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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social 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 Health, what estimate he has made of the additional financial resources needed by local authorities to meet their new duties under the Care Act 2014 in each of the next five years; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 13257 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-02more like thismore than 2015-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s estimate of the additional financial resources needed by local authorities to meet their new duties under the Care Act 2014 is set out in the Care Act impact assessment, which can be found here:</p><br /><p><a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/impacts" target="_blank">http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/23/impacts</a></p><br /><p>Page five of the impact assessment has a summary of all estimated costs related to Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 over 10 years from 2015/16. The impact assessment sets out the basis for the estimates in each case.</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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less than 2015-11-02T17:41:39.457Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Carers 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 Health, with reference to the report by Carers Trust entitled A Charge on Caring?, published on 16 September 2015, if he will take steps to prohibit local authorities from charging unpaid carers for support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 13255 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 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the valuable contribution made by carers, many of whom spend a significant proportion of their life providing support to family members or friends.</p><br /><p>The Care Act guidance is clear about policy on charging carers. The Care Act statutory guidance, at paragraph 8.50 states that:</p><br /><p>“Local authorities are not required to charge a carer for support and indeed in many cases it would be a false economy to do so. When deciding whether to charge, and in determining what an appropriate charge is, a local authority should consider how it wishes to express the way it values carers within its local community as partners in care, and recognise the significant contribution carers make.”</p><br /><p>The Care Act replicates the previous position where charging carers was permissible and the Government has no plans to change this. It would not have been appropriate to impose a blanket ban on charging for carers services, because in some cases small charges are necessary to the viability of services. However, the Care Act provides additional protection to carers by making it clear that local authorities cannot charge carers for services provided to the person being cared for. This means that carers may only be charged for services provided directly to them.</p><br /><p>Most local authorities do not routinely charge carers in recognition of the valuable contribution carers make to their local communities, and the Carers Trust report confirms that this is still the case. We will continue to make the case against routine charging of carers and to monitor the situation closely.</p>
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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less than 2015-11-03T16:20:25.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-03T16:20:25.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Carers 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 Health, if he will carry out an assessment after the November Spending Review of local authorities' capacity to meet their new duties under the Care Act 2014 following changes to local authority funding. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 16245 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 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <br /><p>Funding decisions for 2016/17 onwards, including on adult social care, are subject to the forthcoming Spending Review.</p><br /><p>Officials in the Department and across government are working hard to understand pressures on the care system and will consider adult social care expenditure and the future demand as part of this process. This includes ongoing Care Act pressures.</p><p><br>We will continue to review and monitor implementation of the Care Act which includes a series of stocktakes of local authority readiness and the latest, from June 2015, demonstrates an overall positive picture on implementation. It details:</p><p><br>- Councils’ confidence in their ability to deliver the Care Act Reforms in 2015/16 remains high, with 99% very or fairly confident.</p><p>- 89% of councils say that they are ‘on track’ with their implementation. The remaining 11% report themselves as only slightly behind.</p><br /><p>There are two further local authority stocktakes planned for the remainder of the financial year which will monitor the progress on implementing change. It is our intention to repeat the surveys next year to continue monitoring progress, subject to agreement with local government.</p><p><br>The Department will also commission a piece of research to evaluate and inform implementation of the Care Act 2014. The research will focus on knowing more about how the Act is being implemented locally and to see how effectively the Act is achieving its underlying aims.</p><br />
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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less than 2015-11-23T16:24:13.007Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T16:24:13.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Carers: Fees and Charges 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 Health, what plans his Department has to monitor the number of local authorities charging carers for the support they receive to help them in their caring role. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 16238 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 30 October 2015 to Question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-10-22/13008/" target="_blank">13008</a>.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 16237 more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T16:28:58.48Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T16:28:58.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Carers: Fees and Charges 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 Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on charging carers for the support they receive in their caring role of an increase in the number of councils charging carers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 16237 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 30 October 2015 to Question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-10-22/13008/" target="_blank">13008</a>.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 16238 more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T16:28:58.42Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T16:28:58.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Carers: Finance 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 Health, what decision his Department has made on the use of the £6 billion of funding allocated for the implementation of phase 2 of the Care Act 2014 now that the implementation of that phase has been postponed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 16246 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 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that social care is vital to enabling people to live healthy and independent lives.</p><br /><p>Funding decisions for 2016/17 onwards, including on adult social care, are subject to the forthcoming Spending Review.</p><br /><p>Officials in the Department and across government are working hard to understand pressures on the care system and will consider adult social care expenditure and future demand as part of this process.</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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less than 2015-11-23T16:31:15.13Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T16:31:15.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
428156
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star this property date less than 2015-11-13more like thismore than 2015-11-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Carers 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 Health, if he will create a database for local authorities on best practice in meeting their new duties under the Care Act 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 16247 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>To support implementation of the Care Act, a joint Programme Management Office between the Department, the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Adults Social Services (ADASS) has been established. This unprecedented partnership is driving collaborative working with the care sector, influencing the local implementation of these changes to support a consistent and coherent approach across the country. Earlier this year this approach was recognised by the National Audit Office as best practice and recommended it should be adopted by other similar work programmes.</p><br /><p>As part of this programme of work the Department has provided £2.7 million to nine regional local government networks to enable them to commission tools, products and non-statutory guidance to help local authorities in implementing the Care Act. The care sector has been involved in developing these materials and making sure they meet required standards. The materials focus on areas of key risk and challenge identified by local authorities and support the development of best practice. The Department also provided £4 million in 2015-16 for the ADASS to give local authorities targeted support and to help share best practice. Information on good practice, research and innovation aimed at improving the social care infrastructure is available at the following website.</p><br /><p><a href="https://www.adass.org.uk/support-and-resources/" target="_blank">https://www.adass.org.uk/support-and-resources/</a></p><br /><p>In addition the LGA has included information on its website that details available learning and development resources, best practice guidance and practical tools to support the care sector. It also details the regional support available in each of the nine local government regions to help councils to implement the Care Act. The website is available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.local.gov.uk/care-support-reform;jsessionid=B36A65C6DFFB6012739EB96FDBE5918B.tomcat2" target="_blank">http://www.local.gov.uk/care-support-reform;jsessionid=B36A65C6DFFB6012739EB96FDBE5918B.tomcat2</a></p><br /><p>The support work described above is part of a wider package of Sector-Led Improvement that the Department has funded the LGA and ADASS to deliver, under the umbrella of the Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care (TEASC) programme. The culture of Sector-Led Improvement, and the TEASC programme, are based on the principles that local authorities are responsible for their own performance, and are collectively responsible for the performance of the sector as a whole. This includes an ongoing commitment to share experience, advice and best practice at a regional and national level.</p><br /><p><strong></strong></p><br />
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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less than 2015-11-23T15:25:08.387Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T15:25:08.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Drinking Water more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the availability of safe drinking water in the Gaza Strip. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 900371 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 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, most homes in Gaza are only getting water for a few hours every 3-5 days. The availability of safe drinking water has become worse because of fuel and electricity shortages. The UK is urging all parties to find a sustainable solution to the current situation and in the longer term, continues to urge the Israeli authorities to ensure fair distribution of water across the OPTs.</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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less than 2017-07-12T15:53:12.283Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T15:53:12.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons MPs offices have implicit consent arrangements for universal credit applications and advice services require explicit consent to support claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 192887 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>On 13 March 2017 <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2017-03-13/HCWS528/" target="_blank">Written Statement - HCWS528</a> outlined the implicit consent arrangements for MPs.</p><p>Where explicit consent is needed it can be quickly given in different ways. For example, claimants only need to put a note in their journal to give consent; this is a far simpler and more straightforward process than in legacy systems. Once consent is given, advisers will work with the claimant’s representatives.</p><p>In our response to the Social Security Advisory Committee we agreed to explore options for improving the process of explicit consent in relation to Universal Credit in collaboration with the Committee to consider how current practices could be enhanced and to publish a report on our joint conclusions.</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 2018-11-27T17:56:29.997Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:56:29.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 Jobseeker's Allowance: Disqualification 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 Work and Pensions, what her policy is on job seekers allowance claimants being sanctioned for spelling mistakes in their CVs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 128571 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Claimants will not be sanctioned for providing a CV containing spelling mistakes.</p><p> </p><p>However, it could be envisaged that, where in order to improve a claimant’s chances in the job market, a Work Coach may agree a requirement with the claimant to amend spelling mistakes on their CV (but would always support them to do so). If the claimant then fails to complete this agreed requirement without good reason they could be sanctioned, but it would be about the failure to deliver on an agreed ask, rather than a claimant’s initial spelling error on their cv. Decision Makers will take all the claimant’s individual circumstances, including any health conditions or disabilities, and any evidence of good reason into account before making a decision.</p><p> </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 2018-02-23T11:10:28.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T11:10:28.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this