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1140548
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Procurement 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to simplify Government procurement processes to increase access to contracts by small and medium-sized enterprises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 279433 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>We have already made a number of changes to procurement processes to assist small businesses and we continue to focus on breaking down the barriers to entry for SMEs. These include:</p><p>○ Increasing the transparency of opportunities via Contracts Finder, a free-to-use digital platform which covers current and future public sector contracts and award notices above £10,000 in central government and £25,000 in the wider public sector. <br>○ Requiring public buyers to divide contracts into more accessible lots (or explain why not);<br>○ Our Public Procurement Review Service, allows suppliers to report poor procurement practice including payment issues in public sector contracts and through supply chains to the Cabinet Office.</p><p>In September 2019, tough new prompt payment measures come into force which may lead to suppliers being excluded from Government procurements if they cannot demonstrate prompt payment.</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 2019-07-24T08:16:19.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T08:16:19.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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4090
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1140551
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Valuation Office Agency budgeted for appeals against revaluations of business rate liabilities in each financial year since 2010-11; and how much of that budget was spent in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 279436 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Valuation Office Agency does not hold data broken down in this way. The combined costs of delivering work on Business Rates and Council Tax, as published each year in the Agency’s Annual Report and Accounts, are set out below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Business Rates and Council Tax</p></td><td><p>Expenditure £m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>156.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>160.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>150.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>152.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>150.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>169.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>167.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>157.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>158.0</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T07:14:34.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T07:14:34.477Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1140569
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Credit Unions 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271324, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 279360 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Cabinet Office does not offer a general payroll deduction facility. The Cabinet Office is currently investigating various financial wellbeing options which may benefit our employees. This includes providers who offer a payroll deduction service. We are planning to introduce financial wellbeing as part of our wider benefits package to employees later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:57:43.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:57:43.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1140579
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Treasury: Credit Unions 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271336, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees to join a credit union; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 279369 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury explored the option of offering a credit union to staff, however due to lack of staff interest and other reward and benefit priorities it hasn’t been implemented.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:20:42.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:20:42.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1140580
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 Education, what steps he is taking to help improve the standard of student housing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 279376 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>Higher education providers are autonomous bodies that are independent from the government and so the government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation.</p><p> </p><p>We have seen evidence that the standard of student accommodation is improving. For example, in 2018/19, the level of self-catered ensuite provision at institutions stood at approximately 222,000 rooms compared to approximately 203,000 in 2012/13, a 9% increase. Meanwhile, the number of self-catered standard rooms with shared facilities at institutions has declined from around 87,000 to approximately 64,000, a 26% decrease.</p><p> </p><p>The independent panel supporting the Post-18 Review of Education and Funding published their report on 30 May where they recommended the Office for Students examines the costs of student accommodation and works with students and providers to improve the quality and consistency of data about costs, rents, profits and quality. The government will consider the panel’s proposals and conclude the review at the Spending Review.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T06:45:39.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T06:45:39.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1140592
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) longest and (b) average response time was to answer an HMRC helpline; and how many complaints about telephone response times to those helplines have been made in the last six months for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport East more like this
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Jessica Morden more like this
star this property uin 279394 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>HMRC measure their telephony performance through average speed to answer and the percentage of customers needing to wait over 10 minutes.</p><p>In 2018-19, for customers who needed to speak to an adviser after going through the automated telephone system, HMRC’s average speed of answer was narrowly outside the five minute target at 5:14 mins. 19.7% of customers waited longer than ten minutes to be connected to an adviser, which is outside HMRC’s 15% target.</p><p>HMRC do not record complaints data broken down to this level of detail so the information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T07:14:23.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T07:14:23.973Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jessica Morden more like this
1140617
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Business 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by the Department for Exiting the European Union, what parts of the plan for VAT for businesses in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal have been implemented. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 279466 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>As a responsible government, the Government has been preparing plans to minimise any disruption in the event of no deal for nearly three years.</p><p> </p><p>HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury are aware of the VAT policies that need to be delivered for exit day and the Government remains confident that all required SIs will be brought forward in good time.</p><p> </p><p>In light of the extension that has now been agreed, departments continue to advance their ‘no deal’ preparations and are making sensible adjustments on the timing and pace at which certain work is progressing, so that the Government is ready to implement necessary work in the lead-up to 31 October if needed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:09:01.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:09:01.903Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
1140645
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EU Action: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government for each Government department, from January to June, on how many occasions the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution was overridden in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the House of Commons; and in respect of how many documents an override occurred in (a) both Houses, (b) the House of Lords, and (c) the House of Commons. more like this
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Lord Boswell of Aynho more like this
star this property uin HL17328 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Between January and June 2019, 414 Explanatory Memoranda on EU proposals and other documents were submitted for scrutiny.</p><p>During this period there were 37 occasions when the Government supported decisions in the EU Council of Ministers before parliamentary scrutiny procedures had been completed. In compiling these statistics a further 4 overrides were identified which were not included in the previous written answer for the period July-December 2018 (HL13200). They are included in this latest table.</p><p>As with previous six-monthly periods, the largest category of instruments were fast-moving and sensitive Common Foreign and Security Policy/EU restrictive measures proposals where there were 32 such instruments adopted before scrutiny could be completed.</p><p>The figures requested are set out below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Department</p></td><td><p>(1 &amp; b). House of Lords override</p></td><td><p>(2 &amp; c). House Commons override</p></td><td><p>(a).No. of overrides in both Houses at same time</p></td><td><p>Total no. of overrides</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cabinet Office</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Environment, Food and Rural Affairs</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office*</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>International Trade</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transport</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HM Treasury</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Home Office**</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Totals</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>41</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*3 overrides occurred between July-December 2018</p><p>**Override occurred between July-December 2018</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:23:05.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:23:05.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boswell of Aynho more like this
1139848
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Montserrat: Legislatures 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 International Development, whether the Government plans to provide financial support to Montserrat for the building of a new Parliament building. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 278432 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Through its programme of Financial Aid to the Government of Montserrat, DFID supports the operational costs of Montserrat’s Legislature and Parliament. Ministers approved a Capital Investment programme in Autumn 2018. The Government of Montserrat has not identified a Parliamentary building as a priority for funding under either Financial Aid or the Capital Investment programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:08:10.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:08:10.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1140088
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading London North Eastern Railway: Rolling Stock 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 What steps he is taking to help ensure the provision of new rolling stock on the east coast main line. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stirling more like this
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Stephen Kerr more like this
star this property uin 912039 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>LNER’s new Azuma trains entered service on their Hull and Leeds routes in May this year are due to launch on Edinburgh services from 1st August and will then be serving destinations North of Edinburgh by the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>These state-of-the-art trains, delivered as part of the government-funded Intercity Express Programme, have more seats, better legroom and will be more reliable.</p><p> </p><p>The full fleet of 65 trains compared to 45 old trains will be in service from 2020 enabling additional services to be run increasing capacity further.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:59:54.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:59:54.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Kerr more like this