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star this property date less than 2014-03-04more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2014, Official Report, column 694W, on polling stations, what assessment he has made of the effect of foreign language translation by local authorities on integration of non-English speakers into their communities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bromley and Chislehurst more like this
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Robert Neill more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>In March 2013, my Department published new guidance for local authorities outlining how councils should stop translating into foreign languages. As outlined in the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 March 2013, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 5WS, such translation weakens integration; discourages communities from learning English; undermines rather than strengthens equality goals; harms community relations; and is an expensive waste of taxpayers' money at a time when councils need to be making sensible savings. It is disappointing that councils like Tower Hamlets have disregarded that guidance, and reflects broader issues with the dysfunctional governance and divisive practices of the council.</p><p>I would add that in light of previous instances of electoral fraud, including impersonation in polling stations, postal voting irregularities and allegations of improper influence, Ministers in this Department have concerns about the practice of allowing foreign language translators/interpreters inside polling stations. The privacy of the ballot must be protected and voters inside a polling station should not be subject to any pressure or influence to vote in a particular way. In that context, the integrity of the ballot box and of the local democratic process requires independent and transparent scrutiny in polling stations by polling agents, council staff, the police and, indeed, passing members of the public who are also voting. This is undermined by polling room administration being conducted in foreign languages.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Neill 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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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Service 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 What recent assessment he has made of the capacity of the civil service to manage additional responsibilities arising from the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 907584 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Government is equipping itself with the right people and the right skills for the UK to make an orderly and successful exit from the European Union. There are almost 9,000 people now working on EU exit related policy and programmes across government. </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:46:19.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:46:19.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Candidates: Females 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 What plans the Government has to use the centenary of Nancy Astor’s election to Parliament to encourage more women to stand for public office. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Banbury more like this
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Victoria Prentis more like this
star this property uin 909772 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
star this property answer text <p>Everyone in this house owes a great debt to Nancy Astor. As the first woman to take her seat in the Commons in December 1919, she forged the way for women to take their rightful place in our representative democracy - and I’m proud that she was a Conservative. Since 2018 the government’s suffrage centenary fund has been supporting projects to increase women’s political participation in the years to come</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T15:29:55.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T15:29:55.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions 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 Communities and Local Government, when he expects to answer Question 207630, tabled on 1 September 2014 by the right hon. Member for Leeds Central. 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 211289 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>Questions 207630 and 207599 were answered on 30 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211290 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T16:22:39.8164469Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:22:39.8164469Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions 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 Communities and Local Government, when he expects to answer Question 207599, tabled on 1 September 2014 by the right hon. Member for Leeds Central. 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 211290 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 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>Questions 207630 and 207599 were answered on 30 October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211289 more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T16:22:39.9257876Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T16:22:39.9257876Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
100114
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Plans 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 Communities and Local Government, how many and what percentage of local planning authorities in England have (a) not published, (b) not submitted and (c) not adopted a local plan as of 21 October 2014. 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 211286 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>I refer the rt. hon. Member to my written answer of 9 October 2014, PQ 208138.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:48:50.2360391Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:48:50.2360391Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hilary Benn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to reply to the letter of 24 July 2014 from the hon. Member for Warley, on compulsory purchase orders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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Mr John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 211411 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>My Department takes seriously its responsibilities to respond to MP’s letters in a timely fashion. Having checked all of our databases I can find no record of the letter the rt. hon. Member for Warley refers to and I respectfully ask him to send me a copy so that I may respond.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:41:51.0751296Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:41:51.0751296Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what was spent on the Decent Homes Programme in each year since 2005. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
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Rushanara Ali more like this
star this property uin 211623 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The last Administration failed to meet its Decent Homes target. It pledged in 2000 that: “We... are committed to ensuring that all social housing is of a decent standard within 10 years” (DETR, <em>Quality and Choice: A Decent Home for All: The Housing Green Paper</em>, April 2000, p.11). But 16 per cent of local authority homes were not decent by 2010.</p><p>That last Government also cut the Decent Homes programme by £150 million in July 2009, cannibalising the housing programme to pay for other policies. I also observe the last Prime Minister planned to cut back housing investment, remarking before the general election: “Housing is essentially a private sector activity. Let's be honest about this... I don't see a need for us to continue with such a big renovation programme” (<em>BBC Newsnight</em>, 30 April 2010).</p><p>However, the Coalition Government is investing £2.3 billion from 2011 to 2016 to improve the quality of existing social housing through the Decent Homes programme and large-scale voluntary transfer gap funding The funding is for clearing the backlog, and therefore is less than under the last Administration – as by intention, there should be an increasingly smaller number of homes to pay to refurbish.</p><p>The table below shows spending since 2005.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>£ million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004-05</p></td><td><p>£578</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>£864</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>£814</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>£1,005</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>£1,017</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>£1,079</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>£756</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>£494</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>£563</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>£631</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>est. £532</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>NB. The figure for 14-15 contains £15 million funding for South Tyneside which was brought forward from the 2015-16 allocation.</p><p>The number of non-decent local authority dwellings across England has fallen from 292,000 in 1 April 2010 to 146,000 in April 2014, with a forecast of a further fall to 113,000 by April 2015. This shows clear progress in refurbishing these homes.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T16:51:14.633Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T16:51:14.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing 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 Communities and Local Government, how many homes in (a) Bethnal Green and Bow constituency, (b) the borough of Tower Hamlets, (c) London and (d) England failed to meet the decent homes standard in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bethnal Green and Bow more like this
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Rushanara Ali more like this
star this property uin 211624 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to my written answer of 21 October 2014, PQ 206256.</p><p> </p><p>Figures are held by local authority area, not parliamentary constituency.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:35:05.3525427Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:35:05.3525427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rushanara Ali more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction 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 Communities and Local Government, what methodology his Department recommends for the calculation of five year land supplies; whether planning authorities are required to use regional spatial strategy figures in such calculations; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 211685 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government has abolished the last Administration’s top-down Regional Strategies which imposed housing numbers on local councils and fuelled resentment against new development.<br><br>Our planning reforms have ensured that councils should determine where new homes should and should not go through their Local Plans. It is for elected local councils working with their local communities to decide how best to meet their objectively assessed housing needs.</p><p><br>Our Planning Guidance, which we published on 6 March, sets out a clear and simplified methodology for assessing development needs for housing. Planning ahead for housing is the best way to make sure communities and business can have confidence and ensure enough housing is delivered to meet local needs.</p><p> </p><p>Housing projections provide the starting point estimate of overall housing need, but can then be adjusted to reflect other factors including any constraints on land. This creates a housing requirement figure, which is used as the starting point for calculating a five-year land supply.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T14:24:51.7524681Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T14:24:51.7524681Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this