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star this property date less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading 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 assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a ban on tethering animals in unsafe locations including (a) roundabouts (b) roadsides and (c) other public land. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
star this property answer text <p>Defra is keen to ensure that we uphold our high standards of animal welfare including in relation to tethering. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) it is an offence to fail to provide for an animal’s welfare or to cause it any unnecessary suffering. The 2006 Act is backed up by the statutory Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Their Hybrids (the Code). The Code provides owners and keepers with information on how to meet the welfare needs of their animals and includes a specific section on how to tether a horse and other animals are covered. The code makes it clear that the site should not allow animals’ access to a public highway or public footpaths. If anyone is concerned about the way a horse or other animal has been tethered they should report the matter either to the relevant local authority or to the RSPCA or World Horse Welfare who can investigate. If a horse or other animal is found not to be tethered appropriately it could lead to a prosecution under the 2006 Act. Defra considers that this legislation and guidance provides the right safeguards in respect of tethering.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-02-07T17:31:45.867Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Horse Racing: 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, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2019 to Question 242198 on Horse Racing: Animal Welfare, what the timescale is for improving the design of starting stalls. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 276229 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is keen that the welfare needs of racehorses are well met, both during their racing lives and afterwards. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is responsible for the safety of racehorses at British racecourses and the BHA works alongside the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare to make horseracing as safe as possible.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to starting stalls, the incidence of stalls fatalities is low. In 2018 there was one stalls fatality over the course of 6,591 flat races. In addition the BHA Starting Team discuss any incident which occurs in the stalls with Veterinary Officers and staff handlers to improve safety.</p><p> </p><p>However, both I and the BHA consider that more can be done to make horseracing safer in general which is why I have been holding regular discussions with the BHA about this. Most recently on the 14 May, I met with the BHA as well as the new independent Chair of the BHA’s newly appointed Horse Welfare Board. This was a constructive meeting where the number of fatalities of racehorses was acknowledged and both sides agreed that further action is required to tackle avoidable harm and make the sport safer.</p><p> </p><p>The Board committed to doing all it can to improve welfare outcomes. I stressed the need for the BHA in conjunction with the Horse Welfare Board to develop a robust action plan that will deliver tangible results and intend to stay in regular contact with both the BHA and newly appointed Horse Welfare Board to continue to press for improvements in racehorse welfare.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:45:53.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Circuses: Wildlife 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, how many applications were received from travelling circuses to use wild animals in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019; and (i) how many animals and (ii) of which species were listed in each application. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 219475 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 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>(a) In 2018 there were two separate applications.</p><p> </p><p>The first license application was for a total of five animals and included the following stocklist:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One zebra (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>Two camels (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Two reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li></ul><p>The second license application was for a total of fourteen animals and included the following stocklist:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One camel (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Four reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li><li><p>One fox (vulpes vulpes)</p></li><li><p>Three raccoons (procyon lotor)</p></li><li><p>Three zebras (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>One zebu (bos indicus)</p></li><li><p>One blue and gold macaw (ara ararauna)</p></li></ul><p>(b) In 2019 there has been one application to date.</p><p> </p><p>This license application was for five animals and included the following stock list:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>One zebra (equus burchelli chapmani)</p></li><li><p>Two camels (camelus bactrianus)</p></li><li><p>Two reindeer (rangifer tarandus)</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-02-14T16:56:40.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T16:56:40.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
1058993
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Circuses: 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, when he will bring forward legislative proposals to end the use of wild animals in circuses in England; and what form that legislation will take. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 219476 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
star this property answer text <p>I refer the honourable member to the answer given to the honourable member for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran, on 16 October 2018 to PQ 176633.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-02-14T11:55:21.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T11:55:21.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Safety 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 the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that the UK aligns with the package of regulations set out under the EU's smarter rules for safer food proposals after the UK has left the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Workington more like this
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Sue Hayman more like this
star this property uin 228681 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been influential in the development of the Smarter Rules for Safer Food regulations since their inception and we are broadly supportive of them. Our approach to these regulations is guided by our commitment to maintaining both the highest standards of biosecurity in the UK and frictionless trade at the border.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>If Parliament approves the deal negotiated by the Government, the EU Plant Health and Official Controls regulations will start to apply in the UK during the implementation period, on 14 December 2019. The Animal Health regulation will apply in the EU from April 2021, after the end of the proposed implementation period, so it would not apply directly to the UK. In this situation, while we support the overall principles, we would review the final details to determine our overall approach to alignment.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, our approach on alignment will be determined by taking account of the final details of the three regulations, including the associated tertiary legislation which is still being negotiated.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-03-11T14:47:20.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T14:47:20.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sue Hayman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-06more like thismore than 2019-03-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Horse Passports: EU Law more like this
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he will publish his Department’s plans on how to implement EU Equine Passport Regulation – (EU) No. 2015/262; and whether his Department has developed alternative proposals for when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 229186 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 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
star this property answer text <p>The EU Equine Passport Regulation, (EU) No. 2015/262, applies directly to the UK. Secondary legislation supplements and makes provision for its enforcement. Defra was responsible for introducing The Equine Identification (England) Regulations 2018, SI 2018 No. 761, which came into force on 1 October 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Since then, the Equine Identification (England) (EU Exit) regulations 2018 (SI 2018 No. 1409) and The Equine (Records, Identification and Movement)(Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations 2019 have been introduced in order to make the necessary technical changes to retained EU legislation so that equine records, movements and identification remain operable upon the UK leaving the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-03-11T14:51:47.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-11T14:51:47.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Inspections more like this
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to make it a mandatory requirement that local authorities employ animal welfare inspectors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
star this property uin 259970 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, on 21 May 2019, PQ 254174.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-06-11T13:46:05.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:46:05.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Livestock: Transport more like this
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received a copy of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s report on standards for animal welfare during transport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 266277 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government has received the Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s advice on the welfare of animals in transport and this advice has also been sent to the devolved administrations.</p><p>We are considering the report and we intend to publish the Government’s response to it along with the report itself this summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-06-26T16:57:26.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:57:26.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lyn Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare more like this
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has plans to improve animal rights after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 252554 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We will maintain and enhance our high animal welfare standards as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>We recently laid legislation to ban travelling circuses from using wild animals and to tackle puppy farming by ending third party sales. We have made CCTV mandatory in slaughterhouses and are introducing one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales to protect elephants from poaching. Each of these measures goes further than EU rules require.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
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less than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:03:41.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Prices more like this
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans the Government has in place to support vulnerable people in the event food prices rise significantly in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal; 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 242750 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a high degree of food security, built on access to a range of sources including strong domestic production and imports from other countries. This will continue to be the case when we leave the EU, with or without a deal. The size and diversity of the industry is a key factor in enabling the food sector to remain resilient to food supply chain disruptions.</p><p>The Government has well established ways of working with the food industry to minimise potential disruption. This includes working with Defra’s long established Food Chain Emergency Liaison Group (FCELG), which allows Government and industry to work together to plan for and respond to any food supply disruption. This industry group’s membership is drawn from across the agri-food chain sector and includes other relevant government departments, Devolved Administrations and agencies.</p><p> </p><p>On food prices, we have observed that the most important drivers of change in the cost of food are global food commodity prices, exchange rates and oil prices. This will continue to be the case once the UK has left the EU.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 242751 more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T15:20:01.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T15:20:01.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this