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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Timber: Construction more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much timber used for structural construction purposes in (a) England and (b) Great Britain in each year from 2010 was (i) imported and (ii) domestically grown. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 211876 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 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Sales by UK manufacturers have seen particularly large increases in the last two years of the period. The Department does not hold information about domestically grown timber. The information is not available for England or Great Britain. The following table provides aggregate information for the value of sawn wood, densified wood, particle board, laminated wood and fibreboard (i) imported into the UK and (ii) sold by UK manufacturers.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>£m, current prices</p></td><td><p>Imports into UK</p></td><td><p>UK Manufacturers Sales</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>939.3</p></td><td><p>646.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>852.5</p></td><td><p>652.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>835.7</p></td><td><p>719.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>937.5</p></td><td><p>733.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>1,097.7</p></td><td><p>769.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1,043.5</p></td><td><p>777.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>1,249.7</p></td><td><p>861.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>1,371.1</p></td><td><p>1,219.5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Sources:</p><p>UK Manufacturers Sales – Office for National Statistics <em>UK Manufacturers' Sales by Product (PRODCOM)</em></p><p>Imports into UK – Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy <em>Monthly Statistics of Building Materials and Components</em></p>
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T15:35:43.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T15:35:43.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
1047009
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Timber: Enforcement 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of enforcement action by the Office for Product Safety and Standards related to illegally sourced timber in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 211877 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) uses a variety of tools to improve compliance with technical and environmental regulations including those governing trade in timber. A significant amount of this activity is focussed on working with businesses to improve their compliance systems. Where appropriate statutory notices and other formal actions are used and a summary of all those issued by OPSS is published on gov.uk every six months.</p><p> </p><p>In the last two years, OPSS has taken two prosecutions and issued 26 notices of remedial action and 37 warning letters under the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2013.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211878 more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T13:29:42.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:29:42.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
1047010
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Timber: EU Law 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many breaches there have been under the UK’s implementation of the EU Timber Regulation for placing illegal timber products on the UK market in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 211878 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) uses a variety of tools to improve compliance with technical and environmental regulations including those governing trade in timber. A significant amount of this activity is focussed on working with businesses to improve their compliance systems. Where appropriate statutory notices and other formal actions are used and a summary of all those issued by OPSS is published on gov.uk every six months.</p><p> </p><p>In the last two years, OPSS has taken two prosecutions and issued 26 notices of remedial action and 37 warning letters under the Timber and Timber Products (Placing on the Market) Regulations 2013.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211877 more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T13:29:42.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:29:42.407Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
1060792
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Land Registry: Cybercrime 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer of 15 June 2018 to Question 151096 on Land Registry: Cybercrime, what the outcomes relating to the use of (a) blockchain and (b) artificial intelligence are of the HM Land Registry's Digital Street project. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 221007 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 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The HM Land Registry’s research and development ‘Digital Street’ project is ongoing. The findings of the project are incorporated into HM Land Registry’s forward strategy on a continuing basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Watford more like this
star this property answering member printed Richard Harrington more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T15:26:12.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T15:26:12.067Z
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star this property label Biography information for Richard Harrington more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Maps: Technology 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology at the University of Birmingham about preparing land and mapping data for future developments in quantum technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 128689 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 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>BEIS has had no recent discussions with the UK Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology about this issue. BEIS is providing £270 million for the UK National Quantum Technology programme – including support for this and three other research hubs. Quantum technologies is one of the areas highlighted in the Industrial Strategy where we plan to launch a Ministerial-led review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T15:33:39.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:33:39.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Distributed Ledger Technology: Public Sector 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with individual academics and academic bodies on the potential benefits of distributed ledger technology for public services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 128690 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 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>In the report ‘Distributed Ledger Technology: beyond block chain’ (Jan 2016), Government Office for Science makes the case for how the technology has the potential to transform the delivery of public services. The report includes details of a range of academics consulted in its development.</p><p>Following publication of the report, and working alongside the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport, officials from BEIS, GO Science and from other Government departments have continued these wide ranging discussions. Officials have met with academics from a number of UK universities, including the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research; the University College London Centre for Blockchain Technologies; the Department of Informatics at King's College London; and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T15:34:36.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T15:34:36.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
804333
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what holdings of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies are held by the Government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 118575 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 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury does not have any holdings of Bitcoin or other crypto-currencies. HM Treasury and the Bank of England publish details of the UK’s current international reserves, including foreign currency assets, on a monthly basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T14:01:00.667Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T14:01:00.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
804334
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has been made of the risks to the UK economy of the potential failure of Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 118577 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 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The independent Financial Policy Committee (FPC), established by the Government, aims to ensure the UK financial system is resilient to, and prepared for, the wide range of risks it could face — so that the system could support the real economy, even in difficult conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Bank of England continues to monitor developments, and provided its latest assessment of the risks to financial stability in the Financial Stability Report, published in November 2017.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has stated that it will continue to monitor distributed ledger technology (DLT)-related market developments, working collaboratively with industry, HM Treasury, the Bank of England, the Information Commissioner’s Office, and other UK bodies to ensure a coordinated approach towards DLT in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T15:36:16.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T15:36:16.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
804335
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has been made of the value to the UK economy of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 118579 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 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The government has not made any formal assessment of the value to the UK of Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.</p><p> </p><p>The government is currently negotiating amendments to the European Anti-Money Laundering Directive which will extend regulation to virtual currency exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers. These amendments will enable competent authorities to ensure these firms are mitigating the risks regarding money laundering and terrorist financing, and enable the legitimate sector to grow. We expect these negotiations to conclude at EU level by early 2018, with a year for Member States to then implement the Directive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118581 more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T14:05:17.2Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T14:05:17.2Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter
804336
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cryptocurrencies: Regulation 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to regulate the use of cryptocurrencies in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 118581 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 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The government has not made any formal assessment of the value to the UK of Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.</p><p> </p><p>The government is currently negotiating amendments to the European Anti-Money Laundering Directive which will extend regulation to virtual currency exchange platforms and custodian wallet providers. These amendments will enable competent authorities to ensure these firms are mitigating the risks regarding money laundering and terrorist financing, and enable the legitimate sector to grow. We expect these negotiations to conclude at EU level by early 2018, with a year for Member States to then implement the Directive.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Barclay more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 118579 more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T14:05:17.263Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T14:05:17.263Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Barclay more like this
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4635
star this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes remove filter