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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Supreme Court ruling of July 2019, if her Department will review the assessment criteria for personal independence payments for claimants with mental health illnesses that requires assessors to make a distinction between whether a claimant needs prompting to engage with other people or social support. 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 279441 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Supreme Court handed down its decision on the case known as MM (SSWP v MM) on 18 July 2019. The case concerns the definition of ‘social support’ when engaging with other people face to face under activity 9 of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Regulations, and how far in advance that support can be provided.</p><p> </p><p>The Department will carefully consider the judgment and work with stakeholders to implement it fully so that claimants get the PIP support they are entitled to. This will include reviewing and updating where needed the guidance used for PIP assessments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T10:23:16.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T10:23:16.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1127567
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Independent Assessment Services 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 Work and Pensions, with reference to audits requiring amendments to be made to Independent Assessment Service health assessment reports, in what circumstances are such amendments not made by the health professional who conducted the assessment. 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 256358 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Data is not specifically collated on the number of reports that have been amended by the Health Professional that conducted the health assessment or those that had not.</p><p> </p><p>Where Independent Assessment Service reports require amendment via audit then this activity, wherever possible, should be taken by the Health Professional who carried out the original assessment. Exceptions to this may be as a result of the Health Professional’s availability for example, annual leave which would cause an unnecessary delay to the assessment process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256359 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T10:29:44.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T10:29:44.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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4440
unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1127569
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Independent Assessment Services 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 Work and Pensions, what the minimum training requirements are for auditors of Independent Assessment Service health assessment reports. 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 256360 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Auditors of Independent Assessment Services health assessment reports are qualified health professionals who are registered with a professional body, with experience in PIP assessments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:02:12.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:02:12.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1132524
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Carers: Re-employment 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, what support her Department provides to single adult carers of adult dependants to re-enter work. 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 265549 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>Jobcentre Plus work coaches offer all claimants, including carers, a comprehensive menu of help, including skills provision and job search support, including individual support packages to help people into work. Support and coaching is personalised to the individual so that it works best for them.</p><p /><p>For example, Jobcentre Plus Work Coaches utilise packages of support such as New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) for those considering self-employment and funding from the Flexible Support Fund to help individuals overcome their barriers to enter employment.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, support is available via the National Careers Service in England, co-located in around 90% of Jobcentres and available online. This includes a Skills Health Check designed to help users explore their skills and interests to help identify the right job. In Scotland a broader offer is made via My World of Work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T12:55:56.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T12:55:56.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
1140219
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Employment: Autism 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 Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking, in addition to the Disability Confident Scheme and the Disability Confident Toolkit, to ensure people with autism spectrum conditions are supported in the workplace in relation to the working environment and their sensory needs. 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 279086 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Access to Work staff have a specialist knowledge of disabilities and health conditions, including autism spectrum conditions, which enables them to offer customers tailored packages of support, and the scheme offers eligible individuals a workplace assessment to establish what personalised support would be most appropriate to support them at work.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is working with the Supported Business Alliance (SBA) and The British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) to develop a new long term element of Access to Work, to support people working for a supported business, many of whom have autism spectrum conditions.</p><p> </p><p>DWP is also working in partnership with Department of Health and Social Care to publish a consultation on how employers can best support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, including those with autism spectrum conditions, to stay and thrive in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T10:24:38.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T10:24:38.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Employment: Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support adults with Autism gain employment. 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 268550 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving employment outcomes for people with autism. Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability is our strategy for helping people with disabilities or health conditions enter and remain in employment. It includes details of several initiatives that will help support disabled people, including people with autism, in making a successful transition to employment. For example:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Work and Health Programme will provide innovative support for around 275,000 people over five years. The majority of people of starting on the programme (around 220,000) will be disabled people, including people with autism, who can volunteer for the programme at any time.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Personal Support Package for people with health conditions and disabilities, with a range of new interventions and initiatives designed to provide support that is tailored to the individual needs of claimants, including people with autism</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Access to Work is a demand-led, discretionary grant scheme which offers advice and in-work support to disabled people, including those with autism, above the level of statutory reasonable adjustments. An Access to Work customer may receive an award of up to £59,200 p.a. to pay for support to help them to enter or retain employment. This can include help with getting to work.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Through the Disability Confident scheme, DWP is engaging with employers, offering online guidance and helping to promote the skills, talents and abilities of disabled people, including people with autism and associated hidden impairments</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>We are also continuing to build on local initiatives in jobcentres, to ensure that we deliver a consistently supportive service across Jobcentre Plus. For example, as part of Autism Awareness Week in April 2019, we introduced short “Bitesize” Autism Awareness Learning for work coaches and promoted Calm and Quiet Sessions in jobcentres.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Looking forward, the new Intensive Personalised Employment Support Programme, which will roll out by the end of 2019, will provide highly personalised packages of employment support for disabled people, including those with autism, who are at least a year away from moving into work.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:05:08.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:05:08.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Employment: Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking further to the Disability Confident Scheme and the Disability Confident Toolkit to ensure people with autism spectrum conditions are supported within the workplace through (a) peer and (b) mentor support. 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 279085 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Access to Work offers eligible individuals practical advice and a discretionary grant of up to £59,200 per year to fund support above the level of an employer’s statutory obligation to make reasonable adjustments, and this can include specialist mentoring. DWP is working with the Supported Business Alliance (SBA) and The British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) to develop a new long term element of Access to Work, to support people working for a supported business, many of whom have autism spectrum conditions.</p><p> </p><p>DWP, in partnership with Department of Health and Social Care, has published a consultation: ‘Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss’ on how employers can best support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions, including those with autism spectrum conditions, to stay and thrive in work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T10:18:10.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T10:18:10.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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1127571
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Independent Assessment Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure Independent Assessment Service assessment centres accommodate the needs of people with autistic spectrum conditions. 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 256362 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>All Independent Assessment Services (IAS) centres meet the department’s required accessibility requirements. In addition, IAS have plans in place to use their claimant champion stakeholder network to work with autism groups to improve the experience in centres for claimants with autistic spectrum conditions.</p><p> </p><p>IAS PIP claimant communications were reviewed by the National Autistic Society with feedback being received that map/directions which include exterior centre photos were particularly helpful for autistic claimants to allow them to orientate before arriving.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T16:08:05.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T16:08:05.613Z
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1127568
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Independent Assessment Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of Independent Assessment Service health assessment reports that have been amended during audit by a health professional that (a) conducted the health assessment and (b) did not conduct the health assessment for all years for which information is available. 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 256359 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Data is not specifically collated on the number of reports that have been amended by the Health Professional that conducted the health assessment or those that had not.</p><p> </p><p>Where Independent Assessment Service reports require amendment via audit then this activity, wherever possible, should be taken by the Health Professional who carried out the original assessment. Exceptions to this may be as a result of the Health Professional’s availability for example, annual leave which would cause an unnecessary delay to the assessment process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 256358 more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T10:29:44.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T10:29:44.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson remove filter
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
unstar 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 Employment: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department uses to assign Disability Employment Advisor Leaders to locations throughout the UK. 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 285339 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Each area receives an appropriate allocation of DEA’s and DEAL’s based on its size and claimant caseload. As at the end of August 2019 the Department has 104.29 full time equivalent (FTE) Disability Employment Adviser Leaders in place across the Jobcentre Network.</p><p> </p><p>The following table provides a breakdown of the number of FTE DEAL’s allocated by area as at the end of August 2019.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Area</p></td><td><p>DEAL (FTE)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>7.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>9.26</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>9.24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North Central</p></td><td><p>9.90</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>12.04</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North and East Midlands</p></td><td><p>13.44</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London and Essex</p></td><td><p>14.42</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>10.23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>9.50</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The figures provided are taken from the Departments ‘Activity Based Management’ (ABM) system. The data is derived from unpublished management information, collected and intended for internal departmental use and has not been quality assured to National Statistics or Official Statistics publication standard.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Irish Assembly has devolved responsibility for social security benefits. As such any questions relating to staffing figures should be directed to the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 285338 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:45:13.37Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows remove filter