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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies 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 [Suggested redraft] To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of farms at risk of closing down as a result of a new systems of agricultural payments as outlined in the Government's policy paper of 12 September 2018 on health and harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit, what the size of those farms are; and the type of farming undertaken by those farms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 278334 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>In September 2018, alongside the Agriculture Bill and policy statement, the Government published an ‘Analysis of the impacts of removing Direct Payments’. This provided an overview of the potential impacts to different farm types and sizes of moving away from direct payments and introducing a new system of public money for public goods.<del class="ministerial"> It also showed the potential across all sectors for farmers to become more efficient – producing more for less – as a response to any reductions in direct payments.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Direct payments are untargeted, poor value for money, undermine efficiency and productivity improvements, and limit opportunities for new entrants. They have imposed unnecessary bureaucracy on farmers and can inflate rent prices. Some of our most successful and vibrant food-producing sectors of agriculture have never been subsidised. For example the poultry industry, the pig industry and the horticulture industry.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Direct payments are arbitrary payments based on land area that tend to favour larger land owners rather than smaller family farming businesses.</ins> In England we will phase out direct payments during an agricultural transition, giving time for farmers to adjust. Phasing out direct payments will free up money so we can reward farmers for delivering public goods, including environmental outcomes<ins class="ministerial"> and animal welfare</ins>.<del class="ministerial"> We recognise that some certain sectors are more dependent than others on direct payments but provided that these farmers are delivering public goods, they will be well placed to benefit from the new system.</del></p>
star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T14:08:07.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T14:08:07.413Z
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less than 2019-08-13T09:11:36.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-13T09:11:36.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 remove filter
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
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 steps the Government is taking to ensure that domestic climate change adaptation policy does not disproportionately affect low-income households. 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 912194 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government considers the distributional impact of its interventions on different groups, including low income households, and our National Adaptation Programme sets out the steps the Government will be taking, until the next five year plan in 2023, to further adapt to climate change. Its central aim is to build resilience across the economy, and draws from across a large body of cross-Government work. To take just one example, the Government’s capital investment programme in flooding and coastal erosion is expected to provide over a ten-fold economic return on the initial outlay.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:47:59.263Z
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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 Robert Halfon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Seas and Oceans: Pollution 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 steps he is taking to tackle marine pollution. 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 912200 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Our Resources and Waste Strategy sets out actions we are taking, including a ban on the sale and/or supply of plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds by April 2020. We are leading global efforts through the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance, which we support with a package worth up to £70m. We also work with the International Maritime Organisation to tackle litter from ships and are helping shape a new international action plan on shipping litter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:55:53.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:55:53.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ross Thomson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 remove filter
star 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 What steps he is taking to prevent animal cruelty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mansfield more like this
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Ben Bradley more like this
star this property uin 912192 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>This Government is leading the way in promoting animal welfare by bringing forward legislation that will increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty in England from 6 months’ to 5 years’ imprisonment. We have also made it a requirement for all slaughterhouses to have CCTV; updated and improved the laws regulating dog breeding and pet sales; and banned the third party sale of puppies and kittens.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 912197 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.237Z
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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 Ben Bradley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 remove filter
star 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 What steps he is taking to prevent animal cruelty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 912197 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>This Government is leading the way in promoting animal welfare by bringing forward legislation that will increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty in England from 6 months’ to 5 years’ imprisonment. We have also made it a requirement for all slaughterhouses to have CCTV; updated and improved the laws regulating dog breeding and pet sales; and banned the third party sale of puppies and kittens.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 912192 more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:37:14.283Z
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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 Eddie Hughes more like this
1141968
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Products: Import Controls 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 steps he is taking to ban products of trophy hunting from being imported to the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Derbyshire more like this
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Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
star this property uin 912196 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>We must proceed on the basis of evidence. We will publish a Call for Evidence on the impact of international trade in hunting trophies between the UK and other countries, to understand whether further action is needed to address impacts on the species, and the profound ethical concerns involved.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:57:25.38Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:57:25.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Pauline Latham more like this
1141965
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sewage: Rivers 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 he has made of the effect of sewage discharges on water quality in rivers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Keighley more like this
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John Grogan more like this
star this property uin 912191 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Last year, the Environment Agency (EA) reported that there had been good progress in meeting water quality targets. Since 1995, investment in sewage treatment has achieved a 61% reduction in the amount of phosphorus and a 72% reduction in the amount of ammonia discharged to rivers. We will continue to work with the water companies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T16:19:47.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:19:47.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Grogan more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-17more like thismore than 2019-05-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fly-tipping 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 the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on (a) ensuring adequate support for local authorities to tackle fly-tipping and (b) ensuring that persistent offenders are either fined or prosecuted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 255717 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities have a wide range of enforcement powers to tackle fly-tipping and we have recently strengthened these. In 2016 we gave local authorities the power to issue fixed penalty notices for small scale fly-tipping and enhanced local authorities’ ability to search and seize the vehicles of suspected fly-tippers. In January this year, we introduced further financial penalties to crack down on fly-tipping giving local authorities the power to issue penalties of up to £400 to householders who fail to pass their waste to a licensed carrier and whose waste is then found fly-tipped. We will also support local authorities in increasing householders’ awareness of their duty of care to ensure their waste is disposed of appropriately.</p><p> </p><p>In our Resources and Waste Strategy for England, we have <del class="ministerial">included</del> <ins class="ministerial">committed to develop a</ins> fly-tipping toolkit which will cover how local authorities can set up and run an effective fly-tipping partnership and how to present robust cases to court to ensure tougher penalties. The Strategy also sets out how we will work with the court system to further strengthen the sentences of fly-tippers to ensure they act as a suitable deterrent.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T10:11:06.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T10:11:06.17Z
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less than 2019-05-23T14:43:41.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T14:43:41.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Air Pollution 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 steps he is taking to promote cross-departmental collaboration on adopting World Health Organisation standards for fine particulate matter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
star this property uin 269049 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Clean Air Strategy sets out our commitments to take bold action across all parts of Government to achieve reductions in air pollution. We are committed to the setting of an ambitious long term target to reduce population exposure to PM<sub>2.5</sub>. Defra continues to work closely with other Government departments and agencies to deliver the Strategy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T09:34:55.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T09:34:55.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 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, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of updating the powers of the Caravan and Motorhome Club under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 267208 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 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made any recent assessment of the adequacy of the powers under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960, or of the merits of updating them. We are not undertaking any work to that effect.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 267207 more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T12:29:45.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T12:29:45.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this