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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate he has made of the tonnage of carbon dioxide emitted by (a) the production processes, including drying, of biomass destined for UK power generation, (b) the transportation of biomass from all origins to power generation plants in the UK and (c) the transportation and disposal of fly ash arising from biomass combustion in the UK in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 211440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government is bringing in sustainability criteria for those supplying biomass under the RO and RHI. These were initially introduced as reporting requirements from April 2014, with the intention of bringing in mandatory criteria from April 2015. No data has yebeen published.</p><p>In order to calculate the greenhouse gas saving of a fuel, suppliers are required to sum each of the emission components but are not required to report the component savings. It is the responsibility of generators to determine where in their supply chain the saving is made.</p><p>Power suppliers using bioliquids have had to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive’s sustainability criteria since 2011, which includes a 35% minimum greenhouse gas emissions saving. Ofgem reports on these emissions, the most recent figures are found in the Renewable Obligation annual report:</p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/86392/roannualreport2012-13final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/ofgem-publications/86392/roannualreport2012-13final.pdf</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:32:47.1952826Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:32:47.1952826Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Biofuels 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 Energy and Climate Change, what the total subsidy was to (a) power generation by biomass and (b) domestic combustion of biomass in the UK in the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 211441 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
unstar this property answer text <p>The main mechanism of support for biomass1 power generation is the Renewables Obligation (RO). An estimate of support can be made by applying the share of RO certificates (ROCs) redeemed by suppliers, originating from biomass generation, to overall RO expenditure. This is given in the table below for 2011/12 to 2013/14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><em>RO total expenditure (£m nominal)</em></p></td><td><p><em>Biomass share of ROCs redeemed (%)</em></p></td><td><p><em>Estimated biomass support under the RO (£m nominal)</em></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2011/12</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1,458</p></td><td><p>33.5</p></td><td><p>488.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2012/13</em></strong></p></td><td><p>1,991</p></td><td><p>31.9</p></td><td><p>635.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong><em>2013/14 (P)</em></strong></p></td><td><p>2,599</p></td><td><p>27.9</p></td><td><p>725.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2013/14 data are provisional, Ofgem’s annual report will be published in February 2015.</p><p> </p><p>RO expenditure published in Ofgem’s RO annual reports, available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/renewables-obligation-ro" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/renewables-obligation-ro</a></p><p> </p><p>ROCs redeemed by technology available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk/Public/ReportManager.aspx?ReportVisibility=1&amp;ReportCategory=0" target="_blank">https://www.renewablesandchp.ofgem.gov.uk/Public/ReportManager.aspx?ReportVisibility=1&amp;ReportCategory=0</a> <em>(Compliance certificates report)</em>.</p><p> </p><p>Domestic combustion of biomass in the UK is currently supported by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), but was previously covered by the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) until April 2014. The table below gives figures for the amount of subsidy biomass boilers received in the last 3 years:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Spend on Biomass Boilers (Nominal Prices)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£1.9m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£1.5m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£0.9m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em> There is no single category for “biomass” under the RO. In this answer, we have defined biomass as the following generation types: Anaerobic Digestion, ACT, bioliquids, dedicated biomass, biomass conversions, EfW, landfill and sewage gas and CHP technologies. </em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T17:23:05.9690641Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:23:05.9690641Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading 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 Exiting the European Union, how much his Department plans to spend on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal between now and March 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 192878 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department will be fulfilling its objectives within our Spending Review settlement, which provides funding through to March 2020.</p><p>The Department does not record expenditure or forecasts against potential outcomes. It records expenditure and forecasts on a functional basis.</p><p>Based on this, we are expecting to fulfill our Departmental objectives within our budget allocations up to March 2020.</p><p>2018/19 Budget: £94.287m</p><p>2019/20 Budget: £94.780m</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T12:02:12.32Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T12:02:12.32Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Meetings 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 the Home Department, on how many occasions Ministers of his Department have had meetings with (a) Mermaids UK, (b) Stonewall and (c) Gendered Intelligence in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 194661 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
unstar this property answer text <p>Home Office Ministers have regular meetings as part of the process of policy development and delivery. No Minister has met with the named organisations in a Home Office capacity.</p><p>I refer the Hon. Member for Monmouth to the answers given by the Government and Equalities Office, UIN 194662 and 194663 on 29th November 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T17:46:19.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T17:46:19.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Meetings 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 the Home Department, on how many occasions Ministers of his Department have had meetings with (a) A Woman's Place, (b) Transgender Trend and (c) Fair Play for Women in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 194664 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Our records indicate that the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Ministers of his department have had official meetings with; (a) A Woman’s Place on 0 occasions, (b) Transgender Trend on 0 occasions, and (c) Fair Play for Women on 0 occasions in the last three years. This does not include meetings these organisations may have attended where there were multiple organisations represented, or informal meetings at external events.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:01:05.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:01:05.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Equalities Office: Meetings more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2018 to Question 194662 and Question 194663 on Government Equalities Office: Meetings, on how many occasions (a) she and (b) officials in her Department have held meetings with (i) Mermaids UK, (ii) Stonewall and (iii) Gendered Intelligence, (iv) Transgendered Trend, (v) Fair Play for Women and (vi) A Woman's Place in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 199833 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 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
unstar this property answer text <p>A) Since becoming the Minister for Women and Equalities in April this year, The Minister has had one introductory meeting with Stonewall to discuss LGBT policy, and one meeting with The Founder of a Women’s Place.</p><p>B) Since beginning its consultation engagement work in September 2017, the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) consultation team have met with the named organisations on the following number of occasions:</p><p>i. Mermaids: once</p><p>ii. Stonewall: four times</p><p>iii. Gendered Intelligence (GI): three times</p><p>iv. Transgender Trend: twice</p><p>v. Fair Play For Women (FPFW): twice</p><p>vi. A Woman’s Place (WP): three times</p><p>During the GRA consultation, officials in the Government Equalities Office also held roundtables with various groups, including: one on the topic of prisons and offender management, which was attended by FPFW; one with women’s organisations and charities, which was attended by FPFW and WP; one with LGBT organisations, which was attended by Stonewall, GI and Mermaids; and one focused on Wales, which was attended by Stonewall Cymru.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2018-12-11T17:15:02.58Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-11T17:15:02.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-15more like thismore than 2019-01-15
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Dover Port: Road Traffic 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 Transport, what proportion of traffic using the Port of Dover is commercial through traffic from the Republic of Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 208813 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the origin and route taken by vehicles using UK ferry ports is not held by the Department for Transport.</p><p> </p><p>Data for 2017 indicates that 1.25 million powered Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) travelled from the Port of Dover to Europe on roll-on roll-off ferries, of which 1% (15,000) were registered to the Republic of Ireland.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wealden more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:24:26.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:24:26.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nusrat Ghani more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK 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 What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of inward foreign direct investment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 909812 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 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
unstar this property answer text <p>With your permission Mr Speaker I will answer question 10 together with questions 13. The UK remains the top destination in Europe, and third in the world for foreign direct investment.  By the end of 2017, UK inward FDI stock levels reached <strong>£1,337bn</strong>, a record for the UK.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to publishing annual analysis of DIT’s FDI performance as Official Statistics, we recently published one of the most comprehensive analyses of the economic impact of FDI in the world, highlighting the benefits of FDI to the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-03-14T14:49:55.3Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T14:49:55.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
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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 Animal Welfare: Sentencing 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 he has made of the potential merits of a maximum five-year sentence for animal cruelty as a deterrent to animal cruelty offenders who use such acts of cruelty to manipulate human victims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 232542 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-22more like thismore than 2019-03-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, and we have announced that we will increase the maximum custodial penalty for animal cruelty from six months to five years to allow the courts to impose appropriate penalties in extreme cases, whatever the motivation for the offence.</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 2019-03-22T10:15:11.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-22T10:15:11.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Mobile Phones more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will provide a list of the brands of mobile phone which Cabinet ministers are advised not to use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Monmouth more like this
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David T. C. Davies more like this
star this property uin 256251 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 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
unstar this property answer text <p>It is for individual Government departments to manage their own technology and telecommunications requirements in accordance with their business and security needs, including equipping their Ministers with appropriate ICT equipment. HMG takes the secure use of mobile phones very seriously and advice on how to securely manage mobile devices is published by the National Cyber Security Centre. Such information includes recommending the use of Android devices on the Android Enterprise Recommended (AER) list and for iOS, using supported devices with a Secure Enclave.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2019-06-03T16:21:19.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-03T16:21:19.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David T. C. Davies remove filter