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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 Tree Planting 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 assessment she has made of the adequacy of funding and other Government support for the tree nursery industry to ensure that it is able to plan and invest in the infrastructure required to increase the numbers of trees that the Government estimates will be required to be planted to help meet its climate change and biodiversity targets. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 286094 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>We do not provide direct support to tree nurseries. Our sustained support for new woodland creation helps ensure that there is ongoing demand for forest trees. The Forestry Commission has regular contact with representative bodies, sharing information on the expected level of tree planting and demand for trees to aid the planning of tree production.</p><p> </p><p>We are looking at how we can support the nursery industry in improving biosecurity and improve tree seed viability.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:32:27.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:32:27.04Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1142059
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Tree Planting: Urban Areas 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 funding her Department is making available for planting or replanting urban trees to replace trees that have been removed due to disease or decay. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 282182 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 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>There are no grants available specifically for the replacement of trees removed due to disease or decay, but there are opportunities for funding or new planting in and around our towns and cities under the recently launched £10 million Urban Tree Challenge Fund. This fund will support the planting of up to 130,000 trees across towns and cities in England, and contributes to our manifesto commitment to plant one million urban trees by 2022.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T16:03:33.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:03:33.813Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1144651
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Snakes: Animal Welfare more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the minimum size of enclosures for snakes was changed from the requirement stated in the draft Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 guidance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 286611 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The draft statutory guidance relating to pet sales that accompanies <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018</em> (the 2018 Regulations) contained two minimum accommodation size lengths for snakes in pet selling establishments. One was two thirds snake length and related to the minimum length of the enclosure in order to comply with the 2018 Regulations; and the other was 1x snake length which was the minimum length needed to attain the optional higher welfare standard.</p><p> </p><p>During consultation on the draft guidance a group of specialist exotic animal veterinary and keeping professionals advised that there was no welfare basis for the higher welfare standard. We therefore withdrew the higher minimum welfare standard for snake accommodation sizes from the final published guidance. However, the minimum welfare size needed to comply with the 2018 Regulations remains at two thirds snake length. We have not made an estimate of the costs to businesses if they were required to increase the size of their snake enclosures.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 286612 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:51:24.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:51:24.573Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1144652
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Snakes: Animal Welfare 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, if she will publish correspondence between her Department and businesses on the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 guidance on the size of snake enclosures; and what estimate she has made of the costs to businesses of increasing the size of snake enclosures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 286612 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The draft statutory guidance relating to pet sales that accompanies <em>The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018</em> (the 2018 Regulations) contained two minimum accommodation size lengths for snakes in pet selling establishments. One was two thirds snake length and related to the minimum length of the enclosure in order to comply with the 2018 Regulations; and the other was 1x snake length which was the minimum length needed to attain the optional higher welfare standard.</p><p> </p><p>During consultation on the draft guidance a group of specialist exotic animal veterinary and keeping professionals advised that there was no welfare basis for the higher welfare standard. We therefore withdrew the higher minimum welfare standard for snake accommodation sizes from the final published guidance. However, the minimum welfare size needed to comply with the 2018 Regulations remains at two thirds snake length. We have not made an estimate of the costs to businesses if they were required to increase the size of their snake enclosures.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 286611 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:51:24.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:51:24.62Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1144241
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Urban Areas 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, if the Government will make an assessment of the effect of urban trees on levels of human physical health and well being; and if she will make a statement. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 286093 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Social and Economic Research Group of Forest Research, part of the Forestry Commission, focuses on understanding the complex relationships between forestry, the environment and society. The importance of peri urban woods and urban woods for people’s wellbeing, both physical, mental and social is well known. The group is currently participating in a number of activities which will help increase our understanding of the health and wellbeing benefits of trees and greenspace.</p><p> </p><p>The Forestry Commission also supports the Urban Forest and Woodland Advisory Committee Network, which advises the Forestry Commission on forestry. The network has produced various publications on the benefits of a resilient urban forest, including for human health and quality of life.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:25:30.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:25:30.483Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1144243
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees 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 plans the Government has to (a) collate statistics on the number of trees in the UK and (b) ensure that existing trees are adequately maintained. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 286095 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The National Forest Inventory Forest Research, part of the Forestry Commission, gathers data on the number of trees within woodland in Britain. In addition it monitors the canopy area of trees outside of woodland within. More details of the work carried out and information it publishes can be found here: <a href="https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/national-forest-inventory/about-the-nfi/" target="_blank">https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/national-forest-inventory/about-the-nfi/</a></p><p> </p><p>All woodland is protected against unauthorised removal through the control of tree felling in the Forestry Act 1967, the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) Regulations and the planning system. Activities authorised and supported by the Forestry Commission, including woodland management which has grant support available through Countryside Stewardship and Felling Licences applications, are expected to meet the UK Forestry Standard, the Government’s approach to sustainable forestry.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:27:41.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:27:41.507Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1143180
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Tritium more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons there has been a change to permitted levels of gaseous tritium discharges at former Magnox Nuclear Stations as a result of the operation of the waste encapsulation plants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud remove filter
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 284628 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:58:30.553Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:58:30.553Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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1140930
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Donkeys: Animal Products 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 (a) China and (b) countries in east Africa on ending the international trade in donkey skins; and what recent steps he has taken to help implement an international ban on the trade in donkey skins. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 280134 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra takes the welfare of donkeys and other equids very seriously and has taken an active role in global efforts to monitor and strengthen welfare standards for these species. This included contributing to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Terrestrial Code chapter on <em>Welfare or Working Equids </em>adopted by OIE members in 2016, which provides species specific guidance to complement the general welfare principles applying to all animals. In addition we have contributed to the EU voluntary initiative developing guidance on responsible ownership and care of equidae. Influencing the raising of global standards through international fora can be an effective and sustainable way to address these issues across the world and therefore have a broader impact than bilateral meetings with particular countries. This is part of the Government’s strong commitment to strengthening welfare standards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T10:43:49.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T10:43:49.927Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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1140951
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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: Electromagnetic Fields 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 commissioned research on the potential effect of electro-magnetic waves on levels of premature deaths in farm animals. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 280136 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 2019-08-08more like thismore than 2019-08-08
star this property answer text <p>Defra manages an active programme of research to support the health and welfare of livestock. The research programme focusses on prevention and control of infectious diseases as well as covering animal welfare issues. There is no current research funded on electro-magnetic waves and their potential impact from this programme.</p><p> </p><p>Defra does have a regular, consistent systematic process for identifying and assessing new threats to animal health and welfare through the Veterinary Risk Group and the issue has not been raised which could inform future research requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-08-08T10:50:47.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-08T10:50:47.16Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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1143919
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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require each local authority to employ suitably qualified public-realm tree officers to ensure that (a) statistics are collated on the number and condition of trees and (b) existing trees are adequately maintained in each local authority area. more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 285154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>A public consultation on policies to improve the management of our trees and woodlands by Local Authorities was opened in December 2018. The consultation ended in February 2019. This document set out Government’s view on the importance of trees, especially in an urban environment, and the need for more policies to enhance the status and protection of urban trees.</p><p>The Government committed in the 25 Year Environment Plan to introduce a duty on Local Authorities to consult the public on felling street trees. This will increase the transparency of decision-making and give the public a say in the management of these important natural assets. It will encourage local authorities to consider concerns raised and have regard to these when making decisions. This duty will be introduced in the forthcoming Environment Bill.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 286096 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T11:15:05.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T11:15:05.193Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this