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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of women on low incomes born in the 1950s who have had their state pension age changed in (a) Blackpool, (b) Lancashire and (c) the North West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 895 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Women born between 6 April 1950 and 5 April 1953 were affected by State Pension age equalisation under the Pensions Act 1995. The Pensions Act 2011 accelerated the equalisation of State Pension age, and included transitional arrangements limiting State Pension age delays, affecting women born between 6 April 1953 and 5 December 1953. It also brought forward the increase in State Pension age from 65 to 66 which affected women born between 6 December 1953 and 5 April 1960.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions only holds estimates at a Great Britain level.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for National Statistics publishes data bi-annually on population numbers and projections. This is not segmented into income categories. They do offer data segmented into local area groups and region. The next release of population data will be available on the 21/10/2019 at: <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/nationalpopulationprojections2018based" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/nationalpopulationprojections2018based</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:37:37.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1150054
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Concessions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a reduced rate bus pass for women born in the 1950s who have had their state pension age changed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 1112 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Concessionary travel is a devolved policy area, so the administrative arrangements in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland differ from one other. All local authorities in England have the power to introduce local concessions, including the extension of concessionary travel to those who are yet to reach the qualifying age.</p><p> </p><p>The age of eligibility for concessionary travel in England has been rising in line with the changes to the state pension age. Equalising the age difference between men and women addresses the current position of non-disabled citizens of working age receiving free bus passes. This in turn will help the financial sustainability of the scheme, which currently costs around £1 billion annually</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T13:30:24.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:30:24.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1149330
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: St Helens more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has had with representatives of St Helens Council on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 694 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that leaving the EU with a deal is its preferred option. The Government is, however, continuing to plan for a range of scenarios, including a no deal exit from the EU. These contingencies ensure that DWP can continue to provide our vital services and that individuals will continue to be able to access DWP benefits and services on the same basis as they do now.</p><p>MHCLG are the department responsible for EU exit preparedness for Local Authorities.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:23:15.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:23:15.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers in (a) Birkenhead and (b) the UK have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme; and how many jobs have been created (i) in and (ii) under that scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 449 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Disability Confident (DC) scheme was launched in November 2016 and supports the Government’s commitment of helping one million more disabled people into work by 2027. Disability Confident provides employers with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to attract, recruit, retain and develop disabled people in the workplace. The scheme is designed as a journey, with all employers starting at Level 1 and progressing through the scheme at their own pace. Accreditation for each level lasts for 3 years. No employer is too small or new to start the journey and even the most experienced employer will still find new techniques and best practice that can help them. As of 13/9/2019, the latest published figures show that over 13,600 employers are signed up to the scheme nationally at the following levels: Level 1 - DC Committed (10,031), Level 2 - DC Employer (3,336), Level 3 - DC Leader (244) of those, 62% are small or micro employers and 80% are SMEs. All main Government departments are DC Leaders (Level 3) and over 83% of Local Authorities signed up, with good penetration of NHS and blue-light services. In Birkenhead there are 42 Disability Confident organisations; 31 DC Committed (Level 1), 10 DC Employer (Level 2) and 1 DC Leader (Level 3). Of the 157,000 jobs currently advertised on the DWP Find a Job website, over 20,000 are from DC employers – totalling 13%.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T11:30:59.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T11:30:59.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work Programme 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 Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department allocated to the Work Programme in the latest year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 632 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions spent £62.6m on the Work Programme in the financial year 2018/19, which is the latest full year for which spend is available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:00:14.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:00:14.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Work and Health Programme 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 Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department allocated to the Work and Health programme in the latest year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 634 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions spent £46m on the Work and Health Programme in the financial year 2018/19, which is the latest full year for which spend is available.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:17:08.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:17:08.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Schemes: Disability 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 Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department allocated to Work Choices in the latest year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral West more like this
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Margaret Greenwood more like this
star this property uin 633 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions spent £22.4m on Work Choices, including Remploy, in the financial year 2018/19, which is the latest full year spend is available.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:13:21.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:13:21.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Margaret Greenwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Makerfield more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Makerfield constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace pension and (b) saved more than the auto-enrolment minimum contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Makerfield more like this
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Yvonne Fovargue more like this
star this property uin 602 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Automatic enrolment has achieved a quiet revolution through getting employees into the habit of pension saving, and reversing the decline in workplace pension participation in the decade prior to these reforms. Since automatic enrolment started in 2012 participation rates have been transformed with 87% of eligible employees saving into a workplace pension in 2018, up from 55% in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data for individual constituencies in relation to opt outs or the number of individuals who have saved above the automatic enrolment minimum contribution level. However, we do know that overall around 9% of automatically enrolled workers have chosen to opt out which is significantly below original estimates; and our latest evaluation report shows that, in April 2017, approximately 5.9 million eligible employees were already meeting the April 2019 minimum contribution rates<sup>1</sup>.</p><p> </p><p>I am providing the following information about the impact of automatic enrolment in your constituency, as at end of September 2019<sup>2</sup>:</p><p> </p><p>In the Makerfield constituency since 2012, approximately 5,000 eligible jobholders have been automatically enrolled and 1200 employers have met their duties.</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Report 2018, available via the following weblink: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764964/Automatic_Enrolment_Evaluation_Report_2018.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p><sup>2</sup>The Pensions Regulator’s data on Automatic enrolment declaration of compliance by constituency, available via the following weblink:</p><p><a href="https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests" target="_blank">https://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/en/document-library/research-and-analysis/data-requests</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T11:38:48.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T11:38:48.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Yvonne Fovargue more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the letter of 31 July 2019 from the Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance placed in the Library disclosing the cost of the Department’s partnership with Associated Newspapers, if she will provide (a) costs of the advertising consultancy and (b) all other costs incurred in the Universal Credit Uncovered advertising campaign which ran in May and June 2019 in The Metro and online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We are the biggest Government Department with a day to day operation on which around 22 million citizens depend. The Department has a responsibility to communicate policy and essential information to claimants and other key audiences.</p><p> </p><p>The Metro partnership was designed to increase understanding of Universal Credit and ensure people have the right factual information they need to make a claim and understand their potential entitlement.</p><p> </p><p>We went to great lengths to ensure the factual accuracy of the campaign through extensive consultation within the Department, including the Government Legal Department. We also consulted with the Advertising Standards Authority Copy Advice Team prior to the launch and continued to do so throughout the campaign lifetime.</p><p> </p><p>The letter of 31 July 2019 placed in the House of Commons Library disclosed the full cost of the Department’s partnership with Associated Newspapers. There were no advertising agencies, consultancy or additional costs associated with the campaign and detailed planning was taken forward by Departmental officials.</p><p> </p><p>We have already shared a copy of the memo of 2 May 2019 from the Director General of Universal Credit and Director of Communications to DWP staff with the Work and Pensions Select Committee but can also commit to placing a copy in the House of Commons Library.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1148856
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Work and Pensions: Daily Mail and Metro Newspaper more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government Legal Service approved the Universal Credit Uncovered advertising campaign in the Metro and the Mail Online in May and June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 322 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>We are the biggest Government Department with a day to day operation on which around 22 million citizens depend. The Department has a responsibility to communicate policy and essential information to claimants and other key audiences.</p><p> </p><p>The Metro partnership was designed to increase understanding of Universal Credit and ensure people have the right factual information they need to make a claim and understand their potential entitlement.</p><p> </p><p>We went to great lengths to ensure the factual accuracy of the campaign through extensive consultation within the Department, including the Government Legal Department. We also consulted with the Advertising Standards Authority Copy Advice Team prior to the launch and continued to do so throughout the campaign lifetime.</p><p> </p><p>The letter of 31 July 2019 placed in the House of Commons Library disclosed the full cost of the Department’s partnership with Associated Newspapers. There were no advertising agencies, consultancy or additional costs associated with the campaign and detailed planning was taken forward by Departmental officials.</p><p> </p><p>We have already shared a copy of the memo of 2 May 2019 from the Director General of Universal Credit and Director of Communications to DWP staff with the Work and Pensions Select Committee but can also commit to placing a copy in the House of Commons Library.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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323 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T13:34:22.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this