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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 September 2014 to Question 207337, when his Department's statisticians last assessed whether statistics on mandatory reconsideration meet the standards set out in the UK Statistics Authority's code of practice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>DWP statisticians are currently working to collate and quality assure data on Mandatory Reconsideration. The Department has committed to publishing statistics as soon as Departmental statisticians judge that the data meets the standards set out in the UK Statistics Authority’s Codes of Practice. The aim is to release an initial set of official statistics on Mandatory Reconsideration by the end of 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:11:27.8789541Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:11:27.8789541Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
1006900
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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 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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department provides to people in receipt of benefits on managing their personal finances. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Work coaches will signpost claimants to additional help from other agencies if they need it, including advice on managing their personal finances. This includes the Money Advice Service that offers a free and independent service to help people make informed choices on all issues to do with money.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit, which is replacing six legacy benefits, provides an enhanced level of personalised support as people receive tailored support managed through personal work coaches.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Universal Support package Personal Budgeting Support (PBS) is offered to Universal Credit claimants from the outset of their claim. PBS helps claimants as they transition to Universal Credit and adapt to the financial changes that Universal Credit brings, such as managing their money on a monthly basis and paying their bills on time.</p><p> </p><p>PBS face to face services are currently offered through Local Authorities via Universal Support delivered locally. From April 2019 Citizens Advice (England and Wales) and Citizens Advice Scotland will take on the responsibility for delivering a strengthened Universal Support service, a move which will ensure a consistent and streamlined service for claimants across the country.</p>
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 2018-11-23T14:43:55.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:43:55.947Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
100918
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2014 to Question 210464, what metrics are used to track and manage timeliness of payments within the benefits system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 211860 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Department uses a broad range of Management Information to monitor processing of benefit claims including, for example, the percentage of claims processed within defined timescales and the average time for claims to be processed, with different metrics being used for different benefits. Further information on activities to manage timeliness of payments, and some examples of the metrics used for specific benefits, is available via the Departmental Improvement Plan and the Annual Report and Accounts, both of which are publicly accessible via the gov.uk website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DIP <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-departmental-improvement-plan-2014" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-departmental-improvement-plan-2014</a></p><p> </p><p>Accounts <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/323953/dwp-annual-report-accounts-2013-2014.PDF" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/323953/dwp-annual-report-accounts-2013-2014.PDF</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:22:00.8674035Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:22:00.8674035Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce delays in benefit payments; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
unstar this property uin 211859 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p /> <p> </p><p>DWP has made a number of operational improvements in benefit processes across each working age benefit, supporting both speed of clearance performance and overall customer experience. There are no delays in benefit payments, working age benefits are currently being paid on time.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:26:55.3123483Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:26:55.3123483Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1010205
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have ceased to claim income-related benefits in the most recent 12 months for which data is available; and for what reasons those people ceased to make such claims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 192727 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The information requested for those moving off income-related benefits is only available for Jobseeker’s Allowance. It is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost for other income related benefits.</p><p> </p><p>The available information which shows the number of off-flows and reasons from the Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimant count is published at: <a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/default.asp</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users can be found at: <a href="https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp" target="_blank">https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/home/newuser.asp</a></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 2018-12-03T11:52:22.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:52:22.367Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1010206
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of new claims for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) employment and support allowance were processed within (i) five days and (ii) 10 days or longer within the most recent 12 months for which data are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 192728 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is shown in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Claims processed in 5 working days</p></td><td><p>%of claims processed in 5 working days</p></td><td><p>Claims processed in 10 working days</p></td><td><p>%of claims processed in 10 working days</p></td><td><p>Claims processed in 21 working days</p></td><td><p>%of claims processed in 21 working days</p></td><td><p>Total claims processed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)</p></td><td><p>165,570</p></td><td><p>23.53%</p></td><td><p>578,170</p></td><td><p>82.17%</p></td><td><p>689,600</p></td><td><p>98.00%</p></td><td><p>703,660</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Employment &amp; Support Allowance (ESA)</p></td><td><p>248,540</p></td><td><p>55.36%</p></td><td><p>358,830</p></td><td><p>79.93%</p></td><td><p>415,590</p></td><td><p>92.57%</p></td><td><p>448,930</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes: </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The period the data covers is from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018.</p><p> </p><p>All volumes are rounded to the nearest 10. For context figures for the total claims cleared have also been provided.</p><p> </p><p>The claims cleared within 10 and 21 days figures are cumulative and as such includes the claims cleared within 5 or 10 days respectively.</p><p> </p><p>Claim processing times may be affected by the verification issues (such as wage slips). ESA and JSA claimants are paid in arrears, usually on a fortnightly basis.</p><p> </p><p>The data provided relates to the initial ESA assessment phase prior to the Work Capability Assessment.</p><p> </p><p>This data is from the Management Information System Programme (MISP), a Departmental</p><p>performance management, data capture and reporting tool. This type of internal management information does not form part of the official statistics outputs that are released by the Department in</p><p>accordance with the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice.</p>
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 2018-11-27T17:48:16.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:48:16.877Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1010208
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people applied (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully for short term benefit advance or advance payments in the most recent 12 months for which data are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-18more like thismore than 2018-12-18
star this property answer text <p>Around 60% of eligible new claims to Universal Credit received an advance in October 2018. Subject to some fluctuation, this has been broadly consistent for every month for which the data has been requested.</p><p> </p><p>There were 98,250 Short Term Benefit Advances for Employment and Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support awarded to individual national insurance numbers in Great Britain between January and December 2017. On the number of applications, this information is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</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 2018-12-18T17:31:51.57Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-18T17:31:51.57Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2018 to Question 172595, what plans she has for the legacy benefit IT systems when the roll-out of universal credit is completed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>We regularly review all legacy benefit systems and for those which may no longer be required as a result of the completion of the Universal Credit managed migration process, work will be undertaken to decommission them.</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 2018-11-28T18:47:57.84Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T18:47:57.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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 remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of benefit claimants affected by the benefits cap who are required to seek employment as a condition of their claim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>The official statistics show that 19% of households who had their Housing Benefit capped in August 2018 were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance and as such are required to seek employment as a condition of their benefit receipt.</p><p> </p><p>The official statistics also show 51% of households who had their Housing Benefit capped in August 2018 were in receipt of Income Support. Those receiving Income Support and other benefits covered by the cap, are required to take steps towards work as part of their benefit entitlement and they are able to undertake some work. They are expected to attend regular work focussed interviews and undertake activities designed to help them prepare for and move closer to the labour market in return for the financial support they receive through the benefits system.</p><p> </p><p>Between April 2013 and August 2018, 70% (140,000) of households that have previously had their Housing Benefit capped are no longer capped at August 2018. Of these households, 52,000 were exempt with an open Working Tax Credit claim at the time they moved off the cap, indicating that they moved into work. This is 39% of those no longer capped.</p><p> </p><p>The department is unable to provide corresponding figures under Universal Credit. The Department published its Universal Credit experimental statistics future release strategy on the 12 June 2018 in response to the public consultation on future Universal Credit statistics, see <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-statistics-background-information/universal-credit-statistics-release-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-statistics-background-information/universal-credit-statistics-release-strategy</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T14:30:17.283Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:30:17.283Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
101317
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star this property date less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
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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 Social Security Benefits remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of households claiming (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit are (i) in work and (ii) have dependent children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
unstar this property uin 212371 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>For Tax Credits, details of proportions of families in receipt by in work recipients, and recipients with dependent children can be calculated using HMRC’s national statistics publication found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/305886/cwtc-apr14.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/305886/cwtc-apr14.xls</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Out-of-work families should be included when considering the proportion of families with dependent children as all families in this category have dependent children.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HM Revenue and Customs does not hold information for Child Benefit on the work status of a recipient family and so an answer cannot be provided. All recipients of Child Benefit have dependent children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:00:21.9595379Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:00:21.9595379Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this