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star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Poverty 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on (a) relative and (b) absolute child poverty of (i) the two child limit for the child element of Tax Credit; and (ii) the removal of the family element of Child Tax Credit announced in the July Budget. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 9627 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 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to working to eliminate child poverty and improving life chances for children.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has carefully considered the impact of the tax and benefit reforms introduced in the Summer Budget. The intended impact of these reforms is to incentivise work, ensure work always pays, and then allow people to keep more of what they earn.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T10:33:47.77Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T10:33:47.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect on (a) relative and (b) absolute child poverty of the four year freeze announced in the Summer Budget 2015 on the uprating of (i) tax credits and (ii) child benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 9470 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 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to working to eliminate child poverty and improving life chances for children.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has carefully considered the impact of the tax and benefit reforms introduced in the Summer Budget. The intended impact of these reforms is to incentivise work, ensure work always pays, and then allow people to keep more of what they earn.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2015-09-16T16:32:59.753Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T16:32:59.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Tax Credit 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether families with disabled children born after 6 April 2017 will continue to receive both the child element of child tax credit and the new disability element on account of that child, irrespective of how many other children are in the household. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 7417 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 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
star this property answer text <p>As announced at Summer Budget, families will no longer be able to claim additional support through Child Tax Credit for third or subsequent children in a family where the child is born after April 2017.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Support through the disabled child element and severely disabled child element in Child Tax Credit will be maintained for children born after April 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2015-07-21T13:51:00.57Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-21T13:51:00.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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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
star 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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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 he has taken to inform parents receiving universal credit who have two or more children that if another child is conceived that child will not qualify for the child element of universal credit from 6 April 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 69954 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 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Changes to Universal Credit policy were announced on gov.uk, in 2015. Further details were published as part of the consultation in October 2016 and in response to the consultation in January 2017.</p><p> </p><p>To further support claimants we have published detailed UC claimant guidance. We have also advised stakeholders who will then advise their customers about the changes.</p><p> </p><p>Support is also being offered to claimants through our Jobcentres, by trained staff, as needed. The changes have been communicated to operational staff through implementation updates, learning and development products, and updates to operational guidance in advance of the implementation date.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-04-18T16:09:47.043Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T16:09:47.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
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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
star 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 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 oral contribution of the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work of 27 March 2017, Official Report, column 9, what plans he has to use the Flexible Support Fund to support claimants of employment and support allowance in the work-related activity group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 69601 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 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>Additional funding is being added to the Flexible Support Fund over the next two years, which will be available to support new claimants in the Employment and Support Allowance Work-Related Activity Group.</p><p> </p><p>The Flexible Support Fund may be used for a wide range of activities at the discretion of Jobcentre Plus District Managers and Work Coaches. Whilst not exhaustive, some of the activities that may be undertaken include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>support for Partnership activity, which is determined locally;</li><li>purchasing support to meet one-off claimant needs, for example funding travel to interview costs, equipment or clothing to start employment;</li><li>paying for replacement adult or child care to enable a claimant to undertake training, attend interviews or start work;</li><li>procure activities to enable claimants to either enter sustained employment or move closer to the labour market;</li><li>paying for adaptations to help a disabled claimant to access work placements;</li><li>training allowances for claimants undertaking some types of full time training, such as those attending a sector based work academy.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-04-18T16:44:36.34Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T16:44:36.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentre Plus: Staff 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 he has made of the effect on the workload of Jobcentre Plus staff of proposals to (a) close jobcentres, (b) increase the frequency of visits by some jobseekers and (c) introduce conditionality for people in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 68262 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 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>The proposed closure of Jobcentres is not a staff or service reduction programme, it is about redesigning our estate in a way that delivers value for the taxpayer while continuing to deliver vital support to our claimants. In fact these proposals will not lead to a reduction to the number of front line Jobcentre staff. The number of Work Coaches in Jobcentres is set to increase and we expect to have more Work Coaches in every nation and region in March 2018 compared to today.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-03-21T17:07:16.747Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T17:07:16.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-15more like thismore than 2017-03-15
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: East Ham 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 arrangements will be put in place for liaison between Barking Jobcentre Plus and Newham Workplace after the closure of East Ham Jobcentre Plus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 68181 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 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The relocation of the Jobcentre at East Ham to Barking which is 1.6 miles away is still only a proposal at this time.</p><p> </p><p>Where we are proposing to close a jobcentre we are taking all possible precautions to minimise disruption for customers and claimants and we are now collecting local, site-specific information which will be reflected in the final business case and taken fully into consideration when the final decision is made.</p><p> </p><p>Should the decision be made to close East Ham Jobcentre, the Department will continue to work with the Local Authority to ensure any claimant impacted will still have access to support provided by Workplace. Should this involve fares to another Jobcentre, consideration will be made as appropriate on the use of the flexible support fund.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T17:36:54.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T17:36:54.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: East Ham more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on clients with sensory and mobility impairments, and those unable to travel independently of the closure of East Ham Jobcentre Plus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 67871 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Throughout the development of the proposals for East Ham Jobcentre the department has been mindful of the impact on staff and customers as part of its duties under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. Statistical analysis of the potential impact of the proposals on people with the protected characteristics has informed high-level decision-making so far. As we obtain further local, site-specific information we will ensure any issues identified are also taken fully into consideration when the final decisions are made. Existing DWP processes make provision for those unable to travel independently to their designated Jobcentre.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T17:38:57.557Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T17:38:57.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: East Ham 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 assessment his Department has made of the effect of the closure of East Ham Jobcentre Plus on people in the local area trying to find work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 67870 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
star this property answer text <p>Throughout the development of these proposals, the department has been mindful of the impact on staff and customers as part of its duties under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. Statistical analysis of the potential impact of the proposals on people with the protected characteristics has informed high-level decision-making so far. As we obtain further local, site-specific information we will ensure any issues identified are also taken fully into consideration when the final decisions are made.</p><p> </p><p>Subject to further consideration of the proposal we hope to relocate all 31 staff and services from the current East Ham Jobcentre to Barking where we will continue to offer the same level of service to customers and claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The new site at Barking is 1.6 miles from the existing site and Jobcentre Plus is able to reimburse travel costs for those claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance or the equivalent claimants in Universal Credit for any attendance above their fortnightly signing appointment. In addition, those claiming Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support are not generally required to attend their local Jobcentre regularly</p><p> </p><p>In addition, our merged Jobcentres will continue to offer internet access to support claimants and we are working with local authorities as part of our ongoing partnership to improve digital access and capability.</p><p> </p><p>Where we are proposing to close a jobcentre we are taking all possible precautions to minimise disruption for customers, and vulnerable people will receive home visits and have the opportunity to make postal claims.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-03-20T17:44:26.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-20T17:44:26.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Jobcentres: East Ham more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of increased journey times and travel costs for people currently using East Ham jobcentre of its closure. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
unstar this property uin 67859 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-22more like thismore than 2017-03-22
star this property answer text <p>We have sought to to minimise the impact on claimants travel as far as possible. The new site at Barking is 1.6 miles from the existing site and Jobcentre Plus is able to reimburse travel costs for those claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance or the equivalent claimants in Universal Credit for any attendance above their fortnightly signing appointment. In addition, those claiming Employment and Support Allowance and Income Support are not generally required to attend their local Jobcentre regularly.</p><p> </p><p>Throughout our planning we calculated distances and journey times to Barking using a variety of methods to ensure accuracy, including online tools and timetables, information collected on local public transport routes, and input and scrutiny from local DWP staff and management. Rather than assess the travel time from customers’ homes to their current and proposed new Jobcentre, we have focused instead on the distances between existing and proposed Jobcentre locations to help customers better understand any differences in distance. This is to reflect the fact that people who travel to the Jobcentre will use whichever type of transport suits their personal circumstances, they may not be starting their journey from their home, and not all those who use our services are claimants.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, throughout the development of these proposals, the department has been mindful of the impact on staff and customers as part of its duties under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. Statistical analysis of the potential impact of the proposals on people with the protected characteristics has informed high-level decision-making so far. As we obtain further local, site-specific information we will ensure any issues identified are also taken fully into consideration when the final decisions are made.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-03-22T12:10:59.803Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-22T12:10:59.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this