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star this property date less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Poverty: Lone Parents 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, with reference to the report by the Social Metrics Commission, A new measure of poverty in the UK, published in September 2018, what steps her Department is taking to support single parent families that live in poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 182262 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
star this property answer text <p>Work offers people the best opportunity to get out of poverty. Children of lone parent workless families are around 4 times more likely to be in poverty than those where their parent works full time. We are helping lone parents with the biggest challenges they face. Universal Credit is a modern welfare system where work always pays. Since April 2016, the Universal Credit childcare element covers up to 85% of eligible costs, compared with 70% in the legacy tax credits system. Lone parents are also no longer incentivised to work just 16 hours, unlike the legacy system. National Statistics show there are 100k fewer children of lone parents in absolute poverty than 2010.</p><p>We welcome the work that the Social Metrics Commission has done. Measuring poverty is complex, and this report offers further insight into that complexity and the additional measures that can be taken into consideration. From discussions with SMC they acknowledge that further work needs to be done (particularly around data availability and quality). We will carefully consider their recommendations and the detail behind the methodology they have employed when this has been made available.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-10-25T15:03:06.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-25T15:03:06.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
989507
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star this property date less than 2018-10-19more like thismore than 2018-10-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Social Metrics Commission’s new measure of poverty, if will she undertake an assessment of the effect of all government policies on poverty in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 180733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-22more like thismore than 2018-10-22
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the work that the Social Metrics Commission has done. Measuring poverty is complex, and this report offers further insight into that complexity and the additional measures that can be taken into consideration. From discussions with SMC they acknowledge that further work needs to be done (particularly around data availability and quality). We will carefully consider their recommendations and the detail behind the methodology they have employed when this has been made available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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180731 more like this
180732 more like this
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less than 2018-10-22T16:41:36.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-22T16:41:36.47Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Food Poverty: Children 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, with reference to the Food Foundation's Children’s Future Food Inquiry report published on 24 April 2019, what steps the Government is taking to support children who live in food insecure households. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 248684 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 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to helping families into work, as the best route out of poverty. We are also supporting over 1 million children with free school meals, investing up to £26 million in school breakfast clubs, providing approximately 2.3 million children aged 4-6 with a portion of fresh fruit or vegetables each day at school, and, through the Healthy Start Programme, hundreds of thousands of low income families benefit from vouchers which can be redeemed against fruit, vegetables, milk and infant formula. In 2019/20, the government will be spending more than £95 billion a year on working-age benefits. The new set of food insecurity questions introduced into the existing Family Resources Survey from April will build a better understanding of household food needs, to help ensure we’re targeting support to those most in need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-05-02T10:21:47.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T10:21:47.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
63002
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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Schemes 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, with reference to the Answer of 1 May 2014, Official Report, columns 813-4W, on social security benefits, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the community work placement and mandatory intervention regime schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 201488 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The costs of Help to Work, which includes community work placement and the mandatory intervention regime, is:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£190 million</p></td><td><p>£230 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>This information is publicly available at:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/263942/35062_Autumn_Statement_2013.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/263942/35062_Autumn_Statement_2013.pdf</a></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T14:32:50.7073985Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T14:32:50.7073985Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
63004
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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Schemes 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 Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 1 May 2014, Official Report, columns 813-4W, on social security benefits, what estimate he has made of the annual savings from the fewer days on benefits for participants in the community work placement and mandatory intervention regime schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 201493 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The estimated benefit savings from Help to Work, which includes community work placement and the mandatory intervention regime, is £25 million in 2013-14, £130 million in 2014-15 and £140 million in 2015-16.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£25 million</p></td><td><p>£130 million</p></td><td><p>£140 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>This information is publicly available at:</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/263942/35062_Autumn_Statement_2013.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/263942/35062_Autumn_Statement_2013.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T14:23:35.9432503Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T14:23:35.9432503Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Mental Illness 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, with reference to his Department's response to the consultation, Work, health and disability: improving lives, what plans his Department has to improve mental health training for frontline staff in each region of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 117482 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 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to continuing to build work coach capability to deliver personalised and tailored support. All work coaches across the Jobcentre Plus network receive training on supporting people with health conditions and disabilities and we have developed an enhanced mental health training programme, which is now available in every country and region across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the roll out of the Health and Work Conversation across the UK supports work coaches to continue to build engagement with claimants with disabilities and health issues, backed by comprehensive new training which builds skills of empathy and active listening. We have also recruited new disability employment advisers and community partners who are in place in every country and region of the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T12:09:48.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T12:09:48.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Zero Hours Contracts: Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's press release entitled Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010, published on gov.uk on 16 October 2018, what proportion of recorded employment was under a zero-hours contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 191422 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) use the Labour Force Survey (LFS) to provide estimates for the number of people employed on zero hours’ contracts.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS figures for people in employment on zero hours’ contracts broken down by age, do not go back to 2010 and are only currently available up to April-June 2018. Therefore no directly comparable figures to the youth unemployment statistics cited are available.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of young people are not employed on zero hours’ contracts. In 2018 (Apr-Jun) there were 261,000 16-24 year olds on a zero hours’ contracts – representing only 6.9% of employed 16-24 year olds.</p><p> </p><p>This is down from 299,000 young people (7.8% of employed young people) in 2017 (Apr-Jun), but a slight increase from the first comparable data available, which shows in 2014 (Apr-Jun) there were 235,000 young people on a zero hours’ contract (or 6.3% of employed young people).</p><p> </p><p>Many people in full-time education are employed on zero hours’ contracts, in part because of the flexibility they provide. 18.5% of all people in 2018 (Apr-Jun) on zero hours’ contracts were in full-time education – compared to 2.3% of people not on a zero hours’ contract.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS data shows that the majority of people on zero hours’ contracts are happy with the hours provided by their zero hours’ contract.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T16:24:01.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4243
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Department for Work and Pensions: Buildings 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, which sites due for closure in his Department's estate will be subject to a public consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 62396 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-02more like thismore than 2017-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The list of sites subject to public consultation has been published and documentation is available to view at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?keywords=&amp;publication_filter_option=consultations&amp;topics%5B%5D=all&amp;departments%5B%5D=department-for-work-pensions&amp;official_document_status=all&amp;world_locations%5B%5D=all&amp;from_date=&amp;to_date" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?keywords=&amp;publication_filter_option=consultations&amp;topics%5B%5D=all&amp;departments%5B%5D=department-for-work-pensions&amp;official_document_status=all&amp;world_locations%5B%5D=all&amp;from_date=&amp;to_date</a>=</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 2017-02-02T12:56:16.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-02T12:56:16.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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: Glasgow 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, which companies or organisations (a) hold and (b) own the lease for each of the 16 jobcentres in Glasgow; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 57273 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 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
star this property answer text <p>Since 1998 the Department occupies the majority of its accommodation under a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) known as the PRIME contract. Under the terms of this 20-year PFI, the Department contracts to occupy fully serviced accommodation from its private sector partner, Telereal Trillium.</p><p> </p><p>The leases for the buildings in question are included within the provisions of this PFI arrangement and are therefore not held by DWP. Therefore we are unable to supply the information requested.</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 2016-12-15T16:10:22.22Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T16:10:22.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-19more like thismore than 2018-10-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Department for Work and Pensions: Domestic Visits 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, which Departmental offices and job centres she has visited since her appointment; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 181598 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 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State regularly visits DWP sites, including Jobcentres, in different parts of the country</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T15:43:24.213Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T15:43:24.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this