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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Reoffenders: Sentencing 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 If he will review sentencing policy for prolific offenders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 911814 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We are looking to take forward reform of short custodial sentences. We know that offenders serving short sentences often have long offending histories, as well as multiple and complex needs. In cases of the most persistent offenders, the evidence shows they are 36% more likely to re-offend where they have received a short custodial sentence rather than a court order. Community penalties can address underlying behaviour, answer mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:03:15.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:03:15.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1134843
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 Minister for Justice, what support he plans to provide to the courts service to deal with the potential increase in non-payment prosecution for TV licences by vulnerable defendants over the age of 75 who do not pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 269760 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>TV Licensing prosecutions are dealt with via the Single Justice Procedure, which was introduced in 2015 to allow for more efficient resolution of low-level, summary only-non imprisonable offences in which the offender pleads guilty or does not respond. HMCTS has not made any specific arrangements for any potential increase in non-payment prosecutions for TV licences from June 2020. If required, to meet any emerging demand HMCTS will deploy its planning and allocation processes which allow for resource adjustment or reallocation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:48:27.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:48:27.883Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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4642
star this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1134846
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Television: Licensing 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 Minister for Justice, whether he has made an estimate of the potential increase in the number of prosecutions there will be of people over 75 who have not paid for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
star this property uin 269763 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The lead department on TV licencing is the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS).</p><p> </p><p>The responsibility for TV licence fee concessions will pass from government to the BBC in June 2020, at which time the BBC has taken the decision to end free TV licences for all over 75s.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice has reviewed prosecution data between 1992 and 1999 for TV licence fee evasion, prior to the introduction of the concession, and established that there were no prosecutions of defendants over the age of 75 during this period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:48:13.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:48:13.953Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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4642
star this property label Biography information for Mr Paul Sweeney more like this
1137611
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Offenders: Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, by what (a) criteria and (b) date the performance of his Department’s New Futures Network initiative supporting offenders into employment will be assessed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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David Hanson more like this
star this property uin 274446 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>We are completing the roll-out of the New Futures Network, with 13 of the 15 geographical prison groups across England and Wales now covered.</p><p> </p><p>The New Futures Network is responsible for three things:</p><ol><li>The availability and quality of work for prisoners in commercial workshops.</li><li>Brokering partnerships with employers that produce workplace ROTL opportunities.</li><li>Brokering partnerships that generate employment opportunities on release.</li></ol><p> </p><p>It will be assessed against those criteria at the end of this financial year, as part of the annual HMPPS reporting cycle.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T10:57:13.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T10:57:13.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for David Hanson more like this
1130918
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Rehabilitation: Offenders 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 Justice, for what reason all accredited programmes run by (a) prisons and (b) the Probation Service have not been subject to an impact and outcome evaluation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 262418 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department has undertaken several outcome evaluations of accredited offending behaviour programmes, and further evaluations are currently underway. In 2018 we invested in new resources to address the backlog in evaluations. Impact evaluations may not be suitable for all accredited programmes due to the low volume of participants. In these circumstances other types of evaluations are undertaken, for example studies to assess whether delivery is in line with the evidence.</p><p> </p><p>All accredited programmes are assessed against a set of principles which are drawn from the evidence base about what works and considered against the latest thinking internationally. All programmes are subject to evaluation, but this can take many years due to the sample sizes required to meet academic standards.</p><p> </p><p>It is the Secretary of State’s policy to make accredited offending behaviour programmes available to people convicted of crime. An evaluation plan must be submitted in order to achieve initial accreditation and the evaluation results must be provided to achieve reaccreditation (usually after 5 years). Accreditation also requires that the programme is designed based on the best available evidence, and that robust monitoring of practice is in place.</p><p> </p><p>Research has shown that HMPPS programmes, when properly targeted, can reduce reoffending by 8 percentage points, and up to 17 percentage points for violent offenders.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262422 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:01:43.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:01:43.46Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1138209
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prison Service: Blood Diseases more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prison officers (b) other prison staff contracted a blood-borne virus at work in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 275791 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Since December 2017 any staff who are potentially exposed to blood and other body fluids are able to call our Body Fluid Exposure and Sharps Injury 24/7 telephone helpline to obtain prompt medical advice. If the employee is advised to attend A&amp;E this signifies that the body fluid exposure is high risk and medical assessment by A&amp;E is required to obtain blood for serum save and to assess suitability for post exposure prophylaxis and/or Hepatitis B injection.</p><p> </p><p>Should Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) be required, the member of staff will call the Body Fluid Exposure and Sharps Injury helpline with details of treatment they have received. Follow up testing for Blood Borne Virus (BBV) is provided for all injured staff to determine if they have contracted a BBV, however, staff are not required to report if they have contracted a blood borne virus at work and the data is therefore it is not possible to report data with any certainty.</p><p> </p><p>If an employee were to contract a Blood Borne Virus from an occupational exposure and had reported this to the Body Fluid Exposure and Sharps Injury helpline (provided by HMPPS’ Occupational Health supplier Optima Health) then HMPPS are required to be made aware under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) with the employees consent. None of these cases have been reported to date.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:42:19.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:42:19.783Z
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4106
star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1137642
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Council Tax: Sentencing 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 Justice, how many (a) women, and (b) men have been given a custodial sentence for the non-payment of council tax in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 274623 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Non-payment of council tax is not a criminal offence and cannot attract a custodial sentence.</p><p> </p><p>Committal to prison can only ever be the last resort for non-payment of council tax. Before a magistrates’ court commits someone to prison for failure to pay their council tax, it must have issued a “liability order” and the local authority must have (at least) tried and failed to take control of the debtor’s goods and sell them to recover the debt. Councils have additional powers of enforcement under a liability order, including deduction from earnings, deduction from benefit, charging orders on the property, and bankruptcy. If a council applies for committal to prison, the court must inquire into the debtor’s means, and the council must satisfy the court that there is no other effective method of collection and that failure to pay is due to wilful refusal or culpable neglect. This is to prevent persons who are genuinely unable to pay their council tax from being committed to prison. Where that is the case courts have the power to remit the debt.</p><p> </p><p>The number of people admitted to prison for non-payment of council tax, covering the period 1990 – 2018, can be viewed in Table A2.12 at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796916/receptions-2018.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796916/receptions-2018.ods</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T15:23:07Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T15:23:07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1129885
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisoners: Mental Health 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 Justice, how many IPP sentenced prisoners have been refused access to a mental health treatment courses in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 260075 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held. NHS England has statutory and financial responsibility for providing health care in English prisons, including delivering mental health treatment.</p><p> </p><p>No prisoners should be refused access to a mental health treatment based on their sentence type. Individual cases are assessed on the basis of the offender’s readiness and suitability to engage in treatment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T14:05:41.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:05:41.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisoners: Health Services 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 Justice, how many IPP sentenced prisoners have been refused access to a therapeutic community in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 259341 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>No prisoners are refused access to a Therapeutic Community based on their sentence type, with each individual case having been assessed on the basis of their readiness and suitability to engage in therapy. Referral and assessment processes for Therapeutic Communities include a structured clinical assessment to determine a prisoner’s suitability to participate in a therapeutic programme. This assessment considers levels of risk and complexity, readiness, motivation to engage, security status and appropriate medical information such as current mental state.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T14:33:23Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T14:33:23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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4493
star this property label Biography information for Richard Burgon more like this
1130929
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Offences Against Children: Internet 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 Justice, how many UK nationals have been convicted of offences relating to the online sexual exploitation of children in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 262240 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>We have interpreted ‘sexual exploitation of children’ as child sexual abuse offences, as sexual exploitation of children is not specifically defined in legislation. The Ministry of Justice has published information (<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804510/HO-code-tool-principal-offence-2018.xlsx" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/804510/HO-code-tool-principal-offence-2018.xlsx</a>) on the number of defendants found guilty of child sexual abuse offences and average custodial sentence lengths, however it is not possible to identify the nationality of the defendant as this information is not held in the courts proceedings database. Additionally, centrally held court and prisons data does not distinguish online child sexual abuse offences from all child sexual abuse offences. Information on offences that involve online sexual exploitation of children may be held on record, however to identify these records would be at a disproportionate cost. I have made no assessment of sentencing for offences relating to the online sexual exploitation of children. Sentencing in individual cases is a matter for the Courts, who must follow any relevant guidelines produced by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales. The Sentencing Council has a duty under section 128 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 to monitor the operation and effect of its guidelines. Child sexual abuse is abhorrent and rightly carries tough sentences including life imprisonment for the most serious offences. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 provides a range of offences with robust sentences to tackle the scourge of child sexual exploitation in all its forms. Sentencing is a matter for the independent judiciary, who take into account the full facts of each case.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:52:50.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:52:50.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this