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star this property date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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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 China: Older People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department provides for care in the community for the elderly in China. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 64035 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-22more like thismore than 2017-02-22
star this property answer text ​<p>The Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office does not provide direct support for care in the community for the elderly in China. However, this financial year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has funded three projects that relate to the provision of care to the elderly in China, which all involve collaboration between UK and Chinese partners in the healthcare sector.</p><p> </p><p>The three projects amount to £200,000. It is worth noting that in December British organisations signed deals worth in excess of £100 million during the largest ever healthcare trade mission to China. Given wider demographic trends, the elderly care sector in China is an area of potential future commercial opportunity, to which UK providers are well-placed to respond. Sharing world class British expertise in public healthcare will therefore help to create further commercial opportunities for UK companies in China, which in turn will help safeguard and create jobs in the UK and strengthen the healthcare sector in the UK.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2017-02-22T17:32:16.313Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-22T17:32:16.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-21more like thismore than 2016-11-21
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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 NHS 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 Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the change in the level of NHS England's administration costs since the introduction of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 54009 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
star this property answer text <p>“Total Administration Costs” spending outturns are reported each year in NHS England’s own Annual Report and Accounts. The following table confirms the figures reported in those accounts:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£ million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>1,898</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>1,780</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>1,649</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Therefore, the change in these costs equates to £249 million, a decrease of 13% in cash terms over the three completed financial years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2016-11-24T15:07:35.89Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-24T15:07:35.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: Closures 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, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of jobcentre and Jobcentre Plus closures on the ability of jobcentre users to access job opportunities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 6966 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
star this property answer text <p>Work Coaches work with claimants to ensure that they optimise their chances in the labour market.</p><p> </p><p>This includes supporting claimants to develop their confidence and capability to access the widest range of job opportunities, signposting to suitable sources of vacancies and specialist services.</p><p> </p><p>This support is a core element of the jobcentre service which will be provided from the claimant’s new jobcentre.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-09-07T16:01:16.127Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-07T16:01:16.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
846306
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Payments 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, for what reasons the decision was taken to pay universal credit claims to a single bank account in a household. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 128972 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>When couples make a joint claim to Universal Credit, both are responsible for servicing the claim, and both benefit from the claim. A single payment of Universal Credit enables a household to clearly see the effect of their decisions about work on total household income. The Government believes that people within a household are best placed to make the money management choices that are most appropriate for them and a single payment enables them to do just that.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Universal Credit is designed to mirror work so that when claimants enter work there are only a minimal number of changes for claimants to undergo. As employers pay employees and do not divide salary payments amongst households, the UC payment arrangements mirror that.</p><p> </p><p>Research carried out for the Department for Work and Pensions suggest that only 2 per cent of married couples and 7 per cent of cohabiting couples keep their finances completely separate, so these arrangements fit with how the majority of people organise their lives. In exceptional circumstances, if a couple do not agree on an account into which their Universal Credit is to be paid, a decision maker in the Department will nominate a person in the household. This is to ensure protection for the welfare of the family.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 128973 more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T12:54:21.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T12:54:21.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
846308
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Payments 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 the evidential basis was for the decision to pay couples claiming universal credit in a single payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 128973 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>When couples make a joint claim to Universal Credit, both are responsible for servicing the claim, and both benefit from the claim. A single payment of Universal Credit enables a household to clearly see the effect of their decisions about work on total household income. The Government believes that people within a household are best placed to make the money management choices that are most appropriate for them and a single payment enables them to do just that.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Universal Credit is designed to mirror work so that when claimants enter work there are only a minimal number of changes for claimants to undergo. As employers pay employees and do not divide salary payments amongst households, the UC payment arrangements mirror that.</p><p> </p><p>Research carried out for the Department for Work and Pensions suggest that only 2 per cent of married couples and 7 per cent of cohabiting couples keep their finances completely separate, so these arrangements fit with how the majority of people organise their lives. In exceptional circumstances, if a couple do not agree on an account into which their Universal Credit is to be paid, a decision maker in the Department will nominate a person in the household. This is to ensure protection for the welfare of the family.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 128972 more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T12:54:21.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T12:54:21.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4385
star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
756154
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star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment 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 assessment he has made of the potential financial effect on people aged between 65 and 69 who, when mandated to migrate from disability living allowance to personal independence payment, may lose entitlement to mobility elements due to the different criteria of those benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 7362 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>When PIP was first introduced, the Government worked with Motability to design an extensive Transitional Support package to support Motability customers who were not awarded the enhanced mobility component on reassessment from DLA to PIP. This gives significant help, including up to £2,000 lump or a lease extension for 6 months, the option to buy their old scheme vehicle, and can obtain help to adapt any new, non-scheme vehicle.</p><p> </p><p>More people between the age of 60-64 have had successful reassessment claims for PIP than any other age group. The following link shows the full reassessment results here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-october-2016" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/personal-independence-payment-april-2013-to-october-2016</a></p><p> </p><p>Table 8c has the analysis by age:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/576641/pip-official-statistics-dla-to-pip-reassessment-outcomes-october-2016.ods" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/576641/pip-official-statistics-dla-to-pip-reassessment-outcomes-october-2016.ods</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T14:21:57.567Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T14:21:57.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-30more like thismore than 2017-10-30
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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
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment 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 estimate he has made of the number of people who have been awarded the enhanced rate of the mobility component of personal independence payment on the basis of psychological distress when planning and undertaking a new or familiar journey. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 110262 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
star this property answer text <p>We only hold data on claimants’ primary conditions. Since psychological distress is a symptom of multiple physical and mental health conditions we are unable to provide a breakdown of the number of claimants suffering from psychological distress who have been awarded the enhanced Mobility rate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2017-11-06T14:37:14.57Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-06T14:37:14.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
683103
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star this property date less than 2017-02-01more like thismore than 2017-02-01
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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
star this property hansard heading Inflation 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, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent trends in inflation on low income families with children; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 62698 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-09more like thismore than 2017-02-09
star this property answer text <p>We have not assessed the very latest trends in inflation on low income families with children but have supplied latest published estimates for 2014/15 in the form of absolute low income rates and numbers for children and their families.</p><p> </p><p>Rates and numbers of children in both relative and absolute low income households are published annually in Households Below Average Income. Chapter 4 in ‘supporting tables’ show various income breakdowns for children and their families</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201415" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/households-below-average-income-199495-to-201415</a></p><p> </p><p>The absolute low income threshold is based on 60% of median income in 2010/11 and is then uprated by inflation for each year thereafter. As such the absolute measure captures how low income has changed with reference to inflation.</p><p> </p><p>Latest data show:</p><p>- Since 2010 there are 200,000 fewer children in absolute low income (and 100,000 fewer children in relative low income) on a Before Housing Costs basis.</p><p>- In 2015 there were 2.3 million children in absolute low income Before Housing Costs – a joint record low.</p><p>- Between 2014 and 2015, average incomes grew at their fastest rate since 2002.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This Government is committed to building a country that works for everyone – not just the privileged few. That is why our forthcoming Green Paper will identify and address the root causes of child poverty and disadvantage, building on the new statutory indicators of parental worklessness and children’s educational attainment set out in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-02-09T17:07:37.01Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-09T17:07:37.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Drugs 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 Health and Social Care, whether he has undertaken an impact assessment on the potential beneficial effects of regulating the dispensing of special medicinal products in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 167294 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
star this property answer text <p>We have made no such assessment. The supply of special medicinal products is regulated in the United Kingdom by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012. In addition, in England, NHS dispensing by pharmacies is regulated by the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-09-04T16:00:47.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-04T16:00:47.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
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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
star 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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit applicants have applied for payments to be paid to (a) the household and (b) split between adults in the same household to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire remove filter
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 122124 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>We do not record statistics on the number of applications for split payments.</p><p> </p><p>However, in June 2017, 370,000 households were receiving a payment for Universal Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-01-16T17:53:43.87Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T17:53:43.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this