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star this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Personal Income more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to increase the range of statistics that his Department collects on income mobility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 39725 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (as well as the Office for National Statistics) publishes a wide range of information looking at the income distribution. We have announced we will be producing a new publication, Income Dynamics in February/March 2017, which will look at income mobility, including a measure of persistent low income, based on new data from the Understanding Society survey.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-06-14T14:46:57.293Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-14T14:46:57.293Z
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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 Adam Afriyie more like this
937602
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star this property date less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Social Mobility 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, what recent steps her Department has taken to increase levels of social mobility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 162029 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
star this property answer text <p>I refer you to my previous answer to the member for Witham in the House on 21 May, volume 641, column 552. <a href="https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-05-21/debates/3F200720-92F6-4F4B-A1E1-AF6454B09F5B/SocialMobility" target="_blank">https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-05-21/debates/3F200720-92F6-4F4B-A1E1-AF6454B09F5B/SocialMobility</a></p><p> </p><p>Through our reforms to the welfare system, we have increased the number of people in employment to a record 32.39m, including increases across historically under-represented groups, and in doing so we have reduced the number of children living in workless households by around 600,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-07-17T16:45:36.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T16:45:36.573Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1121966
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 142518 on Employment and Support Allowance, whether any subsequent changes have been made to the ESA65B letter to inform doctors that they should continue to provide fit notes for claimants if they are appealing a decision or their condition worsens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 245887 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>I refer the right honourable member to Parliamentary Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-questions-answers/?page=1&amp;max=20&amp;questiontype=AllQuestions&amp;house=commons%2clords&amp;uin=239928" target="_blank">239928</a> answered on 8<sup>th</sup> April 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T13:26:00.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T13:26:00.247Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4470
star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Funeral Payments more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has considered measures to expedite the current five to six week processing time for applications to the Department for Work and Pensions Funeral Fund; and what the target processing time is for applications to that Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 35018 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-26more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>If all the necessary information is received with the Funeral Expenses Payments claim form the application is processed straight away. The department is committed to ensuring that communications on eligibility for Funeral Payments are improved. This will in turn help claims to be processed and decisions to be made more quickly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For 2016/17 DWP aims to clear Funeral Expenses Payments claims within 15 working days. In 2014/15 of the 51,000 applications, over 55% were cleared within target; and over 69% cleared within 21 working days.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-04-26T14:44:39.82Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T14:44:39.82Z
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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 Alan Brown more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-21more like thismore than 2016-04-21
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Social Fund more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees there were in the Social Fund and Specialist Benefits Team on 1 April (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e) 2014, (f) 2015 and (e) 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 35019 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-26more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Management Information is held only since 2013 and is provided here:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013 - 2014</p></td><td><p>2014 - 2015</p></td><td><p>2015 - 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Benefit</p></td><td><p>94.33</p></td><td><p>83.87</p></td><td><p>78.49</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Maternity Allowance</p></td><td><p>70.21</p></td><td><p>66.19</p></td><td><p>72.46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit</p></td><td><p>191.97</p></td><td><p>165.63</p></td><td><p>149.40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Social Fund</p></td><td><p>798.46</p></td><td><p>411.34</p></td><td><p>349.78</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Budgeting Loans and Crisis Loans were previously part of the Social Fund and staff that were previously doing this work have been re-assigned to other work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-04-26T14:57:41.64Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T14:57:41.64Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4470
star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-22more like thismore than 2016-04-22
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Work Capability Assessment 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, if he will review the language and terminology used in written communications to people attending personal independence payment or work capability assessments to ensure that those communications are readily understood by recipients. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 35152 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-27more like thismore than 2016-04-27
star this property answer text <p>We are undertaking a full review of PIP and ESA communication products and messages. This work includes customer testing to ensure that the language and terminology used is clearly understood by recipients.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our work to review claimant communications we are working with our Health Assessment Providers for PIP and ESA, to align the notifications sent to claimants invited to attend a face-to-face consultation with content produced by the Department.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-04-27T09:08:49.82Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-27T09:08:49.82Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4470
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star this property date less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Motability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 23 February 2016, Official Report, column 82WH, on the Motability car scheme, whether the ability to walk 20 metres is one of the assessment criteria for enhanced mobility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 36131 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-05more like thismore than 2016-05-05
star this property answer text <p>As with all the activities, a claimant should be assessed as satisfying a descriptor only if the reliability criteria have been fully considered. The reliability criteria are a key protection for claimants being assessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and are a new introduction that did not apply under Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Claimants who cannot walk 20 metres reliably are guaranteed to receive the enhanced rate mobility component.</p><p> </p><p>PIP has also introduced a new criteria around the ability to plan and follow a journey, which is designed to recognise the mobility challenges of non-physical conditions and ensure these claimants also have access to the highest level of support where appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on how the reliability criteria should be applied can be found in the PIP Assessment Guide for Health Professionals carrying out assessments.</p><p> </p><p>This guidance can be accessed on the gov.uk website:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449043/pip-assessment-guide.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449043/pip-assessment-guide.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-05-05T16:44:48.573Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-05T16:44:48.573Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4470
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516824
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star this property date less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Social Fund more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the target time is for processing applications to the Social Fund; and what performance was against that target in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 36132 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-05more like thismore than 2016-05-05
star this property answer text <p>There is no overall target or performance data for the Social Fund as they vary depending on each of the individual programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-05-05T13:08:44.5Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-05T13:08:44.5Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4470
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star this property date less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit 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, what the target time is for processing applications made to the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Fund; and what performance was against that target in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 36133 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-05more like thismore than 2016-05-05
star this property answer text <p>Please see the table below showing the target time for processing applications for the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) and the Average Actual Clearance Time (AACT) against that target.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit - Claims</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>IIDB - target</p></td><td><p>55.0</p></td><td><p>53.0</p></td><td><p>50.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>IIDB - performance (AACT)</p></td><td><p>53.7</p></td><td><p>52.4</p></td><td><p>39.0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes</strong></p><p> </p><p>The data has been measured using the AACT this measures the average number of Working Days (excludes weekends and English Bank Holidays) between an application being made and the date the customer was notified of the decision on their claim.</p><p> </p><p>The data refers to the period from 1st April to 31st March each year.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Source</strong></p><p> </p><p>Department for Work and Pensions – IIDB Claims Tracker - Management Information Statistics. This is a Departmental performance management, data capture and reporting tool. This type of internal management information does not form part of the official statistics outputs that are released by the Department in accordance with the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-05-05T10:39:23.083Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-05T10:39:23.083Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4470
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star this property date less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Motability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2016 to Question 32963, how many people who have personal independence payments with enhanced mobility payments have initial awards of (a) three years or less and (b) greater than three years before further re-assessment is required. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
star this property uin 36149 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-10more like thismore than 2016-05-10
star this property answer text <p>The review date is set at 12 months before the end of the award so there are no changes to the benefit paid before the re-assessment takes place.</p><p> </p><p>As at 31<sup>st</sup> January 2016, there were 218,270 claims in payment with enhanced mobility payments, of which;</p><p>(a) 112,340 had an initial award that had a review date of three years or less</p><p>(b) 105,960 had an initial award that had a review date of greater than three years.</p><p> </p><p>This is unpublished data and, as such, it does not meet the quality standard required for official statistics publication. It should be used with caution and it may be subject to future revision.</p><p> </p><p>Notes;</p><p>1) The source of the data is the PIP computer system.</p><p>2) Figures are correct as at 31<sup>st</sup> January 2016 and have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p>3) Figures include both new claims and reassessment claims, and normal rules and special rules for the terminally ill claims.</p><p>4) Figures are for Great Britain.</p><p>5) We have provided data based on when the initial award’s review date was set to be, as this is the point at which the claimant would be invited to undertake an award review (i.e. further reassessment of their claim). The award review date occurs exactly 12 months before the initial claim end date.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon remove filter
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-05-10T16:33:23.37Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-10T16:33:23.37Z
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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 Alan Brown more like this