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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimates he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of uprating state pensions for pensioners who live overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 254754 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
unstar this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">All political parties since WW2 have</del> <ins class="ministerial">Successive post-war Governments have followed</ins> the same policy. Up-rating UK State Pensions for recipients who are overseas residents is longstanding; state Pensions are payable worldwide and are up-rated where there is a legal requirement to do so.</p><p> </p><p>The policy on the up-rating of UK State Pensions paid to recipients living outside the UK has been in place for over 70 years. The UK State Pension is payable worldwide without regard to nationality. Entitlement to the UK State Pension is based on the national insurance contributions on a person’s national insurance record. The annual index-linked increases to UK State Pensions are paid to recipients overseas only where there is a legal requirement to do so, for example in EEA countries or in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement in place that provides for the up-rating of the UK State Pension. The Government has no plans to change the policy <ins class="ministerial">upheld by all previous Governments, Labour, Coalition and Conservative for the past 70 years.</ins> <del class="ministerial">of all Governments, Labour, Coalition or Conservative since WW2.</del></p><p> </p><p>The estimated costs of up-rating state pensions overseas where they are currently not up-rated are available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:41:54.393Z
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less than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:16:55.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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119892
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1037784
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, whether the Government has made an assessment of the change in the relative value of overseas UK pensioners' state pensions for each percentage fall in the value of the pound. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 206207 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong>No such assessment has been made. The exchange rate is subject to fluctuation. As a result state pension payments will change depending on the rate for foreign currency.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-15T12:21:43.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-15T12:21:43.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1046146
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star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, what the Government's policy is on whether all UK citizens living in the EU after 29 March 2019 and in receipt of a UK state pension will benefit from annual uprating of state pensions irrespective of whether all EU countries make reciprocal arrangement; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Christchurch more like this
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Sir Christopher Chope more like this
star this property uin 211095 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK State Pension will continue to be payable worldwide when the UK leaves the EU. Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, we have the basis on which to maintain State Pension up-rating when the UK exits the EU for those who are already receiving their UK State Pension as well as future UK State Pension recipients. We will wish to discuss State Pension up-rating for individuals not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement in future talks.</p><p> </p><p>As the Government set out in its Policy Paper ‘Citizens’ Rights – EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU’ we wish to secure continued reciprocal arrangements covering the up-rating of State Pensions even in the event of a no deal exit. If we exit the EU in these circumstances, we will up-rate the UK State Pension for those living in the EU in 2019-20.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T16:24:31.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T16:24:31.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Christopher Chope more like this
1047784
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to uprate the UK state pensions of non-UK nationals living in other EU States in 2019-20. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 212386 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
unstar this property answer text <p>UK State Pensions are payable worldwide without regard to nationality. The Government has committed to up-rate state pensions in the EU in 2019-2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T11:36:07.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T11:36:07.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, in which non-UK countries UK pensioners (a) receive and (b) do not receive an annual uprating to their state pension in accordance with the triple lock. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
star this property uin 228166 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-12more like thismore than 2019-03-12
unstar this property answer text <p>A list of overseas countries where the State Pension is up-rated annually is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-pensions-annual-increases-if-you-live-abroad/countries-where-we-pay-an-annual-increase-in-the-state-pension" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-pensions-annual-increases-if-you-live-abroad/countries-where-we-pay-an-annual-increase-in-the-state-pension</a></p><p> </p><p>A list of countries where State Pensions are in payment but are not uprated can be generated by accessing: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-03-12T10:21:23.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-12T10:21:23.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's document Estimated costs of uprating State Pension in frozen rate countries, recipients of the UK State Pension living overseas, if she will hold discussions with her counterparts in (a) Australia, (b) Canada, (c) New Zealand and (d) other countries about the potential benefits of a reciprocal agreement including the uprating of the pensions of their UK residents; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 239930 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department’s document ‘Estimated costs of uprating State Pension in frozen rate countries’ <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/estimated-costs-of-uprating-state-pension-in-frozen-rate-countries</a> shows that the estimated extra cost of up-rating the UK State Pension in countries where State Pension increases are not paid would be around £3 billion extra over five years, if all State Pensions in payment were increased to the amount that would have been payable if the recipients had never left the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The policy on the up-rating of UK State Pensions paid to recipients living outside the UK is clear and is a long-standing one of successive Governments since WW2. The annual index-linked increases are paid to UK State Pension recipients where there is a legal requirement to do so. For example, where UK State Pension recipients are living within the European Economic Area, Switzerland and Gibraltar or in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement in place that provides for the uprating of the UK State Pension. The Government has no plans to change this policy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T11:53:50.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T11:53:50.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1110301
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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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 State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, whether she plans to index the value of the UK state pension for British pensioners who live in Commonwealth countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Luke Pollard more like this
star this property uin 242248 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The policy on the up-rating of UK State Pensions paid to recipients living outside the UK has been in place for over 70 years. The UK State Pension is payable worldwide without regard to nationality. Entitlement to the UK State Pension is based on the national insurance contributions on a person’s national insurance record. The annual index-linked increases to UK State Pensions are paid to recipients overseas only where there is a legal requirement to do so, for example in EEA countries or in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement in place that provides for the up-rating of the UK State Pension. The Government has no plans to change the policy of all Governments, Labour, Coalition or Conservative since WW2.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T11:27:49.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T11:27:49.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luke Pollard more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to maintain annual increases to pensions of UK citizens residing in the Republic of Ireland in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 245661 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK and Ireland have signed a reciprocal agreement which will protect the social security rights of UK and Irish nationals living and/or working in each other’s state when the UK leaves the EU. The agreement, at the link below, allows for the payment of uprated state pensions to recipients living in Ireland.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/622/pdfs/uksi_20190622_en.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2019/622/pdfs/uksi_20190622_en.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T12:42:55.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T12:42:55.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
1122429
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, (a) when and (b) with which countries her Department last signed reciprocal agreements on the uprating of pensions of UK residents overseas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 246456 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK last signed a reciprocal social security agreement with Ireland on 1 February 2019 to preserve the rights established through the Common Travel Area arrangements and currently facilitated by EU law. The agreement includes the uprating of pensions for UK and Irish nationals living and/or working in each other’s state once the UK leaves the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T10:34:49.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T10:34:49.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 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 Work and Pensions, when her Department last held discussions with officials in the Government of (a) Australia, (b) Canada and (c) New Zealand on the establishment of reciprocal agreements in relation to the uprating of pensions of UK residents in those countries; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 246457 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to hold discussions on uprating pensions with officials from the governments of Australia, Canada or New Zealand and no recent discussions have occurred.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T10:42:45.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T10:42:45.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this