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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Veterans 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 Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support armed forces veterans into employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 239329 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces Covenant has been in place since May 2011 and sets out the relationship between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces. The covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.</p><p> </p><p>The covenant can be signed by a business or other organisation of any size, and from any industry whether they are an employer of a member of the armed forces community or simply wish to acknowledge publically their support for the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) actively promote the Armed Forces Covenant to those employers and partner organisations they work with. This has been adopted into routine business to ensure that those new to DWP’s employer portfolio are aware of the opportunity and benefits of support to the Armed Forces community.</p><p> </p><p>Every Jobcentre Plus District has an Armed Forced Champion (AFC) who is key to delivering our commitments under the covenant. The AFC will ensure that any concerns and issues raised which affect Service Personnel and their families are integrated within the wider work of Jobcentre Plus. AFCs ensure Work Coaches and other DWP staff can effectively support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the local activity in Jobcentres to support veterans our National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) also work closely with the Ministry of Defence to align engagement activity in support of the veteran’s strategy. In particular NEPT work closely with the MOD Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) and the Defence Relationship Management (DRM) team to encourage large employers, trade body associations and partner organisations to provide practical support to the Armed Forces Covenant, particularly the employment of veterans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T12:15:41.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:15:41.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1127882
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of a five-week wait for a first payment of universal credit on trends in the level of food bank usage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 257005 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>No Universal Credit (UC) claimant has to wait five weeks for their first payment and there are many reasons why people use foodbanks.</p><p> </p><p>If required, advances of up to 100 per cent of their expected UC award are available to claimants from day one of their claim. Advances are paid back over a maximum of 12 months and in the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the payback period for these advances will be extended further, allowing claimants up to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>This is just one of a number of measures the Department has put in place to support claimants such as paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit onto UC a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:48:24.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:48:24.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1064743
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Radicalism: Islam more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has made of of the effect of foreign Islamic organisations that promote a Salfist Wahhabist ideology and violent extremism in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 224310 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government take the threat of extremism, non-violent extremism as well as violent extremism, very seriously. We continuously build our understanding of the threat so we can respond to it appropriately. <br>As has been the policy of successive governments, the Government does not comment on matters relating to security.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T15:09:30.16Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1078717
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence: Acids more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support police officers to reduce the number of acid attacks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 226598 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>As set out in the Serious Violence Strategy, the Government is taking a range of action to support the police and others to prevent acid attacks. This is based on the action plan announced in July 2017 which is focused on ensuring effective support to victims and survivors, supporting effective policing, ensuring that the legislation is understood and consistently applied, and restricting access to acids and other harmful corrosive products.</p><p>We are working with the National Police Chiefs’ Council on delivery to ensure that the policing response is effective to prevent attacks from happening in the first place, but also in providing support to victims where they do. The National Police Chiefs’ Council has developed appropriate training for officers, including first responder training, specialist investigative guidance to help police officers understand how to safely recover and handle any evidence at the scene and the evidence required to build a case for prosecution.</p><p>We are also strengthening the powers available to the police through the Offensive Weapons Bill which is currently passing through Parliament. The Bill includes legislative measures on stopping the sale and delivery of corrosive products to under 18s and making it an offence to possess a corrosive substance in a public place.</p><p>Alongside this, the Home Secretary announced on 20 February 2019 that we will be extending stop and search powers for corrosive substances to allow the police to be able to enforce the new possession offence effectively. <br>We are also working with the Government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to develop corrosive testing kits for the police to support them in situations where they believe that a suspect is carrying a corrosive substance in public.</p><p>In addition, the Government has commissioned the University of Leicester to examine what motivates offenders to carry and use acid and other corrosive substances in violent attacks. The research findings are expected to be available later this year, and these will help to inform further preventative and enforcement responses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:02:59.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:02:59.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1078727
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Radicalism: Islam 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 the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of foreign Islamic organisations that promote a Salafist Whahhabist ideology on the growth of domestic violent extremism. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 226606 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-08more like thismore than 2019-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government take the threat of extremism, non-violent extremism as well as violent extremism, very seriously. We continuously build our understanding of the threat so we can respond to it appropriately. <br>As has been the policy of successive governments, the Government does not comment on matters relating to security.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-08T13:36:41.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-08T13:36:41.737Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1078744
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gangs: Social Media more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with representatives of social media platforms on the hosting of gang videos that contribute to violent crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 226620 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office chairs a Social Media Action Group which brings together Government, social media companies, police and community groups to discuss and take action against violence related content online. <br> <br>We are also providing £1.4m to support a new national police capability to tackle gang related activity on social media. The new social media hub will be established within the Metropolitan Police Service, transforming the current capability and will take action against online material, focusing on investigative, disruption and enforcement work against specific gang targets, as well as making referrals to social media companies so illegal and harmful content can be taken down. It will be fully operational this Spring.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T17:11:28.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T17:11:28.857Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1087309
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has made an assessment of the possible merits of implementing Scotland's Violence Reduction Unit strategy in London in order to tackle knife crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 231389 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Tackling serious violence is a top priority for the Government and it is clear we must continue to step up the response to stop this violence. The Serious Violence Strategy sets out the Government’s approach, which depends also on a multi-agency approach across several sectors and stresses the importance of early intervention to tackle the root causes.</p><p>The Home Secretary announced in October 2018 that the Government will: deliver a new £200 million youth endowment fund over 10 years and will support interventions with children and young people at risk of involvement in crime and violence; conduct an independent review of drug misuse which will ensure law enforcement agencies and policy are targeting and preventing the drug-related causes of violent crime effectively; consult on a new legal duty to support a multi-agency approach to preventing and tackling serious violence.</p><p>The consultation will explore different options to make multi-agency working more effective than at present and will seek to identify best practice. The consultation will be launched shortly.</p><p>In addition, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on 13 March that an additional £100 million funding in 19/20 will help in the police’s immediate response to the rise in serious knife crime, enabling priority forces to immediately begin planning to put in place the additional capacity they need. The funding will also be invested in Violence Reduction Units, bringing together a range of agencies including health, education, social services and others, to develop a multi-agency approach in preventing knife crime altogether.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T16:56:55.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T16:56:55.033Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1105038
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Knives: Crime more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria his Department will use to allocate the additional funds for tackling knife crime announced in the Spring Statement to the (a) Metropolitan Police and (b) Metropolitan Police, East Area Command. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 236359 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>On 13 March the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an additional £100 million of funding for serious violence in 2019/20 to help the police’s immediate response to the rise in serious knife crime, and also to support investment in Violence Reduction Units. It is important that we recognise that greater law enforcement on its own will not reduce serious violence and that we must continue to focus on prevention.</p><p>The majority of the investment will go towards supporting police forces where violent crime is impacting the most, to take immediate action to suppress the violence we are seeing, to make our streets safer. We are engaging with partners including the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and we are developing the criteria by which forces will receive this funding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T15:52:31.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T15:52:31.933Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1123081
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Knives: Sales 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 the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the level of availability of knives on social media shopping apps. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 247622 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that the online purchase of goods and services can take different forms, and that social media shopping apps may be one of the methods for obtaining items, including knives. This is why the law relating to the sale of knives to under 18s applies equally to in-store and online purchases. In addition, through the Offensive Weapons Bill, currently awaiting Royal Assent, we will stop knives being sent to residential addresses after they are bought online, unless the seller has arrangements in place with the delivery company to ensure that the product will not be delivered into the hands of a person under 18. This will help to ensure that purchasers cannot circumvent the existing law by buying knives online.</p><p>We have also agreed a set of commitments with major retailers to prevent the underage sales of knives more generally in their stores and online. The agreement also covers staff training and displays and packaging. Tesco, eBay UK, Lidl UK, Amazon UK, Wilko, Argos, Asda, Poundland, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and Waitrose have all signed up to the principles. They have since been joined by Boots, the Co-op, B&amp;Q, Aldi, TKMaxx and Debenhams. We are working with retailers to strengthen the agreement in relation to displays and that work is continuing. Following on from this, Asda have announced that they will stop selling single knives in its stores by the end of April, a move supported by the Government.</p><p>In addition, on 17 June 2018 the Home Secretary announced funding of £1.4m to support a new national police capability to tackle gang related activity on social media. The hub will be fully operational by the end of May 2019.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-03T13:52:59.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T13:52:59.063Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter
1126942
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Religious Hatred: Christianity 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 the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of trends in the level of hate crimes against Christians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254766 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has collected on a mandatory basis the number of religious hate crimes where the targeted religion was Christian since 2017/18.</p><p>Data for 2017/18 can be found in ‘Hate Crime, England and Wales, 2017/18’ <br>which can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crime-england-and-wales-2017-to-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hate-crime-england-and-wales-2017-to-2018</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T11:35:42.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T11:35:42.117Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell remove filter