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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out the timeframe for implementing her Department's response to the court judgement of June 2018 on the payment of Severe Disability Premium to claimants who are already in receipt of Universal Credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 188119 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Written statement HCWS745 on 7 June 2018 , which preceded the Court judgment of 14 June, set out our plans to make provision for claimants already in receipt of Universal Credit, to receive a Severe Disability Premium backdated.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The ‘Universal Credit (Managed Migration) Amendment Regulations 2018’, which contain these provisions, were laid in Parliament on 5 November 2018 and will now be scrutinised and voted on by Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T18:08:45.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T18:08:45.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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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 Public Opinion more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department spent on (a) focus groups and (b) surveys in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 212512 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Department spent on surveys:</p><p> </p><p>i. 2013: £9,482,924</p><p>ii. 2014 to date: £10,033,878</p><p> </p><p>This includes high profile, internationally recognised surveys such as the Family Resources Survey, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, the Labour Force Survey and the Wealth and Assets Survey.</p><p> </p><p>Please note</p><p> </p><p>· That the figures for 2014 to date are estimates based on planned research spend;</p><p>· the survey spend is made up of “regular” surveys as there may also be research that we carry out that includes some surveying not within this cost; and</p><p>· The figures for focus group are not consolidated and only available at disproportionate cost.</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 2014-11-19T14:03:50.513Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:03:50.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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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: Croydon more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she had made of the effect of the roll out of universal credit on child poverty in working families in the London borough of Croydon . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 241434 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment at this level.</p><p> </p><p>The best way to help people improve their lives is through employment, and people on Universal Credit move into work faster and stay in work longer. We are committed to helping the most vulnerable to improve their life chances by tackling the root causes of poverty, and ensuring that children have the best possible start in life.</p><p> </p><p>We want to see child poverty falling, and we remain determined to tackle it. We will look at what more can be done to help the most vulnerable and improve their life chances by tackling the root causes of poverty, ensuring that children have the best possible start in life.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we have recently implemented a £1000 increase in Work Allowance rates as part of a package worth £1.7 billion in 2023/24 to some of the most vulnerable low paid working families. It will increase the amount that hardworking families can earn before Universal Credit is tapered away, providing 2.4 million working families with an extra £630 a year.</p><p> </p><p>A child growing up in a home where all the adults work is around five times less likely to be in poverty than a home in which no one is working.</p><p> </p><p>It is also worth noting that absolute and relative poverty rates for children in London are lower than in 2010, on both a before and after housing cost basis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T14:44:24.117Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T14:44:24.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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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: Croydon more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she had made of the effect of the roll out of universal credit on levels of homelessness in the London borough of Croydon . more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 241435 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>We do not track homelessness at Jobcentre level so the assessment asked for is not available, but statutory homelessness and rough sleeping figures for Croydon are available within Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s homelessness statistical release: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The causes of homelessness are numerous, varied and complex.. A joint study between the Department and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has shown that there is not a direct causal link between welfare and homelessness. This report was published on 25 March 2019 and can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/causes-of-homelessness-and-rough-sleeping-feasibility-study" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/causes-of-homelessness-and-rough-sleeping-feasibility-study</a>. Attributing homelessness to a single Governmental policy would simplify the issue, and this approach would wrongly deny it the multi-faceted approach which we’re committed to delivering.</p><p> </p><p>It is our priority to ensure that those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, get the appropriate support to stabilise their lives and move into work. We have provided around £1 billion in Discretionary Housing Payment funding since 2011 to protect the most vulnerable claimants.</p><p> </p><p>There is a range of support available for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, such as access to Alternative Payment Arrangements, easements to work-search requirements and partnerships between Jobcentres and homeless charities and housing services. By law, work coaches in England must offer a voluntary referral to claimants they consider may be homeless or threatened with homelessness to a Local Housing Authority.</p><p> </p><p>Data on homelessness by local authority level, provided by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/homelessness-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/homelessness-statistics</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T12:03:09.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T12:03:09.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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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: Croydon more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she had made of the effect of the roll out of universal credit on levels of foodbank use in the London borough of Croydon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 242146 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not keep official statistics on food bank use, so the assessment requested is not available. Some food aid providers, such as the Trussell Trust, produce statistics on the number of food parcels distributed, but the Government has no plans to require individual food banks to keep records as this would place a significant burden on charitable and voluntary organisations.</p><p> </p><p>We have always said there are many reasons why people use foodbanks. We have listened to feedback on how we can support our claimants and acted quickly, making improvements such as extending advances, removing waiting days, and introducing housing benefit run on. These changes are giving support to vulnerable people who need it most, whilst at the same time helping people get into work faster.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-11T16:05:01.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-11T16:05:01.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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: Housing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she had made of the effect of the roll out of universal credit on levels of rent arrears in the London borough of Croydon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 244110 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment of this nature, as it is wrong to attribute any change in rent arrears solely to Universal Credit. The initial analytical work we have carried out with a single housing provider suggests that many tenants are arriving on Universal Credit with pre-existing rent arrears, that their arrears tend to increase prior to making a claim for Universal Credit, and that Universal Credit actually appears to be helping to clear arrears over time. We are currently extending this analysis to include a number of housing providers. It will be published when completed. Furthermore, according to latest figures (November 2018) only about 8% of social rented households were on Universal Credit; therefore it is difficult to see how a national trend can be attributed to Universal Credit.</p><p> </p><p>We have responded to concerns in this area by putting a number of safeguards in place - 100% advances repayable over 12 months, increasing to 16 months in October 2021; a two-week Transition to Universal Credit Housing Payment; a new Help to Claim service; and Managed Payment to Landlord Arrangements, which allow for payments direct to the landlord if the tenant is likely to have difficulty in managing their rent payments, is unlikely to pay their rent or is in rent arrears equivalent to eight weeks.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T10:17:09.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T10:17:09.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
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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 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 proportion of adults with autism are in full-time employment; and what steps his Department is taking to help adults on the autism spectrum into work. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 23990 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Government does not collect data specifically on employment rates for people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).</p><p>Estimates are available from the National Autistic Society (NAS), who suggest that 15% of working age people with autism are in full time employment.</p><p>Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is taking a number of steps to help adults on the autism spectrum into work, including:</p><ul><li>the development of an Autism/ Hidden Impairment Network across Jobcentre Plus;</li><li>the expansion of the Access to Work Mental Health specialist advisory team to cover people with autism and associated hidden impairment conditions;</li><li>work to implement autism specific opportunities on LMS, Jobcentre Plus’s IT system;</li><li>the introduction of a Job-Shadowing Work Placement Initiative for young disabled people (65% of participants in the first tranche had autistic spectrum conditions)</li><li>The formation of an Autism Taskforce involving disability organisations and disabled people.</li></ul><p>DWP has worked in close partnership with the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING) to produce an ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairments’ toolkit, which helps employers to recruit and retain people with hidden impairment conditions.</p><p>DWP is fully committed to the Government’s Autism Strategy. The latest progress report on the Autism Strategy can be viewed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/progress-report-on-strategy-for-adults-with-autism" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/progress-report-on-strategy-for-adults-with-autism</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2016-01-28T13:08:10.36Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T13:08:10.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 Fit for Work Programme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the contract with Maximus for delivery of the Fit for Work programme includes provision of public funding for taxi journeys for anyone (a) turned away from or (b) moved to a different assessment centre. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 46095 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>The Fit for Work service provides a supportive occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and General Practitioners (GPs), to help individuals stay in or return to work. Advice is delivered via a website, telephone line and webchat and does not involve participants travelling to an Assessment Centre.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T11:15:44.933Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T11:15:44.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 Fit for Work Programme more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department has given to Maximus to ensure that centres used for Fit for Work assessments are accessible to wheelchair users. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 46096 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
star this property answer text <p>All Assessment Centres utilised by MAXIMUS to undertake Work Capability Assessments meet accessibility standards under the Equality Act 2010.</p><p> </p><p>Before attending an assessment, claimants are given the opportunity to alert the assessment provider to any additional requirements they may have and the provider will endeavour to meet all reasonable requests.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is unable to travel to or access an Assessment Centre as a result of their health condition or impairment, a home visit may be offered.</p><p> </p><p>This is unconnected to Fit for Work, a website, telephone line and webchat service that does not involve participants travelling to an assessment centre. Fit for Work provides a supportive occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and General Practitioners (GPs) to help individuals stay in or return to work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Portsmouth North more like this
star this property answering member printed Penny Mordaunt more like this
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less than 2016-10-10T15:23:04.143Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-10T15:23:04.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Penny Mordaunt more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-02more like thismore than 2017-03-02
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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
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the latest annual percentage change was in the claimant court in areas operating universal credit (a) full service and (b) live service; and what reasons he ascribes to the difference in the change in the claimant count between full service and live service areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 66330 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-03-07more like thismore than 2017-03-07
star this property answer text <p>The latest claimant count data is for January 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The cumulative claimant count figure for the offices operating Full Service increased by 25.5% in the 12 months to January 2017. The remaining offices operating Live Service saw an overall fall of 1.5% in the count over the same period.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit will tend to increase the claimant count because it extends our support to find work to claimants who have never received this support before. For example, people who, in the past, only claimed Child Tax Credit or Housing Benefit (and not Jobseekers Allowance) and now will claim Universal Credit, will be helped to prepare for and look for work. So will partners of Universal Credit claimants.</p><p> </p><p>The roll out of this support is more advanced in Full Service areas, and as we bring these people onto Universal Credit, it is to be expected that the claimant count will be higher than it would otherwise have been.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Damian Hinds more like this
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less than 2017-03-07T13:22:03.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-07T13:22:03.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Damian Hinds more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed remove filter