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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Technology: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of the economic importance of the tech sector to Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 900156 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 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Northern Ireland continues to benefit from the decision taken by this Government to build a stronger economy across the whole of the United Kingdom. Of particular importance, is the Tech Sector, which provides highly skilled and rewarding jobs, as well as boosting innovation.</p><p>The UK Government has announced economic investments of over £600m through City and Growth Deals and other initiatives that cover all 11 councils in Northern Ireland. This provides an excellent opportunity for each to enrich their Tech Sector capabilities, including digital and R&amp;D innovations; and clearly demonstrates the Government’s continued support for the development of skills provision and growth in this innovative sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
star this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T15:11:09.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T15:11:09.413Z
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1148939
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Influenza: Vaccination 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 Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the uptake of the flu vaccine among people with (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (b) asthma and (c) other long-term health conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 241 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Those most at risk from flu, including people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and other long term health conditions, are offered annual flu vaccination. At risk patients are targeted by the Public Health England and the NHS England and NHS Improvement marketing campaign, ‘Help Us Help You’, which includes television, radio and social advertising supported by public relations, digital search and partnership activity. Communications this year include messages about the wider range of flu vaccines now available, which offer better protection.</p><p>Those eligible for flu vaccination can get the vaccine from their general practitioner or in a scheme introduced in 2015/16, through local pharmacies, thus widening patient access.</p><p>We will be also be publishing a vaccination strategy focused on improving vaccine uptake rates across the life course.</p><p>As part of its assurance process NHS England and NHS Improvement work through their regional teams and with clinical commissioning groups to ensure that those practices with lowest uptake are contacted and action is taken to increase vaccination rates.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:47:40.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:47:40.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1148942
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Vaccination: Older People 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of vaccines among older people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 242 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Immunisations play a critical role in preventative healthcare and in promoting health and well-being across the life course, particularly in older adults when protection against flu, pneumococcal and shingles is so important. NHS England is working closely with the Department and with Public Health England to develop a 10-year vaccination strategy and in leading the review of vaccination and immunisation in general practice with both pieces of work focused on improving immunisation uptake rates across the life course.</p><p>The review of general practitioner (GP) vaccination and immunisation standards, funding and procurement, commenced in April 2019. One of the purposes of the review is to clarify what is expected of call/recall for all section 7A immunisations. Recommendations from the Review will be implemented through the GP contract where appropriate.</p><p>Whilst being assured that providers have ordered sufficient amount of vaccine for their registered populations, work has also been undertaken collaboratively with the Department, Public Health England and flu vaccine manufacturers to ensure equity of supply and distribution of adult flu vaccines to all providers across England. This will ensure that all those eligible, including elderly and housebound patients, are immunised as soon as the vaccine becomes available.</p><p>Those most ‘at risk’ from flu, including people aged 65 and over, pregnant women and those in clinical risk groups, are offered an annual flu vaccination. At-risk patients are targeted by the Public Health England and NHS England marketing campaign, ‘Help Us Help You’, which includes television, radio and social advertising, supported by public relations, digital search and partnership activity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 243 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:45:33.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:45:33.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1148946
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Vaccination 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 Health and Social Care, whether he plans to introduce a consistent approach to vaccinations, such as introducing call and re-call systems for shingles, as is already common in flu and pneumococcal vaccination programmes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 243 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Immunisations play a critical role in preventative healthcare and in promoting health and well-being across the life course, particularly in older adults when protection against flu, pneumococcal and shingles is so important. NHS England is working closely with the Department and with Public Health England to develop a 10-year vaccination strategy and in leading the review of vaccination and immunisation in general practice with both pieces of work focused on improving immunisation uptake rates across the life course.</p><p>The review of general practitioner (GP) vaccination and immunisation standards, funding and procurement, commenced in April 2019. One of the purposes of the review is to clarify what is expected of call/recall for all section 7A immunisations. Recommendations from the Review will be implemented through the GP contract where appropriate.</p><p>Whilst being assured that providers have ordered sufficient amount of vaccine for their registered populations, work has also been undertaken collaboratively with the Department, Public Health England and flu vaccine manufacturers to ensure equity of supply and distribution of adult flu vaccines to all providers across England. This will ensure that all those eligible, including elderly and housebound patients, are immunised as soon as the vaccine becomes available.</p><p>Those most ‘at risk’ from flu, including people aged 65 and over, pregnant women and those in clinical risk groups, are offered an annual flu vaccination. At-risk patients are targeted by the Public Health England and NHS England marketing campaign, ‘Help Us Help You’, which includes television, radio and social advertising, supported by public relations, digital search and partnership activity.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 242 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:45:33.833Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:45:33.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1148934
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Incontinence: Medical Equipment 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 Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy for NHS England to require (a) Clinical Commissioning Groups and (b) NHS trusts that have formularies which do not list all of the medical devices available on Part IX of the Drug Tariff to issue guidance to clinicians on their ability to prescribe the most appropriate medical device available through that tariff and to include a link to that tariff online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 237 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to change current policies. Decisions about the provision of medical devices available on Part IX of the Drug Tariff are a matter for local clinical commissioning groups and National Health Service trusts, taking account of the needs of their local populations.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T11:07:47.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T11:07:47.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1147256
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Equipment: Prescriptions 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 Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy for NHS England to require (a) Clinical Commissioning Groups and (b) NHS trusts that have formularies which do not list all of the medical devices available on Part IX of the Drug Tariff to issue guidance to clinicians on their ability to prescribe the most appropriate medical device available through that tariff and to include a link to that tariff online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 292263 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:58:23.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:58:23.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1147411
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Incontinence: Medical Equipment 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 Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the National Bowel and Bladder product trial undertaken by NHS England does not result in a restriction of the full range of medical devices available for clinicians to prescribe through Part IX of the Drug Tariff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 292927 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The role of the National Bowel and Bladder Health Project is to promote and improve patient care. Through this work, expert practitioners will be determining what standards they require from products to meet the needs of their patients. This will be done through a Stakeholder Council with patient, health and care professionals and supplier involvement. We will consider carefully the output from this work and the views of our expert practitioners and may, if necessary, make changes to the range of products available in the National Health Service to improve patient care if we find that existing products offer poor quality or value for money.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:08:40.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:08:40.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1147258
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Equipment 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 Health and Social Care, what recent progress has been made on ensuring the smooth flow of medical devices in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with a deal and (b) without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 292264 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union with a deal, the current regulatory regimes will continue to apply in relation to product standards, transportation and customs, duties and tariffs, during the implementation period.</p><p>The Department is doing everything appropriate to prepare for leaving the EU without a deal. We want to reassure patients that our plans should ensure the uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical products once we have left the EU.</p><p>The Department, as part of our EU exit preparations, is implementing a multi-layered approach to mitigate potential disruption to supply, which consists of stockpiling where possible, securing freight capacity, changing or clarifying regulatory requirements, procuring additional warehousing, working closely with industry to improve trader readiness and putting in place the National Supply Disruption Response to manage potential shortages. Further details can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/medicines-and-medical-products-supply-government-updates-no-deal-brexit-plans" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/medicines-and-medical-products-supply-government-updates-no-deal-brexit-plans</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:52:17.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:52:17.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1147410
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Incontinence: Medical Equipment 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 Health and Social Care, what the (a) terms of reference and (b) timeframe is for the National Bowel and Bladder Product trial undertaken by NHS England; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 292926 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The National Bowel and Bladder Health (NBBH) Project was developed following a series of workshops held between members of the Excellence in Continence (EICC) Board and the All Parliamentary Group on continence in 2018, with the aim of aligning objectives across existing initiatives to support the delivery of the Excellence in Continence Care Programme. The NBBH Project terms of reference, with oversight from the EICC Board, are being reviewed and updated by workstream membership with an expectation that they will be finalised by the next EICC board meeting in December when timeframes for delivery will also be confirmed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T10:43:47.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T10:43:47.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1147259
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Equipment: EU Law 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 Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of Notified Bodies under the terms of the Medical Devices Regulation to meet the demand for their services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green remove filter
star this property uin 292265 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745 (MDR) will overhaul the current regulatory framework for medical devices.</p><p>A key aspect of the MDR is more stringent requirements placed on notified bodies, which conduct third-party conformity assessments on higher risk products. All European notified bodies must undergo a designation process under the MDR to ensure their capacity to comply with the enhanced standards. There is less than a year until the Regulation will be applied in full, and currently five notified bodies are able to assess devices against the MDR, compared to over 50 under the current legislation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T14:26:15.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T14:26:15.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this