The Answer Shop is a free information service, which is willing to accept questions on any topic, free of charge.

Replies will be sent by return of email, usually within 24 hours of receipt. More difficult, specialised, controversial or complicated questions may take longer. Please bear with us. Our aim is to provide a genuinely useful information service for no charge.

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The Answer Shop reserves the right to refuse to answer any question, and without necessarily stating a reason. However, we will genuinely try to avoid doing this, unless replies would be obscene, defamatory, infringe copyright, or be otherwise illegal.

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