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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Livestock: Transport 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, whether he has received a copy of the Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s report on standards for animal welfare during transport. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Ham more like this
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Lyn Brown more like this
star this property uin 266277 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government has received the Farm Animal Welfare Committee’s advice on the welfare of animals in transport and this advice has also been sent to the devolved administrations.</p><p>We are considering the report and we intend to publish the Government’s response to it along with the report itself this summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:57:26.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:57:26.287Z
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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 Lyn Brown more like this
1133043
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Plastic Bags more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of plastic bags which are supplied daily to customers by retail outlets in England not covered by the current single-use plastic bag charge. more like this
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Lord Hayward more like this
star this property uin HL16461 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The single use carrier bag (SUCB) policy has successfully contributed to a more than 80% reduction in the usage of SUCBs by large retailers. The policy excludes retailers with fewer than 250 employees from the charge.</p><p> </p><p>The Government estimates that 3.6 billion SUCBs were supplied by micro and small businesses (MSMEs) not covered by the charge in 2017 alone.</p><p> </p><p>We estimate that the policy to increase the charge to 10p would cause a decline in consumption of SUCBs in MSMEs (assumed to be 23% in the first year of change and 80% within three years (2020-2022)).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16462 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:12:24.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:12:24.06Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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863
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hayward more like this
1133044
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Plastic Bags more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made, if any, of the number of plastic bags which would be supplied daily to customers by retail outlets in England if a 10p single-use plastic bag charge was introduced on all retail outlets not currently covered; and whether any such number represents a decline in the number of such bags supplied. more like this
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Lord Hayward more like this
star this property uin HL16462 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The single use carrier bag (SUCB) policy has successfully contributed to a more than 80% reduction in the usage of SUCBs by large retailers. The policy excludes retailers with fewer than 250 employees from the charge.</p><p> </p><p>The Government estimates that 3.6 billion SUCBs were supplied by micro and small businesses (MSMEs) not covered by the charge in 2017 alone.</p><p> </p><p>We estimate that the policy to increase the charge to 10p would cause a decline in consumption of SUCBs in MSMEs (assumed to be 23% in the first year of change and 80% within three years (2020-2022)).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16461 more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:12:24.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:12:24.013Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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863
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hayward more like this
1133045
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Plastic Bags more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many other countries operate (1) a ban, or (2) a partial ban or charge, on the use of single-use plastic bags. more like this
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Lord Hayward more like this
star this property uin HL16463 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not collect or hold this information. However, a summary of publicly available information is here:</p><p><a href="https://study.com/blog/which-countries-have-banned-plastic-bags.html" target="_blank">https://study.com/blog/which-countries-have-banned-plastic-bags.html</a><a href="http://www.bigfatbags.co.uk/bans-taxes-charges-plastic-bags/" target="_blank">http://www.bigfatbags.co.uk/bans-taxes-charges-plastic-bags/</a></p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T14:38:23.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T14:38:23.1Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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863
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hayward more like this
1132419
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Agriculture: Tree Planting 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 he is taking to provide additional support for farmers in England to plant trees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 265458 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only.</p><p> </p><p>The Government remains committed to planting 11 million trees in this Parliament, 2017 to 2022. Woodland creation is a key activity of our 25 Year Environment Plan.</p><p> </p><p>The Government already provides a range of support to landowners to plant trees through Countryside Stewardship, the Woodland Carbon Fund and the HS2 Woodland Fund. These are open to new applications from farmers and landowners who can meet the criteria for funding.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In the Autumn Budget the Government announced an additional £60 million for tree planting initiatives, comprising £10 million to fund urban tree planting and £50 million for a Woodland Carbon Guarantee scheme. This is in addition to the Government’s kick start investment in the Northern Forest, and establishment of the Forestry Investment Zone (FIZ) pilot in northeast Cumbria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T15:09:53.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:09:53.173Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1132425
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Eels: 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 additional steps he plans to take to tackle the illegal trade in eels and elvers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 265415 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the issue of illegal trade in eels very seriously and is keen to ensure that at all stages of development – glass eel, elver, or mature eel - they are appropriately protected.</p><p> </p><p>The glass eel fishery in England is highly regulated, and we remain confident we have a good traceability of the catch from the riverbank to the point of export. All known exports of catch from the UK glass eel fishery in recent years have been destined for the known legal market in the EU for restocking and aquaculture.</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, the UK continues to contribute to and support Operation Lake – Europol’s operation to tackle illegal eel trafficking across international borders. We work closely with our European and other international partners in a number of international fora, such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), to ensure we are taking strong and effective measures to deter any illegal trade.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T09:49:39.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T09:49:39.597Z
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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
1132426
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Greyhound Racing: Animal Welfare 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 he is taking to improve welfare standards in greyhound racing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 265461 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the welfare of all racing animals very seriously. We are working closely with the main racing greyhound industry regulatory body, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) to ensure it delivers on the commitments it made to the Government, following the Government’s Post Implementation Review of the Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010. This includes the annual publication of injury and retirement data to improve transparency in the sport. The second set of annual figures were published on 12 June 2019.</p><p><a href="https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbgb-prod-assets/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/12085443/Final-2018-Stats.pdf" target="_blank">https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/gbgb-prod-assets/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/12085443/Final-2018-Stats.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>The annual publication of the injury and retirement data was accompanied by an update on the progress made by the GBGB against their ‘Greyhound Commitment’. The Commitment sets out an eight point manifesto on how the GBGB is aiming to improve the welfare of racing greyhounds, and includes a commitment to ensure more greyhounds are successfully rehomed at the end of their racing lives. The GBGB have also delivered an independent welfare standard for trainers’ kennels and are also developing a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited trainers’ licensing scheme for GBGB trainers. The Government is also considering whether further regulatory changes are required to protect the welfare of racing greyhounds used by professional trainers not running greyhounds on GBGB tracks.</p><p> </p><p>To help ensure more funding for greyhound welfare, on 10 January 2019, the Government announced a new funding commitment from bookmakers worth an estimated additional £3 million this year to ensure the welfare of greyhounds is protected and improved. We expect thousands of racing greyhounds are to be better cared for as a result of this new deal. The commitment is set to increase the total amount of funding from bookmakers to the British Greyhound Racing Fund to an estimated £10 million this year.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T10:44:28.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T10:44:28.247Z
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4033
unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1132446
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Dogs: Steroid Drugs 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 he has taken to ensure continuity of supply for steroid treatments for dogs in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 265504 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of veterinary medicines in ensuring animal health and welfare in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working with the animal medicines industry to ensure that supplies of veterinary medicines remain available in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T15:59:39.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:59:39.27Z
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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 Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
1132481
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Greyhounds: Exports 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 information his Department holds on the number of greyhounds exported from the UK to Ireland in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
star this property uin 265414 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) does not record information on the specific breed of any dog exported from the UK. However, the total numbers of dogs exported using Export Health Certificates to the Republic of Ireland for the years 2018 and 2019 is as follows:</p><p> </p><p>2018 - 5</p><p>2019 - 15</p><p> </p><p>Please note that APHA does not record information relating to the number of pets travelling from Great Britain with a passport under the Pet Travel Scheme.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T11:50:21.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T11:50:21.037Z
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4033
unstar this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
1132504
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Air Pollution: Schools more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on planting (a) grass, (b) trees and (c) plants in schools to help tackle air pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
star this property uin 265485 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Ministers across Government Departments about air pollution and how to reduce it. There remains a significant debate among experts about the efficacy of vegetation in reducing air pollution. Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group conclude that overall, vegetation and trees in particular are regarded as beneficial for the environment but they are not a solution to air quality problems in our cities and towns. The Government is giving priority to action on the multiple sources of pollutants, delivered through the Clean Air Strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:08:15.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:08:15.33Z
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4098
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this