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star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to help establish an independent inquiry into the violence in Gaza on 14 May. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 165130 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minster stressed the need for Israel to carry out a transparent, independent inquiry into recent protests in Gaza when she met Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu in London on 6 June. We have called for this investigation to include international members.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-07-23T16:46:19.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
943038
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Apprentices 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 Education, what remedial steps the Government plans to take to tackle the declining uptake of apprenticeships since May 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 165131 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 2018-07-23more like thismore than 2018-07-23
star this property answer text <p>There have been 338,400 apprenticeship starts since May 2017 of which 132,900 were on new apprenticeship standards. The fall in starts has been greatest in Level 2 while we have seen the numbers of starts on higher level standards (Level 4 and above) rise by 12.5 per cent so far this year.</p><p> </p><p>Starts on new better quality apprenticeships standards have increased rapidly. Over 40 per cent of individuals completing an apprenticeship are now starting on standards, compared to just 2.5 per cent this time last year. Higher quality training leads to increased productivity, at every level.</p><p> </p><p>The department is working with employers to make sure that they can take advantage of apprenticeships. We have already extended the amount of time employers have to spend their levy (from 18 to 24 months), and have introduced transfers, to allow employers to transfer up to 10 per cent of their annual value of levy funds to other employers and recently announced that the cap on the number of employers to whom transfers can be made has been lifted.</p><p> </p><p>The Institute for Apprenticeships has introduced its Faster and Better campaign to speed up and simplify the approval of standards development: <a href="https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/faster-and-better/" target="_blank">https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/about/faster-and-better/</a>. 50 standards have been approved in the last three months (April-June 2018). Over 300 standards are already approved, in all sectors of the economy - with more on the way. We have run extensive communications campaigns since the reforms were introduced and will be commencing the latest phase of our ‘Get in Go Far’ marketing campaign shortly.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 164875 more like this
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less than 2018-07-23T13:18:28.637Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-23T13:18:28.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
938606
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Home Education 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 Education, what assessment his Department has made of whether home-schooled children receive the same level of social and academic education as children attending school. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 163179 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 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The numbers and identities of children educated at home are not collected centrally.</p><p>For that reason it is not possible to make any overall assessment of the education they receive compared with children attending school. The parents of children of compulsory school age are responsible for ensuring that they receive an efficient full-time education suitable to the child’s age, ability, aptitudes and any special educational needs. The government has made it clear that it believes that the majority of parents undertake this task successfully and with enthusiasm. When the home education being provided is not suitable, the local authority has power to intervene. The existing framework for intervention by local authorities is currently under review. The department is now considering the responses made to the recent consultation on revised guidance for local authorities on the most effective use of their powers in relation to home education, and an associated call for evidence, which closed on 2 July 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-07-16T15:59:41.453Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T15:59:41.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
937780
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department of Health and Social Care: Living Wage 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 Health and Social Care, whether he has plans for his Department to become accredited by the National Living Wage Foundation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 162604 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 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department pays above the Living Wage (as defined by the Living Wage Foundation) to directly employed members of staff and agency staff that are also sourced via the Crown Commercial Services Framework Contingent Labour One (CL1).</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not have plans to become accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2018-07-16T11:30:37.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T11:30:37.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
937781
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star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Government Departments: Living Wage 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) Executive Agencies, (b) non-ministerial government departments and (c) non-departmental public bodies are accredited by the National Living Wage Foundation in relation to paying the real living wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 162605 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 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK Living Wage and London Living Wage figures, produced by the Living Wage Foundation, form the basis of their accreditation scheme. These are not statutory figures, and are not therefore legally binding on employers. It is not the policy of the UK government that departments and agencies are required to apply these Living Wage Foundation rates, or to seek accreditation. Instead a statutory National Living Wage is applied for all employees over the age of 25, and National Minimum Wage rates for those under 25, through a policy produced by BEIS and audited and enforced by HMRC.</p><p>Remuneration for all grades below the Senior Civil Service is delegated to individual departments, executive agencies and other organisations. While organisations must comply with the statutory minimum rates, it is for each one to determine pay above this level, and whether or not to match the rates set by the Living Wage Foundation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2018-07-18T10:00:06.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-18T10:00:06.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
937783
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Living 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans for his Department to be accredited by the National Living Wage Foundation in relation to paying the real living wage; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 162606 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 2018-07-16more like thismore than 2018-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department has no immediate plans to seek accreditation from the National Living Wage Foundation in relation to paying the real living wage. However, the Department does qualify to apply for the referenced accreditation as we do not employ anyone, either nationally or in London, that earns less than the hourly living wage rate for the respective areas as defined by the National Living Wage Foundation. A table highlighting the Department’s lowest hourly rate of pay in comparison to the current National Living Wage hourly rate is shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Real Living Wage</p></td><td><p>MHCLG Min Hourly Rate (Net Contractual Hours)</p></td><td><p>MHCLG Min Hourly Rate (Gross Contractual Hours)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>£10.20ph</p></td><td><p>£13.16ph</p></td><td><p>£11.59</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National</p></td><td><p>£8.75ph</p></td><td><p>£11.30ph</p></td><td><p>£9.95</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rossendale and Darwen more like this
star this property answering member printed Jake Berry more like this
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less than 2018-07-16T14:46:33.673Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-16T14:46:33.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jake Berry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
934121
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star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Drugs: Licensing 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 Health and Social Care, if he will close the legal loopholes to make the market for unlicensed medicinal products less restricted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 160334 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 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the Government body responsible for the safety and licensing of medicines in the United Kingdom, is not aware of any legal loopholes for the supply of human unlicensed medicinal products.</p><p> </p><p>Before a human medicine can be marketed or sold in the UK, a number of licences are required. The product itself must have a licence called a ‘marketing authorisation’ unless an exemption applies.</p><p> </p><p>UK medicines legislation contains a provision for the supply of an unlicensed medicine (commonly known as ‘specials’) which is provided for by way of an exemption from the requirement for a marketing authorisation. In the interests of public health this exemption is narrowly drawn because these products, unlike products holding a marketing authorisation, will not have been assessed and approved against the criteria of safety, quality and efficacy in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Unlicensed medicines can be manufactured in the UK under European Union good manufacturing practice or imported into the UK by the holder of an appropriate licence issued by the MHRA.</p><p> </p><p>Notifications prior to importation of unlicensed medicines are required and are assessed by the MHRA and objections may be raised where there are prohibitive safety or quality concerns. Any person that sells or supplies an unlicensed medicine is required to keep records and report suspected adverse drug reactions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T12:28:35.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T12:28:35.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
934270
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Legal Representation: Low Incomes 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, what steps his Department is taking to ensure access to legal representation for people with low incomes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 160335 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The ability of individuals to resolve their legal problems is vital to a just society. Legal aid continues to be available in the highest priority cases – for example, when an individual’s life or liberty is at stake, when someone faces the loss of their home, in domestic violence cases, or when children may be taken into care – subject to an applicant passing the test of means and merits. In the Crown Court, over 99% of applications for legally-aided representation are granted.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the evidence gathering phase of the Post-Implementation Review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, we are gathering evidence on people’s ability to access legal support to resolve their legal issues. The evidence gathered will be used to inform our wider considerations for the future of legal support in the justice system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T13:59:18.767Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T13:59:18.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4602
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931510
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Mental Health: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to work with NSPCC to reduce the rate of children experiencing suicidal thoughts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 157837 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Responding to suicide and self-harm in children and young people is a key priority in the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The Department works with a range of stakeholders on suicide prevention, including voluntary and charitable sector organisations, through the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. The Department welcomes the opportunity to work with any organisation, including the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), on suicide prevention issues.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the Government supports the NSPCC through an £8 million grant over four years (up to 2020), as a contribution to funding both ChildLine and the NSPCC’s National Helpline (for anyone with concerns or worries about a child).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T14:06:27.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T14:06:27.167Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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4602
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931511
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar 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 Offensive Weapons: Sentencing more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to increase the length of prison sentences recommended for people caught in possession of bladed weapons in public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 157838 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Knife crime can have devastating consequences and the government is determined to take action to address serious violence. Sentencing is a matter for our independent judiciary but anyone who continues to carry a knife in public can expect to face a custodial sentence.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015, Parliament agreed a minimum custodial sentence for a second or subsequent conviction for possession of a bladed article or offensive weapon. For adults, this is a minimum sentence of 6 months’ imprisonment whilst for 16 and 17 year olds the Act created a minimum custodial sentence of a 4 month Detention and Training Order (DTO). Since the introduction of the minimum custodial term people caught carrying a knife for a second time are now more likely than ever before to go to prison – recent statistics show that 83% of offenders received a custodial sentence for repeat possession offences in 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:59:46.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:59:46.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter