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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take steps to discourage public bodies from employing as auditors, accountants or financial advisers firms which have facilitated tax avoidance by the use of such devices as those employed in Luxembourg as described in <i>The Guardian</i> on 6 November. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>As stated in the Government publication ‘Managing Public Money’, which is available in the libraries of the House, during the evaluation stage of sourcing, it is important for public sector procuring organisations to establish the propriety of candidate suppliers.</p><p> </p><p>Her Majesty’s Government has taken robust action to tackle tax avoidance during this parliament, including through investing in HMRC compliance activities, identifying and closing loopholes, and making strategic reforms to the UK tax system, such as the UK’s first General Anti-abuse Rule.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T17:33:22.637Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T17:33:22.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Procurement: EU Law more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will implement those parts of the 2014 EU Procurement Directives that would introduce reserved contracts for mutuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>In its recent consultation document, the Government proposed to implement those parts of the 2014 EU Public Procurement Directives that allow certain contracts to be reserved for organisations such as mutuals:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives</a></p><p>As part of my Department’s transparency programme, details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published on the Cabinet Office website at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications</a>.</p><p>The Government is currently analysing responses to its consultation on implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives, including comments from the GMB union:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives</a></p><p>Transposition of the EU Procurement Directives was discussed at a meeting of the Public Services Forum, a group comprising representatives of the CBI, trade unions and public sector employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
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213678 more like this
213679 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:03:02.46Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Procurement: EU Law more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will meet with the GMB trade union to discuss the implementation of the 2014 EU Procurement Directives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>In its recent consultation document, the Government proposed to implement those parts of the 2014 EU Public Procurement Directives that allow certain contracts to be reserved for organisations such as mutuals:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives</a></p><p>As part of my Department’s transparency programme, details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published on the Cabinet Office website at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications</a>.</p><p>The Government is currently analysing responses to its consultation on implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives, including comments from the GMB union:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives</a></p><p>Transposition of the EU Procurement Directives was discussed at a meeting of the Public Services Forum, a group comprising representatives of the CBI, trade unions and public sector employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
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213677 more like this
213679 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:03:02.543Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:03:02.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Procurement: EU Law more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to consult trade unions on the implementation of the 2014 EU Procurement Directives. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>In its recent consultation document, the Government proposed to implement those parts of the 2014 EU Public Procurement Directives that allow certain contracts to be reserved for organisations such as mutuals:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives</a></p><p>As part of my Department’s transparency programme, details of Ministerial meetings with external organisations are published on the Cabinet Office website at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/ministers-transparency-publications</a>.</p><p>The Government is currently analysing responses to its consultation on implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives, including comments from the GMB union:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transposing-the-2014-eu-procurement-directives</a></p><p>Transposition of the EU Procurement Directives was discussed at a meeting of the Public Services Forum, a group comprising representatives of the CBI, trade unions and public sector employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Horsham more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Francis Maude more like this
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213677 more like this
213678 more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:03:02.653Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:03:02.653Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 29 October (HL 2219), whether they have any plans to amend the minimum wage legislation to include interns and others not currently covered by it including those subject to the terms of the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Many interns are already entitled to the National Minimum Wage. The term “intern” is not defined in any legislation: entitlement to the minimum wage depends on whether or not an individual is a worker for minimum wage purposes.</p><p> </p><p>The National Minimum Wage applies to all workers unless a specific exemption applies. If an intern is a worker they will be entitled to the minimum wage. An applicable exemption would be students in further or higher education performing work-experience for a period not exceeding 12 months which is part of their studies. It can be legitimate for employers to offer unpaid or ‘expenses-only’ opportunities in some circumstances – in particular where the individual is acting as a volunteer.</p><p> </p><p>Given this dependency on employment status, it is vital that employers and workers understand how this is determined. This is why last month, the Business Secretary announced a review of employment status, looking at how the system could be clarified, providing transparency for both individuals and employers. This is an internal review and findings will be presented to ministers early next year.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently no plans to specifically consider individuals covered by the Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:01:07.34Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:01:07.34Z
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to disabled students' allowances on supporting disabled individuals into work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North East more like this
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Mr William Bain more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) is to support disabled students in their higher education studies. Disabled students will continue to receive support through DSAs but students should expect more help through their institution in discharging its statutory responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>The Interdepartmental Ministerial Group on Disability has been established to ensure disabled people are included in society and have opportunities to realise their aspirations, including a consideration of how disabled students can best be supported into work.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T15:59:56.623Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T15:59:56.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Intellectual Property more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he intends to publish for consultation the draft Statutory Instruments for the implementation of section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hove more like this
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Mike Weatherley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is currently considering the responses received to its recent consultation on transitional provisions for the repeal of section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, which deals with the issue of when to implement section 74 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013. The consultation closed on 27 October 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>No decision has as yet been taken on transitional provisions or the type of statutory instrument that will be used, or on whether and when a draft instrument will be published.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wantage more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:04:40.647Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:04:40.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Edward Vaizey more like this
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many buildings owned by his Department have been sold in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s estate largely consists of leasehold properties. Since 2010 the Department has surrendered the following leasehold facilities, reducing the annual cost of the civil estate by around £38.5 million:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Building surrendered</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Location</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cunard</p></td><td><p>Liverpool</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Belgrave Centre</p></td><td><p>Nottingham</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sheffield House</p></td><td><p>Stevenage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mast House</p></td><td><p>Plymouth</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Riverwalk</p></td><td><p>London</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Westbrook</p></td><td><p>Cambridge</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>City Tower</p></td><td><p>Manchester</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Lysnoweth</p></td><td><p>Truro</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Piccadilly Gate</p></td><td><p>Manchester</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bridge House</p></td><td><p>Guildford</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Queen Street</p></td><td><p>Leeds</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eland House</p></td><td><p>London</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><br><br>The move of my Department's main building from Eland House to Marsham Street, to share with the Home Office, will reduce our Department's running costs by £9 million a year from 2015-16, and save taxpayers a total of £220 million over the lifetime of the building's lease commitments.</p><p> </p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below indicates the number of buildings sold in each calendar year:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Calendar Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Buildings sold</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>34</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Department did hold one freehold land asset, the Fire Service College which has now been sold. In March 2013, the sale of the 365 acre Fire Service College estate, comprising 34 buildings, other non-habitable structures and land was sold for £10 million. The land was covered by an overage clause meaning the Department will share in any profits from future development of the College site. In addition this has generated savings of £3.9 million in running costs per year.</p><p>Following the College sale the Department is currently disposing of 33 houses in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, which were formerly part of the Fire Service College but were not sold with the main Fire Service College estate. So far this year 23 of these houses have been sold generating a receipt of £5,163,100, and a further 2 houses are under offer. The market value of the properties upon which sales have been agreed range from £215,000 to £250,000 and the total expected income from the sale of the 33 houses and linked development land is around £7,500,000.</p><p>The Department holds 10 remaining residential houses at the site, which will be sold during 2015/2016.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:07:03.6Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:07:03.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Bridges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of building regulations and planning controls to regulate the construction of bridges over main water courses. 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 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>Guidance on construction standards for bridges and structures is published by the Highways Agency in its Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. Volume 1, Section 3, Part 6 covers the design of highways bridges across watercourses. This guidance recommends that the appropriate rivers and water authority is consulted at an early stage.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.dft.gov.uk/ha/standards/dmrb/vol1/section3/ba5994.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.dft.gov.uk/ha/standards/dmrb/vol1/section3/ba5994.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The planning process would cover the location and spatial dimensions of a proposed bridge development. Building regulations do not cover bridges in this respect, unless it formed part of a building.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:14:57.46Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:14:57.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Green Climate Fund more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department's budget plans include provisions for the UK's contribution to the Green Climate Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Daventry more like this
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Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the key new vehicle for helping developing countries adapt to climate change and follow low-carbon development paths. The UK will announce its pledge shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency New Forest West more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Desmond Swayne more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T17:09:57.41Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T17:09:57.41Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this