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1128043
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland 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 What recent assessment she has made of the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 910961 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union.</p><p>Northern Ireland benefits hugely from the Union and my steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 910960 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.24Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies more like this
1128042
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
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 What recent assessment she has made of the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aberdeen South more like this
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Ross Thomson more like this
star this property uin 910960 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union.</p><p>Northern Ireland benefits hugely from the Union and my steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 910961 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:13:03.177Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
1125837
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Combined Authorities more like this
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, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 May (HL Deb, col 1140), with regard to combined authorities in England with directly elected mayors (1) what powers those authorities have in common, (2) what powers are specific to individual combined authorities or to groups of combined authorities, (3) what are the dates of the next elections for each mayor, and (4) what was the turnout in each combined authority in the most recent election for each directly elected mayor. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL15627 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>1) All eight mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) in England - Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, North of Tyne, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley, West of England and West Midlands- have the following functions in common:</p><p> </p><ul><li><strong> <em>Integrated transport functions</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Bus improvement powers including bus franchising</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Economic development and regeneration powers</em></strong></li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for transport functions</em></strong></li></ul><p> </p><p>They also all have a power of competence over areas where they have had functions conferred. In the case of Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and West of England this is the General Power of Competence that principal local authorities have.</p><p> </p><p>2) Each MCA has a different set of functions conferred on them, reflecting the bespoke nature of devolution deals as shown below:</p><ul><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a precept on council tax to fund mayoral powers </em></strong>- all MCAs except West of England.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to pay grant </em></strong>- all MCAs except Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to establish Mayoral Development Corporations </em></strong>- all MCAs, apart from Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Power to borrow for any combined authority function </em></strong>- all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Adult education functions -</em></strong>all MCAs except North of Tyne and Sheffield City Region</li><li><strong> <em>Homes England powers around regeneration </em></strong>- all MCAs except Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough, Tees Valley and Sheffield City Region.</li><li><strong> <em>Power to raise a business rates supplement </em></strong>- Cambridgeshire &amp; Peterborough. Liverpool City Region, West of England and West Midlands.</li><li><strong> <em>Strategic planning powers </em></strong>- Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region and West of England</li><li><strong> <em>Police &amp; Crime Commissioner functions -</em></strong> exclusive to Greater Manchester.</li><li><strong> <em>Fire &amp; Rescue Authority </em></strong>- exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Public health functions</em></strong> - exclusive to Greater Manchester</li><li><strong> <em>Powers in relation to combined authority roads, as defined in legislation - </em></strong>exclusive to West Midlands.</li></ul><p> </p><p>3) The dates for the next mayoral election in each MCA are as follows:</p><p><strong>7 May 2020: </strong>Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands</p><p><strong>6 May 2021: </strong>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West of England</p><p><strong>5 May 2022: </strong>Sheffield City Region</p><p><strong>2 May 2024: </strong>North of Tyne</p><p> </p><p>4) The turnout for the inaugural mayoral election in each combined authority is as follows:</p><p><strong>4 May 2017:</strong></p><ul><li>Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - a turnout of 33.57%</li><li>Greater Manchester - a turnout of 28.93%</li><li>Liverpool City Region - a turnout of 26.1%</li><li>Tees Valley - a turnout of 21.31%</li><li>West of England - a turnout of 29.72%</li><li>West Midlands - a turnout of 26.7%</li></ul><p><strong>3 May 2018</strong></p><ul><li>Sheffield City Region - a turnout of 25.82%</li></ul><p><strong>2 May 2019</strong></p><ul><li>North of Tyne - a turnout of 32.3%</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:11:45.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1128044
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013: Northern Ireland 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 Whether she has plans to extend the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 to Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Worthing and Shoreham more like this
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Tim Loughton more like this
star this property uin 910962 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>As I have said on many occasions, I voted in support of same sex marriage in England and Wales and I hope that this can be extended to Northern Ireland in the future.</p><p> </p><p>However, marriage is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and an issue I want a restored Executive to resolve.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:10:53.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:10:53.393Z
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4110
star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Loughton more like this
1128046
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Common Travel Area: Northern Ireland 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 What recent steps she has taken to ensure the maintenance of the Common Travel Area between the UK and Ireland after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock more like this
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Bill Grant more like this
star this property uin 910964 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>On 8 May, the United Kingdom Government and the Irish Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding codifying the Common Travel Area (CTA) and associated reciprocal rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:10:04.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:10:04.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bill Grant more like this
1128045
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hospitals: Parking 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 If she will hold discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on the abolition of hospital car parking charges in Northern Ireland. 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 910963 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The matter of hospital car parking is devolved in Northern Ireland and it would not be appropriate for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to intervene.</p><p><br>In the absence of devolved government it remains for NI Permanent Secretaries to take the decisions they believe necessary in line with the guidance the Secretary of State set out last November, to keep the country running.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
star this property answering member printed John Penrose more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:00:54.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:00:54.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1126689
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Taiwan: World Health Assembly more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the World Health Organisation about Taiwan being excluded from the World Health Assembly; and what plans they have to provide Taiwan, in its absence, with information from that Assembly. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL15706 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department of Health officials have made a number of senior-level representations with like-minded partners about Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly and technical meetings of the World Health Organisation. The UK supports Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organisations where statehood is not a prerequisite and where Taiwan can make a valuable contribution, such as global health. In line with our longstanding unofficial relationship, we have a wide range of exchanges with Taiwan, including on global health issues.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:58:22.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:58:22.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1126731
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Animals more like this
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 assessment they have made of the impact of the loss of (1) farm, and (2) pack, animals as a result of the blockade and the escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip on (a) food supply, and (b) those in Gaza who rely on such animals for their livelihoods. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15748 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Whist we have not made any assessment on this specific issue, we continue to stress to the Israeli authorities the damage that their restrictions are doing to the living standards of ordinary Palestinians in Gaza and regularly call for them to ease restrictions further.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:57:12.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:57:12.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1126338
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Israel more like this
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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 May (HL15420), what steps they intend to take to ensure that books, particularly educational books, are not prevented by Israel from reaching those living in the Gaza Strip. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15698 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>We have not raised this specific issue with the Israeli authorities. But we continue to stress to the Israeli authorities the damage that their restrictions are doing to the living standards of ordinary Palestinians in Gaza and regularly call for them to ease restrictions further. We also support education through our funding to the Palestinian Authority and the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:56:10.353Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:56:10.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1126952
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Transport more like this
unstar 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 Motor Vehicles: Lighting 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 he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations Act to reduce the maximum glare permitted by automobile headlights. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
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Martin Whitfield more like this
star this property uin 254868 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Regulations are already in place to help prevent headlights from causing glare, and there are no plans to change national law.</p><p> </p><p>Before vehicles can be sold or registered in the United Kingdom manufacturers must ensure compliance with international vehicle approval requirements, which include defined beam patterns and intensities to minimise the occurrence of glare. The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 prohibit the use of headlights that can cause undue dazzle or discomfort to other road users. Vehicle users have a responsibility to ensure their vehicles are maintained correctly, and headlight aim is checked at the annual roadworthiness inspection (MOT test) to ensure it is within acceptable limits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T13:55:17.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T13:55:17.647Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Whitfield more like this