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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Franchises more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 26 February 2015 to Question 225524, what progress KPMG has made in its review of the bus market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 282 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 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>The consultants are progressing with their work and will publish their report once they have completed the study, expected to be in the early summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T14:29:36.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T14:29:36.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson remove filter
347124
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: Tyne and Wear more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's policy is on plans by the North East Combined Authority to implement a quality contract scheme for bus services in the Tyne and Wear area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 283 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 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>Although the Department issues statutory guidance on the overall process, which was last done in 2009, following changes made by the Local Transport Act 2008, passed by the then Labour Government, the Government has no role in considering or approving individual quality contract schemes.</p><p> </p><p>Whether to adopt a quality contract scheme is therefore a matter for individual local authorities to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T14:40:59.51Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T14:40:59.51Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson remove filter
384648
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: North East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support rail and rolling stock replacement in the north east. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 3544 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>As announced when we issued the Invitation To Tender for the Northern franchise, we are committed to the removal of the existing Pacer trains by the end of 2019 at the latest. We are also requiring bidders to include in their fleet plans at least 120 new-build carriages, and to modernise all other trains operating on the Northern franchise.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T11:44:51.693Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T11:44:51.693Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson remove filter
385132
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tyne and Wear Metro more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to support the replacement of rolling stock on the Tyne and Wear Metro. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 3854 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The Department has already engaged in preliminary discussions with Nexus to explore options for the replacement of rolling stock on the Tyne &amp; Wear Metro.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The government has also provided £350m towards the cost of upgrading and renewing the current network. Part of this funding has allowed Nexus to refurbish the current fleet.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T11:49:10.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T11:49:10.773Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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385991
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-26more like thismore than 2015-06-26
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: North East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to prevent bus companies reducing bus routes and services in the North East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 4476 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 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The bus market outside London is deregulated and decisions regarding the provision of individual bus services is primarily a commercial matter for bus operators.</p><p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>Local authorities also have powers to subsidise services they consider socially necessary and spend over £300m per year doing so. They are best placed to decide how to support non-commercial bus services, taking into account local priorities.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-07-02T11:49:46.763Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T11:49:46.763Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson remove filter
424001
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving Tests more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will give consideration to introducing the testing of (a) night-time and (b) motorway driving as mandatory components of the driving test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 13459 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 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Current legislation requires the eyesight element of the practical driving test to be conducted in good daylight and prohibits learner drivers from motorways. The learning to drive and testing processes are, however, kept under review. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is currently trialling a series of potential changes aimed at encouraging learner drivers to obtain a wider range of driving experience prior to the practical driving test. This will include driving on roads which require a higher speed and other varying traffic situations. DVSA is also developing clips that depict hazards related to driving at night for inclusion in the hazard perception element of the theory test<strong>.</strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-10-30T12:32:12.513Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-30T12:32:12.513Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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4046
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424368
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving under Influence: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will examine evidence from Scotland on the effects of a lower drink-drive limit; and if he will make it his policy to equalise the limit in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 13635 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 2015-10-30more like thismore than 2015-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Tackling drink driving is a priority for this Government and we have continued to focus on tough enforcement. In April 2015 legislation was introduced through the De-Regulation Act which removed the automatic right for drivers who fail a breathalyser test to demand a blood or urine test. This has denied people the chance to sober up while waiting for the test to be taken. Also, ‘High Risk Offenders’ are now required to prove that they are no longer alcohol-dependent before being allowed to drive.</p><br /><p>I would be interested to see a robust and comprehensive evaluation of the change to the Scottish drink drive limit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-10-30T12:35:50.42Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-30T12:35:50.42Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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427257
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: North East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost has been of the North East Traffic Commissioners Quality Contact Scheme board to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 15583 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 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Quality Contract Scheme Board (QCSB) that was convened to consider the proposed Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear published their report in accordance with the Transport Act 2000 on 3 November 2015.</p><br /><p>The cost incurred by QCSB in fulfilling their statutory obligation to date is £206,088. This figure should not increase significantly as the report has now been published.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T14:44:42.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T14:44:42.18Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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427256
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Bus Services: North East 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 Transport, how many (a) complaints have been made about and (b) investigations have been conducted into bus companies by the North East Traffic Commissioners in each year since 2010; and what enforcement action has been taken as a result following each such complaint or investigation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 15584 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 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Traffic Commissioner for the North Eastern Traffic Area role is defined in the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 and is a regulatory role as opposed to an investigatory role. When complaints regarding the operation of Public Service Vehicles are received they are forwarded to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) who may carry out an investigation and provide a report to the Traffic Commissioner, should concerns be identified. Complaints and investigations may relate to issues of vehicle maintenance, driver behaviour or the reliability of local bus services. The Traffic Commissioner can request that DVSA conduct an investigation or DVSA may carry out an investigation under their own initiative. Between April 2010 and March 2015, 91 complaints have been received by the Traffic Commissioner relating to PSV operators.</p><br /><p>The table below shows the number of public inquiries held between April 2010 and March 2015 at which the Traffic Commissioner considered regulatory action against the holder of a PSV operator’s licence.</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong>2010/11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011/12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012/13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013/14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014/15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of public inquiries completed</strong></p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>149</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Licence revocations</strong></p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Licence suspensions</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Reduction of vehicles authorised on licence</strong></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Other conditions imposed on licence</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Formal warning given</strong></p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>47</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Disqualification of licence holder under the </strong> <strong>1985</strong> <strong> Act</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>No action taken</strong></p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Penalty imposed under Section 155 of the </strong> <strong>2000 </strong> <strong>Act</strong></p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Note: the figures in the last 8 rows may not equal the number of public inquiries held, as more than one action may betaken against a licence holder.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>DVSA started to investigate Bus complaints, under the BOAM (Bus Operator Account Management) scheme in 2012. The first recorded compliant is dated 04/01/13. The BOAM scheme covers complaints for late and early running services, under the Traffic Commissioner’s statuary guidance of up to 1 minute early and 5 minutes late. If a service fails to operate or if the services either cuts short a route or diverts from a route.</p><br /><p>Between 2012 up to the present date DVSA received, 97 complaints. Out of those complaints DVSA investigated 94. Three complaints did not fall under BOAM, so were not investigated.</p><br /><p>12 complaints were referred to the Office of the Traffic Commissioners once the complaint was investigated.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T15:36:13.74Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T15:36:13.74Z
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3996
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles: Parking 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 Transport, what representations he has received on the provision of lorry parking facilities on the strategic road network; and what steps he is taking to improve the provision of such facilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 18160 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 2015-12-04more like thismore than 2015-12-04
star this property answer text <p>We have received three letters on this subject from MPs, plus several from hauliers and lorry drivers. We have also received representations in meetings with the Freight Transport Association, the Road Haulage Association and Unite the Union.</p><br /><p>We are concerned by suggestions that a lack of suitable, affordable facilities is one of the factors leading to the current shortage of lorry drivers. Therefore we are having discussions with the haulage industry and Highways England to see what improvements are possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2015-12-04T14:08:34.66Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-04T14:08:34.66Z
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3996
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones remove filter
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4046
unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson remove filter