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star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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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 Personal Care Services: Health and Safety 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 discussions she has had with representatives from the Local Government Association on the adequacy of health and safety registration procedures in relation to hair salons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 7651 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 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>We have not had any discussions with representatives from the Local Government Association on the adequacy of health and safety registration procedures in relation to hair salons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:25:06.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1166631
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Employment Schemes 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, how many people are participating in (a) the Work Programme and (b) Work Choice; and on what date the final participants will complete those programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 6405 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on the Work Programme, including information on starts, referrals and job outcomes is published and available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/work-programme-statistics--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/work-programme-statistics--2</a></p><p> </p><p>Statistics on the Work Choice programme, including information on starts, referrals and job outcomes is published and available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/work-choice-statistics-number-of-starts-and-referrals--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/work-choice-statistics-number-of-starts-and-referrals--2</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
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less than 2019-10-31T17:46:47.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T17:46:47.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
1166712
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what support is available to parents who are returning to work from parental leave who have to pay childcare costs upfront and get reimbursed in arrears under universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 6354 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting parents with moving into work and, as part of this, we increased the level of support for childcare costs from 70 per cent in legacy benefits to up to 85 per cent in Universal Credit (UC). The UC childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare and UC claimants can utilise both the free childcare entitlement and UC childcare costs in conjunction with each other for relevant hours. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>The UC childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare and UC claimants can utilise both the free childcare entitlement and UC childcare costs in conjunction with each other for relevant hours. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond the UC childcare element, claimants can be considered for two additional methods of funding childcare costs: the Flexible Support Fund (FSF) and Budgeting Advances.</p><p> </p><p>Work Coaches can support individual claimants with barriers that may prevent them from moving into employment. Each case is considered carefully on its own merits with financial help available to eligible claimants in advance for childcare. Where agreed, FSF will pay 100% of the upfront childcare costs up to the payment limits set that the claimant incurs between starting work and receiving their first wage.</p><p> </p><p>A budgeting advance is available for one-off urgent financial events for eligible UC claimants, such as upfront childcare, and is repayable over a period of up to 12 monthly instalments. Only one Budgeting Advance will be paid at a time and further advances will be unavailable until the balance of the previous Budgeting Advance is cleared.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 6355 more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T17:41:48.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T17:41:48.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4056
star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1166713
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Universal 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to provide the childcare element of universal credit to eligible parents before they pay high childcare costs without any support; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 6355 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting parents with moving into work and, as part of this, we increased the level of support for childcare costs from 70 per cent in legacy benefits to up to 85 per cent in Universal Credit (UC). The UC childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare and UC claimants can utilise both the free childcare entitlement and UC childcare costs in conjunction with each other for relevant hours. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>The UC childcare policy aligns with the wider government childcare offer, which includes free childcare hours and tax free childcare and UC claimants can utilise both the free childcare entitlement and UC childcare costs in conjunction with each other for relevant hours. This offer means that reasonable childcare costs should not form a barrier to work.</p><p> </p><p>Beyond the UC childcare element, claimants can be considered for two additional methods of funding childcare costs: the Flexible Support Fund (FSF) and Budgeting Advances.</p><p> </p><p>Work Coaches can support individual claimants with barriers that may prevent them from moving into employment. Each case is considered carefully on its own merits with financial help available to eligible claimants in advance for childcare. Where agreed, FSF will pay 100% of the upfront childcare costs up to the payment limits set that the claimant incurs between starting work and receiving their first wage.</p><p> </p><p>A budgeting advance is available for one-off urgent financial events for eligible UC claimants, such as upfront childcare, and is repayable over a period of up to 12 monthly instalments. Only one Budgeting Advance will be paid at a time and further advances will be unavailable until the balance of the previous Budgeting Advance is cleared.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 6354 more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T17:41:48.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T17:41:48.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4056
star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1166882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Universal 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants with children are not eligible for a budgeting advance to pay for upfront childcare costs due to (a) an existing budgeting advance, (b) not having made a debt repayment and (b) not claiming universal credit for a sufficient amount of time in the most recent period for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 6505 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
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less than 2019-10-31T17:45:17.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T17:45:17.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1166925
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star this property date less than 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Catering and Cleaning Services 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, with what companies does his Department hold contracts for (a) catering and (b) cleaning within its London-based estate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Greenwich and Woolwich more like this
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Matthew Pennycook more like this
star this property uin 6471 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 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
star this property answer text <p>Catering and cleaning on the whole DWP estate (including London) are delivered as part of a Total Facilities Management contract with Interserve Facilities Management. Catering is delivered by Compass as a sub-contractor to Interserve.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
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less than 2019-11-01T11:02:29.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-01T11:02:29.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Matthew Pennycook more like this
1156380
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star this property date less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
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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 Maternity Allowance 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 Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October to Question 2694 on Maternity Allowance, on what date her Department's messaging changed; and what the estimated number of days was in relation to that change. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 5404 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>From 15 October 19 all Enquiry Line greeting messages, Gov.uk and SMS messages were aligned to notify customers that the working day turn around for MA claims was 70 days. This estimate reflected potential concerns that processing times could increase still further – which did not ultimately prove to be the case. In light of this we are reviewing our messaging to ensure our actual processing times are correctly reflected.</p><p>SMS texts only go to those customers that provide mobile contact numbers and are automated from the mail opening unit on receipt of the claim form.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
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less than 2019-10-31T17:41:06.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T17:41:06.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1156130
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department defines what a reasonable chance of collection is before deciding to write-off arrears accrued under the Child Support Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 5054 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Where a receiving parent makes representations for the arrears to be collected, the Service will make every effort to trace the paying parent associated with the case and verify the arrears. The paying parent will also be given an opportunity to make representations as part of the process. Once the debt is moved to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) it will exhaust all available collection methods available in an attempt to secure a payment.</p><p> </p><p>Some of the collection options available to the CMS include imposing a deduction from earnings order and lump sum deduction orders. If all attempts are unsuccessful the debt may then be deemed uncollectable and write-off considered.</p><p /><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
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less than 2019-10-29T16:40:36.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T16:40:36.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1156131
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of receiving parent's arrears accrued under the Child Support Agency that were written off while a Deduction from Earnings Order was in place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 5055 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Only cases with CSA debt that haven’t made payments for the last three months are in scope for selection as part of the Compliance &amp; Arrears Strategy. Cases with a paying Deduction from Earnings Order in Place will not be selected.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
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less than 2019-10-29T16:45:29.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T16:45:29.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4488
star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1156132
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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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 Children: Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason receiving parents were not compensated for the decision to write-off arrears for money they were owed which accrued under the Child Support Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 5056 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 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Writing off some historic Child Support Agency (CSA) arrears was not a quick or easy decision, and involved exhausting other approaches to deal with the debt, including using debt collection agencies without success. Much of the debt that accrued under the CSA is now old and generally uncollectable, and most parents accept this.</p><p> </p><p>It is a long-established principle of the child maintenance system that where non-resident parents do not pay the maintenance they are legally required to pay, the obligation on the government is to do its best to ensure collection – not for the taxpayer to pay the maintenance.</p><p> </p><p>We are making one last attempt to collect the debt, where it is cost effective to do so and there is a reasonable chance of collection. Debts of smaller amounts may be written off as part of the process.</p><p> </p><p>Attempting to collect would have cost around £1.5bn, and would have recovered between £0.1bn and £0.6bn. Had we not written off we would have needed to maintain the debt indefinitely at a cost of £30 million per year.</p><p> </p><p>Addressing these cases will enable us to close the CSA completely and focus on collecting money that will benefit today’s children, and avoid the build-up of arrears in the Child Maintenance Service.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 5057 more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T16:49:20.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T16:49:20.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4488
star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this