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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Rights: Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, whether the provision in paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, enables the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to consider (a) human rights cases in its own name under sections 3 and 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and (b) alleged breaches of Convention rights in relation to primary legislation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 4311 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Yes, it is the intention that the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission will be able to bring human rights cases in its own name to challenge alleged incompatible acts or legislation under the Human Rights Act 1998.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T15:12:33.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T15:12:33.663Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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4088
star this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1156443
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, when the consultation on section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019 will be launched; and what the terms of the consultation will be. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 5439 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 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that a period of consultation on the issues of abortion law in Northern Ireland is the right thing to do, given the range of sensitive policy issues that need to be carefully worked through. We will be looking to shortly launch a consultation on the proposed new legal framework to be in place by 31 March 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The consultation will focus on how we can deliver the proposed new legislative framework for Northern Ireland, consistent with the recommendations in the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women Report, <em>Inquiry concerning the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland under article 8 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women</em>, to deliver on the statutory duty in section 9 of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Act 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T15:41:00.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T15:41:00.723Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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4088
star this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1145835
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Import Duties: Brexit 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 Northern Ireland, with reference to Operation Yellowhammer HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions paragraph 18, what assessment he has made of the sectors most likely to cease trading to avoid tariffs in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 290703 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 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that we would prefer to leave with a deal and we will work in an energetic and determined way to get that better deal.</p><p> </p><p>I have been working closely with colleagues across Government and engaging with the Northern Ireland Civil Service, including the Department of Economy, to assess the impacts on business in the event of a ‘no-deal’ exit, including from tariff barriers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-09-30T16:25:23.743Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T16:25:23.743Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1144240
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking: Children 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 Northern Ireland, what comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of guardianship for separated and trafficked children in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) other constituent parts of the UK to ensure the identification of trafficking among separated children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 286237 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Children who are victims or potential victims of trafficking and those who are separated often face great anxiety and uncertainty about their futures, as well as needing to navigate a number of unfamiliar processes to reach durable solutions about their future.</p><p> </p><p>I am aware of the regional service launched by the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board in early 2018 to support children in Northern Ireland who are victims of human trafficking and children who are separated from their families and their home countries. The Human Trafficking and Exploitation Act (NI) 2015, which was introduced to provide protection from traffickers and tackle modern slavery and exploitation, included a duty for the Health and Social Care Board to establish such a service and the service is delivered by Barnardo’s NI.</p><p> </p><p>The regional Independent Guardian Service is intended to strengthen the safeguarding arrangements to such children and specifically to assist, represent and support such children by listening to their views and making representation to, and liaising closely with all other agencies that fulfil key functions in the arrangements for their immediate and future care and protection.</p><p> </p><p>This issue is wholly devolved in Northern Ireland, and so it would not be appropriate to carry out an assessment or comparisons of the merits of the system.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:13:35.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:13:35.317Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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4131
star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1141880
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2019 to Question 230086 on Brexit: Northern Ireland, whether it is the Government's position that only Irish citizens living in Northern Ireland who are also British citizens will be permitted to vote in the event of a border poll conducted under Schedule 1 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 281830 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>This Government has been clear that the circumstances requiring a border poll have not been satisfied. The franchise for such a referendum is not currently set out in legislation and would be determined by me as the Secretary of State, by Order, at the time of calling a poll.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T16:44:04.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:44:04.443Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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4458
star this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
1148117
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Belfast Agreement: Brexit 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 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment the Government has made of the compatibility of the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement with (a) the UK leaving the EU without a deal and (b) the Irish backstop. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn more like this
star this property uin 294247 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to the hon Member in the time available before Prorogation.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The UK Government is unconditionally committed to the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and its successors, and to maintaining the rights of the people of Northern Ireland and North-South Cooperation in all circumstances, whatever the outcome of Brexit.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government wants and is working to achieve a new deal with the EU. However, the Government’s position is that a no deal EU Exit would not be a breach of the provisions of the Belfast Agreement.</ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Worcester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mr Robin Walker more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:59:54.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:59:54.797Z
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less than 2019-10-09T09:02:27.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-09T09:02:27.71Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
star this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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4458
star this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
1150563
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star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Abortion: Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, what legal protections in place between 22 October 2019 and 31 March 2020 to protect health professionals in Northern Ireland that have a conscientious objection to abortion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 1554 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
star this property answer text <p>I published guidance for health professionals on 7 October 2019 on gov.uk/nio that sets out the changes to the law on access to abortion services for healthcare professionals and what this means for them in relation to their patients during the interim period.</p><p> </p><p>No healthcare professionals will be compelled to provide services, other than treatment which is necessary to save the life of the woman or girl, or to prevent grave permanent injury to her physical or mental health. In the interim period (prior to the legal framework coming into force by 31 March 2020) if a healthcare professional has a conscientious objection to abortion, they can raise this with their employer and follow relevant guidance from their professional body.</p><p> </p><p>We will be shortly consulting on the new legal framework. We will continue engaging with healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland to ensure that the legal abortion provisions can also be accompanied by professional guidance and professional standards of practice to assist healthcare professionals in Northern Ireland to clearly understand their legal rights, obligations and duties from 31 March 2020.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-10-25T13:59:02.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T13:59:02.4Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1144723
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Blood: Contamination 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 Northern Ireland, if he will allocate the additional funding announced by the Chancellor during Spending Round 2019 to compensate people affected by contaminated blood scandal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 286854 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The contaminated blood scandal was a tragedy that has caused unimaginable pain and hurt to victims and their families.</p><p> </p><p>The Infected Blood Inquiry is UK-wide and the Inquiry terms of reference include consideration of financial assistance across all the nations of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The Minister of State for Northern Ireland recently met with the Chair of Haemophilia NI to discuss the issue of support for victims in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p><p>However, this is a devolved matter and the allocation of the NI budget is the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Civil Service.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:15:00.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:15:00.547Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1144779
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Blue Badge Scheme: Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, if he will increase the health conditions criteria for qualification under the blue badge scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Paul Girvan more like this
star this property uin 286856 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>This is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland, and as such is the responsibility of the Department for Infrastructure. Information can be requested from the Permanent Secretary at DfI.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T13:11:18.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T13:11:18.637Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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4633
star this property label Biography information for Paul Girvan more like this
1167025
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: International Men's Day more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 7104 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 2019-10-31more like thismore than 2019-10-31
star this property answer text <p>No one should suffer unfair treatment because of their gender. Every year International Men’s Day offers an opportunity to highlight how outcomes for men and boys can be improved and to talk about some of the important work going on every day across Government to do this.</p><p> </p><p>The work ranges from the introduction of shared parental leave, which allows men to take time away from the workplace and bond with their new children, benefitting that crucial long-term relationship for both parent and child, to our programme tackling LGBT bullying in schools which seeks to protect those who may be victimised by outdated and stereotypical ideas of what it means to be a ‘real man’.</p><p> </p><p>Government is also working with local authorities to ensure their suicide prevention plans support more men, and in the Domestic Abuse Bill we propose to create a statutory definition of domestic abuse that makes clear men also can be victims of this abhorrent crime.</p><p> </p><p>My Department has active staff-led Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Wellbeing networks and we plan to mark International Men’s Day on 19 November by communicating key messages on our departmental Intranet - that we want to see all people being treated fairly, regardless of gender and highlighting the support available to men in the workplace from shared parental leave to access to our qualified Mental Health First Aiders.</p><p> </p><p>We will also commission blogs to share male perspectives, which we find is an effective method of raising awareness and generating discussion of important issues.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Skipton and Ripon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Julian Smith more like this
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less than 2019-10-31T12:06:07.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-31T12:06:07.573Z
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4118
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this