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star this property date less than 2020-03-18more like thismore than 2020-03-18
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Bank Cards: Coronavirus 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has made to credit and debit card companies and retail banks on raising the £30 limit on contactless payments to reduce physical interaction in response to the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 31475 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 2020-03-27more like thismore than 2020-03-27
star this property answer text <p>Industry will increase the cap on the value of contactless transactions from 1 April, and shops will begin accepting payments up to £45.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury is working closely with industry and the financial regulators to ensure the steps they take are properly coordinated with Government’s wider economic response to COVID-19.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2020-03-27T11:58:02.28Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-27T11:58:02.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1182701
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star this property date less than 2020-03-04more like thismore than 2020-03-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment 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 Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of linear accelerator radiotherapy machines in use by NHS trusts that are past the recommended 10-year lifespan; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 25077 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 2020-03-12more like thismore than 2020-03-12
star this property answer text <p>NHS England and NHS Improvement produced a stocktake, which included age, of linear accelerators in full clinical use in 2016 as part of the Equipment Modernisation programme. Further work to update this stocktake is underway to reflect both the impact of the Equipment Modernisation programme and any local changes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2020-03-12T14:50:54.39Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-12T14:50:54.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1182700
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-03-04more like thismore than 2020-03-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Cancer: Radiotherapy 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 Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of radiotherapy services to be able to cope with anticipated future demand created by improved early cancer diagnosis. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 25076 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 2020-03-12more like thismore than 2020-03-12
star this property answer text <p>A capacity planning exercise in England, run by NHS England and NHS Improvement, modelled radiotherapy activity levels over a five year period and it is expected that there will be 1 – 2% increase in referral to radiotherapy. In practice this level of growth remains relatively stable and is regularly monitored in conjunction with service providers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2020-03-12T16:04:38.587Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-12T16:04:38.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1182699
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-03-04more like thismore than 2020-03-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Blood Cancer: Diagnosis 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 Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reduce the number of people who first receive a diagnosis of blood cancer in hospital A&E units. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 25075 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 2020-03-13more like thismore than 2020-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The NHS Long Term Plan sets out an ambition that, by 2028, the proportion of cancers diagnosed at stages 1 and 2 will rise from around half to three-quarters of cancer patients.</p><p>Other key actions to increase an early diagnosis of blood cancer are:</p><p>- campaigns to raise greater awareness of the symptoms of cancer;</p><p>- lowering the threshold for referral by general practitioners (GPs);</p><p>- accelerate access to diagnosis and treatment and maximise the number of cancers that specialist’s can identify through screening; and</p><p>- roll-out of new Rapid Diagnostic Centres across the country to</p><p>- upgrade and bring together the latest diagnostic equipment and expertise.</p><p> </p><p>The Long Term Plan also commits to invest £4.5 billion of new funding to establish Primary Care Networks based on neighbouring GP practices. The GP Contract, published on 6 February 2020, includes a new service specification for supporting early cancer diagnosis, including blood cancer.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2020-03-13T12:18:16.173Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-13T12:18:16.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1182020
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star this property date less than 2020-03-02more like thismore than 2020-03-02
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 Pâté de Foie Gras: Imports 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 plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the import of foie gras into the UK. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 23530 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 2020-03-09more like thismore than 2020-03-09
star this property answer text <p>While allowed under EU law, the Government has made clear that the production of foie gras from ducks or geese using force feeding raises serious welfare concerns. The production of foie gras by force feeding is banned in the UK as it is incompatible with our domestic legislation.</p><p> </p><p>After the transition period, there will be an opportunity to consider whether the UK can adopt a different approach to foie gras imports and sales in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Prentis more like this
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less than 2020-03-09T11:57:58.65Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-09T11:57:58.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Prentis more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1180970
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star this property date less than 2020-02-26more like thismore than 2020-02-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Biology: Research 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 the Home Department, with reference to the UK Biological Security Strategy, published in June 2018, what steps she is taking to promote a responsible biological sciences research culture in the UK. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 21240 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 2020-03-06more like thismore than 2020-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), both part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), have a position statement in place on Dual Use, jointly with the Welcome Trust <a title="Original URL: https://mrc.ukri.org/research/policies-and-guidance-for-researchers/managing-risks-of-research-misuse/ Click to follow link." href="https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmrc.ukri.org%2Fresearch%2Fpolicies-and-guidance-for-researchers%2Fmanaging-risks-of-research-misuse%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7CJonathan.Hoare%40beis.gov.uk%7Ca676cc22ec564e7edd7e08d7bb89b830%7Ccbac700502c143ebb497e6492d1b2dd8%7C0%7C0%7C637184072480985406&amp;sdata=14IMfrZIRDfnOnismXADFgzfx1Y1oseqKvm4I%2FytYRM%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://mrc.ukri.org/research/policies-and-guidance-for-researchers/managing-risks-of-research-misuse/</a></p><p>The research community must take active steps to develop mechanisms of self-governance, and that through doing so researchers can ensure that responsibly conducted research is not unnecessarily obstructed. UKRI-BBSRC and UKRI-MRC also have internal processes in place to review research grant applicants where Dual Use concerns arise during the course of peer review.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2020-03-06T12:00:05.433Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-06T12:00:05.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1180969
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star this property date less than 2020-02-26more like thismore than 2020-02-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar 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 Biology: Research 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, with reference to the UK Biological Security Strategy, published June 2018, what steps he has taken to establish a central point of contact (a) on dual-use biological research and (b) to review the Government's approach to dual-use bio research. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 21239 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 2020-03-06more like thismore than 2020-03-06
star this property answer text <p>We continue to support and recognise the value of biological research.</p><p>The potential security risk from dual-use of some biological research is recognised in the UK Biological Security Strategy and Government departments continue to monitor emerging technologies and work to mitigate these risks, whilst continuing to build the right regulatory environment for innovation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Old Bexley and Sidcup more like this
star this property answering member printed James Brokenshire more like this
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less than 2020-03-06T11:56:54.897Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-06T11:56:54.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Brokenshire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1180967
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star this property date less than 2020-02-26more like thismore than 2020-02-26
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Vaccination: Research 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 the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of directing UKRI to fund research into platform vaccine and diagnostic tools to support the development of vaccines during a potential pandemic. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 21237 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-03-03more like thismore than 2020-03-03
star this property answer text <p>We work with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Department for International Development, and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to support research on platform vaccine technologies and diagnostic tools that can be utilised as a rapid response during a pandemic. These form a component of the current DHSC and UKRI COVID-19 rapid-response call for proposals to address the threat of this novel coronavirus. Platform vaccines and diagnostics are an integral part of UKRI’s current approach for the development and translation of research findings into tangible benefits, with research funded across UKRI councils</p><p> </p><p>DHSC and UKRI lead the UK Vaccine Network which brings together funders, industry and academia to identify and target investment opportunities for the most promising vaccines and vaccine technologies, including platform vaccine and diagnostic tools to combat infectious diseases with epidemic potential and to address structural issues related to the UK’s vaccine infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Network two vaccine manufacturing hubs have been established to streamline vaccine manufacturing. A £10 million award to Professor Robin Shuttock at Imperial College London aims to revolutionise the vaccine manufacture, stabilisation and storage, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and improving prevention of existing and new diseases. A £7 million award to Professor Tarit Mukhopadhyay at University College London aims to establish the UK as a global centre for vaccine discovery, development and manufacture, while also ensuring that new vaccine manufacturing processes can be used in low and middle income countries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Derby North more like this
star this property answering member printed Amanda Solloway more like this
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less than 2020-03-03T16:02:27.333Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-03T16:02:27.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amanda Solloway more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1180971
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star this property date less than 2020-02-26more like thismore than 2020-02-26
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Infectious Diseases: Disease Control 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 Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's Pandemic Influenza Response Plan, published on 15 August 2014, what plans his Department has to produce a more general pandemic response plan to inform and support sectors of society in responding to pandemics. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 21241 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-03-06more like thismore than 2020-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom is well prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases, with well-rehearsed and robust plans in place to respond.</p><p> </p><p>National and international surveillance systems support the assessment of the risk to the UK posed by both influenza and other infectious diseases. When the Department identifies a pandemic risk facing the UK, we work with expert stakeholders to produce guidance to support all sectors in mitigating the risk to the public.</p><p> </p><p>The National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies (NRR) provides an assessment of the likelihood and potential impact of a range of different civil emergency risks, including pandemics. Local planners use the NRR to highlight risks to sectors of society to raise awareness and guide contingency planning.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2020-03-06T12:42:37.467Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-06T12:42:37.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1180968
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star this property date less than 2020-02-26more like thismore than 2020-02-26
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health: Emergencies 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve data sharing agreements between countries in the case of a global health emergency. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith remove filter
star this property uin 21238 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 2020-03-05more like thismore than 2020-03-05
star this property answer text <p>Under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) implements a clear policy on data sharing in the context of public health emergencies that all countries are encouraged to comply with. The IHR encourage States to share information with WHO before a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is declared. Data can be made publicly available if a PHEIC is declared, if there is evidence of international spread of infections or other harmful agents or if there is an immediate need for international control measures.</p><p>Since the Coronavirus outbreak began, the UK has engaged internationally with affected countries to raise the importance of providing the WHO promptly with comprehensive &quot;line-list&quot; demographic and geographic information. The British Government encourages all countries to comply with requirements of International Health Regulations, which includes sharing of data in case of public health emergencies. Through Official Development Assistance, We are also supporting 6 Lower-Middle Income Countries to improve their compliance with International Health Regulations .</p><p>The UK also has other bilateral or multilateral relationships where we share information. These include the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).</p>
star this property answering member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
star this property answering member printed Nigel Adams more like this
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less than 2020-03-05T16:06:34.217Zmore like thismore than 2020-03-05T16:06:34.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this