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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what military personnel they are providing to contain the spread of ebola; and how many staffed and equipped field hospitals they have, if any. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2220 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>In response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the UK has committed £205 million to contain, combat and ultimately defeat the disease in Sierra Leone. UK support will include the construction of six Ebola treatment centres across the country, providing 700 beds to treat 8,800 patients over the next six months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In support of this effort, the UK has deployed 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone. This will support the deployment of RFA Argus and three Merlin helicopters which will provide crucial transport support to medical teams and aid experts. It also includes military personnel to staff a WHO Ebola Training Facility training healthcare workers, logisticians and hygiene specialists; and support to a UK joint civilian-military command and control hub, which will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100208
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions the Government has had with the private sector and voluntary sector health providers in relation to the Ebola crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 211390 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Since July 2014, Public Health England (PHE) has been issuing advice to health care providers about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The outbreak was declared an international public health emergency by the United Nations in August. The advice from PHE has been extensive, covering issues such as guidance on the management of patients and infection control and prevention for staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Chief Medical Officer has issued three Central Alerting System alerts on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, on 2 July, 1 August and 7 October. The alert reminded healthcare providers to remain vigilant for cases imported to the United Kingdom, emphasising the importance of taking a full travel history when assessing relevant patients and information on identifying and managing possible cases of Ebola virus disease and actions for all clinicians to ensure preparedness for the possibility of an imported case in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These alerts were cascaded to the entire NHS in England, as well as PHE, PHE Consultants in Communicable Disease Control, PHE Consultants in Health Protection,</p><p> </p><p>Trust Microbiologists, Virologists and Infectious Disease Clinicians, private hospitals across England and Clinical Commissioning Group Leads. The alert was also sent to the devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T11:32:26.7760578Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:32:26.7760578Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
63910
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans he has in place to deal with an outbreak of Ebola virus in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Watford more like this
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Richard Harrington more like this
star this property uin 202299 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
star this property answer text <p>The National Health Service has plans in place to deal with patients with infectious diseases as part of its core business. This includes plans to manage patients in line with infection control procedures, and where necessary in highly specialist infectious diseases facilities.A patient with Ebola virus infection would be cared for in the national High Level Isolation Unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. In the unlikely event of an outbreak involving more than two people, specialist staff at this unit are trained and prepared to look after patients safely in an isolation ward, which would be dedicated for this purpose.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK, the procedures outlined in the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens guidelines, “The Management of Hazard Group 4 viral haemorrhagic fevers and similar human infectious diseases of high consequence”, are followed for any suspected case.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England has assessed the risk of importation of Ebola in the UK as very low. It is extremely unlikely that an outbreak of Ebola would occur in the UK even if there was to be an imported case, as there are factors operating in West Africa which would not be seen in the UK.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:56:16.319562Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:56:16.319562Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4068
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
63923
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps UK Visas and Immigration can take to prevent no cases of Ebola reaching the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Watford more like this
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Richard Harrington more like this
star this property uin 202298 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK does not specifically screen pre or at entry for Ebola.<br><br>Public Health England has assessed the risk of importation of Ebola in the UK <br>as very low. It is extremely unlikely that an outbreak of Ebola would occur in <br>the UK even if there was to be an imported case, as there are factors operating <br>in West Africa which would not be seen in the UK. The outbreak in West Africa <br>is driven by person to person spread in the absence of any infection control <br>precautions. Human cases of Ebola virus disease have never yet been exported <br>from an outbreak zone to a European country.<br><br>All UK ports have systems and plans for dealing with issues of public health <br>concern. However, they all require that the public health system is firstly <br>notified of the arrival of someone with a suspected disease of concern. Crew <br>are trained to do this by their respective companies and an example of the type <br>of guidance that they work towards can be found on the International Air <br>Transport Association (the international airline trade body) website at: <br><br><br>https://www.iata.org/whatwedo/safety/health/Documents/health-guidelines-cabin-cr<br>ew-2011.pdf . <br><br>At all UK ports, there is a system for routing reports, produced by the <br>commander of a craft, to a local health protection team who are available on a <br>24/7 basis throughout the year. Health protection teams have generic <br>responsibility for managing incidents of public health concern in all settings <br>including our ports. They will then take the lead in managing the incident from <br>a public health perspective with the NHS being responsible for the provision of <br>healthcare.<br><br>The International Health Regulations (IHR), which entered into force on 15 June <br>2007, require countries to report certain disease outbreaks and public health <br>events to WHO, including Ebola.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T15:09:20.0333939Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T15:09:20.0333939Z
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1530
star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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4068
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
64591
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-27more like thismore than 2014-06-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they have in the programme to contain the spread of Ebola. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL678 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>To date, the UK government has contributed £897,324 to the Ebola Virus Disease response in the three affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia through multilateral partners and the DFID bilateral programme. In addition, DFID is finalizing arrangements to send out three Public Health England disease control specialists to Sierra Leone to support the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) response.</p><p> </p><p>In Sierra Leone, DFID funds are being used to support improved coordination at the national level; training and equipping of health workers competently to manage Ebola cases; improving EVD case detection and supporting appropriate radio messaging and community mobilisation activities on EVD prevention in affected districts. In Liberia, DFID has provided chlorine and other materials for hygiene and sanitising; and training in their appropriate use. Along with colleagues in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we are closely monitoring the outbreak from Sierra Leone and Liberia (where we have DFID country offices) and internationally through Whitehall. We are working with WHO and national government agencies to improve our understanding of the outbreak and help to guide the response in-country and regionally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T16:36:37.3635724Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T16:36:37.3635724Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
79794
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to banning all flights from countries in Africa in which cases of the Ebola virus have occurred. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL1683 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>All avenues to restrict the virus entering the UK are under constant review. UK Airlines are constantly reviewing the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office’s travel advice when planning their services and ensuring that measures they take are consistent with Public Health England guidance.</p><p> </p><p>Currently, the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office and the World Health Organisation are not recommending travel restrictions to countries in Africa with cases of Ebola. UK airlines are not planning to stop services to these countries. However, airlines and the UK Government are constantly reviewing the situation.</p><p> </p><p>A ban on direct flights would not allow a country to avoid the spread of a virus altogether, as potentially infected passengers could travel via hubs in third countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T11:20:57.6195167Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:20:57.6195167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
89687
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on precautionary measures to protect against the spread of the Ebola virus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Down more like this
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Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
star this property uin 207467 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Department holds regular meetings involving officials from all of the devolved administrations in which they discuss current emergency preparedness issues. There are also meetings convened by Public Health England to ensure that all preparations are coordinated. Over the last few weeks, these discussions have included the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa; including United Kingdom readiness in the event that cases arrive in one of our countries.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T14:43:50.1785499Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T14:43:50.1785499Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4130
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
89689
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
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 Health, what training and guidance on the Ebola virus has been issued to staff at airports and ports in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Down more like this
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Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
star this property uin 207466 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Advice for United Kingdom border force staff with regard to Ebola virus was developed by Public Health England and circulated by the Border Force to all UK ports, including those in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T14:47:05.7458682Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T14:47:05.7458682Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4130
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Margaret Ritchie more like this
90153
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
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 Health, what steps his Department is taking to prepare contingency plans in the event of an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 207707 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The risk to the United Kingdom of Ebola remains very low. The National Health Service has plans in place to deal with patients with infectious diseases as part of its core business. This includes plans to manage patients in line with infection control procedures, and where necessary in highly specialist infectious diseases facilities. We keep these plans under constant review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These plans have been tested most recently by the successful transfer back to the UK of a healthcare worker who became infected with Ebola when working with patients in Sierra Leone. The patient, a British National, was cared for in the national High Level Isolation Unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. The patient has now recovered.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In the unlikely event of an outbreak involving more than two people, specialist staff at this unit are trained and prepared to look after patients safely in an isolation ward, which would be dedicated for this purpose.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is extremely unlikely that an outbreak of Ebola would occur in the UK even if there was to be an imported case, as there are factors operating in West Africa which would not be seen in the UK.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-09-08T16:00:20.547826Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T16:00:20.547826Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
91994
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star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
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 Health, what steps his Department is taking to enhance preparedness to isolate and contain instances of Ebola in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chippenham more like this
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Duncan Hames more like this
star this property uin 209459 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State laid out the steps the Government are taking to enhance preparedness to isolate and contain instances of Ebola during his statement of 13 October, <em>Official Report</em>, columns 38-46.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-15T16:54:52.8353774Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-15T16:54:52.8353774Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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3951
unstar this property label Biography information for Duncan Hames more like this