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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Sexual Offences more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to tackle alleged sexual harassment in the Armed Forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 267359 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>No one should have to work in an environment where they are sexually harassed or experience other forms of inappropriate behaviour which are clearly incompatible with the high values and standards we expect of our people. The Armed Forces are committed to addressing this issue through a range of activities, including surveys and climate assessments, awareness campaigns, and training around equality, diversity, inclusion and values. Addressing this type of behaviour is also a leadership issue and covered in leadership training modules. In addition, each unit in the Armed Forces has at least one trained Equality and Diversity Inclusion Adviser, who has a key role in advising the Commanding Officer on Equality Legislation and, where incidents occur, providing advice to those involved on the option of informal resolution of the matter or submission of a Service complaint.</p><p>We recognise the great courage it takes to come forward and report sexual harassment. Personnel who come forward can have full confidence that all allegations are thoroughly investigated.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T13:26:41.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T13:26:41.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Charities 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 Defence, what financial support is currently available for veterans charities to apply for. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 7405 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The £10 million per annum Covenant Fund makes grants to support the Armed Forces community and has funded projects across the UK to improve support and introduce new services to help veterans.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T13:45:37.83Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T13:45:37.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-04more like thismore than 2017-09-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Veterans: Charities 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 Defence, what representations his Department has received on the closure of the Veteran's First Point charity service in the Grampian region; and if he will make representations to the Scottish Government to encourage it to fund that service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 7528 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-12more like thismore than 2017-09-12
star this property answer text <p>Veterans First Point (V1P) was established in 2013 to work with local NHS partnerships to provide a range of mental health support, information and signposting. The closure of V1P Grampian, including its funding, is a matter for V1P, the Scottish Government and NHS Grampian rather than the Ministry of Defence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-09-12T13:46:15.81Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-12T13:46:15.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Resignations 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 Defence, what steps his Department is taking to provide further education for armed forces personnel on leaving the services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 125223 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence promotes lifelong learning for members of the Armed Forces. Eligible personnel can access two schemes which help individuals pursue their personal development through further and higher education, both during their Service and up to five years after discharge, subject to the qualifying criteria being met.</p><p> </p><p>The Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) scheme provides financial support towards the cost of higher-level learning and is funded by the single Services. ELC takes the form of a single up-front payment of up to £3,000 in each of a maximum of three Financial Years. Funding is available for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3 or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level 6 or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF), or an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider if pursued overseas.</p><p> </p><p>Eligibility for ELC funding depends on length of service and date of enlistment, as set out in Joint Service Publication 822 ‘Defence Direction and Guidance for Training and Education’ (Part 1, Section 6.5, Paragraph 3). A copy of JSP 822 can be found at the following address: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jsp-822-governance-and-management-of-defence-individual-training-education-and-skills" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jsp-822-governance-and-management-of-defence-individual-training-education-and-skills</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition to the ELC scheme, Service leavers and Service personnel in their qualifying resettlement phase may use their enrolled ELC entitlement to access the Further Education and Higher Education Scheme (FE-HE). This can fund a first full Level 3 (GCE A level or Vocational Equivalent), or a first Higher Education qualification (such as a Foundation Degree or First Undergraduate Degree), with the tuition fees capped at £9,000. The scheme is comprised of the Defence contributions to the Armed Forces ELC scheme, supplemented by resources made available by partner Government Departments and Devolved Administrations. Full details of eligibility for FE-HE are set out in JSP 822 Part 1, Section 6.6, Paragraph 6.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T17:36:31.133Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T17:36:31.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Contracts 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 Defence, what the projected costs to the public purse are which arise from his Department's contracts with on-base facility providers in each of the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 125224 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-12more like thismore than 2018-02-12
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held in the format requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2018-02-12T15:31:39.023Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-12T15:31:39.023Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance: Aberdeen South 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in the Aberdeen South constituency affected by the 2019 Loan Charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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star this property uin 195124 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The 2019 loan charge is targeted at disguised remuneration (DR) schemes. These are artificial tax avoidance schemes where earnings are paid in the form of non-repayable loans made by a third party.</p><p> </p><p>DR schemes are contrived arrangements that pay loans in place of ordinary remuneration with the sole purpose of avoiding income tax and National Insurance contributions. When taking into account the loan they received, loan scheme users have on average twice as much income as the average UK taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p>Since the announcement of the 2019 loan charge at Budget 2016, HMRC has agreed settlements on disguised remuneration schemes with employers and individuals of over 650 million pounds. More than 90% of this amount was collected from employers, with less than 10% from individuals.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have also simplified the process for those who choose to settle their use of avoidance schemes before the charge arises, so that those earning less than £50,000 a year and no longer engaging in tax avoidance can agree a payment plan of up to five years without the need for detailed supporting information. There is no maximum period within which an overall settlement can be agreed, and HMRC will deal with individual cases appropriately and sympathetically.</p><p> </p><p>50,000 individuals are estimated to be affected by the introduction of the DR loan charge across the UK. Information is not held at constituency level.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T15:44:00.097Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T15:44:00.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Bankruptcy: Tax Avoidance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure that those affected by the 2019 loan charge are not forced into bankruptcy by the repayments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 200150 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Disguised Remuneration (DR) schemes are contrived arrangements that pay loans in place of ordinary remuneration with the sole purpose of avoiding income tax and National Insurance contributions. On average loan scheme users have twice as much income as the average UK taxpayer, when taking into account the loan they received.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC is working hard to help individuals get out of tax avoidance for good and are encouraging anyone who is concerned about their ability to pay to contact them as soon as possible to discuss their options. HMRC has set up a dedicated helpline for those wanting to settle their avoidance scheme use, and discuss payment options.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not want to make anybody bankrupt and very few cases ever reach that stage. They will work with all individuals to reach a manageable and sustainable payment plan wherever possible.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC has simplified the process for those who choose to settle their use of avoidance schemes before the loan charge arises, so that those earning less than £50,000 a year and are no longer engaging in tax avoidance can agree a payment plan of up to five years without the need for detailed supporting information. There is no maximum period within which an overall settlement can be agreed, and all individual cases will be dealt with appropriately and sympathetically.</p><p> </p><p>Since the announcement of the 2019 loan charge at Budget 2016, HMRC has agreed settlements on disguised remuneration schemes with employers and individuals of over 650 million pounds. More than 90% of this amount was collected from employers, with less than 10% from individuals.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-12-17T16:00:13.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T16:00:13.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Sub-Committee report entitled The powers of HMRC: treating taxpayers fairly, HL 242. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 200151 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-12more like thismore than 2018-12-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government will respond to the sub-Committee’s report in due course and in the usual way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 200140 more like this
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less than 2018-12-12T13:57:24.147Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-12T13:57:24.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs: Aberdeen more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse from the proposed closure of the Ruby House HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) office in Aberdeen; and what account was taken in making the decision to close that office of the potential effect of that proposed closure on HMRCs' ability to collect tax. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 109266 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC’s) Locations Programme will save more than £300 million up to 2025, and will deliver annual cash savings of £74 million in 2025/26, rising to more than £90m by 2028.</p><p> </p><p>Moving to Regional Centres will also deliver benefits to tax collection and customer service. The Locations Programme will bring teams together in large offices, enabling them to work together to tackle fraud and evasion, irrespective of where it occurs. The benefits have therefore been considered as a whole and not in isolation of an individual office.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC is prioritising its commitment to maximising tax revenue, increasing compliance and reducing the tax gap.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 109267 more like this
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less than 2017-11-01T17:33:59.91Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-01T17:33:59.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs: Aberdeen more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed closure of the Ruby House HM Revenue and Customs office in Aberdeen on the local economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson remove filter
star this property uin 109267 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-01more like thismore than 2017-11-01
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC’s) Locations Programme will save more than £300 million up to 2025, and will deliver annual cash savings of £74 million in 2025/26, rising to more than £90m by 2028.</p><p> </p><p>Moving to Regional Centres will also deliver benefits to tax collection and customer service. The Locations Programme will bring teams together in large offices, enabling them to work together to tackle fraud and evasion, irrespective of where it occurs. The benefits have therefore been considered as a whole and not in isolation of an individual office.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC is prioritising its commitment to maximising tax revenue, increasing compliance and reducing the tax gap.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 109266 more like this
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less than 2017-11-01T17:33:59.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-01T17:33:59.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this