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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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 Pensioners: Poverty more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the triple lock pension policy of the number of pensioners living in poverty in (a) Windsor, (b) the South East and (c) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 24574 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
unstar this property answer text <p>While we can’t draw a direct link between the triple lock and pensioner poverty, pensioner poverty is at one of the lowest rates since records began. Pensioners are less likely to be in relative and absolute low income after housing costs than the population as a whole. The Government continues to support the poorest pensioners and from April 2016, Pension Credit will top up income to a guaranteed minimum level of £155.60 for a single person and £237.55 for couples.</p><p>The Government wants all pensioners to have a decent and secure income in retirement. We are committed to the triple lock, the guarantee that the basic State Pension will increase by the highest of the growth in average earnings, price increase or 2.5%. From April 2016, the basic State Pension will be over £1,100 a year higher than at the start of the last Parliament. This will benefit many of the 18,000 recipients of State Pension in Windsor, the 1.7 million recipients in the South East and the 13 million recipients in the UK.</p><p> </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 2016-02-04T17:06:54.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T17:06:54.213Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
448446
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases have come before the Court of Appeal challenging the lawfulness of the under-occupancy penalty on the grounds of the effect of that policy on (a) victims of domestic violence and (b) seriously disabled children who need overnight care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carmarthen East and Dinefwr more like this
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Jonathan Edwards more like this
star this property uin 24516 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>(a) One victim of domestic violence has challenged the removal of the spare room subsidy in the Court of Appeal.</p><p>(b) One challenge in the Court of Appeal from a case with a disabled child who requires overnight care from a non-resident carer.</p><p> </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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less than 2016-02-01T15:51:19.27Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T15:51:19.27Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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3943
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Edwards more like this
448442
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Innovation Fund more like this
unstar 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, how much has been allocated to the Work and Health Innovation Fund; and what evaluation measures will be in place to monitor initiatives helping people with health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis stay in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 24542 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>This government committed in the Autumn Statement 2015 to spend ‘at least £40 million’ on the. Work and Health Innovation Fund. The fund will support a range of trials to generate evidence of ‘what works’ in supporting disabled people and people with health conditions to get into and stay in work.</p><p>The type and size of trials are currently being developed.</p><p>The government committed to publishing a work and health white paper this year, which will share the initial Work and Health Innovation Fund proposals.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 24543 more like this
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less than 2016-02-01T17:15:37.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T17:15:37.297Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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481
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
448443
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Innovation Fund more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people the Work and Health Innovation Fund will assist; and whether that fund will include initiatives to help people with (a) rheumatoid arthritis and (b) other long-term conditions stay in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Knowsley more like this
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Mr George Howarth more like this
star this property uin 24543 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>This government committed in the Autumn Statement 2015 to spend ‘at least £40 million’ on the. Work and Health Innovation Fund. The fund will support a range of trials to generate evidence of ‘what works’ in supporting disabled people and people with health conditions to get into and stay in work.</p><p>The type and size of trials are currently being developed.</p><p>The government committed to publishing a work and health white paper this year, which will share the initial Work and Health Innovation Fund proposals.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 24542 more like this
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less than 2016-02-01T17:15:37.357Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T17:15:37.357Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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481
unstar this property label Biography information for Sir George Howarth more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2016 to Question 23063, on universal credit, when his Department plans to provide that notification to claimants. 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 24392 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>We will notify all claimants who we expect to be directly affected by the change to work allowances at the appropriate time. We will also offer tailored support depending on the claimants individual circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-02-01T17:17:08.7Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T17:17:08.7Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
448447
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Housing more like this
unstar 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, in what circumstances the housing element of advance payments of universal credit can be paid directly to a landlord. 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 24553 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>Universal Credit is paid as a single monthly amount. The advance payment provision is for the total UC payment, not for any particular portion of it.</p><p> </p><p>A payment of Universal Credit in respect of housing costs can be paid directly to the landlord, or in certain circumstances, via an Alternative Payment Arrangement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2016-02-01T17:15:09.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T17:15:09.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
448449
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Access to Work Programme more like this
unstar 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, how many people took part in the Access to Work programme in each year from 2010 to 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 24563 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of people helped by Access to Work in each year from 2010 to 2013 is published in the Access to Work Official Statistics which can be found at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics-on-recipients--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics-on-recipients--2</a></p><p> </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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less than 2016-02-01T13:11:36.373Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T13:11:36.373Z
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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 Steve McCabe more like this
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Pensions: Fees and Charges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department has taken to ensure transparency of commission and other charges, levied by private pension funds on individuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 24449 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has regularly commissioned surveys on the types and levels of charges faced by savers in defined contribution workplace pension schemes. The latest pension charges survey was published on 17 December 2015 and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-charges-survey-2015-charges-in-defined-contribution-pension-schemes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-charges-survey-2015-charges-in-defined-contribution-pension-schemes</a></p><p> </p><p /><p> </p><p>It is important that savers know what costs and charges they are paying. As a first step towards achieving this, most occupational pension schemes offering money purchase benefits are now required to report the charges levied on members and, as far as they are able, transaction costs, via an annual Chair’s Statement. The Chair’s Statement, which must be given to beneficiaries and recognised trade unions on request, must also report the trustees’ view on the extent to which these costs present value for members.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Similarly, the Financial Conduct Authority have made rules requiring Independent Governance Committees to report annually on the value for money offered by workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account scheme charges and transaction costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is also actively considering how to make the costs of pension schemes more visible to savers, and is committed, in line with the duties of the Pensions Act 2014, to make regulations which require information on transaction costs to be given to members and both costs and charges to be published. To help achieve this, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Financial Conduct Authority published a joint call for evidence last year on disclosure of transaction costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In addition, the Chancellor recently announced that the Government will take action to limit early exit fees by introducing a new duty on the Financial Conduct Authority to cap early exit charges in relation to contract-based schemes, and will mirror these requirements in relation to trust-based schemes. This will ensure that individuals do not face financial barriers where they wish to access their pension benefits flexibly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 24461 more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T17:30:59.903Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T17:30:59.903Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4462
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
448222
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Pensions: Fees and Charges more like this
unstar 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, what information his Department holds on charges other than commission payments levied on private pension funds by individuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
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Tom Tugendhat more like this
star this property uin 24461 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has regularly commissioned surveys on the types and levels of charges faced by savers in defined contribution workplace pension schemes. The latest pension charges survey was published on 17 December 2015 and can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-charges-survey-2015-charges-in-defined-contribution-pension-schemes" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pension-charges-survey-2015-charges-in-defined-contribution-pension-schemes</a></p><p> </p><p /><p> </p><p>It is important that savers know what costs and charges they are paying. As a first step towards achieving this, most occupational pension schemes offering money purchase benefits are now required to report the charges levied on members and, as far as they are able, transaction costs, via an annual Chair’s Statement. The Chair’s Statement, which must be given to beneficiaries and recognised trade unions on request, must also report the trustees’ view on the extent to which these costs present value for members.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Similarly, the Financial Conduct Authority have made rules requiring Independent Governance Committees to report annually on the value for money offered by workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account scheme charges and transaction costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is also actively considering how to make the costs of pension schemes more visible to savers, and is committed, in line with the duties of the Pensions Act 2014, to make regulations which require information on transaction costs to be given to members and both costs and charges to be published. To help achieve this, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Financial Conduct Authority published a joint call for evidence last year on disclosure of transaction costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In addition, the Chancellor recently announced that the Government will take action to limit early exit fees by introducing a new duty on the Financial Conduct Authority to cap early exit charges in relation to contract-based schemes, and will mirror these requirements in relation to trust-based schemes. This will ensure that individuals do not face financial barriers where they wish to access their pension benefits flexibly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 24449 more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T17:30:59.967Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T17:30:59.967Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4462
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
448439
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Directors more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many meetings she has had with chief executives of FTSE 100 companies since May 2015 at which she raised the issue of increasing the number of women on company boards. 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 24539 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities and I have met with many business representatives since taking on our roles as Ministers for Women and Equalities. We have also met employers and business representatives as part of our plans to introduce gender pay gap reporting and always ensure that we use these opportunities to raise the issue of achieving a better gender balance on boards. This includes attending and speaking at conferences and events, including at the 30% Club and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which represents 190,000 businesses in the UK.</p><p>Since May 2015, we have met numerous business leaders at conferences and events, including meetings with:</p><ul><li><p>Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE</p></li><li><p>Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, CBE, CEO, Mitie Group PLC (in her capacity as Chair of the Women’s Business Council)</p></li><li><p>Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, CBE, CEO, Mitie Group PLC</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Cilla Snowball, CBE, Group Chairman and Group CEO, Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO</p></li><li><p>Denis Woulfe, Partner, Deloitte LLP</p></li><li><p>Emer Timmons, President, BT Global Services UK</p></li><li><p>Fiona Dawson, Global President, Mars Food, Drinks, and Multisales, Mars Food</p></li><li><p>Sue Langley, OBE, Non-Executive Chairman, A J Gallagher UK, UK Asset Resolution Limited (Northern Rock Asset Management and Bradford &amp; Bingley)</p></li><li><p>Sue O’Brien, OBE, Partner, Ridgeways Partners</p></li><li><p>Amanda Harrison, HR Director, Centrica PLC</p></li></ul><p>I also spoke at the launch of Lord Davies’s final report, which was attended by a large cross section of over 100 businesses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 24538 more like this
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less than 2016-02-01T15:29:39.45Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-01T15:29:39.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this