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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Service Industries: Sexual Harassment 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of the use of non-disclosure agreements for incidences of sexual harassment in the fast food hospitality sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 275108 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>Any form of sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace is clearly unacceptable. The Government does not accept any behaviour that causes people to feel intimidated or humiliated in the workplace.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has consulted on proposals to prevent the misuse of confidentiality clauses in cases of sexual harassment and discrimination. It will be publishing a response with its final proposals, in due course.</p><p> </p><p>We have launched a consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace led by the Government Equalities Office. This consultation welcomes suggestions of alternative interventions to prevent and better monitor cases of sexual harassment and discrimination.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:30:15.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1137504
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Marketing: Unemployed People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure job seekers are not targeted by multi-level marketing companies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 274627 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>There are existing provisions to protect job seekers contained within the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (as amended).</p><p> </p><p>Under GDPR the processing of personal data is generally prohibited, unless it is expressly allowed by law or the data subject has consented to the processing. Consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous. Job seekers can therefore use these provisions to ensure their personal data is not being used inappropriately for purposes they have not consented to. Should anyone feel that their data has been misused under the provisions of GDPR they can contact the Information Commissioners Office.</p><p> </p><p>The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (as amended) restrict an employment business or agency from using work seekers’ personal information and precludes them from sharing that information with multi-level marketing companies. The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate investigates complaints of an employment business or agency passing on personal information erroneously.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T13:03:22.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:03:22.857Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1137065
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Conditions of Employment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide more details on his plans for dedicated employment rights for care workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 273332 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the challenges of balancing work and care. Improving support for carers to do so is a key part of the action plan that we published in June 2018</p><p>The Department is working with colleagues across Government to consider the question of dedicated employment rights for carers alongside existing employment rights (such as the right to request flexible working and the right to time off for family and dependants). We intend to bring forward a consultation in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:53:00.453Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:53:00.453Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1136862
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post office branches advertised on the Post Office business opportunities website are (a) hard to place, (b) stranded branches and (c) stuck offices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 273425 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. The management of the Post Office network is an operational matter for Post Office Limited. I have therefore asked Alisdair Cameron, the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T16:44:12.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T16:44:12.847Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1136902
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of opportunities advertised on the Post Office business opportunities website are for (a) new branches and (b) branches where the current postmaster is seeking a replacement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 273426 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. The management of the Post Office network is an operational matter for Post Office Limited. I have therefore asked Alisdair Cameron, the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon. Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T14:53:16.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:53:16.213Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1136984
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Trading Schemes Act 1996 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which Government Department is responsible for enforcing The Trading Schemes Act 1996. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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James Heappey more like this
star this property uin 273472 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 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Trading Schemes Act 1996 amended Part XI (pyramid selling and similar trading schemes) of the Fair Trading Act 1973. The 1973 Act, as it now stands, does not confer an express enforcement duty on any particular body. The Department for Trade and Industry has previously led on enforcement of the 1973 Act, and its functions have now transferred to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T13:03:41.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T13:03:41.397Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for James Heappey more like this
1136515
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Offices 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post office branches are currently being served by a (a) outreach and (b) mobile service; and how many of those post office branches are awaiting a permanent location. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 272881 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business. The management of the Post Office network is an operational matter for Post Office Limited. I have therefore asked Alisdair Cameron, the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:26:08.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:26:08.36Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1136607
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who attended the summit for the sub-postmasters pay review which was announced and convened on 13 June 2019; and when that group is next scheduled to meet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 272781 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the key role postmasters play in ensuring Post Office branches thrive and remain at the heart of communities across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services.</p><p> </p><p>Below is the list of attendees from the working group meeting which took place on Thursday 13 June 2019:</p><p> </p><ol><li>Kelly Tolhurst – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy</li><li>Carl Creswell – Director, Professional Business Services, Retail and Post</li><li>Calum Greenhow – Chief Executive Officer, NFSP</li><li>Peter Hall – Head of Policy and Research, NFSP</li><li>Tim Boothman – Chair and Director for the North West, NFSP</li><li>Stuart Rogers – Executive Director (South West), NFSP and Postmaster of Ashburton Post Office.</li><li>Alisdair Cameron – Interim Chief Executive Officer, Post Office Limited</li><li>Debbie Smith – Chief Executive, Retail, Post Office Limited</li><li>Alice Cookson – Head of Corporate Affairs, Post Office Limited</li><li>Nick Beal – Head of Agents &amp; Development, Post Office Limited</li></ol><p> </p><p>Other members of the Post Office Policy team also attended this meeting.</p><p> </p><p>The date of the next working group meeting will reconvene on 15 October at 9 am.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:24:31.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:24:31.007Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1136608
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the terms of reference are of the sub-postmasters pay review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 272782 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business.</p><p>The review of Postmasters Pay is being undertaken internally by Post Office Limited. As such, the terms of reference of the review are an operational matter for Post Office Limited. I have therefore asked Alisdair Cameron, the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Libraries of the House.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:24:41.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:24:41.52Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
1136609
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answering body
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Post Office: Pay 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timescale is for the sub-postmasters pay review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 272783 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Post Office Limited’s review of postmaster pay is expected to be concluded in the Autumn and the implementation of the recommendations is expected to happen in the 2020/21 financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T11:25:16.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T11:25:16.47Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst remove filter
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this