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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges 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 call a summit with industry representatives, with the objective of ensuring the continued provision of free cash withdrawals at ATMs in deprived communities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 252493 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>Last year, the Government initiated a discussion on payment methods through a Call for Evidence on Cash and Digital Payments in the New Economy. This sought to gather evidence from industry and the public alike on how changing preferences for cash and digital payments impact on different sectors, regions and demographics.</p><p> </p><p>A formal Summary of Responses to this Call for Evidence was published in May 2019. This response set out the Government’s commitment to supporting digital payments, whilst safeguarding access to cash for those who need it. It also highlighted that the Treasury would set up and chair a Joint Authorities Cash Strategy Group, made up of regulators and the Bank of England, to facilitate further co-ordination between the authorities and provide comprehensive oversight of the overall cash infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>The Government-established Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) is closely monitoring developments in ATM provision, including those that are free-to-use. The PSR regulates LINK, the scheme which runs the UK’s ATM network, and has used its powers to hold LINK to account over LINK’s commitments to preserve the broad geographic spread of free-to-use ATMs.</p><p> </p><p>LINK has put in place specific arrangements to protect free-to-use ATMs more than 1 kilometre away from the next nearest free-to-use ATM. LINK has also enhanced its Financial Inclusion Programme by tripling the funding available for free-to-use ATMs in the most deprived areas of the UK.</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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less than 2019-05-14T12:30:18.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T12:30:18.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1124367
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Child Benefit: British Nationals Abroad more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of child benefit paid for children who do not reside in the UK; how many such children there were; and in which countries those children resided in the most recent financial year for which data are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 249899 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Total Child Benefit payments in 2018-19 amounted to £11.6 billion. It is estimated that approximately £15 million was paid for children resident in another EEA country or Switzerland. The number of children these payments relate to, broken down by the country they reside in, is provided in Table 1 below.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Estimated number of children for whom Child Benefit is received where European Community regulations apply, as at February 2019</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of children</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Austria</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgium</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bulgaria</p></td><td><p>415</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Croatia</p></td><td><p>45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cyprus</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Czech Republic</p></td><td><p>165</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Denmark</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Estonia</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Finland</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>France</p></td><td><p>605</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Germany</p></td><td><p>165</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Greece</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Hungary</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iceland</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Italy</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Latvia</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Liechtenstein</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lithuania</p></td><td><p>790</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Luxembourg</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Malta</p></td><td><p>25</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norway</p></td><td><p>40</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Poland</p></td><td><p>10,975</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Portugal</p></td><td><p>230</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Republic of Ireland</p></td><td><p>1,945</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Romania</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovakia</p></td><td><p>575</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Slovenia</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spain</p></td><td><p>625</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sweden</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Switzerland</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Netherlands</p></td><td><p>215</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>19,120</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Footnote: Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5. Figures under 5 have been suppressed and shown as ‘-’.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:27:35.707Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:27:35.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1124728
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star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Free Zones more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government expects to publish its policy paper on free ports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 250757 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government receives a wide range of representations from stakeholders on all matters of fiscal policy, including free ports. We consider all of them in the normal process at fiscal events.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T13:31:29.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T13:31:29.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Food: Charitable Donations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to encourage more (a) food retailers and (b) food manufacturers to claim tax relief on donating trading stock to charity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 239888 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>Companies can claim relief for the cost of donating their trading stock to charities, including food banks, from their taxable profits. The Government promotes awareness and understanding of the relief available for corporate charitable donations through publishing guidance on GOV.UK and actively engages with businesses and charities to ensure the tax code is supporting them to meet their charitable objectives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T14:03:01.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T14:03:01.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1109040
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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Charitable Donations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of businesses that have claimed tax relief on donating food stock to charity and (b) the total value of tax relief granted for this purpose, in each of the most recent five years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 239887 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not have this information available. If a company donates its trading stock to a charity, it does not have to include anything in its sales income for the value of the gift.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T14:00:24.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T14:00:24.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Royal Bank of Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of maintaining majority ownership of Royal Bank of Scotland. more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 222650 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-26more like thismore than 2019-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that, as a matter of principle, firms best succeed under private ownership. Returning RBS to the private sector is the right policy for taxpayers, customers, and the wider economy.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intervened in RBS to maintain stability at the height of the financial crisis. RBS was never a speculative investment made to generate a profit, and it is right that private investors, not taxpayers, should bear the risk of companies such as RBS.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s policy remains to return the financial sector assets acquired during the crisis to private ownership, when it represents value for money to do so, and market conditions allow.</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 2019-02-26T15:59:10.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-26T15:59:10.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1059794
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star this property date less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Loans: Interest Rates more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been allocated to the provision of interest-free loans as announced in Budget 2018; and when the first such loans will be made available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 220096 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>At Budget 2018, the Government announced that it will carry out a study into the feasibility of establishing a no-interest loans scheme in the UK, and design a pilot.</p><p> </p><p>The feasibility study, which will be launched this year, will examine issues such as access, eligibility and funding models and help to determine how a pilot could work.</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 2019-02-18T15:49:42.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T15:49:42.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Debts: Repayments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including debts which can be deducted directly from universal credit in the statutory Breathing Space scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 218209 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government published a consultation on a single policy proposal for the breathing space scheme in October 2018. The consultation proposed that the widest range of an individual’s personal debts as possible would be included in the scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation closed on 29 January and the Government intends to confirm its approach to these aspects of the scheme in its response.</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 2019-02-14T14:31:03.207Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T14:31:03.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure all unpaid debts to Equitable Life pensioners are settled as quickly as possible. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 215102 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, we have taken more action than any previous government to resolve this issue by allocating up to £1.5bn, tax free, for payment to affected policyholders. There are no plans to allocate any further funds to the Equitable Life Payment Scheme.</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 2019-02-07T15:36:17.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-07T15:36:17.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1052436
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star this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Disadvantaged more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library the minutes of each meeting of the Financial Inclusion Policy Forum since its creation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 215556 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government publishes a summary of each Financial Inclusion Policy Forum meeting on the gov.uk website to enable those outside the Forum to understand the Forum’s interests and direction of travel. The detailed minutes of each meeting are also recorded and distributed to Forum members. The Government decided not to publish the minutes of each meeting to ensure all members feel able to have a full and frank conversation at meetings.</p><p> </p><p>The summaries of the first two Forum meetings are available here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/summary-of-financial-inclusion-policy-forum-meeting-march-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/summary-of-financial-inclusion-policy-forum-meeting-march-2018</a></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/summary-of-financial-inclusion-policy-forum-meeting-october-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/summary-of-financial-inclusion-policy-forum-meeting-october-2018</a></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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less than 2019-02-06T15:05:57.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T15:05:57.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this