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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Routes: Thames Valley 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 Transport, what assessment he has made of the noise impact in (a) Windsor constituency and (b) the Thames Valley of recent flight path trials from Heathrow. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211324 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The assessment of the noise impact of the trial will be made by Heathrow Airport Ltd in consultation with NATS.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:48:31.7632976Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:48:31.7632976Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Transport: Thames Valley more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to improve transport links in the Thames Valley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 216493 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government launched the Roads Investment Strategy on 1 December. The M4 Junction 3-12 smart motorway project to upgrade the M4 between Reading and Heathrow continues to be progressed. This month the Highways Agency is conducting a public consultation on the proposals, including exhibitions at 11 locations in the Thames Valley.</p><p> </p><p>Construction of Crossrail is now more than half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way. Electrification of the Thames Valley branch lines, including the Slough to Windsor line, is approved and will improve local connectivity.</p><p> </p><p>The transformation of Reading station was completed on time and under budget as part of the £850 million Reading Station Area Redevelopment programme and formally opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 17 July.</p><p> </p><p>The programme to increase passenger capacity on the Reading and Windsor to Waterloo railway by 25% is now under way and will be completed in early 2015. 60 additional carriages are being incorporated into an extended and refurbished fleet of trains to operate as a maximum 10 carriage train length.</p><p> </p><p>In July the Government announced £94.6m to support local transport projects across Berkshire as part of the Growth Deal with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, in addition to the £36.9m integrated transport block funding announced in March for the six Berkshire local authorities, covering the period 2015/16 to 2020/21.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T16:21:09.053Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T16:21:09.053Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of noise from aircraft taking off or landing at Heathrow on productivity in (a) schools in the Thames Valley and (b) businesses in the Thames Valley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227401 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>No such specific assessment has been made. The Government keeps under review all research carried out on the impacts of aircraft noise on health and sleep disturbance, including any effects on productivity, and would take this into account when considering the costs and benefits of any relevant policy or regulatory proposals.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the last review of night flying restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports, my Department commissioned the Civil Aviation Authority to undertake a review of literature on these impacts. The CAA published this review in January 2013 (Report ERCD 1208 on Aircraft Noise, Sleep Disturbance and Health Effects) and updated it in June 2014 (Report CAP 1164).</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T15:28:13.303Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T15:28:13.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many letters he has received from local authorities (a) supporting and (b) opposing proposals for the expansion of Heathrow in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227399 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>Our records indicate that from 2010 to now the Department received 1670 letters which mention Heathrow airport. These records are not logged by local authority or in terms of support/opposition to Heathrow expansion and to provide this information would be at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T15:20:22.917Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T15:20:22.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Windsor more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to improve road safety in Windsor constituency since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227400 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>Britain is a world leader in road safety, but we are always striving to improve. For example, from 2 March this year it is now an offence to drive with certain drugs in your body in excess of official limits.</p><p> </p><p>And measures in the deregulation bill will remove the driver’s right to demand a blood or urine test if they fail a breathalyser test.</p><p> </p><p>The Department issued revised guidance in January 2013 aimed mainly at local traffic authorities who are responsible for setting speed limits on local roads. It has also been designed to help explain to everyone why and how local speed limits are determined. This circular has been revised following full public consultation in summer 2012.</p><p> </p><p>Traffic authorities set local speed limits in situations where local needs and conditions suggest a speed limit which is lower than the national speed limit. They have the flexibility to set local speed limits that are appropriate for the individual road, reflecting local needs and taking account of local considerations.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T15:24:58.99Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T15:24:58.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport 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 Transport, how many times the management of Heathrow Airport have used dispensations under section 78(4) of the Civil Aviation Act to allow night flights in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227393 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>Heathrow Airport publishes this information in its Flight Performance Reports which are available on its website. Its latest published report (Q3 2014) includes data from Winter season 2006/07 up to and including Winter season 2013/14. Dispensations issued under section 78(4) of the Civil Aviation Act are categorised in the report as ‘not counted – delays’ or ‘not counted - emergency’. In Summer season 2014 there were a further 296 dispensations issued under section 78(4).</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T15:14:23.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T15:14:23.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving: Costs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government has taken to reduce motorists' driving costs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227394 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
star this property answer text <p>As Robert Goodwill informed the House in a written answer on 10 February 2015 [223954], between 2010 and 2014 the real cost of motoring, including the purchase of a vehicle, decreased by 5%. The Government has contributed to this in a number of ways. The Chancellor of the Exchequer confirmed in the 2014 Budget that Fuel Duty would be frozen to the end of this Parliament. The maximum MoT test fee has also been frozen for the duration of this Parliament. Last October, I announced that we would be reducing driving licence fees by up to 32% and that theory test fees would drop by 25%.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, various measures have been taken to reduce and simplify motorists’ paperwork, including abolishing the paper tax disc which should save businesses around £8m per year and motorists £5m per year; removing the insurance check at vehicle relicensing which should save motorists around £1m per year; and removing the requirement to make annual Statutory Off Road Notifications, with savings for private motorists estimated to be nearly £6m per year.</p><p> </p><p>By investing in the road network, including allocating around £1billion more for local roads maintenance, including on potholes, in this Parliament compared to the previous one and a further £6 billion of funding announced in December 2014, the Government has helped to make journeys smoother, safer and more reliable, saving motorists time and wear and tear on their vehicles.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-03-18T11:28:57.99Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Heathrow Airport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many aircraft taking off or landing at Heathrow Airport breached night flight restrictions in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227392 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>Night flying restrictions set by the Government at Heathrow comprise a movement limit and a noise quota limit set for each summer and winter season. Up to 10% of unused movements or noise quota may be carried over to the next season. The limits apply to the period 23.30-06.00. There are additional restrictions on movements by the noisiest aircraft in the period 23.00-07.00. None of these restrictions was breached between 2012-2014.</p><p> </p><p>In addition the Government sets departure noise limits which include lower limits at night. Infringements of these limits are reported in Heathrow’s Flight Performance Reports published on its website, the latest of which covers the period up to the end of September 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T15:09:48.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T15:09:48.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star 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 steps he has taken to improve transport connections between Windsor and London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The programme to increase passenger capacity on the Windsor to Waterloo railway by 25% is now under way and will be completed in early 2015. 60 additional carriages are being incorporated into an extended and refurbished fleet of trains to operate as a maximum 10 carriage train length. The first additional vehicles are now in service. From May 2014, platform 20 of the former Waterloo International station will be brought into use for scheduled services. Construction of Crossrail is now half completed and electrification of the Great Western Main Line is also under way; the Slough to Windsor &amp; Eton Central line will be electrified by 2019. The Highways Agency is welcoming preliminary comments on the M4 Smart Motorway scheme between Junction 3 (Hayes) and Junction 12 (Theale) until the end of April 2014, and will conduct a formal public consultation on the scheme in the autumn. Subject to development consent and the final business case, construction could start in spring 2016.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Road Traffic more like this
star 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 steps he has taken to reduce congestion (a) in Windsor constituency and (b) around Heathrow Airport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 204116 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Transport investment is central to the Government's long term economic plan. On 7<sup>th</sup> July we announced £3 billion of funding for new local transport schemes within the Local Growth Fund. This included £96.9 million for the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (which includes Windsor). Of this, £94.6 million will support transport schemes that have been bid for by the LEP and will make a real difference to transport accessibility in the whole of the Thames Valley. These include provisional funding from 2016/17 onwards of £4.75 million for a sustainable transport package across the Thames Valley LEP area.</p><p> </p><p>Local transport in the Windsor and Maidenhead area has, since 2010, also benefited from investment that will reduce congestion in the area. This includes just over £2 million of Local Pinch Point Funding, £16.1million investment in improving the state of the roads and on small scale transport schemes and around £2 million from the Local Sustainable Transport Fund to ease congestion by promoting travel behaviour change through a package of sustainable travel measures aimed at residents, schools and businesses.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to investment in the local network the Government continues to progress the M4 smart motorway. A further formal public consultation on the scheme will be held in the autumn and subject to development consent and the final business case, construction could start in late Summer 2016. As well as this the Highways Agency is taking forward a £2.5 million scheme to improve the links between the M4 and A329(M), to provide increased capacity at the junction and improve traffic flows. The scheme will be delivered by the end of March 2015.</p><p>The Government is also investing around £500 million in Western Rail Access to Heathrow subject to a satisfactory business case and agreement of acceptable terms with the Heathrow aviation industry. This will facilitate direct rail services between destinations in the Thames Valley and Heathrow airport.</p><p> </p><p /> <p /><p /> <p /><p /> <p /><p /> <p />
star this property answering member constituency Scarborough and Whitby more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T15:19:51.0040616Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T15:19:51.0040616Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Robert Goodwill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this