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1127097
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Police: Pensions 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 estimated the cost to the public purse of paying survivor pensions to all police widows and widowers regardless of remarriage or cohabitation; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 255252 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>We have estimated with the Government’s Actuary’s Department, by using historical actuarial data, that the total cost of retaining benefits for all police survivors would increase the police scheme liabilities by around £144m. It is also estimated that retaining benefits for all police survivors, including reinstatement of pensions already surrendered, would increase the police scheme liabilities to around £198m.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:06:36.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:06:36.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126804
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals more like this
star 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196233 and with reference to page 14 of the Memorandum of Understanding between HMRC and the Home Office on the EU Settlement Scheme, what is defined as a genuine business need to access data. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 254812 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>A genuine business need means only staff at the Home Office and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs who require access to the data to carry out their duties will be granted access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:09:40.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:09:40.093Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1126807
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visas: Applications more like this
star 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 the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of visa applications that have been delayed as a result of his Department's investigations into Life in the United Kingdom testing centres in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 254840 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Providing the information requested would require a manual check of individual records which could only be done at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:07:39.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:07:39.963Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4444
unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
1126817
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Religion more like this
star 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 the Home Department, what plans he has to improve his Department's ability to assess asylum applications made on the grounds of religious or belief-based persecution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 254745 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has been working closely with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Asylum Advocacy Group (AAG) for many years, to help improve their approach to religious based claims and have recently worked with them recently to develop and produce a specialist training package.</p><p>The Asylum Learning and Development Team started to deliver the specialist training package on religious claims on Monday 8 April 2019, which will be mandatory for all asylum decision-makers.</p><p>The aim of this course is to ensure that where religion or belief is raised in an asylum claim, decision makers appropriately consider all the available evidence in accordance International, European &amp; Domestic law and Home Office policy, when interviewing asylum seekers and making decisions on their claims.</p><p>In order to alleviate any concerns about the way in which vulnerable claims are dealt with, a review has been commissioned to investigate the way claims based on religious grounds and LGBT+ are assessed. The aim and approach of the Review will be to ensure that empathy and religious literacy is considered by Decision Makers when assessing these highly complex claims, acknowledging the impact of their decision whilst ensuring appropriate rigour is applied as these routes can be open to fraudulent claims.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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254746 more like this
254747 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:03:17.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:03:17.467Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1126818
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Humanism more like this
star 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 the Home Department, what plans he has to improve his Department's ability to assess asylum applications made on the grounds of humanist beliefs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 254746 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has been working closely with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Asylum Advocacy Group (AAG) for many years, to help improve their approach to religious based claims and have recently worked with them recently to develop and produce a specialist training package.</p><p>The Asylum Learning and Development Team started to deliver the specialist training package on religious claims on Monday 8 April 2019, which will be mandatory for all asylum decision-makers.</p><p>The aim of this course is to ensure that where religion or belief is raised in an asylum claim, decision makers appropriately consider all the available evidence in accordance International, European &amp; Domestic law and Home Office policy, when interviewing asylum seekers and making decisions on their claims.</p><p>In order to alleviate any concerns about the way in which vulnerable claims are dealt with, a review has been commissioned to investigate the way claims based on religious grounds and LGBT+ are assessed. The aim and approach of the Review will be to ensure that empathy and religious literacy is considered by Decision Makers when assessing these highly complex claims, acknowledging the impact of their decision whilst ensuring appropriate rigour is applied as these routes can be open to fraudulent claims.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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254745 more like this
254747 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:03:17.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:03:17.513Z
star this property answering member
4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property tabling member
441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1126819
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Religion more like this
star 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 the Home Department, what training is provided to all asylum decision-makers on how to assess religious and belief-based persecution claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 254747 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has been working closely with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Asylum Advocacy Group (AAG) for many years, to help improve their approach to religious based claims and have recently worked with them recently to develop and produce a specialist training package.</p><p>The Asylum Learning and Development Team started to deliver the specialist training package on religious claims on Monday 8 April 2019, which will be mandatory for all asylum decision-makers.</p><p>The aim of this course is to ensure that where religion or belief is raised in an asylum claim, decision makers appropriately consider all the available evidence in accordance International, European &amp; Domestic law and Home Office policy, when interviewing asylum seekers and making decisions on their claims.</p><p>In order to alleviate any concerns about the way in which vulnerable claims are dealt with, a review has been commissioned to investigate the way claims based on religious grounds and LGBT+ are assessed. The aim and approach of the Review will be to ensure that empathy and religious literacy is considered by Decision Makers when assessing these highly complex claims, acknowledging the impact of their decision whilst ensuring appropriate rigour is applied as these routes can be open to fraudulent claims.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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254745 more like this
254746 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:03:17.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:03:17.573Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1126820
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Students: English Language more like this
star 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2019 to Question 249833, how many students who have taken the TOEIC English language test since 2016 sat the exam in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254741 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to my previous answer. ETS were removed from the list of approved test providers for immigration purposes on 1 July 2014. TOEIC has not been accepted for immigration purposes since that date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:04:25.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:04:25.283Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126907
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Offenders: EU Nationals 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2019 to Question 245932, how many EU foreign national offenders have been deported from the UK following a criminal conviction in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 254863 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The number of returns from the UK of EU Foreign National Offenders by year (and quarter) is published in table rt_06_q (returns data tables, volume 5) in ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending December 2018’, available from the GOV.uk website at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781118/returns5-dec-2018-tables.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/781118/returns5-dec-2018-tables.ods</a></p><p><br>Deportations are a subset of enforced returns. They may occur either following a criminal conviction, or when it is judged that a person’s removal from the UK is conducive to the public good. Information on those deported is not separately available. The published statistics on FNO returns refer to total returns.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:08:50.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:08:50.707Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1126919
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cannabis 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 implications for his Department's policy of the recommendation of the World Health Organisation's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) that cannabis and cannabis resin be deleted from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; and whether the Government plans to vote in accordance with the recommendation of the ECDD. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 254859 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government are considering the full implications of all the recommendations of World Health Organisation's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) on cannabis and cannabis related-substances.</p><p>The recommendation to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, appears to broadly align with the recent domestic legislative changes on the rescheduling of cannabis-based products for medicinal use.</p><p>We are however engaging with our international partners, including the WHO ECDD Secretariat and other Member States, so as to fully understand the evidence base and methodology for the recommendations in order to inform our position.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:15:17.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:15:17.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1126944
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Forced Marriage: Young People 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 the Home Department, what steps he is taking to protect young adults from arranged and forced marriages. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254768 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world-leader in the fight to stamp out the brutal practice of forced marriage, with our joint Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) leading efforts to combat it both at home and abroad. We made forced marriage a criminal offence in 2014 to better protect victims, sending a clear message that this abhorrent practice is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the UK. In 2017 we also introduced lifelong anonymity for victims of forced marriage to encourage more victims of this hidden crime to come forward.</p><p>An “arranged marriage” is one where parents or other relatives choose a potential suitor, but both parties involved have the final say and can withdraw at any point. As such, it is not illegal. If a person changes their mind during that process and then is not allowed to stop the marriage – this becomes a forced marriage and is unacceptable.</p><p>The FMU operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims, those at risk, and professionals. The support offered ranges from providing information and guidance to organising rescue and repatriation to the UK for victims overseas. In November 2018 we also launched the Forced Marriage Awareness Campaign, which highlights that forced marriage is a crime and directs victims to contact the helpline for support</p><p>Border Force officers at UK ports and airports are trained to look for those at risk of Honour Based Abuse (HBA), including forced marriage. Border Force conducts regular joint operations (‘Operation Limelight’) with the police at airports across the country to raise awareness with potential victims of HBA</p>
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 2019-05-22T13:05:22.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:05:22.64Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this