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967496
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Correspondence 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 reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 July (HL Deb, col 1413), when the reply to Catherine Utley will be sent to her. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9986 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I responded to the correspondence from Ms Catherine Utley on 24<sup>th</sup> August.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
967455
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Equality 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 when they plan to commence section 106 of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9950 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We keep any uncommenced provisions from the Equality Act 2010 under review. However, political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving diverse representation. I welcome the many efforts already ongoing from political parties to do so.</p><p>We believe diversity is important, as reflected in this Parliament as the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. The Government Equalities Office continues to work on supporting political participation, we have recently announced a fund to support disabled candidates to seek electoral office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2503
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this
969338
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commission for Countering Extremism 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 weight will be given to academic evidence reviewed as part of the Commission for Countering Extremism’s evidence drive compared to evidence from other sources. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL10168 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no assessment of the statement by Prevent Watch and has no plans to.</p><p>The Government’s 2015 Counter-Extremism Strategy sets out its commitment to protect communities from the wider social harms, beyond terrorism, caused by extremism. Extremists use their twisted narratives to justify hatred and division, spread intolerance, isolate communities and erode the rights of women and minorities. If left unchallenged these narratives fragment and divide our communities.</p><p>The Government launched the independent Commission for Countering Extremism in March 2018 alongside a Charter setting out the Commission’s purpose and early outputs. The Charter confirms both that the Commission will have no remit on counter-terrorism policies, including Prevent, and its status as a transparent organisation operating independently from Government.</p><p>The Commission’s weighting of the evidence it has gathered is a matter for the Commission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10167 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.317Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
969337
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commission for Countering Extremism 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 joint statement published by Prevent Watch on 27 July about the Commission for Countering Extremism’s "evidence drive"; and how they intend to respond to the concerns raised in the statement. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL10167 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no assessment of the statement by Prevent Watch and has no plans to.</p><p>The Government’s 2015 Counter-Extremism Strategy sets out its commitment to protect communities from the wider social harms, beyond terrorism, caused by extremism. Extremists use their twisted narratives to justify hatred and division, spread intolerance, isolate communities and erode the rights of women and minorities. If left unchallenged these narratives fragment and divide our communities.</p><p>The Government launched the independent Commission for Countering Extremism in March 2018 alongside a Charter setting out the Commission’s purpose and early outputs. The Charter confirms both that the Commission will have no remit on counter-terrorism policies, including Prevent, and its status as a transparent organisation operating independently from Government.</p><p>The Commission’s weighting of the evidence it has gathered is a matter for the Commission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10168 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.237Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
969315
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Marriage: Young People 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 reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 September (HL Deb, col 1787), what plans they have to review the minimum age of marriage in England and Wales. more like this
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Baroness Hayman more like this
star this property uin HL10145 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world-leader in the fight to stamp out the brutal practice of forced marriage, with our joint Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) which leads efforts to combat it both at home and abroad. We made forced marriage a criminal offence in 2014 to better protect victims and send a clear message that this abhorrent practice is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the UK. Forcing someone into marriage is an offence regardless of whether the marriage is legally binding.</p><p>We are aware of concerns over the use of parental consent in relation to U18 marriages such marriages and will continue to keep this under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:41:14.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:41:14.033Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayman more like this
967551
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Starlings 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 low concentrations of anti-depressants on the courtship and breeding of starlings. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL10033 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The experiments conducted by University of York in collaboration with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) demonstrated that exposing starlings to a maximal environmentally relevant concentration of an anti-depressant (fluoxetine) altered courtship behaviour in wild-caught starlings (<em>Sturnus vulgaris</em>). The males sang less and were more aggressive towards females that had been dosed with an anti-depressant than to the untreated females and in addition the treated females were also initially more aggressive towards males than the untreated females. However there were no effects on female courtship behaviour or on circulating female hormones in treated females. These findings suggest that exposure to this dose of anti-depressant reduced female attractiveness to the male but the reasons why are not clear. Whether these levels of anti-depressants in the environment would have a significant effect on an individual’s fitness or the population as a whole requires further investigation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:36:31.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:36:31.22Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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952
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
967550
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sewage: Water Treatment 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 research by the Environment Department at the University of York which found that worms, maggots and flies at sewage treatment plants contain traces of many drugs, including anti-depressants. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL10032 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Researchers at the University of York have published in a peer reviewed journal that earthworms collected at sewage treatment plants contained mean concentrations of 26.20±4.70 ng/g of the anti-depressant fluoxetine (trade name Prozac) (Bean et al. 2017). In a recent paper concerning the effects of low, environmental relevant, concentrations of Prozac on the courtship of starlings (Whitlock et al. 2018), they also refer to work by other researchers showing earthworms at sewage treatment plants to contain other contaminants including pharmaceuticals (Markman et al. 2007 &amp; 2008). There are many other studies globally showing uptake of pharmaceuticals into a variety of invertebrate species.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The uptake of pharmaceutical residues from sewage, sewage effluent and sewage sludge has been shown to negatively impact invertebrates themselves and provides a clear route of exposure to many species of wildlife including birds and bats. The full significance of this is still being assessed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>References</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Bean, T. G., Arnold, K. E., Lane, J., Bergstrom, E., Thomas-Oates, J. E., Rattner, B., &amp; Boxall, A. B. A. (2017). Predictive framework for estimating exposure of birds to pharmaceuticals. <em>Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry</em>. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.3771" target="_blank">10.1002/etc.3771</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Markman S,Guschina I,Barnsley S,Buchanan K,Pascoe D,et al. (2007) Endocrine disrupting chemicals accumulate in earthworms exposed to sewage effluent. Chemosphere 70: 119–125.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Markman S, Leitner S, Catchpole C, Barnsley S, Müller CT, Pascoe D, et al. (2008) Pollutants Increase Song Complexity and the Volume of the Brain Area HVC in a Songbird. PLoS ONE 3(2): e1674. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001674</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Sophia E. Whitlock, M. Glória Pereira, Richard F. Shore, Julie Lane, Kathryn E. Arnold. Environmentally relevant exposure to an antidepressant alters courtship behaviours in a songbird. <em>Chemosphere</em>, 2018; 211: 17 DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.07.074" target="_blank">10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.07.074</a></p><p> </p><p>(12/12)</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:37:26.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:37:26.273Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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952
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
967548
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Starlings 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 studies by the British Trust for Ornithology which show that the population of starlings has fallen by 66 per cent since the 1970s. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL10031 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is aware of the British Trust for Ornithology data on starlings. The Government’s wild bird statistics that measure relative abundance show decreases for starlings of 81% in the long term (1970-2015) and 5% in the short term (2010-2015).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The cause of the decline in starlings, although not fully understood, is likely to be linked to food availability and over winter survival. To support starlings and other birds there are agri-environment scheme options that aim to boost food availability. In the period 2008-2014, farms in Higher Level Stewardship agreements, specifically undertaking bird friendly management options, found a sustained 79% increase in starling abundance.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:38:53.41Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:38:53.41Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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952
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this
971697
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star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care 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 To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parents currently benefit from tax-free childcare; and how many parents were projected to benefit at this stage of the roll-out in the March 2014 forecast. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 173624 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Over 92, 000 families have used their childcare accounts by early September 2018, to pay their childcare provider.</p><p> </p><p>The Tax-Free Childcare service opened in April 2017; 2014 forecasts are based on a different roll-out profile and so it is not robust to compare the two.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T09:28:17.527Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T09:28:17.527Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
971753
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star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Nurses: 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 To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health in Northern Ireland on the provision of additional funding for NHS nurses in Northern Ireland. 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 173580 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister announced additional funding of over £20 billion for the NHS starting in 2019-20. This is expected to be worth over £700m per annum for the Northern Ireland Executive by 2023-24. Final Barnett consequentials will be confirmed in due course as per the processes set out in the Statement of Funding Policy.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Annex to the Confidence and Supply Agreement also committed £350m to the Northern Ireland Executive to manage immediate pressures in health and education, health transformation and mental health.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T09:30:19.483Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T09:30:19.483Z
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4097
star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this