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1148753
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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
star 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 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 Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291411 on Children: Maintenance, for what reasons her Department did not make an assessment of the effect of the introduction of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax in 2016 on equality of calculating child maintenance liabilities using gross income due to different tax liabilities in the constituent parts of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 273 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department considered the impact of the introduction of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax and how it would interact with Child Maintenance in Great Britain. Child maintenance liabilities are calculated as a percentage of a paying parent’s gross annual income. Given the rate of income tax in Scotland and the level of the liability we have determined that paying parents are not disproportionately impacted. Therefore, we have no plans to conduct an assessment of the potential merits in devolving child maintenance liabilities to Scotland.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 274 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:05:14.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:05:14.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1148754
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
star 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 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 Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 3 October 2019 to Question 292298 on Children: Maintenance, if he will make a formal assessment of the potential merits of devolving child maintenance liabilities to Scotland to take account of the introduction of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax in 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 274 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 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department considered the impact of the introduction of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax and how it would interact with Child Maintenance in Great Britain. Child maintenance liabilities are calculated as a percentage of a paying parent’s gross annual income. Given the rate of income tax in Scotland and the level of the liability we have determined that paying parents are not disproportionately impacted. Therefore, we have no plans to conduct an assessment of the potential merits in devolving child maintenance liabilities to Scotland.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 273 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T14:05:14.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T14:05:14.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1141829
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department (a) collects and (b) publishes on (i) tobacco sales, (ii) profits, (iii) marketing and (iv) research. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 281814 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text HM Treasury does not collect data on tobacco sales, profits, marketing or research. HM Revenue &amp; Customs does collect those financial records necessary to establish tax liabilities of individual tobacco companies and retailers. Any financial data collected for this purpose is subject to taxpayer confidentiality and not published by HMRC. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T07:51:36.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:51:36.107Z
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4655
star this property label Biography information for Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1141830
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Smuggling 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will collect data on illicit tobacco seizures of less than 100,000 cigarettes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 281815 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>HMRC currently collects data from all illicit tobacco seizures. Details of total volumes seized are published on an annual basis in the ‘Corporate Report: Outputs for tackling tobacco smuggling’. This can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tackling-tobacco-smuggling-2013-to-2014-outputs/outputs-for-april-2018-to-march-2019#cigarette-seizures" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tackling-tobacco-smuggling-2013-to-2014-outputs/outputs-for-april-2018-to-march-2019#cigarette-seizures</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T08:00:53.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T08:00:53.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1141832
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tobacco: Smuggling 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to assess the extent of the illicit tobacco trade in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 281816 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs estimates the size of the UK illicit tobacco market on an annual basis and publishes these estimates within its ‘Measuring Tax Gaps’ series of reports. The latest estimates are presented in Table 3.3, page 37, of the ‘Measuring Tax Gaps: 2019 edition report’, available at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/measuring-tax-gaps" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/measuring-tax-gaps</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T07:54:21.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:54:21.7Z
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4655
star this property label Biography information for Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1141834
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading De La Rue 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer,what processes his Department uses to (a) audit its track and trace contract arrangements with De La Rue and (b) ensure that De La Rue's subcontractors are independent from the tobacco industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 281817 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) appointed De La Rue as the UK ID Issuer for the tobacco track and trace scheme following a comprehensive external commercial exercise.</p><p> </p><p>The audit requirements are set out in the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) and implemented through the Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019. The regulations require De La Rue and their sub-contractors to provide HMRC with an annual declaration to ensure compliance with the independence criteria. The declaration must include a full list of services provided to the tobacco industry during the last calendar year, and a statement of the annual amount of worldwide turnover including how much of that turnover is generated from goods and services provided to the tobacco industry.</p><p> </p>HMRC recognises the importance of protecting tobacco public health polices from the commercial and vested interests of the tobacco industry, however it would be premature to reassess its contractual arrangements with De La Rue while the Serious Fraud Office investigation is ongoing.
star this property answering member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Simon Clarke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 282434 more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T07:58:37.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:58:37.85Z
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4655
star this property label Biography information for Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1142044
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading De La Rue 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is reassessing the merits of its contractual arrangements with De La Rue following the announcement of 23 July 2019 of a Serious Fraud Office investigation into allegations of corruption at that company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 282434 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) appointed De La Rue as the UK ID Issuer for the tobacco track and trace scheme following a comprehensive external commercial exercise.</p><p> </p><p>The audit requirements are set out in the Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) and implemented through the Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2019. The regulations require De La Rue and their sub-contractors to provide HMRC with an annual declaration to ensure compliance with the independence criteria. The declaration must include a full list of services provided to the tobacco industry during the last calendar year, and a statement of the annual amount of worldwide turnover including how much of that turnover is generated from goods and services provided to the tobacco industry.</p><p> </p>HMRC recognises the importance of protecting tobacco public health polices from the commercial and vested interests of the tobacco industry, however it would be premature to reassess its contractual arrangements with De La Rue while the Serious Fraud Office investigation is ongoing.
star this property answering member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Simon Clarke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 281817 more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T07:58:37.91Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T07:58:37.91Z
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4655
star this property label Biography information for Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1143266
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Training 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 Transport, with reference to the Inclusive Transport Strategy, published on 25 July 2018, when his Department plans to publish guidance on what should be included in high quality training for bus drivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 284575 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to publishing best practice guidance on the provision of high quality disability awareness training for bus and coach drivers, to support operators to ensure that every driver has the knowledge and skills to assist disabled passengers.</p><p> </p><p>We will publish the guidance later in the year and will work with the bus and coach industry to encourage its adoption.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T12:06:52.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T12:06:52.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1143238
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Julian Assange 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 267367 on Julian Assange, when the UK Government’s response to the Urgent Appeal from the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment will be published. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 284680 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is committed to supporting the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. The UK response to the 'Urgent Appeal' from the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment has been delayed but will be published as soon as it is submitted.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T14:10:45.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:10:45.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4488
unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1143275
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that universal credit claimants are aware of how assessment periods are calculated prior to application. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 284759 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 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The amount of Universal Credit paid to claimants reflects, as closely as possible, the actual circumstances of a household during each monthly assessment period.</p><p> </p><p>Monthly assessment periods align to the way the majority of employees are paid and how utility companies and other service providers collect payments. This allows Universal Credit to be adjusted each month, which means that if a claimant’s income falls they will not have to wait several months for a rise in their Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department publishes a guide for claimants which tells them how Universal Credit works, including assessment periods.</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/807855/uc-and-you-v16.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/807855/uc-and-you-v16.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The Department also publishes more specific guidance for claimants about how different earning patterns affect Universal Credit.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments-payment-cycles" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments/universal-credit-different-earning-patterns-and-your-payments-payment-cycles</a></p><p> </p><p>We continually review Universal Credit using feedback from claimants and stakeholders to inform further improvements to the service.</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 2019-09-06T10:10:50.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-06T10:10:50.973Z
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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 Martyn Day more like this