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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Weeds Act 1959 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of compliance with the Weeds Act 1959 across the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 211219 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>We have not made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Weeds Act 1959 across the UK. Natural England (the delegated authority for investigating complaints about injurious weeds) monitors compliance with the Act through the collection of data such as the number of enforcement notices issued per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There were 37 enforcement notices in 2013. However, we encourage communications between landowners and complainants to try and resolve any issues informally. In the vast majority of cases, this approach is successful.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T13:51:31.4945345Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T13:51:31.4945345Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Animals: Poisoning more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of animals which died from consumption of ethylene-glycol based anti-freeze in the last year; and what steps the Government has taken to reduce the number of animal deaths from ingestion of that substance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 222056 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 2015-01-30more like thismore than 2015-01-30
star this property answer text <p>We have no estimate for the number of animals that have died from ingesting anti-freeze. In common with most chemicals supplied for domestic use, anti-freeze is covered by the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations. These require suppliers of dangerous chemicals to give information about the potential hazards to their customers, usually provided on the package itself.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-01-30T15:55:06.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-30T15:55:06.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of plastic bags on marine environments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 197740 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 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Defra has funded a number of studies to investigate the potential for the absorption of contaminants by organisms that consume plastics. These studies are published in scientific literature. Defra is also currently conducting an analysis of the costs and benefits of the carrier bag charge, including on the marine environment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has been monitoring seabed litter since 1992 through fisheries stock assessments and marine litter surveys.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property house id 1 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects to be able to announce his proposals for a single use plastic bag charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 197743 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 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Last September the Government announced plans to introduce a charge on single use plastic bags with effect from October 2015. We are developing our proposals and in doing so are considering the recent report of the Environmental Audit Committee, together with the response to our Call for Evidence. We will announce our response as soon as possible.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Pay more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which organisations collect subscriptions through the employers' payroll service in his Department and its agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 203104 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-04more like thismore than 2014-07-04
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>This response covers Core Defra, Animal Health Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA), the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra and its agencies allow the following organisations to collect subscriptions through its payroll services:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>AXA Sun Life (FERA only)</p><p> </p><p>Benenden Healthcare Society</p><p> </p><p>Birmingham Hosp Saturday Fund (AHVLA and RPA only)</p><p> </p><p>Charitable Giving</p><p> </p><p>Charity for Civil Servants</p><p> </p><p>Civil Service Benevolent Fund</p><p> </p><p>Civil Service Club</p><p> </p><p>Civil Service Pension Scheme (inc stakeholder)</p><p> </p><p>Civil Service Retirement Fellowship</p><p> </p><p>Civil Service Sports Council</p><p> </p><p>Commercial Union Life Assurance</p><p> </p><p>Customs &amp; Excise Sports Club (core Defra only)</p><p> </p><p>Customs Fund Insurance (core Defra only)</p><p> </p><p>Cyclescheme (FERA only)</p><p> </p><p>Defra Lottery</p><p> </p><p>Department of Environment Recreational Association (core Defra only)</p><p> </p><p>Dimensions Fitness</p><p> </p><p>Fideliti</p><p> </p><p>First Division Association</p><p> </p><p>Forester Health Plan Scheme</p><p> </p><p>General, Municipal &amp; Boilermakers (AHVLA only)</p><p> </p><p>Give As You Earn (RPA and CEFAS only)</p><p> </p><p>Halfords</p><p> </p><p>HAS Crown Plan &amp; Individual (RPA only)</p><p> </p><p>Hospital Savings Association</p><p> </p><p>Land Registry Sports &amp; Social (VMD only)</p><p> </p><p>Leeds Hospital Fund (AHVLA only)</p><p> </p><p>Medicash Health Scheme (CEFAS and RPA only)</p><p> </p><p>Minerva Sports &amp; Social (VMD only)</p><p> </p><p>Prospect</p><p> </p><p>Public and Commercial Services Union</p><p> </p><p>Simply Health (core Defra and FERA only)</p><p> </p><p>Sodexo (FERA only)</p><p> </p><p>Sovereign Health Care (core Defra and FERA only)</p><p> </p><p>SSA Lottery (CEFAS only)</p><p> </p><p>Sun Life Assurance Company</p><p> </p><p>Welsh Hospitals (AHVLA only)</p><p> </p><p>Welsh Office Sports &amp; Social Association (core Defra only)</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-07-04T13:11:22.7772159Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-04T13:11:22.7772159Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Forests 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is in relation to the public forest estate; and what assessment she has made of the implications for that policy of the recommendations of the 2012 Independent Panel on Forestry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 206518 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 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government’s policy on the future of the public forest estate is set out in its Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement of January 2013. The Government is committed to maintaining the public forest estate in public ownership and to establishing a new operationally-independent public body to manage the estate for the long-term benefit of people, nature and the economy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement was firmly based on the Independent Panel on Forestry’s recommendations, including those in relation to the public forest estate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T14:29:02.1986564Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T14:29:02.1986564Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Weed Control more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in controlling the spread of (a) Japanese knotweed and (b) other non-native plant species. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 210844 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 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Listing species on Schedule 9 is just one measure, adopted in line with the GB Invasive Non-Native Species Strategy, used to tackle the establishment and spread of invasive non-native plants. The GB Strategy is currently in the process of being reviewed. However, without the restrictions provided by section 14(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it would be legal to plant, or cause to grow in the wild, those species listed on the Schedule, including Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T12:07:04.5005024Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T12:07:04.5005024Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property hansard heading Japanese Knotweed more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what current legislative proposals there are for the better control of Japanese knotweed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 211038 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Japanese knotweed is listed on Schedule 9 and subject to Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it an offence to plant this species in the wild or cause it to grow in the wild.</p><p>Section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 provides local authorities with a discretionary power to require the landowner to clean up 'land adversely affecting the amenity of the neighbourhood’. Local authorities also have the power to undertake clean-up works themselves under Section 215 and to recover costs from the landowner. However, the decision whether to take action in individual cases is a matter for the local authority concerned, which will need to take into account all the local circumstances.</p><p>Since 20 October, local councils and police have the power to issue Community Protection Notices (CPNs) under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. CPNs can be used against individuals or businesses who are acting unreasonably and who persistently or continually act in a way that has a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality. If this test is met then a written warning should be given. If this warning fails to stop the anti-social behaviour then a CPN may be issued. This will require an individual or business to stop the anti-social behaviour identified in the notice, for example to control or prevent the growth of Japanese knotweed or any other invasive species. A breach of a CPN is a criminal offence.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:15:33.3368898Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:15:33.3368898Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Japanese Knotweed more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the property and mortgage industries regarding the impact of Japanese knotweed on property values. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 211037 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has not had any discussions with the property and mortgage industries regarding the impact of Japanese Knotweed on property values.</p><p>The Government does not intervene directly in such matters as it is the right of mortgage lenders to choose to whom they lend money and what conditions should apply to any agreement, which could include the seller having to provide insurance.</p><p>An information paper was published in 2011 by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors to encourage mortgage lenders to view Japanese knotweed as just one of the many factors that may affect property value. It advocates that mortgage lenders draw up knotweed management plans with the buyer and, where possible, owners of affected neighbouring properties.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T17:17:48.8846997Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T17:17:48.8846997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property hansard heading Dogs: Animal Breeding 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the level of compliance by puppy farms with regulations relating to the breeding and sale of puppies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 218917 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-05more like thismore than 2015-01-05
star this property answer text <p>Defra has not made any assessment of the level of compliance with dog breeding regulations. It is the responsibility of local authorities to ensure that licensed dog breeders comply with the relevant regulations. On 13 November, my department wrote to all local authorities in England reminding them of the definition of a licensed dog breeding establishment under the relevant legislation in order to ensure that dog breeders are appropriately regulated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2015-01-05T15:22:13.23Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-05T15:22:13.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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