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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Hunting more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2018 to Question 199874 on Hunting, what criteria his Department applies to ensure that scientific evidence is sufficient to (a) demonstrate that trophy hunting is an effective conservation tool and (b) is independent of the trophy hunting industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 257507 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Imports of hunting trophies into the UK are subject to strict controls under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, which apply in the UK. All applications for permits to import hunting trophies into the UK are assessed to make sure that the import would not have a harmful effect on the conservation status of the species or on the extent of the territory occupied by the relevant population of the species. In addition, the applicant must provide documentary evidence, in the form of an export permit that demonstrates that the specimens have been obtained in accordance with the legislation on the protection of the species concerned.</p><p> </p><p>There are import suspensions in place for countries where hunting of the species concerned is not considered to be sustainable. The need for any further suspensions is kept under active review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State held a roundtable with stakeholders last month on this issue.</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 257508 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T10:39:39.43Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:39:39.43Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
1128209
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Polar Bears more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2019 to Question 236523 on Polar Bears, what progress he has made on holding a roundtable discussion with organisations from all sides of the debate on whether the six species that are protected by stricter trophy hunting import controls at EU level will be maintained or extended in the event of the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 257508 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Imports of hunting trophies into the UK are subject to strict controls under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, which apply in the UK. All applications for permits to import hunting trophies into the UK are assessed to make sure that the import would not have a harmful effect on the conservation status of the species or on the extent of the territory occupied by the relevant population of the species. In addition, the applicant must provide documentary evidence, in the form of an export permit that demonstrates that the specimens have been obtained in accordance with the legislation on the protection of the species concerned.</p><p> </p><p>There are import suspensions in place for countries where hunting of the species concerned is not considered to be sustainable. The need for any further suspensions is kept under active review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State held a roundtable with stakeholders last month on this issue.</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 257507 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T10:39:39.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T10:39:39.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Products: Imports more like this
unstar 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, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2018 to Question 196260 on Animal Products: Imports, what guidelines are used to establish whether there is detrimental impact on the sustainability of endangered species before the UK Government issues a permit for trophy hunting imports. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 257046 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the conservation of endangered species seriously.</p><p> </p><p>Imports of hunting trophies into the UK are subject to strict controls under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations, which apply in the UK. All applications for permits to import hunting trophies into the UK are assessed to make sure that the import would not have a harmful effect on the conservation status of the species or on the extent of the territory occupied by the relevant population of the species. In addition, the applicant must provide documentary evidence, in the form of an export permit that demonstrates that the specimens have been obtained in accordance with the legislation on the protection of the species concerned.</p><p> </p><p>There are import suspensions in place at the EU level for countries where hunting of the species concerned is not considered to be sustainable. The need for any further suspensions is kept under active review.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recently hosted a stakeholder roundtable to hear views from all sides of the debate. We are reviewing existing evidence surrounding trophy hunting and its impact on species and rural communities.</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 2019-05-30T10:08:26.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T10:08:26.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports more like this
unstar 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 steps he is taking to ensure the viability of just-in-time deliveries from the EU to major food retailers in the UK in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 169567 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 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>We want our future relationship with the EU to be a deep and special partnership, taking in both economic and security cooperation. We are confident that this is in the interests of both sides, so we approach negotiations anticipating success. We do not want or expect a no deal outcome.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has well established ways of working with the food industry on food supply chain issues and we will be using these to support preparations for leaving the EU. Consumers will continue to have access to a range of different products.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra has been working closely with other Government departments to ensure three key objectives for the border are delivered when we leave the EU: maintaining security, facilitating the flow of goods and people and revenue protection.</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 2018-09-11T11:54:32.563Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T11:54:32.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Cattle: Exports more like this
unstar 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 plans to bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the export of unweaned calves for fattening after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 156469 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 2018-06-29more like thismore than 2018-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises there are concerns over the export of unweaned calves for fattening. The Government launched a call for evidence on improving animal welfare during transport after the UK leaves the EU, which included seeking information and evidence on the transport of unweaned animals. The call for evidence was issued on behalf of the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations. The call for evidence has now closed and we are currently analysing the responses. We will be discussing the evidence with the Devolved Administrations.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and the Devolved Administrations have also asked the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) to look at what improvements could be made to the transport regulatory regime for all animals. We hope to receive the recommendations from the FAWC later in the year.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 156470 more like this
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less than 2018-06-29T09:36:28.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-29T09:36:28.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
928646
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star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Cattle: Exports more like this
unstar 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 Scottish Government on the prohibition of the export of unweaned calves for fattening. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 156470 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 2018-06-29more like thismore than 2018-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises there are concerns over the export of unweaned calves for fattening. The Government launched a call for evidence on improving animal welfare during transport after the UK leaves the EU, which included seeking information and evidence on the transport of unweaned animals. The call for evidence was issued on behalf of the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations. The call for evidence has now closed and we are currently analysing the responses. We will be discussing the evidence with the Devolved Administrations.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and the Devolved Administrations have also asked the Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC) to look at what improvements could be made to the transport regulatory regime for all animals. We hope to receive the recommendations from the FAWC later in the year.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 156469 more like this
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less than 2018-06-29T09:36:28.527Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-29T09:36:28.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports more like this
unstar 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 steps he plans to take to ensure that future trade agreements enable the UK to require imports of (a) meat, (b) milk and (c) eggs to meet UK (i) animal welfare and (ii) food safety standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 156471 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-27more like thismore than 2018-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government are proud of the high food safety and animal welfare standards that underpin our high-quality Great British produce. We have no intention of undercutting our own reputation for quality by lowering our food and animal welfare standards in pursuit of a trade deal. Any future trade agreements must work for consumers, farmers, and businesses in the UK.</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 2018-06-27T09:14:38.85Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-27T09:14:38.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Sentencing 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 the draft bill to increase the sentence for animal cruelty will be available for public consultation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 115859 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
star this property answer text <p>As announced on 30 September, draft legislation to increase the maximum penalty for animal cruelty to five years will be published for consultation around the turn of the year.</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 2017-12-05T17:28:09.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-05T17:28:09.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Origin Marking 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 plans he has to extend country of origin labelling and related geographical origin protections to dairy and processed meat products after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 9812 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-21more like thismore than 2017-09-21
star this property answer text <p>The government believes in improving transparency for the consumer where practical. Within the EU, the UK argued for the extension of Country of Origin Labelling on fresh meats to include pork, poultry, lamb and goat meat which has applied since April 2015. There has been a requirement for Country of Origin labelling on beef since 2000. The UK has also supported Country of Origin Labelling for lightly processed dairy products such as butter and cheese and for lightly processed meat products such as bacon where this does not place unnecessary costs on businesses. We have also supported comprehensive voluntarily schemes, complementing the mandatory rules, covering many processed meat and dairy products. However, leaving the EU gives us an opportunity to consider the scope for further changes to the law in this area.</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 2017-09-21T13:14:55.483Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-21T13:14:55.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Procurement more like this
unstar 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 plans he has to change regulations to enable local authorities or central government to stipulate that food and drink that is procured centrally must be of local country or UK origin after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk remove filter
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 9924 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-15more like thismore than 2017-09-15
star this property answer text <p>The <em>Plan for Public Procurement: Food and Catering Services</em> which was published in 2014 already provides UK food businesses with greater access to central government and wider public sector contracts.</p><p>The Plan aims to simplify the public procurement process and open up the market to more SMEs and local producers. It provides a level playing field on which UK producers can compete for the opportunity to supply more of the produce currently supplied from other countries. It includes tools such as the balanced scorecard, to help contracting parties to balance a range of criteria beneficial to the consumer, the environment, and to producers. These criteria include embedding UK production standards, encouraging seasonality of fresh produce and calling for menus which celebrate the provenance of the food. This approach is a UK-led initiative which is not affected by leaving the EU.</p><p>The balanced scorecard approach is mandated for central government departments as existing contracts come up for renewal and it is also strongly encouraged for other public sector bodies. Defra is working closely with buyers and with the industry to ensure they are well prepared to maximise the opportunities.</p><p>The UK’s departure from the EU allows us to re-examine procurement rules to ensure they work in the best interests of UK businesses.</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 2017-09-15T14:59:06.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-15T14:59:06.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Martyn Day more like this