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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards 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, further to the remarks by Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, that "our 15 year-olds are up to three years behind their peers in the top-performing countries in reading and mathematics", what action they propose to address this. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
star this property uin HL698 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education believes that improving the quality of teaching in literacy and numeracy is crucial to building the foundation for future study and work. The Government has revised the national curriculum and set more rigorous and challenging content in English and mathematics to match the highest performing countries around the world. The new programmes of study for English and maths will challenge pupils to realise their potential in an increasingly competitive global market.</p><p> </p><p>The new maths GCSE will have more content, be more challenging and – alongside English - will be double weighted in school performance tables. The Department has recently allocated £11 million to fund <del class="ministerial">over</del> 32 new maths hubs to support a more challenging maths GCSE to improve the quality of maths education. This initiative, which includes a teacher exchange programme with Shanghai, will enable every school and college in England, from early years to the post-16 sector, to access locally-tailored support in all areas of maths teaching and learning.</p><p> </p><p>The new national curriculum for English places a greater emphasis on reading and requires pupils to study a range of books, poems and plays.</p><p>The national curriculum for English will give teachers greater flexibility and freedom which will help to raise standards and expectations for all pupils. It has been significantly slimmed down and will free up teachers to use their professional judgement to design curricula that meet the needs of their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>The new English language GCSE will place greater demands on pupils and has more emphasis on those skills demanded by employers. The new English literature GCSE will build on this foundation, and encourage students to read, write and think critically.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Z
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less than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Radicalism more like this
star 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 which Ministers, if any, were present at the presentation to the Department for Education on the threat of radicalisation in Birmingham schools given by head teacher Tim Boyes in 2010. more like this
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Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean more like this
star this property uin HL323 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 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has asked the Permanent Secretary to conduct an internal review into how the Department for Education dealt with warnings in Birmingham since the formation of this Government in 2010, and before.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T16:26:52.9895357Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T16:26:52.9895357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions 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, how many parliamentary questions tabled to his Department in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation; and when each such question was first tabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 200445 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Two parliamentary questions tabled to the Department for Education, PQs 198493 (tabled on 13/5/2014) and 198434 (tabled on 12/5/2014), did not receive substantive answers by the time of prorogation. The questions had reply on dates during prorogation, and therefore could not be answered due to the House's rules regarding notice periods.</p><p> </p><p>As a courtesy, both Members have been sent copies of the answers that they would have received had the Department been permitted to give the answers in the usual way.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T16:15:37.6292099Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T16:15:37.6292099Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
61657
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Sixth Form Education: Rural Areas 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 representations he has received on funding sixth forms in rural schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 200419 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has received three letters recently on funding sixth forms in rural schools. We recognise the importance of rural schools, many of which are small schools, and the need to maintain access to a local school in rural areas. Often these schools are at the heart of their community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T11:05:22.9700961Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T11:05:22.9700961Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Classroom Assistants: Cumbria 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, how many teaching assistant training posts have been (a) commissioned and (b) filled in in (i) Copeland and (ii) Cumbria in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Mr Jamie Reed more like this
star this property uin 200365 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collected centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T11:29:08.0517098Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T11:29:08.0517098Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jamie Reed more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards 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 the current status is of schools placed in special measures in (a) Copeland and (b) Cumbria; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Copeland more like this
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Mr Jamie Reed more like this
star this property uin 200366 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>There is one school judged to require special measures in Copeland. There are 12 schools in special measures in Cumbria.</p><p> </p><p>Of these 12 schools, nine have received HMI monitoring visits where they have been judged to be either making reasonable progress or their plans are fit for purpose. Two schools are awaiting monitoring visits.</p><p> </p><p>The Interim Executive Board of Walney School has voted to become an academy on 1 September 2014, sponsored by Queen Katherine Academy Trust. The school was granted an Academy Order in April 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T12:38:11.733552Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:38:11.733552Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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1503
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jamie Reed more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Social Services 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 representations he has received in support of his proposals to allow further delegation of children's social care functions in order to improve outcomes for children in receipt of child protection services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Meg Munn more like this
star this property uin 200384 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Responses to the consultation on further delegation of children's social care functions are currently being considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:32:44.5043963Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:32:44.5043963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Meg Munn more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Social Services 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, whether he plans to develop pilot projects of his proposals to allow further delegation of children's social care functions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Meg Munn more like this
star this property uin 200385 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>Responses to the consultation on further delegation of children's social care functions are currently being considered. Local authorities will be able to apply to the Children's Social Care Innovation Programme for support to make use of any new freedoms introduced, and the impact of activities funded through the programme will be robustly evaluated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:31:58.5930021Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:31:58.5930021Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Meg Munn more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Education: Basic Skills more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure a high standard of teaching in numeracy and literacy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 200344 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 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>We have published a more rigorous curriculum for English and mathematics. The new national curriculum sets expectations that match those in the highest-performing education jurisdictions in the world, challenging pupils to realise their potential in an increasingly competitive global market. It increases the level of demand from an early age, with greater emphasis on arithmetic, including learning times tables to 12 x 12 by age 9 and removing calculators from key stage 2 tests in mathematics, and on phonics, grammar and vocabulary development in English. GCSEs in English language and mathematics are also being reformed to be more challenging and give stronger guarantees of literacy and numeracy, with the mathematics GCSE in particular covering more than the current GCSE.</p><p> </p><p>We are confident that our reform to the national curriculum will give teachers greater flexibility and freedom, which will help to raise standards and expectations for all pupils. It has been significantly slimmed down and will free-up teachers to use their professional judgement to provide support that best meets the needs of their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested in and reformed initial teacher training (ITT) to focus on attracting the very best graduates with the right qualities for teaching into the profession through making more scholarships available; using bursaries to attract more of the most talented graduates in key subjects such as maths and physics and supporting the expansion of the highly-successful Teach First programme. Teach First is now the largest graduate recruiter in any sector in the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>In 2013/14, we recruited 96% of the overall number of trainees we set out to recruit and the proportion with first-class or 2:1 degrees has risen 3 percentage points (74%) – a record compared to last year (71%). We have raised the bar for entry into ITT by making skills tests tougher, limiting candidates to two re-sits and making passing the tests in literacy and numeracy a requirement before entering, rather than exiting, ITT.</p><p> </p><p>Sir Andrew Carter has been appointed to lead an independent review about the effectiveness of ITT. As part of this, the review will look at ITT courses for both primary and secondary teaching to consider how well trainees are equipped to become outstanding teachers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T16:27:54.2409837Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T16:27:54.2409837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading School Meals 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 ensure that children at primary and secondary schools have access to a healthy and balanced dinner each day. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 200348 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The independent School Food Plan, published in July 2013, is designed to increase the quality and take-up of school meals in England and ensure that the food available conforms to healthy standards. As part of the School Food Plan, we are introducing new statutory food-based standards for schools in England from January 2015 and funding three organisations to increase take-up in junior and secondary schools.</p><p> </p><p>From September 2014 we are introducing free school meals for every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 in state-funded schools in England, to ensure that every child in those year groups has access to a nutritious lunch. We are targeting infants in order to help establish good eating patterns early. Our intention is that by providing a meal when children start at school, they and their parents will see the benefits of school meals and continue to choose them throughout their education.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Yeovil more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Laws more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T15:31:18.2364799Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T15:31:18.2364799Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Laws more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this