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Terms and conditions of use


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Whilst the History of Parliament Trust shall use their reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, the History of Parliament Trust shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of this site or from the inability to use this site, or from the use of any information contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such information.

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Whilst the History of Parliament Trust shall use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, the History of Parliament Trust will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Access to this site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in circumstances of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the control of the History of Parliament Trust.


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History of Parliament Trust reserves the right to publish, delete, edit or otherwise modify submitted material, and to include it in any media now known or later developed. Publication of any material remains at our sole discretion.

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Contributors who violate these terms and conditions may be suspended or banned from posting.


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These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any dispute arising from them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.