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star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to encourage research into myalgic encephalomyelitis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 43719 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government supports research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) through the Medical Research Council (MRC), which receives funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which is funded by the Department of Health.</p><p>Together the MRC and the NIHR welcome high quality applications for research into all aspects of CFS/ME which would include studies to investigate the biological causes of the condition, improve our understanding of it and to evaluate treatments.</p><p>CFS/ME research is a current MRC priority area and has funded such research to the tune of £2.1 million. Research proposals are particularly encouraged that address the mechanisms underlying chronic changes related to CFS/ME and which aim to increase research capacity by bringing new researchers into the field, building partnerships and supporting multidisciplinary teams to tackle research challenges.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2016-09-13T15:12:51.253Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-13T15:12:51.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
642415
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star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research remove filter
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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to identify those responsible for the Medical Research Council's policies towards ME research over the last decade; and if he will seek those people's removal from positions of influence over future of ME research. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
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Kelvin Hopkins more like this
star this property uin 54353 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 2016-11-30more like thismore than 2016-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Management of individual staff within the Medical Research Council is a matter for the MRC as the legal employer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2016-11-30T16:41:44.063Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-30T16:41:44.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will request that the Medical Research Council conducts an inquiry into the management of the PACE trial to ascertain whether any fraudulent activity has occurred. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
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Kelvin Hopkins more like this
star this property uin 54269 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 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Queen Mary University of London, as the research organisation which held the award, is responsible for the management of the study, including the investigation of any concerns relating to research conduct and research integrity.</p><p>Whilst the Medical Research Council (MRC) was one of the funders of the PACE trial, the responsibility for the management of the trial rested with the host research institution, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This responsibility included oversight of the trial and the investigation of any well-founded allegations of misconduct that are brought to its attention. As part of this oversight, in accordance with MRC guidance on best practice, a trial steering committee was set up and supported by various sub-groups, including a data monitoring committee. The MRC was an observer on the trial steering committee.</p><p>Anyone wishing to raise concerns to over the conduct of individual researchers or research programmes is advised to contact QMUL in the first instance to allow the University to investigate appropriately. It would be inappropriate for BEIS to intervene in such investigations or to impose sanctions against researchers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 54266 more like this
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less than 2016-11-28T10:06:49.137Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-28T10:06:49.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
642428
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will prevent the PACE trial researchers from being given further public research funding until an inquiry into possible fraudulent activity into the PACE trial has been conducted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton North more like this
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Kelvin Hopkins more like this
star this property uin 54266 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 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Queen Mary University of London, as the research organisation which held the award, is responsible for the management of the study, including the investigation of any concerns relating to research conduct and research integrity.</p><p>Whilst the Medical Research Council (MRC) was one of the funders of the PACE trial, the responsibility for the management of the trial rested with the host research institution, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This responsibility included oversight of the trial and the investigation of any well-founded allegations of misconduct that are brought to its attention. As part of this oversight, in accordance with MRC guidance on best practice, a trial steering committee was set up and supported by various sub-groups, including a data monitoring committee. The MRC was an observer on the trial steering committee.</p><p>Anyone wishing to raise concerns to over the conduct of individual researchers or research programmes is advised to contact QMUL in the first instance to allow the University to investigate appropriately. It would be inappropriate for BEIS to intervene in such investigations or to impose sanctions against researchers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 54269 more like this
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less than 2016-11-28T10:06:49.233Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-28T10:06:49.233Z
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4039
star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelvin Hopkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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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
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research 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 research his Department has commissioned on the diagnosis and treatment of ME. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 120493 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 2017-12-22more like thismore than 2017-12-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department, through the National Institute for Health Research, has recently commissioned one project on the treatment of symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Professor Esther Crawley, of the University of Bristol, was awarded funding for research entitled, ‘Investigating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of using FITNET to treat paediatric CFS/ME in the UK’. This project began in May 2016. Full details of the research can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hta/14192109/#/summary-of-research" target="_blank">https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hta/14192109/#/summary-of-research</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2017-12-22T14:31:09.057Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-22T14:31:09.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many grant applications have been made to the Medical Research Council for ME/CFS related research since 2010; how many of those applications have been awarded funding; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 221619 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 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>Since 2009/10, the Medical Research Council (MRC) has received 32 research proposals relating to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), seven of which have been funded.</p><p> </p><p>The MRC supports research in response to proposals from the research community. High quality applications on any aspect of human health are always welcomed and awards are made according to their scientific quality and importance to human health.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T13:02:02.973Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T13:02:02.973Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-13more like thismore than 2019-03-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ring-fencing Medical Research Council funds for biomedical research into ME in order to ensure that overall research funding for ME is proportional to that spent on research into similarly prevalent health conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Norfolk more like this
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Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
star this property uin 231931 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The Medical Research Council (MRC) is part of the BEIS partner organisation, UK Research and Innovation. The MRC supports research relating to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) in response to high-quality proposals from the research community.</p><p> </p><p>The MRC does not generally ring-fence funding for specific conditions, however CFS/ME is an identified priority area for the MRC. Proposals are particularly encouraged in areas that explore the underpinning mechanisms of CFS/ME (including immune dysregulation), pain, improved sub-phenotyping and stratification of CFS/ME disease, and mechanisms of CFS/ME in children.</p><p> </p><p>All proposals are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards being made according to their scientific quality and importance to human health.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-03-20T11:25:25.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-20T11:25:25.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ring-fencing Medical Research Council funds for biomedical research on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in order to ensure that overall research funding for ME is proportional to that spent on research into similarly prevalent health conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Loughborough more like this
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Nicky Morgan more like this
star this property uin 234154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
star this property answer text <p>I refer my rt. hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for North West Norfolk on 20th March 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-03-13/231931/" target="_blank">231931</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T16:59:08.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T16:59:08.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nicky Morgan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent funding has been made available for research into myalgic encephalomyelitis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 211844 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), on behalf of the Department, funded £1,495,363 of programme research on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), over the last three financial years (up to 2017/18). Further information on this research is available through the NIHR Journals Library at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/" target="_blank">https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/</a></p><p>The NIHR welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health, including ME/CFS; it is not usual practice to ring-fence funds for particular topics or conditions. Applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards being made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T17:21:07.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T17:21:07.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research 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 and Social Care, what plans he has to support biomedical research into the diagnosis and treatment of ME. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 213339 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 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health Research welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health, including myalgic encephalomyelitis; it is not usual practice to ring-fence funds for particular topics or conditions. Applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards being made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T17:24:39.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:24:39.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this