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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christianity: Oppression more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what humanitarian support the Church of England provides to people overseas that are persecuted for their Christian beliefs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Anglican mission agencies work with and alongside Churches and partners across the Anglican Communion as they live out God’s mission in often hostile environments. This work is complemented by the web of diocesan companion links that twin Church of England dioceses with other parts of the Communion. These relationships are valuable instruments by which the Church of England provides practical support to those that are facing restriction and hostility as a result of their faith.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T11:37:35.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T11:37:35.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1083604
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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Sentencing: Appeals 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 Attorney General, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on weight given to victim statements under the unduly lenient sentencing scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 229766 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Making a personal statement gives a victim of crime a voice in the criminal justice system. It enables them to explain the impact the crime has had on them in their own words so that it can be taken into account when an offender is sentenced.</p><p>The weight to be given to the impact a crime has had on a victim is a matter of discretion for the sentencing judge and will vary from case to case. It is one of several factors that the sentence judge will have to consider.</p><p>Where the case is one within the unduly lenient sentencing scheme and the a Law Officer considers that the sentencing judge has not given proper weight to the impact a crime has had on the victim, then they may decide to refer the case to the Court of Appeal as being potentially unduly lenient.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T17:10:09.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T17:10:09.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1064675
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Older People 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what housing support his Department provides to people over 55. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 224333 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of local funding for support services for vulnerable people including those over 55.</p><p>The funding for housing related support services is subsumed within the local government finance settlement. This funding was ring-fenced until 2009, when the ring-fence was removed thus allowing all local authorities to manage funding according to local priorities. It is up to local authorities to decide which services they wish to fund.</p><p>We are currently undertaking a review of housing related-support, to help us better understand how housing and support fit together. The review will give us a fuller picture into how housing-related support is provided for supported housing across England.</p><p>The Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) can also support all eligible, including older, people to adapt their homes, to make them safe and suitable for their needs. Since 2012-13, the Government has invested more than £2.2 billion into the Grant, providing around 280,000 adaptations by the end of 2018-19. The grant has more than doubled from £220 million in 2015-16 to £505 million in 2019-20. The DFG is ring-fenced ensuring local authorities are providing necessary adaptations and not re-purposing it elsewhere.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T12:53:26Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T12:53:26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1063843
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Crimes of Violence 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 Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of attacks on teachers by pupils in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 222848 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
unstar this property answer text <p>All schools should be safe and disciplined environments within which pupils feel happy and able to fulfil their potential. This Government is committed to ensuring that all teachers are equipped with the skills to tackle both the serious behavioural issues that compromise the safety and wellbeing of pupils and school staff, as well as the low level disruption that too often gets in the way of teaching.</p><p>Any form of violence in school is completely unacceptable and should not be tolerated. The workplace should not be a setting where people, including teachers and pupils, are subject to threats of, or actual violence, harassment or bullying. The Health and Safety Executive has provided advice for schools to use to put in place strategies to prevent or minimise workplace harassment and violence. Schools’ behaviour policies should set out how poor behaviour, including incidents of violence, are dealt with.</p><p>If there is a violent attack on a teacher or any person on school premises, the Department expects schools to take immediate and robust action. This should include ongoing support for the person concerned and a review of the incident to establish what lessons can be learned. Any decision on how to sanction a pupil is a matter for the school. Where the incident constitutes a criminal offence, the school should report it to the police.</p><p>To further support schools, the Department provides head teachers, teachers and governing boards with a range of information to help them develop policies to manage disruptive and poor behaviour within the classroom in order to help reduce the likelihood of violent attacks on teachers and pupils.</p><p>The Department has also given teachers a range of powers to promote good behaviour. The Department’s advice on behaviour has also been updated to outline a range of sanctions that it is permissible for teachers to use.</p><p>The Department is investing £10 million to create behaviour hubs in England to facilitate the sharing of best practice in classroom and behaviour management.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T16:25:54.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T16:25:54.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1064673
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star this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Disadvantaged 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 Education, whether his Department provides funding to programmes that aim to support children from broken families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 224331 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
unstar this property answer text <p>At Autumn Budget, my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an extra £410 million to address pressures on social care services, along with £84 million over 5 years to support up to 20 local authorities to improve their social work practice and decision-making, enabling them to work more effectively with the most vulnerable children and their families.</p><p>This builds on the £200 billion government has already made available to councils up to 2020 to provide services in the best interests of local residents, including those for children and young people.</p><p>The government will continue to work closely with the sector to consider long-term children’s services funding as part of the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-03-01T12:05:14.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-01T12:05:14.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1083516
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star this property date less than 2019-03-07more like thismore than 2019-03-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading World War II: Genocide 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 Education, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that pupils are (a) taught the history of and (b) well informed about the holocaust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 229716 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-15more like thismore than 2019-03-15
unstar this property answer text <p>Teaching the history of the Holocaust is a compulsory part of the history curriculum at Key Stage 3 in maintained schools in England.</p><p> </p><p>The Department provides funding to University College London’s Institute of Education’s Centre for Holocaust Education to train teachers on how best to teach pupils about the Holocaust. In addition, it funds the Holocaust Educational Trust to run the Lessons from Auschwitz project which provides educational visits for teachers and sixth form students to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau.</p><p> </p><p>In October 2018, my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced funding of £1.7 million for a new programme to commemorate the 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen.</p><p> </p><p>Education is a devolved matter, and approaches to Holocaust education may differ in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-03-15T09:02:42.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-15T09:02:42.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1104704
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading STEM Subjects: Skilled Workers 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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the skills gap in STEM subjects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
unstar this property answer text <p>To address the shortage of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills, the Department is encouraging more students into STEM education and training, at all stages from primary school to higher education. As part of the Industrial Strategy, the Government has committed substantial spending on mathematics, digital and technical education to increase the take-up and better teaching of STEM subjects in schools. For example, the Department is funding a new £84 million programme to improve computing teaching and participation, and the Advanced Maths Premium which aims to support schools and colleges in tackling some of the financial barriers to increase participation in post-16 maths.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is committed to tackling the gender imbalance in STEM subjects, and has invested in programmes to address female participation, particularly in subjects like computing and physics. This includes the Stimulating Physics Network which has a specific strand focusing on increasing the number of girls’ in physics A level. A Gender Balance in Computing pilot programme will also be launched this year to identify practical interventions that schools (at all stages, excluding post-16) can implement to improve girls’ participation in computing.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is improving careers advice in schools so that young people are aware of the high quality options available for both technical and academic routes into STEM and that they have access to information about the variety of careers that STEM pathways have to offer. STEM activities, including employer talks and work visits, are built into school career programmes and the Careers &amp; Enterprise Company funds opportunities for young people to meet a wide range of STEM employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-02T16:54:44.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1063917
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Divorce more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for a divorce were lodged between Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Statistics publication ‘Family Court Statistics Quarterly: October to December 2018’ which includes the number of divorce petitions will be published on Gov.uk:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly</a> .</p><p> </p><p>The latest figures available cover the period up to September 2018 and are found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/family-court-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/family-court-statistics-quarterly-july-to-september-2018</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T17:16:19.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T17:16:19.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1077122
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star this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to increase the (a) availability and (b) quality of offender learning and skills in prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 225506 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
unstar this property answer text <p>We set out our intentions in the prisoner Education and Employment Strategy, published last year. In April 2019, the new prison education contracts commence. The services these contracts deliver have been chosen by prison governors to ensure that the learning available to prisoners is both relevant for their own development needs and linked to labour market information, supporting employment outcomes. The new contracts, and increased local and national management of the education providers, will provide better and more immediate information on the quality of the service being delivered and provide better levers for governors to manage underperformance.</p><p>In addition to these main contracts, our prison education Dynamic Purchasing System allows prison governors to commission specific, short-term education provision to meet niche and other learning needs their prisoners have, or to commission training to address employers’ bespoke training requirements. This will allow prisoners to take advantage of labour market opportunities on release.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T17:32:11.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T17:32:11.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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1086481
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when criminal legal aid remuneration rates were last raised in real terms for legal professionals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-18more like thismore than 2019-03-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Criminal defence lawyers play a crucial role in upholding the rule of law and the Government greatly values their contribution.</p><p> </p><p>Last year we spent £1.6bn on legal aid, with more than half on criminal legal aid. In addition, following consultation with the profession, we increased overall funding of the Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) by £23m and brought forward a 1% increase in fees which came into effect along with the new scheme on 31 December 2018. This represents a 10% increase on AGFS spend in 2016-17.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, we are conducting a fundamental review of criminal legal aid fee schemes, which will report back by the end of Summer 2020. This will go far beyond our previous proposals, including pre-charge advice at the police station, advice and advocacy services in the Magistrates’ Court, and litigation and advocacy services in the Crown Court.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-03-18T16:17:14.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-18T16:17:14.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this