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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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 AEA Group: Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 estimate he has made of the number of people affected by the failure of the AEA Technology pension scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 6579 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 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government created the Pension Protection Fund as a lifeboat to support members of defined benefit pension schemes where the sponsoring employer is unable to meet its pension liabilities following an insolvency event. Compensation is paid at 100 per cent for existing pensioners. Individuals below their scheme pension age at the date of insolvency are paid compensation based on 90 per cent of their accrued pension, subject to an overall cap. In April this year the Government increased the cap to take account of individuals who have long service in a single scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The AEA Technology pension scheme went into the Pension Protection Fund in July 2016, and it is estimated that 3,000 people have been affected as a result. Affected individuals are now covered by Pension Protection Fund compensation arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 6580 more like this
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less than 2017-09-07T08:27:55.187Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-07T08:27:55.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4656
unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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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 AEA Group: Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 steps he is taking to assist people affected by the failure of AEA Technology pension scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 6580 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 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government created the Pension Protection Fund as a lifeboat to support members of defined benefit pension schemes where the sponsoring employer is unable to meet its pension liabilities following an insolvency event. Compensation is paid at 100 per cent for existing pensioners. Individuals below their scheme pension age at the date of insolvency are paid compensation based on 90 per cent of their accrued pension, subject to an overall cap. In April this year the Government increased the cap to take account of individuals who have long service in a single scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The AEA Technology pension scheme went into the Pension Protection Fund in July 2016, and it is estimated that 3,000 people have been affected as a result. Affected individuals are now covered by Pension Protection Fund compensation arrangements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 6579 more like this
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less than 2017-09-07T08:27:55.25Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-07T08:27:55.25Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4656
unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
750323
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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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 BPDTS more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 proportion of the time of directors of the Benefits and Pensions Digital Technology Services Limited (BPDTS) is spent as (a) employees of his Department and (b) employees of BPDTS; who in his Department awards work to BPDTS; whether there is any financial benefit to those directors from work awarded by his Department to that company; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 3829 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 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>BPDTS Ltd was set-up to provide IT services to DWP previously provided by Hewlett Packard Enterprises Ltd. The Secretary of State is the sole member of the company and therefore in effect its owner.</p><p> </p><p>There are two Executive Directors (the Chief Executive and the Chief Financial Officer) both of whom are civil servants, employed by DWP. The Chief Executive spends approximately 75% of his time on BPDTS business and the Chief Financial Officer 100% of his time.</p><p> </p><p>There are five non-Executive Directors who are also senior officers of DWP. The time they spent on the company’s business is limited to attendance at monthly Board meetings and preparations for those meetings.</p><p> </p><p>Service orders identifying work to be undertaken by BPDTS Ltd are agreed with the DWP Digital Group.</p><p> </p><p>There is no financial benefit in awarding this work to any Director.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T13:16:09.677Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T13:16:09.677Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
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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 Barclays: Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 recent meetings she has had with the Pensions Regulator on the future of the Barclays Bank Pension Scheme; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashford more like this
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Damian Green more like this
star this property uin 122896 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 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has not met with The Pensions Regulator on the future of the Barclays Bank Pension Scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T17:03:26.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T17:03:26.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Damian Green more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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 Carers: Females more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of lowering the retirement age for part-time female workers that are carers for (a) older people and (b) family members with disabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 223943 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>Since the removal of the Default Retirement Age in 2011, there is no formal retirement age, and people are encouraged to work for as long as they wish and are able. This will ensure as people live longer healthier lives that they can build the income they need for a secure future.</p><p> </p><p>We are aware that the time people leave the labour market will differ between individuals, and will be affected by a host of factors, including health, caring responsibilities and other factors. It would be impossible to take account of all factors in setting the State Pension age.</p><p> </p><p>In the Government’s 2016 State Pension age Review, Independent Reviewer John Cridland, concluded that disadvantaged groups should be assisted through the working age benefit system rather than through changes to the State Pension age.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T14:03:44.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T14:03:44.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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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 Carillion: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Cabinet Office of 15 January 2018, on Carillion, if she will place the annual reports of the 14 pension schemes forming part of the Carillion Group in the Library. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
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Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
star this property uin 127537 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 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Government Ministers do not have access to the annual reports of the pension schemes forming part of the Carillion Group. This would be a matter for the pension schemes’ trustees.</p><p>The trustees of defined benefit schemes are required to let members know that the scheme’s annual report and accounts are available on request within seven months of the end of each scheme year. The report must include a copy of the audited accounts and auditor's statement, details of the trustees and how they are appointed and removed, an investment report, including how the investments have performed and the actuary's certification of the adequacy of the schedule of contributions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-02-21T12:39:02.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T12:39:02.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
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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 Carillion: Insolvency 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, what recent assessment her Department has made of the consequences of the deficit in the Carillion pension scheme for pension holders; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 129456 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 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>Carillion is the sponsoring employer for 13 separate defined benefit schemes which it acquired as it expanded. Most, or all of the schemes, will enter a Pension Protection Fund (PPF) assessment period during which the PPF will be testing to see if a scheme can secure at least PPF level benefits for its members without further support. If it can, a scheme will buy members’ annuities to pay for their pensions. If not, a scheme will transfer into the PPF with a consequential effect on members’ benefits; In general, those over scheme pension age at the date of insolvency get compensation equal to 100 per cent of their pension initially, while members below that age at the date of insolvency get compensation equal to 90 per cent of their accrued pension, subject to an overall cap.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T15:22:20.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T15:22:20.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
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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 Carillion: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 discussions he has had with the Pensions Regulator on the decision to bring forward payments into the Pension Protection Fund due to collapse of Carillion; and what assessment he has made of the effect of that decision on capital investment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 147799 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 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>All DB pension schemes are required to pay Pension Protection Fund (PPF) risked based levy. The PPF levy is the only payment that schemes are required to make to the PPF prior to insolvency. After an employer insolvency event, the pension scheme will enter a PPF assessment period, where the PPF will determine whether the scheme has sufficient funds to pay benefits at PPF compensation levels or above. Schemes that do not meet this test will transfer into the PPF (including any assets) and scheme members will receive PPF compensation.</p><p> </p><p>The Government sets the legislative framework for pension schemes - this is overseen by the independent Pensions Regulator, and it would not be appropriate for Government to intervene.</p><p> </p><p>There have been no discussions between the DWP Ministers and the Pensions Regulator regarding payments made by Carillion into the PPF.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T14:02:26.43Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T14:02:26.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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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 Christmas Bonus 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, whether she has plans to up-rate the Christmas bonus paid to recipients of certain benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 196849 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Christmas bonus was initially introduced by the then Conservative Government as a one-off payment of £10 in 1972, and has not been uprated by any government since. It was introduced to provide additional financial support at a time of high inflation. It is now an established feature of the social security system. There are no plans to uprate the annual Christmas Bonus.</p><p /><p>The number of benefit recipients forecasted to receive the Christmas bonus for Christmas 2018 can be found in table 1c of the “Outturn and forecast: Autumn Budget 2018” publication.</p><p> </p><p>This information is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2018</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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196850 more like this
196851 more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T15:52:47.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T15:52:47.623Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1016409
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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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 Christmas Bonus more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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, for how many years the Christmas bonus for recipients of certain benefits has been set at the value of £10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 196850 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Christmas bonus was initially introduced by the then Conservative Government as a one-off payment of £10 in 1972, and has not been uprated by any government since. It was introduced to provide additional financial support at a time of high inflation. It is now an established feature of the social security system. There are no plans to uprate the annual Christmas Bonus.</p><p /><p>The number of benefit recipients forecasted to receive the Christmas bonus for Christmas 2018 can be found in table 1c of the “Outturn and forecast: Autumn Budget 2018” publication.</p><p> </p><p>This information is available at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2018</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham remove filter
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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196849 more like this
196851 more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T15:52:47.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T15:52:47.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this