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star this property date less than 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to nominate any UK women for vacancies arising in 2018 on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL4468 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 2018-01-18more like thismore than 2018-01-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently considering whether to nominate a UK candidate for vacancies arising on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-18T15:10:21.76Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-18T15:10:21.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will nominate a candidate to the UN Committee for Ending Discrimination Against Women. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
star this property uin HL4558 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is composed of 23 members. There will be an election later this year to replace 12 of these members, whose terms of office expire on 31 December 2018. The Government is not currently planning to make nominations for this Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T17:10:40.043Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T17:10:40.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4772 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 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The full-time gender pay gap is the lowest it has ever been but the Government is committed to eliminating the gender pay gap entirely.</p><p>We introduced ground-breaking legislation last year requiring all large employers to report their gender pay gaps. The best employers will use this information to take action to close their gaps.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-22T16:11:50.487Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T16:11:50.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-01-22
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the decision will be made whether to nominate a UK woman for the vacancies arising in 2018 to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women; and whether they will publish the outcome of their decision before the 7 March deadline for the 2018 election. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
star this property uin HL4922 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 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering a range of factors and will make a decision on whether to nominate a UK candidate for the vacancies arising in 2018 to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women by the 7 March deadline.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-01-31T13:33:26.647Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-31T13:33:26.647Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Public Appointments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what recent representations she has received on the role of women in public life; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 211750 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>I receive regular representations on many issues including the role of women in public life.</p><p>We are removing barriers that prevent women from progressing in public life. For example, the Government has established the Centre for Public Appointments (CPA) in the Cabinet Office to ensure best practice is followed. As a result, the proportion of new female appointees to public boards has increased to 39%. We have also supported political parties to increase women’s representation thorough a combination of legislative and voluntary measures.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T09:03:28.8801937Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:03:28.8801937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Appointments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, how many (a) men and (b) women her Department has publicly appointed in each of the last five years; and how much has been paid to each (i) man and (ii) woman. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 211836 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office made the following public appointments to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in each of the last five years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female*</p><p> </p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>* includes two reappointments</p><p>The EHRC Chair and Deputy Chair posts are salaried and the salaries over the period are shown below. The significant reduction in the remuneration is a result of the reduction in terms and conditions following the Government’s comprehensive review of the EHRC:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair (male)</p></td><td><p>£124,000</p></td><td><p>£124,000</p></td><td><p>£147,000</p></td><td><p>£65,000</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair (female)</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£55,838</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Deputy Chair (both female)</p></td><td><p>£59,533</p></td><td><p>£65,800</p></td><td><p>£65,800</p></td><td><p>£85,000 (including period as interim Chair)</p></td><td><p>£23,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Commissioners receive £400 a day plus expenses. In addition, two male Disability Commissioners were required to carry out additional work during the period, therefore additional payments were made as shown:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p><strong>2009/10</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Chair of the Inquiry into disability related harassment</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£8,875</p></td><td><p>£11,750</p></td><td><p>£2,375</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lead on Disability Committee Review</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>£18,800</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total of fees and expenses paid each year to each Commissioner is available in the relevant EHRC annual report and accounts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T09:02:42.0148887Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:02:42.0148887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Castes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what representations she has received on the timetable for the amendment of the definition of race to include caste in the Equality Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Foyle more like this
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Mark Durkan more like this
star this property uin 214592 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 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>Since July 2013 when the timetable was published, the government has received a number of representations from MPs, Peers, organisations and individuals. These representations have concerned whether the timetable should go ahead as well as the length of time required to implement the various stages it contains. Representations from organisations in particular have included both those in favour of and those opposed to the introduction of legislation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T13:12:09.92Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T13:12:09.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Durkan more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to address the gender pay gap in the financial sector and to increase female representation at board level in FTSE100 companies; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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Ms Diane Abbott more like this
star this property uin 215168 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The gender pay gap in the UK is at an historic low. In the financial &amp; insurance activities sector, the overall gender pay gap is (including both part time and full time workers) down from 44.3% in 2011 to 40.2% in 2014. However, the sector still has a completely unacceptable pay gap of around twice the national average, so more needs to be done. We are strongly encouraging more girls to consider maths and science-related careers through the “Your Life” initiative. Women in the sector will also benefit from the many other measures we are taking to drive the pay gap down further, including extending flexible working to all employees; introducing Shared Parental Leave; and bringing in new childcare tax provisions. We are also providing free software to companies for them to calculate any pay gaps and to analyse the causes of them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK takes a voluntary approach increasing the numbers of women on boards. We are making progress with the Lord Davies business-led initiative to achieve 25% women on boards by 2015 and have moved from 12.5% to nearly 23% of women on the boards of the top 100 companies since 2011. For the first time, every board of Britain’s top 100 companies has at least one woman. Government will continue to work closely with investors, regulators, head hunters and businesses to implement his recommendation of 25% women on boards by 2015.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T16:39:26.693Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T16:39:26.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Diane Abbott more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Discrimination more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to tackle discrimination of disabled people in the UK workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 215738 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government is fully committed to the Equality Act 2010, which prohibits employers from discriminating against their disabled employees and job applicants with a disability. Employers are also required to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees so that they can work on a similar basis to employees that do not have a disability. Where an employee or potential employee believes that they have experienced disability discrimination, they can make a claim to an employment tribunal within six months of the alleged discrimination taking place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to ensuring that all disabled people have the opportunities, chances and support that they need to gain and remain in employment, and there is a range of available provision to help them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Equality Ac 2010 only applies to England Wales and Scotland. Northern Ireland has its own disability discrimination legislation - Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-12-01T14:29:23.637Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T14:29:23.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Ministers for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department has taken to promote the use of role models for women in business. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Chester more like this
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Stephen Mosley more like this
star this property uin 906309 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 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>We are actively promoting female role models on our new ‘Women in Enterprise’ web page (<a href="http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/women-in-enterprise/" target="_blank">http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/women-in-enterprise/</a> ) and as part of our Great Business campaign. We have invested £1.9m in the Get Mentoring project, which recruited and trained over 6000 mentors to specifically support female entrepreneurs. We announced earlier this month that we would build on this programme by holding a series of ‘Meet a Mentor’ events for women in venues across the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Loughborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Nicky Morgan more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T12:05:20.133Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T12:05:20.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Mosley more like this