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star this property date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
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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: UK Membership of EU 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, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2016 to Question 37198, how many of the leaflets entitled Why the Government believes that voting to remain in the European Union is the best decision for the UK have been returned to his Department; and what the postage cost to the Government has been of such returns. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Corby more like this
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Tom Pursglove more like this
star this property uin 38782 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon Member to the Prime Minister's response of 25th May 2016. This information is not collated centrally by the Department.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2016-06-06T13:36:34.22Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T13:36:34.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Pursglove more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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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 Unemployment: West Midlands 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 information his Department holds on the correlation between the reduction in the rate of unemployment in the West Midlands between 2010 and 2016 and any trend in the number of people employed on zero-hour contracts in that region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 25638 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
star this property answer text <p>Figures published by ONS show that rising employment in the West Midlands since 2010 – reflected in falling unemployment – has been dominated by more people in full-time and permanent jobs.</p><p>Information on trends in zero-hours contracts over this period is not available on a consistent basis. This reflects the view of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that responses to questions about zero-hours contracts in the Labour Force Survey are likely to have been affected by greater awareness of the term itself.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-02-08T16:23:01.287Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-08T16:23:01.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
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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 Construction: Conditions of Employment 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 guidance her Department provides to the construction industry on the requirement of employee medicals as a pre-requisite for employment in that sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 135048 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-19more like thismore than 2018-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The Health &amp; Safety Executive (HSE) provides a range of general and construction-specific guidance on work-related health risk assessments, health surveillance, and medical surveillance required under health and safety law. This can be found on HSE’s website <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/index.htm</a> and</p><p><a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/healthrisks/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/healthrisks/index.htm</a></p><p> </p><p>Work in construction can involve exposure to a range of health hazards such as noise, vibration, chemicals and dusts. Employers are legally required to assess these risks to properly manage and control them.</p><p> </p><p>Control measures can include a health assessment before work starts to confirm a worker’s fitness for the work and establish a baseline for future health surveillance assessments. Some specific work activities, such as tunnelling in compressed air, require a medical assessment by an HSE Appointed Doctor.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-04-19T10:25:30.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-19T10:25:30.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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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 Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff by grade and full-time equivalence are currently employed by his Department in dealing with policy on benefit sanctioning. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torbay more like this
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Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
star this property uin 204233 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T16:33:35.4910338Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:33:35.4910338Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Adrian Sanders more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
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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 Housing Benefit: Lancashire more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of households in (1) the County of Lancashire, and (2) the Borough of Pendle, that will experience reductions in their housing benefit as a result of the new cap introduced on 7 November; and what will be the total estimated annual reduction in each area. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL3023 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-18more like thismore than 2016-11-18
star this property answer text <p>It is estimated that around 1,700 households in the County of Lancashire and 100 households in the Borough of Pendle will be affected by the lower benefit cap in 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>The annual benefit reduction from the lower cap is estimated to be around £3,900,000 in the County of Lancashire and £200,000 in the Borough of Pendle in 2016/17 if the cap was in place for the full financial year, however actual savings will be much lower in view of the lower cap only applying to the latter part of the year.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol><li>Estimates assume no behavioural responses - any behavioural responses to the lower cap, such as claimants moving into employment, would cause the number of households affected to reduce.</li><li>The number of capped households has been rounded to the nearest 100 households</li><li>Annual benefit reduction has been rounded to the nearest £100,000 per year.</li><li>Modelling for this assessment was conducted using administrative records held by the Department for Work and Pensions containing amounts of benefit paid (including Child Benefit, as paid by HM Revenue and Customs) and indicators of receipt of Working Tax Credit and exemption benefits such as Disability Living Allowance. This enables the separation of households into those excluded from the cap, and those which will be subject to it and by how much. The administrative records relate to November 2015, but have been adjusted to reflect the future benefit regime.</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><p>The benefit cap will be lowered from 7th November from £26,000 to £20,000, except in London where it will be lowered to £23,000 (a lower cap applies to single adult households). To help ensure Local Authorities are able to protect the most vulnerable Housing Benefit claimants and to support households adjusting to our welfare reforms, the Government will provide £870m funding for Discretionary Housing Payments over the next 5 years from 2016/17.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2016-11-18T14:17:30.417Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-18T14:17:30.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-23more like thismore than 2016-11-23
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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 Social Security Benefits: Disability 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 his Department's policy is on the provision of support for disabled people whose condition precludes them from attending face to face assessments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 54600 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The decision as to whether a paper-based review or a home visit is appropriate is made by the Healthcare Professional. Their decision on whether to do so is based on evidence provided by the claimant to support their claim including all medical evidence from the claimant’s GP, hospital doctor or other appropriate clinicians.</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 2016-11-29T15:06:57.757Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T15:06:57.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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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 Employment: Mental Illness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's response to the consultation, Work, health and disability: improving lives, what plans his Department has to improve mental health training for frontline staff in each region of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 117482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to continuing to build work coach capability to deliver personalised and tailored support. All work coaches across the Jobcentre Plus network receive training on supporting people with health conditions and disabilities and we have developed an enhanced mental health training programme, which is now available in every country and region across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the roll out of the Health and Work Conversation across the UK supports work coaches to continue to build engagement with claimants with disabilities and health issues, backed by comprehensive new training which builds skills of empathy and active listening. We have also recruited new disability employment advisers and community partners who are in place in every country and region of the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T12:09:48.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T12:09:48.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability 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 steps her Department is taking to reduce the disability employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 906122 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to improving outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027 gives us a clear, ambitious, and time bound goal.</p><p> </p><p>We set out our continued commitment to improving employment rates for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>. We believe people should get the support they need whatever their health condition or disability, whether that’s from their employer, from the health system or from the welfare system.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested in our Personal Support Package, which includes £330 million of funding over four years with a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants. We have recruited 300 additional Disability Employment Advisers and we are introducing 200 new Community Partners, bringing specialist advice and support into the Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting employers to help them recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions through Disability Confident, the Access to Work scheme, and specialist advisers in Jobcentres.</p><p> </p><p>Recognising the importance of enabling people to remain in work, we want to reform the Statutory Sick Pay system so that it more effectively supports returns to work, and we are exploring how to shape, fund and deliver transformational change to provide effective occupational health services that can support people in work.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T15:52:20.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T15:52:20.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the taper that is applied to wages is not applied to pensions in relation to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The taper is the rate at which Universal Credit is reduced to take account of earnings. It is specifically for in work claimants and linked to earnings to incentivise work, and those in work to earn more. Universal Credit has a single taper of 63 per cent so payments reduce in a transparent and predictable way as earnings increase. Universal Credit is a means tested benefit, and income other than earnings, such as pensions, is taken fully into account in the assessment of Universal Credit. This is consistent with how legacy means tested benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support treat pension income. Therefore it would not be consistent to extend the earnings taper to pensions income and doing so would also undermine the incentives to work for people of working age.</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 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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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 Zero Hours Contracts: Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what proportion of recorded employment was under a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 191422 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people employed on zero hours’ contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS figures for people in employment on zero hours’ contracts broken down by age, do not go back to 2010 and are only currently available up to April-June 2018. Therefore no directly comparable figures to the youth unemployment statistics cited are available.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of young people are not employed on zero hours’ contracts. In 2018 (Apr-Jun) there were 261,000 16-24 year olds on a zero hours’ contracts – representing only 6.9% of employed 16-24 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>This is down from 299,000 young people (7.8% of employed young people) in 2017 (Apr-Jun), but a slight increase from the first comparable data available, which shows in 2014 (Apr-Jun) there were 235,000 young people on a zero hours’ contract (or 6.3% of employed young people).</p><p> </p><p>Many people in full-time education are employed on zero hours’ contracts, in part because of the flexibility they provide. 18.5% of all people in 2018 (Apr-Jun) on zero hours’ contracts were in full-time education – compared to 2.3% of people not on a zero hours’ contract.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS data shows that the majority of people on zero hours’ contracts are happy with the hours provided by their zero hours’ contract.</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 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this