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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Widowed People 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 Work and Pensions, what financial support his Department provides to a (a) widow and (b) widower who nursed their deceased marital partner through a terminal illness. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 179185 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Bereavement Support Payment provides short-term support to working age people whose deceased spouse or civil partner has paid sufficient National Insurance contributions. It is intended to help with the immediate costs of bereavement and can be paid to both widows and widowers.</p><p> </p><p>It consists of an initial payment and up to 18 monthly instalments with a higher amount for those with children. It is not taxable and can be paid on top of any income-related benefits the household receives thus benefiting those on lower incomes.</p><p> </p><p>Those in receipt of a means-tested benefit or tax credits may qualify for a Funeral Expenses Payment if they are responsible for arranging a funeral. Funeral Expenses Payments provide help towards funeral costs. They cover specified necessary costs, for example burial or cremation fees, plus a contribution of up to £700 towards other costs such as funeral directors fees</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 2018-10-23T14:45:56.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-23T14:45:56.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
861938
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hospitals: Parking 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 What recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the abolition of hospital car parking charges in Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 904285 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-03-14more like thismore than 2018-03-14
star this property answer text <p>I have not discussed this matter with the Welsh Government.</p><p>The responsibility for car parking charges in Wales is devolved to the Welsh Government and decisions on whether to waive charges are entirely for the Welsh Government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2018-03-14T17:32:54.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-14T17:32:54.72Z
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4032
star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1019417
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading LGBT People 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money the Government has allocated to organisations and groups supporting LGBTQ+ rights in England since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 198218 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK is recognized as a world leader on LGBT rights. Sexual orientation is one of the nine characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010, for which the Government Equalities Office (GEO) within DfID is the Government’s lead department. A wide range of government departments have spending in support of LGBT rights. For instance, in 2015, GEO ran a £2.0 million pilot fund to test approaches to effectively tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying in schools. Following the evaluation of the pilot, the Government is now providing £4.0 million worth of funds from 2016 to 2020 to tackle HBT bullying in schools. However, the information requested on broader funding allocations is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T14:43:22.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:43:22.38Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1092288
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hospitals: Capital Investment 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of adequacy of capital allocations to new hospital projects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 234761 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Government has committed £3.9bn of new capital investment by 2022/23 to transform and modernise NHS buildings.</p><p>Of this, £2.6bn of capital funding has been allocated to 153 STP transformation schemes – the single biggest injection of its kind in the NHS in over a decade. Over £240m of this will help the NHS to meet local demand in the East of England, through new emergency departments and additional bed capacity.</p><p>In the last two years, the government has agreed to fund four large hospital schemes and has committed to invest in at least one large hospital per year. This includes funding for a £118m project to provide a new Children’s Hospital in Cambridge, in the East of England.</p><p>As part of the NHS Long-Term Plan, the government has also committed to consider proposals from the NHS for a multi-year capital plan to support transformation. These discussions will form part of the 2019 Spending Review.</p><p>The government is increasing NHS spending by £33.9bn in cash terms by 2023/24 – reflecting that the NHS is this government’s top spending priority.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
234762 more like this
234763 more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T13:59:13.043Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T13:59:13.043Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1092289
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hospitals: East of England 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on new hospital projects in the East of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 234762 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Government has committed £3.9bn of new capital investment by 2022/23 to transform and modernise NHS buildings.</p><p>Of this, £2.6bn of capital funding has been allocated to 153 STP transformation schemes – the single biggest injection of its kind in the NHS in over a decade. Over £240m of this will help the NHS to meet local demand in the East of England, through new emergency departments and additional bed capacity.</p><p>In the last two years, the government has agreed to fund four large hospital schemes and has committed to invest in at least one large hospital per year. This includes funding for a £118m project to provide a new Children’s Hospital in Cambridge, in the East of England.</p><p>As part of the NHS Long-Term Plan, the government has also committed to consider proposals from the NHS for a multi-year capital plan to support transformation. These discussions will form part of the 2019 Spending Review.</p><p>The government is increasing NHS spending by £33.9bn in cash terms by 2023/24 – reflecting that the NHS is this government’s top spending priority.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
234761 more like this
234763 more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T13:59:13.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T13:59:13.09Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1092291
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hospitals: Capital Investment 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of capital funding allocations for new hospital projects costing more than £100 million. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 234763 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Government has committed £3.9bn of new capital investment by 2022/23 to transform and modernise NHS buildings.</p><p>Of this, £2.6bn of capital funding has been allocated to 153 STP transformation schemes – the single biggest injection of its kind in the NHS in over a decade. Over £240m of this will help the NHS to meet local demand in the East of England, through new emergency departments and additional bed capacity.</p><p>In the last two years, the government has agreed to fund four large hospital schemes and has committed to invest in at least one large hospital per year. This includes funding for a £118m project to provide a new Children’s Hospital in Cambridge, in the East of England.</p><p>As part of the NHS Long-Term Plan, the government has also committed to consider proposals from the NHS for a multi-year capital plan to support transformation. These discussions will form part of the 2019 Spending Review.</p><p>The government is increasing NHS spending by £33.9bn in cash terms by 2023/24 – reflecting that the NHS is this government’s top spending priority.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
234761 more like this
234762 more like this
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less than 2019-03-25T13:59:13.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-25T13:59:13.137Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
874866
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Credit 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to cap the maximum sum of money people can borrow from rent to own and doorstep lenders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 135167 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government transferred the regulation of consumer credit to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2014 and has given the FCA strong powers to protect consumers. This was demonstrated by the FCA announcement in October 2017 that BrightHouse, a rent-to-own firm, would pay over £14.8 million in redress to 249,000 customers in respect of agreements which may not have been affordable, and payments which should have been refunded.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also given the FCA the power to cap the cost of all forms of credit, and the FCA can do so if it thinks it is necessary to protect consumers. The FCA’s review of the high-cost credit sector has identified concerns about the high costs of rent-to-own borrowing, as well as concerns about repeat borrowing and refinancing in the doorstep lending sector. The FCA has said that it will consult on proposed remedies in May 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Treasury ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 135169 more like this
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less than 2018-04-18T13:03:39.783Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-18T13:03:39.783Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
874867
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services: Education 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to increase access to financial education for people on low incomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 135168 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Government policy on financial education and capability focuses on ensuring that people have the confidence and skills they need to successfully engage with their finances. To this end the Government established the Money Advice Service (MAS), which provides free-to-use financial guidance and coordinates the UK’s Financial Capability Strategy. This is a 10-year strategy which aims to gather evidence on the most effective interventions to improve people’s financial capability, and support and coordinate initiatives that are proven to work. As part of this strategy MAS will shortly publish plans to commission projects to help working age adults manage their money, which will include a focus on households on low incomes. The plans will also focus on the financial capability needs of children and young people at home, in school, and in community settings.</p><p>Moving forward, the Government is legislating to merge the functions of MAS with those of The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) and Pension Wise, to create a Single Financial Guidance Body to simplify the existing public financial guidance landscape. The government’s commitment to improving people’s financial capability is reflected in the new body’s strategic function to develop and coordinate a national strategy to improve the financial capability of members of the public, which will build on and further progress MAS’s work.</p><p>It is also particularly important that children and young adults receive financial education to help them shape their financial habits later in life. This is why financial literacy was made statutory within the national curriculum in England in 2014, as part of the curriculum for citizenship education for 11-16 year olds.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2018-04-18T13:10:16.963Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-18T13:10:16.963Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
874868
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Credit 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the rent-to-own and doorstep lending industry on how they target customers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 135169 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-04-18more like thismore than 2018-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government transferred the regulation of consumer credit to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2014 and has given the FCA strong powers to protect consumers. This was demonstrated by the FCA announcement in October 2017 that BrightHouse, a rent-to-own firm, would pay over £14.8 million in redress to 249,000 customers in respect of agreements which may not have been affordable, and payments which should have been refunded.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also given the FCA the power to cap the cost of all forms of credit, and the FCA can do so if it thinks it is necessary to protect consumers. The FCA’s review of the high-cost credit sector has identified concerns about the high costs of rent-to-own borrowing, as well as concerns about repeat borrowing and refinancing in the doorstep lending sector. The FCA has said that it will consult on proposed remedies in May 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Treasury ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 135167 more like this
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less than 2018-04-18T13:03:39.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-18T13:03:39.847Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
43461
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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 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 the punctuality levels of train services between Harlow Town train station and London Liverpool Street station have been over the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon remove filter
star this property uin 192246 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
star this property answer text The Department does not hold such information to the level required. We do not routinely measure punctuality (or any other performance measure) by individual line or route; it is the franchise as a whole we measure. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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3985
star this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this