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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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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, if she will set out the timeframe for implementing her Department's response to the court judgement of June 2018 on the payment of Severe Disability Premium to claimants who are already in receipt of Universal Credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 188119 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Written statement HCWS745 on 7 June 2018 , which preceded the Court judgment of 14 June, set out our plans to make provision for claimants already in receipt of Universal Credit, to receive a Severe Disability Premium backdated.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The ‘Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Amendment Regulations 2018’, which contain these provisions, were laid in Parliament on 5 November 2018 and will now be scrutinised and voted on by Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T18:08:45.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:08:45.973Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1002135
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions Regulator: Risk Assessment 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, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to enhance the moral hazard powers of the Pensions Regulator. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
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Nick Smith more like this
star this property uin 188087 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have announced in the White Paper, <em>Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes, </em>that we intend to introduce a stand-alone interview power and enhanced inspection powers to enable the Pensions Regulator to conduct its investigations in a more efficient way.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s recent consultation on a stronger Pensions Regulator asked for views on proposals to strengthen the Pensions Regulator’s powers, including specifically enhancing its anti-avoidance powers, which deal with moral hazard. We are considering the responses and hope to publish our conclusions shortly, with a view to taking forward any necessary legislation in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188088 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T12:41:52.49Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:41:52.49Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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3928
star this property label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
1002136
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions Regulator: Powers 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, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to enhance the (a) information-gathering and (b) anti-avoidance powers of the Pensions Regulator. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaenau Gwent more like this
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Nick Smith more like this
star this property uin 188088 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have announced in the White Paper, <em>Protecting Defined Benefit Pension Schemes, </em>that we intend to introduce a stand-alone interview power and enhanced inspection powers to enable the Pensions Regulator to conduct its investigations in a more efficient way.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s recent consultation on a stronger Pensions Regulator asked for views on proposals to strengthen the Pensions Regulator’s powers, including specifically enhancing its anti-avoidance powers, which deal with moral hazard. We are considering the responses and hope to publish our conclusions shortly, with a view to taking forward any necessary legislation in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188087 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T12:41:52.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:41:52.553Z
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4142
unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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3928
star this property label Biography information for Nick Smith more like this
1002761
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Telephone Services 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, what estimate her Department has made of the number of case managers working on universal credit who are seconded to the national telephony team for each shift; and if she 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 188876 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We currently have 400 colleagues assigned to Universal Credit national tier telephony. We retain the flexibility to adjust the number of colleagues working on some of the core functions within Universal Credit to accommodate fluctuations in demand and the number of colleagues deployed to National Tier telephony will vary month on month as required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T18:02:05.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:02:05.927Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1000260
unstar this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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, for what reason the taper that is applied to wages is not applied to pensions in relation to universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 187333 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The taper is the rate at which Universal Credit is reduced to take account of earnings. It is specifically for in work claimants and linked to earnings to incentivise work, and those in work to earn more. Universal Credit has a single taper of 63 per cent so payments reduce in a transparent and predictable way as earnings increase. Universal Credit is a means tested benefit, and income other than earnings, such as pensions, is taken fully into account in the assessment of Universal Credit. This is consistent with how legacy means tested benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support treat pension income. Therefore it would not be consistent to extend the earnings taper to pensions income and doing so would also undermine the incentives to work for people of working age.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:05:06.27Z
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4014
unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1002186
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing Benefit: North Lincolnshire 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, pursuant to Answer of 5 November to Question 907432, how much discretionary housing payment was (a) awarded to and (b) spent by North Lincolnshire Council in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 188225 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the amount awarded to and spent by North Lincolnshire Council in Discretionary Housing Payments in the last 3 financial years:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Awarded</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Spent</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>£240,930</p></td><td><p>£39,626</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£294,816</p></td><td><p>£50,735</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£395,413</p></td><td><p>£84,105</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Figures on the amount of Discretionary Housing Payments awarded to and spent by Local Authorities are available:</p><p><br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/discretionary-housing-payments-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/discretionary-housing-payments-statistics</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T14:41:35.903Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T14:41:35.903Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4056
star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1002754
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Disability: Employment 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, with reference to Table A08 of the recent Labour Market Bulletin published by the Office for National Statistics, what assessment she has made of the reasons for people with disabilities having an employment rate of 30.4 percentage points lower than people without disabilities between April to June 2018; and what plans her Department has to address that disability employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 188805 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The employment rate gap between disabled and non-disabled people fell from 33.1% in April-June 2013 to 31.3% in April-June 2017.</p><p> </p><p>We remain committed to further improving outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people in work by 2027 gives us a clear, ambitious, and time bound goal.</p><p> </p><p>We set out our continued commitment to improving employment rates for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions in <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>. We believe people should get the support they need whatever their health condition or disability, whether that’s from their employer, from the health system or from the welfare system.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested in our Personal Support Package, which includes £330 million of funding over four years with a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants. We have recruited 300 additional Disability Employment Advisers and we are introducing 200 new Community Partners, bringing specialist advice and support into the Jobcentre.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting employers to help them recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions through Disability Confident, the Access to Work scheme, and specialist advisers in Jobcentres.</p><p> </p><p>Recognising the importance of keeping people in work, we want to reform the Statutory Sick Pay system so that it more effectively supports returns to work, and we are exploring how to shape, fund and deliver transformational change to provide effective occupational health services that can support people in work.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:14:13.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:14:13.65Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
999640
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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 Employment: Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to close the autism employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Battersea more like this
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Marsha De Cordova more like this
star this property uin 187154 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is strongly committed to increasing employment opportunities for disabled people, including those with autism. Taking a life course approach, we are working across Government and with local authorities, voluntary organisations and employers in the public and private sectors to achieve this. Help and support for people with autism includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work, a discretionary grant scheme which offers advice and practical and financial support above the level of reasonable adjustments to disabled people who are in work or about to start work. Access to Work has also put in place a Hidden Impairment Specialist Team that gives advice and guidance to help employers support employees with conditions such as Autism, Learning Disability and/or Mental Health conditions. It also offers eligible people an assessment to find out their needs at work and help to develop a support plan.</li><li>In 2017/18, the highest ever number of people received AtW payments - 33,860, up 13% on 2016/17.</li><li>Through working with Autism Alliance, we have developed the Disability Confident Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit, to help staff from all Government Departments understand how to support people with autism and associated neuro-diverse conditions. We also developed the Disability Passport ‘About Me’ which aims to encourage disabled claimants, including individuals with autism, to disclose their disability/ health conditions at the earliest stage to their Adviser, to improve communication and ensure reasonable adjustments are put in place. Both the toolkit and passport are hosted on Autism Alliance’s website.</li><li>Also through working with Autism Alliance, we delivered Autism and Hidden Impairment training to over 1000 nominated staff across the Jobcentre Plus network. Feedback from delegates confirms that the training helped staff to understand how to support people with autism or hidden impairments into employment.</li><li>The Civil Service has committed to support the Autism Exchange Programme, and my Department is working with Ambitious about Autism to provide work placement opportunities for young people.</li><li>Through the Disability Confident scheme, DWP is engaging with employers and helping to promote the skills, talents and abilities of people with autism and associated hidden impairment conditions. Through the scheme, DWP is providing advice and support to help employers feel more confident about employing disabled people, by signposting them to appropriate advice guidance and support.</li></ul><p><em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>, published last year, sets out the Government’s strategy for helping people with disabilities or health conditions, including learning difficulties and autism, enter and remain in employment. Whilst the initiatives are not all aimed exclusively at autistic people, we expect that many will benefit from these initiatives.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T11:51:57.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:51:57.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marsha De Cordova more like this
1002127
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 Members: Correspondence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reply to the letter of 4 October 2018 from the hon. Member for Delyn on statutory maternity pay and maternity allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 188032 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department takes the issue seriously and we are in the process of responding.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T16:23:46.293Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:23:46.293Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
999722
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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 Personal Independence Payment: Cancer 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 Work and Pensions, how many people with (a) leukaemia, (b) myeloma, (c) Hodgkin’s lymphoma and (d) non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are in receipt of personal independence payment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 187016 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department publishes a range of detailed statistics for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) on Stat-Xplore: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>. Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a>.</p><p>These statistics include monthly caseloads (claims in payment) for claimants of PIP broken down by disability including leukaemia, myeloma, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T12:07:28.05Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T12:07:28.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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4056
star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this