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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading ACAS 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to evaluate the effect of the ACAS early conciliation service on keeping workplace disputes out of court. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 211244 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Early Conciliation was introduced in April 2014 and it is too early to make any meaningful assessment on the effect of Early Conciliation on Employment Tribunal cases at this stage. However, officials in the Department and Acas are already monitoring the impact of Early Conciliation and I will make an announcement on evaluation in due course, once we have a sufficient evidence base to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:30:02.3392087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Video Games more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what funds distributed by the Technology Strategy Board were allocated to the video games sector in each of the last three years; and what proportion of the total funding from that Board this represented in each such year. 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 211397 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Innovate UK is the new name for the Technology Strategy Board.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2011/12 Innovate UK did not provide any funds to organisations in the video games sector. In 2012/13, it provided £277k (0.06% of its core budget) to organisations in the video games sector and in 2013/14 it provided £1.9m (0.4% of its core budget).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The figures above do not include any awards made under Innovate UK’s Smart or Knowledge Transfer Partnership programmes, as this information can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T06:55:43.7900866Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T06:55:43.7900866Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2014 to Question 201383, how much was spent on national minimum wage enforcement in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 211245 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>£7.5m was spent by HM Revenue and Customs on the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage in 2013/14.</p><p>We have increased the budget allocation for National Minimum Wage enforcement in 2014/15 to £9.2m. This extra funding will enable HMRC to increase the number of compliance officers working in this area who, as well as continuing to respond to every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline, will also undertake targeted enforcement, focusing on the worst offending employers in the highest-risk sectors.</p><p>Anyone who believes they are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and has not received it should contact this free and confidential helpline on 0800 917 2368.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T11:29:09.5418464Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:29:09.5418464Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the economic benefits to the UK of international students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 194285 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 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government's International Education Strategy, published in July 2013, included an analysis of the value of international education to the UK. This analysis showed that international students across all parts of the education sector (higher education, further education, English language training, and independent schools) were estimated to contribute £13.6bn to the UK economy in 2011. More recent data indicates that this figure rose to £13.9bn in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>International students also bring indirect economic benefits to the UK, including: strengthening the quality, diversity and reputation of the UK education sector; providing a pipeline of prospective students who may study at higher levels in the UK; and improving overseas business, research, social and cultural links.</p><p> </p><p>The International Education Strategy and the accompanying analytical narrative can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-growth-and-prosperity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/international-education-strategy-global-growth-and-prosperity</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the effect on higher education providers of charging fees to international students for use of the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 194286 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office published an impact assessment on its website on the 11 October 2013 entitled ‘Regulating migrant access to health services in the UK', in which it estimates the impact of implementing a health surcharge as outlined in the Immigration Bill. The Home Office predicts that implementing a health surcharge could cause Tier 4 visa grants to fall by approximately 830, which will have an impact on higher education providers of approximately £11 million per year. The surcharge is £200 per annum for most migrants however, to reflect their contribution to UK growth, a concession was factored into the Immigration Bill for students - they will pay £150 per annum rather than the full cost.</p><p> </p><p>BIS will continue to work closely with the Home Office and the higher education sector to monitor the effects of the surcharge on student numbers and to ensure that the impact is manageable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the findings of the Oxford Economics report commissioned by the University of Sheffield entitled the Economic Costs and Benefits of International Students, January 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 194284 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government welcomes the benefits that international students bring to the UK as highlighted in theOxford Economics report entitled Economic Costs and Benefits of International Students, January 2013.</p><p> </p><p>In July the same year, we published our International Education Strategy which estimated that in 2011/12 international higher education students contributed £10.2bn to the UK economy through tuition fees and living expenses. The Strategy also recognised the wider benefits that students bring in boosting the local economy where they study, as well as enhancing our cultural life, and broadening the educational experience of the UK students they study alongside. It is because we value this contribution that there is no cap on the number of genuine overseas students who can come to the UK, nor do we have plans to introduce one.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>After completion of study, all students who can secure a skilled job from a licensed sponsor and are paid at least £20,300 are welcome to stay and work in the UK. Those who complete a PhD have up to a year to find a graduate level job and move on to Tier 2 or move on to the graduate entrepreneur or exceptional talent schemes in Tier 1.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any alternative learning providers have not met the standards he recently announced on (a) quality assurance, (b) financial sustainability and (c) management and governance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
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Mr Liam Byrne more like this
star this property uin 194323 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>To date, 16 alternative providers that applied to have courses designated under the new specific course designation arrangements have not met the standards required. 3 applications were rejected because of quality assurance; 13 applications were rejected because of concerns over financial sustainability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department plans to take to monitor whether alternative learning providers are meeting the standards he recently set out on (a) quality assurance, (b) financial sustainability and (c) management and governance; and how he plans to facilitate the meeting of those standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
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Mr Liam Byrne more like this
star this property uin 194324 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>Under the new specific course designation arrangements alternative learning providers are required immediately to notify the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) of any material changes which may affect their financial sustainability or quality of provision. HEFCE will also run an annual monitoring exercise to collect information about the ongoing financial sustainability, quality of provision, and changes to management and governance arrangements at alternative learning providers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much of the £60 million provided to support proof of concept development of near-market agricultural innovations described in A UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies has been allocated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
star this property uin 194321 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>To date eleven feasibility studies have been agreed, which will be supported by £2.8 million of Government funding and £1.4 million of industry co-investment. A further tranche of funding will be announced shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Havant more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Willetts more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willetts more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprenticeships commenced in each sector in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property uin 194363 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p>Table 1 shows the number of apprenticeship starts in the 2012/13 academic year by Sector Subject Area for Pendle parliamentary constituency and Lancashire Local Education Authority.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Apprenticeship Starts by Geography and Sector Subject Area, 2012/13</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Pendle Parliamentary Constituency</p></td><td><p>Lancashire Local Education Authority</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>140</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arts, Media and Publishing</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Business, Administration and Law</p></td><td><p>450</p></td><td><p>4,850</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Construction, Planning and the Built Environment</p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>420</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Education and Training</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>1,770</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Health, Public Services and Care</p></td><td><p>240</p></td><td><p>3,440</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Information and Communication Technology</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>270</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Languages, Literature and Culture</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Leisure, Travel and Tourism</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Preparation for Life and Work</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Retail and Commercial Enterprise</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>2,390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Science and Mathematics</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unknown</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,150</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>13,930</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Source: Individualised Learner Record</strong></p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p><strong>1) Volumes are rounded to the nearest ten</strong></p><p><strong>2) ‘-‘ indicates a base value of less than five</strong></p><p><strong>3) Local Education Authority and Parliamentary Constituency are based on the home postcode of the learner.</strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-07T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this