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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies <i>Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015;</i> and how they plan to respond to the findings that nearly 63 per cent of British children living in poverty are in working families. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
unstar this property uin HL1667 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-30more like thismore than 2015-07-30
star this property answer text <p /> <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The recent IFS report is positive about the Government’s new approach to tackling the root causes of poverty: they said that “focusing on a broad range of inputs into life chances and causes of poverty is sensible.” They also add that “family worklessness certainly is a sensible thing to track if one wants to reduce the prevalence of low living standards.”</p><p> </p><p>This Government knows that work remains the best route out of poverty. Research shows that around three-quarters of poor children in families that move into full employment exit poverty. We are committed to supporting parents to move into work, increase their earnings, and keep more of what they earn. Universal Credit, our investment in childcare and the introduction of the National Living Wage will all play an important part.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also recognises that improving skills and progression is the key to making work pay. That is why under this Government we intend to create three million more apprenticeships over the next five years, and to help people move on to better jobs by improving qualifications and providing additional support through Jobcentre Plus.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T13:27:22.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tyler more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comments by Lord Freud in the Grand Committee debate on the Child Poverty Act 2010 (Persistent Poverty Targets) Regulations 2014, that the facts Lord McAvoy had quoted were "simply not true" (HL Deb, 25 November, col GC 263), how they were not true. more like this
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Lord McAvoy more like this
unstar this property uin HL3387 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
star this property answer text <p /> <p>I wrote to the Noble Peer on this issue on 4<sup>th</sup> December 2014. I have placed a copy of this letter in the library of the House and have also attached it to this response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-08T15:43:27.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property file name Letter to Lord McAvoy 4.12.14.PDF more like this
star this property title Letter to Lord McAvoy 4th Dec 2014 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McAvoy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out any forecasts of the level of child poverty between now and 2020; and if so, whether they will be made public. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
unstar this property uin HL3230 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty as the number of children in poverty is dependent on factors which cannot be reliably predicted, such as the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does measure annual child poverty statistics through the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low income in the UK have consistently been reported since 1998/99; these are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit changes announced since May 2010. Available survey data does not allow the Government to robustly assess the combined effects of tax and benefit policy on households with children.</p><p> </p><p>However, this Government has taken unprecedented steps to assess the effects of its policy decisions across the distribution of household income, by publishing analysis of the cumulative effects of the tax and welfare measures announced at each fiscal event since the June Budget 2010. The latest analysis can be found in Chapter 2 of the attached report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3231 more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have calculated the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit policy changes announced to date since May 2010. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
unstar this property uin HL3231 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not produce forecasts of the number of children living in income poverty as the number of children in poverty is dependent on factors which cannot be reliably predicted, such as the median income.</p><p> </p><p>The Government does measure annual child poverty statistics through the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low income in the UK have consistently been reported since 1998/99; these are available for each financial year up to 2012/13, the latest period for which estimates are available.</p><p> </p><p>There has been no assessment of the impact on child poverty of the combined tax and benefit changes announced since May 2010. Available survey data does not allow the Government to robustly assess the combined effects of tax and benefit policy on households with children.</p><p> </p><p>However, this Government has taken unprecedented steps to assess the effects of its policy decisions across the distribution of household income, by publishing analysis of the cumulative effects of the tax and welfare measures announced at each fiscal event since the June Budget 2010. The latest analysis can be found in Chapter 2 of the attached report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL3230 more like this
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less than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.907Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:55:04.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the number of children living in poverty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL158 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>This Government remains committed to ending child poverty by 2020. Our approach, based on our published Evidence Review , is to tackle the root causes of child poverty, both now and in the future, by focussing on worklessness, low pay and raising educational attainment. This approach and the actions we propose to take are set out in full in our draft Child Poverty Strategy 2014-17. We will shortly publish the final version of the Strategy.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-06-18T13:53:46.7872314Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T13:53:46.7872314Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-10-31
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
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, with reference to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69473, on children: poverty, what the factors of disadvantage are that will be taken into consideration by local government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
unstar this property uin 110630 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answer text <p>As part of ‘Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families’ publication on 4 April, we made public our latest analysis and the evidence base about multiple disadvantage. This will enable local authorities, local partners and others to understand the complex factors of disadvantage in their local area and take practical action to improve children’s outcomes. As part of this evidence-sharing approach we made available local level data on the factors of disadvantage via a local government data tool (LG Inform) which can be found in the following link.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://lginform.local.gov.uk/reports/view/dwp/improving-lives-helping-workless-families-local-data-report-3?mod-area=E09000033&amp;mod-group=AllBoroughInRegion_London&amp;mod-type=namedComparisonGroup." target="_blank">http://lginform.local.gov.uk/reports/view/dwp/improving-lives-helping-workless-families-local-data-report-3?mod-area=E09000033&amp;mod-group=AllBoroughInRegion_London&amp;mod-type=namedComparisonGroup.</a></p><p> </p><p>The parental disadvantage factors included in the local government data tool are parental worklessness, parental conflict, poor parental mental health, drug and alcohol dependency, problem debt and homelessness. The outcome indicator areas covered are early years, educational attainment and youth employment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><br></p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-11-03T12:57:58.273Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T12:57:58.273Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the impact of the recent increase in inflation on the number of children in poverty; and what plans they have for protecting low income families against the rising cost of basic essentials. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth more like this
unstar this property uin HL6396 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
star this property answer text <p>Impacts of the latest increase in inflation on families with children have not been estimated.</p><p> </p><p>However the Department’s latest Households Below Average Income statistics to 2016 published on 16th March 2017 does show how the number of children in low income households has changed with reference to inflation (the measure is called absolute low income). Since 2010, there has been a decrease of 200,000 children before housing costs (BHC) in absolute low income. After housing costs (AHC) had been taken into account, there were 100,000 fewer children in absolute low income since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>In terms of proportions, there have also been reductions in the rates of absolute low income on both bases - BHC down by 2 percentage points, and AHC down by 1 percentage point since 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2017-04-06T15:10:48.183Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-06T15:10:48.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Portsmouth more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the effect on the number of children in poverty of the proposals in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to (1) freeze certain benefits and tax credit amounts for four years; (2) reduce the level of the benefit cap; and (3) change child tax credits and the child element of universal credit. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
unstar this property uin HL3535 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government set out its assessment of the impacts of the policies in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on 20th July. These are available on the Parliament website.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T16:50:53.883Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T16:50:53.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of those responding to the 2012 consultation <i>Measuring Child Poverty</i> supported the exclusion of any income measure; and whether they will name those organisations that supported the exclusion. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
unstar this property uin HL3852 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 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s response to the consultation on new measures of child poverty can be found in Annex E of the attached document. The analysis of the results in 2013 recorded that two respondents to the consultation said income should not be included in a measure of child poverty.</p><br /><p>We cannot give the names of the respondents due to Data Protection Act requirements. However, one was from an academic organisation and the other was from a frontline service.</p><br /><p>The Government wants to focus future effort on tackling the root causes of child poverty. That is why the life chances provisions in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill will introduce new measures of worklessness and educational attainment, and why we have committed ourselves to introducing a set of non-statutory indicators including ones on family breakdown, problem debt and addiction. These measures will focus action on the areas which the evidence indicates will make a sustainable difference to children’s lives - now and in the future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T17:55:31.667Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T17:55:31.667Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property file name Consultation on Child Poverty Strategy.pdf more like this
star this property title Consultaion on Child Poverty Strategy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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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 Poverty: Children remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Early Intervention Foundation's Report <i>The Cost of Late Intervention: EIF analysis 2016</i>; and what plans they have to prioritise preventative interventions in seeking to dismantle the root causes of poverty. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
unstar this property uin HL3447 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to action that tackles the root causes of poverty and disadvantage, not just the symptoms. As part of our approach, we fully recognise that the right intervention, at the right time, can make a real difference to the lives of children and their families. This is why, for example, we are developing a new approach to relationship support. This is based on the latest evidence from the Early Intervention Foundation that children exposed to frequent, intense and poorly resolved conflict between their parents are at risk of poorer long term outcomes. Our approach targets couples and parents during key life transitions; and by doubling the available funding since April 2016 for the remainder of this Parliament we can ensure that more families benefit from this new approach.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T17:47:17.963Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T17:47:17.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this