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star this property date less than 2020-02-12more like thismore than 2020-02-12
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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 Cyprus: Prerogative of Mercy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Cyprus on a pardon for the woman convicted of lying to police following allegations of rape in Ayia Napa on 17 July 2019; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-02-25more like thismore than 2020-02-25
star this property answer text <p>Whilst I am unable to go into the details of the case I can confirm that consular staff continue to provide assistance to the family.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
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less than 2020-02-25T15:24:17.277Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-25T15:24:17.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-04-27more like thismore than 2020-04-27
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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 Panama: Coronavirus more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to provide repatriation flights for British citizens stranded in Panama during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-05-05more like thismore than 2020-05-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government has committed up to £75 million to help thousands of British people return home from priority countries where there is greatest need. As of 30 April, we have brought back more than 21,000 people on 102 flights organised by the Foreign Office from 21 different countries and territories. We have helped 85 British nationals in Panama access commercial repatriation flights, including a group of 46 people who were attending the Tribal Gathering festival. Our Embassy in Panama City has provided domestic transportation, safe passage documentation, and secure access to multiple exceptional departure options.</p><p>We will continue working to bring British nationals back to the UK where commercial options do not exist, focusing on the most vulnerable. We are still working through future plans, identifying where needs are greatest, and where charter flights will have the greatest impact on vulnerable British nationals overseas. British Embassy Panama City's Travel Advice and social media channels are updated frequently with information on lockdown measures and departure options, where available. Those affected can contact the Embassy directly by emailing BEPanama.CV@fco.gov.uk.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
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less than 2020-05-05T08:08:19.663Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-05T08:08:19.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2021-04-12more like thismore than 2021-04-12
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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 208 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Countries: Visas 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, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to negotiate a six month tourist visa for travellers from the UK to the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2021-04-20more like thismore than 2021-04-20
star this property answer text <p>During negotiations with the EU, the Government discussed arrangements for British Citizens travelling to the Schengen Area. Regrettably, the EU consistently maintained that British Citizens will be treated as third-country nationals under the Schengen Borders Code from 1 January 2021. This means that British Citizens are able to travel visa-free for short stays for up to 90 days in a rolling 180-day period. This is the standard length of stay that EU offers to nationals of eligible third countries that offer visa-free travel for EU citizens, in line with existing EU legislation.</p><p>British Citizens planning to stay longer will need permission from the relevant Member State(s). This may require applying for a visa and/or permit. Information about travel to Europe is available on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-1-january-2021</p><p>The UK's Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU notes that both the UK and EU currently provide for visa-free travel for short-term visits for each other's nationals in accordance with their respective laws. The detail of those arrangements is set by domestic law, reflecting the UK's position as a non-Member State. Negotiations with the EU have concluded and the Government is focused on the smooth, robust and effective implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The Government does not typically enter into bilateral agreements on visa-free travel.</p><p>The ending of the free movement of persons between the UK and the EU is a consequence of the UK's exit from the EU. The Government made clear that free movement of persons would end once the UK ceased to be a Member State of the EU, and left the EU single market. This fulfilled the Government's commitment to the British public to take back control of our borders and introduce a single, global immigration system.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
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less than 2021-04-20T11:07:46.617Zmore like thismore than 2021-04-20T11:07:46.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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star this property date less than 2022-06-01more like thismore than 2022-06-01
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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 Network Rail: Finance 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, whether his Department has plans to reduce the budget for Network Rail. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property uin 11723 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2022-06-13more like thismore than 2022-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The budget and outputs for Network Rail for day to day running of the railway (operations, maintenance and renewals) are set over five year Control Periods. The current Control Period 6 settlement guarantees this funding until March 2024.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
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less than 2022-06-13T16:48:08.603Zmore like thismore than 2022-06-13T16:48:08.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2022-07-04more like thismore than 2022-07-04
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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 Network Rail: Finance 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, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2022 to Question 11723 on Network Rail: Finance, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on passenger safety of decisions relating to the Control Period 7 budget for Network Rail. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property uin 30049 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2022-07-06more like thismore than 2022-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The budget for Control Period 7 is set through the Periodic Review Process, which culminates in the publication of the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA), which Government is required to produce by 28th October. These documents are developed following close discussion with Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Road to ensure all potential impacts are assessed, including on safety, which remains a top priority.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aldridge-Brownhills more like this
star this property answering member printed Wendy Morton more like this
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less than 2022-07-06T16:30:25.66Zmore like thismore than 2022-07-06T16:30:25.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Wendy Morton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-07more like thismore than 2016-03-07
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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 Aegean Sea: Refugees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the remit is of the NATO operation in the Aegean Sea relating to the refugee crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-15more like thismore than 2016-03-15
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to answers the Secretary of State for Defence, my right Hon. Friend the Member for Sevenoaks (Mr Fallon), gave to the House on 7 March (Official Record, Cols 23-37). The purpose of this NATO operation is to provide monitoring, surveillance, and reconnaissance (MSR) of the Aegean migration routes to better enable Turkish and Greek coastguards and Frontex (the EU’s border management agency) to intercept the migrant boats and disrupt the business model of illegal migration. It is worth noting that the formal mandate of NATO’s activity is neither interdiction nor search and rescue, but if UK vessels encounter migrants in distress at sea, they will be rescued in accordance with international obligations and arrangements made for them to be returned to land.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-03-15T15:34:46.187Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-15T15:34:46.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-07more like thismore than 2016-03-07
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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 Aegean Sea: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compatibility with international law of NATO ships operating in the Aegean Sea returning migrants to Turkey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property uin 30015 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-15more like thismore than 2016-03-15
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of this NATO activity is to provide monitoring, surveillance, and reconnaissance (MSR) of the Aegean migration routes to cue Turkish and Greek coastguards and Frontex (the EU’s border management agency) to intercept the migrant boats and disrupt the business model of illegal migration</p><p><br>If UK vessels encounter migrants in distress at sea, they will be rescued in accordance with international obligations and arrangements made for them to be returned to land. The choice of destination will be guided by international law and consideration for the safety of the migrants</p><p><br>The UK will act at all times in accordance with its obligations under domestic and international law. Turkey has agreed that rescued migrants who have travelled from Turkey can be returned to Turkey. We are co-ordinating our approach with our NATO Allies as well as with Frontex.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2016-03-15T15:23:05.513Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-15T15:23:05.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir David Lidington more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-03-16more like thismore than 2020-03-16
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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 Supermarkets: Coronavirus more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure supermarkets do not run out of food as a result of the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-03-23more like thismore than 2020-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government has well-established ways of working with the food industry during disruption to supply situations. Our retailers already have highly resilient supply chains and they are working around the clock to ensure people have the food and products they need. Industry is adapting quickly to any changes in demands, and food supply into and across the UK is resilient.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State is in regular dialogue with industry, including the British Retail Consortium and supermarket chief executives to discuss any additional support the Government can provide. To help supermarkets respond to this unprecedented demand we have already introduced new measures to keep food supply flowing. We have issued guidance to local authorities to allow extended delivery hours to supermarkets so that shelves can be filled up quicker, and we have implemented extensions to drivers’ hours.</p><p> </p><p>We fully recognise the additional pressures on our food supply chain as a result of recent events. The UK’s major supermarkets have last weekend issued a statement to encourage everyone to shop as they normally would and pull together to support those staying at home.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work closely with the industry over the coming days and months.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
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less than 2020-03-23T15:49:40.867Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-23T15:49:40.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-02more like thismore than 2020-06-02
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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 Welfare: Coronavirus more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the welfare of (a) animals and (b) domestic pets during the covid-19 lockdown. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property uin 53471 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-10more like thismore than 2020-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with a wide range of stakeholders to respond quickly and effectively to emerging issues which may impact animal welfare.</p><p>We are having regular meetings with the livestock industry to discuss the specific issues affecting each sector and to consider what interventions might be appropriate. We have provided detailed guidance on how to safely care for farm animals whilst maintaining social distancing. We are encouraging farmers to consider the financial support schemes introduced by the Government, including a specific Dairy Response Fund, which will be open to applications from 18 June and will provide up to £10,000 each to help those dairy farmers most in need of support.</p><p>The Government recognises that the zoos sector, including aquariums, faces unique circumstances and we are committed to working with the industry to understand the impacts. We have been engaging closely with the main industry association, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), and with individual zoos about the best way forward, also taking expert advice from Defra's Zoos Expert Committee.</p><p>Zoos are eligible to apply for a range of support schemes including the Job Retention Scheme, VAT deferral, Business Rates Relief, the Business Interruption Loan schemes, the option to reclaim the costs of Statutory Sick Pay and grant funding of up to £25,000. In addition, specifically for zoos in severe financial distress, the Government introduced a £14 million Zoos Support Fund for licensed zoos in England on 4 May.</p><p>As announced by the Prime Minister on 10 June, outdoor areas of zoos and safari parks will be allowed to reopen from 15 June, subject to appropriate social distancing measures being in place. This includes keeping indoor exhibitions, such as reptile houses and those in aquariums, closed, and ensuring other amenities like cafes offer take-away services only. The move follows close work by the Government with the zoo industry to ensure visitor numbers can be managed and safeguards are put in place. The decision to relax restrictions on these select outdoor attractions is part of the Government’s careful approach to easing the lockdown in phases, guided by the advice of scientific and medical experts and the fact the risk of transmission is much lower outdoors.</p><p>Officials continue to meet weekly with BIAZA and with the CEOs of the largest charitable zoos and aquariums in England providing a valuable forum to monitor concerns and seek insights from key sector representatives on current issues.</p><p>We are in regular contact with animal welfare charities to discuss their concerns and to see what actions can be taken so that the welfare of animals can be maintained through these difficult times.</p><p>We have also responded to, and continue, to respond to individual enquires from pet owners and pet related businesses.</p><p>To assist animal owners in these difficult times, the Government has issued the following guidance for owners and their animals which can be found on the GOV.UK website: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-animals" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-animals</a>. Throughout this crisis, veterinarians have been classed as key workers and practices have been permitted to remain open.</p><p>The Government has sought the expert advice of the Animal Welfare Committee on the potential impact of Covid-19 on animal welfare and the actions that might be taken to mitigate the risks. Their report, published on 4 June, will help inform our future actions in addressing the wider impact of Covid-19 on animal welfare: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awc-opinion-on-the-animal-welfare-issues-related-to-covid-19" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awc-opinion-on-the-animal-welfare-issues-related-to-covid-19</a></p><p>We continue to remain in close contact with the animal welfare sector about the situation facing organisations working with animals and to understand the impacts on the sector and their needs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
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less than 2020-06-10T16:51:46.217Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-10T16:51:46.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
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star this property date less than 2021-04-27more like thismore than 2021-04-27
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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 Genetically Modified Organisms: Licensing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has for the licensing of genetically modified crops for use in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2021-04-29more like thismore than 2021-04-29
star this property answer text <p>Currently no genetically modified (GM) crops are being grown commercially in the UK, but GM products are marketed as food and feed.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is committed to following a science-based approach to GM crop approval. Under current rules, GM crops and the products derived from them must be authorised before they can be used. This authorisation is dependent on a favourable risk assessment from our independent scientific experts. Defra’s policy is to maintain high standards that protect people, animals and the environment.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is currently reviewing the responses to the Government’s recent consultation on genetic technologies, which included early engagement to start gathering views on wider GM reform. The consultation ended on 17 March and a Government response will be published within three months of it closing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
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less than 2021-04-29T12:00:05.063Zmore like thismore than 2021-04-29T12:00:05.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
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