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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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 Wildlife: Smuggling 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 the Government is taking to tackle the illegal wildlife trade coming through Scottish ports and airports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 251333 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) which regulates the wildlife trade and protects endangered wildlife from unsustainable trade. These obligations are effected in the UK through the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations. The issuance of CITES import, export and re-export permits is administered in the UK by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. Compliance with the regulations and licensing requirements is enforced across all UK borders.</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 2019-05-14T16:43:53.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T16:43:53.16Z
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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 Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-25more like thismore than 2019-01-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Polar Regions and Seas and Oceans: Waste 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 international representations are being made to reduce waste in the oceans in international waters and the Polar Regions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 212433 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 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14 – preventing and significantly reducing marine pollution of all kinds. Marine litter is a global issue affecting every region of the world’s oceans and therefore needs global action. To achieve this goal we are working through a number of organisations and multilateral organisations.</p><p>We played a leading role within the G7 to drive ambitious action under the Ocean Plastics Charter in 2018 which has secured support from 16 governments and 20 businesses and organisations.</p><p>In April 2018 the Prime Minister launched the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance, an action group under the Commonwealth Blue Charter that takes action on marine plastic pollution. Led by the UK and Vanuatu, 24 Commonwealth country members of the CCOA have pledged ambitious action to tackle plastic pollution. The CCOA is supported by a package of UK aid of up to £66.4m, which will provide technical assistance and boost much needed research and innovation to stop plastic entering the marine environment in the first place.</p><p>In the Polar Regions, the UK has maintained strong involvement in finalising the environmental aspects of the Polar Code, through the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Protection of the Marine Environment Working Group (PAME). The Polar Code includes mandatory measures covering pollution prevention from various wastes. The dumping of plastic waste in Antarctica is prohibited and UK fishing operators are leading action to reduce plastic pollution released into Antarctic waters.</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 2019-01-31T13:19:59.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T13:19:59.743Z
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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 Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Disadvantaged 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 his Department has made of (a) how widespread social exclusion is in rural areas and (b) the effect of his Department’s policies on social exclusion in rural areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 206844 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 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter and the below refers to England only.</p><p> </p><p>Through the evidence gathered in the 2017-18 Community Life Survey in England, indicators linked to social exclusion do not show a significant difference between urban and rural areas. Adults living in rural areas are less likely to say that they feel they often/always feel lonely than people living in urban areas (3% compared with 6%). In addition, adults living in rural areas are more likely to say they feel they belong to their immediate neighbourhood (68%) than those living in urban areas (61%).</p><p> </p><p>The cross-Government team on tackling loneliness is working with colleagues in the Devolved Administrations to ensure our work is complementary and to share insights and learn from one another.</p><p> </p><p>Defra publishes the Statistical Digest of Rural England, a collection of statistics on a range of social and economic themes including poverty and well-being. The Digest allows for comparisons between rural and urban areas and is updated throughout the year. The Digest is available on gov.uk at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-digest-of-rural-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistical-digest-of-rural-england</a> <strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>In its response to a House of Lords’ report on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act in May 2018, the Government reiterated its commitment to rural proofing all policies from the earliest stages so that they take account of the needs and circumstances of rural areas. Defra supports this through the provision of guidance and statistical information.</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 2019-01-17T17:20:45.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T17:20:45.17Z
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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 Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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: Microplastics 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 effect on the marine environment of banning microbeads in cosmetic products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 121997 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Microbeads, like other microplastics, do not biodegrade and therefore accumulate in the environment and can cause serious harm to marine life. There are also suitable, less harmful alternatives.</p><p> </p><p>While some countries have opted to ban only those plastic particles added for exfoliating and cleansing purposes, our ban covers all microplastic particles in rinse-off personal care products. It is one of the toughest bans in the world.</p><p> </p><p><strong><br> </strong></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 2018-01-16T18:50:32.613Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T18:50:32.613Z
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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 Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support schemes which provide non-basic payment funding for farmers through the Common Agricultural Policy after the UK leaves the EU and during the time basic payments are to be maintained until 2022. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 122002 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of providing stability to farmers as we leave the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>The same cash total in funds for farm support has been committed for the duration of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>We have also committed to fund Pillar II agreements, including agri-environment schemes, signed from within the current Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) allocation before the UK leaves the EU. These will be funded for their lifetime, as long as they are in line with domestic priorities and are good value for money.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2018-01-22T18:25:24.373Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-22T18:25:24.373Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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: Scotland 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 discussions his Department has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) Scottish representative organisations about the replacement of common agricultural policy payments when the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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John Lamont more like this
star this property uin 122004 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 2018-01-16more like thismore than 2018-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Since taking office the Secretary of State has met the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing, five times. I have also met Mr Ewing. Defra officials talk regularly to the Scottish Government, along with their counterparts in Wales and Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and officials are in regular contact with stakeholders from all of the devolved administrations. In September last year, the Secretary of State attended a roundtable with representatives from key agricultural stakeholders in Aberdeen, and meetings between Ministers and Scottish stakeholders took place in December.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has committed to work closely with the devolved administrations and stakeholders to deliver an approach that works for the whole of the UK and reflects the individual needs of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.</p> more like this
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 2018-01-16T14:10:20.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-16T14:10:20.193Z
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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 John Lamont more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Exclusive Economic Zone 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, within what time period after the UK leaves the EU it will assume control of its exclusive economic zone and become an independent coastal state under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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Calum Kerr more like this
star this property uin 71169 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 2017-04-24more like thismore than 2017-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK will automatically assume control of its Exclusive Economic Zone and become an independent Coastal State on the day that it leaves the European Union.</p><p> </p> more like this
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 2017-04-24T12:09:29.48Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-24T12:09:29.48Z
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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 Calum Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-13more like thismore than 2017-04-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Food: Industry 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 she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on how the Government's industrial strategy will support food producers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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Calum Kerr more like this
star this property uin 70447 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-20more like thismore than 2017-04-20
star this property answer text <p>Defra is working closely with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy at ministerial and official level, to ensure the industrial strategy supports the agri-food sector.</p><p> </p><p>The agri-food sector contributes £110 billion per year to our economy and is a big employer in every region of the UK, so is well placed to support growth across the whole country. We will be working with the agri-food sector to develop an industrial strategy that delivers a world-leading food, farming and fishing nation that grows more, sells more and exports more food around the world.</p> more like this
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 2017-04-20T12:03:26.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-20T12:03:26.177Z
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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 Calum Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 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 she will publish a timetable outlining the measures required for the UK to establish itself as an independent coastal state under the UN Convention on the Law of the Seas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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Calum Kerr more like this
star this property uin 69964 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 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>In accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, following EU exit, the UK will be responsible for managing living resources, including fisheries, within its territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone.</p> more like this
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 2017-04-18T14:24:51.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T14:24:51.683Z
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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 Calum Kerr more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Fisheries: Treaties 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 she has made of the status of the 1964 London Fisheries Convention after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk remove filter
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Calum Kerr more like this
star this property uin 69966 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 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>We are looking very carefully at the London Fisheries Convention. As the Prime Minister told the House on 29 March, we hope to be able to say something about this soon.</p> more like this
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 2017-04-18T14:33:12.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T14:33:12.857Z
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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 Calum Kerr more like this