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99915
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Sentencing 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 Justice, if he will review UK domestic violence sentencing guidelines. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
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Annette Brooke more like this
star this property uin 211159 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Sentencing guidelines are produced independently of Government, by the Sentencing Council. The guidelines are available on the Sentencing Council website. Any decision to review the overarching sentencing guideline on domestic violence is a matter for the Sentencing Council.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The overarching sentencing guideline on domestic violence makes clear that because an offence has been committed in a domestic context there are likely to be aggravating factors present which make it more serious. The guideline sets out in some detail certain aggravating, and mitigating factors, which are of particular relevance to offences committed in a domestic context. All courts must take this guideline into account, and they must also follow sentencing guidelines for individual offences. This makes sure that the courts have a consistent approach to the task of determining the appropriate sentence in each case.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:51:48.9482509Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:51:48.9482509Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1431
unstar this property label Biography information for Annette Brooke more like this
99991
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Altcourse Prison more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with G4S Custodial and Detention Services about the findings of the report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Altcourse, published on 15 October, in respect of cells designed for one or two people holding an additional prisoner. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL2206 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All establishments within the prison estate are required to comply with the cell certification and occupancy requirements. This is reflected in the contract for the running of HMP Altcourse.</p><p> </p><p>The prison operator is finalising an action plan in response to H M Inspectorate of Prisons’ recommendations. The plan will be discussed, and progress in implementing the actions monitored, at the regular meetings between the Controller (representing the Secretary of State), who is based at the prison, and the prison’s Director.</p><p> </p><p>The action plan will also be discussed at the quarterly contract review meetings, which are attended by the Director and his team, the Controller and officials from the National Offender Management Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:07:01.2177675Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:07:01.2177675Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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2475
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
99992
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Altcourse Prison more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with G4S Custodial and Detention Services about the findings of the report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Altcourse, published on 15 October, in respect of the prison’s response at strategic and operational levels to rising levels of violence. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL2207 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Incidence of violence and associated trends are closely monitored by the Controller (the Secretary of State’s representative), who is based at the prison.</p><p> </p><p>The prison operator is finalising an action plan in response to H M Inspectorate of Prisons’ recommendations. The plan will be discussed, and progress in implementing the actions monitored, at the regular meetings between the Controller and the prison’s Director.</p><p> </p><p>The action plan will also be discussed at the quarterly contract review meetings, which are attended by the Director and his team, the Controller and officials from the National Offender Management Service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:06:27.251042Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:06:27.251042Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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2475
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
99916
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Self-Harm 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 Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that staff members in prisons and youth offenders institutions have sufficient information to allow inmates at risk of self-harm to be quickly identified. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211170 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>All prisons are required to have procedures to identify, manage and support people who are at risk of harm to themselves. A health assessment is undertaken for all prisoners on reception into custody to assess their risk of suicide or self-harm. The prisoner’s Person Escort Record form, which is available to staff on reception, may provide information about concerns of self-harm. When a prisoner is identified as being at-risk of self-harm, they are managed through the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) process, which is a prisoner-centred, flexible care planning system.</p><p> </p><p>All relevant risk information is recorded on the Prison NOMIS case management system and on healthcare IT systems where appropriate. All staff working directly with prisoners have access to NOMIS and the relevant risk information.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:34:18.6916675Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:34:18.6916675Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
99925
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Harassment 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 Justice, in respect of how many alleged offences under section 2A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 proceedings are currently active in magistrates' courts in England and Wales. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 211138 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>As of 30 June 2014, the latest date for which data is available, there were 157 proceedings under Section 2A of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 outstanding in magistrates’ courts in England and Wales.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:58:32.8950487Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:58:32.8950487Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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549
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
99923
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Judges 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 Justice, how many Crown court trials have been adjourned due to no judge being available in each of the last five years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 211056 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Data is published in Court Statistics Quarterly showing the number of ineffective trials for a variety of agreed reasons, including “Judge / magistrate availability due to illness etc.”</p><p>Court Statistics Quarterly can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/court-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/court-statistics-quarterly</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:33:08.3108623Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:33:08.3108623Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
99914
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Courts: Staff 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 Justice, how many full time equivalent staff (a) in total and (b) by category of staff were employed in (i) magistrates' courts and (ii) Crown courts on 1 October in each of the last five years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 211173 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Information on how many full time equivalent staff were employed in each Magistrates' court and Crown court on 1 October in each of the last five years is not centrally held. However, this information is available on an annual basis as at the 31<sup>st</sup> March which is attached as an annex.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T16:35:50.3708488Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T16:35:50.3708488Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property file name 211173 - Annex A.xls more like this
star this property title Full time equivalent staff more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
99920
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Escapes 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 Justice, how many people failed to return to prison following release on temporary licence in each of the last three years; and how many and what proportion of such offenders were subsequently (a) charged with and (b) convicted of a criminal offence under the Prisoners (Return to Custody) Act 1995. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 211070 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>My officials are currently working to provide the information requested but it has not proved possible to produce it in the time allowed. I will write to you in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:10:29.0957245Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:10:29.0957245Z
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1453
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
99917
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Abuse more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful applications for legal aid have been made by victims of domestic violence in each of the last 10 years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 211171 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Prior to 2013, when people applied for legal aid they were not asked to declare whether domestic violence had occurred. Since 2013, applications for legal aid do not routinely request this information as it is not relevant to legal aid provision in all categories of case. Therefore the data you request is not available.</p><p> </p><p>People seeking protective injunctions, like restraining orders, remain eligible for legal aid. Legal aid also remains available in private family cases that involve domestic violence. We have listened closely to any concerns about how the system has been operating, and made changes in response, such as making it easier to prove abuse and so get legal aid.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T10:35:47.3973026Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T10:35:47.3973026Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
99919
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Burglary: Reoffenders more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts did not send people with the highest number of previous convictions for burglary to prison for a further offence of burglary in each of the years since 2010. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 211135 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>Sentencing in individual cases is a matter for our independent judiciary, taking account of the circumstances of the case and the maximum penalty for the offence. However, when sentencing an offender the courts must treat recent and relevant previous convictions as an aggravating factor. There is also a mandatory minimum sentence of three years’ imprisonment for a third conviction for domestic burglary. The sentencing guideline for burglary aims to ensure that the effect on victims is at the centre of considerations about what sentence each offender should receive. The average custodial sentence length for domestic burglary has increased from 21.4 months in 2009 to 23.6 months in 2013.</p><p> </p><p>This Government is committed to strengthening sentences, so that they combine both punishment and requirements that are effective at preventing further offending. We are transforming rehabilitation, by bringing together the best of the public, private and voluntary sectors, and only rewarding them when they actually do reduce reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>The highest number of previous convictions for burglary by an offender who was convicted of a further burglary offence and not sentenced to immediate custody for the further offence by court or Local Justice Area (LJA) in England and Wales, from the 12 months ending March 2010 to the 12 months ending March 2014, is given in Table 1.</p><p> </p><p>The offenders concerned (and one of the two offenders in 2010, is the same offender in 2011 and 2013) have long offending histories, and they have received immediate custodial sentences for most of their burglary convictions, the vast majority of which were not for domestic burglary.</p><p>Table 1: The highest number<sup>1</sup> of previous convictions for burglary by an offender who was convicted of a further burglary offence and not sentenced to immediate custody for the further offence<sup>3</sup> by court or Local Justice Area (LJA) in England and Wales, 12 months ending March 2010 to 12 months ending March 2014.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong><em>12 months ending March </em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Court </em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Number<sup>1 </sup>of previous convictions</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2010</em></p></td><td><p><em>Sussex</em><em> (Western) Local Justice Area &amp; Horseferry Road Magistrates Court</em></p></td><td><p><em>61,61</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2011</em></p></td><td><p><em>Bristol Local Justice Area</em></p></td><td><p><em>64</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2012</em></p></td><td><p><em>Manchester</em><em> Magistrates Court</em></p></td><td><p><em>47</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2013<sup>*</sup></em></p></td><td><p><em>Central London Local Justice Area </em></p></td><td><p><em>65</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>2014</em></p></td><td><p><em>South East Surrey Local Justice Area</em></p></td><td><p><em>52</em></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong><em>Source</em></strong><em>: Ministry of Justice, Police National Computer (PNC)</em></p></td><td><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><em>1. Number of previous convictions are counts of the number of separate occasions an offender has previously been convicted of burglary.</em></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><em>2. All data have been taken from the MoJ extract of the Police National Computer. This includes details of all convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings given for recordable offences (see www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2000/1139/schedule/made for definition). It is therefore possible that some offenders presented in the table above have previously also received convictions for offences not recorded on the PNC.</em></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p><em>3. An offender may have had previous convictions for which they received an immediate custodial sentence</em></p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><em>* One of the two offenders in 2010 is also the relevant offender</em></p><p><em> in 2011 and 2013.</em></p></td><td><p><em> </em></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:16:43.2978711Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:16:43.2978711Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this