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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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 Universal Credit 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the taper that is applied to wages is not applied to pensions in relation to universal credit. 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 187333 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The taper is the rate at which Universal Credit is reduced to take account of earnings. It is specifically for in work claimants and linked to earnings to incentivise work, and those in work to earn more. Universal Credit has a single taper of 63 per cent so payments reduce in a transparent and predictable way as earnings increase. Universal Credit is a means tested benefit, and income other than earnings, such as pensions, is taken fully into account in the assessment of Universal Credit. This is consistent with how legacy means tested benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support treat pension income. Therefore it would not be consistent to extend the earnings taper to pensions income and doing so would also undermine the incentives to work for people of working age.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
100520
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on short term benefit advances for claimants of universal credit in (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 211598 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Short Term Benefit Advances (STBA) are only available against legacy benefits. Universal Credit has it's own system of benefit advances. The equivalent support to STBA is provided by either the Universal Credit (new claim) advance or the Universal Credit (change of circumstance) advance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Currently these costs are not reported separately. UC benefit expenditure is published in the table in the attached link</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2014</a></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:40:28.4640021Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:40:28.4640021Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the approved July 2011 business case for universal credit referred to on page 32 of his Department's publication, Universal Credit at Work, published in October 2014, was approved by (a) the Major Projects Authority and (b) HM Treasury; and whether that business case was a strategic outline business case or a full business case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 211588 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury approved the Universal Credit Strategic Outline Business Case in July 2011 and an updated business case in September 2014, as referred to on page 32 of the publication ‘Universal Credit at Work’. HM Treasury are the sole approval authority for Departmental business cases.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:10:31.6889256Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:10:31.6889256Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
100534
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Universal Credit 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been allowed backdated universal credit claims to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 211595 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The information you have requested is not currently available. The Department published its strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit in September 2013 which can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These statistics however will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As outlined in the strategy, officials are currently quality assuring data for Universal Credit, therefore it is not yet possible to give a definitive list of what statistics will be provided in the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:00:39.440425Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:00:39.440425Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Universal Credit 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people claiming universal credit have accessed short term benefit advances to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 211597 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Short Term Benefit Advances (STBA) are only available against legacy benefits. Universal Credit has its own system of benefit advances. The equivalent support to STBA is provided by either the Universal Credit (new claim) advance or the Universal Credit (change of circumstance) advance.</p><p> </p><p>The information you have requested is not currently available. The Department published its strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit in September 2013 which can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p>These statistics however will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p>As outlined in the strategy, officials are currently quality assuring data for Universal Credit, therefore it is not yet possible to give a definitive list of what statistics will be provided in the future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:50:01.6289002Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:50:01.6289002Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
unstar this property tabling member
163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of universal credit access to childcare accounts equivalent to those proposed in the Childcare Payments Bill for claimants of tax-free childcare. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 211857 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Universal credit prepares claimants for the world of work in which around 75% of employees are paid monthly and in arrears. Monthly payment of benefit, which includes support for childcare costs that have been paid out, makes for more straightforward reporting and helps households to budget on a monthly income, which eases the transition into paid work.</p><p> </p><p>Moving to a system of ‘childcare accounts’ which ring-fences childcare costs would complicate the system for these claimants. It would add complexity to the Universal Credit system, which is being rolled out in a safe and controlled manner and could potentially increase the administration costs of running two systems in parallel.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to support claimants that may wish to switch between Universal Credit and Tax Free Childcare. It will be easy for parents to register and open a childcare account online for Tax Free Childcare, and those who wish to move back to Universal Credit may do so without having to report the change to HMRC. Both systems are designed to be simple, responsive and flexible.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise the importance of providing information and support to help parents make an informed choice about which scheme to access. Alongside wider guidance and information, we will provide support and online tools for parents choosing between Universal Credit and Tax-Free Childcare.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:39:47.483141Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:39:47.483141Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Universal Credit 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans that universal credit will be available to (a) couples and (b) households with children throughout the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212146 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the Written Ministerial Statement made by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Official Report, 13th October 2014, Column. 16WS.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T13:08:45.6989058Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T13:08:45.6989058Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
101506
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 Universal Credit remove filter
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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of Universal Credit have applied for (a) budgeting advances and (b) alternative payment arrangements; how many such applications were successful; and what the average amount awarded for a successful application has been to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 212235 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The information you have requested is not currently available. The Department published its strategy for releasing official statistics on Universal Credit in September 2013 which can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/universal-credit-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These statistics however will be published in accordance with the relevant protocols in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As outlined in the strategy, officials are currently quality assuring data for Universal Credit, therefore it is not yet possible to give a definitive list of what statistics will be provided in the future.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:33:30.1040318Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:33:30.1040318Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
101605
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star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Universal Credit 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit applications can be processed on average manually by an adviser in a day. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 212414 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Claims to Universal Credit are received predominantly on-line or, in a small minority, by telephone at our Service Centre. We do not manually process claims to Universal Credit.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:12:32.6722467Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:12:32.6722467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
101607
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Universal Credit 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
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects Jobcentre Plus to deploy an IT solution for the calculation of universal credit for those other than single people; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 212412 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 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Universal Credit has been available online for new claims from Single people from April 2013, has been available to Couples from June 2014 and will be available to Families by the end of the year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:08:10.999354Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:08:10.999354Z
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1520
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this