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star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability 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 Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that taxi and private hire drivers undergo disability awareness training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1458 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>Although there is no statutory requirement for Taxi and PHV drivers to undertake disability awareness training, the Department for Transport’s best practice guidance on Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licensing in England and Wales recommends local licensing authorities work with operators, drivers and trade bodies in their area to improve drivers’ awareness of the needs of disabled people. This includes encouraging their drivers to undertake disability awareness training. A separate licensing regime regulates taxi and private hire vehicles in Scotland and the Scottish Government publishes its own Best Practice guidance.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Law Commission recently undertook a wide ranging review of taxi and private hire legislation in England and Wales and published their final report and a draft Bill on 23 May 2014, in which it recommended mandatory disability awareness training for drivers. The Government will respond to the report shortly.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T14:01:08.363Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:01:08.363Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
349029
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
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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
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Disability 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on (a) assistance for wheelchair users by taxis and private hire vehicles and (b) the charging of additional costs by taxi and hire vehicle owners; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 1459 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 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is committed to ensuring that everyone has the same access to transport services and opportunities to travel.</p><p> </p><p>Both taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) are a particularly valuable form of transport for people with disabilities. I would strongly encourage all Taxi and PHV drivers to assist wheelchair users, wherever possible, and would also strongly discourage the practice of making additional charges to assist a disabled passenger. I would remind all Taxi and PHV operators of their obligations under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T14:08:43.677Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T14:08:43.677Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4062
unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
487110
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-03-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock: North West more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions his Department has put in place to improve rolling stock as part of the rail franchise package for the North West. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 32510 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 2016-04-12more like thismore than 2016-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The new Northern and TransPennine Express franchises commenced on the 1<sup>st</sup> April. By the end of 2019, they will have introduced significant improvements in Rolling Stock.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>281 new carriages including 55 new Diesel and 43 new Electric trains – the first ever new trains specified for the Northern franchise</li><li>Additional diesel units cascaded from other franchises – refurbished to ‘as new’ standard</li><li>Removal of all Pacer trains by October 2019</li><li>All retained trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, media servers, passenger information systems, CCTV and accessible toilets with baby-change facilities</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 30% of this expanded fleet will be new and will operate 2000 more services per week –a 12% increase. The additional trains will provide a 37% increase in morning peak capacity into the North’s 5 major cities by December 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The TransPennine franchise will deliver:-</p><ul><li>220 new carriages</li><li>All existing trains will be refurbished as new including Wi-Fi, additional power sockets, and real-time passenger information systems</li></ul><p> </p><p>This means that 70% of fleet is new, the fleet size increases by two-thirds, provides 13million more seats, an 80% increase in morning peak seats by the end of 2019.</p><p><br>These delivery plans as bid by the two operators during the Invitation to Tender process have been contracted within the franchise agreements.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-12T15:13:59.393Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this
349943
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Pedestrian Areas: Visual Impairment 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has given to local transport authorities on protecting the safety of blind and partially sighted bus users when (a) placing floating bus stops, (b) closing bus stops and (c) placing temporary bus stops. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 2152 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 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport (DfT) is committed to comprehensive civil rights for disabled people. An integrated transport policy, which encompasses accessible public transport, public transport infrastructure and a barrier-free pedestrian environment is fundamentally important to delivering that commitment.</p><p> </p><p>Provisions in the Equality Act 2010 require service providers, such as local authorities, to take reasonable steps to ensure that disabled people do not find it unreasonably difficult to enjoy a service on the same basis as non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p>The DfT has not provided any guidance on protecting the safety of blind and partially sighted bus users when placing floating bus stops or when specifically closing bus stops or placing temporary bus stops.</p><p> </p><p>However, our document ‘Safety at Street Works and Road Works’ (a statutory code of practice for utility companies and local highways authorities in England) provides general principles to observe when considering the needs of vulnerable users. It is the responsibility of local authorities to apply these general principles to any works they carry out in the highway, including work on bus stops.</p><p> </p><p>The code of practice is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-at-street-works-and-road-works" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/safety-at-street-works-and-road-works</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-16T14:40:20.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T14:40:20.877Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
349944
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Buses: Visual Impairment 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 remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will encourage the installation of artificial sound generators on quiet electric and hybrid-electric buses in London to ensure their audibility for the safety of blind and partially-sighted pedestrians. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 2203 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 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p>A new EU regulation dealing with noise from road vehicles was adopted in 2014 and this will require additional sound devices to be fitted to all new types of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles from July 2019. This includes new buses and manufacturers may choose to fit them sooner. There are no plans currently to require the devices to be fitted before July 2019. Whether to encourage their fitment in London is a matter for the Mayor of London.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-06-16T14:45:00.027Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T14:45:00.027Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
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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
star this property hansard heading Driving Tests: Complaints 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 Transport, how many complaints about practical driving tests heard by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (a) were made by (i) men and (ii) women and (b) were found (i) in favour of and (ii) against the complainant; and how many such complaints were subsequently taken to the Independent Complaints Assessor in each year since 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 21015 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 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
star this property answer text <br /><p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) does not record information about the sex of any complainant. Nor does it retain information about complaints made before 2011-12 about practical driving tests or cases referred to the ICA. Information it does hold is as follows:</p><p>2011-12 1,080 complaints received – 42 upheld, 938 not upheld, 100 no outcome recorded</p><p>2012-13 1,108 complaints received – 40 upheld, 1002 not upheld, 66 no outcome recorded</p><p>2013-14 1,260 complaints received – 37 upheld, 1013 not upheld, 210 no outcome recorded</p><p>2014-15 1,401 complaints received – 27 upheld, 1158 not upheld, 216 no outcome recorded</p><p>2015- 16 1,351 complaints received – 37 upheld, 1174 not upheld, 140 no outcome recorded</p><br /><p>Complaints referred to the ICA</p><p>2011-12 - 3 cases</p><p>2012-13 - 9 cases</p><p>2013-14 - 10 cases</p><p>2015-16 - 4 cases</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2016-01-12T15:29:07.493Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-12T15:29:07.493Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
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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
star this property hansard heading Driving Tests: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons remove filter
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many appeals on practical driving tests were (a) heard by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and (b) found (i) in favour of and (ii) against the appellant in each year since 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 21017 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 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
star this property answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has a complaints procedure, which is published on GOV.UK.</p><br /><p>Current law does not allow the test result to be overturned; the examiner’s decision is final.</p><br /><p>Complainants have the right to appeal if they think the examiner did not carry out their practical test in line with regulations.</p><br /><p>If the complainant lives in England and Wales, they have six months after the test date to appeal to the Magistrates court about the way the test was conducted. The Magistrates court can look at whether the test was carried out in accordance with regulations; however, it cannot change the result of the test. Should the Magistrates court find that the test was not conducted in line with regulations, it may offer a compensation payment or free retest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2016-01-12T15:33:49.077Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-12T15:33:49.077Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
456186
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star this property date less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Taxis: Vetting 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 Transport, which local authorities do not require Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for taxis and private hire vehicles; and what representations his Department has made to those local authorities to encourage the use of DBS checks for taxis and private hire vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 28827 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 2016-03-03more like thismore than 2016-03-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport does not hold details of the checks that individual local licensing authorities undertake on taxi and private hire vehicle drivers.</p><p> </p><p>All taxi and private hire vehicle drivers can be subject to an enhanced criminal record check, which includes a check of the children’s and adults barred lists, through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). In the Department’s Best Practice Guidance for taxi and private hire vehicle licensing and through engagement with licensing authorities, we strongly encourage licensing authorities to carry out an enhanced DBS check on all applicants.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2016-03-03T15:57:05.583Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-03T15:57:05.583Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
387459
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Uber 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 Transport, if he will place in the Library copies of all correspondence between his Department and the technology firm Uber in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 5515 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 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We do not usually place copies of private correspondence between the Department and third parties in the House Library.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-07-09T09:48:29.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T09:48:29.413Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
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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
star this property hansard heading Uber 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 Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of the technology firm Uber in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 5508 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 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Transport has not had discussions with representatives of Uber in the last 12 months.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones remove filter
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less than 2015-07-07T12:45:54.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T12:45:54.91Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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1463
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this