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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) investment choices available to workplace pension customers are regularly reviewed by Independent Governance Committees and (b) those investment choices are aligned with the interests of customers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262255 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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262256 more like this
262257 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1130881
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy that Independent Governance Committees attached to contract-based workplace pensions have a duty to monitor the suitability of the retail fund choices available to scheme members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262256 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
262255 more like this
262257 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle remove filter
1130882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of scrutiny by Independent Governance Committees of the retail funds offered within workplace pensions products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262257 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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262255 more like this
262256 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:40.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle remove filter
1130883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential conflict of interests in the business model of vertically integrated companies offering retail investment platforms, asset management and workplace pensions products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262258 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is operationally independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to the Member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:30:26.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:30:26.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1129985
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Pensioners: Income more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of consumers to make an informed choice when accessing retirement income products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 260554 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that people need the right support and guidance to make decisions that best suit their evolving personal circumstances. That is why the Government introduced Pension Wise, a service provided by the Money and Pensions Service (MAPS) that offers everyone aged 50 and over who has a defined contribution pension, free and impartial guidance on their range of available choices at retirement.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found in its Retirement Outcomes Review in 2018 that consumer engagement in the retirement market is low and there are low levels of shopping around. As part of remedies to improve this, the FCA has set new requirements for pension providers to send more frequent ‘wake-up packs’ to their consumers, which include a summary of their open market options.</p><p> </p><p>The Money Advice Service (provided by MAPS) also offers a guaranteed income product comparator tool and is developing a drawdown comparator tool, to make it easier for consumers to compare the different options available to them.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T11:08:05.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:08:05.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle remove filter
1129987
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the regulatory and governance standards in the pensions industry in ensuring that drawdown products are appropriate for consumers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 260555 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the regulator of pensions decumulation products, including drawdown products.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA conducted the Retirement Outcomes Review into the retirement income market, publishing the final report in 2018. The final report particularly focused on investment choices and charges in drawdown. As a result of its findings, it is introducing or consulting on a number of remedies to protect consumers from poor outcomes and promote competition in the market. These include the introduction of investment pathways and a requirement for consumers entering drawdown to receive clearer information on charges. The FCA is also currently consulting on extending the remit of Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) to investment pathways.</p><p> </p><p>As the remedies will be a significant intervention in the drawdown market, the FCA plans to conduct a detailed review of the impact of investment pathways one year after implementation to consider how well the remedy is working.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T11:10:53.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:10:53.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1129715
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Pensions: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy for pension providers to produce standardised communications for charges on pension products for consumers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 259888 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>In June 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its Retirement Outcomes Review final report. This two-year study assessed how the retirement income market has evolved following the introduction of pension freedoms. The review found that drawdown charges are complex, not consistent between providers, and can vary substantially across providers.</p><p> </p><p>In response, the FCA is introducing a range of new measures, including a requirement for consumers entering drawdown to receive a first-year charge figure in pounds and pence terms. The FCA has also recently consulted on introducing a requirement for firms to provide annual information on costs and charges expressed in pounds and pence terms.</p><p> </p><p>As the market is continuing to evolve, the FCA did not propose introducing a charge cap at this stage. The FCA expects the market to deliver competitive charges and is highly likely to move towards a cap if it does not.</p><p> </p><p>The government welcomes the FCA’s work in this area, and stands ready to work with industry and the FCA to ensure consumer demands are being met, and any potential barriers to a thriving, competitive market can be addressed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259889 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T11:20:54.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:20:54.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1129716
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce a charging cap on the draw down of pension products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 259889 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>In June 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its Retirement Outcomes Review final report. This two-year study assessed how the retirement income market has evolved following the introduction of pension freedoms. The review found that drawdown charges are complex, not consistent between providers, and can vary substantially across providers.</p><p> </p><p>In response, the FCA is introducing a range of new measures, including a requirement for consumers entering drawdown to receive a first-year charge figure in pounds and pence terms. The FCA has also recently consulted on introducing a requirement for firms to provide annual information on costs and charges expressed in pounds and pence terms.</p><p> </p><p>As the market is continuing to evolve, the FCA did not propose introducing a charge cap at this stage. The FCA expects the market to deliver competitive charges and is highly likely to move towards a cap if it does not.</p><p> </p><p>The government welcomes the FCA’s work in this area, and stands ready to work with industry and the FCA to ensure consumer demands are being met, and any potential barriers to a thriving, competitive market can be addressed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 259888 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T11:20:54.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:20:54.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were placed in the higher tax threshold in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 206258 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
unstar this property answer text The estimated number of taxpayers liable for tax at the higher rate are published in the HMRC National Statistics table 2.1, available here:<br /> <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/710887/Table_2.1.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/710887/Table_2.1.pdf</a> <br /> These estimates are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI) outturn data up to 2015-16. The 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 estimates are based upon the 2015-16 Survey of Personal Incomes projected using economic assumptions consistent with the OBR’s March 2018 economic and fiscal outlook. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T14:24:06.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:24:06.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Powers of Attorney more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2018 to Question 158173, if he will make it his Department's policy to require (a) banks and (b) other financial institutions to check for proof of power of attorney before that person is able to withdraw money from a dependant's bank account. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 160095 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government believes that it is important that banks should identify their customers for their own commercial purposes and as part of the fight against financial crime. Each firm will have their own policies on identification, and Government does not prescribe those detailed policies.</p><p>However, my previous answer on 2 July 2018 referred to the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) guidance notes, which have a formal status under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. In relation to situations where a person deals with assets under a power of attorney, the guidance makes clear that that person is also a customer of the firm: consequently, the identity of holders of powers of attorney should be verified, in addition to that of the donor.</p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has the objective of protecting and enhancing the integrity of the UK financial system. The FCA use a risk-based approach to supervise retail banks’ compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, including their adherence to the requirements for customer identification. The FCA’s rules require that firms must maintain effective systems and controls to prevent the risk that they might be exploited by criminals or used to further financial crime. Where a firm’s systems and controls are not adequate, the FCA can and does take enforcement action.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T13:33:18.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T13:33:18.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle remove filter