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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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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
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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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 3 March (WA 278), what evidence they have that Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans were "poorly targeted and failed to help those most in need". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow 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 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL5963 more like this
HL5964 more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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143
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow remove filter
42898
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 3 March (WA 278), which authorities have decided to "wind-down their local Discretionary Social Fund replacement schemes following underspends this year". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL5963 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 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5962 more like this
HL5964 more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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46003
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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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
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston 21 October 2013 (WA 120–1), what estimate they have made of (1) fraud, (2) claimant error, and (3) departmental error, in the payment of Council Tax Benefit in 2012–13. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL6481 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 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> The information requested can be found in the latest national statistics on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/271654/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system-2012-13_estimates-160114.pdf" target="_blank">Fraud and Error in the Benefit System: 2012 to 2013 Estimates</a>. This report was published on 16 January 2014. The link to the report can be found here: <p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/271654/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system-2012-13_estimates-160114.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/271654/fraud-and-error-in-the-benefit-system-2012-13_estimates-160114.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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143
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452312
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, a claimant receiving Employment and Support Allowance work-related activity component prior to April 2017 who is reassessed after April 2017 but still found to be entitled to the work-related activity component would have their benefit reduced to the level of Jobseeker's Allowance. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL6213 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The changes as introduced to the House of Commons on 9<sup>th</sup> July 2015 would mean that existing claimants, whether in the work-related activity group or the support group, who undergo a work capability assessment after April 2017 and are placed in, or remain in, the work-related activity group, will continue to receive the work-related activity component.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6214 more like this
HL6215 more like this
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less than 2016-02-25T15:13:50.957Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T15:13:50.957Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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143
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452313
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, a claimant receiving Employment and Support Allowance support component prior to April 2017 who is reassessed after April 2017 and moved to the work-related activity group would have their benefit reduced to the level of Jobseeker's Allowance. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL6214 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The changes as introduced to the House of Commons on 9<sup>th</sup> July 2015 would mean that existing claimants, whether in the work-related activity group or the support group, who undergo a work capability assessment after April 2017 and are placed in, or remain in, the work-related activity group, will continue to receive the work-related activity component.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL6213 more like this
HL6215 more like this
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less than 2016-02-25T15:13:51.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T15:13:51.04Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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143
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow remove filter
452314
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, a claimant receiving Employment and Support Allowance prior to April 2017 who had to re-apply after April 2017 due to a change in their condition would have their benefit reduced to the level of Jobseeker's Allowance if they were found to be entitled to the work-related activity component. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL6215 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
star this property answer text <p>The changes as introduced to the House of Commons on 9<sup>th</sup> July 2015 would mean that existing claimants, whether in the work-related activity group or the support group, who undergo a work capability assessment after April 2017 and are placed in, or remain in, the work-related activity group, will continue to receive the work-related activity component.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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HL6213 more like this
HL6214 more like this
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less than 2016-02-25T15:13:51.107Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-25T15:13:51.107Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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143
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow remove filter
525104
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
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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 Holiday Accommodation: Fire Prevention more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many pensioners received Attendance Allowance in (1) London, and (2) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in each year since 2012, broken down between (a) the higher, and (b) the lower, rate. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL689 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-21more like thismore than 2016-06-21
star this property answer text <p>The numbers of claimants receiving higher or lower rate Attendance Allowance in (1) London and (2) the London Borough of Tower Hamlets are detailed below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Nov - 2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Nov - 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Nov - 2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Nov - 2015</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>London Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>138,710</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>133,470</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>131,930</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>130,760</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Higher</p></td><td><p>80,690</p></td><td><p>78,510</p></td><td><p>78,790</p></td><td><p>79,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lower</p></td><td><p>58,050</p></td><td><p>54,950</p></td><td><p>53,120</p></td><td><p>51,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Tower Hamlets Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3,420</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3,310</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3,380</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3,460</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Higher</p></td><td><p>2,030</p></td><td><p>2,020</p></td><td><p>2,100</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lower</p></td><td><p>1,380</p></td><td><p>1,290</p></td><td><p>1,290</p></td><td><p>1,260</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br><em>Source: DWP Tab Tool (Cases in Payment)</em></p><p><em>Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</em></p><p><em> Figures may not sum due to rounding.</em></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-06-21T15:21:57.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-21T15:21:57.807Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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61563
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities received additional Discretionary Housing Payment funding from the extra £20 million announced in October 2013; and how much was made available in each case. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL332 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information that has been requested was published on 24 March 2014 on GOV.UK and can be accessed through the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/295291/s3-2014.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/295291/s3-2014.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T14:44:54.6017361Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T14:44:54.6017361Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow remove filter
61564
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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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 more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Discretionary Housing Payment funding made available to local authorities in 2013–14 was unspent and returned to the Department for Work and Pensions at the end of the year. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL333 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 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is due to be published shortly as part of wider analysis on the use of Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) in 2013/14.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T13:02:42.620465Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T13:02:42.620465Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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143
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510237
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: Carers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star 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 instruct local authorities to ensure that Discretionary Housing Payments are awarded to full-time carers affected by the benefit cap until their exemptions are implemented. more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
star this property uin HL7443 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-19more like thismore than 2016-04-19
star this property answer text <p>It is important that local authorities are allowed to use their discretion to ensure Discretionary Housing Payments are awarded to those who most require assistance based on local circumstances. We have, however, amended the Discretionary Housing Payments Local Authority Good Practice Guide to reflect that those entitled to Carer’s Allowance or Universal Credit including the carer element should be considered as a priority group for whom Discretionary Housing Payments are specifically aimed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2016-04-19T16:23:15.35Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-19T16:23:15.35Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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