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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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: Appeals 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 claimants initially refused employment support allowance have subsequently been awarded that allowance under regulation 29 or regulation 35 at (a) the mandatory reconsideration stage and (b) following an appeal hearing in each of the last four years. more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 284847 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2019-09-05T09:42:51.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T09:42:51.753Z
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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 Ruth George more like this
1143381
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 Security Benefits: Appeals 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 process is for ensuring that the outcomes of appeals against the refusal of (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal independence payments are reported to those who made the original decision. more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 284818 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>DWP has processes in place to feedback to original decision makers where a decision is changed at Appeal, this includes feedback from Presenting Officers who have been in attendance at the Appeal.</p><p>This is fed back to the relevant decision makers and line managers through a structured mechanism that is used to advise appropriate conversations and quality actions.</p><p> </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 2019-09-05T10:11:34.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T10:11:34.767Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1143959
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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: Appeals 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, how many claimants have been awarded employment support allowance under (a) regulation 29 and (b) regulation 35 of the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations in each of the past four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 284898 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Statistics on the number of people that have been awarded Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) following a Work Capability Assessment by ESA group allocation and reasons can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></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 2019-09-05T09:54:59.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T09:54:59.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1140938
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Silicosis 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, what information her Department holds on the effect of silicosis on her Department's budget. more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 280412 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Under the Industrial Injuries Scheme (IIS), silicosis is compensated for under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979 lump sum scheme and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB).</p><p> </p><p>Under the 1979 Act lump sum scheme, the department has paid out £41,382 over the financial years 17/18 and 18/19 to claimants and their dependants affected by silicosis.</p><p> </p><p>Under IIDB, awards for silicosis are made under prescribed diseases which include other medical conditions. Unfortunately, as this information is not immediately accessible, and would require the merging, filtering and quality assuring of complex datasets, data on these claimants could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>For Personal Independence Payment (PIP) the latest data on claims in payment can be broken down by month from April 2013 to April 2019 and by disability (including <strong>silicosis) </strong>can be found on Stat-Xplore: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The latest data on PIP expenditure broken down by disability subgroup including pneumoconiosis, of which silicosis is one disease, is published and can be found at: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741592/pip-expenditure-by-medical-condition-2017-18.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741592/pip-expenditure-by-medical-condition-2017-18.ods</a></p><p> </p><p>For Employment Support Allowance (ESA), there is high level data stored on medical conditions on the Department’s data base; <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/jsf/login.xhtml" target="_blank">Stat-Xplore</a>. However, at present this data has not been broken down to include conditions such as silicosis.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</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 2019-07-26T10:50:48.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T10:50:48.223Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1140940
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Silicosis 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, what data her Department holds on the effect of silicosis on (a) productivity in the UK and (b) productivity of the construction industry in the UK. more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 280414 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive does not have data on the effects of silicosis on productivity, either generally or for any specific sector.</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 2019-07-26T11:09:36.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T11:09:36.913Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1140941
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Silica 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, what steps her Department has taken to regulate exposure to silica; and what recent assessment her Department has made of the extent of compliance with those regulations. more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 280415 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulates exposure to silica primarily through the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). COSHH requires employers to ensure substances which may be harmful to people’s health through their work activities are identified and assessed; and processes are put in place to eliminate or control risks. Silica is also subject to workplace exposure limits (WELs), which set out maximum exposure levels to hazardous substances. The most harmful form of silica is respirable crystalline silica (RCS).</p><p> </p><p>HSE has produced a range of freely available guidance to demonstrate what compliance with COSHH and good control practice looks like across a range of industries, available at http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/index.htm.</p><p> </p><p>HSE has also produced internal operational guidance that outlines the initial enforcement expectations where HSE’s inspectors encounter problems related to RCS during regulatory interventions. These form a benchmark against which compliance can be measured on an intervention-by-intervention basis.</p><p> </p><p>Overall compliance is assessed on an industry-by-industry basis. In 2009, HSE published Research Report RR689 ‘Silica Baseline Survey’ that provided intelligence on exposure and control of RCS in key industry sectors. In the intervening period, RCS has remained an important issue within HSE’s inspection programme for the relevant high-risk sectors. For example, HSE recently conducted an inspection initiative between 17<sup>th</sup> June 2019 – 12<sup>th</sup> July 2019 that focussed on RCS and other dusts in the construction industry. The extent of compliance is considered as part of HSE’s evaluation work of such workstreams alongside other significant risks.</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 2019-07-26T12:14:24.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T12:14:24.86Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4662
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1140942
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Silicosis 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, what data her Department holds on the groups most vulnerable to silicosis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak remove filter
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 280416 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Evidence from a body of epidemiological research shows that the risk of silicosis increases according to the extent of exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Groups most vulnerable to developing silicosis are those with the highest exposures. A range of sources of evidence – including reports of silicosis cases from chest physicians, cases assessed for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, and epidemiological studies – have identified specific worker groups that are at likely to be at highest risk. These include: quarrying; slate works; foundries; potteries; brick and tile making; stonemasonry; construction work involving cutting or breaking stone, concrete or brick; abrasive blasting and tunnelling; and industries that use silica flour to manufacture goods.</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 2019-07-26T12:22:52.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T12:22:52.963Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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1140944
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Silicosis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on the effect on family members of silicosis sufferers. more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 280417 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-29more like thismore than 2019-07-29
star this property answer text <p>Dependants of silicosis sufferers who have died can claim compensation under the <em>Pneumoconiosis</em> etc. (Workers' Compensation) <em>Act</em> 1979 scheme. Under this scheme, the Department has paid £10,871 to dependants over the 17/18 and 18/19 financial years.</p><p> </p><p>Arrears of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) may also be claimed by the spouse or civil partner of a deceased sufferer of silicosis. Information on the amount of IIDB paid to in these circumstances is not immediately accessible, and would require the merging, filtering and quality assuring of complex datasets, data on these claimants could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2019-07-29T12:46:53.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-29T12:46:53.627Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4662
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1140945
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 Silica 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, what steps have been taken to encourage the construction industry to protect workers from exposure to silica. more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 280418 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Protecting construction workers from exposure to silica has been a priority for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for a number of years. During this time, HSE has used a range of approaches to influence the construction industry. These include:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Providing tailored advice, information and guidance on HSE’s website about complying with the law in this area;</li><li>Raising awareness through HSE social media presence as well as engaging with industry through mechanisms such as the Construction Dust Partnership and the Health in Construction Leadership Group;</li><li>Undertaking research with the industry to increase the evidence base available;</li><li>Carrying out targeted inspections. This includes a national inspection initiative undertaken between 17<sup>th</sup> June 2019 – 12<sup>th</sup> July 2019 that focussed on silica and other dusts in the construction industry. This will be repeated in October 2019;</li><li>Taking enforcement action where appropriate to prevent ill-health and hold law-breakers to account.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Silica exposure amongst construction workers will continue to be a priority for HSE while it remains a significant issue. HSE will look to evolve the intervention approaches it uses during this period to maximise its influence.</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 2019-07-26T12:30:35.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T12:30:35.933Z
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4105
unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4662
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1130991
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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 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, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people whose personal independence payment has (a) increased, (b) decreased, (c) reduced to zero and (d) stayed the same as a result of an appeal decision in each of the last five years. more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 262439 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2019-06-13T12:24:10.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T12:24:10.687Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this