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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what grounds can child maintenance be written off by the Child Support Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 248596 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The grounds on which child maintenance arrears may be written off are available in The Child Support (Management of Payments and Arrears) Regulations 2009.</p><p> </p><p>Circumstances include where the receiving parent (or child in Scotland) has died, or requests that the arrears are written off; where the paying parent has died and there is no further action that can be taken to recover the arrears; and where the arrears fall under the circumstances detailed in the child maintenance Compliance and Arrears Strategy.</p><p> </p><p>A comprehensive list of the grounds for write off is available in the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/3151/part/PART4B" target="_blank">https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/3151/part/PART4B</a></p><p> </p><p>The response to the Compliance and Arrears Strategy consultation is available in the link below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/724358/response-child-maintenance-compliance-and-arrears-strategy-consultation.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/724358/response-child-maintenance-compliance-and-arrears-strategy-consultation.pdf</a></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 2019-05-02T10:28:43.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T10:28:43.913Z
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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 Lord Mann more like this
1123546
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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, how many people had child maintenance payments written off by the Child Support Agency in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 248597 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The information is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics, however we expect these statistics to be published in June 2019. Information on the planned changes to the Child Support Agency Quarterly Statistical Summary to incorporate this information can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/child-support-agency-statistics-publication-strategy</a></p> more like this
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 2019-05-02T10:12:57.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-02T10:12:57.87Z
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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 Lord Mann more like this
1123569
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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, which groups of parents are not required to pay child maintenance; and what estimate her Department has made of the number of parents who are primary carers for children who do not receive child maintenance. 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 248589 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>All parents have a responsibility to support their children. Where an application is made to the Child Maintenance Service, a liability will be calculated based on the gross taxable income of the paying parent, provided all the relevant parties can be identified and are classed as habitually resident in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In certain circumstances, where the paying parent: has a gross a weekly income below £7 per week; is a child; is in prison; is aged 16-17 years old and in receipt of prescribed benefits; is receiving a work based training allowance; is in a care home, hospital or receiving home care; this liability will be nil.</p><p /><p>The following publication includes statistics on the child maintenance arrangements of separated families:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/separated-families-population-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/separated-families-population-statistics</a></p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of parents who are primary carers for children but do not receive child maintenance is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2019-05-07T12:05:38.303Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T12:05:38.303Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
1124248
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to collect and publish (a) the number of deductions from benefits and (b) instances of sharing non-compliant parents' information with credit reference agencies. 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 249881 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 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
unstar this property answer text <p>This question has been interpreted as referring to actions taken by the Child Maintenance Service. The Department does hold information regarding:</p><ol><li>deductions from the benefits received by a paying parent on the Child Maintenance Service in order to pay Child Maintenance;</li><li>instances in which the details of non-compliant paying parents on the Child Maintenance Service have been shared with credit reference agencies.</li></ol><p>The Department has no immediate plans to publish this information. However, with the completion of the Child Support Agency case closure programme, and the implementation of the new Child Maintenance compliance and arrears strategy, the Department continues to review what information is included in regular publications.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-07T15:39:15.163Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T15:39:15.163Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
1124257
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2019 to Question 246453, on Children: Maintenance, how many times each of the powers listed in the Answer have been used. 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 249882 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
unstar this property answer text <p>We do not keep information on the number of times Financial Investigation Unit (FIU) request information from financial institutions to check the accuracy of information.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding the number of times Financial Investigation Unit (FIU) will seek to prosecute or forward to HMRC for fraud action. I can confirm there has been one prosecution in 2019 with 3 other cases are being investigated by Crown Prosecution Service. The arrangements with HMRC to provide them with information regarding Child Maintenance Group investigations has been finalised and the first transfer of data will occur in mid May.</p> more like this
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 2019-05-10T14:47:10.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T14:47:10.087Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
1127583
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to ensure child maintenance payments are made on time by employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 256284 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
unstar this property answer text <p>A welcome pack is issued to each new employer which is followed up with a telephone call to a specific person in payroll to check they understand the Deductions from Earnings Order (DEO) process and the employers obligation, to deduct payments on time from employee salary. Each month thereafter, a target schedule is sent to the employer’s payroll department.</p><p> </p><p>For existing employers a target schedule is also sent and a phone call will have taken place when we initially requested deductions to be taken.</p><p> </p><p>If employers don’t make the payment to CMS on time we will call that employer 5 working days after the missed payment to investigate late payment and re-iterate their obligations to CMS.</p><p> </p><p>Where employers repeatedly fail to send payments, we will work with them to understand what we need to do in order to reach compliance. At this point we also work alongside our Financial Investigations Unit, where we might consider a face to face visit to the employer is appropriate. This will take place with trained investigators, who will also remind employers of their legal obligation to deduct and pass on child maintenance payments.</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 2019-05-23T15:55:19.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:55:19.753Z
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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 Chris Bryant more like this
1127584
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, what support is provided to parents who do not receive child maintenance payments on time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rhondda more like this
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Chris Bryant more like this
star this property uin 256285 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
unstar this property answer text <p>It is a key principle that unpaid child maintenance should be paid immediately. Where a non-resident parent fails to pay on time or in full, we aim to take immediate action to recover the unpaid maintenance and re-establish compliance.</p><p> </p><p>Where compliance is not achieved and the non-resident parent is employed we will attempt to deduct their maintenance (and/or any arrears) direct from their earnings via a deduction from earnings order. Employers are obliged by law to take this action for us.</p><p> </p><p>We have a range of other strong enforcement powers, including deducting child maintenance directly from bank accounts, using Enforcement Agents to take control of goods, forcing the sale of property, disqualification from driving or commitment to prison as well as restrictions on applying for and holding a passport.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our new Compliance and Arrears Strategy we have further strengthened our collection and enforcement powers to enable us to deduct child maintenance from a wider range of bank accounts and enable us to apply to the court for an order to disqualify a parent with child maintenance arrears from holding or obtaining a UK passport.</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 2019-05-23T15:39:00.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:39:00.64Z
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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 Chris Bryant more like this
1127817
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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, how many consolatory payments have been made by the Child Maintenance Service in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 257080 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Child Maintenance Group (CMG) have only recorded Compensation Payment details for CMS separately since 2017/18, so we are unable to identify CMS only costs prior to that financial year.</p><p> </p><p>For 2017/18 and 2018/19 the CMS figures are as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consolatory Payments</p></td><td><p>£72,099</p></td><td><p>£79,556</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However the data for the volume of consolatory payments is not routinely recorded.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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 2019-05-29T14:12:18.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:12:18.857Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1128281
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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 proportion of subject access requests made to the Child Maintenance Service were responded to within the correct timescale since the General Data Protection Regulation came into force; and what steps she is taken to reduce the level of the backlog of those requests. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stafford more like this
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Jeremy Lefroy more like this
star this property uin 257543 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Data is not available to show the number of Right of Access requests that included a request for Child Maintenance Group records prior to 5/11/2018.</p><p>Therefore, the following information shows the number Right of Access Requests that included a request for Child Maintenance Group records from 5/11/2018</p><p><strong>CMG RECORDS REQUESTS COMPLETED</strong></p><p>For the period 5/11/2018 to 21/5/2019:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Number of Right of Access Requests where the CMG records have been supplied (regardless of the other records that were requested within the RAR) within statutory deadline</p></td><td><p>1130</p></td><td><p>66.9%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Regarding the current workload we have the following measures in place:</p><p>We have secured an additional resource to support existing colleagues</p><p>As a contingency we have cross skilled staff that we can utilise if required</p> more like this
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 2019-06-05T17:14:11.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T17:14:11.957Z
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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 Jeremy Lefroy more like this
1128624
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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 Children: Maintenance remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many cases with no current liability where no money has flowed in the last quarter have been transferred from the Child Support Agency to the Child Maintenance Service since March 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Somerset more like this
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Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg more like this
star this property uin 257744 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Since June 2014, when the Case Closure process began, there have been 222,300 cases transition from the Child Support Agency to the Child Maintenance Service. This information can be found on table 8 of the Child Support Agency Case Closure Statistics. <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-case-closure-statistics-june-2014-to-december-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/child-support-agency-case-closure-statistics-june-2014-to-december-2018</a></p><p>Information on whether money has flowed on these cases in the last quarter is not readily available.</p> more like this
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 2019-06-05T16:45:48.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T16:45:48.757Z
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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 Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg more like this