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star this property date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, how many improvement notices were issued to oil and gas companies operating in the North Sea by the Health and Safety Executive in the period from 1 January 2014 to date; and in how many such cases the company has yet to comply with the improvement notice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 221934 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Since January 2014<ins class="ministerial">, in relation to oil and gas extraction operations in the North Sea,</ins> <del class="ministerial">HSE has served 64</del><ins class="ministerial">36</ins> Improvement Notices <ins class="ministerial">have been served.</ins><del class="ministerial">relating to oil and gas extraction on the UK Continental Shelf.</del></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Of these, </ins><del class="ministerial">The period for compliance has expired for 40</del><ins class="ministerial">21</ins><del class="ministerial"> of these</del> notices <del class="ministerial">and all</del> have been complied with. <ins class="ministerial">10 have not yet expired, and five</ins><del class="ministerial">Four</del> notices are subject to appeal and so are suspended until the appeal process is complete.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T14:32:34.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T14:32:34.39Z
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less than 2015-03-25T17:43:45.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:43:45.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Health and Safety Executive on the (a) application and (b) enforcement of the UK Continental Shelf of Directive 2013/30/EU on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations in the event that the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 209347 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to maintaining health and safety protections for workers when the UK leaves the EU so there is no reason for these standards to change .</p><p> </p><p>The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015 (SCR15) transposed the health and safety requirements of Directive 2013/30/EU into domestic legislation. All requirements and duties in SCR15 will continue to apply after the UK has left the EU. This will provide certainty and clarity for workers and industry.</p><p> </p><p>Minor technical amendments are required to make sure SCR15 remains operable after EU exit.</p><p>Three amendments are included in <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/1370/introduction/made" target="_blank">The Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (SI 218/1370)</a> (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/1370/introduction/made). This Statutory Instrument (SI) was laid in Parliament on 18 December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>One further amendment is included in <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2019/9780111176368" target="_blank">The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019</a> (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2019/9780111176368). The draft SI was laid in Parliament on 11 December 2018.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 209350 more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T17:30:53.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T17:30:53.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, whether the provisions of the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015 (OSDR) require amendment in order to continue applying on installations on the UK Continental Shelf after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 209350 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to maintaining health and safety protections for workers when the UK leaves the EU so there is no reason for these standards to change .</p><p> </p><p>The Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc.) Regulations 2015 (SCR15) transposed the health and safety requirements of Directive 2013/30/EU into domestic legislation. All requirements and duties in SCR15 will continue to apply after the UK has left the EU. This will provide certainty and clarity for workers and industry.</p><p> </p><p>Minor technical amendments are required to make sure SCR15 remains operable after EU exit.</p><p>Three amendments are included in <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/1370/introduction/made" target="_blank">The Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (SI 218/1370)</a> (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/1370/introduction/made). This Statutory Instrument (SI) was laid in Parliament on 18 December 2018.</p><p> </p><p>One further amendment is included in <a href="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2019/9780111176368" target="_blank">The Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019</a> (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2019/9780111176368). The draft SI was laid in Parliament on 11 December 2018.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 209347 more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T17:30:53.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T17:30:53.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, how many meetings of the Offshore Major Accident Hazards Advisory Committee (OMAHAC) there have been since March 2016; and if she will list the attendees at each meeting of OMAHAC to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 209351 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
star this property answer text <p>There have been five OMAHAC meetings since March 2016. OMAHAC’s membership comprises representatives from the following organisations: Health and Safety Executive (HSE); Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (Regulators); Oil &amp; Gas UK; International Association of Drilling Contractors; British Rig Owners Association; International Marine Contractors Association; Step Change in Safety (Industry Bodies); National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers and Unite (Unions). Most of OMAHAC’s meeting agendas, minutes and attendee lists have been made available from HSE’s website: <a href="http://www.hse.gov.uk/osdr/omahac.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hse.gov.uk/osdr/omahac.htm</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2019-01-24T17:23:41.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-24T17:23:41.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Health and Safety Executive about backlogs of safety-critical maintenance work on offshore installations in the North Sea. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 221872 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>DWP ministers have had no such discussions with the Health and Safety Executive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T16:03:02.243Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T16:03:02.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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4122
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star this property date less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, which operational installations in the North Sea have a backlog of safety-critical maintenance work; and what the deadlines are for completion of such work in each case. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 221874 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>HSE does not collect the data in the form requested. In its latest Safety Report, the trade body Oil and Gas UK reported an average of 170 man hours backlog per installation for December 2013.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All duty holders are required to ensure plant is maintained in an efficient state, efficient working order and in good repair.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In developing its current offshore strategy, HSE consulted widely with operator, contractor and workforce representatives. All identified maintenance backlogs as a significant and persistent issue affecting safety as well as efficient and sustainable production. Inspection of maintenance and asset integrity is a central part of HSE’s offshore intervention strategy. This includes taking enforcement action where duty holders have failed to manage the risk from maintenance backlogs or have failed to identify risks arising from inadequate maintenance.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2015-01-28T16:13:34.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T16:13:34.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, if he will investigate the causes of the increase in the backlog of safety critical maintenance work on oil and gas installations in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6101 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>Operators choose how best to invest in the exploitation of the offshore oil and gas industry. The Health and Safety Executive’s programme of offshore inspections and accident and incident investigations includes both the identification of immediate failures and underlying causes; findings are followed up with the relevant duty holders. Where consistent causes of failure are identified, these are shared with industry to assist operators in directing investment towards securing efficient and safe production.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T14:09:01.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T14:09:01.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues in the Department for Energy and Climate Change, (b) the Health and Safety Executive, (c) the Oil and Gas Authority, (d) trade unions and (e) Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) on OGUK's finding in its annual report into the industry's safety performance in the North Sea in 2014 of a growing backlog of safety critical maintenance work on oil and gas installations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6100 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Minister for Disabled People has held discussions on this matter with the Health and Safety Executive. HSE have begun discussions with the Oil and Gas Authority to ensure its approaches to asset maintenance are coordinated. HSE has raised the issue of asset maintenance at a wide range of industry forums, including the tripartite Step Change in Safety Leadership Team at which both Trades Unions and OGUK are represented.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T14:51:49.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T14:51:49.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4122
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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 Work and Pensions, what the current backlog of safety critical maintenance work is for each operational oil and gas installation on the UK continental shelf; and if he will place that information in the Library. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6105 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>There is currently no legal requirement for Dutyholders to report this data to the Health and Safety Executive on a formal basis, this is a voluntary scheme managed by Oil and Gas UK (OGUK). The information being requested was gathered by OGUK and is held by them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T15:11:24.377Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T15:11:24.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Offshore Industry: Safety remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the Health and Safety Executive to publish the data required to calculate the combined total of major and significant process Hydrocarbon Releases that occurred on North Sea oil and gas installations in 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 6104 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Health and Safety Executive’s ‘Annual Offshore Statistics and Regulatory Activity Report 2014/15’ is scheduled to be released on 23<sup>rd</sup> September. This will include data on Hydrocarbon Releases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2015-07-16T15:13:25.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-16T15:13:25.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter