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star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to permit civil partnerships by opposite sex couples. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 216335 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The report on the conclusions of the Civil Partnership Review (England and Wales) was published on 26 June 2014. Copies have been placed in the House Libraries.</p><p>A majority of respondents who expressed a view on them were opposed to each of the three main changes to civil partnership. There was therefore no united call for change from respondents to the consultation at this stage.</p><p>Of the over 10,000 online survey answers to each of the relevant questions:</p><p>• Less than a third of respondents supported abolition of civil partnership</p><p>• The majority were against closing civil partnership to new couples</p><p>• Over three-quarters were against opening up civil partnership to opposite sex couples.</p><p>Several important organisations thought it was too soon to consider making changes to civil partnership – this should wait until we know the impact of extending marriage to same sex couples. Other organisations, in contrast, put forward a case for opening up civil partnerships to opposite sex couples now, for example because civil partnership and marriage were different relationships and couples should have equal access to both.</p><p>Given the lack of consensus on the way forward, the Government will not be making any changes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 216336 more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T17:02:20.27Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T17:02:20.27Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she has taken following the consultation on extending civil partnerships to opposite sex couples; and what the findings of the consultation were. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 216336 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 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The report on the conclusions of the Civil Partnership Review (England and Wales) was published on 26 June 2014. Copies have been placed in the House Libraries.</p><p>A majority of respondents who expressed a view on them were opposed to each of the three main changes to civil partnership. There was therefore no united call for change from respondents to the consultation at this stage.</p><p>Of the over 10,000 online survey answers to each of the relevant questions:</p><p>• Less than a third of respondents supported abolition of civil partnership</p><p>• The majority were against closing civil partnership to new couples</p><p>• Over three-quarters were against opening up civil partnership to opposite sex couples.</p><p>Several important organisations thought it was too soon to consider making changes to civil partnership – this should wait until we know the impact of extending marriage to same sex couples. Other organisations, in contrast, put forward a case for opening up civil partnerships to opposite sex couples now, for example because civil partnership and marriage were different relationships and couples should have equal access to both.</p><p>Given the lack of consensus on the way forward, the Government will not be making any changes.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 216335 more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T17:02:20.363Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T17:02:20.363Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships Act 2004 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has any plans to bring forward an amendment to the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 to permit opposite sex civil partnerships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 5833 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to extend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to opposite sex couples.</p><p> </p><p>The Government carried out a review of the operation and future of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 required by The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which included a full public consultation inviting views on potential changes to civil partnership.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published a report, following the review, which concluded that the Government would not make any changes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T06:06:17.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T06:06:17.937Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Human Rights 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the compatibility of civil partnerships being available to only same-sex couples with the Human Rights Act 1998. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 6478 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The availability of civil partnership only to same sex couples is compatible with the Convention rights and we note that the application to the European Court of Human Rights challenging the availability of civil partnership only to same sex couples was declared inadmissible on 12 December 2013.</p><p>The Government carried out a review of the operation and future of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 required by The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which included a full public consultation inviting views on potential changes to civil partnership.</p><p>The Government published a report, following the review, which concluded that the Government would not make any changes.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T16:39:20.253Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T16:39:20.253Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, whether plans to amend the Civil Partnership Act to allow opposite sex partnerships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 13132 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 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Ireferthe Right Honourable Member to the answer I gave on 14 July to the written question below.</p><p><strong>Answer referred to</strong>:Civil Partnerships Act 2004: written question - 5833</p><p><strong>Tim Loughton:</strong>To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has any plans to bring forward an amendment to the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 to permit opposite sex civil partnerships.</p><p><strong>Caroline Dinenage:</strong>The Government has no plans to extend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to opposite sex couples.</p><p>The Government carried out a review of the operation and future of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 required by The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which included a full public consultation inviting views on potential changes to civil partnership.</p><p>The Government published a report, following the review, which concluded that the Government would not make any changes.</p><p>(14 July 2015 : written question 5833)</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T16:34:03.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T16:34:03.78Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: UK Membership of EU 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 Minister for Women and Equalities, what contingency arrangements the Government Equalities Office has made for the eventuality of a majority leave vote in the upcoming EU referendum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 21944 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-14more like thismore than 2016-01-14
star this property answer text <p>We refer the Right Hon. MP to the response submitted by the Cabinet Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-01-14T17:39:44.18Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-14T17:39:44.18Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many civil partnerships have been (a) conducted, (b) terminated and (c) converted to marriage status since such partnerships were established. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 24071 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 2016-01-28more like thismore than 2016-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Based on the latest publicly available data from the Office of National Statistics, since the Civil Partnership Act came into force in December 2005, the total number of civil partnerships formed in England and Wales up to the end of 2014 is 62,621.</p><br /><p>From January 2007 to December 2014, there were 4,527 civil partnerships dissolutions in England and Wales.</p><br /><p>A total of 7,732 couples chose to convert their existing civil partnership into a marriage in the six months between 10 December 2014 and 30 June 2015 in England and Wales.</p><br /><p>This information is available from the Office of National Statistics: <a href="http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Civil+Partnerships" target="_blank">http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=Civil+Partnerships</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2016-01-28T13:49:11.643Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-28T13:49:11.643Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Appeal Court ruling in the case of Steinfeld and Keidan on opposite sex civil partnerships; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 67372 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 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government carried out a consultation on the future of civil partnerships in 2014. Views were invited on three options: abolishing civil partnerships; phasing them out; or extending them to opposite sex couples.</p><p>The review found that there was no clear consensus on the future of civil partnerships. A majority of respondents to the consultation were against extending civil partnerships to opposite sex couples and several significant stakeholders thought it was too soon to consider making changes to civil partnerships until the impact of extending marriage to same sex couples is known. Given the lack of any consensus, the government did not change the Civil Partnership Act 2004.</p><p>The decision not to change the law was judicially reviewed last year and the Government won in the High Court. The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against the High Court judgment this week and confirmed that the Government’s approach is lawful.</p><p>We welcome the Court’s ruling. Before we take any action on this issue, it is right that we evaluate the impact that same sex marriage has on the take-up of civil partnerships. We will also carefully consider this judgment and its implications before deciding on our next steps.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T16:30:17.893Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T16:30:17.893Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships: Heterosexuality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much funding her Department has allocated for legal proceedings in relation to the case brought in the Supreme Court on 14 May 2018 by Keidon & Steinfold on civil partnerships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 144774 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Since the start of the proceedings in 2014, the Government has spent £64,923 in legal costs as a result of this judicial review. The case is still ongoing, and so we are likely to incur further costs.</p><p>The Department has a central budget for legal costs, but does not allocate budgets to individual cases as the costs for each case varies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-05-23T14:11:26.947Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T14:11:26.947Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Partnerships more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the command paper, Future operation of Civil Partnerships, Cm. 9606, published in May 2018, what additional information is being sought by her Department in its latest consultation on extending civil partnerships. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton remove filter
star this property uin 144775 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The command paper, “The Future Operation of Civil Partnership: Gathering Further Information” (Cm. 9606), details four pieces of research that the Government are undertaking to assess the demand for civil partnership and help inform a decision about their future. These are to:</p><p> </p><p>(1) Assess trends in civil partnership and marriage formations amongst same-sex couples</p><p> </p><p>(2) Undertake surveys to assess demand for civil partnership and marriage amongst unmarried people in opposite-sex relationships in the UK</p><p> </p><p>(3) Undertake research into the motivations of same-sex couples who continue to choose civil partnership</p><p> </p><p>(4) Review the experience of other countries to understand the choices people actually make when faced with a choice between marriage and other forms of relationship.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The command paper also commits to a full public consultation following the completion of this research.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p />These activities will help us to put forward a specific recommendation about how civil partnership should change in the future. This differs from previous consultations, which asked people about a range of options including maintaining the status quo<p /><p />
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-05-22T16:04:30.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-22T16:04:30.83Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this