends to bring forward optional Building Regulations requirements in areas such as accessibility and water efficiency which will enable local authorities to apply higher standards than the Building Regulations national minimum standard where there is a local need, and viability is not compromised.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to sustainable development and local authorities should consider applications for housing development in that context.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212393 more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.1808692Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.1808692Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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394
star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1020385
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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: Sheffield more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the commencement of universal credit in the Sheffield Woodhouse Jobcentre Plus area on 12 December 2018, if she will guarantee that new claims for that benefit will be paid before Christmas 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 199295 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department has extensive experience of paying claimants over holiday periods. We have also rolled out and paid Universal Credit to significant numbers of claimants over previous Christmas periods.</p><p> </p><p>All new claimants to Universal Credit have always been able to apply for a Universal Credit Advance in their first month if they need some financial support until the first regular payment of Universal Credit is made. This is up to 100% of the indicative award available and can be repaid over 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>We also provide an additional payment of 2 weeks of Housing Benefit to support claimants when they transition to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
unstar 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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less than 2018-12-10T14:46:08.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:46:08.397Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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394
star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1020386
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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: Sheffield more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to create a universal credit service centre in Sheffield. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 199296 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Every Universal Credit claimant in Sheffield has a dedicated case manager based in the Universal Credit Service Centre in Makerfield.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently no plans to create a new Universal Credit Service Centre in Sheffield</p> more like this
unstar 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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less than 2018-12-10T14:05:54.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:05:54.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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394
star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1020387
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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: Sheffield more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for an initial information-gathering interview at the Cavendish Court Job Centre Sheffield; and whether that waiting time has an effect on the time taken to pay universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 199297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Not all claimants will require any initial evidence interview at the start of their Universal Credit claim.</p><p> </p><p>If an interview is required, claimants will receive notification to book an interview via their online Universal Credit account at the start of their claim and are encouraged to make contact at the earliest opportunity. In addition, a further prompt will be sent after 7 days if no interview has been booked.</p><p> </p><p>Cavendish Court Jobcentre went live with Universal Credit full service on 7 November.</p><p> </p><p>The average waiting period at Cavendish Court Jobcentre for initial interview (working days) was as follows:</p><p> </p><p>W/E 16/11 – 3 days</p><p>W/E 23/11 – 5 days</p><p>W/E 30/11 – 2 days</p><p> </p><p>For comparison, the average waiting period within the District of South Yorkshire for initial interview (working days) was as follows:</p><p> </p><p>W/E 16/11 – 3 days</p><p>W/E 23/11 – 3 days</p><p>W/E 30/11 – 2 days</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We strive to deliver a quick and effective service to all claimants. Claimants have 30 days in which to make contact to book an initial interview. The closer the date of the initial interview is to the end of the 30 day period could potentially impact on the date a first payment is made. In many cases where full payment is not made on time, it is due to unresolved issues such as claimants not accepting their Claimant Commitment or passing identity checks, satisfying the Habitual Residency Test, or having outstanding verification issues, such as housing costs and self-employed earnings.</p>
unstar 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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less than 2018-12-10T18:01:37.52Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T18:01:37.52Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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394
star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1020388
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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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 Jobcentres: Sheffield more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the total (a) cost of (i) redundancy payments, (ii) transfers for staff at the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre Plus site, (iii) travel for those staff and (iv) the alteration work required to the Cavendish Court site and (b) potential proceeds of the sale of the Eastern Avenue Jobcentre Plus site. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 199298 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The business case for the merger of Eastern Avenue Jobcentre into Cavendish Court Jobcentre considered the estimated costs of redundancies, excess fares for staff and building work at Cavendish Court Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>DWP did not own Eastern Avenue Jobcentre and its future is a matter for the landlord.</p> more like this
unstar 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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less than 2018-12-10T14:34:50.493Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:34:50.493Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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394
star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1020810
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star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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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: Sheffield more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the average delay on trains between Sheffield and London St Pancras since the new timetable was introduced in May 2018 and (b) the average delay in the same period in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 200086 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail are responsible for the performance of rail infrastructure, working with train operating companies who are responsible for the passenger services running on the network. Network Rail manage performance reporting and therefore the Department does not hold the information.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport are aware that performance has declined since the introduction of the May 2018 timetable and continues to monitor the situation.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has set out plans to introduce more integrated working between Network Rail and train operators, to present a single accountable face of overall railway performance to passengers.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T12:07:14.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T12:07:14.457Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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394
star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this
1020811
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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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 High Speed 2 Railway Line: Sheffield more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned timeframe is for the commencement of High Speed Two services to Sheffield. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 200087 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false remove filter
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>HS2 services will commence in 2033. A construction timeline for this section of route will be reported in the Environmental Statement, as part of the hybrid Bill deposit in 2020.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T14:14:12.98Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T14:14:12.98Z
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4460
star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this