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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Animal Welfare: Microplastics 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, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69988, whether her Department plans to make an assessment of the effect of microplastics on the welfare of land animals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-05-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
724557
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star this property date less than 2017-04-26more like thismore than 2017-04-26
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Ivory: Sales 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, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2017 to Question 69979, for what reason that Answer does not refer to any assessment of the effectiveness of the ban on the sale of antique ivory objects made after 1947. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 72014 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 2017-05-02more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p><B>The House of Commons was prorogued before the earliest date of answer for this Question.</B></p> more like this
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less than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2017-05-02T10:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1000257
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Cats and Dogs: Meat 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 plans he has to close the legal loophole that allows human consumption of dog and cat meat in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 187378 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>It is already illegal to sell dog and cat meat for human consumption and the Government has seen no evidence that dog or cat meat is being sold or consumed in this country.</p><p> </p> more like this
star 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 2018-11-12T16:31:03.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:31:03.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Food: UK Trade with EU 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 progress he has made on the development of the infrastructure requirements for customs and veterinary border arrangements to ensure seamless trade in food with the EU after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Na h-Eileanan an Iar more like this
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Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
star this property uin 187314 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>There will be no immediate change to import controls for consignments originating in EU countries when we leave the EU. Currently, only risk-based checks are carried out at the final destination and these will continue when we leave the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star 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 2018-11-12T16:40:51.103Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T16:40:51.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angus Brendan MacNeil more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-02
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Game 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 assessment his Department has made of the effect on game meat producers of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penistone and Stocksbridge more like this
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Angela Smith more like this
star this property uin 187353 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 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government aims to secure a deep and comprehensive free trade deal with the EU that continues to provide for frictionless, tariff-free trade, supporting the continued success of our agricultural sectors. Our departure from the EU also provides an opportunity for the UK to have an independent trade policy and a new agriculture policy which enables game producers and other sectors to improve their productivity and competitiveness outside of the EU, while also improving our environment. We remain confident in the resilience of our agricultural sectors and their ability to thrive outside of the EU.</p><p> </p> more like this
star 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 2018-11-12T15:42:26.61Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:42:26.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Angela Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Plastics: Seas and Oceans 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 his Department is taking to prevent plastic waste from entering the seas around the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath more like this
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Lesley Laird more like this
star this property uin 142923 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-01more like thismore than 2018-06-01
star this property answer text <p>Nine billion plastic carrier bags have been taken out of circulation since the introduction of our 5p carrier bag charge in 2015. A beach clean survey in 2016 reported a 40% reduction in the number of plastic bags found since the charge was introduced. Furthermore, research published by the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science in February has shown that there has been a decrease in the number of plastic bags found on the UK’s seabed. In March, we worked with two trade bodies to launch an industry led initiative to encourage their members to extend the carrier bag charge on a voluntary basis. This initiative will further reduce usage, and we will set out our next steps in due course to extend the charge further.</p><p> </p><p>Single use plastic items make up a large part of marine litter and are frequently in the top 10 of items found during beach cleans. The Treasury is currently conducting a call for evidence seeking views on how the tax system or charges could reduce the waste from single use plastics.</p><p> </p><p>We will introduce a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and reduce littering, subject to consultation later this year. We will also ban plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers, subject to consultation and with exemption where use is required for medical reasons.</p><p> </p><p>As marine litter is a transboundary problem we also work productively with other countries to address it, particularly through the Oslo and Paris Conventions for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR), G7, G20 and the UN Environment Programme. Through OSPAR we are working to develop and promote best practice in the fishing industry to address the issue of marine litter.</p><p>We published the Litter Strategy for England in April 2017, setting out our aim to clean up the country and deliver a substantial reduction in litter and littering within a generation. The Litter Strategy brings together communities, businesses, charities and schools to bring about real change by focusing on three key themes: education and awareness; improving enforcement; and better cleaning and access to bins.</p><p>Tackling litter on land will help to reduce the amount of material (including plastic) reaching the marine area, where it is much more difficult to remove.</p>
star 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 2018-06-01T11:07:22.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-01T11:07:22.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lesley Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-16more like thismore than 2018-05-16
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Bees: Conservation 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the challenges faced by honeybees in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 144796 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 2018-05-25more like thismore than 2018-05-25
star this property answer text <p>In England, Defra helps beekeepers tackle the challenges facing the honey bee through the work of the National Bee Unit (NBU). NBU Bee Inspectors carry out inspections for pests and diseases and provide at hive advice at over 5,000 apiaries each year. Where key pests and diseases are found the inspectors take necessary statutory action for their control. Education of beekeepers and sharing best practice are essential for healthy colonies. To this end the NBU has an extensive programme of education and training events throughout the year. We also provide some funding for the Bee Farmers Apprenticeship Scheme which aims to encourage young people to become commercial beekeepers.</p><p> </p><p>Contingency plans are in place outlining the Government’s response to the threat from exotic pests such as the Asian hornet. The plans have been successfully used to tackle Asian hornet outbreaks in the Southwest.</p><p> </p><p>Under the National Pollinator Strategy, we are encouraging the public to support honey bees and other pollinators by planting flowering plants and trees to improve the forage available and expand upon existing shelter and nest sites.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to strict regulation of pesticides to ensure that they do not harm honeybees and other pollinators. Based on the scientific evidence, we supported the recent European Commission decision to tighten the existing restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides.</p><p> </p>
star 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 2018-05-25T13:35:08.17Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-25T13:35:08.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Nature Conservation: Crime 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 discussions he has had on placing wildlife crime on sovereign base areas in Cyprus on the agenda for the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in October 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 145292 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-25more like thismore than 2018-05-25
star this property answer text <p>Defra officials have been working with a range of stakeholders in planning for the illegal wildlife trade conference in October, and we are keen to include as wide a range of species and geographies in the conference as possible. We have not yet reached a decision on the final agenda.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star 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 2018-05-25T11:07:13.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-25T11:07:13.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Air Pollution: York more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to (a) improve air quality and (b) reduce air pollution in York. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 145362 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-25more like thismore than 2018-05-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to improving air quality in the UK. Air quality has improved significantly over recent decades, and will continue to improve, thanks to actions we have already taken. Between 2010 and 2016, emissions of nitrogen oxides fell by 27%. However, more still needs to be done.</p><p> </p><p>That is why the Government is taking action which includes the UK plan for tackling roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations and £3.5 billion of investment in air quality and cleaner transport. The Government has also committed £2.84 million from the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2017-19 to enable West Yorkshire Combined Authority to retrofit buses with technology to reduce tailpipe emissions of nitrogen dioxide.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside national action, local authorities have a crucial role to play in improving air quality in their areas. They have a statutory duty to review and assess air quality, to declare air quality management areas (AQMAs) and to put in place action plans where air quality objectives are not being met. The City of York Council has declared three AQMAs to target pollution hotspots, and adopted an action plan in 2015 covering all three AQMAs.</p><p> </p><p>The Council was one of 230 English local authorities with longstanding air quality challenges that I wrote to in November 2016 to better understand the circumstances they face and to press the need for further action. The councils are taking a range of actions to improve air quality, including development of an overarching Low Emission Strategy designed to reduce emissions from all sources.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2006 a total of £598,078 in air quality grant funding has been awarded to the City of York Council (of which £216,008 was awarded in this year’s round) to support projects aimed at improving air quality in its area. The Government’s Air Quality Grant fund is a bid-in scheme to support local authorities to improve air quality.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also provides guidance and technical support to local authorities via a dedicated local air quality management helpdesk.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star 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 2018-05-25T09:24:01.107Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-25T09:24:01.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Air Pollution: York more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where York is placed in the national rankings for air quality and pollution. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 145363 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>Defra assess concentrations of a range of pollutants across the UK, with national monitoring and modelling data available at <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/interactive-map" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/interactive-map</a></p><p>and <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/gis-mapping" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/gis-mapping</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This includes data from two monitoring stations in York; data from the York Bootham site is available at <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK10" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK10</a> and data from the York Fishergate site is available at <a href="https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK11" target="_blank">https://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/data/flat_files?site_id=YK11</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We do not publish national rankings for air quality.</p> more like this
star 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 2018-05-24T14:29:48.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T14:29:48.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this