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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Health 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 the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure the new Abortion and Abortion Care Fact Sheet for schools is balanced and objective in its use of language. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
unstar this property uin 252525 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Abortion and Abortion Care Factsheet was produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.</p><p>Schools are free to determine which resources they use, including materials to develop professional knowledge. Head teachers and subject specialists are best placed to make those decisions. The Department does not prescribe what must and must not be used.</p><p>Many schools work with specialist subject associations who help schools to access high quality materials, including resources that they have quality assured.</p><p>The Department is clear that in teaching about sensitive issues such as abortion, any teaching must be age-appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:21:45.763Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this
1125672
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Land 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 Education, what estimate his Department has made of the total loss of former public land to academy trusts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
unstar this property uin 252621 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>When schools convert to academy status, in the vast majority of cases there is no loss of publicly funded land. Most school sites are owned by a local authority (LA). When such schools convert, the LA retains ownership of the land and leases it to the academy trust. Only where a school already owns their own land prior to conversion, and even then only in some instances, will the freehold transfer to the new academy trust. Further information on these land arrangements are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice</a>.</p><p>Where publicly funded land is legally held by an academy trust, it remains ‘publicly funded’ and therefore protected by legislation. No one can dispose or change the use of publicly funded school land without first getting consent from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education. Should an academy close, or part of the land become surplus, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has powers to return it to the LA, to transfer it to another academy, or to return the proceeds of any sale to the local authority.</p><p>As a further safeguard, all academy funding agreements since at least 2014 should contain an option for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State to acquire the academy trust’s legal interest in its land for nil consideration on the termination of the funding agreement. A version of this option was also in common use prior to 2014, but we do not have any central record of the rare instances in which it may have been absent.</p><p>The Department has not estimated the financial value of land without such an option in place. This is because even where this may be the case, all publicly funded land at academies remains subject to Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010. This allows the Secretary of State to direct the transfer of the land back to the local authority, or another academy trust, should the school cease to be an academy or seek to dispose of the land.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252623 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.807Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4603
star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1125674
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies: Land 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 Education, what estimate he has made of the financial value of public land which academy trusts own under contracts which do not contain the right of his Department to acquire the land at no cost upon termination of the funding agreement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
unstar this property uin 252623 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>When schools convert to academy status, in the vast majority of cases there is no loss of publicly funded land. Most school sites are owned by a local authority (LA). When such schools convert, the LA retains ownership of the land and leases it to the academy trust. Only where a school already owns their own land prior to conversion, and even then only in some instances, will the freehold transfer to the new academy trust. Further information on these land arrangements are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/academy-land-transfer-advice</a>.</p><p>Where publicly funded land is legally held by an academy trust, it remains ‘publicly funded’ and therefore protected by legislation. No one can dispose or change the use of publicly funded school land without first getting consent from my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education. Should an academy close, or part of the land become surplus, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State has powers to return it to the LA, to transfer it to another academy, or to return the proceeds of any sale to the local authority.</p><p>As a further safeguard, all academy funding agreements since at least 2014 should contain an option for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State to acquire the academy trust’s legal interest in its land for nil consideration on the termination of the funding agreement. A version of this option was also in common use prior to 2014, but we do not have any central record of the rare instances in which it may have been absent.</p><p>The Department has not estimated the financial value of land without such an option in place. This is because even where this may be the case, all publicly funded land at academies remains subject to Schedule 1 of the Academies Act 2010. This allows the Secretary of State to direct the transfer of the land back to the local authority, or another academy trust, should the school cease to be an academy or seek to dispose of the land.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252621 more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:24:11.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1125680
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Education: Rural Areas 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 Education, which (a) Local Education Authorities and (b) Academy Chains undertook a rural proofing review of policies adopted in 2018-19. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 252478 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>​The information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published guidance on rural proofing for which local authorities, and others, can apply if they wish. The information is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rural-proofing" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/rural-proofing</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T11:54:52.093Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T11:54:52.093Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1125699
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Inspections 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 Education, how many schools in England that are due to close have been inspected by Ofsted in the last 12 months; how much did each such inspection cost; and what the outcomes were of each of those inspections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
unstar this property uin 252627 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:23:41.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:23:41.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1125701
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Inspections 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 Education, how much notice (a) schools and (b) local authorities are given for Ofsted school inspections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
unstar this property uin 252629 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:26:33.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:26:33.827Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
1125325
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions 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 Education, by what date he plans to conclude the consultation on how to make schools accountable for the outcomes of permanently excluded children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
unstar this property uin 252039 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to making schools accountable for pupils who are permanently excluded. As stated in the review of school exclusion led by Edward Timpson, this will require careful design. The Department will work with education leaders over the summer to design a consultation on how to deliver this in practice, including seeking views on how to mitigate the potential unintended consequences that are identified in that review. The consultation will be launched in the autumn and will comply with the Government’s published consultation principles.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:32:34.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:32:34.38Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4356
star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1125326
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions 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 Education, what steps he Is taking to minimise waiting times for permanently excluded pupils to be found a new school place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
unstar this property uin 252040 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s response to Edward Timpson’s review of school exclusion sets out our commitment to ensure that pupils who have been excluded from school continue to benefit from high-quality education.</p><p> </p><p>There are already duties in place to ensure children who are excluded from school are in education from the sixth day of their exclusion. The education provided must be full-time, or as close to full-time, if full-time would not be in a child’s best interests because of his or her health needs.</p><p> </p><p>Statutory guidance is also clear that schools should help to minimise the disruption that exclusion can cause to an excluded pupil’s education including considering starting alternative provision as soon as possible after the exclusion. In the case of a looked after child, the school and the local authority should work together to arrange alternative provision from the first day following the exclusion. Where it is not possible, or not appropriate, to arrange alternative provision during the first five school days of an exclusion, the school should take reasonable steps to set and mark work for the pupil.</p><p> </p><p>Fair access protocols exist to ensure that, outside the normal admissions round, unplaced children, especially the hardest to place and most vulnerable, are offered a place at a suitable school as quickly as possible. However, the Department is aware there can be delays in the in-year admission of such children. As such, the Department is currently considering improvements to the in-year admission process, including Fair Access Protocols, to ensure that all children, especially the most vulnerable, can access a new school place as quickly as possible.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:37:27.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:37:27.13Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4356
star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1125329
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupil Exclusions 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 Education, with reference to his oral statement of 7 May 2019 on the Timpson Review of school exclusions, Official Report column 479, what steps he plans to take to reduce off-rolling before the start of the next school year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
unstar this property uin 252042 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department is clear that off-rolling is unacceptable, and while it believes this practice is relatively rare, the Government is committed to continue to work with Ofsted to define and tackle the practice of off-rolling.</p><p>Ofsted already considers records of children taken off roll and has recently consulted on proposals that will see a strengthened focus on this issue. It has proposed that where inspectors find off-rolling, this will always be addressed in the inspection report, and where appropriate will lead to a school’s leadership being judged inadequate. Ofsted will publish the outcome of its consultation soon.</p><p>In response to Edward Timpson’s review of school exclusion, the Department has committed to working with education leaders over the summer to design a consultation on making schools accountable for the outcomes for permanently excluded children, to be launched in the autumn. Among other things, the Department will seek views on how to mitigate the potential unintended consequences Edward Timpson has identified in his review, including how to tackle the practice of off-rolling.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:21:31.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:21:31.94Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4356
star this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
1125437
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Training 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 Education, whether a training budget is available to teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
unstar this property uin 252097 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department knows that continuing professional development (CPD) is integral to improving the quality of teaching. Effective, evidence-based CPD strengthens practice, builds confidence and, crucially, improves outcomes for pupils.</p><p>For CPD to be effective, however, it must be tailored to the needs of the individual. That is why decisions relating to CPD, including budgets, rightly rest with schools, headteachers and teachers.</p><p>The Department recognises that more can be done to improve the take-up of high quality evidence-based CPD in schools. That is why the CPD Expert Group has re-convened to develop recommendations that ensure that all teachers have access to high quality, meaningful support and CPD, drawing on the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development (published in July 2016) and the accompanying implementation guide.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:31:55.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:31:55.447Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this