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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Military Aircraft: Helicopters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours have been logged on (a) Merlin, (b) Wildcat, (c) Apache, (d) Gazelle, (e) Chinook, (f) Puma, (g) Lynx, (h) Bell 212 and (i) Defender aircraft under Joint Helicopter Command in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of flying hours by aircraft type under Joint Helicopter Command for financial years 2012-13 to date are shown below. The Joint Helicopter Command does not fly the Bell 212.</p><p> </p><p>Annual flying hours are impacted by a number of factors including operational activity, number of platforms in service and training requirement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18(as at 31Oct)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MERLIN</p></td><td><p>6,890</p></td><td><p>5,520</p></td><td><p>4,160</p></td><td><p>3,240</p></td><td><p>3,250</p></td><td><p>1,820</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WILDCAT</p></td><td><p>650</p></td><td><p>1,250</p></td><td><p>2,160</p></td><td><p>3,120</p></td><td><p>4,190</p></td><td><p>2,730</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>APACHE</p></td><td><p>16,660</p></td><td><p>15,340</p></td><td><p>11,090</p></td><td><p>7,980</p></td><td><p>8,130</p></td><td><p>5,310</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GAZELLE</p></td><td><p>3,980</p></td><td><p>4,010</p></td><td><p>4,000</p></td><td><p>4,020</p></td><td><p>3,810</p></td><td><p>2,310</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CHINOOK</p></td><td><p>14,810</p></td><td><p>13,940</p></td><td><p>11,900</p></td><td><p>10,520</p></td><td><p>11,450</p></td><td><p>6,820</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PUMA</p></td><td><p>3,080</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>4,170</p></td><td><p>5,280</p></td><td><p>5,240</p></td><td><p>2,870</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>LYNX</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">5,150</del><ins class="ministerial">11,890</ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">4,410</del><ins class="ministerial">9,650</ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2,940</del><ins class="ministerial">6,540</ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3,420</del><ins class="ministerial">3,840</ins></p></td><td><p>2,470</p></td><td><p>950</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DEFENDER</p></td><td><p>2,110</p></td><td><p>1,760</p></td><td><p>1,920</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td><td><p>1,760</p></td><td><p>1,190</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid statistical bias.</p><p>These figures are Single Service figures and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2017-11-16T15:12:57.133Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T15:12:57.133Z
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less than 2017-11-29T12:22:39.36Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-29T12:22:39.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
785106
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Aircraft: Helicopters 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 Defence, how many flying hours have been logged on (a) Merlin, (b) Wildcat, (c) Apache, (d) Gazelle, (e) Chinook, (f) Puma, (g) Lynx, (h) Bell 212 and (i) Defender aircraft under Joint Helicopter Command in 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 111824 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The number of flying hours by aircraft type under Joint Helicopter Command for financial years 2012-13 to date are shown below. The Joint Helicopter Command does not fly the Bell 212.</p><p> </p><p>Annual flying hours are impacted by a number of factors including operational activity, number of platforms in service and training requirement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18(as at 31Oct)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>MERLIN</p></td><td><p>6,890</p></td><td><p>5,520</p></td><td><p>4,160</p></td><td><p>3,240</p></td><td><p>3,250</p></td><td><p>1,820</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WILDCAT</p></td><td><p>650</p></td><td><p>1,250</p></td><td><p>2,160</p></td><td><p>3,120</p></td><td><p>4,190</p></td><td><p>2,730</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>APACHE</p></td><td><p>16,660</p></td><td><p>15,340</p></td><td><p>11,090</p></td><td><p>7,980</p></td><td><p>8,130</p></td><td><p>5,310</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GAZELLE</p></td><td><p>3,980</p></td><td><p>4,010</p></td><td><p>4,000</p></td><td><p>4,020</p></td><td><p>3,810</p></td><td><p>2,310</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CHINOOK</p></td><td><p>14,810</p></td><td><p>13,940</p></td><td><p>11,900</p></td><td><p>10,520</p></td><td><p>11,450</p></td><td><p>6,820</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PUMA</p></td><td><p>3,080</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>4,170</p></td><td><p>5,280</p></td><td><p>5,240</p></td><td><p>2,870</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>LYNX</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">5,150</del><ins class="ministerial">11,890</ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">4,410</del><ins class="ministerial">9,650</ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2,940</del><ins class="ministerial">6,540</ins></p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">3,420</del><ins class="ministerial">3,840</ins></p></td><td><p>2,470</p></td><td><p>950</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DEFENDER</p></td><td><p>2,110</p></td><td><p>1,760</p></td><td><p>1,920</p></td><td><p>2,000</p></td><td><p>1,760</p></td><td><p>1,190</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid statistical bias.</p><p>These figures are Single Service figures and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2017-11-16T15:12:57.213Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T15:12:57.213Z
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less than 2017-11-29T12:21:30.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-29T12:21:30.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
785110
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Aircraft: Helicopters more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours the (a) Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, (b) Commando Helicopter Force, (c) Army Air Corps and (d) Royal Air Force pilots under Joint Helicopter Command have flown in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 111846 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The number of flying hours under the Joint Helicopter Command for financial years 2012-13 to date are shown below. Annual flying hours are impacted by a number of factors including operational activity, number of platforms in service and training requirement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong> Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18 (as at 31Oct)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Commando Helicopter Force</p></td><td><p>8,440</p></td><td><p>6,160</p></td><td><p>7,900</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">4,040</del><ins class="ministerial">6,150</ins></p></td><td><p>4,250</p></td><td><p>2,570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army Air Corps</p></td><td><p>35,280</p></td><td><p>32,010</p></td><td><p>25,720</p></td><td><p>20,160</p></td><td><p>19,350</p></td><td><p>11,740</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>RAF</p></td><td><p>24,790</p></td><td><p>20,690</p></td><td><p>16,070</p></td><td><p>15,790</p></td><td><p>16,680</p></td><td><p>9,680</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10. Numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid systematic bias.</p><p> </p><p>These figures are single Service figures and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-16T15:31:12.697Z
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less than 2017-11-29T12:22:55.463Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-29T12:22:55.463Z
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star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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784824
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support armed services personnel and veterans who experience mental ill health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 111457 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy (DPMHWS) 2017-2022 was launched on 20 July. Covering all Defence people, the Strategy identifies the need for strong partnerships with the Department of Health, the National Health Service (NHS) in England and the Devolved Administrations and the charitable sector and for a new operating model focusing on Promote, Prevent, Treat and Detect. The Strategy is well resourced through connected agencies and services, and it will be taken forward by the forthcoming Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Action Plan. The DPMHWS can be found at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-people-mental-health-and-wellbeing-strategy</p><p>The NHS in England and the Devolved Administrations have responsibility for the provision of healthcare, including mental healthcare, for former Armed Forces personnel. In line with the DPMHWS, the Ministry of Defence works closely with the Department of Health and NHS to facilitate a better understanding of the needs and priorities of the Armed Forces Community.</p><p>We encourage Service personnel and veterans wishing to seek help with mental health problems to visit: www.gov.uk/mental-health-support-for-the-uk-armed-forces. Veterans can also call the 24-hour veterans' mental health helpline, provided by Combat Stress, on 0800 138 1619. Information and advice on services is also available through Veterans UK and the Veterans Gateway.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2017-11-13T17:14:45.487Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
784843
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Navy: Drugs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons regular drug testing was not mandatory for the crews of Vanguard-class submarines before October 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 111628 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Substance misuse is unacceptable in the Naval Service, which maintains a policy of zero tolerance. All personnel, wherever they are serving in the UK or deployed on operations, are liable for random compulsory drug testing. This includes all ships, submarines and shore establishments, and the ships' companies of Vanguard Class submarines are not, nor have they been, exempt from this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
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star this property grouped question UIN 111629 more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T17:19:50.8Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:19:50.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
784844
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Navy: Drugs more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his current policy is on drug testing on all ships of the Royal Navy on operations; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 111629 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 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Substance misuse is unacceptable in the Naval Service, which maintains a policy of zero tolerance. All personnel, wherever they are serving in the UK or deployed on operations, are liable for random compulsory drug testing. This includes all ships, submarines and shore establishments, and the ships' companies of Vanguard Class submarines are not, nor have they been, exempt from this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 111628 more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T17:19:50.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:19:50.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
784845
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Army: Recruitment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to recruit soldiers to the Army. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 111625 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The Army recruits through a diverse and wide range of methods and is taking a number of steps to improve its recruitment processes.</p><p>Applications to the Army are received through the Army Website, and as of September 2016 the online application process has been enhanced by the launch of the &quot;Quick App&quot; making the application process faster and more user friendly. During the last 12 months there has also been an increased spend on marketing, including on the 'This is Belonging' campaign which is active on television, radio, cinema and a variety of social media outlets. In addition, the Army advertises for specialist staff through online job advertising boards.</p><p>These developments are showing signs of progress, over 8,000 people joined the Regular Army last financial year and since April 2017 application levels are over 20% higher than the same period last year.</p><p>This is all supported by extensive Army regional engagement to promote awareness across society of the role of the Army and the career opportunities that it presents. The Army is Britain's biggest provider of apprenticeships, offering not just a job, but a career with ongoing training and qualifications.</p><p>The Armed Forces also seek to attract recruits from across the UK, and continue to work hard at recruiting a diverse work force. The Army has made addressing issues of equality, diversity and inclusivity a priority in order to ensure that it is a modern employer which is capable of recruiting talent from all elements of society. The lifting of the exclusion for women serving in Ground Close Combat roles highlights the commitment to offering maximum opportunity for all.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2017-11-16T14:17:02.773Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T14:17:02.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
784838
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Forces more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will undertake a review of access to information on the Special Forces by Parliament to enable effective scrutiny of those forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reigate more like this
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Crispin Blunt more like this
star this property uin 111620 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 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Given the sensitivity of their activities, oversight of Special Forces is exercised through the Prime Minister and Defence Ministers. We have no plans to change the current arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
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less than 2017-11-16T15:13:25.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-16T15:13:25.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Crispin Blunt more like this