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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the default rate has been on each of the Government's export guarantee funds since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 196948 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>UK Export Finance (UKEF) supports UK exports, principally through the provision of guarantees to banks extending loans to overseas buyers and insurance to UK exporters against the risk of non-payment. From 1 May 2010 to 31 March 2014, the percentage of guarantees and insurance policies issued by UKEF that have subsequently defaulted resulting in a claim being paid, or where a claim is currently under examination, is 0.2%.</p><p> </p><p>Given the tenor of transactions that UKEF typically supports, which can be up to 15 years, an in-year default rate does not give a clear indicator of the performance of UKEF's portfolio. In accordance with the financial objectives and risk measures agreed with HM Treasury, UKEF measures the Expected Loss of its portfolio. Expected Loss is the statistical estimate of the amount of UKEF's contingent liability which could be expected to turn into claims that are irrecoverable. Full details of UKEF's performance and risk management can be found in its Annual Report and Account which is available in the libraries of the House.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Business: Ethics 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, Innovation and Skills, when he plans to publish the Government's framework for action on corporate responsibility. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 200004 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The intention to publish a framework for action on corporate responsibility was set out in the call for views on corporate responsibility (CR) which ran during 2013. The response to the call for views was published on 28 March 2014 and this notes that the voluntary, evolving and diverse nature of CR means success relies on a business led approach. We received 152 views from a wide range of stakeholders and, where relevant, these will inform future Government action.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:33:59.5273331Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:33:59.5273331Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal Services 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, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with Royal Mail Group, Ofcom or officials or Ministers in other departments about invoking section 44(9) and section 44(10) of the Postal Services Act 2011 to ask Ofcom to report on the sustainability of the Universal Service Obligation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 200467 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>None.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Postal Services Act 2011, Parliament gave Ofcom the primary duty to secure the ongoing provision of the universal service and to this end Ofcom must also have regard for the provision of a universal service to be financially sustainable.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Ofcom monitors market developments, including any impacts on Royal Mail's performance and operational efficiency, and has the regulatory powers and tools to intervene if the sustainability of the universal service is ever at risk.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of its monitoring regime, Ofcom publishes a report every year on Royal Mail's performance and the postal market, and this includes an update on the financial sustainability of the universal service. More information about Ofcom's regulatory regime can be found on its website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:45:26.9880337Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:45:26.9880337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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3966
star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Postal 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with Royal Mail regarding the redirection notices it provides to other postal operators. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201400 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>None. Matters relating to its operations and services, which includes its Redirection Service, are the direct responsibility of Royal Mail's management.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T14:50:29.6083434Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T14:50:29.6083434Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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3966
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading TNT 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, Innovation and Skills, what discussions his Department has had with Ofcom regarding the postal service standards provided by TNT. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201401 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Ministers and officials in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) meet with officials from Ofcom, the independent regulator for postal services, on a regular basis to discuss a broad range of market issues. There have not been any specific discussions about TNT Post's service standards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All postal operators are subject to regulatory conditions set by Ofcom. These regulatory conditions cover such things as the security and confidentiality of the mail that operators handle and ensure that effective complaints procedures are in place for consumers. More information about Ofcom's regulatory regime can be found on its website (<a href="http://www.ofcom.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ofcom.org.uk</a>).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T14:48:43.8514031Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T14:48:43.8514031Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage 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, Innovation and Skills, what the budget for enforcement of the National Minimum Wage was in 2013-14; and what that budget will be in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201385 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The National Minimum Wage enforcement budgets for 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 in principal were set out in Parliamentary Question 174284 on 7 November 2013, Official Report 7 Nov 2013, Col 351W.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The 2014/15 budget was reviewed at the start of the financial year and will be considered again at mid-year and may be subject to change.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:50:18.5222978Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:50:18.5222978Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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3966
star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Royal Mail 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, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Answer of 1 May 2014, Official Report, column 782W, on Royal Mail, what link was established in the engagement letter between the payment of the discretionary fee and the ending of the stabilisation period; and what targets or deadlines were set in the letter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201166 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The engagement letter between the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the syndicate of banks involved in the initial public offering indicated that the payment of the discretionary fee would be determined 10 days after the end of the stabilisation period and paid 5 days after that.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As I said in my previous answer (1 May 2014, Official Report, column 782W), we informed the banks that a decision would not be taken in the timeframe set out in the engagement letter given the volatility of the Royal Mail share price after the IPO. The share price remains volatile.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have not set any timetable for the decision.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T14:00:07.4001238Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T14:00:07.4001238Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Employment Tribunals Service 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 Justice, if he will initiate an independent audit of his Department's employment tribunal statistics. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201467 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Ministry of Justice publishes quarterly official statistics on the tribunals which come under it, including Employment Tribunals. These are produced by statisticians in the Analytical Services Division using data produced by HM Courts and Tribunals Service. There are no plans for a review of the statistics at this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T11:34:44.9721238Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T11:34:44.9721238Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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62548
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage 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 Business, Innovation and Skills, how many complaints about payment of the National Minimum Wage (a) were made, (b) were resolved within the required Departmental timescales and (c) were not resolved within the required Departmental timescales in 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201382 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) enforces the National Minimum Wage (NMW) on behalf of BIS.</p><p>HMRC investigates every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights helpline and deals with each NMW complaint on a case-by-case basis. The timescale for each case is dependent on a number of factors:</p><ul><li>the complexity of the issues</li><li>the size of employer</li><li>the cooperation of the employer</li><li>the enforcement route required</li></ul><p>In 2013/14, HMRC investigated 1631 cases. Of these, 1084 cases were closed; 565 cases were closed within 120 days; 519 cases were closed outside of 120 days and 547 cases are still open and yet to be concluded.</p><p>Please note that investigations may not commence and be completed in the same financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201383 more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T14:50:12.5005532Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T14:50:12.5005532Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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3966
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62549
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage 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, Innovation and Skills, what the target timescale is for resolving complaints regarding non-payment of the National Minimum Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 201383 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) enforces the National Minimum Wage (NMW) on behalf of BIS.</p><p>HMRC investigates every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights helpline and deals with each NMW complaint on a case-by-case basis. The timescale for each case is dependent on a number of factors:</p><ul><li>the complexity of the issues</li><li>the size of employer</li><li>the cooperation of the employer</li><li>the enforcement route required</li></ul><p>In 2013/14, HMRC investigated 1631 cases. Of these, 1084 cases were closed; 565 cases were closed within 120 days; 519 cases were closed outside of 120 days and 547 cases are still open and yet to be concluded.</p><p>Please note that investigations may not commence and be completed in the same financial year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
star this property answering member printed Jenny Willott more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 201382 more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T14:50:12.5786384Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T14:50:12.5786384Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jenny Willott more like this
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3966
star this property label Biography information for Ian Murray remove filter