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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Airbnb more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to prevent properties rented out via AirBnB being used as brothels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The focus of Government activity with regards to prostitution and sex work is to tackle the harm and exploitation that can be associated with it, and we believe that people who want to leave prostitution should be given every opportunity to find routes out.</p><p>The Government has commissioned a research project into the prevalence and nature of prostitution in England and Wales; to inform the evidence base before any changes are made to policy and legislation in respect of prostitution. This independent research is being led by the University of Bristol and we anticipate receiving their report in the Spring this year.</p><p>It is illegal to keep a brothel in England and Wales, or to allow premises to be used as one, and the law does not distinguish between types of brothel.</p><p>Enforcement action is an operational matter for the police, who are in the best position to identify and respond to issues related to prostitution and sex work in their communities. They are supported in this by guidance developed by the National Policing Lead for prostitution, which emphasises the priority given to protecting vulnerable people from harm.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-03-05T16:46:29.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T16:46:29.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes 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 Home Department, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to ensure that the voluntary sector has the required information to signpost people who may be showing signs of domestic abuse to find appropriate assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
unstar this property answer text <p>On March 7 the Government published a refreshed Cross-Government Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy providing an update on existing actions, and outlining additional actions to ensure that all Government departments are tackling VAWG. The refresh includes the wealth of insights gained from the domestic abuse consultation to ensure that all aspects of domestic abuse are considered across departments. <br>The domestic abuse consultation response committed to review our communications activity to ensure that we are providing relevant information to the public outlining clearly what domestic abuse is, and what options they have if they are a victim or are concerned about someone else who is a victim.</p><p>Over this spending review period we are providing £100 million of dedicated funding, including a £17 million VAWG Service Transformation Fund to 41 projects across England and Wales that support local areas to work collaboratively with specialist third sector organisations and develop best practice on early intervention and prevention, not just crisis response.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-05-03T11:42:57.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-03T11:42:57.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Misuse more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reclassification of (a) pregabalin/Lyrica and (b) other drugs on the sale of drugs on the street. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 266698 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
unstar this property answer text <p>An impact assessment was published on the gov.uk website prior to the control of pregabalin under Class C of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in April 2019. Impact assessments are routinely prepared prior to the control of substances under the 1971 Act and we regularly meet partners, such as the police, who provide valuable insights into the effect of control on drug markets</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-06-26T14:57:06.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T14:57:06.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes 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 Home Department, what support the Government is providing to victims of (a) domestic and (b) sexual abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 275191 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling all forms of violence against women and girls. Since 2016 we have pledged increased funding of £100m to support victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).</p><p>The funding has been used for specific services for victims and survivors of sexual violence. This includes £12.5m provided by the Ministry of Justice, of which £7.2m was allocated to 97 rape support services across England and Wales and £4.7m to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to deliver local support services for victims of Child Sexual Abuse across England and Wales.</p><p>From April 2019, rape and sexual abuse support services received an £800,000 increase in funding, allowing them to help more victims of sexual violence including recent and non-recent child sexual abuse. This funding, now totalling £24 million over the next three years, will help provide advice, support and counselling to victims of these appalling crimes. We have also provided £150,000 per year core grant funding to national third sector organisations who support victims of rape and sexual violence since 2011.</p><p>We are also supporting victims of domestic and sexual abuse through the £17m VAWG Transformation Fund. From 2017 to 2020, the Government is funding 41 local areas to promote early intervention and prevention.</p><p>In addition funding has been allocated across a range of projects focused on supporting those affected by domestic abuse including; £8m specifically for children; £2m for female offenders; and £2m to improve the health service response to domestic abuse.</p><p>In November 2018, we announced £22m to provide over 2,220 new beds in refuges and other safe accommodation – supporting more than 19,000 survivors with a safe space to rebuild their lives.</p><p>There are a range of other Government funding sources which are supporting victims of domestic and sexual abuse including; the £15m Police Transformation Fund; the £9m Tampon Tax Fund; the £16.9m Children’s Social Care Innovation Fund; £27m of funding to support 47 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in England and; £63m of annual funding to PCCs for Victims Services.</p><p>The Government has also recently committed to provide over £1m of funding per year, until 2021/22, for the seven national helplines which provide support to victims of domestic abuse, victims of stalking, perpetrators of abuse, victims of revenge porn and victims of honour-based abuse.</p><p>As part of the Government’s continued commitment to tackle VAWG, this year we have published the draft Domestic Abuse Bill and the VAWG strategy refresh.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T16:33:14.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T16:33:14.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Antisocial Behaviour more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 1033 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 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Anti-social behaviour policy in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter. In England and Wales the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 provides the police and local authorities with a range of flexible powers that they can use to prevent and tackle anti-social behaviour. To support local agencies decide when and how to use these powers the Home Office refreshed its statutory guidance for frontline practitioners on the use of the statutory powers in December 2017.</p><p>We keep anti-social behaviour policy in England and Wales, including the effectiveness of the powers, under review through a National Anti-social Behaviour Strategic Board which brings together a range of partners and representatives from key agencies, including the police, local government, and other Government departments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-10-25T11:53:03.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T11:53:03.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1077126
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unstar this property date less than 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Fibromyalgia more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether he has plans to classify fibromyalgia as a disability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 225510 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-04more like thismore than 2019-03-04
unstar this property answer text <p>We believe that listing specific conditions would not help people with hard to diagnose illnesses (as is currently often the case with fibromyalgia), as doing so would make protection dependent upon a successful diagnosis rather than the immediate impact of the illness on a person’s life.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Equality Act 2010 is the principal means through which disabled people are protected from discrimination in Great Britain but does not, except in a few specific instances, specify conditions that may fall within the definition of disability. This is because in most cases, it is the impact on the person’s life that is the qualifying criteria rather than the condition itself.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The definition set out in the Act means that any person with a physical or mental impairment that falls within this definition will already be protected as having a disability, which may apply to many of those with fibromyalgia.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-03-04T16:04:05.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-04T16:04:05.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Sanitary Protection more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on providing sanitary products free of charge in community health centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 232570 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Minister for Women and Equalities has had discussions on ending period poverty and stigma with a number of Ministerial colleagues including the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention. A new government-backed Taskforce on Period Poverty was announced by the Minister for Women and Equalities on 4<sup>th</sup> March to build on existing initiatives and develop ideas for a comprehensive, sustainable response in the UK. It will convene the public, private and third sectors, including representatives from the Department of Health and Social Care and grassroots organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-03-21T16:57:17.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-21T16:57:17.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Bullying more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what support the Government is providing to small businesses to promote awareness of what constitutes workplace harassment; and what steps she is taking to help small businesses tackle such harassment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 247711 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
unstar this property answer text <p>Sexual harassment is completely unacceptable - both inside and outside the workplace - and unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 and Protection from Harassment Act 1997.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on a new statutory code of practice on sexual harassment, due this year. This will help all employers better understand the law on this issue, and should enable them to better identify and prevent sexual harassment.</p><p> </p><p>We are also helping Acas update the guidance it provides on sexual harassment in the workplace.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-05-09T09:50:13.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T09:50:13.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of the HPV vaccine at sexual health clinics. more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 259224 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>My right hon. Friend the Minister for Women and Equalities has frequent discussions with cabinet colleagues on a range of equalities matters.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Health and Social Care lead on policy relating to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is that there may be considerable benefit in offering the HPV to other individuals who have a similar risk profile to that of the men who have sex with men (MSM) population attending Specialist Sexual Health Services and/or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinics. This wider range includes some MSM aged over 45 years, sex workers, HIV positive women, and HIV positive men.</p><p> </p><p>Clinicians are able to offer vaccinations outside of the national programme using individual clinical judgement, and HPV vaccination could therefore be considered for such individuals on a case-by-case basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-07-23T11:36:03.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:36:03.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Maternity Leave more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with IPSA on their rules on funding for maternity leave. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 275190 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
unstar this property answer text <p>My Rt Hon Friend the Minister for Women and Equalities has not had any discussions with IPSA regarding funding for maternity leave but, like myself, she welcomes their work to improve support for MPs taking parental leave.</p><p> </p><p>We want all parents to take active and well-informed choices about balancing work and care, supported by a fair and clear Government offer. On 19th July, Government launched <em>Good Work Plan: proposals to support families</em> to consult on a range of options relating to reforming parental leave and increasing transparency around family friendly workplace policies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins remove filter
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less than 2019-09-30T16:54:13.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T16:54:13.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this