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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Education more like this
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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 Mathematics: Education 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 Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of children's progress in specialist maths schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
star this property uin 911509 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>There are currently two open maths schools: Kings College London Mathematics School and Exeter Mathematics School. In 2018, both schools had A level progress scores that were ‘well above average’. Pupils achieved progress scores of 1.46 and 1.10 in A level mathematics in Kings College London and Exeter Mathematics Schools respectively. This means that pupils in these schools achieved, on average, a grade higher than similar pupils nationally. These outcomes place both schools in the top 1% of schools in England for progress in A level mathematics.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:30:53.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:30:53.57Z
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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 Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1133148
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Pupil Exclusions: Secondary Education 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 Education, what comparative assessment he has made of the rate of exclusions of secondary school pupils in (a) Sunderland and (b) England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 266708 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The National Statistics release ‘Permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England 2016 to 2017’ includes information on the number and rate of permanent and fixed period exclusions.</p><p>The release is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-in-england-2016-to-2017</a>.</p><p>The local authority tables give information at local authority, region, and national level.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:36:52.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:36:52.56Z
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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 Bridget Phillipson more like this
1133289
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Climate Change and Ecology: Curriculum 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 Education, what plans his Department has to introduce climate change and ecological education as a core subject in the national curriculum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 266617 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>It is important that young people are taught about climate change and ecology. Topics related to this are already included in both the science and geography national curriculum.</p><p>For example, in primary school science, pupils are taught about how weather changes across the four seasons and look at how environments can change as a result of human actions. In secondary science, pupils are taught about ecosystems, and the production of carbon dioxide by human activity and the effect this has on the climate. They go on to consider the evidence for additional anthropogenic causes of climate change, and positive and negative interactions with ecosystems and their impact on biodiversity. In secondary geography, pupils will study how human and physical processes interact to influence and change landscapes, environments and the climate.</p><p>In 2017, the Department also introduced a new environmental science A level. This will enable students to study topics that will support their understanding of climate change and how it can be tackled.</p><p>The Department is also funding the Children and Nature Programme, a £10 million programme that aims to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have better access to the natural environment. This includes studying about nature and how to care for the natural environment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:31:49.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:31:49.807Z
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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 Joan Ryan more like this
1132804
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Assessments: Fraud 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 Education, what steps (a) his Department and (b) Ofqual are taking to reduce the risk of exam papers being leaked online. 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 266146 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Exam security is a matter for Ofqual, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation. I have asked its Chief Regulator, Sally Collier, to write directly to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:34:44.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:34:44.467Z
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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 Layla Moran more like this
1132805
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Assessments: Fraud 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 Education, what (a) sanctions and (b) penalties his Department can issue to people that leak exam papers online. 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
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department is not generally responsible for issuing sanctions to those involved in exam malpractice, which will be a decision for the individual exam board following guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications, a membership body representing the main GCSE and A level exam boards. Where there is an indication of criminal activity the boards will involve the police.</p><p>An exception to this is when the individual involved in the breach of security is a teacher. In this case, the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA), on behalf of my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, may investigate allegations of serious misconduct that are referred to it, and can decide to prohibit the individual from carrying out teaching work. Prohibition from teaching has a lifetime effect, but in some circumstances an application to have the prohibition set aside may be allowed after a specified period of time of no less than two years. Where a school dismisses a teacher for serious misconduct, or may have referred had the teacher not resigned, they have a duty to consider referring the matter to the TRA.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:21:00.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:21:00.653Z
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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 Layla Moran more like this
1132806
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Pearson Education 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 Education, what discussions he has had with representatives of Pearson Education Ltd on the number of that company's exam papers that have been leaked online in the last three years. 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 266148 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>​Exam security is a matter for the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), as the independent regulator of qualifications in England. Where there has been a leak of exam material, Ofqual will alert the Department and provide updates as the facts of the case are discovered.</p><p>While there have not been direct discussions with representatives from Pearson Education Ltd, the exam board has written to my right Hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education about the recent leak of A level maths exam material and has committed to keeping the Department updated.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:16:37.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:16:37.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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4656
unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
1132809
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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: Inspections 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 Education, what assessment his Department has made of the trends in the number of exempt schools that require an Ofsted inspection as a result of declining standards; and if he will undertake a review of the regulations exempting schools ranked as outstanding from routine inspections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 266149 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department has a responsibility to ensure that inspection arrangements are proportionate and achieve an appropriate balance between school autonomy and assurance. That is why we have asked Ofsted to increase the number of outstanding schools it inspects this year, based on its risk assessment, so that those most at risk of decline are inspected.</p><p>Given Ofsted inspects outstanding schools where it has specific concerns, it is to be expected that in some cases school performance will have declined. This demonstrates that the risk assessment process is working. Nevertheless, of the 305 risk based inspections of exempt schools undertaken by Ofsted between September 2018 and 31 March 2019, 70% were found to be outstanding or good.</p><p>Since 2017, the Department has given every local authority more money for every pupil in every school, and has allocated the biggest increases to those that have been most underfunded. The Department recognises the budgeting challenges schools face and continues to support schools to make the most of their budgets by reducing non staff costs such as energy, water bills and materials.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 266150 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:43:34.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:43:34.337Z
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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 Helen Hayes more like this
1132810
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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: Finance 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 Education, what assessment has his department made of the effect of trends in the level of school funding on the number of (a) Ofsted rated outstanding schools that have been assessed as (i) good, (ii) requires improvement and (iii) inadequate by Ofsted and (b) stuck schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 266150 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department has a responsibility to ensure that inspection arrangements are proportionate and achieve an appropriate balance between school autonomy and assurance. That is why we have asked Ofsted to increase the number of outstanding schools it inspects this year, based on its risk assessment, so that those most at risk of decline are inspected.</p><p>Given Ofsted inspects outstanding schools where it has specific concerns, it is to be expected that in some cases school performance will have declined. This demonstrates that the risk assessment process is working. Nevertheless, of the 305 risk based inspections of exempt schools undertaken by Ofsted between September 2018 and 31 March 2019, 70% were found to be outstanding or good.</p><p>Since 2017, the Department has given every local authority more money for every pupil in every school, and has allocated the biggest increases to those that have been most underfunded. The Department recognises the budgeting challenges schools face and continues to support schools to make the most of their budgets by reducing non staff costs such as energy, water bills and materials.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 266149 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:43:34.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:43:34.383Z
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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 Helen Hayes more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Alternative Education 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 Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children receiving unregistered alternative education provision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 266158 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The information is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>Data on alternative provision (AP) is collected by the Department in two ways. The school census collects details of those pupils in pupil referral units, AP academies and AP free schools. This provision is commissioned by local authorities and includes pupils who may be dual-registered with an AP provider and a mainstream school. The school census is a statutory requirement and is collected three times a year (termly, in October, January and May).</p><p> </p><p>The AP census collects details on pupil placements in AP settings where a local authority is paying full tuition fees. This includes independent schools, further education colleges offering pre-16 provision and unregistered settings.</p><p> </p><p>However, neither the school census nor the AP census collect details on pupils placed in unregistered settings funded directly by schools.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:28:11.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:28:11.28Z
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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 Lucy Powell more like this
1132856
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 Pupil Exclusions: Special Educational Needs 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 Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of exclusions among pupils with special educational needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 266174 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Schools have a legal duty under the Equality Act (2010) not to discriminate against disabled pupils by excluding them from school because of their disability. Any exclusion must be lawful, reasonable and fair, but within these requirements, schools need to be able to set and enforce behaviour policies that reflect their ethos and the specific challenges they face.</p><p>The law does not prevent a pupil with special educational needs (SEN) or a disability from being excluded. Schools are required to record and return information on all exclusions which includes, if applicable, the SEN of the pupil. The Department will continue to support headteachers in creating safe and orderly environments that enable teachers to teach and pupils to learn.</p><p>Schools can only exclude pupils, either permanently or for a fixed period, for disciplinary reasons and the Department supports schools in using exclusion where this is warranted. Permanent exclusion should only be used as a last resort, in response to a serious breach or persistent breaches of the school's behaviour policy, and where allowing the pupil to remain in school would seriously harm the education or welfare of the pupil or others in the school.</p><p>The Timpson Review of school exclusion considered how schools use exclusion and how this impacts on all pupils, particularly why some groups of children are more likely to be excluded from school. The review and the Government response can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/school-exclusions-review-call-for-evidence</a>.</p><p>The Government welcomes the review and agrees with all 30 recommendations in principle. The Government is committed to supporting schools and their partners and will be taking forward an ambitious response which respects headteachers’ powers to use exclusion, whilst equipping schools to support children at risk of exclusion.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb remove filter
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less than 2019-06-24T16:25:26.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:25:26.837Z
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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 Bridget Phillipson more like this