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star this property date less than 2017-02-17more like thismore than 2017-02-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which local authorities applied for the (a) Covenant Fund Grant and (b) the Community Covenant Grant Scheme; how much each of those local authorities received from each of those schemes; which local authorities applied for the Covenant Fund in the 2015-16 round; and how much was awarded to each such applicant to that round. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Northampton South more like this
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David Mackintosh more like this
star this property uin 64316 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The new Local Authorities grant programme aims to distribute £4 million in Financial Years 2016-17 and 2017-18. The programme supports Local Authorities in their delivery of their commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant. Local Authorities have been able to apply to the Covenant Fund since July 2016. Decisions will be made by the Covenant Fund National Panel on 23 March 2017 as to the first year's funding, and published on the Armed Forces Covenant website. Until the grant awards have been made it would be inappropriate to say which Local Authorities submitted applications. In addition, Local Authorities are also eligible to bid for smaller grants of up to £20,000 from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2017-02-22T16:40:25.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-22T16:40:25.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Mackintosh more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
star this property house id 2 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, in the light of the <i>Armed forces covenant for communities</i>, published on 12 January, what action they are taking to help local authorities to adapt their policies to remove disadvantages faced by members of the armed forces community. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL4806 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The conclusions and recommendations of the report “Our Community – Our Covenant” are available at the following address <a href="http://www.fim-trust.org/%20reports/" target="_blank">http://www.fim-trust.org/ reports/</a> and include practical guidance, a tool kit and a self-assessment section, which have been commended to Local Authorities across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>A cross-Government Action Plan is currently being drafted to promote and assess progress. This is being supported by Covenant Funding available to Local Authorities who wish to adopt new processes or initiatives in support of the Covenant. This includes building on existing good practice; in Warwickshire, for example, an IT training package on the Covenant and how it applies to that community is in the process of being launched.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4807 more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T16:23:52.427Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T16:23:52.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
star this property house id 2 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 guidance they have given to local authorities regarding the training required to ensure that local authority staff properly implement the policies of the <i>Armed forces covenant for communities</i>. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL4807 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 2017-01-30more like thismore than 2017-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The conclusions and recommendations of the report “Our Community – Our Covenant” are available at the following address <a href="http://www.fim-trust.org/%20reports/" target="_blank">http://www.fim-trust.org/ reports/</a> and include practical guidance, a tool kit and a self-assessment section, which have been commended to Local Authorities across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>A cross-Government Action Plan is currently being drafted to promote and assess progress. This is being supported by Covenant Funding available to Local Authorities who wish to adopt new processes or initiatives in support of the Covenant. This includes building on existing good practice; in Warwickshire, for example, an IT training package on the Covenant and how it applies to that community is in the process of being launched.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4806 more like this
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less than 2017-01-30T16:23:52.49Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-30T16:23:52.49Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig 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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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to publish its annual report on the Armed Forces Covenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwick-upon-Tweed more like this
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Mrs Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
star this property uin 57063 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-15more like thismore than 2016-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence published the 2016 Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report today. This will help demonstrate that while more remains to be done this Nation is honouring its pledge to the Armed Forces Community past and present; this includes tangible progress made and support offered by Departments of State, Local Authorities, the Devolved Administrations, Businesses, Charities and society as a whole.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-12-15T16:14:14.753Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-15T16:14:14.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-14more like thismore than 2016-11-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Ministry of Defence contractors have signed the community covenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport more like this
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Oliver Colvile more like this
star this property uin 52865 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 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held in the format requested.</p><p>However, over 1,200 commercial organisations have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging specific support for the Armed Forces Community.</p><p>Details of them can be viewed at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/armed-force-corporate-covenant-signed-pledges</p><p>Some of our major contractors who have signed the Covenant are:</p><p>Airbus</p><p>Amey</p><p>Atkins</p><p>Atos</p><p>Babcock</p><p>BAE Systems</p><p>Boeing</p><p>Capita</p><p>Carillion</p><p>Compass Group</p><p>Deloitte</p><p>EY</p><p>G4S</p><p>General Dynamics</p><p>Hewlett Packard</p><p>Interserve</p><p>KBR</p><p>KPMG</p><p>Leonardo</p><p>PwC</p><p>Rolls Royce</p><p>Serco</p><p>Sodexo</p><p>Thales</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-11-17T16:22:18.713Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T16:22:18.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Oliver Colvile more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-07more like thismore than 2016-11-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
star this property house id 2 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 assessment they have made of the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant by local authorities. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL3053 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Covenant’s principles were enshrined in law in the Armed Forces Act 2011. This Government has demonstrated its commitment to upholding these principles, which is evident in the work reported in each of the four annual reports laid in the House. We will continue to report progress to Parliament. Next month’s Annual Report will detail the considerable progress made across government and with wider public, private and third sectors, including in the key areas of education, healthcare, accommodation and access to commercial services.</p><p> </p><p>Every Local Authority in mainland Great Britain and two in Northern Ireland have signed a Community Covenant. We are working with them to help them deliver the support they have promised to the Armed Forces community, with good work in many areas including housing, education, health and social care.</p><p> </p><p>Together we have taken a number of steps forward in this area, such as allocating funding from a £20 million budget to improve childcare facilities for Service families at 40 locations in the UK and Cyprus. In order to help Service children through local schools’ admissions processes, we have changed the Schools Admission Code in England to give them priority by allowing Service families to apply for and be allocated a place before they move into an area.</p><p> </p><p>This year approximately £21 million was allocated in Service Pupil Premium payments for the pastoral needs of almost 70,000 Service pupils in state schools in England. In 2015, £6 million in grants was given to 154 applicants for Education Support Funding, to help UK state schools mitigate issues caused by exceptional mobility and deployment.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, we have worked closely with the Department for Communities and Local Government and Devolved Administrations to ensure that Service personnel do not experience any disadvantage as a result of their military service when applying for social housing.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-11-17T16:23:23.137Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T16:23:23.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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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 Defence, how many companies have signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Swindon more like this
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Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property uin 44796 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 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant was subsumed into the Armed Forces Covenant in January 2016. As at 2 September 2016 a total of 1,156 organisations have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. This total includes those organisations who signed the previous Corporate Covenant. Details of all Armed Forces Covenant signatories and their pledges are available on-line at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/armed-forces-covenant.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T13:58:36.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T13:58:36.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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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 Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to adhere to the Armed Forces Covenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 39690 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The Covenant is delivered by Government Departments, Local Government Authorities, the Charitable Sector and Companies.</p><p>Recent steps taken by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) include setting up a network of Armed Forces Covenant champions across the services and the launch of a new Covenant website and branding in January this year. We have been running the application process for the annual £10 million Covenant fund and the £25 million Aged Veterans Fund as well as reviewing applications for LIBOR funding. Work is also being undertaken with financial services providers to tailor their products for the Armed Forces community including Banking, Insurance and Credit History. Our engagement with Local Government Authorities to ensure that the Armed Forces Community can access the same services as other local residents has continued.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-06-14T15:55:21.713Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-14T15:55:21.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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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 Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage more businesses to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. 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 36922 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence recognises the value of open, mutually beneficial relationships with employers, which is why we have introduced professionalised employer engagement at the national and regional level.</p><p>The relationships we are building show that supporting the Armed Forces community is not only the right thing for employers to do, but can also yield tangible business benefits. Showing support by signing the Armed Forces Covenant can enhance the reputation of a company and attract the interest of Reservists and Service leavers; highly skilled, well-trained professionals who can add real value to a business.</p><p>Since 2014 the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) has provided visible recognition to those employers which support Defence and is inspiring others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to Defence and the Armed Forces community. Publicity around the ERS and the Armed Forces Covenant is valuable to both Defence and the employers involved. Ministers regularly attend Armed Forces Covenant signing events, most recently with ISS UK.</p><p>Our approach is delivering benefit; almost 1,000 employers have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and research shows that overall awareness of the Covenant has increased significantly over the last year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2016-05-12T08:36:12.71Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T08:36:12.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
506356
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star this property date less than 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces Covenant remove filter
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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 Defence, what standing procedures his Department has for engaging other departments and the devolved administrations in promoting delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Kirsten Oswald more like this
star this property uin 32857 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
star this property answer text <p>A feature of the Armed Forces Covenant is the Covenant Reference Group (CRG) which is chaired by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and includes representatives from all of the main Government Departments and Devolved Administrations. The CRG meets regularly to guide and direct work on the Armed Forces Covenant. The CRG also includes the three Service Family Federations, COBSEO (the Confederation of Service Charities) and other charities. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) also holds regular meetings with Devolved Administrations specifically to take forward Covenant work. The MOD also works closely with other Government Departments through the CRG Ministerial Sub-committee to meet their commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant and in much of their day to day work.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-04-13T14:40:24.73Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-13T14:40:24.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this