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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the publication of the master trust and GPP defaults report by Corporate Adviser magazine, whether her Department plans to reduce the protection on charges for members of occupational pension schemes used for automatic enrolment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The DWP have no such plans. The Corporate Adviser report (available on request from <a href="https://corporate-adviser.com/" target="_blank">https://corporate-adviser.com/</a>) showed that the vast majority of pension savers are in schemes are able to invest in a range of diversified assets at prices well below the automatic enrolment charge cap. Therefore I do not intend to reduce member protections.</p><p> </p><p>In my 2017 written statement HCWS249 (<a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-11-16/HCWS249/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-11-16/HCWS249/</a>) I committed to reviewing the level and scope of the charge cap in 2020, alongside the suitability of ‘combination charges’ (where a percentage charge on funds is combined with a charge on contribution or a flat annual fee), to see whether a change is needed to protect members.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T14:12:02.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:12:02.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1135298
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 Pensions more like this
unstar 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, whether it is her Department's policy that pension schemes can already invest in funds with performance fees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 270297 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Private Pension schemes which are not used for automatic enrolment are free to invest in funds with performance fees.</p><p> </p><p>To protect savers who are automatically enrolled into a pension scheme and make no choice of investment fund, the Government introduced a charge cap on 6 April 2015. Performance fees have always been subject to the charge cap. However, the way that schemes used for automatic enrolment verify compliance with the charge cap limits the use of most performance fees.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this year DWP consulted on proposals to extend the ways that pension schemes verify compliance with the charge cap to accommodate performance fees (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/defined-contribution-pensions-investments-and-consolidation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/defined-contribution-pensions-investments-and-consolidation</a>), as long as members invested over the whole year were not charged more than 0.75% of their funds under management or an equivalent combination charge.</p><p> </p><p>Our consultation met with broad support. We are considering next steps, but we do not intend to remove performance fees – in any form – from the automatic enrolment charge cap.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T14:05:10.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T14:05:10.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1135300
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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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 Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar 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, if she will make it her Department's policy to continue to include performance fees within the pensions charge cap. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 270298 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Performance fees of all types have been subject to the automatic enrolment charge cap since 6 April 2015, when the Charges and Governance regulations (<a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/2015/879" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/2015/879</a> ) came into force.</p><p>It remains our policy that these fees should be subject to the cap. Savers who join a workplace pension scheme without choosing where to save or whether to save should not pay more than 0.75% or an equivalent combination charge over the year</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T13:53:03.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T13:53:03.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130880
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) investment choices available to workplace pension customers are regularly reviewed by Independent Governance Committees and (b) those investment choices are aligned with the interests of customers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 262255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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262256 more like this
262257 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130881
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy that Independent Governance Committees attached to contract-based workplace pensions have a duty to monitor the suitability of the retail fund choices available to scheme members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 262256 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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262255 more like this
262257 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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491
star this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of scrutiny by Independent Governance Committees of the retail funds offered within workplace pensions products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey remove filter
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 262257 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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262255 more like this
262256 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:40.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:40.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential conflict of interests in the business model of vertically integrated companies offering retail investment platforms, asset management and workplace pensions products. more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 262258 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is operationally independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to the Member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:30:26.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:30:26.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1129713
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Pensions: Fees and Charges more like this
unstar 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 recent discussions she has had with the pensions sector on increasing transparency in respect of charge cap levels. more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 259886 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>When the charge cap was introduced in 2015, DWP produced guidance for trustees on how to comply. Since this time DWP officials have met regularly with pension schemes and their service providers. As a result of this engagement DWP consulted earlier this year on an update to the charge cap guidance to provide more clarity for trustees on how to calculate charges.</p><p>The consultation can be found in chapter 5 in the link below:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/defined-contribution-pensions-investments-and-consolidation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/defined-contribution-pensions-investments-and-consolidation</a></p><p>We are currently considering the feedback.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T13:52:28.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T13:52:28.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1129714
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Pensions: Fees and Charges more like this
unstar 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 recent assessment she has made of consumer understanding of pension product charge cap levels. more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 259887 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>In February 2018 the DWP laid regulations to require trustees of occupational defined contribution schemes to publish their charges and costs annually online, and to tell members via their annual benefit statement where this information is available. There is no specific consumer survey but the charge cap holds charges down.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T15:15:58.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:15:58.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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1130693
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Emslie Morgan Academy: Closures more like this
unstar 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 Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Regional Schools Commissioner for Yorkshire and Lancashire on the closure of Emslie Morgan Academy. more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
unstar this property uin 261478 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education, has not met with the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for Lancashire and West Yorkshire in relation to the closure of Emslie Morgan Academy. My noble friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, has however discussed the closure of Emslie Morgan Academy with the RSC and officials. The decision to close Emslie Morgan Academy was taken by the department, following the careful consideration of all available options.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T12:13:56.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T12:13:56.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this