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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading European Social Fund 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 she has made of the number of employment support projects that are funded by the European Social Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 277848 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>European Social Fund (ESF) projects aim to increase labour market participation, promote social inclusion and develop the skills of the potential and existing workforce, including amongst the most vulnerable people in society.</p><p> </p><p>To date, 363 projects have set out to achieve this within the current England ESF programme (this figure excludes technical assistance projects), amounting to total investment worth £3.65 billion, around £2 billion of which is EU funded. This figure will increase as further projects are agreed and delivered over the lifetime of the programme.</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 2019-07-22T14:34:47.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:34:47.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1108738
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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
unstar 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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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 assessment she has made of the potential (a) cost to the public purse and (b) benefits of universal credit claimants receiving an up-front payment after making a valid claim for universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 239300 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 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to ensuring that Universal Credit works for all claimants. We listen to the concerns and views of organisations and individuals and have delivered improvements to better support claimants, and will continue to do so.</p><p> </p><p>New claimants can apply for a Universal Credit new claim advance, worth up to 100 per cent of a claimant’s indicative award, and are available up front, if there is a need. Advances are paid back over a period of 12 months and in the Autumn Budget 2018, we announced that from October 2021, the payback period for these advances will be extended further, up to 16 months.</p><p>This is just one of a number of measures the Department has put in place to support claimants such as paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit onto Universal Credit a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</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 2019-04-04T16:57:35.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-04T16:57:35.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
990322
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-18more like thismore than 2018-10-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Staff 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 steps her Department has taken to offer more hours to employees of her Department who are in receipt of universal credit; and how many employees of her Department in receipt of universal credit have secured such extra hours in order to comply with conditionality requirements. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 181309 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
unstar this property answer text <p>DWP employees claiming Universal Credit have no obligation to inform DWP they are on any benefit and DWP policy is clear that employees claiming benefits will not be treated more or less favourably than other staff.</p><p> </p><p>All requests for an increase in working hours are considered and agreed at a local level. Such requests will be handled in the same way regardless of the fact the employee is a Universal Credit claimant. Similarly, we keep no separate data as to whether requests for increase in hours are from employees on benefits or not. The fact that employees claim benefits has no bearing on the business decisions of DWP at organisational or individual level.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants who are in work with earnings above the Administrative Earnings Threshold are not currently expected to undertake any mandatory activity. Therefore there is currently no conditionality requirement.</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 2018-11-20T12:08:32.267Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T12:08:32.267Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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80410
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 answering member
4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
star this property tabling member
4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
904842
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-15more like thismore than 2018-05-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Self-employed 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 she has made of the number of self-employed claimants on universal credit full service who have remained self-employed once the Minimum Income Floor is applied at the end of their first 12 months of trading. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 144410 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 2018-05-21more like thismore than 2018-05-21
unstar 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 Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-05-21T13:50:50.82Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-21T13:50:50.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
838569
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Telephone 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, what estimate she has made of the number of communications sent out by Jobcentre Plus that include reference to the premium rate universal credit helpline number since 18 October 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 127389 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 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit telephone numbers previously used by the Department were not premium rate numbers and it is misleading to refer to them in this way. The 0345 numbers that were in use were charged at local rate and are included in the call packages of most mobile and landline phone deals.</p><p> </p><p>Any customer who raised a concern about the costs of calling the Department was offered a call back. We have no evidence that people did not call because they believed the service was a premium rate number.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure that customers dial the correct numbers, the Department has embarked on an exercise to update all its products. The Department’s electronic media, such as SMS text messages and Gov.uk website, were updated as the new freephone numbers were introduced. System generated notifications for Universal Credit Full Service were updated on 28 November. System notifications for Universal Credit Live Service were updated between 28 November and 31 January 2018.</p><p> </p><p>During the period that our products were being updated, any calls to a 0345 number were played a message that told them that that number had been replaced with a Freephone number, whilst giving them the new Freephone number to use.</p><p> </p><p>The current monthly cost to the Department for playing the recorded messages to provide the new freephone numbers is approximately £300.</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
127438 more like this
127440 more like this
127442 more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T11:45:14.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T11:45:14.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
838618
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Telephone 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, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who did not call the Universal Credit helpline as a result of believing that it was a premium rate number. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 127438 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 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit telephone numbers previously used by the Department were not premium rate numbers and it is misleading to refer to them in this way. The 0345 numbers that were in use were charged at local rate and are included in the call packages of most mobile and landline phone deals.</p><p> </p><p>Any customer who raised a concern about the costs of calling the Department was offered a call back. We have no evidence that people did not call because they believed the service was a premium rate number.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure that customers dial the correct numbers, the Department has embarked on an exercise to update all its products. The Department’s electronic media, such as SMS text messages and Gov.uk website, were updated as the new freephone numbers were introduced. System generated notifications for Universal Credit Full Service were updated on 28 November. System notifications for Universal Credit Live Service were updated between 28 November and 31 January 2018.</p><p> </p><p>During the period that our products were being updated, any calls to a 0345 number were played a message that told them that that number had been replaced with a Freephone number, whilst giving them the new Freephone number to use.</p><p> </p><p>The current monthly cost to the Department for playing the recorded messages to provide the new freephone numbers is approximately £300.</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
127389 more like this
127440 more like this
127442 more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T11:45:14.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T11:45:14.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
838620
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Telephone 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, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the premium rate helpline number for universal credit is not included in communications by JobCentre Plus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 127440 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 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit telephone numbers previously used by the Department were not premium rate numbers and it is misleading to refer to them in this way. The 0345 numbers that were in use were charged at local rate and are included in the call packages of most mobile and landline phone deals.</p><p> </p><p>Any customer who raised a concern about the costs of calling the Department was offered a call back. We have no evidence that people did not call because they believed the service was a premium rate number.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure that customers dial the correct numbers, the Department has embarked on an exercise to update all its products. The Department’s electronic media, such as SMS text messages and Gov.uk website, were updated as the new freephone numbers were introduced. System generated notifications for Universal Credit Full Service were updated on 28 November. System notifications for Universal Credit Live Service were updated between 28 November and 31 January 2018.</p><p> </p><p>During the period that our products were being updated, any calls to a 0345 number were played a message that told them that that number had been replaced with a Freephone number, whilst giving them the new Freephone number to use.</p><p> </p><p>The current monthly cost to the Department for playing the recorded messages to provide the new freephone numbers is approximately £300.</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
127389 more like this
127438 more like this
127442 more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T11:45:14.797Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T11:45:14.797Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
838622
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone 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, what assessment she has made of cost to her Department of the continued use of a premium rate number to play a recorded message to callers diverting them elsewhere. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 127442 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 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Universal Credit telephone numbers previously used by the Department were not premium rate numbers and it is misleading to refer to them in this way. The 0345 numbers that were in use were charged at local rate and are included in the call packages of most mobile and landline phone deals.</p><p> </p><p>Any customer who raised a concern about the costs of calling the Department was offered a call back. We have no evidence that people did not call because they believed the service was a premium rate number.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure that customers dial the correct numbers, the Department has embarked on an exercise to update all its products. The Department’s electronic media, such as SMS text messages and Gov.uk website, were updated as the new freephone numbers were introduced. System generated notifications for Universal Credit Full Service were updated on 28 November. System notifications for Universal Credit Live Service were updated between 28 November and 31 January 2018.</p><p> </p><p>During the period that our products were being updated, any calls to a 0345 number were played a message that told them that that number had been replaced with a Freephone number, whilst giving them the new Freephone number to use.</p><p> </p><p>The current monthly cost to the Department for playing the recorded messages to provide the new freephone numbers is approximately £300.</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
127389 more like this
127438 more like this
127440 more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T11:45:14.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T11:45:14.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
810718
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Leasehold 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 Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Ministerial statement HCWS384 on 21 December 2017 on commonhold and leasehold reform, what plans he has to provide local authorities with the additional resources necessary to enable trading standards to provide leaseholders with comprehensive information on the various routes to redress. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 121063 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 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
unstar this property answer text <p>We are in discussions with Trading Standards and the Leasehold Advisory Service on the process for providing leaseholders with comprehensive information on routes to redress and will provide more details shortly.</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 2018-01-08T16:21:04.223Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T16:21:04.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
784798
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Evictions 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 Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) served with a section 21 notice by a council or registered housing provider, who are universal credit claimants; and what information his Department holds on the number of people who have been served with such a notice as a result of delays in payment of a universal credit claim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 111546 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 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held by the Department.</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 2017-11-13T17:09:44.83Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T17:09:44.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this