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1005853
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Funeral Payments 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 her Department's policy is on supporting benefit claimants who must pay for the funeral of a family member; and if her Department will introduce an allowance for benefit claimants who must pay for the funeral of a family member to ensure that their benefit claims are not adversely affected. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 190493 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment scheme makes a contribution towards the cost of a funeral for people in receipt of certain income related benefits and tax credits. To qualify, the applicant must be accepted as responsible for arranging the funeral, they (or their partner) must receive one of the qualifying benefits and they must be the partner or a close relative or close friend of the deceased.</p><p> </p><p>The amount payable depends on whether there is any other money available, for example from the deceased’s estate. As the Payment is linked to the deceased’s assets, it does not adversely affect the applicant’s savings.</p><p> </p><p>The scheme offers support by meeting the ‘necessary costs’ of a cremation or burial, including acquiring a burial plot. An allowance of up to £700 is also available to meet other funeral costs such as a coffin, religious venue and funeral director fees.</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 2018-11-15T09:55:33.86Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T09:55:33.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1005887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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: Automated Credit Transfer 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 assessment her Department has made of the effect on (a) the Post Office and (b) Postmaster pay of encouraging universal credit claimants to use a bank account to receive payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 190494 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The majority of claimants have their benefits paid into a bank account. As most bank accounts can be accessed at the Post Office, most claimants are able to withdraw cash, deposit cash and cheques, and make balance enquiries at a Post Office counter via its network of 11,600 branches. Sub-postmasters will continue to receive revenue from those transactions while maintaining footfall.</p><p> </p><p>In line with our wider policy on financial inclusion, we have always made it clear that payment into a bank, building society or credit union is the preferred way for Universal Credit to be paid. This reflects the vision for Universal Credit mirroring the world of work, where, for example, an employer requires a bank account for a salary to be paid into.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:16:25.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:16:25.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1006040
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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 Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations 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, how many health assessments were carried out on claimants of (a) personal independence payments and (b) employment support allowance in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 190915 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The number of health assessments that were carried out for Personal Independence Payments claimants in each of the last five years are shown in the table below. The increase in PIP assessments reflects the growth in new claims following the introduction of PIP in 2013 and the of reassessment of DLA to more areas.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>Jun 2013 - March 2014</p></td><td><p>April 2014 - March 2015</p></td><td><p>April 2015 - March 2016</p></td><td><p>April 2016 - March 2017</p></td><td><p>April 2017 - March 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PIP Health assessment reports received</p></td><td><p>81,000</p></td><td><p>555,000</p></td><td><p>708,000</p></td><td><p>1,003,000</p></td><td><p>1,021,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: chargeable outputs trend summary report</p><p>(Figures rounded to nearest 1k)</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The number of health assessments that were carried out for Employment Support Allowance claimants in each of the last five years are shown in the table below.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>April 2013 - March 2014</p></td><td><p>April 2014 - March 2015</p></td><td><p>April 2015 - March 2016</p></td><td><p>April 2016 - March 2017</p></td><td><p>April 2017 - March 2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ESA Health assessment reports received</p></td><td><p>638,000</p></td><td><p>685,000</p></td><td><p>742,000</p></td><td><p>913,000</p></td><td><p>913,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: Monthly Work Capability Summary MI report</p><p>(Figures rounded to nearest 1k)</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T17:08:06.93Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:08:06.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1006781
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Age 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 What recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on public sector pensions of the ability of prison officers aged over 60 to meet the physical requirements of the job. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 907582 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The normal age of 65 for prison officer retirement was first introduced by the last Labour government in 2007. Lord Hutton’s pensions review in 2015 considered the issue and did not recommend any special exemptions for prison officers. We are satisfied that this continues to be the case.</p><p><strong><p><p></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:43:37.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:43:37.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1006992
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Electronic Tagging 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ban the microchipping of employees by employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 191454 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>If an employer required or encouraged implantation of microchips among its employees, it would raise several legal issues. While I am not aware of any cases being brought to test the legal position, it seems unlikely that such an invasive approach to security or monitoring would be found to be justifiable. So, it is likely to be difficult for an employer to show that such a practice would be consistent with the requirements of data protection legislation, health and safety requirements, and other legal obligations to employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T17:19:14.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T17:19:14.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1007769
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Electronic Tagging 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of proposals for employers to be able to microchip employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 191950 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>We have not yet been asked to assess such proposals. However, it is not for Government to say what practices would be effective or beneficial for a particular employer. As long as their actions comply with all relevant legal requirements, an employer is free to decide what employment practices to follow.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T14:57:33.083Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T14:57:33.083Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1010194
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals 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 the Home Department, whether people who have been granted leave to land will have to apply for settled status once the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 192832 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 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The Immigration Act 1971 provides that a person granted leave to land under earlier (repealed) legislation is treated for the purposes of the 1971 Act as having been granted leave to enter.</p><p>Resident EU citizens and their family members with limited or indefinite leave to enter the UK will not need to apply for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme once the UK has left the EU. They will be able to do so if they wish and there will be no application fee for settled status where an applicant has valid indefinite leave to enter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T14:16:13.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T14:16:13.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1015467
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Electronic Tagging 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2018 to Question 191454 on employment: Electronic Tagging, what the Government's policy is on employers microchipping their employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 196266 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 26th November 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:50:23.433Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:50:23.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1017226
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star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many customer transactions were undertaken at post offices in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 197383 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>In order to improve the customer experience, the Post Office provides branch services in a number of different ways, including over the counter, through ATMs, lottery and bill payment terminals, Self Service Kiosks, mail acceptance points, customer referrals and many more. It would therefore be impossible to capture all transactions.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Post Office gathers information through a regular independent monitoring process which shows that weekly customer visits across the Post Office network are around 16 million a week. Five years ago, the Post Office estimated that the weekly visits were around 17 million. The small decline is in line with general shopping patterns with more business being conducted on-line and via other channels.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:33:13.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:33:13.063Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1017228
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Biometrics 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many biometric applications were lodged at post offices in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how much revenue those applications raised. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
unstar this property uin 197384 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The Post Office provides biometric services on behalf of the Home Office. The fee payable by customers is £19.20 (including VAT). Excluding the VAT makes the net revenue to the Post Office £16 per transaction. The volume of transactions for the last 3 years is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Volume of Transactions</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>511,044</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>531,347</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>529,816</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:34:48.557Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:34:48.557Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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4440
star this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this