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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Chemicals: EU Law more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of any potential increase in red tape from the proposed associate status of the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 187324 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-09more like thismore than 2018-11-09
star this property answer text <p>The detail of the UK’s association to the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation &amp; restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU is part of ongoing negotiations. The UK and the EU have a mutual interest in maintaining our integrated chemical supply chains as the chemicals industry is an economically significant sector in both regions, and it underpins key downstream sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction and pharmaceuticals. In the White Paper on our future relationship with the European Union published in July, the UK has proposed that chemicals are part of a UK-EU free trade area on goods, with continued UK participation in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) underpinning this arrangement. This proposal is part of ongoing negotiation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-09T14:57:52.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000228
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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading INEOS: Tees Valley more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government plans to provide to Ineos for choosing the South Tees Development Corporation site as the manufacturing location of that company’s Projekt Grenadier 4x4 vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Redcar more like this
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Anna Turley more like this
star this property uin 187360 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Government has a long-standing programme of support to maintain the competitiveness of the UK automotive sector. This includes the Automotive Sector Deal. This is a joint strategic vision for how government and industry will work together to respond to the Grand Challenges of the Industrial Strategy, such as Clean Growth and the Future of Mobility.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has maintained close engagement with INEOS throughout their process and has met with the company and members of the South Tees Development Corporation on several occasions. We continue to promote UK options with INEOS, and stand ready to support in any way we can.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:26:04.187Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:04.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Turley more like this
1000234
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star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Manufacturing Industries more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of manufacturing companies that have (a) shortened their supply chains and (b) relocated their production to the UK from abroad in each of the last five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 187311 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>No such estimates are available from official sources. Our ambitious Industrial Strategy comprises policies to build an economy fit for the future, helping to foster a competitive environment where businesses can have the confidence to invest in UK manufacturing and thrive.</p><p> </p><p>Around 20% of the 2,072 new inward FDI projects in 2017/18 were in the areas of advanced manufacturing and life sciences. Across the Automotive, Aerospace, and the Advanced Engineering Supply Chain over the same period, DIT supported 320 inward investments into the UK, creating or securing 7,500 jobs in the UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:28:04.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1000270
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: USA more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect the US Steel tariffs have had on the UK steel sector since they came into place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 187382 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>We are working closely with affected companies across the UK steel industry to fully evaluate the impact of these measures on the UK. The total value of US imports of steel from the UK in 2017 was £360m which amounts to 7% of UK steel exports.</p><p> </p><p>We remain deeply disappointed that the US has decided to apply tariffs to steel and aluminium imports from the EU on national security grounds. The UK and other European Union countries are close allies of the US and should be permanently and fully exempted from the tariffs.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work closely with the EU and US Administration to seek a constructive, permanent resolution to avoid further escalation that would harm businesses and consumers in both the US and EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:26:15.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:15.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
1001920
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Iron and Steel: Tees Valley more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of providing support to to steel companies for the construction of electric arc furnaces on Teesside; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Redcar more like this
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Anna Turley more like this
star this property uin 188118 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government continues to work with Mayor Ben Houchen and the Tees Valley Combined Authority to promote new investment in the Tees Valley, including in the materials sector. Discussions with potential investors are at various stages of maturity and remain commercially sensitive. Any proposals that request public funding will be assessed for their robustness and the value for money it would represent.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:26:26.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:26.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anna Turley more like this
1001988
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fireworks: Noise more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to amend the regulations on the sale or use of fireworks (a) to reduce the maximum decibel level of fireworks purchasable by the general public and (b) encourage the use of low noise fireworks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 188142 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Government takes firework safety very seriously and the Office for Product Safety and Standards is working with industry, retailers, charities and others, including RoSPA, to promote the safe, responsible, and considerate use of fireworks.</p><p> </p><p>There are already controls on noise levels for fireworks and it is an offence to supply fireworks exceeding 120 decibels to the public. There are no plans to amend the regulations to reduce this level.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:36.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1002128
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Working Hours more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in the (a) HM Land Registry, (b) Ofgem, (c) Competition and Markets Authority, (d) Companies House, (e) Insolvency Service, (f) Intellectual Property Office, (g) Met Office and (h) UK Space Agency. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 188202 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The highest paid members of staff across these organisations are members of the Senior Civil Service Each has a standard Senior Civil Service contract, where they are required to work a minimum (over a 5-day week) of 42 hours, including daily meal breaks of one hour. However, as a senior civil servant, they are required to work such additional hours as may from time to time be reasonable and necessary for the efficient performance of their duties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:26:48.393Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:26:48.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices: Acton more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on (a) the average weekly number of customers and (b) revenue generated at Acton Post Office in the six months prior to its closure on 24 October. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing Central and Acton more like this
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Dr Rupa Huq more like this
star this property uin 188894 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p>I have been informed that Acton Post Office has closed as the site is being redeveloped and that unfortunately the Post Office has not been able to establish an alternative service so far. As this is an operational matter for the Post Office I have asked Paula Vennells, the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to you on this matter setting out what steps the Post Office is doing to restore the service as soon as possible. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House<em>.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T17:27:00.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T17:27:00.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Rupa Huq more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-19more like thismore than 2016-05-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average length of time is that feed-in tariff applications have been queued since applying for full accreditation; and what steps his Department is taking to increase the timelines of that accreditation process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Inverclyde more like this
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Ronnie Cowan more like this
star this property uin 37603 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-08-12more like thismore than 2016-08-12
star this property answer text <p>Ofgem aims to approve applications in under 12 weeks where all the necessary information has been provided. Those applications still in the process after 12 weeks are likely to be complex or require further clarification from the applicant. The average time that full accreditation applications have been in the queue since applying is currently five and a half months.</p><p>Ofgem is committed to continuous improvement of accreditation processes and works with applicants to get applications approved as quickly as possible. In order to accomplish this Ofgem has now doubled the level of staffing in this area and made process improvements.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2016-08-12T14:20:59.337Zmore like thismore than 2016-08-12T14:20:59.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ronnie Cowan more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-03more like thismore than 2016-06-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answers of 1 June 2016 to Questions 38139 and 38140, how much of the £10.3 million of minimum wage arrears recovered in 2015-16 was recovered from the 85 employers who did not respond to the National Minimum Wage campaign announced by HM Revenue and Customs on 29 July 2015 but were not issued with a Notice of Underpayment and did not have to pay a penalty; and how many workers were identified as having been underpaid by those 85 employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 39267 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-08more like thismore than 2016-09-08
star this property answer text <p>In 2015/16 a total of 145 employers found to be non-compliant with National Minimum Wage (NMW) legislation were not issued with a Notice of Underpayment (NoU) or a financial penalty for any of the arrears they owed.</p><p>56 of these employers voluntarily disclosed arrears of £742,587 owed to 4875 workers through the campaign announced by HM Revenue &amp; Customs on 29 July 2015.</p><p>83 of these employers, owing a combined total of £841,282 to 8768 workers, were not issued with an NoU or penalty for other reasons. For instance, HMRC will not issue a notice of underpayment where complainant workers have entered into a compromise agreement with the employer, or in cases where pay liabilities have been transferred to a new employer under the terms of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (1981).</p><p>In addition, HMRC were also notified in 2015/16 of a further 6 employers who owed £482,005 of arrears to 412 workers. These were additional arrears related to cases originally closed in 2014/15.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stourbridge more like this
star this property answering member printed Margot James more like this
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less than 2016-09-08T09:35:04.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-08T09:35:04.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Margot James more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this