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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy Performance Certificates 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend Energy Performance Certificates to include information on the health and safety of properties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 280240 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to extend the scope of Energy Performance Certificates for buildings to include information about the health or safety of buildings.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:43:17.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:43:17.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1140796
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Building Regulations: Air Pollution more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department's review of ventilation and energy-efficiency in building regulations includes indoor air quality; and whether the future homes standard will include benchmarking on indoor air quality. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 280241 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>In the Government’s Clean Air Strategy 2019, we committed to consulting on changes to standards in Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations, as part of our 2019 consultation on the Building Regulations’ energy efficiency standards. The statutory guidance for Part F (Approved Document F) describes how buildings in urban areas should be designed to reduce the intake of pollutants. In this review we are using the latest evidence on indoor air quality to inform ventilation standards.</p><p>The Future Homes Standard will be implemented through an uplift to the Building Regulations, subject to consultation. We will expand on the technical detail of these proposals during the 2019 consultation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:43:57.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:43:57.07Z
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4053
star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1140797
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings and Housing: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to (a) establish a sub-committee of the Housing Taskforce to include stakeholders involved in the delivery of healthy and quality homes and (b) respond to the recommendations made in the all-party Parliamentary group for healthy homes and buildings white paper, published 24 October 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 280242 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to improving housing standards. Minister's have engaged with the APPG for Healthy Homes and Buildings, following the publication of their White Paper in October and have noted the Paper’s recommendations. We will continue to engage with the APPG and related stakeholders as we develop policy to build their views into policy. The Department has seen the number of private rented homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard fall 15 per cent since 2010 – a record low. <br> <br> We have also seen the number of social homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard decrease significantly. Our Department has also dedicated a chapter in The revised National Panning and Policy Framework includes a dedicated chapter on the creation of healthy and safe places. We have also launched the Social Housing Green Paper which asks if we should consider what constitutes a decent home.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:39:54.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:39:54.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1140798
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the UK's existing housing stock to ensure that the oldest homes are fit for purpose and do not exacerbate or cause ill health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 280243 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 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Department has seen the number of private rented homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard fall 15 per cent since 2010 – a record low. We have also seen the number of social homes failing to meet the Decent Homes Standard decrease significantly.</p><p>Local authorities have powers under the Housing Act 2004 to review the Private Rented Sector stock and to tackle poor rented property conditions which may impact peoples’ health. They must take enforcement action where the most serious (category 1) hazards are present - this is usually assessed through the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS).</p><p>In October 2018 the Government launched a scoping review to consider whether the HHSRS should be updated and, if so, to what extent. This review has now reported, and I announced that there will be a comprehensive overhaul of the HHSRS to begin later this year.</p><p>In addition, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act, which came into force on 20th March 2019, empowers tenants to take their landlords to court if they fail to address health and safety hazards. <br> <br>We have also launched the Social Housing Green Paper which asks if we should consider what constitutes a decent home.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T16:41:15Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T16:41:15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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1137419
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Fire Prevention 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued on fire safety for the construction of wooden dwellings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274543 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Building Regulations in England set minimum fire safety requirements for new homes and non-domestic buildings. They are couched in functional terms, and the Building Regulation guidance sets performance recommendations rather than prescribing the materials or technologies to be used. Similar provisions exist in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. For example, Building Regulation guidance for fire resistance is provided in terms of ratings , these can be achieved by a range of materials and designs (e.g. steel, concrete, wood) by demonstrating they have met the requirements through recognised test methods and classifications. The Guidance for England has recently been revised in a new clearer format and is available on-line at; <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Ffire-safety-approved-document-b&amp;data=02%7C01%7CBrian.Martin%40communities.gov.uk%7C171a3f8e4e0a4e9b3c2408d709e3b0f1%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C636988745832773114&amp;sdata=rmZXMlv9xsWBMNqx4pNlOP4H3RZHOfb%2BdWMJFwpvMXE%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-approved-document-b</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:41:24.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:41:24.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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1135768
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Older People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support the construction of specialist housing for elderly people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 271450 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>There is a clear link between ageing and the need for more accessible housing. The National Planning Policy Framework expects planning authorities to have specific policies to address the housing needs of older people and we have recently published new guidance to help councils implement these policies.</p><p>The Framework expects local planning authorities to use the Government’s standards for accessible and adaptable housing when preparing their plans, where this would address an identified need. In addition, the Government has also recently announced that it will consult on mandating higher accessibility standards for new housing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:24:42.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:24:42.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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1133131
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheltered Housing: Older People 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing new forms of tenure for older people in specialist housing-with-care settings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 266695 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 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government currently does not have any plans to introduce other forms of tenure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T10:52:49.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T10:52:49.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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1129292
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress the Government has made on introducing electrical safety checks in the private rented sector in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 259217 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We are working to bring into force regulations on mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector as soon as possible, subject to parliamentary approval and timetable. As outlined in the Government response to the consultation on Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector, published on 29 January 2019, we are now working with industry to produce guidance for landlords setting out the skills and qualifications relevant to determining competence of those carrying out electrical inspections. We have also been working with local authorities in England to develop the range of sanctions for non-compliance with the upcoming regulations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T15:54:06.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:54:06.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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1124910
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Older People 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have detailed planning guidance in place for the provision of specialist housing for older people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 251313 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>In the revised National Planning Policy Framework, we strengthened policy to create a clear expectation that all local authorities have policies in place for addressing the housing needs of older people. All plans submitted to the Planning Inspectorate after 24 January 2019 will need to comply with the revised Framework. We will publish new planning guidance shortly that will provide advice to authorities about implementing this policy. The number of authorities with their own detailed planning guidance on the provision of specialist housing for older people is not recorded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T14:56:50.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T14:56:50.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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1124911
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Older People 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of demand for specialist housing for older people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 251314 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 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
star this property answer text <p>Providing more homes for older people is vital to support an ageing population. Offering older people a better choice of accommodation can help them to live independently for longer and help reduce costs to social care and the health system. Our proposals, set out in the White Paper<strong> ‘</strong>Fixing our broken housing market’, underline our commitment to do more to provide the homes we need for all in our society, including for older and disabled people. In the White Paper we also recognised and committed to explore the barriers for older people moving at the right time to the right property, to build on evidence to deliver outcomes that are best for older people, including finding sustainable solutions and explore ways to stimulate the market to deliver new homes for older people.</p><p>We also published, in July 2018, the new version of the National Planning Policy Framework, which expressly requires local plans to include a detailed needs assessment for housing our older and disabled populations. We will shortly be publishing further guidance to help councils put these policies in place.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-05-15T16:44:46.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-15T16:44:46.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter