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star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Islamic State: Cultural Heritage more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent ISIL from destroying valuable historical sites in Palmyra and elsewhere. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 11721 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK strongly condemns ISIL’s wanton destruction of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq, including in Palmyra. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office helped secure UN Security Council Resolution 2199 which obliges all UN Member States to prevent the trade in Iraqi and Syrian cultural property that has been illegally removed from those countries.</p><p>But strong words and legal frameworks are not enough. As a key player in the Global Counter ISIL Coalition, the UK is committed to degrading and defeating ISIL, including through military action. By checking ISIL’s advance, the Coalition’s air campaign and support for partner military forces in Iraq and Syria has had the effect of protecting key historical sites in both countries. However, there is inevitably a limit to what we can do. The only way of safeguarding all historic sites from ISIL is by defeating them politically and militarily. That requires continued effort by the Global Coalition, as well as a more inclusive political settlement in Iraq, and an end to the conflict in Syria.</p><p>On 28 October I will be co-hosting a summit with the Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for <del class="ministerial">Bromsgrove</del> <ins class="ministerial">Maldon </ins>(Mr <ins class="ministerial">Whittingdale</ins><del class="ministerial">Javid</del>) on Cultural Heritage Protection.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-10-21T15:57:36.09Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-21T15:57:36.09Z
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less than 2015-10-23T13:26:36.36Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-23T13:26:36.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pitcairn Islands more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the sustainability of the Pitcairn Islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 212288 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 In 2013, the Government of Pitcairn and Her Majesty's Government commissioned two independent pieces of analysis. One into the appetite amongst the Pitcairn diaspora for return to the island, and the other on the broader economic potential of the island. Both reports recognised that unless the population of the island increases, it will be a challenge to maintain the longer-term sustainability of Pitcairn. Her Majesty's Government fully supports the economic development of the Pitcairn Islands. The Government of Pitcairn has recently worked up a new Strategic Development Plan and a repopulation plan, and Her Majesty’s Government has given advice on both these documents. The Pitcairn Island Council is currently reconsidering those documents alongside HMG’s advice. We will continue to work in partnership with the Government of Pitcairn to support the community in Pitcairn as we consider longer-term options for the island. Given the acute challenges Pitcairn faces, a new office of Administrator will replace the current role of Governor’s Representative on the island by the end of the year to provide more assistance at this critical stage.
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:15:51.507445Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:15:51.507445Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 Army: Military Bases more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the re-basing of the British Army from Germany to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 211191 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The programme is on schedule to complete the relocation of its major units from Germany in 2019. Since 2010, over 16,000 troops (82% of the 2010 footprint in Germany) have relocated to the UK. This includes the building of 1,500 new military houses and 4,500 single bed spaces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T13:30:37.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:30:37.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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 Armed Forces: Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the article in the Express entitled A fifth of British troops are too unfit to fight warns former Armed Forces chief, published on 25 February 2018, whether a fifth of soldiers are unfit for overseas action; and what work his Department is doing to ensure soldiers are fit for action. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 216134 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 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
star this property answer text <p>It is not true that a fifth of Armed Forces personnel are too unfit to fight. Approximately 80% of UK Armed Forces personnel are Medically Fully Deployable, however 90% could deploy with some personnel subject to a medical risk assessment; 98% of UK Armed Forces personnel are currently employable within the Ministry of Defence (MOD).</p><p>Service personnel can be non-deployable for various reasons which include failing a fitness test, but also those identified as being Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) which provides access to the Defence Recovery Capability, enabling an effective return to duty or transition to a properly supported and appropriately skilled civilian life.</p><p>The military has programmes that provide long-term support and change behaviour strategies to address poor lifestyle choices and weight management issues. If personnel fail a fitness test, they are put on a targeted programme to help them back to the required levels. The MOD has trialled the Defence Occupational Fitness Programme (DOFit) which provides evidence-based courses, supported by Public Health England, aimed at helping individuals return to optimal fitness. These can be employed post-injury, or in the event of someone not being able to complete the fitness test to a satisfactory standard. Following completion of the DOFit trial the programme has been implemented by the Royal Navy and the Army.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-02-12T14:25:15.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T14:25:15.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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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 Army: Employment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of personnel in the army on defence capacity; and whether he has plans to review the financial incentives offered to army personnel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 226625 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 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Army has enough people to perform the operational requirements that help keep Britain safe.</p><p>Financial incentives for all Armed Forces personnel are scrutinised and reviewed on a continuing basis as part of routine Ministry of Defence governance processes and as part of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB) remit. Outside of the AFPRB, the Army, along with the other Services, retain the delegated authority to introduce short-term financial incentives, designed to either incentivise continued service or entry into certain trades. These incentives are kept under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-03-06T15:25:54.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-06T15:25:54.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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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 Armed Forces: Ethnic Groups more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of discrimination on trends in the level of people from ethnic minorities in the armed forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 247631 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is committed to preventing all forms of discrimination and is very clear that unacceptable behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated and action will be taken against anyone found to be engaging in such behaviour. All personnel have the right to work in an environment which is free from discrimination and unacceptable behaviour of any form. Personnel should be confident that any allegations will be taken very seriously, and action will be taken to deal with it. The Defence Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, published in October 2018, is based on achieving a vision that reflects our recognition that the recruitment, and retention of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to Defence and wider society. The Strategy is available at the following link:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-diversity-and-inclusion-strategy-2018-to-2030-a-force-for-inclusion</p><p>The MOD has no single formal mechanism to measure the effect of discrimination, however the Armed Forces have developed multiple methods of understanding the lived experience of our people, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) personnel, through a climate assessment regime. This approach includes BAME focus groups and regular engagement with our BAME employee networks. This provides the MOD with a vital feedback loop which informs behaviours and discipline training and policy.</p><p>Representation of people from BAME backgrounds in the Armed Forces continues to rise. The MOD publishes Biannual Diversity Statistics (available at the link below) which present information relating to the gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion and age of Service personnel.</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-armed-forces-biannual-diversity-statistics-2018</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T15:14:01.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T15:14:01.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 University Officer Training Corps more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to promote the university officer training corps at UK universities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 257022 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p><strong>Royal Navy</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Royal Navy continues to engage with universities in a myriad of ways as part of wider recruiting efforts but also to increase awareness amongst the graduate population as to the presence and purpose of the Navy. A University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) opened in Devon in 2017, making 15 URNUs in total, and the Navy continues to review opportunities to expand this footprint further. The Captain of Navy Recruiting (CNR) delivers three-day awareness packages at a variety of universities which last year resulted in 600 expressions of interest. CNR also runs the Undergraduate Leadership Programme, which this year will offer six-week long placements to 15 successful candidates from 900 initial applications. Lastly, changes to the way the Services recruit their engineers will mean that, under the new STEM Graduate Inflow Scheme, those individuals who have been selected to be Engineer Officers in the Royal Navy, and are sponsored through university as a result, will be able to attend any university, thus broadening even further the exposure of the wider university population to the Royal Navy.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Army</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Army has a total of 15 University Officers' Training Corps (UOTC) and two Officer Training Regiments (OTRs), which welcome enquiries from any individual enrolled in a higher education course at any university or college across the UK. Each training corps regularly engages with the higher education sector through Military Education Committees, the formal mechanism for engagement with affiliated universities. Additionally, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst engages nationally on their behalf with the Council of Military Education Committees.</p><p>UOTCs are actively promoted by the Army online, through the use of the official Army website and via approved social media accounts run by each individual unit. More direct engagement activities are conducted by the UOTCs themselves, along with the Army's specialist engagement teams, within various higher education establishments, such as appearances at freshers' fairs, open evenings and through the delivery of leadership events. UOTCs are also promoted during school and cadet unit visits, to ensure that young people are aware of the opportunities available to them, should they go onto higher education.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Royal Air Force</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Royal Air Force (RAF) currently has 15 University Air Squadrons (UAS) comprising a membership of around 900 undergraduates, from 118 affiliated universities, throughout the UK. The UAS regularly liaise with Military Education Committees; they will also attend university freshers' fairs and use the internet to encourage university student participation. The RAF welcomes enquiries from students and actively encourages students, throughout their university journey, to join the organisation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-05-30T16:05:09.183Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T16:05:09.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of Aleppo falling to pro-government forces in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 215131 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The city of Aleppo is under pressure from President Assad’s forces. Assad’s regime is currently seeking to encircle Aleppo, and applying pressure to the 300,000 civilians and the moderate opposition in the area, whilst also bombarding the area with barrel bombs and artillery. The moderate opposition – many of them Aleppo civilians themselves – are in Aleppo supporting and protecting its inhabitants. At present, the moderate groups in Aleppo are holding off the assault from the regime. But the conditions are difficult, and they will need our continuing support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T14:05:14.53Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T14:05:14.53Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the sustainability of anti-government forces in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
star this property uin 215129 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text The moderate opposition groups in Syria are under pressure. The Government remains longstanding and strong supporters of these groups. We are providing non-lethal support, as well as strong political backing for the National Coalition – most recently when President Hadi al-Bahra visited London from 10th-12th November. We also plan to make a significant contribution to the US Department of Defence training programme for the Syrian groups. Taken together, our contribution is helping the moderate groups in their fight against ISIL and against President Assad’s regime forces, in very challenging conditions. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T14:04:09.043Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T14:04:09.043Z
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Islamic State more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent the killing of hostages by ISIL. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>It is a long-standing British Government policy not to discuss operational details of kidnap cases.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-11-25T15:24:41.657Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T15:24:41.657Z
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