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star this property date less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen 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 Defence, what his Department's defence strategy is towards Yemen; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 22190 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 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <br /><br /><p>The Ministry of Defence is committed to supporting the legitimate Yemeni government in establishing a stable and secure Yemen and we continue to work with regional and international partners to tackle the threat posed by AQAP and Daesh in Yemen. Reaching a comprehensive peaceful solution to the current conflict is the top priority as a political solution is the best way to bring long-term stability to the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2016-01-18T16:01:14.353Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T16:01:14.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
444107
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability Aids: Sales 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to prevent the exploitation of consumers by salesmen of stair lifts and other aids to the elderly and disabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 22189 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 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
star this property answer text <br /><p><strong></strong></p><p>The Department funds the Citizens Advice Service to provide valuable advice to consumers, including how to avoid scams. Citizens Advice also lead the annual Scams Awareness Month, working with Trading Standards to help give consumers the confidence to spot and report a scam.</p><br /><p>Trading Standards Officers have powers to take action under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 against salesmen who use misleading practices and aggressive pressure selling. Additionally, National Trading Standards Scambuster Teams take action against large scale national and regional scammers, including those who exploit the elderly and vulnerable through the sale of substandard or unnecessary mobility aids.</p><br /><p>Since 2014 the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014 introduced important new rights for consumers to take their own action against such traders to get their money back.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-01-20T17:45:38.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-20T17:45:38.297Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
388371
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment Schemes: Hearing Impairment 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 Work and Pensions, what support his Department provides to people with hearing difficulties in finding work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 5858 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 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
star this property answer text <p /> <p>People with hearing difficulties can benefit from the same support to find work as other disabled people through provision such as the Work Programme and Work Choice.</p><p> </p><p>In addition we are launching a new programme, Specialist Employability Support (SES), in September. It focuses on helping those for whom other provision such as Work Choice or Work Programme is not suitable and one of the programme providers will support people with hearing difficulties in preparing for work.</p><p> </p><p>SES replaces the Residential Training contracts and is expected to double the number of people supported at the same cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-15T11:37:57.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-15T11:37:57.773Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
349808
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Finance 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement on reducing spending of 4 June 2015, if he will make it his policy to maintain the existing level of funding to further education colleges over the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 1859 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 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The majority of the Department’s £450m savings will be delivered through known underspends and releasing unallocated funding. Officials in my department are working with the Skills Funding Agency to determine how Further Education savings can best be achieved in line with ministers’ priorities.</p><p> </p><p>All spending decisions for 16-17 and beyond will be taken as part of the Spending Review, the timetable for which is yet to be finalised.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T10:59:04.977Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T10:59:04.977Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
349829
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions: Widowed People 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 Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that reforms to the pensions system do not unfairly affect widows who have relied on their husband's earnings and have not themselves made a sufficient contribution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 1973 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 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The new State Pension will be based on an individual’s own National Insurance contributions. This reflects the fact that, in contrast to earlier generations of women, most people of working age today are able to gain sufficient qualifying years to qualify for a state pension in their own right.</p><p> </p><p>We have put arrangements in place to ensure that certain women who elected to pay National Insurance contributions at the married women and widows’ reduced rate are not affected by withdrawing access to derived basic State Pension. Widows who qualify under these arrangements will be able to get a pension of about the same as the basic pension they could have got in the current scheme plus any additional State Pension they built up themselves by April 2016, if that is more than they would get under the new rules on their own contributions.</p><p> </p><p>We are also protecting the additional State Pension (also known as SERPS or S2P) a surviving spouse or civil partner would have been able to inherit under the current rules, if their deceased partner had either died or reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016. Where both members of the couple are in the new State Pension system, the surviving member may inherit half of any “protected payment” (the amount, if any, by which a person’s state pension valued under current rules exceeds the full rate of the new State Pension at 2016). These arrangements will apply where the marriage or civil partnership had begun before the new scheme starts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-06-18T15:57:07.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T15:57:07.097Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
349826
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Learning Disability: 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 Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure people with adult learning difficulties (a) receive appropriate support when looking for a job and (b) are supported enough to retain that job once in work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 1970 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 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Through the Disability Employment Adviser (DEA) network across Jobcentre Plus, DWP provides a pan-disability, person centred approach, when supporting disabled people into employment. Advisers receive specific training on Autism and Learning Disabilities; enabling them to offer an appropriate and accessible service when supporting individuals with these conditions into work. The Work-Choice programme provides employment support for all pan-disability groups including individuals with learning disabilities, ensuring reasonable adjustment solutions are identified and put in place, at the earliest stage, ensuring participants are able to meet their full potential on the programme. To support the retention of people with learning disabilities, DWP provides help through the Access to Work scheme, which pays for the additional adjustments that disabled people may require to retain them in the workplace.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T12:07:41.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T12:07:41.137Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
519372
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Work and Health Unit 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 Work and Pensions, what consultations the Joint Work and Health Unit has undertaken with external groups on its work since its creation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 37093 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 2016-05-27more like thismore than 2016-05-27
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Work and Health Unit has been established to lead the drive for improving work and health outcomes for people with disabilities and long term health conditions, as well as improving prevention and support for people absent from work through ill health and those at risk of leaving the workforce.</p><p> </p><p>Since Q1 2014 the number of disabled people in employment has increased by around 365,000 people, with a total of 3.3million disabled people now in work as of Q1 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The Unit will build on this progress by improving integration across healthcare and employment services as well as supporting employers to recruit and retain more disabled people and people with long term health conditions. We have set up work-streams focused on delivery workforce, fitness for work, culture change and stakeholder engagement, employers and building the evidence base through developing a ‘test and learn’ approach.</p><p> </p><p>We have been seeking and listening to the views of people that use current health, care and employment services, engaging with charities and other stakeholders, to understand what works and what needs to change and will continue to engage at all levels over the coming months.</p><p> </p><p>The Work and Health Unit is leading the process for preparing a green paper which will be published later this year that will begin the consultation about how to improve support for people with disabilities and long term health conditions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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37094 more like this
37095 more like this
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less than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.643Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.643Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
519373
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Work and Health Unit 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 workstreams have been established by the Joint Work and Health Unit; and when each such workstream is expected to report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 37094 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 2016-05-27more like thismore than 2016-05-27
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Work and Health Unit has been established to lead the drive for improving work and health outcomes for people with disabilities and long term health conditions, as well as improving prevention and support for people absent from work through ill health and those at risk of leaving the workforce.</p><p> </p><p>Since Q1 2014 the number of disabled people in employment has increased by around 365,000 people, with a total of 3.3million disabled people now in work as of Q1 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The Unit will build on this progress by improving integration across healthcare and employment services as well as supporting employers to recruit and retain more disabled people and people with long term health conditions. We have set up work-streams focused on delivery workforce, fitness for work, culture change and stakeholder engagement, employers and building the evidence base through developing a ‘test and learn’ approach.</p><p> </p><p>We have been seeking and listening to the views of people that use current health, care and employment services, engaging with charities and other stakeholders, to understand what works and what needs to change and will continue to engage at all levels over the coming months.</p><p> </p><p>The Work and Health Unit is leading the process for preparing a green paper which will be published later this year that will begin the consultation about how to improve support for people with disabilities and long term health conditions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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37093 more like this
37095 more like this
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less than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.72Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.72Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
519374
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Joint Work and Health Unit 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 Work and Pensions, what progress the Joint Work and Health Unit has made on its priority of (a) productivity and growth in the economy, (b) halving the disability employment gap and (c) reducing health inequalities relating to gender, age and geographies; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 37095 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 2016-05-27more like thismore than 2016-05-27
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Work and Health Unit has been established to lead the drive for improving work and health outcomes for people with disabilities and long term health conditions, as well as improving prevention and support for people absent from work through ill health and those at risk of leaving the workforce.</p><p> </p><p>Since Q1 2014 the number of disabled people in employment has increased by around 365,000 people, with a total of 3.3million disabled people now in work as of Q1 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The Unit will build on this progress by improving integration across healthcare and employment services as well as supporting employers to recruit and retain more disabled people and people with long term health conditions. We have set up work-streams focused on delivery workforce, fitness for work, culture change and stakeholder engagement, employers and building the evidence base through developing a ‘test and learn’ approach.</p><p> </p><p>We have been seeking and listening to the views of people that use current health, care and employment services, engaging with charities and other stakeholders, to understand what works and what needs to change and will continue to engage at all levels over the coming months.</p><p> </p><p>The Work and Health Unit is leading the process for preparing a green paper which will be published later this year that will begin the consultation about how to improve support for people with disabilities and long term health conditions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
37093 more like this
37094 more like this
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less than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.783Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-27T13:41:10.783Z
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4066
star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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4445
unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
528111
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading St Helena: Airports 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 International Development, when she expects the airport at St Helena to open to commercial flights; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath remove filter
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Ben Howlett more like this
star this property uin 40858 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 2016-07-01more like thismore than 2016-07-01
star this property answer text <p>A number of options are being explored. The aim is to establish scheduled services once an operator is identified and regulatory conditions are met.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2016-07-01T13:37:55.9Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-01T13:37:55.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this