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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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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 the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that police officers have information on the amount of pension they would receive under a new pension scheme before they are required to make a decision on their participation in such a scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 225832 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The 2015 Police Pension Regulations will be laid before Parliament today<br>to allow the new pension scheme for Police Officers to come into force on 1 <br>April. The Home Office has published guidance for members of the scheme <br>alongside side this which is available at: <br>https://www.gov.uk/police-pension-reform<br><br>Information about the principles of the reforms has been in the public domain <br>for some time. This includes: the Reform Design Framework which was published <br>on the Home Office Website in September 2012; an online calculator which allows <br>officers to determine what benefits they might receive under the new <br>arrangements; and guidance that specifies which officers qualify for <br>transitional protection.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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 2015-03-05T16:03:56.807Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T16:03:56.807Z
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1528
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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432
star this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this
156012
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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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 the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with (a) the Northern Ireland Assembly and (b) the Scottish Government regarding reinstatement of pension rights for police widows and widowers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 214747 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The police pension schemes in Scotland and Northern Ireland are a matter for the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Assembly respectively.<br><br>Government has a general presumption against making this type of change to pensions and we do not consider that there are other workforces that are generally comparable to the UK Armed Forces. However, Ministers must be able to exercise discretion where there are compelling and clear arguments.<br><br>The special circumstances of our military personnel, including the level of risk that they face and the disruption to family life provide a unique set of circumstances, which are further bolstered by the Armed Forces Covenant. We believe these merit a move away, in the specific instance of the Armed Forces, from Government’s general presumption against making retrospective changes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 214748 more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T15:11:33.907Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T15:11:33.907Z
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1528
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
156013
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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 the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to treat all police widows and widowers whose spouses have died in the line of duty in the same way as armed forces personnel with regard to pension rights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 214748 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The police pension schemes in Scotland and Northern Ireland are a matter for the Scottish Government and the Northern Ireland Assembly respectively.<br><br>Government has a general presumption against making this type of change to pensions and we do not consider that there are other workforces that are generally comparable to the UK Armed Forces. However, Ministers must be able to exercise discretion where there are compelling and clear arguments.<br><br>The special circumstances of our military personnel, including the level of risk that they face and the disruption to family life provide a unique set of circumstances, which are further bolstered by the Armed Forces Covenant. We believe these merit a move away, in the specific instance of the Armed Forces, from Government’s general presumption against making retrospective changes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </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
star this property grouped question UIN 214747 more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T15:11:34.023Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T15:11:34.023Z
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1528
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
92866
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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 the Home Department, how many widows of police officers ceased to be entitled to a continued dependant's pension following remarriage in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 210101 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Information is not available for each of the last 10 years. Data collected for the police pension scheme valuation recorded 131 cessations of spouse pensions due to remarriages over the period 2008-12.<br><br>A small number of letters have been received in the Home Office from widows of police officers on this issue.<br><br>Under the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, in common with most other public service pension schemes of that time, benefits cease to be payable where a widow or widower remarries or cohabits with another partner. The rules were changed in 2006 for the 2006 Police Pension Scheme which was costed to allow for these benefits, and there are no proposals to apply these changes to the 1987 scheme in England and Wales. The police pension scheme in Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Government.<br><br>As part of the police pension scheme valuation as at 2012 the scheme actuary estimated that ignoring cessation on remarriage for current and future widows would increase the schemes’ liabilities in England and Wales by around £50 million based on recent rates of remarriage, not including the cost of reinstating pensions of widows who have already remarried.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
210102 more like this
210103 more like this
210104 more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T11:05:42.0044035Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T11:05:42.0044035Z
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1528
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
92867
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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 the Home Department, what recent representations she has received from widows of police officers on continuing entitlement to dependants' pensions on remarriage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 210102 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Information is not available for each of the last 10 years. Data collected for the police pension scheme valuation recorded 131 cessations of spouse pensions due to remarriages over the period 2008-12.<br><br>A small number of letters have been received in the Home Office from widows of police officers on this issue.<br><br>Under the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, in common with most other public service pension schemes of that time, benefits cease to be payable where a widow or widower remarries or cohabits with another partner. The rules were changed in 2006 for the 2006 Police Pension Scheme which was costed to allow for these benefits, and there are no proposals to apply these changes to the 1987 scheme in England and Wales. The police pension scheme in Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Government.<br><br>As part of the police pension scheme valuation as at 2012 the scheme actuary estimated that ignoring cessation on remarriage for current and future widows would increase the schemes’ liabilities in England and Wales by around £50 million based on recent rates of remarriage, not including the cost of reinstating pensions of widows who have already remarried.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
210101 more like this
210103 more like this
210104 more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T11:05:42.1663274Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T11:05:42.1663274Z
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1528
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
92868
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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 the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to allow police widows and widowers in England and Scotland in receipt of dependants' pensions to continue to receive such pensions in the event of remarriage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 210103 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Information is not available for each of the last 10 years. Data collected for the police pension scheme valuation recorded 131 cessations of spouse pensions due to remarriages over the period 2008-12.<br><br>A small number of letters have been received in the Home Office from widows of police officers on this issue.<br><br>Under the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, in common with most other public service pension schemes of that time, benefits cease to be payable where a widow or widower remarries or cohabits with another partner. The rules were changed in 2006 for the 2006 Police Pension Scheme which was costed to allow for these benefits, and there are no proposals to apply these changes to the 1987 scheme in England and Wales. The police pension scheme in Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Government.<br><br>As part of the police pension scheme valuation as at 2012 the scheme actuary estimated that ignoring cessation on remarriage for current and future widows would increase the schemes’ liabilities in England and Wales by around £50 million based on recent rates of remarriage, not including the cost of reinstating pensions of widows who have already remarried.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
210101 more like this
210102 more like this
210104 more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T11:05:42.3918107Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T11:05:42.3918107Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
92869
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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 the Home Department, if she will estimate the cost to the public purse of treating pensions for police widows and widowers in England and Scotland in the same way as those in Northern Ireland in respect of remarriage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 210104 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Information is not available for each of the last 10 years. Data collected for the police pension scheme valuation recorded 131 cessations of spouse pensions due to remarriages over the period 2008-12.<br><br>A small number of letters have been received in the Home Office from widows of police officers on this issue.<br><br>Under the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, in common with most other public service pension schemes of that time, benefits cease to be payable where a widow or widower remarries or cohabits with another partner. The rules were changed in 2006 for the 2006 Police Pension Scheme which was costed to allow for these benefits, and there are no proposals to apply these changes to the 1987 scheme in England and Wales. The police pension scheme in Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Government.<br><br>As part of the police pension scheme valuation as at 2012 the scheme actuary estimated that ignoring cessation on remarriage for current and future widows would increase the schemes’ liabilities in England and Wales by around £50 million based on recent rates of remarriage, not including the cost of reinstating pensions of widows who have already remarried.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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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210101 more like this
210102 more like this
210103 more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T11:05:42.5344489Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T11:05:42.5344489Z
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1528
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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4011
star this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
157011
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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 the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of what it would have cost to have continued paying police widows' pensions to those widows or widowers who lost their serving husbands or wives between 1987 and 2006, before officers had the option to opt in to a scheme which permitted payments to continue to a surviving spouse on remarriage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Andrew Bingham more like this
star this property uin 215397 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answer text <p>No such estimate has been made. The police pension schemes are administered locally by police forces, so data on this specific issue is not held centrally.</p><p> </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 2014-11-25T14:23:51.05Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-25T14:23:51.05Z
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1528
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Bingham more like this
178601
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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 Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with the Minister for Justice in the Northern Ireland Executive on changes to police pensions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 223828 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>As the hon Member is aware, the issue of police pensions in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter, and therefore the responsibility of the Minister for Justice David Ford MLA and the Northern Ireland Executive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T12:49:47.88Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T12:49:47.88Z
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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441
star this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
178603
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Pensions remove filter
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 Northern Ireland, what recent discussions she has had with retired or retiring members of the Police Federation on the new public service pension regulations for police officers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 223881 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>As the hon Member is aware, the issue of police pensions in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter, and therefore the responsibility of the Minister for Justice David Ford MLA and the Northern Ireland Executive.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T12:52:06.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T12:52:06.767Z
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1500
unstar this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this