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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Advisory Bodies more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what quality control and audit procedures are in place to ensure that their advisory committees perform to the highest standards, that they are using up-to-date methodology and science, and that their advice is sound and accepted by the broader scientific community. more like this
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The Countess of Mar 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p><em>All committees operate according to the guidelines and standards outlined in the </em>Code of Practice for Science Advisory Committees (CoPSAC[1]). Any advisory committee that is classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) is also subject to <em>formal Cabinet Office procedures including a full triennial review. </em></p><p><em> </em></p><p> </p><p>CoPSAC is underpinned by The Principles of Scientific Advice to Government', published in 2010 (Annex A to CoPSAC), and the ‘Nolan' principles for public life (the “Seven Principles of Public Life” (Annex C).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The principles “provide a foundation on which independent scientific advisers and government departments should base their operations and interactions”. Members are also expected to abide by the Nolan Principles, which include the principles of objectivity and accountability.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any “issues of concern over the application of the Principles, or other guidance” should be raised to the Chief Scientific Adviser. “If the matter of concern cannot be effectively resolved or is especially serious CSAs should approach the Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Ministers should approach the GCSA and the Minister for Science. The matter will be examined against a clear set of criteria, which include a breach of the Principles or CoPSAC.”</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><br /><p>[1] <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:23:07.1810649Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63789
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Advisory Bodies 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 scientists are appointed to their advisory committees; how they ensure that an appropriate range of expertise and experience is represented on those committees; and how they ensure that the best scientists apply for membership of the committees. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL573 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Code of Practice for Science Advisory Committees (CoPSAC[1]) lays out the procedures for appointment to Committees.</p><p> </p><p>CoPSAC indicates that the arrangements for the appointment of Committee members and the lines of accountability should be set out in each Committee's Terms of Reference.</p><p> </p><br /><p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/278498/11-1382-code-of-practice-scientific-advisory-committees.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:53:54.6005833Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T14:53:54.6005833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
63790
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Advisory Bodies 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 what recourse is available to members of the public who wish to complain about the practice and outcome of scientific inquiries conducted by government advisory committees. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL574 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Members of the public may write to the Chair of the advisory committee. If necessary, complaints can be escalated in writing to the Chief Scientific Advisor for the department in question, or the Government Chief Scientific Adviser.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T14:53:32.2722204Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
65068
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
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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 Members: Correspondence more like this
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 Northern Ireland, if she will estimate the total number of ministerial replies from her Department to hon. Members in a parliamentary session; and what proportion of such replies are sent (a) by letter and (b) by email. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 203310 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the hon Gentleman to the answer given by my Rt hon Friend, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, on 7 July 2014, Official Report, Columns 5W &amp; 6W.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 203533 more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:02:01.1412892Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:02:01.1412892Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
65361
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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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 Members: Correspondence 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 plans her Department has to increase the number of replies sent electronically to letters from hon. Members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Simon Kirby more like this
star this property uin 203533 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>I refer the hon Gentleman to the answer given by my Rt hon Friend, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, on 7 July 2014, Official Report, Columns 5W &amp; 6W.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 203310 more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:02:01.2350929Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:02:01.2350929Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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3929
unstar this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
64404
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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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 Belfast International Airport more like this
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 Northern Ireland, what support her Department has given to secure the establishment of US immigration, customs and agricultural pre-clearance at Belfast International Airport. 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 202623 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>My Department has been working with the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment to understand the issues surrounding US immigration, customs, and agricultural pre-clearance at Belfast International Airport.</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 2014-07-08T15:08:50.8745898Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:08:50.8745898Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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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 Security more like this
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 Northern Ireland, whether her Department issues advice to officials on personal security; and when this advice was last updated. 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 203619 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>My Department issues advice periodically to officials on personal security. The most recent advice was issued in November 2013.</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 2014-07-08T15:11:34.6469421Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:11:34.6469421Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
65603
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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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 Housing Benefit: Staffordshire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was spent on housing benefit in (a) Cannock Chase and (b) Staffordshire in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cannock Chase more like this
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Mr Aidan Burley more like this
star this property uin 203634 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The information requested is shown in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p>Further benefit expenditure can be found at the following URL:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/benefit-expenditure-tables" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/benefit-expenditure-tables</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Housing Benefit expenditure, £ million, nominal</p></td><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cannock Chase</p></td><td><p>19.1</p></td><td><p>23.4</p></td><td><p>25.5</p></td><td><p>27.0</p></td><td><p>28.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Staffordshire</p></td><td><p>132.5</p></td><td><p>159.5</p></td><td><p>171.5</p></td><td><p>181.8</p></td><td><p>192.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: Local Authority subsidy returns.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:21:08.2131214Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:21:08.2131214Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Aidan Burley more like this
65791
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Network Rail 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 Transport, whether the Framework Agreement between his Department and Network Rail on the reclassification of Network Rail will ensure that the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to Network Rail. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Derbyshire more like this
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Pauline Latham more like this
star this property uin 203914 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>On 17th December 2013, the ONS announced that under new EU statistical rules (ESA10) which come into force on 1st September 2014, Network Rail will be reclassified to the public sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport is currently working with Network Rail to decide on the details of how Network Rail will operate in the public sector. A Framework Agreement explaining these decisions will be published before 1st September.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This Framework Agreement will address a number of issues, and this is likely to include our intended approach to the FOIA.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:06:00.8915787Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:06:00.8915787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
65542
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
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Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 36 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading Electoral Commission 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 hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent assessment the Committee has made of the adequacy of the budget of the Electoral Commission for (a) advertising and (b) the functioning of the Commission. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 203629 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Under paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 to the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 the Committee is required to review the Electoral Commission's estimates of resources and five-year corporate plan before they are laid before the House. In the course of the Committee's scrutiny it is required to have regard to advice provided to it by HM Treasury and reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General as well as taking oral evidence from the Commission. The Report from the C&amp;AGhas been published on the SCEC website: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/procedure/NAO%20Electoral%20Commission%20Annual%20VFM%20Report%202013-14.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/procedure/NAO%20Electoral%20Commission%20Annual%20VFM%20Report%202013-14.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A Sub-Committee of SCEC was informally briefed on the Electoral Commission's finances and plans by Peter Wardle, Chief Executive and Carolyn Hughes, Director of Finance and Corporate Services on 4 February and the full Committee took oral evidence on the Estimate in public from Jenny Watson, Chair of the Committee, and Carolyn Hughes on 2 April. A transcript of the evidence is available online at the Committee's website:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/speakers-electoral-commission/140402_SCEC_estimate.pdf!docid=2047751!.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/speakers-electoral-commission/140402_SCEC_estimate.pdf!docid=2047751!.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 1 May 2014 the Committee made a written statement confirming that it had agreed the Commission's Estimate for 2014-15 without modification.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Gary Streeter more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:04:06.3519811Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:04:06.3519811Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Gary Streeter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this