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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Department for Work and Pensions: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures his Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
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star this property answer text <p>DWP is committed to creating an environment with parity of esteem for both mental and physical ill health; where mental health can be discussed honestly and openly without fear of discrimination.</p><p>The Department holds the status of Mindful Employer and is also a disability confident employer.</p><p>All staff and Line managers have access to comprehensive support via Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Provision, The department also has membership with organisations offering employees access to a wealth of practical advice and support on all aspects of disability, including mental health.</p><p>Mental health remains a top priority under the new departmental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, ‘Working Well Together’, fully endorsed by Debbie Alder, executive level Disability, Health and Wellbeing Champion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T10:51:11.487Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T10:51:11.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
657262
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department for Transport more like this
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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 Department for Transport: Staff 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 Transport, what measures his Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
unstar this property uin 57138 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport (DfT) and its agencies take the mental wellbeing of its staff very seriously. DfT has a variety of policies and programmes designed to help staff that find themselves suffering with poor mental health.</p><p> </p><p>DfT has recently published an easy to access, practical guide for line managers on how they can support mental wellbeing in the workplace. It also includes advice on understanding the early warning signs and how to manage difficult conversations around mental health.</p><p> </p><p>DfT also supports workplace adjustment passports which are a living record of adjustments that a disabled member of staff requires, including staff with mental health problems. These documents are designed to do the following:</p><p>A) Ensure that both parties, the individual and the employer, have an accurate record of what has been agreed</p><p>B) Minimise the need to re-negotiate workplace adjustments every time the employee changes jobs, is re-located or assigned a new manager within the organisation</p><p>C) Provide employees and their line managers with the basis for discussions about workplace adjustments at future meetings.</p><p> </p><p>DfT has an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). EAP support is tailored to the department and is provided by expert staff who understand our business. It offers support and signposts individuals to advice on things such as bereavement, depression, and anxiety. It also offers counselling sessions.</p><p>DfT has a Mental Health Buddy Network, set up by staff, for staff. It connects people who are suffering from mental health problems with another member of staff who is able to meet with them in complete confidence. The buddies are aware that they are not trained psychiatrists; they do not give advice but provide a listening ear, and signpost to the relevant, professional organisations.</p><p> </p><p>DfT has a dedicated mental health staff network, Time to Change, which is dedicated to changing the department’s culture, and remove the stigma surrounding mental health.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T14:04:52.6Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T14:04:52.6Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
657216
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Justice: Staff 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, what measures her Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Wellbeing Strategy, launched in November 2015, sets out MoJ’s commitment to supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of all our staff.</p><p>Employees can find additional information and signposting to the support available on internal Wellbeing pages on the MoJ intranet, and can seek advice and peer support from the MoJ Disability Staff Networks. In addition our independent Employee Assistance Provision provides confidential counselling sessions for employees, 24 hour telephone support, coaching for managers, mediation and group counselling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bracknell more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T17:48:48.383Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T17:48:48.383Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Phillip Lee more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
657208
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department for International Development more like this
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star 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 Department for International Development: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what measures her Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
unstar this property uin 57128 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Mental health is a key priority for DFID and we are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff in line with commitments set out in both the Civil Service Talent Action Plan and the Health &amp; Wellbeing Strategic Action Plan. We support staff through a range of measures.</p><p>DFID is based across two sites in the UK – in England and Scotland. We support both the “Time to Change” campaign (in England) and SeeMe in Scotland to end the stigma associated with mental health and raise awareness through supporting Mental Health Awareness Week. We have also recently launched a series of products on personal and team resilience and we promote the Civil Service e-learning to expand staff and managers knowledge of mental health issues.</p><p>DFID’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offers Telephone and Face to Face Counselling for all staff experiencing mental ill health across our global workforce. The service also provides a wide range of online information and advice on work/life issues.</p><p>DFID’s HR teams and Occupational Health Services provide support and advice for staff and managers to ensure a successful return to work after a period of mental ill health.</p><p>DFID also has a Listening Network, an informal peer staff network, to complement the help already available.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
unstar this property answering member printed James Wharton more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T12:59:04.767Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T12:59:04.767Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
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657145
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Department of Health: Staff 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 Health, what measures his Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Civil Service Employee Policy provides a central health and well-being service to support departments in their well-being work.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, the People Board agreed a strategic approach to health and well-being for the Civil Service. This identified mental health as a key priority. This strategic approach was developed into a Strategic Action Plan, which has now been successfully implemented.</p><p> </p><p>Support for individuals with mental health problems is provided by line managers and through the occupational health programme. Where appropriate, reasonable adjustments are made, to support the effective participation in work of people with longer term mental health problems.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Department has a comprehensive staff Health and Well-being Programme designed by staff, for staff. It has three themes:</p><p> </p><p>- preventing aims to reduce work-related ill-health at source - musculoskeletal issues and stress are key target areas;</p><p>- developing encourages development of competences and participation in physical activity to aid individual well-being and growth; and</p><p>- supporting signposts staff to sources of help and support.</p><p> </p><p>Specifically on mental health, the Department:</p><p> </p><p>- delivers two day Mental Health First Aid training courses in London and Leeds; and half-day Mental Health First Aid Lite courses;</p><p>- supports and promotes a network of Mental Health First Aiders;</p><p>- delivers Tackling Stress at Work courses using the Health and Safety Executive’s Management Standards framework;</p><p>- signposts staff to courses on mental health that are available through Civil Service Learning; and</p><p>- delivers an programme of events around World Mental Health Day in October, which this year included pledge boards across the Departmental estate and tea and talk sessions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department also provides access to an Employment Assistance Programme, which is advertised to staff via the intranet. It promotes The Charity for Civil Servants, whose services include a mental health helpline and signposts to MIND, the Samaritans and internal staff networks where staff can get help and assistance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Warrington South more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Mowat more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T16:33:54.787Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T16:33:54.787Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Mowat more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
657104
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what measures his Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have in place a number of support offers including the provision of ongoing medical and welfare support for staff in the UK and those posted overseas; a dedicated disability support team, occupational health advice and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T17:37:19.327Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T17:37:19.327Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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657363
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff 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 Exiting the European Union, what measures his Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Exiting the European Union is committed to ensuring staff with mental health problems do not face any barriers to success. The Department has two dedicated disability champions and an equalities network to provide support. We are also in the process of introducing training for a number of our staff to enable them to become mental health first aiders. The Department is putting plans in place to ensure the steps established in the 2016 Talent Action Plan are in place in order to help the Civil Service become the most inclusive employer in the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Worcester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T14:18:49.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T14:18:49.04Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
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657094
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what measures her Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
unstar this property uin 57140 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Mental wellbeing forms a key theme in Defra’s employee Wellbeing Framework. The framework provides a structure for the Department to actively promote staff wellbeing, with a particular focus on reducing the incidence of stress and mental ill-health, while increasing awareness and empowering individuals to raise issues at an early stage. Our proactive approach to supporting staff with mental ill-health includes:</p><p> </p><ul><li>reducing stigma around mental health and stress</li><li>offering a wide range of e-learning packages and classroom training for managers and employees on mental health related topics</li><li>promoting our Employee Assistance Provider</li><li>empowering and providing budget for our employee-led staff network called Break the Stigma to support colleagues with stress or mental-ill health</li><li>ensuring Line Managers have the resources, capability and skills to support individuals with mental ill-health. This includes robust attendance management guidance which advises early referral to Occupational Health.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
unstar this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T11:30:26.597Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T11:30:26.597Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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657068
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Education: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what measures her Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
unstar this property uin 57218 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan, which is updated annually. The plan includes a section on support for people with mental health problems, and to help people to manage staff with mental health problems.</p><p> </p><p>Support provided includes mental health awareness training and an employee assistance service which staff can call at any time to obtain confidential support and advice.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2014, the Permanent Secretary signed the Time to Change pledge to affirm the Department’s commitment to ending stigma about mental health. The Department also has an active Wellbeing network, with over 100 members, which has promoted events to raise awareness of mental health issues.</p><p> </p><p>In early 2017, mental health first aiders will be available in each of the Department’s buildings and will receive training to help them recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and offer appropriate support. They will also act as a source of advice and help for staff.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T17:22:29.507Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T17:22:29.507Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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657033
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star this property date less than 2016-12-12more like thismore than 2016-12-12
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what measures her Department has in place to support those of its staff who have mental health problems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent remove filter
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Helen Whately more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Civil Service Employee Policy provides a central health and well-being service to support departments in their well-being work.</p><p> </p><p>The Department provides information and support to help all employees to stay well and manage their health conditions at work. This support includes a variety of programmes like occupational health support, counselling support through the Employee Assistance Programme and the Civil Service workplace adjustments service which helps with adjustments for employees suffering from a mental health condition.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is a signatory to the Time to Change Pledge and raises awareness through national campaigns such as the “Time to Talk” day and the Mental Health Awareness Week.</p><p> </p><p>The Department supports the Employee Mental Health Network with a Senior Civil Servant Champion and has introduced Mental Health Champions who are trained to provide support and guide people towards appropriate professional help. The Network has had the visible support of the Department’s Permanent Secretary and at DCMS Ministerial level.</p><p> </p><p>The Civil Service Unconscious Bias training is mandatory for all employees and the Department is working with line managers to support individuals with mental health conditions, part of which is encouraging line managers to undertake Mental Health Awareness eLearning.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T14:59:40.937Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T14:59:40.937Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this