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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Forests 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress made in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on meeting the 2011 Bonn Challenge; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Forestry is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>Although not formally signed up to the Bonn challenge, we share its aims and are fully committed to woodland creation and restoration. Our 25 Year environment Plan has a goal of increasing tree cover in England from 10% to 12% by 2060. Recently we have funded £5.7 million to kick start the Northern Forest, announced a £10 million Woodland Carbon Guarantee fund, and launched a £10m fund for new trees in our towns and cities through the urban trees challenge fund. Since 1995 we have supported the National Forest Company in establishing woodlands to restore large areas of industrially impacted land in central England.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T16:38:56.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T16:38:56.273Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1133156
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Forests 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2019 to Question 264330, when his Department plans to publish an update on the afforestation programmes that are being undertaken to achieve the Government’s commitment to be net zero in emissions by 2050. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 266716 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Our English Tree Strategy will provide further details of our afforestation programme in light of the Government’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation for the English Tree Strategy will be launched later this year. Our recently reappointed Tree Champion is leading our engagement with forestry, environmental and other stakeholders, to inform our development of the Strategy.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T11:56:02.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T11:56:02.757Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1132090
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Climate Change 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 12 June 2019, Official Report, column 661, what reafforestation programme the Government plans to adopt to reach net zero by 2050; and whether that programme will implement the recommendation of the Committee for Climate Change on planting 30,000 hectares of trees each year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 264330 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>On 12 June, the UK announced that we will end our contribution to the most serious environmental challenge we face - climate change, by legislating the introduction of a net zero emission target for 2050, following the Committee on Climate Change’s advice. We are one of the first major economies in the world to legislate for a net zero target. Meeting this target will require us to build on the progress already made, by further reducing emissions across all sectors of the economy.</p><p> </p><p>Forests are vital in the fight against climate change and we are determined to grow woodland cover. The Government is delivering on a range of afforestation commitments including contributing £5.7M to kick start planting in the Northern Forest, £10 million for trees in towns and cities through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund and £50 million for new woodland through the Woodland Carbon Guarantee. There is now guidance to ensure better recognition of the wider natural capital benefits that trees can provide and we have just reappointed our Tree Champion for a further year to continue to lead engagement on a new England tree strategy, which we will consult on later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The Committee for Climate Change’s recent report recognises the work we have done to lay the foundations to build a net zero economy. The Committee’s indicative recommendations on tree planting are ambitious, and we know we need to go further and faster to plant more trees.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T12:43:20.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:43:20.693Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1128823
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Plastics: Consumption more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce levels of plastic consumption in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 259012 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>This Government is taking action to tackle all avoidable plastic waste. We have introduced one of the world’s toughest bans on microbeads in rinse-off personal care products and significantly reduced the use of plastic bags by around 86% with our 5p carrier bag charge. New measures to ban the distribution and/or sale of plastic straws, stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds have been announced which will come into force from April 2020. We have consulted on plans to extend the charge to all retailers, and consulted on increasing the minimum 5p charge to at least 10p.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this year, we published consultations on measures to significantly change the way that we deal with our waste in the UK, helping to cut plastic pollution as we move towards a more circular economy. These included proposals to: reform the existing packaging waste regulations; introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers; and to increase consistency in the recycling system. Legislative proposals will be developed taking account of the consultation responses.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T11:12:15.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:12:15.803Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Livestock: Animal Welfare 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of a ban on all caged farming. more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 253508 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government shares the public’s high regard for animal welfare and the welfare of our farmed livestock in all systems is protected by comprehensive and robust legislation. This is backed up by statutory species specific welfare codes, which encourage high standards of husbandry and which keepers are required by law to have access to and be familiar with. Defra’s Animal and Plant Health Agency inspectors and local authorities conduct inspections on farms to check that the animal welfare standards are being met.</p><p> </p><p>Whatever the system of production, the most important factor in determining animal welfare is good stockmanship and the correct application of husbandry standards. This reflects the advice of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee.</p><p> </p><p>We have already banned cages or close confinement systems where there is clear scientific evidence that they are detrimental to animal health and welfare. For example, we banned the keeping of sows in close confinement stalls in the UK in 1999, and the use of conventional (‘battery’) cages for laying hens in 2012.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:40:38.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:40:38.807Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1125885
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Fuel Poverty 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will commission an assessment of the effect of proposals in his Department's consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood on fuel poverty in England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 252833 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>In this consultation, we asked for views on the most effective ways of avoiding any adverse impact on vulnerable groups or those who are reliant on solid fuel whilst supporting the Government’s objectives under the Clean Growth Strategy to phase out high carbon fossil fuel heating during the 2020s.</p><p> </p><p>We are considering views and suggestions as part of our analysis of the consultation responses and discussions with stakeholders. This analysis will be reflected in the updated Impact Assessment accompanying our formal response to this consultation. The Government intends to publish these documents later in the year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T12:55:12.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:55:12.493Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1125886
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Fuel Poverty 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effects on competition of proposals in his Department's consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood on fuel poverty in England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 252834 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>The Impact Assessment accompanying this consultation includes a Competition Assessment. This can be viewed at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/air-quality-using-cleaner-fuels-for-domestic-burning" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/air-quality-using-cleaner-fuels-for-domestic-burning</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T13:07:18.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T13:07:18.02Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1125887
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Coal: Heating more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions staff in his Department have had with their counterparts in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in the Irish Government on the effect of that Government's proposal on the burning of house coal in Ireland; and if he will make a statement more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 252835 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>Defra officials have met with their counterparts in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment in the Irish Government to discuss the house coal proposals outlined in the recent domestic burning consultation. Irish officials have shared data on the approach taken in Ireland as well as the health benefits achieved from their initial ban on the burning of smoky coal housecoal in Low Smoke Zones.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T12:53:36.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:53:36.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 Solid Fuels: Heating more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the (a) level of and (b) type of toxins released as a result of the domestic burning of (i) coal, (ii) wet wood and (iii) dried wood as part of his Department's consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood in England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 252836 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government will take into account all factors that need to be considered in regulating the sale of the most polluting fuels. This includes the types of emissions from different fuels, the air quality benefits, and the impacts on business and households of switching to cleaner fuels.</p><p> </p><p>Our assessments of emissions of pollutants from domestic combustion sources use a range of data but are based on established international reporting. The range of fuels and appliances used in the UK is large and emissions from each combination vary greatly depending on how the appliance is operated. Emission factors for wood can also vary due to the differences in moisture content and fuel density.</p><p> </p><p>In compiling our National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory we use a combination of guidebook emissions factors for different combinations of fuels and appliances, alongside UK specific data on regional fuel and appliance usage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T12:49:32.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T12:49:32.55Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Solid Fuels: Prices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with retailers on all solid fuel prices across England as part of his Department’s consultation on cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead remove filter
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 250755 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>During the consultation period various respondents sent in their own price analyses. These note that there are price differentials associated with volumes purchased and seasonality as well as between differing locations across England. We are taking this information into account as we develop our analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T13:02:31.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T13:02:31.343Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this