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star this property date less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water: Billing 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 measures he has put in place to deal with trends in the level of personal debts to water companies after the introduction of universal credit; and what plans he has to introduce a mandatory social tariff to help customers who cannot afford their water bills. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 105260 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-13more like thismore than 2017-10-13
star this property answer text <p>Water companies have in place a number of measures to support those customers who are in debt or may be struggling to pay their water bill. The support offered can vary but includes short term concessions such as payment holidays or crisis breaks, debt write-off schemes, charitable trust grants and social tariffs.</p><p> </p><p>All water companies have put in place social tariffs that provide a discounted bill to qualifying customers. This follows guidance issued by the Government in 2012 that encourages water companies to develop social tariff schemes in consultation with their customers. The Government believes that companies are best placed to develop social tariffs to reflect local needs and views.</p><p> </p><p>WaterSure is a national mandated tariff that all water companies have to provide to qualifying customers. The aim is to support metered customers on a low income who have unavoidably high water use either for health reasons or because they have 3 or more children.</p><p> </p><p>Most recently, the Government has introduced data sharing provisions under the Digital Economy Act that will enable water companies to better identify those customers who may need help paying their water bill.</p><p> </p><p>The Consumer Council for Water offers support and advice to all customers of water companies. This includes advice about organisations and charities who may be able to offer them a grant to help them out of debt.</p>
unstar 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 2017-10-13T11:39:33.263Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-13T11:39:33.263Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Supply 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, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve water management in areas affected by (a) water shortages and (b) drought. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 201093 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) continues to support flexible abstraction for agriculture to support winter reservoir storage, irrigation and crop lifting. 60% of the 150 applications have been agreed this year. The EA continue to work with the National Farmers’ Union to help farmers prepare for 2019 through developing advice and running local drop-in surgeries to help farmers review their abstraction licensing needs.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Water companies are following their drought plans. The EA continues to work closely with them to ensure they are taking actions in a timely manner. Such actions include awareness campaigns for their customers to use water wisely, reduce leakage, make changes to their network operations and seek additional water through applying for drought permits. Two companies (United Utilities and Yorkshire Water) have applied for drought permits since July.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-12-17T11:00:42.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T11:00:42.51Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Supply 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, whether he has plans to introduce financial incentives to encourage on-farm reservoirs to tackle water shortages in affected areas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 201094 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 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Countryside Productivity Scheme offered grants towards the costs of constructing on-farm reservoirs. This scheme was open for applications between July 2017 and June 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Agriculture Bill sets out the foundations for our future farming policy. The Bill includes powers to give financial assistance for a number of purposes. These purposes include managing the land or water in a way that protects or improves the environment, and improving the productivity of an agricultural, horticultural or forestry activity.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work closely with farmers, land managers, and other stakeholders as we develop our proposals for future schemes.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-12-17T09:34:02.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T09:34:02.713Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Supply more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to increase investment in (a) the UK’s medium-term weather and (b) real-time water availability forecasting capability for farming to support drought planning. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 201106 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-17more like thismore than 2018-12-17
star this property answer text <p>BEIS is the lead department on matters regarding weather and the Met Office.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Met Office weather predictions feed into the UK Hydrological Outlook which describes likely river flows and groundwater levels over the coming season and is used to support flood and drought risk assessments and adaptation planning. The Met Office also supports the National Drought Group, of which the National Farmers Union (NFU) is a partner, by providing briefing on the latest seasonal outlook.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency (EA) is developing a digital water resources licensing service. A pilot to make river information available in near real time was successfully undertaken this year in priority catchments. Current plans are to implement this across the country ahead of summer 2019 to enable more abstractors to manage their water abstraction during periods of prolonged dry weather. This is an enhancement to current support to abstractors, for example provision of advice and daily river flow data by phone or email.</p><p> </p>
unstar 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 2018-12-17T17:52:57.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-17T17:52:57.577Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Abstraction 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, if he will review the water abstraction plan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 240474 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government will review its abstraction plan in 2021. A report to Parliament on the progress on abstraction since 2014, will be published later this year.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-04-08T12:59:05.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T12:59:05.487Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-20more like thismore than 2017-12-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Water Abstraction 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 the Government plans to give the Environment Agency additional resources to carry out the inspection of water abstraction licences as a result of the Government's announcement of changes to the licensing system of 27 November 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 120584 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 2018-01-08more like thismore than 2018-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency will use income from abstraction licensing charges to resource this work.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-01-08T18:32:44.877Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-08T18:32:44.877Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Waste: 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 (a) amount and (b) proportion of municipal waste collected as recyclable waste is exported. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 122141 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 2018-01-19more like thismore than 2018-01-19
star this property answer text <p>Data on exports of waste materials generally is published by HMRC and is available at the following link <a href="https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Pages/Home.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Pages/Home.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>In 2015 the UK exported 14 million tonnes of scrap materials (recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, which had a monetary value including textiles, rubber, plastic, paper, copper, aluminium, nickel, lead, zinc, tin and ferrous metals (Digest of waste and Resources Statistics 2017 <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/607416/Digest_of_Waste_and_Resource_Statistics__2017_rev.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/607416/Digest_of_Waste_and_Resource_Statistics__2017_rev.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>Data is not held in the specific format requested.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2018-01-19T16:27:29.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-19T16:27:29.167Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Waste Management 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 recent discussions he has had with the Local Government Association and individual local authorities on their progress on waste minimisation. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 112673 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-17more like thismore than 2017-11-17
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Surveys for black grouse are generally carried out at country level, but vary in frequency and sampling methods. It is therefore not possible to provide estimates at the UK level for the last five years.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">The last comprehensive survey of the black grouse population was undertaken in 2005, which estimated there were approximately 5100 breeding pairs in Great Britain.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">In 2016 a formal estimate of the black grouse population in Great Britain was produced by several UK conservation bodies drawing on the data produced by country level surveys and using the International Union for Conservation of Nature methodology. The 2016 population of black grouse was estimated to be 5775 males (or breeding pairs).</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">I and Defra officials regularly meet with representatives of the Local Government Association and individual local authorities to discuss issues relating to household waste management. These discussions encompass actions taken across the entire waste hierarchy, including waste minimisation.</ins></p>
unstar 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 2017-11-17T16:40:29.777Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-17T16:40:29.777Z
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less than 2017-11-20T15:04:00.773Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T15:04:00.773Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Waste Management 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, when he plans to publish the study, From Waste to Resource Productivity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 118840 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 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government Office for Science published the report “From Waste to Resource Productivity” authored by the former Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, and co-authored by Professor Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 14 December 2017. It can be accessed online on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar 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 2017-12-19T17:23:20.217Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T17:23:20.217Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
star this property hansard heading Waste Management 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 enhance the regulation of extended producer responsibility after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 147800 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-04more like thismore than 2018-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Clean Growth Strategy makes a commitment to explore how we can better incentivise producers to manage resources more efficiently through producer responsibility schemes. The 25 Year Environment Plan builds on this and commits to reform the producer responsibility system (including the packaging waste regulations) to incentivise producers to take greater responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is developing a renewed strategy on resources and waste that looks ahead at opportunities outside the EU. This will set out the detail of how we will meet the ambitions for resources and waste that are set out in the Clean Growth Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan. This will include extended producer responsibility. The strategy will be published later this year.</p><p> </p><p>We will consult on our proposals to reform the existing Producer Responsibility Packaging Waste Regulations later this year after the publication of the Resources and Waste Strategy. This will look at all aspects of the regime, including future recycling targets, mechanisms to incentivise better design and encourage the use of recycled material, as well as the funding of collection within the system.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2018-06-04T16:50:51.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-04T16:50:51.337Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this