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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: East Renfrewshire 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 What steps she is taking to help ensure the viability of the post office branch network in East Renfrewshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 900053 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government absolutely recognises the importance of post offices in East Renfrewshire, Blaydon and other communities across the UK and is committed to the Post Office network’s future.</p><p> </p><p>Government has provided a further £370 million from 2018 to 2021 to safeguard the network and invest in its future. Following this, and the new Banking Framework, postmaster pay is increasing. This has led to the most stable network in generations, with over 11,600 branches across the UK, the largest retail network in the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 900058 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T13:34:21.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T13:34:21.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Scotland 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support small business growth in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 1947 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>Support for businesses in Scotland is largely a devolved matter, and <a href="https://www.mygov.scot/business/" target="_blank">https://www.mygov.scot/business/</a> provides advice to people starting, running and growing a business, including a section on funding and grants in Scotland. In addition, British Business Bank (BBB) programmes are supporting finance to smaller businesses. As at end of December 2016, BBB programmes were supporting over £1.4m* to small businesses in East Renfrewshire. This includes 33 start-up loans totalling over £170,000.</p><p>Alongside designing and delivering programmes through its partners, the British Business Bank works to promote the provision of better information in the market to increase smaller businesses’ understanding of the finance options available to them. The Business Finance Guide (<a href="http://www.thebusinessfinanceguide.co.uk/bbb" target="_blank">http://www.thebusinessfinanceguide.co.uk/bbb</a> ) sets out the different sources of finance available to businesses – from start-ups to SMEs and growing mid-sized companies.</p><p>In order to support innovation by small businesses, Innovate UK awarded 99 projects to SMEs in Scotland with a commitment of £16.7 million in 2016/17.</p><p>Small businesses in Scotland also benefit from UK-wide initiatives to encourage investment, for example the Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. If they have business premises, small businesses will also benefit from the Small Business Bonus Scheme and receive 100% relief on their rates bill for property valued below £10,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong><em>*this does not include ENABLE funding data as this is not available at a constituency level</em></strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 1948 more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T16:22:12.183Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T16:22:12.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4625
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: East Renfrewshire 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support micro-enterprises in East Renfrewshire constituency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 1948 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>Support for businesses in Scotland is largely a devolved matter, and <a href="https://www.mygov.scot/business/" target="_blank">https://www.mygov.scot/business/</a> provides advice to people starting, running and growing a business, including a section on funding and grants in Scotland. In addition, British Business Bank (BBB) programmes are supporting finance to smaller businesses. As at end of December 2016, BBB programmes were supporting over £1.4m* to small businesses in East Renfrewshire. This includes 33 start-up loans totalling over £170,000.</p><p>Alongside designing and delivering programmes through its partners, the British Business Bank works to promote the provision of better information in the market to increase smaller businesses’ understanding of the finance options available to them. The Business Finance Guide (<a href="http://www.thebusinessfinanceguide.co.uk/bbb" target="_blank">http://www.thebusinessfinanceguide.co.uk/bbb</a> ) sets out the different sources of finance available to businesses – from start-ups to SMEs and growing mid-sized companies.</p><p>In order to support innovation by small businesses, Innovate UK awarded 99 projects to SMEs in Scotland with a commitment of £16.7 million in 2016/17.</p><p>Small businesses in Scotland also benefit from UK-wide initiatives to encourage investment, for example the Enterprise Investment Scheme and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme. If they have business premises, small businesses will also benefit from the Small Business Bonus Scheme and receive 100% relief on their rates bill for property valued below £10,000.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong><em>*this does not include ENABLE funding data as this is not available at a constituency level</em></strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 1947 more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T16:22:12.24Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T16:22:12.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Manufacturing Industries 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support growth in the UK entertainment systems manufacturing industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 1949 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>We are inviting a dialogue with any sector that can organise behind strong leadership to address shared challenges and opportunities. Sector deals are an ‘open door’ challenge to all sectors and are open to both established and emerging industries, and to sectors of all sizes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T15:18:29.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T15:18:29.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Industry: East Renfrewshire 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Government's industrial strategy on East Renfrewshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 1950 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-07more like thismore than 2017-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government agreed the Glasgow City Deal which will see £524 million in new UK Government funding flow into the Glasgow city region, supporting East Renfrewshire and seven other authorities. Projects and programmes will help improve transport infrastructure, invest in world class life sciences facilities, and tackle unemployment through targeted support for the young and the vulnerable.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to developing an ambitious Industrial Strategy for the whole of the UK. We will continue to work with the devolved governments – building on shared interests to deliver better outcomes for the people of East Renfrewshire, and for the rest of the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2017-07-07T12:55:17.447Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-07T12:55:17.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Closures 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of post office counter services on vulnerable older customers; and what alternatives are available to those customers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 105870 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the important role post offices play in communities across the county, especially for the Post Office’s more vulnerable and elderly customers.</p><p> </p><p>With over 11,600 post offices in the UK, the Post Office network is at its most stable in decades due to the significant investment that has been made to maintain and protect it. This investment has delivered the fresher customer environments, increased opening hours and greater efficiency needed to succeed in Post Office’s competitive and changing markets.</p><p> </p><p>Post Offices are offering nearly a million extra opening hours every month and there are more than 4,400 branches open on Sunday, making Post Office the country’s largest Sunday retail network. Nearly 93% of the UK population live within one mile of their nearest post office, and over 99% within three miles.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T15:34:37.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T15:34:37.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when officials of his Department last met representatives of the Post Office to discuss the provision of local post offices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 105872 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The location and provision of individual post offices is the operational responsibility of Post Office Limited; the company manages that and oversees the network.</p><p> </p><p>Departmental officials meet regularly with Post Office Limited to discuss a wide range of matters affecting the network, and this will include its provision of post offices across the country.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T15:19:04.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T15:19:04.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: East Renfrewshire 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on the retention of local post office services in East Renfrewshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 105871 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The provision of individual post offices is the operational responsibility of Post Office Limited; the company that manages and oversees the UK’s post office network.</p><p> </p><p>I understand that there are currently 10 open post offices in the Honourable Member’s constituency, 9 of which have been transformed under the Post Office’s modernisation programme, offering an additional 224 opening hours per week, with 6 branches open on a Sunday.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T15:22:16.613Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T15:22:16.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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4625
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government has invested in renewable energy through the Contract for Difference programme since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 124100 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>To date, contracts have been signed to bring forward nearly 10 gigawatts of renewable generation capacity, with the first of these recently beginning to generate. Government support for these projects is expected to rise to around £2.5 billion a year by 2024/25 (in 2011/12 prices).</p><p> </p><p>Our sustained support has helped deliver dramatic falls in the costs of renewable technologies such as offshore wind.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to delivering clean, smart, and flexible power, which is why in our ambitious Clean Growth Strategy we committed up to £557 million of annual support for further Contracts for Difference, with the next one planned for spring 2019 (in 2011/12 prices).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2018-01-25T16:51:25.63Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T16:51:25.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail Trade: Scotland 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support the retail sector in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire remove filter
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Paul Masterton more like this
star this property uin 124101 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>BEIS Ministers regularly engage with retailers based throughout the UK to understand their priorities and work with colleagues across Government to optimise the conditions for the sector. Specific initiatives which have benefited retailers include: the reduction in the corporation tax rate to 19%, with further plans to cut it further to 17% in 2020 and the introduction of the Employment Allowance, giving employers up to £3000 off their National Insurance contributions (NICs) bill, benefitting 1m employers. The Government has also introduced the Great British High Street Competition, now in its third year, which celebrates the achievements of local areas in creating vibrant and dynamic high streets and is open to applications from any community large or small.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T14:56:38.62Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T14:56:38.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Masterton more like this