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unstar this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 Care Homes: Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that residents in care homes have access to therapies to improve their mental wellbeing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities must promote wellbeing when carrying out any of their care and support functions in respect of a person. This is sometimes referred to as “the wellbeing principle” because it is a guiding principle that puts wellbeing at the heart of care and support. The definition of wellbeing includes physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Assessments under the Care Act will identify the person’s needs and how these impact on their wellbeing. Care Plans must detail the needs to be met and how the needs will be met, and will link back to the outcomes that the adult wishes to achieve in day-to-day life as identified in the assessment process and to the wellbeing principle in the Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has recognised the importance of doing more to consider the mental wellbeing of people in care homes and asked the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to prioritise this area for one of its first Quality Standards for adult social care which were published in December 2013. The links to these standards can be found here:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph16" target="_blank">http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph16</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs50" target="_blank">http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs50</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/mental-wellbeing-and-older-people" target="_blank">http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/mental-wellbeing-and-older-people</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Regulations 2014 sets out the fundamental standards of care people should expect. Regulation 9 – person centred care, makes clear that; “Providers must make every reasonable effort to provide opportunities to involve people in making decisions about their care and treatment, and support them to do this. This includes physical, psychological or emotional support, or support to get information in an accessible format or to understand the content.”</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission when inspecting services to make sure they meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety, use NICE guidelines and quality standards as evidence to inform its inspection processes and to inform the award of good and outstanding ratings.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A link to the 2008 regulations can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulations-service-providers-and-managers" target="_blank">http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulations-service-providers-and-managers</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme, introduced in 2010, offers patients routine NICE approved talking therapies for the treatment of common mental health disorders including anxiety and depression. The programme aims to provide access to at least 15% of those who require treatment by March 2015 (data available July 2015). NHS England is leading work to ensure that older adults and other under-represented groups are encouraged to seek the help that they need.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-03T14:40:41.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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 Hearing Aids 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 Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of hearing aids. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 56 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are responsible for the provision of conventional hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss within their local population. As with other services CCGs commission, they should take into consideration assessments of local need and any relevant clinical guidance from appropriate national bodies such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T11:12:31.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T11:12:31.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Solar Power 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 Energy and Climate Change, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of solar farms on nearby wildlife. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 208643 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>Although DECC has not undertaken an assessment of the effects of solar farms on wildlife, analysis recently published by the National Solar Centre indicates that they can have a positive impact on biodiversity:</p><p><a href="http://www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/pdf/Brochures/NSC-Biodiversity-Guidance.pdf" target="_blank">www.bre.co.uk/filelibrary/pdf/Brochures/NSC-Biodiversity-Guidance.pdf</a>.</p><p><em>(The BRE National Solar Centre Biodiversity Guidance for Solar Developments)</em></p><p>We are continuing to monitor this work.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T12:37:25.7017496Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T12:37:25.7017496Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Wind Power 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 Energy and Climate Change, how many wind turbines were erected in each of the last five years; and how many of those turbines have had to be repaired. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 210256 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on when individual wind turbines were constructed and installed, nor on repair and maintenance of wind farm developments.</p><p>It does however hold records of wind farm developments becoming fully operational and the number of turbines associated with those developments. This information is found on the Renewable Energy Planning Database (REPD):</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/renewable-energy-planning-data" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/renewable-energy-planning-data</a></p><p>For reference, the following shows the number of wind turbines generating in wind farm developments that have become fully operational in the 5 years to the end of 2013:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong><em>Onshore Wind</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Offshore Wind</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>271</p></td><td><p>103</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>292</p></td><td><p>130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>274</p></td><td><p>51</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>657</p></td><td><p>309</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>683</p></td><td><p>279</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Source: REPD, August 2014</em></p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T13:18:44.2821391Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T13:18:44.2821391Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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HM 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 Personal Savings: Pensioners more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice his Department provides to pensioners on how to invest their money. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 224108 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
star this property answer text <p>At Budget 2014, the Chancellor announced a number of measures to give people more choice about how they use and manage their money in retirement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Chancellor announced that from April 2015, anyone 55 and over will be able to access their defined contribution pension savings and use the savings as they choose.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A new service, Pension Wise, will provide guidance online, face-to-face and on the phone, and will be up and running in time for April 2015.</p><p> </p><p>The website, in pilot form, is already available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-02-25T16:51:39.07Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-25T16:51:39.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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HM 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 Mortgages 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he holds on the number of mortgages for residential property agreed in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 226849 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect information on the number of mortgages for residential property agreed on an annual basis. The Bank of England and Council of Mortgage Lenders routinely collect and publish statistics about the mortgage market, which they make publicly available on their respective websites</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T17:34:07.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:34:07.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel: Insurance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to encourage insurance companies to set travel insurance premiums for the elderly based on their state of health rather than their age. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 199078 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p><strong>Insurers take into account a range of different factors when considering risk and decisions concerning the pricing of insurance products are a commercial matter for individual insurers. The Government does not seek to intervene in these decisions.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>The insurance industry recognises that older people can face difficulties finding appropriate travel insurance and in 2012 signed an agreement, endorsed by the Government, to re-direct older customers to an alternative insurer or to a specialist insurance broker where they cannot provide insurance themselves. </strong></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-06-12T14:59:43.2925272Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-12T14:59:43.2925272Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Mortgages more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people having difficulty making mortgage repayments have requested help from the Financial Ombudsman Service in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 199080 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 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect data on the number of cases referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). The FOS routinely collects and publishes statistics about the complaints referred to them, which they make publicly available on their website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T15:22:00.1793026Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T15:22:00.1793026Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Insurance: Misrepresentation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps the Government is taking with banks and credit card companies to ensure PPI repayments are made in full. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 201034 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p><strong>It is important that consumers get the redress which they are due. Ensuring that banks provide appropriate redress for their customers is a matter for the independent regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) </strong></p><p><strong>The Government is supportive of action taken by the FCA to recompense customers for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) and prevent cases of mis-selling in the future through regulatory action. The FCA has stated that it is keeping a close eye on how the industry handles all PPI complaints and will be quick to challenge anything it thinks is unfair.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>I have asked the FCA to write to the Member in more detail about action being taken in regard to PPI. A</strong><strong> copy of the response will be placed in the Library of the House.</strong></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T15:52:35.3638226Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T15:52:35.3638226Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Mortgages: Government Assistance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to provide help for mortgage holders in the event of an increase in interest rates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 206796 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government has taken a number of measures aimed at helping people to avoid mortgage repayment difficulties. The Money Advice Service has been set up by Government to promote understanding of the financial system and raise levels of financial capability across the UK. The Support for Mortgage Interest scheme helps pensioners and those out of work to meet their mortgage payments. Furthermore, all borrowers can seek protection in the Courts using the Pre-Action Protocol, which makes it clear that repossession must always be the last resort for lenders.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:22:52.996093Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:22:52.996093Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this