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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 more like this
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
unstar 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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4311
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
1108752
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 he is taking to tackle gender pay disparity in the public sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 239194 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>We introduced ground-breaking regulations in 2017 requiring large employers, including over 1,600 public bodies, to publish their gender pay gaps annually. 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 close the gap as soon as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In order to support employers to address their gender pay differences, we have published evidence-based guidance on practical actions they can take to close the gap, alongside help to diagnose the causes of their gaps and develop effective action plans.</p><p> </p><p>We have been working with Government departments and representative bodies to understand the underlying causes of the gender pay gap in different public sector workforces, and to consider what measures will have a positive impact. We have also engaged directly with employers in the public sector, through events and interactive webinars. We will continue to build the evidence base in order to support employers to continue to take the right action.</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 2019-04-08T16:19:29.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T16:19:29.307Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1109832
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Politics and Government more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of identity politics on (a) political discourse and (b) the effectiveness of political processes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 240956 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>As my right hon. Friend has addressed his question to the Minister for Women and Equalities, I assume his interest in identity politics relates to Equality legislation which defines different groups of people by reference to their protected characteristics. That being the case, I understand his concern and we need to ensure that equality for everyone on the basis of protected characteristics does not result in micro-divisions in society created by identity politics.</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 2019-05-15T16:14:32.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:14:32.307Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1109917
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Rearing more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if the Government will take steps to ensure that non-working women are able to afford to raise their children at home. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 241393 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office is working to address the persistent gendered barriers that women and men face at every stage of their lives. As part of our new strategy we will set out what the Government is doing to ensure that people have financial independence and resilience, as well as real choice and influence over the economic decisions in their lives. This includes the choices that women make around whether to have children, and how to balance work and care.</p><p> </p><p>The Government provides a range of support for new mothers, depending on their needs and the needs of their families. These include breastfeeding, perinatal mental health, and health visitor support.</p><p> </p><p>Enabling women and men to spend quality time with their child in the first year is important to support families to bond. The right to request flexible working, and the introduction of Shared Parental Leave helps parents to balance work and care between them, in a way that works for their families.</p><p> </p><p>If mothers want to return to work, childcare support is available, we have doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds, from 15 to 30 hours a week as well as introducing Tax-Free Childcare. This means that this year we will be spending around £6bn on childcare support, this is more than any previous government.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 241394 more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T11:56:01.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T11:56:01.56Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1109918
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Reproduction more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department is taking steps to encourage woman to have children; and what support the Government provides to new mothers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 241394 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office is working to address the persistent gendered barriers that women and men face at every stage of their lives. As part of our new strategy we will set out what the Government is doing to ensure that people have financial independence and resilience, as well as real choice and influence over the economic decisions in their lives. This includes the choices that women make around whether to have children, and how to balance work and care.</p><p> </p><p>The Government provides a range of support for new mothers, depending on their needs and the needs of their families. These include breastfeeding, perinatal mental health, and health visitor support.</p><p> </p><p>Enabling women and men to spend quality time with their child in the first year is important to support families to bond. The right to request flexible working, and the introduction of Shared Parental Leave helps parents to balance work and care between them, in a way that works for their families.</p><p> </p><p>If mothers want to return to work, childcare support is available, we have doubled the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds, from 15 to 30 hours a week as well as introducing Tax-Free Childcare. This means that this year we will be spending around £6bn on childcare support, this is more than any previous government.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 241393 more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T11:56:01.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T11:56:01.62Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1109921
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Education more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the provision of (a) inclusive and (b) positive education about periods and the human body in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 241411 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The Minister for Women and Equalities recently announced a new Taskforce that will bring together representatives from all sectors to develop comprehensive and sustainable solutions to period poverty. Preparation for this has included discussions with a number of Ministerial colleagues.</p><p> </p><p>The Taskforce will present the opportunity for discussions on education around menstruation. The government is making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools, alongside Relationships Education for all primary pupils, and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for all secondary pupils from September 2020. As part of this subject, all pupils will be taught about menstruation and menstrual wellbeing at a timely point.</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 2019-04-10T16:41:40.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:41:40.34Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1110002
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay: Gender more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference the publication of the pay comparison data collected by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the gender pay gap; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 241408 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 we introduced ground-breaking regulations requiring large employers to publish their gender pay gaps annually. We have recently passed the second reporting deadline, and over 10,000 employers have provided their data. The Equality and Human Rights Commission will take action with those who have failed to report or provided inaccurate data.</p><p> </p><p>We are supporting employers to take action to reduce their gaps. We have recently published guidance on how to diagnose the causes of a gap and how to create an effective action plan.</p><p> </p><p>The government is also taking action to close the gender pay gap by making flexible working a reality for all employees, introducing Shared Parental Leave, supporting the Hampton-Alexander Review to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions, and doubling the childcare entitlement for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds.</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 2019-04-10T16:46:39.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:46:39.543Z
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4399
unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
1110019
star this property registered interest false more like this
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 more like this
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
unstar 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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4399
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
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 more like this
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
unstar 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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4399
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
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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 more like this
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
unstar 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