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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Victims more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what protections exist for victims of historical sexual abuse where the perpetrator remains living in the victim's locality. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>Protection orders are an important tool for keeping victims safe and preventing the continuation or escalation of violence.</p><p> </p><p>Protections for victims of sexual offences, including historic abuse include:</p><ul><li>Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements, which are in place to ensure the successful management of violent and sexual offenders in the community.</li><li>Sexual Harm Prevention Orders, which can be used to impose a range of restrictions on sexual offenders, including travel restrictions.</li><li>Sexual Risk Orders, which can be used to impose restrictions on individuals who have done an act of a sexual nature and, as a result, pose a risk of harm to the public in the UK or children or vulnerable adults abroad. For a Sexual Risk Order to be imposed, the individual does not need to have committed an offence.</li><li>Sex Offender Notification Requirements, which require offenders to provide certain information to the police, for example notifying them if the offender is living in a household with a person under the age of 18.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Additionally, the Victim Contact Scheme is available to victims of violent and sexual offences where the offender receives a sentence of 12 months or more. The scheme provides victims with information and advice about the criminal justice process – including being kept informed of key stages of the offender's sentence and to advise on victim-related conditions that can be attached to the offender's release licence. Conditions can be around non-contact or excluding the offender from entering specific locations such as areas where the victim lives or works. The offender risks being recalled to prison should they breach any licence conditions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T14:08:07.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T14:08:07.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1126225
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: North West Durham more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support (a) under the Litigants in Person Support Strategy and (b) through the additional grant funding announced in February 2019 will be offered to (i) victims of domestic abuse and (ii) other people from the North West Durham constituency participating in family court proceedings in (A) Durham and (B) Darlington. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Laura Pidcock more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>Since 2014-15, MoJ has invested almost £6.5 million of funding to support litigants in person in the civil and family courts through the Litigants in Person Support Strategy. The strategy works with a range of partners across England and Wales in the advice, voluntary and pro bono sectors to provide practical support for litigants in person. This includes online and self-help resources, as well as access to free or affordable legal advice and representation, where possible. For example, the Support Strategy continues to work with with the North East Law Centre in Newcastle Upon-Tyne to extend its reach and receive referrals from across the region, including from non-specialist services such as GP surgeries, and increase awareness of the expert advice available to litigants in person in the area.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2019, we published the Legal Support Action Plan which included a commitment to enhancing support for litigants in person. This will be achieved by increasing the funding provided to the Litigants in Person Support Strategy to £3m a year, for the next two years. We are particularly interested in focusing this additional investment on broadening the evidence base on how the services we are delivering to litigants in person can be made even more effective.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:15:13.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:15:13.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Laura Pidcock more like this
1126190
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Criminal Proceedings: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, under what circumstances in cases involving historical sexual abuse are victims entitled to have character references used in their defence. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 253583 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>Tackling historical sexual abuse and bringing perpetrators to justice is a government priority.</p><p> </p><p>Some victims of historical sexual abuse may be called to give evidence in criminal trials however a victim is not a party to a criminal case, as the Crown prosecutes. Victims and witnesses are not required to defend themselves or provide evidence to support their statements.</p><p>Rules of evidence do not permit the Crown to call evidence of the good character of a prosecution witness in order to bolster their credibility where it is not relevant to an issue in the case.</p><p>If the defendant attacks the character of a witness, evidence of the defendant’s bad character may be admissible as evidence.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:31:42.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:31:42.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1126192
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Criminal Proceedings: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance and training barristers receive on the cross-examination of victims of historical sexual abuse. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 253585 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) has developed specialist training for all advocates who question witnesses in cases of a serious sexual nature involving vulnerable adults and children. The training programme goes beyond victims of serious sexual offences. It aims to ensure all advocates understand the key principles of how to approach and question vulnerable people in the justice system</p><p>As set out in the Government’s Victims Strategy, the training programme delivers the manifesto commitment: “Publicly funded advocates will have specialist training in handling victims before taking on serious sexual offences” and goes beyond that commitment. Training is available to all advocates, not just those working on publicly funded cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:41:56.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:41:56.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1126189
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Sexual Offences: Legal Representation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, under what circumstances in cases involving historical sexual abuse are victims entitled to legal representation. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 253582 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s first ever cross-government Victims Strategy outlines our commitments to victims of crime.</p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases. Victims of crime are not separately represented in criminal trials.</p><p> </p><p>Victims of historic sexual abuse have access to an independent sexual violence adviser (ISVA). The ISVA’s role is to ensure the victim receives the right support before, during and after legal proceedings. As part of proceedings, a victim may be called to give evidence as a witness for the prosecution. ISVAs will work alongside the Court-Based Witness Service to support the victim to give their best evidence and participate in the court process.</p><p> </p><p>In April this year, the Ministry of Justice awarded £8m in funding to rape support centres to provide emotional and practical support to victims of sexual violence and historic sexual abuse, including the provision of ISVA services. We also provided a grant of £11.2m to Citizens Advice for the delivery of the Court-Based Witness Service.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:44:33.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:44:33.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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4277
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1126088
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Courts 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 cases were rescheduled in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) Greater London due to insufficient court space in the months of (i) February, (ii) March and (iii) April 2019. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 253550 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
star this property answer text <p>Published data for criminal cases show the number of trials which were vacated or ineffective (and therefore do not go ahead) in the criminal courts and for ineffective trials, the reasons why the trial was ineffective. One of these is ‘court administrative issues including a lack of court time and court accommodation failures’, – however it is not possible to identify instances where this is specifically due to reasons of ‘insufficient court space’.</p><p> </p><p>Available data on vacated and ineffective trials is published here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-court-statistics-quarterly-october-to-december-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>These statistics are currently published up to December 2018. Data for January – March 2019 are due to be published on 27 June 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Information relating to rescheduled cases and the reasons for them in the civil and family courts are not held by the Ministry of Justice.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:19:54.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:19:54.727Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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3924
unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
1126046
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Former Members more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has paid to hon. Members under section 4 of the Ministerial and other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 since 13 July 2016. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
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Justin Madders more like this
star this property uin 253615 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Any such payments are published in the Department’s audited annual accounts which are available on gov.uk.</p><p> </p><p>Information for 2016-17 can be found on Page 55 and is available at this link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630239/moj-annual-report-2016-17.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/630239/moj-annual-report-2016-17.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Information for 2017-18 can be found on page 61 and is available at this link: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/722537/MoJ_annual_reports_and_accounts_2017-18__web_.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/722537/MoJ_annual_reports_and_accounts_2017-18__web_.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Information for 2017-18 will be made available when the annual accounts are published in June.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T11:56:34.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T11:56:34.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this
1126104
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading National Offender Management Service: Wales more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of returning offender management services in Wales to the public sector. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253674 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice has produced an initial assessment of the cost of returning offender management services in Wales to the public sector. These costs include exit costs for current Community Rehabilitation Company contracts which will be subject to negotiation with providers. Releasing these figures may compromise that negotiation so we cannot do so at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:30:55.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:30:55.933Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126105
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Probation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of probation services in each of the last 10 years. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253675 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The total amount spent by the Ministry of Justice on probation services in England and Wales for the years requested is set out in a summary table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Years</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Probation Expenditure, nominal<sup>1</sup></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>£892,900,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£815,200,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£850,200,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£968,800,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>£851,700,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>£804,500,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£832,400,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£819,800,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£874,600,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>£898,800,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><sup>1</sup>Figures have been rounded and show actual costs <br> <sup>2</sup>The 2018/19 data is finalised but subject to audit</p><p> </p><p>The expenditure prior to 2014/15 is for Probation Boards and Trusts. From 2014/15 onwards, responsibility for providing probation services transferred to the new National Probation Service (NPS) and 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs). The cost increase in 2014/15 and 2015/16 was for transition and mobilisation costs of setting up the NPS and CRCs, as well as closing-down Probation Trusts, as part of the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms. These costs (post 2014/15) include spend on both the NPS and CRCs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:34:04.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:34:04.283Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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4521
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this
1126111
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading National Offender Management Service more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the National Probation Service of remaining in the public sector; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Liz Saville Roberts more like this
star this property uin 253681 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>As part of plans for the future of probation announced on 16 May 2019, the National Probation Service (NPS) will assume responsibility for managing all offenders in England and Wales. The NPS is performing well in managing higher risk offenders and is best placed to achieve the benefits of unifying offender management within a single organisation. There are no plans to change the status of the NPS as a public body.</p><p> </p><p>The aim of these changes is to help deliver a stronger, more stable probation system that better plays to the respective strengths of the public, private and voluntary sectors, that will reduce reoffending, support victims of crime and keep the public safe – and merit the confidence of the courts and the public.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T10:35:40.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T10:35:40.14Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Saville Roberts more like this