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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants of personal independence payment with Postural Tachyacardia Syndrome (a) did not receive an award after their first assessment and (b) received an award at tribunal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 196298 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>In relation to part (a), statistics on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) first assessment outcomes at disability level are not readily available and have not previously been published as Official Statistics. We are producing the statistics requested and issuing them in an Official Statistics release on 11<sup>th</sup> December 2018 in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to part (b), since PIP was introduced, 40 people with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia who were disallowed PIP after their initial assessment went on to receive an award at tribunal. The figures in (b) have been rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p><p>Overall, since PIP was introduced 3.5m decisions have been made up to June 2018, of these 9% have been appealed and 4% have been overturned.</p><p> </p><p>Appeals, data is based on primary disabling condition as recorded on the PIP computer systems. Claimants may often have multiple disabling conditions upon which the decision is based but only the primary condition is shown in these statistics. The lowest level of detail available in this data allows us to identify claimants with a primary disabling condition of tachycardia, but not Postural Tachycardia Syndrome.</p><p> </p><p>The appeals may include decisions which are changed at mandatory reconsideration, and where the claimant continues to appeal for a higher PIP award, are then changed again at tribunal appeal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T17:30:49.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
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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 Social Security Benefits more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July to Question 3587 on social security benefits, in what circumstances it is unreasonable to expect an individual to undertake any form or amount of work or work related activity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 115052 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>All Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) recipients are divided in to two groups. Those assessed as having Limited Capability for Work (LCW), are placed in the Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG). This means they are required to engage with their Jobcentre Plus work coach, and take reasonable steps to move them closer to the labour market with the aim of being capable of working in the future. They are not required to search for or undertake any form of work.</p><p> </p><p>Those assessed as having Limited Capability for Work and Work-Related Activity (LCWRA), are placed in the Support Group. This means they are not required to participate in any work, work search or, work-related activity, but can choose to access work-related support through the Jobcentre at any point during their claim if they wish to do so.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit claimants with Limited Capability for Work and Work-Related Activity are not set any work-related requirements and just need to inform DWP if they have a change in circumstances that affects their claim.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-11-27T17:21:26.687Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T17:21:26.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3585, on disability: employment, what steps his Department is taking to achieve its target of 1 million more disabled people in work over the next 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 115720 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people in work over the next ten years gives us a clear, ambitious, and time-bound goal.</p><p>The employment rate of disabled people is 49% – up 4.7 percentage points since 2014. There are 3.5 million disabled people in work – an increase of over 530,000 since 2014. We know that there is much more that needs to be done, so that everyone who can work is given the right support and opportunities to do so. Today (November 30<sup>th</sup> 2017) the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions have published our response to the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper consultation in <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>. This sets out our vision for a 10 year programme of reform, the actions we have taken since the Green Paper and our immediate next steps.</p><p>We will track the number of disabled people in employment and publish a statistical update annually. We will also consider other useful statistical indicators, which give more information about how disability and employment change over this time period, and inform our actions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 115721 more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T17:15:47.197Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T17:15:47.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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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: Disability more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 3585, on disability: employment, how his Department plans to report its progress on getting 1 million more disabled people into work over the next 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 115721 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>We remain committed to improving employment outcomes for disabled people. The manifesto commitment to get one million more disabled people in work over the next ten years gives us a clear, ambitious, and time-bound goal.</p><p>The employment rate of disabled people is 49% – up 4.7 percentage points since 2014. There are 3.5 million disabled people in work – an increase of over 530,000 since 2014. We know that there is much more that needs to be done, so that everyone who can work is given the right support and opportunities to do so. Today (November 30<sup>th</sup> 2017) the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions have published our response to the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper consultation in <em>Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability</em>. This sets out our vision for a 10 year programme of reform, the actions we have taken since the Green Paper and our immediate next steps.</p><p>We will track the number of disabled people in employment and publish a statistical update annually. We will also consider other useful statistical indicators, which give more information about how disability and employment change over this time period, and inform our actions.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 115720 more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T17:15:47.257Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T17:15:47.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thismore than 2017-11-28
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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 Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the reassessment period for people with mental health problems receiving personal independence payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 116218 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I previously gave on 15 November 2017 to Question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-11-07/111959/" target="_blank">UIN 111959</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-01T10:25:41.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T10:25:41.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the merits of implementing the Disability Benefits Consortium's recommendations on PIP assessors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 117492 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>We have read and considered the Disability Benefits Consortium's recommendations with regards to Health Professionals who carry out PIP assessments. Independent reviews form an important part of the learning process and we are constantly looking to improve the experience of claiming PIP. We recognise the scale of the challenge in implementing a new benefit so committed to two, statutory independent reviews of PIP. The latest of these reviews, led by Paul Gray, was published on 30 March 2017 and we plan to respond to this later this year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Department encourages claimants to provide as much relevant evidence as necessary to support their claim. Before claimants are invited for a face-to-face consultation, all of the available evidence is reviewed and if, at that stage, advice to the Department can be made on this evidence alone, the claimants will not be required to attend a face-to-face assessment.</p><p>We continue to work extensively with the PIP assessment providers and disability representative groups to make improvements to guidance, training and audit procedures in order to ensure a quality service.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T17:29:43.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T17:29:43.603Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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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 Personal Independence Payment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Disability Benefits Consortium Survey, published in September 2017, that over 71 per cent of respondents found the Personal Independence Payments form hard or very hard to complete. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 117820 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The PIP2 questionnaire, “How your disability affects you”, was co-produced with the assistance of disabled people, carers and organisations supporting them. The questionnaire is designed to allow Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimants to tell us, in their own words, how their health condition or disability impacts them on a day-to-day basis. The questionnaire has a mixture of tick boxes and free text boxes allowing claimants to add as much or as little detail as they wish. We recognise that for some people the length of the questionnaire may seem intimidating. That is why we provide guidance notes to help them complete it and, following earlier concerns about time limits, introduced rules and procedures which allow claimants additional time to complete the form where that is reasonably required.</p><p>Recent independent research carried out by Ipsos MORI indicates that 85 per cent of claimants were able to complete all sections of the questionnaire and only four per cent were unable to do so. The research also shows that 63 per cent of claimants found completing the questionnaire as easy or easier than expected and 69 per cent agreed that it allowed them to explain how their condition affected them.</p><p>We constantly look to review and improve the experience of people claiming PIP. We are currently considering the recommendations made in the second independent review of PIP which included recommendations to improve our communications for claimants. We plan to respond to the review’s findings later this year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T11:41:07.71Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T11:41:07.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
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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 Work Capability Assessment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons work capability assessments are given greater weight than a GP's fit note when a Job Centre considers whether someone is able to search for work or undertake work-related activity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 118010 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
star this property answer text <p>Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) require GP Fit Notes to confirm that someone has a health condition or disability as part of their claim. The functional Work Capability Assessment (WCA) report advises a DWP decision maker whether the individual meets the limited capability for work (LCW) or limited capability for work and work-related activity (LCWRA) conditions set down in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The key difference is that the fit note informs us that the claimant has a health condition or disability and the WCA outcome informs us of the impact that a health condition or disability has on the claimant’s capability for work.</p><p> </p><p>DWP decision makers use the WCA report, along with any other available evidence including the GP Fit Note, when determining entitlement to ESA and in determining if the claimant has LCW or has LCWRA, or does not have LCW – in other words, is fit for work.</p><p> </p><p>ESA and UC claimants who have LCW and LCWRA are, subject to certain exceptions, required to attend work-focused interviews and participate in work-related activity, the purpose of which is to improve their capability or readiness for work, with a view to helping their prospects of moving into work at a point when they are able. They cannot be required to search for or apply for work.</p><p> </p><p>Once a claimant has been notified of a LCW or LCWRA determination they are no longer required to provide GP Fit Notes unless they are providing evidence to support a change in their heath condition or disability.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-11T17:34:56.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-11T17:34:56.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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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 Jobcentre Plus: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches have not yet received the training set out in the the Government's publication entitled Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability, published on 30 November 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property uin 118098 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
star this property answer text <p>Each work coach receives comprehensive and tailored training based on their individual knowledge and requirements.</p><p>The training described in ‘Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability’ can be separated into three distinct areas. Training for Health and Work conversations has currently been undertaken by around 14,500 Work Coaches and Team Leaders.</p><p>The health route way forms part of the UC Full Service Work Coach training, and all work coaches working on Full Service will have undertaken this.</p><p>It is our plan that 5,000 operational colleagues, including Work Coaches, will have undertaken the enhanced mental health training within 2017/18. A further 13,000 colleagues are planned to undertake this in 2018/19.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2017-12-12T15:08:23.573Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-12T15:08:23.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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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 Personal Independence Payment Independent Review more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December to Question 117820, when her Department plans to respond to the recommendations of the second independent review of Personal Independent Payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s response to the second independent review of the Personal Independence Payment assessment was published on 18 December 2017 and can be accessed from here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-pip-assessment-second-independent-review-government-response" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-pip-assessment-second-independent-review-government-response</a>. The response outlines the Department’s intentions in relation to the recommendations in the second independent review, which were all accepted or partially accepted. It also provides an update of the actions the Department has taken against the recommendations identified in the first independent review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T12:42:21.327Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T12:42:21.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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