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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay: Gender more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the gender pay gap; when they estimate that gap to close; and what steps they are taking to hasten the closure of that gap. more like this
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Baroness Brady more like this
star this property uin HL14518 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 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The rate at which the gender pay gap will narrow is dependent on a large number of complex factors but this government is working hard to help employers close the gap as soon as possible. Whilst we are pleased that the gap is at a record low of 17.9%, having dropped by 9.6 percentage points since 1997, there is more to do to ensure this progress continues.</p><p>In 2017 we introduced ground-breaking regulations requiring large employers to publish their gender pay gaps annually. We are now supporting employers to develop action plans and take effective steps to reduce their gaps.</p><p>The government is also:</p><p>- Spending around £6billion in 2019-20 on childcare support and we have already doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.</p><p>- Set up a taskforce to make flexible working a possibility for all employees; and last year ran a £1.5million campaign promoting Shared Parental Leave.</p><p>- Supporting the Hampton-Alexander Review, aiming to get more women into senior leadership positions and improve gender diversity in the executive pipeline.</p><p>Taking steps to break down gender stereotypes, including funding programmes in schools and colleges to encourage more girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T17:07:43.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T17:07:43.557Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Brady more like this
1124064
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the legislation implementing civil partnerships for opposite sex couples will come into effect. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
star this property uin HL15446 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>The Civil Partnerships, Marriage and Deaths (Registration etc.) Act 2019 requires the Government to make regulations that extend eligibility to form a civil partnership to opposite-sex couples by no later than 31<sup> </sup>December 2019. The Government is working hard to ensure regulations are in place as place as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:18:14.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:18:14.18Z
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4311
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2510
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
1111085
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Poverty more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, which Department is responsible for monitoring and implementing policies relating to the targets under Sustainable Development Goal 10 on economic inequality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
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Danielle Rowley more like this
star this property uin 243555 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 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>Goal 10 is to reduce inequality within and between countries, and so responsibility for delivery is shared across Government. For example, the Office for Disability Issues in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) leads on disability policy, the Race Disparity Unit in the Cabinet Office is key to our approach on race equality, DWP and HM Treasury are responsible for addressing income inequality within the UK, and the Department for International Development leads on tackling inequality between countries.</p><p>To aid transparency, all Departments are expected to set out how their activity aligns to the Goals in their Single Departmental Plans. The Government Equalities Office is coordinating reporting for Goal 10 across Government for the Voluntary National Review this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T15:25:15.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T15:25:15.427Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
1122959
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Period Poverty more like this
unstar 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 When the Government plans to establish the taskforce to tackle period poverty in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham East more like this
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Janet Daby more like this
star this property uin 910544 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The first meeting of the taskforce will be in June. Over the last couple of months we have been consulting with a number of charities and other experts on the most effective way for us to use the taskforce.</p><p> </p><p>I will be chairing the taskforce alongside two leading experts in the sector, alongside a number of enthusiastic and skilled experts. The taskforce will build on and promote the great work being done by individual organisations, supporting local partners to make their work more than the sum of its parts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T13:26:16.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:26:16.343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Janet Daby more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment: Bullying more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what support the Government is providing to small businesses to promote awareness of what constitutes workplace harassment; and what steps she is taking to help small businesses tackle such harassment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 247711 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 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>Sexual harassment is completely unacceptable - both inside and outside the workplace - and unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 and Protection from Harassment Act 1997.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on a new statutory code of practice on sexual harassment, due this year. This will help all employers better understand the law on this issue, and should enable them to better identify and prevent sexual harassment.</p><p> </p><p>We are also helping Acas update the guidance it provides on sexual harassment in the workplace.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T09:50:13.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T09:50:13.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Guide Dogs more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to improve the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to access to businesses and services for people with guide dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 241484 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 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>It is unacceptable that users of assistance dogs experience unlawful discrimination in the provision of goods, services or public functions. The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on organisations and service providers to make reasonable adjustments to improve access to premises and services so that disabled customers, including those with assistance dogs, have the same access to goods and services and are not placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to non-disabled customers.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is the public body responsible for enforcing the Equality Act. In 2017, the EHRC published two pieces of guidance - a guide to help businesses understand what they can do to meet their legal duties to assistance dog owners, and a guide to help tourism businesses welcome people with access requirements. The EHRC supports disabled individuals who have experienced discrimination to take their cases to court. The Government’s tailored review of the EHRC, published in November 2018, has recommended that EHRC should focus on the use of its unique powers as enforcer and regulator of the Equality Act.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) provides free bespoke advice and in-depth support to individuals by telephone (0808 800 0082), textphone (0808 800 0084) or via the EASS website.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T12:26:45.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T12:26:45.207Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment: Mental Illness more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress her Department has made in extending protection for people with mental health conditions; and what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of amending the Equality Act 2010 so that employees who experience fluctuating mental health conditions are better protected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 247773 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 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>We are considering the scope for further legislative protections for people with mental health conditions. This includes working with the Department for Health and Social Care to assess the merits of amending the Equality Act 2010, where this would improve protections for people with fluctuating mental health conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality Act 2010 already protects people whose mental health conditions meet the definition of disability in the Act, specifically a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities’.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T09:51:38.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T09:51:38.97Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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4656
star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1122960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition Act 2004 more like this
unstar 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 When the Government plans to publish its response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 910545 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 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>We have had an exceptional response rate to the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act, receiving over 100,000 responses. We are currently analysing all of these contributions and we intend to publish a response later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T13:51:12.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:51:12.137Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government has taken to help ensure that people with disabilities receive help and support to identify and challenge discriminatory workplace behaviours and practices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 250749 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Discriminatory behaviours and practices in the workplace, including those related to disabled employees and job applicants, are both unacceptable and unlawful. Protections for disabled employees and job applicants exist in the Equality Act 2010 and remedies are available where breaches occur. Acas and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, have published comprehensive guidance to assist employees identify discrimination and other unlawful conduct and then enforce their rights. This guidance can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1859" target="_blank">http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1859</a>; and <a href="https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/disability-discrimination" target="_blank">https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/advice-and-guidance/disability-discrimination</a></p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission is responsible for ensuring that the Equality Act 2010 is enforced and has become involved in cases where a particular principle of law is concerned or where there is evidence of widespread or systematic discrimination.</p><p> </p><p>Acas provides free authoritative and impartial advice to employees, job applicants and employers on their website at <a href="http://www.acas.org.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.acas.org.uk</a>, and via their telephone helpline 08457 47 47 47.</p><p> </p><p>The Government-funded Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) also provides free bespoke advice and in-depth support to individuals with discrimination concerns and can be contacted via their website at www.equalityadvisoryservice.com, or by telephone on 0808 8000082 or text phone on 0808 8000084. The EASS also supports individuals to resolve issues using alternative informal dispute resolution and can also advise people who wish to take their complaint further on their options.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:16:11.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:16:11.61Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1123259
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition more like this
unstar 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what transgender groups and charities the Government consulted as part of its consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 247759 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 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office met over 100 organisations in the run up to, and during the formal consultation period on the Gender Recognition Act, including LGBT groups, trans groups, women’s groups, faith groups, foreign governments and other civil society groups. Since beginning its consultation engagement work, the specific trans organisations that officials from GEO have met with are:</p><p>A:Gender</p><p>All About Trans</p><p>FTM London</p><p>Gendered Intelligence</p><p>GIRES</p><p>Mermaids</p><p>Press for Change</p><p>Scottish Trans Alliance</p><p>The Beaumont Trust</p><p>The Unique Transgender Network</p><p>TrAC Project</p><p>Trans Media Watch</p><p>Trans Organisations Network</p><p>Transgender Europe</p><p>Transgender Netwerk Nederland</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-01T15:26:25.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-01T15:26:25.077Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this