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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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 Press Freedom: Northern Ireland 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, as part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2019 Media Freedom Campaign, what steps he is taking to address Amnesty International concerns about press freedom in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 248644 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>​We are committed to building a global environment in which a free and vibrant media can flourish. As part of our leadership on this international agenda, the UK will continue to maintain the highest standards of press freedom, while retaining the right to take lawful and proportionate action to prevent and investigate crime, in accordance with human rights treaties and the Human Rights Act 1998. We are consulting Amnesty International and other civil society organisations on the design of the media freedom campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T16:19:11.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T16:19:11.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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 Press Freedom more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps with Amnesty International UK to ensure that the UK maintains the highest standards of press freedom free from police interference, as part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2019 Media Freedom Campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 243390 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 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>​We are already consulting Amnesty International and other civil society organisations on the design of the media freedom campaign. We are committed to building a global environment in which a free and vibrant media can flourish. As part of our leadership on this international agenda, the UK will continue to maintain the highest standards of press freedom, while retaining the right to take lawful and proportionate action to prevent and investigate crime, in accordance with human rights treaties and the Human Rights Act 1998.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T13:50:06.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T13:50:06.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations 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 Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure that the outcome of assessments conducted by his Department on people seeking to claim employment and support allowance are correct and (b) reduce the number of decisions based on such assessments which are overturned on appeal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 3772 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 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>a) To ensure that the outcome of assessments conducted by his Department on people seeking to claim employment and support allowance are correct</p><p> </p><p>With regard to the actual Work Capability Assessment (WCA), the Department robustly monitors the performance of the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA). They are independently audited to ensure that the advice provided to the Department’s decision makers is of suitable quality, fully explained, and justified. Assessment reports deemed unacceptable are returned to CHDA for reworking. The Department continues to work extensively with the assessment provider to make improvements to guidance, training and audit procedures in order to ensure that a quality service is maintained. All healthcare professionals delivering assessments for CHDA complete rigorous training before they are allowed to undertake WCAs. The healthcare professionals employed by CHDA are required to complete the agreed elements of Continuing Medical Education, as set out in the contract each year. CHDA undertake continuous review and audit of all healthcare professionals, with clinical mentoring available as required.</p><p> </p><p>b) To reduce the number of decisions based on such assessments which are overturned on appeal.</p><p> </p><p>Any claimant wishing to dispute a decision made based on their assessment is entitled to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The first stage of which is for the Department to conduct a Mandatory Reconsideration (MR) whereby a different decision maker undertakes a full review of the case and considers any additional evidence provided. The Department undertakes this review in an attempt to ensure before appeal that our decision is as robust and accurate as possible.</p><p> </p><p>However, should the decision remain the same and the claimant still disagree, they can submit an appeal directly with Her Majesty’s Court and Tribunal Service (HMCTS).</p><p> </p><p>The Department now has Presenting Officers attending 50% of all ESA Appeals at HMCTS ensuring that where the Department believes the decision to be robust and accurate, we are adequately represented. This also enables us to gather significant feedback that will inform the quality of our decision making going forward.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T14:18:19.597Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T14:18:19.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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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
star 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
star this property hansard heading Working Links more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, at the time of Working Links (Employment) Ltd's collapse what contacts they held with her Department; what the total value was of each of those contracts; and how much her Department had paid to Working Links (Employment) Ltd in relation to each of those contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 239227 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 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
star this property answer text <p>Working links held 3 Work Programme contracts, 5 Work Choice contracts, 6 European Social Fund contracts and were on the low value Dynamic Purchasing System.</p><p> </p><p>Work Programme and Work Choice were in exit mode, following cessation of referrals in March 2017 and November 2018 respectively, at the point of administration.</p><p> </p><p>Copies of the contract and contract values are accessible on the following site. <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Search</a></p><p> </p><p>In accordance with the Government transparency commitment I can confirm that the DWP publishes a list of all financial transactions over £500 and £25,000</p><p> </p><p>For spend over £25,000 follow the below link:-</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://data.gov.uk/dataset/ccdc397a-3984-453b-a9d7-e285074bba4d/spend-over-25-000-in-the-department-for-work-and-pensions" target="_blank">https://data.gov.uk/dataset/ccdc397a-3984-453b-a9d7-e285074bba4d/spend-over-25-000-in-the-department-for-work-and-pensions</a></p><p> </p><p>Explanatory notes on your findings on spend over £25000 can be found by following the below link:-</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-monthly-payments-explanatory-notes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-monthly-payments-explanatory-notes</a></p><p> </p><p>For spend over £500 follow the below link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/what-dwp-spends" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/what-dwp-spends</a></p><p> </p><p>Explanatory notes on your findings on spend over £500 can be found by following the below link:-</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-government-procurement-card-monthly-payments-explanatory-notes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-government-procurement-card-monthly-payments-explanatory-notes</a></p><p> </p><p>Departmental contracts held by Working Links were on a payment by results basis and, therefore, actual spend will not align to the contract value as the latter is based on 100% performance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-04T13:23:40.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T13:23:40.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest more like this
unstar 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 Work and Pensions, if he will reduce the number of weeks required for a claimant to be in receipt of universal credit in order to be eligible for support for mortgage interest payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 205254 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 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>Working age claimants will need to claim for a period 39 weeks before Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) loans can be paid. It is reasonable to expect that homeowners should make arrangements by working together with their lenders to meet their housing costs during short terms of unemployment and sickness. We provide support to claimants in explaining their circumstances to their lenders, enabling them to understand that the individual is qualifying for SMI.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T10:17:59.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T10:17:59.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Prescriptions: Universal Credit 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 Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to update the form used to obtain free prescriptions to include an option for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 197385 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Work is ongoing to update the FP10 prescription form to include a new exemption tick box for use by Universal Credit claimants who meet the criteria for free National Health Service prescriptions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T16:43:19.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T16:43:19.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Disqualification 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 Work and Pensions, if she will give universal credit work coaches greater autonomy over whether to apply sanctioning guidelines to a claimant when they consider that a sanction would hinder that person's ability to (a) engage further with Jobcentre Plus and (b) gain employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 193446 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 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Work coaches do not apply sanctions. Sanctions decisions are made by decision makers.</p><p> </p><p>Work coaches are required to set commitments that are tailored to individual circumstances, and to make referrals to a decision maker for consideration of a sanction where it appears that someone has failed to comply without good reason. In doing so, the claimant is asked to provide information they wish to be taken into account, for example, their reason for failing to attend an appointment with their work coach. A sanction is then only applied if the claimant does not show good reason for their failure to comply, and is applied according to current legislation and case law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T10:43:39.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T10:43:39.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Regulation more like this
unstar 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 Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s regulatory responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 157717 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>With the exception of the required changes needed to legislation to ensure that EU retained law continues to operate effectively, the scope of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's regulatory responsibilities will remain broadly unchanged after exit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:07:53.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:07:53.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: County Duram 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2019 to Question 265490, what steps her Department is taking to (a) assess staff efficiency and (b) identify the adequacy of staffing levels to manage changes in mandatory reconsideration caseloads in the absence of data on staff levels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 267733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>With reference to the previous question regarding PIP mandatory reconsideration work; for new claims and award reviews, these are managed at a national level to ensure that cases which have been outstanding for longest are actioned first. This means that a claimant could have their mandatory reconsideration considered at any of our 12 sites.</p><p>Operational Managers are in place at all of the sites to ensure that mandatory reconsiderations are processed as efficiently as possible.</p><p>The staffing for mandatory reconsiderations in PIP and across all benefits is currently adequate and is in constant review to ensure caseloads can be processed as efficiently as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T12:06:42.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T12:06:42.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Mineworkers' Pension Scheme 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2017 to Question 9553, if he will publish the Government's objectives for the forthcoming Mineworkers' Pension scheme valuation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris remove filter
star this property uin 111202 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 2017-11-10more like thismore than 2017-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the valuation process is ongoing, it would not be appropriate to publish the Government’s objectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2017-11-10T12:03:50.38Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-10T12:03:50.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this