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1144733
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Grants 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessments he has made of the implications for businesses of the Business Readiness Fund ceasing to provide grants beyond 31 October 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 286599 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the Rt hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:25:17.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:25:17.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1144742
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Grants 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister of the Cabinet Office on extending Business Readiness Grants beyond 31 October 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 286600 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Business Readiness Fund is a scheme set up to fund Business Representative Organisations to prepare businesses for leaving the EU on 31st October. Ministers meet regularly with ministerial colleagues to consider what further support can be given to business before and after 31<sup>st</sup> October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:46:45.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:46:45.753Z
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4113
star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1144750
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Data Protection 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for requesting an adequacy assessment of UK data protection regulations from the EU if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 286601 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In no deal, it is in everyone’s interests that the exchange of personal data between EU Member States and the UK continues.</p><p>The European Commission has said that adopting adequacy decisions is not part of their priority no deal contingency planning. In light of this, we do not expect the European Commission to have made adequacy decisions regarding the UK at the point of exit.</p><p>However, the UK is ready to commence an adequacy assessment now. We will continue to make the case to the European Commission to start the adequacy assessments as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
star this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:27:10.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:27:10.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1144372
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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
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 Work and Pensions, what options her Department is considering to reduce the five week waiting time for universal credit claimants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 286082 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Nobody has to wait for five weeks for a payment following an application for Universal Credit (UC).</p><p> </p><p>UC new claim advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed urgently, until their first regular UC payment is due. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, for which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the UC standard allowance and does not reduce other components of an award, such as money paid for children, housing or when someone is caring for a severely disabled person. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>This is just one of a number of measures the Department has put in place to support claimants such as paying those claimants moving from Housing Benefit to UC a two week ‘transitional housing payment’. We are also introducing a two-week run on for eligible claimants of Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance from July 2020.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:32:16.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:32:16.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1144373
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Local Housing Allowance 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment has been made of the affordability of (a) one and (b) two bedroom properties for Local Housing Allowance claimants in each region of England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 286083 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The proportion of private market rents that are at or below the LHA rate for (a) one and (b) two bedroom accommodation for each region in England and Wales are set out below. This is based on:</p><ul><li>2019/20 LHA rates published here <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-lha-rates-applicable-from-april-2019-to-march-2020" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-lha-rates-applicable-from-april-2019-to-march-2020</a></li></ul><ul><li>Valuation Office Agency data <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-list-of-rents" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-list-of-rents</a></li></ul><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1 Bed</p></td><td><p>2 Bed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>East Midlands</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Eastern</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td><td><p>9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>London</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North East</p></td><td><p>26%</p></td><td><p>25%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>North West</p></td><td><p>23%</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South East</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South West</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>West Midlands</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td><td><p>14%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Yorks &amp; the Humber</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>21%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td><td><p>22%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:43:34.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:43:34.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1144374
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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: Deductions 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 Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit payments were subject to a deduction for council tax arrears. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 286084 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In May 2019, 54,000 (3%) Universal Credit payments were subject to a deduction for council tax arrears.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><ol><li>The number of deductions is rounded to the nearest 1000</li><li>The proportion is rounded to the nearest %</li></ol><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:02:32.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:02:32.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1144375
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Social Security Benefits: Uprating 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of uprating benefits by CPI plus 2 per cent over the next four years, and will she make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 286085 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State is bound by law to complete an annual review of benefit and pension rates to determine whether they have retained their value in relation to the general level of prices or - in the case of the full rate of the new State Pension, basic State Pension and Standard Minimum Guarantee (SMG) in Pension Credit - earnings.</p><p> </p><p>Where prices and earnings have increased relative to the value of those benefits or pensions, the Secretary of State must increase non-contributory benefits for additional disability needs and for carers, as well as Additional Pension, at least in line with the increase in prices. In the case of the basic and the full rate of the new State Pension, the triple lock guarantees that rates will be raised by the highest of the rise in prices, the rise in earnings, or 2.5% for the duration of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State must also consider the rates of other benefits including working age benefits, and may decide to increase those at her discretion taking into account considerations such as the prevailing national economic circumstances and Government priorities at that time. She will make her assessment later this year and announce it ahead of the up-rating of benefits in April 2020. From that date she is able to implement a discretionary decision since the four-year freeze set by the Welfare Reform &amp; Work Act 2016 will have lapsed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:23:56.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:23:56.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1144376
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Social Security Benefits: Chronic Illnesses and Disability 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 Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the working age benefit freeze on people with (a) disabilities and (b) long term health conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 286086 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>An Impact Assessment of the benefit freeze was published in 2015, this is available in the link below.</p><p><a href="https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/documents/impact-assessments/IA15-006C.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>This benefit freeze excluded Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, the Support Group component of Employment and Support Allowance (for those not expected to look for work), disability premia in working-age benefits and the disabled elements of tax credits. This provides protection for those facing the additional cost of disability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T10:47:35.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T10:47:35.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1142823
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 23 July 2019 on Immigration, HCWS1803, when the review of guidance to ensure the right decisions are being made will be completed: and if she will publish its conclusions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 284229 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">My Department recognises the importance of this issue. The Secretary of State will write to the Rt Hon member with an update when a decision has been made.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">New guidance for decision makers is currently being drafted. My expectation is that the guidance, once finalised, will be published on gov.uk</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:25:45.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:25:45.78Z
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less than 2019-09-09T16:21:29.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:21:29.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1142824
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 23 July 2019 on Immigration, HCWS1803, when the update of operational guidance to ensure no further action is taken in cases where there is no evidence an ETS certificate was used in an immigration application will take effect; and if she will publish that updated guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms remove filter
star this property uin 284264 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>New guidance for decision makers is currently being drafted. My expectation is that the guidance, once finalised, will be published on gov.uk</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:26:40.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:26:40.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this