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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Recycling more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of a national campaign to (a) reinforce recycling behaviour, (b) signpost recycling facilities and (c) ensure the public know what materials they can recycle. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 253526 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Our consultations on ‘consistency in household and business recycling collections in England’ and on ‘reforming the packaging producer responsibility schemes’ proposed measures for local authorities collecting the same core set of materials for recycling from households and potentially using fees from producers to fund public communication campaigns on recycling.</p><p> </p><p>Our consultations also proposed a mandatory UK wide labelling scheme in which producers label their packaging as recyclable or not recyclable.</p><p> </p><p>These consultations closed on 13 May and we are currently analysing responses and will publish the Government’s response in due course.</p><p> </p><p>Defra currently supports the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s RecycleNow campaign which provides support for local campaigns. It also provides a toolkit for local authorities to help with their messaging on recycling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-20T10:53:24.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-20T10:53:24.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Diesel Engines: Urban Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to limit the use of diesel generators in town centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 251945 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government currently regulates the use of generators with a thermal input of over 1 megawatt in order to minimise the negative impact on air quality, in particular nitrogen oxide emissions.</p><p> </p><p>The Clean Air Strategy, published earlier this year, recognises the scope for potentially tighter controls in the future, both in terms of size of generator and level of emissions. It also commits to exploring the use of environmental permitting for significant non-road mobile machinery sources where appropriate, including generators.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T08:48:52.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T08:48:52.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly remove filter
1124553
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star this property date less than 2019-05-02more like thismore than 2019-05-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Plastic Bags: Biodegradability 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that plastic bags labelled as biodegradable or compostable break down quickly in a natural environment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 250462 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government is concerned that, in the absence of agreed standards, claims about the biodegradability of plastic based products cannot be verified leading to potential confusion in the market place, possible increased levels of consumption and potential environmental harm at the point of disposal.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Bioeconomy Strategy published on 5 December 2018, the Government committed to work with UK Research and Innovation and industry to seek evidence on the demand, benefits and implications (for example the impact on recycling streams) of a standard for bio based and biodegradable plastics that would include carrier bags. The call for evidence will seek evidence in relation to labelling and information provision.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-05-09T12:11:25.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-09T12:11:25.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1123097
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star this property date less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Waste: Crime 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 steps he is taking to tackle waste crime including (a) illegal exports of waste, (b) fly-tipping and (c) the burning of waste. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 247605 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>Last year, the Environment Agency issued 158 stop notices prohibiting the export of unsuitable waste. It stopped 367 containers of waste destined for illegal export at ports and intervened upstream to prevent 8,974 tonnes of waste from reaching our ports. Any UK operators found to be illegally exporting waste can face severe sanctions – from financial penalties up to imprisonment.</p><p> </p><p>In the Resources and Waste Strategy, published in December last year, we stated that we are exploring ways to further address the illegal shipment of waste, for example through increased monitoring of international waste shipments and the introduction of a system for exporters to cover costs of waste repatriation where needed.</p><p> </p><p>It is illegal to dispose of waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment or harm to human health. This includes both fly-tipping and the burning of waste. We have given the Environment Agency an extra £60 million to tackle waste crime since 2014.</p><p> </p><p>In January we gave local authorities the power to issue fixed penalties to householders who fail in their duty of care and give waste to fly-tippers. This built on powers given in 2016 to hand out financial penalties to fly-tippers themselves, and in 2015 to strengthen local authorities’ ability to search and seize the vehicles of suspected fly-tippers. The latest figures show no increase in the number of incidents dealt with by local authorities for the first time in five years during 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>The Resources and Waste Strategy also contains commitments to reform the existing exemptions regime to prevent the use of exemptions in hiding illegal activity, such as misuse of the D7 exemption for burning waste in the open, to toughen penalties for waste criminals and to create a Joint Unit for Waste Crime which will coordinate a multi-agency response to the most serious cases.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T09:37:46.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T09:37:46.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1122397
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Utilities: Prices 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 steps he is taking to ensure that the price of (a) energy and (b) water services remain affordable for older people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 246477 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Hon. Member to the reply given to the Rt. Hon. Member for East Ham, Stephen Timms, on 23 April 2019 to PQ 244003.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T13:31:18.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T13:31:18.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1122518
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Urban Areas more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing monthly car-free Sundays in city centres. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 246481 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
star this property answer text <p>We have made no assessment on implementing a car-free Sunday scheme. This is a matter for individual local authorities to decide as they are best placed to ensure that decisions take into account local needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-29T13:36:55.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-29T13:36:55.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Landfill: Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on public health of Walley's Quarry landfill site in Newcastle-under-Lyme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 245674 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) is responsible for permitting and regulating the Walley’s Quarry landfill site. When determining an application for a landfill permit, public health authorities are consulted and their comments considered within any issued permit conditions.</p><p> </p><p>To assist public health assessment, the EA carried out an ambient air monitoring study between 6 July 2017 and 14 February 2018. The full report has been shared with Public Health England (PHE) locally for their assessment, as they would be responsible for determining any wider impacts on human health. PHE has assessed the environmental data provided by the EA (6 July 2017 - 14 February 2018) and notes that these levels are low and that it would not expect there to be any long term health consequences.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The EA installed further mobile monitoring on 18 January 2019 near the northern boundary of Walley’s landfill site. The EA continues to work with local public health partners and this further information will be shared with them to enable them to decide upon any action in relation to human health. PHE is able to provide advice to GPs if residents consult them with any health concerns.</p><p> </p><p>From analysis of syndrome surveillance data, PHE has no evidence at this stage of an increase in GP consultations or calls to NHS 111 by the neighbouring population for symptoms of breathing difficulties or eye problems.</p><p>PHE continues to support the EA and local stakeholders with community engagement and will review any other potential health effects in light of further monitoring information supplied.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T13:32:24.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T13:32:24.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Equipment: Recycling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all household e-waste is recycled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 244034 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The current 2013 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations require producers to pay for the environmentally sound collection, treatment and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) when it becomes waste.</p><p> </p><p>Producers are set annual WEEE collection targets and finance the full cost of collection and proper treatment of household WEEE, including costs incurred by local authorities, which in turn must enable householders to deposit WEEE for recycling at household waste recycling centres.</p><p> </p><p>Retailers of EEE are required to either offer a like for like in-store take back upon sale of a new item of EEE or to provide funding support for local authorities to support collection, recycling and reuse of WEEE.</p><p> </p><p>The Government funds guidance for householders, including a postcode search function for UK WEEE disposal locations, available at: <a href="http://www.recyclenow.com" target="_blank">www.recyclenow.com</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Any producers that fail to meet their household WEEE collection target are required to contribute to a fund which provides further support to local authorities to support increased WEEE collections, leading to higher levels of recycling and reuse of unwanted WEEE.</p><p> </p><p>As laid out in our ambitious Resources and Waste Strategy, the Government will consult on reforms to the WEEE producer responsibility regime to drive more sustainable product design and further increase recycling rates by the end of 2020.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T12:00:41.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T12:00:41.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Birds: Conservation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is issuing guidelines to local authorities on the use of mesh netting which prevents birds from nesting. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 244035 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the Rt. Hon. Member for Birkenhead, Frank Field, on 23 April, PQ 243353.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-24T13:00:36.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T13:00:36.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Waste Disposal: Crime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the environmental cost of waste crime in England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 243364 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-15more like thismore than 2019-04-15
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency has published an evaluation of the effect of additional funding on tackling waste crime, identifying £5 worth of potential benefits for each £1 invested. This included an estimated environmental cost of £1.86-£1.88 per tonne of waste on illegal waste sites.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/waste-crime-interventions-and-evaluation" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/waste-crime-interventions-and-evaluation</a></p><p> </p><p>Additionally, Rethinking Waste Crime, published by the Environmental Services Association in 2017, estimated the economic impact of waste crime in England at over £600 million. This includes wider economic impacts and is not limited to environmental costs.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.ciwm-journal.co.uk/downloads/Rethinking_Waste_Crime.pdf" target="_blank">www.ciwm-journal.co.uk/downloads/Rethinking_Waste_Crime.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-04-15T09:35:41.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-15T09:35:41.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly remove filter