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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What plans he has to help reduce reoffending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to reducing reoffending by ensuring that all offenders have the tools they need to turn their backs on crime.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we are focusing our efforts on supporting offenders to address any health and wellbeing issues; raise their levels of educations attainment and skills; get a job; and rebuild or reinforce their relationships.</p><p> </p><p>We also know that a concerted cross-government effort is required to address reoffending. For example we recently entered into a National Partnership Agreement with the Department for Work and Pensions, to set out how departments will work together to improve offenders’ chances of securing work and integrate into the community on release from prison.</p><p> </p><p>We know that in 39% of violent incidents victims believed alcohol was a factor. We are introducing an Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement, giving courts the power to impose a ban on drinking alcohol as part of a community order where alcohol was a factor in the offending.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:28:42.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:28:42.913Z
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4517
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1148471
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders: Prison Sentences more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of sentences of less than six months in reducing reoffending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington more like this
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Jeff Smith more like this
star this property uin 912610 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Sentencing must match the severity of the crime. Whilst there is evidence that short sentences do not help some offenders turn their backs on crime, protecting the public will always be our priority.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our recent review, we have considered changes to sentencing for prolific offenders which could help break the cycle of reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>We know that these offenders generally have multiple and complex needs which are linked to their offending behaviour, in particular drugs, alcohol and mental health needs. Solutions will often lie in effective community sentences.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to bring forward a comprehensive package of reforms, including to community penalties to ensure they both punish and tackle the underlying drivers of offending.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:20:15.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:20:15.433Z
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4503
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
1148472
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Rule of Law more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the rule of law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 912613 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor meet regularly and discuss a range of matters. The Lord Chancellor has sworn an oath to respect the rule of law and to defend the judiciary. It is an oath he takes very seriously. The government will always abide by the law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:21:36.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:21:36.627Z
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4503
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
1148473
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Drugs more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of drugs being smuggled into prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dewsbury more like this
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Paula Sherriff more like this
star this property uin 912614 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>One of the first things the Lord Chancellor did was to visit HMP Leeds with the Prime Minister where they set out our focus on tackling crime, investing up to £2.5 billion transforming the prison estate and providing 10,000 additional prison places.</p><p> </p><p>At HMP Leeds there is an X-ray body scanner installed there to identify items internally concealed on prisoners. HMP Wakefield also has an X-ray body scanner. At HMP New Hall in our women’s estate, the drug threat is different and staff there have worked hard to respond to the inspection report published in April. They have put in place an updated local drug strategy, do more suspicion-led drug testing and store medications in line with clinical guidelines.</p><p> </p><p>We have previously invested £70 million to improve safety, security and decency in prisons. We use body, property, cell and area searches across the estate, aided by dedicated search teams and drug detection dogs.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in August, we will be spending a further £100 million on prison security. Airport-style security, including X-ray scanners, will be put into prisons across the estate to help stop contraband such as drugs from getting in.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:25:20.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:25:20.197Z
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4517
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paula Sherriff more like this
1148474
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Accommodation more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps his Department is taking to increase prison capacity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 912615 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has made clear his focus on tackling crime and announced in August an investment of up to £2.5 billion to transform the prison estate and provide 10,000 additional prison places.</p><p> </p><p>Our recent Spending Round settlement provides the funding for MoJ to begin delivering this commitment and outline planning permission has been approved for a new prison at Full Sutton.</p><p> </p><p>The 10,000 places are additional to the 3,500 places, which we have begun at Wellingborough; that we will start building at Glen Parva next year, and; that we have already built at HMP Stocken.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:27:10.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:27:10.497Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1148475
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Juries more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that hon. Members are not prevented from participating in business in the House due to jury service responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 912617 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Trial by jury is fundamental to our world leading justice system and serving as a juror is one of the most important civic duties that anyone can be asked to perform.</p><p> </p><p>The Jury Manual identifies that MPs who seek excusal on the grounds of parliamentary duties should be deferred in the first instance. This allows them to identify a more convenient time and strikes a sensible balance, ensuring that MPs are able to carry out their crucial role in this place.</p><p> </p><p>If an MP feels that it is inappropriate to serve in his own constituency, he or she should be allowed to serve elsewhere.</p><p> </p><p>Any individual requests for jury service to be deferred would be a matter for our independent judiciary</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:28:01.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:28:01.52Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
1148380
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Offenders: Employment more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that offenders find employment on release. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
star this property uin 294714 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Since we launched our Education and Employment Strategy in May 2018, we have overhauled the prison education system, allowing governors to commission skills-based training and education that meets the needs of the local labour market.</p><p> </p><p>We have also introduced the New Futures Network, a specialist part of the Prison Service which brokers partnerships between prisons and employers in England and Wales. New Futures Network is now operating in 14 out of 15 geographical prison group areas and more than 360 businesses have registered an interest in working with prisons to provide work and training opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, we established new rules to allow governors to get offenders our to work earlier on temporary licence. This will increase the opportunities available for prisoners to secure jobs on release and reduce their chances of reoffending.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:29:31.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:29:31.24Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1148394
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Childbirth more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children were born in prisons in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 294739 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Information relating to births and pregnancy is recorded locally, and is not collected centrally. Work is currently underway to look at what information related to pregnancy and birth can be collected centrally.</p><p> </p><p>Births in prison are extremely rare. Every effort is made to ensure women are in the appropriate hospital setting in order to give birth, however this is not always possible due to the unpredictability of labour.</p><p> </p><p>All pregnant women in custody have an individual care and management plan that is communicated to all staff and all pregnant women are seen by a mid-wife at least fortnightly or as required. Women can expect to have access to the same range of services as they would in the community. Healthcare in prisons is provided by trained medics and nurses, but we have also made training on dealing with pregnant women available to all prison officers.</p><p> </p><p>A Prison Service Instruction sets out the current policy on Mother and Baby Units (MBUs), and the Policy Guidance adjoining the Women’s Policy Framework 2018 contains comprehensive operational guidance on perinatal support to women in custody. A review of the MBU policy is currently underway.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 294740 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:40:02.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:40:02.353Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1148395
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star this property date less than 2019-10-04more like thismore than 2019-10-04
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Pregnancy more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support his Department provides to pregnant female prisoners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 294740 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Information relating to births and pregnancy is recorded locally, and is not collected centrally. Work is currently underway to look at what information related to pregnancy and birth can be collected centrally.</p><p> </p><p>Births in prison are extremely rare. Every effort is made to ensure women are in the appropriate hospital setting in order to give birth, however this is not always possible due to the unpredictability of labour.</p><p> </p><p>All pregnant women in custody have an individual care and management plan that is communicated to all staff and all pregnant women are seen by a mid-wife at least fortnightly or as required. Women can expect to have access to the same range of services as they would in the community. Healthcare in prisons is provided by trained medics and nurses, but we have also made training on dealing with pregnant women available to all prison officers.</p><p> </p><p>A Prison Service Instruction sets out the current policy on Mother and Baby Units (MBUs), and the Policy Guidance adjoining the Women’s Policy Framework 2018 contains comprehensive operational guidance on perinatal support to women in custody. A review of the MBU policy is currently underway.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 294739 more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:40:02.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:40:02.307Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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4523
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1148132
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star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Ministry of Justice remove filter
unstar this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Discipline more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will detail the definitions of (a) concerted indiscipline and (b) violent incident required to be used at (i) HMP Parc and (ii) HMP Cardiff; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 294105 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The definitions of concerted indiscipline and assaults are:</p><p> </p><p><strong>Concerted indiscipline: </strong>the number of incidents in which two or more prisoners act together in defiance of a lawful instruction or against the requirements of the regime of the establishment. The act of indiscipline can be active or passive (i.e. involving aggression and violence or not) and the protagonists do not necessarily need to be acting in a common cause.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Assaults: </strong>refer to unwanted physical contact between two or more individuals, excluding lawful use of force by staff (but including where staff are assaulted during use of force) or anything of a purely verbal or threatening nature.</p><p> </p><p>Assaults in prison custody cover a wide range of violent incidents including fights between prisoners.</p><p> </p><p>Serious assaults are those which involve one or more of the following: a sexual assault, results in detention in outside hospital as an in-patient, requires medical treatment for concussion or internal injuries. It also includes incurring any of the following injuries: a fracture, scald or burn, stabbing, crushing, extensive or multiple bruising, black eye, broken nose, lost or broken tooth, cuts requiring suturing, bites, temporary or permanent blindness.</p><p> </p><p>We do not tolerate violence or disruptive behaviour in our prisons. We’ve recruited 4,366 additional officers and are spending an extra £100m, introducing tough airport-style security, x-ray scanners and phone-blocking technology. We are also committed to ensuring our prison officers have the tools they need to do the job safely with body worn cameras, ‘police-style’ handcuffs and restraints, and PAVA incapacitant spray.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:45:52.99Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:45:52.99Z
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4517
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this