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star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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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 Pensioners: Poverty more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the triple lock pension policy of the number of pensioners living in poverty in (a) Windsor, (b) the South East and (c) the UK. 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 24574 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 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
star this property answer text <p>While we can’t draw a direct link between the triple lock and pensioner poverty, pensioner poverty is at one of the lowest rates since records began. Pensioners are less likely to be in relative and absolute low income after housing costs than the population as a whole. The Government continues to support the poorest pensioners and from April 2016, Pension Credit will top up income to a guaranteed minimum level of £155.60 for a single person and £237.55 for couples.</p><p>The Government wants all pensioners to have a decent and secure income in retirement. We are committed to the triple lock, the guarantee that the basic State Pension will increase by the highest of the growth in average earnings, price increase or 2.5%. From April 2016, the basic State Pension will be over £1,100 a year higher than at the start of the last Parliament. This will benefit many of the 18,000 recipients of State Pension in Windsor, the 1.7 million recipients in the South East and the 13 million recipients in the UK.</p><p> </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 2016-02-04T17:06:54.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T17:06:54.213Z
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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
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star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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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 Pneumoconiosis: Compensation 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, with reference to the schedule of comparable programme objects in HM Treasury's publication, Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: Statement of Funding Policy, published in October 2010, what the total expenditure was on how many claims relating to pneumoconiosis in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Kilmarnock and Loudon constituency between 2010 and 2015; and how many such claims were unsuccessful. 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 11504 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 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p>Benefit expenditure for Pneumoconiosis at a Great Britain level is available in our published expenditure tables which are available at:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2015</a></p><p>The number of monthly Pneumoconiosis claims and expenditure at a Great Britain level by type of claimant and payment is available from here:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/industrial-injuries-disablement-benefit-quarterly-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/industrial-injuries-disablement-benefit-quarterly-statistics</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 2015-10-19T13:31:37.563Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-19T13:31:37.563Z
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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 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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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 Pneumoconiosis: Compensation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time was for a decision to be made on a claim for pneumoconiosis between 2010 and 2015. 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 11505 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 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available and 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 2015-10-19T13:19:12.48Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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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 National Insurance Contributions 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 estimate (a) the number of employers who have passed the full increase in national insurance contributions associated with the Pensions Act 2014 on to their employees, (b) the number of employees who have been affected by those changes, (c) the change in real terms to the take-home pay of such staff as a result of those changes and (d) the number of employers who are making profits to a sufficient level that there is no need to use the override facility incorporated within that Act. 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 33090 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 2016-04-15more like thismore than 2016-04-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold the information requested in parts (a),(b) and (d) of the question. In relation to part (c), the Pension Act 2014 Impact Assessment (May 2014) contains relevant information:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311316/pensions-act-ia-annex-a-single-tier-state-pension.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/311316/pensions-act-ia-annex-a-single-tier-state-pension.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>In particular, table 5.2 shows the monthly increase in individual National Insurance contributions as a result of ending DB contracting-out, expressed in 2013/14 earnings terms on the assumption that the increased cost to the employer is passed on in full.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2016-04-15T12:13:50.477Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-15T12:13:50.477Z
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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 2016-04-08more like thismore than 2016-04-08
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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
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 take steps to introduce lifetime awards for people assessed as requiring the upper personal independence payment allowance mobility component who have been diagnosed with muscle degenerative diseases or conditions. 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 32963 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 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
star this property answer text <p>Personal Independence Payment is specifically designed to ensure that the benefit is awarded to those with the greatest need and the award review process is integral to ensuring this happens. Under Disability Living Allowance over 70% of all claims had no review built-in, meaning that claimants could have been receiving too much or too little in benefit.</p><p> </p><p>We take a personalised approach to setting the length of awards, varying the frequency and format of awards and reviews depending on the individual’s needs and the likelihood of their health condition or impairment changing.</p><p> </p><p>Where the claimant has high levels of functional impairment which are only likely to increase or not improve, it is likely that the claimant will receive an enhanced rate of benefit and a longer term award.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that it is important to ensure that the review process is applied sensitively and appropriately. As such, it is likely that the awards of such claimants would also go through a less intensive review process which may not, if all the necessary information is held, include a face-to-face assessment.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></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 2016-04-13T16:21:01.913Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-13T16:21:01.913Z
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4105
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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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
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, 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 remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-04-26
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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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 remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-04-26
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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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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star this property date less than 2016-04-20more like thismore than 2016-04-20
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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 Independent Case Examiner more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time is for the Independent Case Examiner to review accepted cases; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 34867 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-04-26
star this property answer text <p>During the 2015/16 financial year complaints examined by the Independent Case Examiner’s (ICE) Office took an average of 37 weeks to process from the point at which they were accepted.</p><p> </p><p>Improvements in complaint handling within DWP mean that the ICE Office receive far fewer cases which can be resolved, to the complainant’s satisfaction, without a full investigation of the evidence. This means that the ICE process is reserved for more complex cases which are, by nature, more time consuming.</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 2016-04-26T15:00:10.05Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-26T15:00:10.05Z
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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 Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-19more like thismore than 2015-11-19
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Disability 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 disability discrimination tribunals have been brought against his Department as an employer in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 17061 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-24more like thismore than 2015-11-24
star this property answer text <p>In the years since 2011 staffing levels in DWP have reduced from 109,445 to 84,610.</p><br /><p>The number of disability discrimination tribunals DWP lost in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 is 5, 6, 13, 2, and 2 respectively.</p><br /><p>The number of disability discrimination tribunals dismissed in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 is 14, 23, 17, 25, and 19 respectively.</p><br /><p>The number of disability discrimination tribunals withdrawn in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 is 36, 57, 50, 14, and 10 respectively.</p><br /><p>The number of disability discrimination tribunals settled in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 is 28, 24, 16, 14, and 6 respectively.</p><br /><p>The number of disability discrimination tribunals DWP won in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 is 21, 30, 23, 6 and 2 respectively.</p><br /> <br /> 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 2015-11-24T16:46:32.03Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-24T16:46:32.03Z
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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 Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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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 Winter Fuel Payments 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 application allocation of winter fuel payments criteria to ensure that all eligible people living in buildings with a high number of occupants in separate homes receive such payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 17592 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>There are already procedures in place to try and ensure that the correct amount of Winter Fuel Payment is paid in this situation, using data that is available to the Department, to minimise the need for individual notifications of circumstances. The Department seeks to act quickly to resolve any errors that are brought to its attention.</p><br /> 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 2015-11-30T15:45:40.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T15:45:40.317Z
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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 Alison Thewliss more like this