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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-09-14
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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 Diego Garcia: Military Bases 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome has been of recent discussions with the US administration on renewal of the military base in the British Indian Ocean Territory; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 46439 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
star this property answer text <p>​The Government welcomes the US presence on Diego Garcia and as such, we continue to discuss with the US Government their continued use of Diego Garcia. US presence on the island of Diego Garcia is governed by a series of agreements, called Exchanges of Notes, of which the overarching agreement sets out that the whole Territory should be made available for UK and US defence purposes for an initial 50 year period of 1966 to 2016. If neither side object during a two year window of December 2014 to December 2016, the agreement will continue as it stands until end December 2036. An announcement on the outcome of discussions will be made to Parliament and the public in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-10-12T16:21:53.127Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-12T16:21:53.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
576924
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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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 Railways: Franchises 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 Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the size of (a) rail franchises and (b) the Govia Thameslink rail franchise on the efficient delivery of rail services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 45089 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
star this property answer text <p>We take a very large number of factors into account when determining the most appropriate way forward when franchises are due for renewal. We undertook just such an assessment when considering options for the most appropriate approach to providing passenger rail services during the delivery of the Thameslink Programme infrastructure and the introduction of new rolling stock. This included balancing the size of the franchise against the need to ensure effective coordination of all the services on the lines affected by Thameslink during the construction period. We of course always take into account lessons learned from practice when looking at similar decisions in the future.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding the size of the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise, as I made clear at the Transport Select Committee, it is unlikely the Department will wish to let such a franchise in the future. The size of the franchise is a factor in this assessment. However, I believe that with the measures recently announced this franchise should deliver a better passenger experience in the future.</p><p> </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 2016-09-13T09:54:47.447Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-13T09:54:47.447Z
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3926
star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
179021
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Primates: Imports 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, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2015 to Question 222873, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK users who acquire non-human primates ensure breeders and suppliers they deal with have proper controls and processes in place; how such controls and processes are monitored; and how many UK users have been found not to have sufficient controls and processes in place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 223951 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>We have taken a number of steps to gain assurances about the quality of non-human primates being imported for research within the legal constraints available to us. We have emphasised to those UK users who acquire these primates that they are responsible for ensuring that the breeders and suppliers they deal with have proper controls and processes in place. In order to be assured that these animals are of appropriate quality for the work authorised on their project licences, they need to be confident of high standards of care and welfare. <br><br>We are aware that, in recent years, these UK users have routinely visited and inspected their overseas primate breeders, and that they do indeed demand these high standards. We are encouraging this to continue. <br><br>Home Office Inspectors assigned to establishments holding and using imported primates play a key role in monitoring the situation. Through inspection visits and other contact with animal care staff, inspectors maintain awareness of the importations of primates, both consignments already acquired and those due. This enables appropriately timed inspections to be carried out to monitor the quality of animals being acquired. <br><br>We also expect the local inspector to be notified promptly in the event of any significant health or welfare problems which may occur following arrival of an importation of primates. Should a particular source be shown to be delivering primates of unacceptable quality from the perspective of their health and welfare, we will deal with this through the relevant licence authorisation. <br><br>No UK users have been found to have insufficient controls and processes in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T15:39:28.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T15:39:28.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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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 Diego Garcia: Military Bases 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the lease extension of the military base on Diego Garcia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 903709 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
star this property answer text <p>We have been clear that we want to see US presence continue. However, the Government has not yet held discussions with the US about continuing the agreement relating to Diego Garcia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2016-02-23T15:43:53.727Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-23T15:43:53.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
524905
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Billing 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to tackle late payment of suppliers by businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 40643 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
star this property answer text <p>We are implementing a package of measures to support a cultural change to tackle late payment, including the Small Business Commissioner, the duty for large businesses to report on payment practices and support for the voluntary Prompt Payment Code. The Regulations to give effect to the duty to report will be laid for debate early in 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-06-27T11:42:22.463Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T11:42:22.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
524954
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Products: Imports 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to prohibit the import of trophies from any CITES Appendix I or Appendix II listed species. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 40644 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-06-27more like thismore than 2016-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Under international rules set by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), a hunting trophy from a species listed on Appendix I or Appendix II of the Convention can be exported only if the exporting country is satisfied that the hunt was both legal and sustainable.</p><p> </p><p>Importing controls are implemented at an EU-wide level and the UK works with other EU Member States to agree a collective approach. In light of growing concerns about the sustainability of the hunting of some species, stricter controls on the import of hunting trophies of six species, including lions and African elephants, have been introduced. As a result, the import of hunting trophies of certain species from certain countries is currently prohibited.</p><p> </p><p>The Government considers that properly managed, legal and sustainable trophy hunting can play a part in species conservation efforts, including by providing an important source of funding for conservation in some countries. In view of this, we have no plans to introduce legislation banning the import of all trophies of Appendix I and II species. We will however continue to monitor the impact of trophy hunting and will work to put in place greater protection, including prohibiting imports, if this is shown to be needed.</p><p> </p><p>For example, in recognition of the real concerns about the impact of trophy hunting on lion conservation, I announced in Parliament on 24 November 2015 that the Government will ban lion trophy imports by the end of 2017 unless there are improvements in the way hunting takes place in certain countries, judged against strict criteria. We will work with our European and international partners, and experts in the field, to reach a common approach to this issue.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2016-06-27T12:07:10.127Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-27T12:07:10.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
419533
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Urinary System: Diseases 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 Health, how many catheter associated urinary tract infection related deaths there were in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 10618 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>This information is not available in the format requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T10:57:21.94Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T10:57:21.94Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-01more like thismore than 2015-12-01
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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 Railways: Fares 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 Transport, what estimate he has made of the average saving to passengers of capping regulated rail fare rises to RPI+0 until 2020; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 18288 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>This Government is investing record amounts in transforming the UK rail network, improving journeys for everyone. At the same time, we are committed to ensuring the economic security of hard-working families. Fares continue to play a role in this, and we recognise that no one likes to see the cost of their rail travel rise.</p><br /><p>That is why the Government has put a stop to above inflation (RPI) fare increases on regulated rail fares until 2020. This extends the cap on regulated rail fares put in place for 2014 and 2015. This means people’s earnings will, on average, rise more quickly than regulated rail fares for the first time since 2003 and an average saving of £425 to annual season ticket holders over the next five years.</p><br /><p>This is a vital part of our long-term economic plan for Britain’s railways: delivering a bigger, better network with improved services – all while getting more out of every taxpayer’s pound we spend.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Devizes more like this
star this property answering member printed Claire Perry more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T10:37:16.46Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T10:37:16.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Claire Perry more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
419535
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Urinary System: Diseases 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 Health, how many people were admitted to hospital as an emergency case with acute retention of urine due to a blocked Foley catheter in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 10620 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The requested information is not available centrally as Hospital Episode Statistics cannot identify blocked catheters or the type of catheter in use.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T10:58:44.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T10:58:44.587Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
225901
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star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Dogs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prohibited types of dogs have been exempted to named keepers in each month in each year since 2012; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 226683 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The number of prohibited dogs exempted to named keepers are detailed in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Numbers of exempted dogs transferred to keepers for each month from January 2012 to February 2015</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>January</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>February</strong></p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>March</strong></p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>April</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>May</strong></p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>June</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>July</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>August</strong></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>September</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>October</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>November</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>December</strong></p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>26</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>23</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>20</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T16:52:48.76Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T16:52:48.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this