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Bill documents — Welfare Reform Act 2012

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Welfare Reform Act 2012 c.5 09.03.2012

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 130 - 2010-12 (Commons Reason) | PDF version, 845KB 23.02.2012
Commons Bill 306 2010-2012 (Lords Amendments in Lieu) | PDF version, 90KB 17.02.2012
Lords Bill 126 2010-2012 (Commons Reason and Amendment) as at 2 February 2012 | PDF version, 72KB 03.02.2012
Commons Bill 302 2010-2012 (Lords Amendments to the Bill) | PDF version, 127KB 01.02.2012
Lords HL Bill 124 2010-12 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 1MB 26.01.2012
Lords HL Bill 114 2010-12 (as amended in Grand Committee) | PDF version, 1MB 29.11.2011
Lords HL Bill 75 2010-2012 (as brought from the Commons) | PDF version, 1020KB 17.06.2011
Commons Bill 197 2010-12 as introduced | PDF version, 686KB 25.05.2011
Commons Bill 154 2010-11 (as introduced) | PDF version, 666KB 17.02.2011

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 302 EN 2010-2012 (Explanatory Notes to the Bill) | PDF version, 258KB 01.02.2012
Lords HL Bill 75 EN 2010-2012 (Explanatory Notes to the Bill) | PDF version, 423KB 17.06.2011
Commons Bill 154 2010-11 (Explanatory notes to the Bill) | PDF version, 386KB 17.02.2011

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords Marshalled List of Motion and Amendment to be moved on consideration of Commons Reason as at 28 February 2012 29.02.2012
Lords Motion to be moved on Consideration of Commons Reason 23.02.2012
Commons Consideration of Lords Message as at 21 February 2012 21.02.2012
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 17 February 2012 20.02.2012
Lords Marshalled list of Motions and Amendments to be moved on consideration of commons Reasons and Amendment as at 13 February 2012 14.02.2012
Lords Consideration of Commons amendments as at 10 February 2012 13.02.2012
Lords Motions to be Moved on Consideration of Commons reasons and amendments as at 9 February 2012 10.02.2012
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 1 February 2012 01.02.2012
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading as at 30 January 2012 31.01.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading as at 27 January 2012 30.01.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Sixth Marshalled List) as at 24 January 2012 25.01.2012
Lords Sixth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 23 January 2012 24.01.2012
Lords Revised Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 20 January 2012 23.01.2012
Lords Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 19 January 2012 20.01.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 18 January 2012 19.01.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 17 January 2012 18.01.2012
Lords Revised Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 16 January 2012 17.01.2012
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 13 January 2012 16.01.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List) as at 12 January 2012 13.01.2012
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List) as at 11 January 2012 12.01.2012
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List) as at 10 January 2012 11.01.2012
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 9 January 2012 10.01.2012
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 29 December 2011 30.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 21 December 2011 22.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 20 December 2011 21.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 19 December 2011 20.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 16 December 2011 19.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 15 December 2011 16.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 14 December 2011 15.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 13 December 2011 14.12.2011
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 12 December 2011 13.12.2011
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 9 December 2011 12.12.2011
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 8 December 2011 09.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 7 December 2011 08.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 6 December 2011 07.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 5 December 2011 06.12.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 30 November 2011 01.12.2011
Lords Supplementary to the Seventeenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 25 November 2011 28.11.2011
Lords Seventeenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 24 November 2011 25.11.2011
Lords Supplementary to the Sixteenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 22 November 2011 23.11.2011
Lords Sixteenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 21 November 2011 22.11.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Fifteenth Marshalled List] as at 18 November 2011 21.11.2011
Lords Fifteenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 17 November 2011 18.11.2011
Lords Supplementary to the Fourteenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 15 November 2011 17.11.2011
Lords Supplementary to the Fourteenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 15 November 2011 16.11.2011
Lords Fourteenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 14 November 2011 15.11.2011
Lords Thirteenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 10 November 2011 11.11.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Twelfth Marshalled List) as at 9 November 2011 10.11.2011
Lords Twelfth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 8 November 2011 09.11.2011
Lords Revised Eleventh Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 7 November 2011 08.11.2011
Lords Eleventh Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 4 November 2011 07.11.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Revised Tenth Marshalled List) as at 3 November 2011 04.11.2011
Lords Revised Tenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 2 November 2011 03.11.2011
Lords Tenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 1 November 2011 02.11.2011
Lords Revised Ninth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 31 October 2011 01.11.2011
Lords Ninth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 28 October 2011 31.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Revised Eighth Marshalled List) as at 26 October 2011 27.10.2011
Lords Revised Eighth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 25 October 2011 26.10.2011
Lords Eighth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 24 October 2011 25.10.2011
Lords Revised Seventh Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 21 October 2011 24.10.2011
Lords Seventh Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 20 October 2011 21.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Sixth Marshalled List] as at 19 October 2011 20.10.2011
Lords Sixth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 18 October 2011 19.10.2011
Lords Revised Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 17 October 2011 18.10.2011
Lords Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 14 October 2011 17.10.2011
Lords Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 13 October 2011 14.10.2011
Lords Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 12 October 2011 13.10.2011
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 11 October 2011 12.10.2011
Lords Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 10 October 2011 11.10.2011
Lords Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 7 October 2011 10.10.2011
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 6 October 2011 07.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 5 October 2011 06.10.2011
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 4 October 2011 05.10.2011
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 3 October 2011 04.10.2011
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 30 September 2011 03.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 29 September 2011 30.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 28 September 2011 29.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 27 September 2011 28.09.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee as at 22 September 2011 23.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 21 September 2011 22.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 20 September 2011 21.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 19 September 2011 20.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 15 September 2011 16.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee as at 14 September 2011 15.09.2011
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 15 June 2011 15.06.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 13 June 2011 14.06.2011
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 13 June 2011 13.06.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given up and including 9 June 2011 10.06.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 8 June 2011 09.06.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 7 June 2011 08.06.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 6 June 2011 07.06.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 May 2011 24.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 19 May 2011 20.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 19 May 2011 19.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 17 May 2011 18.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 May 2011 17.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 May 2011 13.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 May 2011 12.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 May 2011 10.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 5 May 2011 06.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 4 May 2011 05.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 May 2011 04.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 May 2011 03.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 April 2011 28.04.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 April 2011 27.04.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 April 2011 26.04.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 April 2011 20.04.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 April 2011 05.04.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 31 March 2011 01.04.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 31 March 2011 31.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 29 March 2011 29.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 March 2011 24.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee as at 22 March 2011 22.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments given up to and including 18 March 2011 21.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 17 March 2011 18.03.2011

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message as at 21 February 2012 | PDF version, 65KB 22.02.2012
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 1 February 2012 | PDF version, 119KB 02.02.2012
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 15 June 2011 | PDF version, 125KB 16.06.2011
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 13 June 2011 | PDF version, 156KB 14.06.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 24 May 2011 | PDF version, 179KB 25.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 19 May 2011 | PDF version, 115KB 20.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 May 2011 | PDF version, 117KB 18.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 May 2011 | PDF version, 102KB 13.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 May 2011 | PDF version, 76KB 11.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 May 2011 | PDF version, 122KB 04.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 April 2011 | PDF version, 97KB 03.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 26 April 2011 | PDF version, 114KB 27.04.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 5 April 2011 06.04.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 31 March 2011 01.04.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 29 March 2011 30.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 24 March 2011 25.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 22 March 2011 23.03.2011

Research papers

House of Commons Library Research Papers and House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial. They contain factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Research Papers and Library Notes on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Research Paper Date
Commons Research Paper 11/48 08.06.2011
Commons Research Paper (2) on the Welfare Reform Bill 07.03.2011
Commons Research Paper (part 1) on the Welfare Reform Bill 04.03.2011

Select Committee reports

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

House Select Committee report Date
Commons Work and Pensions Committee: The Government's proposed child maintenance reforms (HC 1047-I, 2010-12) 26.01.2012
Commons Government response to Work and Pensions Committee: The Government's proposed child maintenance reforms (HC 1727, 2010-12) 26.01.2012

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Message (PDF, 90KB) 21.02.2012
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 89KB) 01.02.2012
Commons Consideration on Report: second day (PDF, 32KB) 15.06.2011
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 58KB) 13.06.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 11 (PDF, 91KB) 24.05.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 10 (PDF, 92KB) 19.05.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 9 (revised) (PDF, 93KB) 17.05.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 9 (PDF, 93KB) 16.05.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 8 (PDF, 92KB) 12.05.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 7 (PDF, 92KB) 09.05.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 6 (PDF, 92KB) 03.05.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 93KB) 27.04.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 95KB) 21.04.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 94KB) 05.04.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 93KB) 31.03.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 93KB) 29.03.2011
Consideration of revision before appeal (PDF) 16.02.2011

Press Notices

Archive of Press Notices related to the Bill.

House Press Notices Date
Commons Parliamentary news: Commons financial privilege 14.02.2012
Commons Parliamentary news: Welfare Reform Bill Committee announce programme 21.03.2011
Commons Parliamentary news: Second reading of Welfare Reform Bill, have your say 10.03.2011

Compare versions of Bills: Commons

The latest illustrative versions of the Bill, showing changes made in a Public Bill Committee in the House of Commons

House Compare versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 744KB) 24.05.2011

Relevant documents

A collection of papers relevant to the bill

House Relevant documents Date
Relevant documents for the Bill (MSWORD, 127KB) 21.02.2011

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Conditionality Measures (PDF, 184KB) 13.02.2012
Household Benefit Cap (PDF, 101KB) 23.01.2012
Conditionality Measures in the 2011 Welfare Reform Bill (PDF, 223KB) 31.10.2011
Single Fraud Investigation Service (PDF, 105KB) 31.10.2011
Requirement to consideration of revision before appeal (PDF, 254KB) 31.10.2011
Abolition of elements of the discretionary Social Fund and replacement with new local welfare assistance (PDF, 268KB) 31.10.2011
Universal Credit (PDF, 503KB) 31.10.2011
Disability Living Allowance Reform (PDF, 202KB) 31.10.2011
Function of registration service (PDF, 168KB) 31.10.2011
Amendments to payments on account provision (Budgeting Advances) (PDF, 248KB) 31.10.2011
Housing Benefit – uprating local housing allowance rates by CPI from April 2013 (PDF, 210KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Housing Benefit: size criteria for people renting in the social rented sector (PDF, 185KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Household Benefit Cap (PDF, 122KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Universal Credit Budgeting Advances (PDF, 151KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Child Maintenance clauses (PDF, 188KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Conditionality, sanctions and hardship (PDF, 234KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: To require consideration of revision before appeal (PDF, 227KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Sharing customer data between local authorities and DWP (PDF, 141KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Disability Living Allowance Reform (PDF, 172KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Introducing an entitlement to work condition for contributory benefits and statutory payments (PDF, 84KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessments: Time limiting contributory Employment and Support Allowance to one year for those in the work-related activity group (PDF, 203KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Assessment: Abolition of concessionary Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) ‘youth’ National Insurance qualification conditions (PDF, 199KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Fraud and Error Penalties and Sanctions (PDF, 142KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Housing Benefit: Uprating Local Housing Allowance by the Consumer Price Index (PDF, 192KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessement: Industrial Injuries scheme simplification (PDF, 235KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessement: Removing Income Support eligibility for lone parents with a youngest child aged five or over (PDF, 274KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Single Fraud Investigation Service (PDF, 124KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Local welfare assistance to replace Social Fund Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for general living expenses (PDF, 190KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Tell Us Once (PDF, 98KB) 31.10.2011
Equality Impact Assessment: Welfare Reform Bill Universal Credit (PDF, 196KB) 31.10.2011
Time limiting contributory element of Employment and Support Allowance - revised 20 April 2011 following revisions to the figures at Budget 2011 (PDF) 20.04.2011
Equality impact assessments general introduction (PDF, 41KB) 17.03.2011
Universal credit equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Household benefit cap equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Social sector housing under-occupation equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Housing Benefit: Uprating Local Housing Benefit: CPI uprating of Local Housing Allowance equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Time-limiting contributory element of Employment and Support Allowance equality impact assessment (PDF, 108KB) 17.03.2011
Youth provisions in Employment and Support Allowance equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Entitlement to work as a condition for contributory benefits and statutory payments equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Lone parent conditionality equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Conditionality, sanctions and hardship equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Disability Living Allowance reform equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Industrial Injuries benefits simplification equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Single Fraud Investigation Service equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Fraud penalties and sanctions equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Data sharing equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Social Fund localisation equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Payments on account of benefits equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Consideration of revision before appeal equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Tell Us Once (function of registration service) equality impact assessment (PDF) 17.03.2011
Child maintenance (new scheme) equality impact assessment (PDF, 114KB) 17.03.2011
Assessment of impacts cover note (PDF, 93KB) 16.02.2011
Universal Credit (PDF, 285KB) 16.02.2011
Household benefit cap (PDF, 97KB) 16.02.2011
Social sector housing under-occupation (PDF, 176KB) 16.02.2011
Housing Benefit: CPI uprating of Local Housing Allowance (PDF, 85KB) 16.02.2011
Youth provisions in Employment and Support Allowance (PDF) 16.02.2011
Entitlement to work as a condition for contributory benefits and statutory payments (PDF) 16.02.2011
Lone parent conditionality (PDF) 16.02.2011
Disability Living Allowance reform (Personal Independence Payment) (PDF) 16.02.2011
Industrial injuries benefits simplification (PDF) 16.02.2011
Single Fraud Investigation Service (PDF) 16.02.2011
Fraud penalties and sanctions (PDF) 16.02.2011
Data sharing (PDF) 16.02.2011
Social Fund localisation (PDF) 16.02.2011
Payments on account of benefits (PDF) 16.02.2011
Tell Us Once (function of registration service) (PDF) 16.02.2011
Time limiting contributory element of Employment and Support Allowance (16 February 2011) (PDF) 16.02.2011

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