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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply 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, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290333 on Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324 on Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply, if she will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason her Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. 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 1006 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department is mandated by the Cabinet Office to use electricity agreements negotiated by the Crown Commercial Service for Central Government Organisations and therefore cannot set terms such as the use of renewable sources independently.</p><p> </p><p>To the Department’s knowledge Crown Commercial Service have no plans to create agreements to provide renewable resources only.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:37:12.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:37:12.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1150054
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Bus Services: Concessions 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, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a reduced rate bus pass for women born in the 1950s who have had their state pension age changed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 1112 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Concessionary travel is a devolved policy area, so the administrative arrangements in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland differ from one other. All local authorities in England have the power to introduce local concessions, including the extension of concessionary travel to those who are yet to reach the qualifying age.</p><p> </p><p>The age of eligibility for concessionary travel in England has been rising in line with the changes to the state pension age. Equalising the age difference between men and women addresses the current position of non-disabled citizens of working age receiving free bus passes. This in turn will help the financial sustainability of the scheme, which currently costs around £1 billion annually</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T13:30:24.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:30:24.78Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1150463
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Public Appointments 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, which public appointments she is responsible for. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 1579 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The public appointments that the department is responsible for making are set out in the Schedule to the Public Appointments Order in Council 2019. <a href="https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Public-Appointments-Order-In-Council.pdf" target="_blank">https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-Public-Appointments-Order-In-Council.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:17:42.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:17:42.53Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett more like this
1150325
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy for Jobcentre staff proactively to inform universal credit claimants that they should make a claim to new-style ESA or new-style JSA if they are likely to be eligible. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Alyn and Deeside more like this
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Mark Tami more like this
star this property uin 1598 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave to questions 43 and 482 on 21 October.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:34:50.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:34:50.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Tami more like this
1150436
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Young People 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 the final report from the Young people's future health inquiry entitled A healthy foundation for the future published in October 2019, what steps the Government is taking to establish a job market that offers young people secure and rewarding work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 1603 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting young people into work. We aim to ensure that everyone, no matter what their start in life, is given the very best chance of getting into work.</p><p> </p><p>The DWP Youth Obligation Support Programme is currently delivered to young people aged 18-21 making a new claim to Universal Credit. We provide additional tailored support to enable young people to achieve their goals.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2019 we announced the extension of the Mentoring Circles initiative from the ethnic minority community to all young people who could benefit from such support. Mentoring circles support 16-24 year olds by giving them an opportunity to build on their employability skills. By facilitating an interaction with employers this initiative helps to provide young job seekers with access to and interaction with role models in the workplace.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:13:57.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:13:57.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1150340
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Scunthorpe more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Scunthorpe constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution. 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 1661 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates<sup>1</sup>.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as at end of September 2019<sup>2</sup>:</p><p> </p><p>In the Scunthorpe constituency since 2012, approximately 9,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1370 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T17:00:48.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T17:00:48.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4056
unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1148774
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to permit Universal Credit claimants to backdate a claim due to ill health in circumstances where medical evidence is provided by a GP. 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 168 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit claims may be backdated, by up to one calendar month, in some circumstances for vulnerable claimants who may be delayed in claiming Universal Credit through no fault of their own. More specifically, in cases where medical evidence satisfies the Department that a claimant had an illness that prevented them from making a claim sooner, Universal Credit can be awarded from an earlier date.</p><p> </p><p>In order to provide the best possible support to our claimants it is important that the Department are able to engage with claimants at the earliest possible opportunity, whether to support them back into work or to provide other support and guidance. It is therefore important that backdating provisions are used in specific circumstances, and that all claimants are encouraged to contact us at the earliest opportunity.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-18T11:06:26.213Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
1150580
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Equal Pay 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 equal pay reviews there have been in her Department since 2010; what the dates were of those reviews; and whether her Department plans to undertake an equal pay review in 2019. 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 1730 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>DWP is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity. As an employer, we are also committed to equality and valuing diversity within our workforce. Our goal is to ensure that these commitments are embedded in our day to day working practices with all our customers, colleagues and partners.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is legally required to consider the impact of our policies and processes on people who share a protected characteristic, and to document our findings in order that we can provide evidence on this if challenged. The Equality Act does not specify a prescribed Equality Analysis process, however, since 2010 we have completed department wide Equal Pay Audits for 2011, 2014 and 2016. These were completed in 2012, 2016 and 2018 retrospectively. A further review is scheduled for 2019.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:11:39.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:11:39.887Z
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4513
star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1150531
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Fraud more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the total cost to her Department of universal credit scams to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 1784 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>If a claimant has been the victim of a scam, and has not benefited from an advance in any way, they will not be asked to repay it. The Department considers all cases on their own merits and decisions are made on the strength of the evidence provided.</p><p> </p><p>Completed investigations thus far, have shown that the total amount claimed in fraudulent Universal Credit (UC) advances as of 30<sup>th</sup> September 2019 was £1,868,000 (rounded to the nearest thousand).</p><p> </p><p>It is important to clarify that these are not losses. The Department will endeavour to recover this money and pursue fraudsters. Recovery has already started in some of these cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:40:46.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:40:46.193Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1150532
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Fraud 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 (a) individuals and (b) third party individuals investigated for universal credit fraud have been (a) referred for prosecution and (b) successfully prosecuted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 1785 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department takes this issue very seriously and we are committed to taking appropriate action to deter this fraud.</p><p> </p><p>There are 28 individual cases being prepared for prosecution and 1 successful individual prosecution.</p><p> </p><p>There has been 1 successful third party prosecution and a 2<sup>nd</sup> third party case is due in court next month.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:25:25.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:25:25.903Z
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4142
star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
unstar this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this