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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 13 of the summary of the National Audit Office report, Universal credit: progress update, published on 26 November 2014, what contingency plans are in place to cover the £2.8 billion additional staff cost necessary to roll-out the current service for universal credit if the digital service is delayed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 216334 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>As the NAO report makes clear, the £2.8bn figure is not a realistic assessment of the costs of running Universal Credit on a completely rolled out basis. Contingency plans are developed on an ongoing basis as part of the programme’s approach to integrated planning and risk management. The plans which cover all key areas of programme development and delivery are regularly assessed and refreshed as part of our ongoing governance of the Programme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 216337 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:09:40.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Poland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 20 November (HL2693), whether the Department for Work and Pensions has made an assessment of the contribution of Polish immigrants to the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL3119 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>DWP has made no such assessment, nor would it be within the remit of the Department to do so.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:26:32.877Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
166453
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Catering 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 Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on catering and hospitality since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 216193 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Departmental expenditure on Hospitality from the start of the 2010 financial year up to 31<sup>st</sup> October 2014, the latest date for which information is available, is shown in the graph attached. Expenditure on catering is not specifically identified but expenditure on Working Lunches and Refreshments is held and this information is also included in the graph.</p><p> </p><p>Expenditure should be seen in the context of the number of staff employed by the Department, Currently 79,514 (as at 31 October 2014), which works out at a cost per head of £1.45 per year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T13:10:57.163Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T13:10:57.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property file name Catering & Hospitality May 2010-31 Oct 2014.PDF more like this
star this property title Catering & Hospitality May 2010-31 Oct 2014 more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
166048
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Closures 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 Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of savings to the public purse which will accrue from the closure of prisons in the UK in the next three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wrexham more like this
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Ian Lucas more like this
star this property uin 215918 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We will always have enough prison places for those sent to us by the courts and will aim to deal with the prison population in a way that gives taxpayers the best possible value for money. Unless there is an unexpected and significant drop in the prison population there are no plans to close further prison capacity in England and Wales in the next 3 years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:01:59.76Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:01:59.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian C. Lucas more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Health: Weather more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place internally within the Department of Health regarding the impact of cold homes on the health of older people. more like this
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Baroness Greengross more like this
star this property uin HL2921 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p>The impact of cold homes on the health of older people has been discussed internally within the Department (DH) during the development of policy initiatives to prevent major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather. These initiatives include the <em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/365756/CWP_2014.pdf" target="_blank">The Cold Weather Plan for England</a></em>, <em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keep-warm-keep-well-leaflet-gives-advice-on-staying-healthy-in-cold-weather" target="_blank">Keep Warm Keep Well</a> </em>leaflet and the <em><a href="http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/get-ready-for-winter" target="_blank">Get Ready For Winter</a></em> campaign hosted by the Met Office.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Further discussions were held at the Annual Cold Weather Plan seminar<strong> – </strong>this stakeholder event brings together colleagues from the DH, Local Government Association, NHS England, Public Health England, academia and the voluntary and community sector to discuss issues around the cold weather plan and how to best support local action. In addition, discussions were held at the Health officials working group – this is a regular meeting attended by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, DH and Public Health England. The aim of this group is to share information on cold weather, fuel poverty and health impacts with a view to ensure the fuel poverty strategy is aligned with health policy.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T14:11:48.35Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T14:11:48.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2518
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Greengross more like this
166010
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Young People 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 Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to improve counselling services in the NHS for people under the age of 25 who have a mental illness. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dudley North more like this
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Ian Austin more like this
star this property uin 215904 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Improving access to psychological therapies for adults, children and young people is fundamental to the success of our drive to improve mental health services.</p><p> </p><p>The Department 2014-15 Mandate to NHS England makes clear that ‘everyone who needs it should have timely access to evidence based services’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Mandate sets a clear objective for NHS England to deliver the key objectives of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme, which is available for those aged 18+.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Over £400 million is being invested over the spending review period to make a choice of psychological therapies available for those who need them in all parts of England.</p><p> </p><p>For children and young people, the Department is investing £54 million into the Children and Young people’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) over 2011-15/16, which is designed to improve access to evidence-based psychological therapies and collaboration with children, young people and families.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The programme is working with 82 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) partnerships and currently covers 60% of the 0-19 population. The Government’s aim is that all of England will be involved by 2018 and this is reflected in the Mandate with NHS England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The CYP IAPT programme trains service leaders, supervisors and therapists with a combination of outreach continuing professional development and Postgraduate certificate and Masters Qualifications.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Existing CAMHS therapists are trained to post graduate diploma level in one of four evidence based psychological treatments and approximately 73% of the budget spent to date supports backfill for existing staff to go on courses as well as training costs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T15:35:59.323Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T15:35:59.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Austin more like this
166378
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Entry Clearances 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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is necessary for applicants for a visa to visit the UK to show that they have booked a return air ticket when they apply for the visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Antrim more like this
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Sammy Wilson more like this
star this property uin 216141 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Applicants must satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer that they are genuinely visiting the UK for a period of less than six months, and intend to leave the UK at the end of their proposed visit. To support their visa application, applicants may wish to submit documents setting out accommodation and return travel bookings. However, applicants are advised not to make any payments for accommodation or travel until they have received a visa. <br><br>Guidance on the types of supporting documents that applicants can provide as part of their visa application is available on the UK Visas and Immigration page of gov.uk: <br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:45:09.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:45:09.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sammy Wilson more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offenders: Mental Illness 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 Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the progress made by crime agencies in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England to sign up to the principles of the Crisis Care Concordat. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Mr Bob Ainsworth more like this
star this property uin 216263 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As part of the roll-out of the Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat, published by the Government in February 2014, health, social care and criminal justice partners across England have been invited to develop and sign local Concordat <br>declarations. The relevant Police and Crime Commissioner and Police Force are two of seven essential signatories to each local declaration.<br><br>I share the aim of the Right Honourable Norman Lamb MP, the Minister for Care and Support, that declarations should be in place throughout England by the end of 2014. Progress towards this across all areas of England can be seen at the <br>following webpage: http://www.crisiscareconcordat.org.uk/explore-the-map/<br><br>I understand that there are plans for Crisis Care declarations covering Coventry and the West Midlands to be agreed in early December.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:58:39.473Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:58:39.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Bob Ainsworth more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading In Vitro Fertilisation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 November (HL2642), whether they consider that any of the mitochondrial diseases listed in Annex D of the "Mitochondrial Donation" consultation document could ever arise from a nuclear gene defect; and if so, what is their assessment of the frequency with which it occurs and how that has been reflected when discussing mitochondrial diseases that may be candidates for pronuclear transfer or spindle-chromosomal complex transfer. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2906 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As stated in my Written Answer of 17 November 2014 (<em>Official Report</em>, col. WA59) the mitochondrial diseases listed in Annex D of the mitochondrial donation consultation document are diseases caused by an inherited mutation in mitochondrial DNA. As such, none of these diseases are caused by a nuclear gene defect. Mitochondrial disorders caused by a nuclear gene defect are distinct from those listed in Annex D.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T12:42:21.587Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T12:42:21.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Dialysis Machines 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 Health, what assessment he has made of the potential cost to the NHS of devolving the commissioning of dialysis from a single nationally-prescribed service to clinical commissioning groups; and what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that devolution of commissioning is achieved safely by April 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 216321 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Assessments surrounding the transferring of renal dialysis from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are ongoing. The Department of Health launched a public consultation on the recommendations put forward by the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group (PSSAG) to transfer commissioning responsibility for renal services from NHS England to CCGs on 27 November 2014. PSSAG is a Department of Health appointed expert committee which was established in 2013 to provide the Secretary of State with advice and recommendations on specialised services</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This public consultation is specifically asking key stakeholders involved in the provision of renal dialysis what NHS England would need to do to ensure a safe transfer of commissioning responsibilities to CCGs. This consultation is also asking stakeholders specifically whether the current proposed timescales for the transfer of services are feasible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England has advised that they are in dialogue with key stakeholders about both the opportunities and challenges of transferring responsibility for renal services. The head of the Specialised Services Task Force in NHS England recently met stakeholders from renal service representative groups and heard their concerns directly. A new Task and Finish group is being established by NHS England through the NHS Commissioning Assembly. This group will look specifically at what support CCGs would require to be able to safely and effectively commission services devolved to them.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England is committed to issuing commissioning guidance for the safe transfer of services from national NHS England responsibility to local CCG responsibility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The consultation closes on 9 January 2015.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T15:22:31.943Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T15:22:31.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this