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star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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, how many people have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 40 per cent and (b) 30 per cent for the repayment of advances on that benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 201678 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Of the eligible Universal Credit Full Service claims due a payment in October 2018 (990,000 claims – rounded to the nearest 10,000):</p><ul><li>11,000 (rounded to the nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 40% of their Standard Allowance. This is 1% of eligible claims and 3% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li><li>4,000 (rounded to the nearest 1,000) were repaying advances at 30% of their Standard Allowance. This is less than 0.5% of eligible claims and 1% of claims that were repaying an advance.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The claim count figures in this text will not match the official statistics due to methodological differences.</p><p> </p><p>At Autumn Budget 2018 we announced that from October 2019, we will reduce the maximum rate at which deductions can be made from a Universal Credit award from 40% to 30% of the standard allowance. The total saving for claimants is £25 million in 2019/20, increasing to £65 million in 2023/24.</p><p> </p><p>This is detailed in Table 1.8 in the Budget 2018 which can be accessed at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents/budget-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/budget-2018-documents/budget-2018</a></p><p> </p><p>This will ensure that those on Universal Credit are supported to repay debts in a more sustainable and manageable way. Additionally, from October 2021, the government will also increase the period over which advances will be recovered, from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2018-12-20T15:51:24.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:51:24.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1024058
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had deductions from their universal credit of (a) 20 per cent for a single debt as a result of (i) a utility company bill, (ii) council tax arrears and (iii) other liabilities and (b) 30 per cent for two such debts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 201679 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 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not have access to data outlining third party deductions by deduction type. As such, to provide this data would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201680 more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.333Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
1024059
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have had more than 40 per cent deducted from their universal credit payment to repay a combination of (a) advance payments of that benefit and (b)(i) utility debts and (ii) council tax arrears. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 201680 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not have access to data outlining third party deductions by deduction type. As such, to provide this data would incur disproportionate cost.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201679 more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.38Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T15:29:53.38Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4034
unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Jobcentres: Closures more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job centres have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford more like this
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Yvette Cooper more like this
star this property uin 147339 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>In March 2018, the 20-year contract covering the majority of DWPs current estate of over 900 sites came to an end. This presented an opportunity to re-evaluate what we needed from our estate. The increased use of our online services in recent years, coupled with reductions in unemployment and improved efficiency, meant that 20% of the rent being paid by DWP was going toward space we were not using.</p><p> </p><p>Given this, it is right that we reconfigure our Jobcentre estate and make the jobcentres fit for the 21st century. This is not about reducing services, but about taking the opportunity to stop spending money on empty space so we can spend more on supporting those in need.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>On 5 July 2017, the Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that some smaller jobcentres would merge with larger ones, and others would be co-located in local government premises. Merging our staff and services from some smaller or underutilised jobcentres, into larger jobcentres nearby, makes better use of space and reduces costs to the taxpayer while still maintaining the same excellent level of customer service.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to retaining a jobcentre network and continuing to serve people in all areas of the UK to make sure they can continue to access the tailored services they need.</p><p> </p><p>The attached list contains the information requested.</p>
star 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 2018-06-04T15:43:54.64Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T15:43:54.64Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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star this property file name Acrobat Document.pdf more like this
star this property title Jobcentre Closures more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvette Cooper more like this
643908
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star this property date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the alleged incident of rape of Rohingya women by security forces in Rakhine State, Burma, and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East more like this
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
star this property uin 54815 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 2016-12-01more like thismore than 2016-12-01
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of a number of disturbing reports of sexual violence against Rohingya women by security forces in Rakhine State. These were alleged to have taken place during the ongoing security operations in Rakhine, triggered on 9 October when three Burmese Border Guard Police posts were attacked by armed Rohingya groups. The Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my noble Friend, the Rt Hon. Baroness Anelay of St Johns, visited Burma from 9-12 November. She urged Burmese Government Ministers to resume immediate humanitarian access to the affected areas in Northern Rakhine and for a full and independent investigation into all reports of human rights violations. The Government of Burma has committed publicly to do so. I also raised the situation in Rakhine State with the Burmese Minister of Construction in London on 29 November.</p> more like this
star 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 2016-12-01T15:32:08.913Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-01T15:32:08.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-01more like thismore than 2017-03-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of Sri Lanka's progress in implementing UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 66241 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>Sri Lanka's co-sponsorship of United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution 30/01 in October 2015 was a landmark moment. The High Commissioner for Human Rights presented his final progress report at the UNHRC's 34<sup>th</sup> session on 3 March. The report acknowledged the positive engagement of the Government of Sri Lanka and noted some progress in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka since 2015. However, it also highlighted the slow fulfilment of transitional justice commitments.</p><p>In my meeting with Foreign Minister Samaraweera on 28 February, I welcomed Sri Lanka's engagement with the UN and international community and their progress to date in implementing Human Rights Council Resolution 30/01. I raised the importance of further land releases, constitutional reform, the development of new counter-terrorism legislation in line with international human rights standards, and the establishment of credible transitional justice mechanisms – starting with making the Office of Missing Persons operational.</p>
star 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 2017-03-06T16:47:37.73Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T16:47:37.73Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
706802
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-01more like thismore than 2017-03-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Operation Blue Star more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will commission a public inquiry into UK involvement in the 1984 Amritsar massacre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 66238 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 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the scars that this tragic event left and the strong feelings in the Sikh community, but believe there are no grounds for a public inquiry.</p><p>The Cabinet Secretary's investigation in 2014 was extensive. It concluded that UK assistance was advisory only, ended several months before Operation Blue Star and had limited impact in practice.</p> more like this
star 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 2017-03-06T16:38:15.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-06T16:38:15.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-21more like thismore than 2017-04-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Human Rights more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he is having with his counterpart in Sri Lanka on implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolutions relating to human rights in Sri Lanka. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 71609 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
star this property answer text <p>I met with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Samaraweera at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 28 February. I also wrote to both the Foreign Minister and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 20 April. In the meeting and subsequent letters, I recognised the Sri Lankan government's efforts to improve the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. I also welcomed their co-sponsorship of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 34/1. I encouraged accelerated progress towards fulfilling the commitments their government made in co-sponsoring Resolution 34/1 and raised the importance of the return of all military-held private land, the delivery of devolution through constitutional reform, the establishment of credible transitional justice mechanisms and the development of new counter-terrorism legislation in line with international human rights standards.</p><p>The UK is committed to the full implementation of Resolution 34/1 and will continue to support the Government of Sri Lanka in its efforts to promote reconciliation and human rights.</p>
star 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 2017-04-26T09:01:28.517Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-26T09:01:28.517Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the trend in the number of new homes available for social rent since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 900522 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 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010 we have delivered nearly 333,000 affordable homes, including over 240,000 homes for rent.</p><p>The number of new homes for social rent has declined because the government is building homes for Affordable Rent.</p><p>These require less subsidy, meaning more homes can be built for every pound spent.</p> more like this
star 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 2017-07-17T16:53:27.29Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-17T16:53:27.29Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Rented Housing: Electrical Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make electrical safety checks in rented homes mandatory after the working group set up by his Department under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 completes its work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 1801 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 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
star this property answer text <p>Following Royal Assent of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, a Working Group of relevant experts was established to provide recommendations to ministers on what, if any, legislative requirements for electrical safety in the private rented sector should be introduced. The Working Group has concluded and their report and recommendations are being considered.</p> more like this
star 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 2017-07-04T15:25:47.99Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-04T15:25:47.99Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma remove filter
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star 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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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this