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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken from an application for reconsideration of an employment and support allowance decision to a decision being made on the case was in each month since October 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Mandatory reconsideration was introduced for Employment and Support Allowance for decisions notified from 28 October 2013. The Department is collecting information to understand how it is operating from the point of its introduction, including the time taken from an application for reconsideration of an ESA decision to a decision being made on the case. </p><p> </p><p>At present, this data is not sufficiently robust and reliable to make available. </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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192886 more like this
192887 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2014, Official Report, column 280W, on the work capability assessment, how many and what proportion of those who have undertaken a work capability test in each nation and region of the UK have been declared fit for work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 192323 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) initial claims and Incapacity Benefit (IB) reassessment claims, by outcomes of work capability assessments by regions in Great Britain are published. The numbers and the proportion of fit for work decisions can be found in table 1a and table 11 at: </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/274091/esa_wca_140122.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/274091/esa_wca_140122.xls</a></p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. There is a reporting lag of approximately 8-months at the issuing date of this statistical output owing to the time needed to process data and time allowed to enable each cohort's assessment phase to elapse.</p><p>2. Caseload figures rounded to nearest hundred. Totals may not sum due to the rounding method use. Proportions are rounded to the nearest whole number.</p><p>3. Figures include those cases where the functional assessment has not been completed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information for Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Department for Social Development. Northern Ireland statistics can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm" target="_blank">http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/stats_and_research/benefit_publications.htm</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
43579
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, column 638W, on the work capability assessment, if he will make it his policy to collect such information in future. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>To provide the requested information would incur disproportionate cost</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
43467
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit sanctions were issued in South Staffordshire constituency in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
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Gavin Williamson more like this
star this property uin 192333 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The information requested is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Number of benefit sanctions applied in South Staffordshire constituency in each of the last five years.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>All Benefit Sanctions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2008 to Sept 2009</p></td><td><p>390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2009 to Sept 2010</p></td><td><p>480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2010 to Sept 2011</p></td><td><p>610</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2011 to Sept 2012</p></td><td><p>650</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Oct 2012 to Sept 2013</p></td><td><p>610</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: (JSA and ESA): DWP Information, Governance and Security Directorate: Sanctions and Disallowance Decisions Statistics Database.</p><p>Source (IS): Income Support Computer System </p><p> </p><p>Notes: </p><ol start="1" type="1"><li>Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.</li></ol><p>2. The number of benefit sanctions applied is the number of sanction or disallowance referrals where the decision was found against the claimant.</p><p>3. Income Support Lone Parents receive a fixed sanction of 20% of the personal allowance rate of a single claimant [not aged less than 25] for each failure to attend/participate in a Work Focused Interview until 10 pence is left in payment. This sanction lasts until the individual attends and participates in a Work Focused Interview. In the case where there is more than one sanction in place the claimant need only attend/participate in one Work Focused Interview in order for all related sanctions to be removed from their benefit.</p><p>4. New sanctions rules came into force for JSA and ESA from 22 October 2012 and 3 December 2012. The number of JSA sanctions applied for the new regime is the number of low, intermediate, and high level referrals where the decision was found against the claimant. Further information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jobseekers-allowance-overview-of-sanctions-rules</a></p><p>5. The number of JSA sanctions applied for the old regime is the number of fixed length, varied length and entitlement decisions where the decision was found against the claimant.</p><p>6. Information on JSA and ESA sanctions is published and available at:</p><p> <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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4108
unstar this property label Biography information for Gavin Williamson more like this
43468
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in South Staffordshire constituency under the age of 25 years old were in receipt of housing benefit in the most recent period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Staffordshire more like this
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Gavin Williamson more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The number of people in South Staffordshire constituency under the age of 25 in receipt of housing benefit, as at November 2013 is 258.</p><p>This information is published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Stat-Xplore_User_Guide.htm</a></p> more like this
star 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 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Gavin Williamson more like this
43871
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that employers with employees who earn less than £10,000 per year will be legally obliged to provide those employees with an auto-enrolment pension scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington more like this
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Mr John Leech more like this
star this property uin 192722 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Jobholders who earn less than the automatic enrolment earnings trigger of £10,000 and who are not eligible for automatic enrolment may opt in to pension saving. Employers are legally obliged to enrol anyone who opts into an automatic enrolment qualifying scheme and to pay the required employer contribution. </p> more like this
star 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 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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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 Mr John Leech more like this
43578
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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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 workplace nurseries available to staff in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's executive agencies or non-departmental public bodies in (i) 2010, (ii) 2013-14 and (iii) 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 192455 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>There were 7 workplace nurseries operated by third parties, including some provision for subsidised places, on DWP premises on 5 May 2010; all of which were still in operation on 5 February 2014. </p><p> </p><p>DWP does not directly operate any workplace nurseries. The department is reviewing the position of all on site nursery provision, and until the review is complete, it cannot confirm whether any nursery will close.</p><p> </p><p>No information is held on executive agencies and non-departmental bodies. There would be a disproportionate cost to source that information</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
43882
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of disability living allowance claims took longer than 40 days to process in each of the last three years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 192527 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Please see the table below showing the percentage of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) new claims, for Normal Rules (NR), that took longer than 40 days to process. Claims not yet processed within 40 days, include cases where we are awaiting additional information from the claimant and/or medical evidence.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Volume of Claims Cleared</strong></p></td><td><p>402,861</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Volume of claims cleared after 40 working days </strong></p></td><td><p>89,678</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>% of </strong><strong>DLA</strong><strong> New Claims (NR) <br /> cleared after 40 working days</strong></p></td><td><p>22.3%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Prior to 2012/13 the measure reported against was an Actual Average Clearance Time (AACT). This is the cumulative clearance days divided by the number of cleared events within the reporting period.</p><p> </p><p>Please see the table below for 2010/11 and 2011/12: </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Volume of Claims Cleared</strong></p></td><td><p>431,572</p></td><td><p>412,556</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>AACT (Level 37.7 days)</strong></p></td><td><p>30.3</p></td><td><p>27.2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The reported figure only relates to DLA (NR) new claims. NR claims are those where the claimant is not terminally ill and the normal rules of entitlement therefore apply. </p><p> </p><p>The figures above cover the period from 1st April to 31st March and shows the national position including working age and child claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The AACT level (37.7 days) shown in the above table is a measure based on a prior year's performance.</p><p> </p><p>We have not provided data for 2013/14 due to not having a full financial year available at this time. </p><p> </p><p><strong>Source:</strong></p><p> </p><p>Source: Department for Work and Pensions – RDA 80123 report - DLA Management Information Statistics</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
43918
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star this property date less than 2014-03-18more like thismore than 2014-03-18
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the processing time target is for personal independence payment (PIP) claims; and what proportion of such claims took longer than this target time to process since the introduction of PIPs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 192751 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>As you will appreciate, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit and processes are currently bedding in. There are no time limits or targets on processing times to claims for PIP but we are taking the necessary action to improve the processing times. </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
43581
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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how disputed child tax credits claims will be managed under the universal credit system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh West more like this
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Mike Crockart more like this
star this property uin 192385 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p /> <p /> <p>Currently the child element will be awarded to the parent with whom the child or qualifying young person normally lives. Where separated parents both share the care of a child or qualifying young person they are expected to jointly nominate which of them has the main responsibility.</p><p>Where parents are unable to come to an agreement themselves, a determination will be made. This will take account of where the child normally lives and who has the main day to day responsibility. </p><p>The proposed approach to Universal Credit was set out in a White Paper &quot;Universal Credit: Welfare that Works&quot; and in draft Regulations upon which a wide range of organisations responded to in the consultation exercise carried out by the Social Security Advisory Committee.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 192380 more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Crockart more like this