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star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) his Department and (b) any executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies of his Department in the current financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds Central more like this
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Hilary Benn more like this
star this property uin 191806 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p>Since May 2010 the Department for Education has reduced the size of its estate from 30 properties, at a cost of circa £51 million per annum, to 11 properties costing circa £34 million per annum. This is a saving of circa £17 million per annum. The Department is planning to further reduce the size of the estate to 6 properties. This will achieve further annual savings to the Department of circa £2.5 million. The Department also plans to vacate Sanctuary Buildings at lease expiry in 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education, including the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), has the following vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS property database.</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Number of properties</p></td><td><p>Business Rates 13-14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Department for Education</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>£79,010.25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>£9,222.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Department for Education properties are legacy Training and Enterprise Council (TEC) properties which became the Department's responsibility following the closure of the TEC in the early 2000s. The Department had successfully sub-let a number of facilities, although over the last three years some of the sub-tenants have operated lease break options and the properties are again vacant.</p><p> </p><p>These properties are advertised on the Government Property Unit's e-PIMS property database for use by other Government Departments and we are also marketing these facilities to the private sector, via letting agents, to secure new sub-tenants in order to mitigate costs, including business rates. The Department has offered all vacant properties listed above to the Government business incubator initiative and for free schools.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
76744
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Transport 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 Education, when data on children's travel behaviour stopped being collected as part of the School Census. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 204703 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Due to the unreliability of the data collected, the pupil's mode of travel was removed from the school census data collection from January 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T16:54:24.4101942Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:54:24.4101942Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
76313
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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Bullying 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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to prevent bullying in infant and junior schools. 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 204382 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government has made preventing and tackling bullying in primary and secondary schools one of its top priorities by striking a balance between schools' legal requirements, freedom and accountability.</p><p> </p><p>All schools must have a behaviour policy with measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils, including that which occurs online. Schools have the freedom to shape these measures in the context of their pupils' needs. They are held to account by Ofsted for their effectiveness in preventing bullying, harassment and discrimination.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Education Act 2011, we strengthened teachers' powers to discipline pupils for poor behaviour, including bullying. They can now issue same day detentions, confiscate banned items and search for, and if necessary delete, inappropriate images on mobile phones which might be linked to cyberbullying. This advice was updated in February 2014 to make clear that tough but proportionate sanctions can be deployed to deal with misbehaviour, which includes bullying. It is published online at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/behaviour-and-discipline-in-schools" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/behaviour-and-discipline-in-schools</a></p><p> </p><p>In 2011, the Government published streamlined advice for schools, reducing it from 481 pages to just 11 pages to make absolutely clear schools' legal obligations to prevent and tackle bullying, and clarify teachers' powers to discipline pupils for unacceptable behaviour. This advice is published online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying</a></p><p> </p><p>In February 2014, we issued an online leaflet about schools' responsibilities to support children who are bullied. This contains advice that makes clear that schools should make appropriate provision for a bullied child's social, emotional and mental health needs. This advice is also published online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/preventing-and-tackling-bullying</a></p><p> </p><p>To further support schools, in February 2014, the Department produced case studies showing good practice in how schools manage behaviour and bullying. The case studies give real life examples of what schools do to identify and respond to bullying. This is published online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/managing-behaviour-and-bullying-in-schools-case-studies" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/managing-behaviour-and-bullying-in-schools-case-studies</a></p><p> </p><p>From September 2014, pupils in all four key stages will be taught about e-safety as part of the new curriculum. For the first time, schools will be legally required to teach <br> e-safety to pupils in infant and junior schools. This will empower all young people to tackle cyberbullying through responsible, respectful and secure use of technology.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are also providing £4 million of funding over two years from spring 2013 to four organisations: Beatbullying, the Diana Award, Kidscape and the National Children's Bureau, to develop effective initiatives to prevent and tackle bullying.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T16:53:53.3118982Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:53:53.3118982Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Languages: Education 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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the uptake of foreign languages in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 204492 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The new national curriculum in England introduces the teaching of a foreign language to key stage 2 (ages 7 to 11) from September 2014. This will increase the take-up of foreign languages in both primary and secondary schools. By starting languages earlier, pupils will have longer to develop their skills to a high level before continuing with language learning in secondary school.</p><p>The English Baccalaureate is also already encouraging more young people to study a language at GCSE level. Take-up by key stage 4 pupils in England of a modern foreign language increased by over 20% between 2012 and 2013.</p><p>To support the introduction of languages at key stage 2, the Department for Education has allocated £350,000 this year to fund training on the new national curriculum for teachers of modern foreign languages in primary and secondary schools. The Department has also allocated £1.9 million to teaching schools to lead curriculum change across and within their teaching school alliances.</p><p>Approximately 46 of the projects being supported involve languages.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T16:49:50.2695148Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:49:50.2695148Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Industrial Disputes 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 Education, if he will take steps to ensure that pupils prevented from attending school as a result of strike action are given an opportunity to catch up on school work missed owing to the absence of teaching staff. 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 204398 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>It is disappointing that pupils will be prevented from attending school as a result of strike action by the National Union of Teachers (NUT). Industrial action damages education, causes unnecessary disruption and undermines the public respect which teachers deserve.</p><p> </p><p>If school work is missed owing to the absence of teaching staff, it will be the responsibility of the school to ensure that pupils are given an opportunity to catch up.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T16:46:35.7379795Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:46:35.7379795Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Travel 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 Education, on what occasions each Minister within his Department has taken domestic flights on official business since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 204292 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not hold a list of domestic flights taken by each Minister on official business. A list could only be compiled at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T16:52:07.1114063Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:52:07.1114063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
66036
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Freedom of Information 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 Education, how much his Department spent on legal fees in cases relating to the release of information requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 204274 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Legal fees on cases relating to the release of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 are not held centrally by the Department for Education and the cost of determining these over the past five years would exceed the disproportionate limit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T16:40:18.9971088Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:40:18.9971088Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Training 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 Education, what professional development courses are made available to staff of his Department; and what the cost to the public purse is of each such course. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 204341 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education's staff use the Civil Service Learning Portal to access development courses. The Portal currently offers 298 face-to-face courses, 217 <br>e-learning programmes and 6,000 learning resources.</p><p> </p><p>E-learning courses and learning resources are free to access. Costs for face-to-face courses are dependent on where the course takes place and the number of delegates.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T16:53:57.8674721Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:53:57.8674721Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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3917
unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
66038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Senior Civil Servants 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 Education, how many senior civil servants appointed to positions in his Department since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within that Department and (b) employed by a political party. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barrow and Furness more like this
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John Woodcock more like this
star this property uin 204322 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>No senior civil servants appointed to positions in the Department for Education since 2010 were previously (a) political appointees within the Department and (b) employed by a political party.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T16:51:43.5712423Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:51:43.5712423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
65634
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Care to Learn Scheme 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 Education, how many (a) men and (b) women received support from the Care to Learn scheme in each of the last two academic years; what the total cost of the Care to Learn scheme was in each such year; and what the projected cost of the scheme will be in 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashfield more like this
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Gloria De Piero more like this
star this property uin 204006 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The number of a) men and b) women who received support from the Care to Learn scheme in the last two academic years; and the total costs of the scheme in those years are shown below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2012 to 2013 academic year</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Men: 47</p></td><td><p>Women: 6,454</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Cost: £32.76 million</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2013 to 2014 academic year*</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Men: 39</p></td><td><p>Women: 5,389</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Cost: £ 23.69 million</p><p>*Take up figures and costs to the end of May 2014</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The estimated cost for the scheme in the 2014 to 2015 academic year is £30.79 million.</p><p>The scheme is demand-led. The fall in cost between 2012/13 and 2013/14 is due to falling demand caused by significant decline in the 16-19 cohort.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss remove filter
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less than 2014-07-14T16:56:12.707358Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:56:12.707358Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gloria De Piero more like this