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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the audit report by the Office of the Inspector General of the US Agency for International Development, Insufficient Oversight of Public International Organizations Puts U.S. Foreign Assistance Programs at Risk, published on 25 September; and what plans, if any, they have to commission a similar audit of UK aid to Syria. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL11437 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>DFID has robust and extensive controls in place to ensure that tax payers' funds are used appropriately and effectively; that UK aid reaches those who need it and that it does not benefit extremist groups.</p><p> </p><p>As with other DFID programmes, our work in Syria remains under constant review and scrutiny, both through internal and independent processes, including by the National Audit Office and Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), which last audited DFID’s Syria humanitarian programmes in May 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-11-26T14:14:15.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:14:15.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3364
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
1104658
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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much UK Official Development Assistance expenditure will be invested in development and humanitarian support in Syria; and through which organisations that support will be directed. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL14783 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
star this property answer text <p>As one of the largest donors to the crisis since 2011, the UK remains at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Syria. Our support is focused on providing humanitarian assistance to those in most acute need. To date, we have pledged over £2.8 billion of Official Development Assistance to the Syria crisis – our largest response to a single humanitarian crisis – to alleviate the extreme suffering inside Syria and provide vital support to refugees and host communities in neighbouring countries. This includes our recent pledge at the third annual “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Conference”, where we committed to provide at least £400 million towards the Syria crisis in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>UK funding is currently implemented through 16 agencies, including the UN, international NGOs and some private sector companies, which deliver much needed food, clean water, shelter and healthcare. For security reasons, we do not publicly disclose the identity of our partners operating in Syria.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2019-04-03T15:23:34.22Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T15:23:34.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
672293
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star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much financial aid they have sent to assist those affected by the civil war in Syria in each of the years (1) 2012, (2) 2013, (3) 2014, (4) 2015, and (5) 2016. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL4631 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 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Since February 2012 DFID has provided almost £1.5 billion in humanitarian support to those affected by the conflict in Syria. This support has helped millions of people inside Syria, and Syrian refugees and their host communities in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. A breakdown of expenditure by calendar year is provided in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£48.7m</p></td><td><p>£280.4m</p></td><td><p>£277m</p></td><td><p>£340.5m</p></td><td><p>£549.9m</p></td><td><p>£1,496.5m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In addition, through the cross government Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, DFID has provided £45.7 million (financial years 2012/13 to 2015/16) to support local governance and basic services such as education, water, and electricity in Syria and the region.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-01-23T17:08:38.217Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T17:08:38.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-03more like thismore than 2017-04-03
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to help solve the humanitarian and political crisis in Syria, and to help in the redevelopment of its infrastructure. more like this
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Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property uin HL6562 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 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, providing lifesaving aid to millions of Syrians, helping Syrian refugees to remain in host countries in the region and enabling host countries to accommodate them. The UK has pledged £2.46 billion since the crisis began, our largest ever response to a single humanitarian crisis. We have helped to provide nearly 25 million food rations, over 9.5 million relief packages and over 7 million health consultations.</p><p>The UK supports fully the Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva. A negotiated political transition is the only way to end this terrible conflict. While the conflict is ongoing, our priority is to deliver lifesaving humanitarian aid those affected by the crisis. Support to reconstruction can only take place when a comprehensive, genuine and inclusive political transition is firmly under way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-04-19T15:43:16.373Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T15:43:16.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
767292
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star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 September (HL1252), what is the role of Tamkeen in delivering UK aid to support moderates in Syria; which local councils are receiving UK aid through Tamkeen; and whether individuals associated with proscribed organisations, such as Al Qaida, are or have been members of councils which have received UK aid. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL1710 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 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The “Support to Emerging Local Governance in Syria (Tamkeen)” programme, which ended in 2016, and its successor, the “Strengthening Governance Structures (Tatweer)” programme, support Provincial and Local Councils in Syria by helping them to provide open and accountable local governance and services. Tatweer operates in 16 Syrian Local Councils identified as needing immediate basic services support across Idlib, Aleppo, Daraa and Rif Damascus governorates.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has extensive controls in place to ensure that UK aid reaches those who need it and that it does not benefit extremists or terror groups, including vetting processes to ensure such groups are not part of the Councils with which we work. We actively manage the risks of operating in Syria. We stop funding to any project or sub-project where we have any concern that it could benefit proscribed groups.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-10-23T16:42:58.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T16:42:58.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
767297
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star this property date less than 2017-10-09more like thismore than 2017-10-09
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 20 September (HL1252), whether the UK aid given to Tamkeen has been spent in areas of northern Syria presently under the control of Hayat Tahrir Al Sham or Ahrar Al Sham; and if so, whether UK aid continues to be made available in those areas. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL1715 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 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Tamkeen and Tatweer, its successor programme, provide support to improve the capacity and processes of Provincial and Local Councils in northern Syria. DFID has extensive controls in place to ensure that UK aid reaches those who need it and that it does not benefit extremists or terror groups, such as Hayat Tahrir Al Sham, including vetting processes to ensure such groups are not part of the councils with which we work. We actively manage the risks of operating in Syria. We stop funding to any project or sub-project where we have any concern that it could benefit proscribed groups.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-10-23T16:42:31.957Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T16:42:31.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-11more like thismore than 2017-12-11
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Department for International Development aid has been made directly available to support religious minorities and victims of genocide in Syria in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4024 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The table below provides a breakdown of DFID spending in Syria for the last five years which includes the current financial year.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2013/2014</p></td><td><p>2014/2015</p></td><td><p>2015/2016</p></td><td><p>2016/2017</p></td><td><p>2017/2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£133.6m</p></td><td><p>£151.6m</p></td><td><p>£193.2m</p></td><td><p>£209.3m</p></td><td><p>£99.9m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>UK aid is distributed on the basis of need and need alone. We prioritise reaching the most vulnerable people, who include religious minorities and those at risk of persecution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-12-19T17:28:17.437Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T17:28:17.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
806356
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star this property date less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the total Department for International Development funding that has been diverted to Islamist jihadist groups in Syria; and whether they intend to set up an inquiry to establish how this happened. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL4154 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-29more like thismore than 2017-12-29
star this property answer text <p>DFID has a zero tolerance approach to the diversion of aid funds to extremist groups. Our programmes are designed with a range of safeguards to ensure tight financial controls at each level of the process. All reports of fraud, or diversion are taken seriously and investigated.</p><p>All organisations that receive funding from DFID are required to provide evidence about the use of funds, including providing audited financial statements. This is monitored as part of our monitoring of programme performance and delivery.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-12-29T14:30:02.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-29T14:30:02.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 23 October (HL1710), which 16 Syrian councils have received funds; whether any of those councils are in areas controlled by extremist groups including Hayat Tahrir Ash Sham and Ahrar Ash Sham; what assessment they have made of whether those funds might be exploited by such groups; and whether they intend to suspend all such financial support. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL4197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-27more like thismore than 2017-12-27
star this property answer text <p>The DFID Strengthening Governance Structures programme, Tatweer, is currently supporting thirteen Syrian councils in Aleppo, Idlib, Rif Damascus and Dera’a Governorates. Three further councils have received support through Tatweer, but this is currently suspended. For security reasons and for the protection of staff DFID does not disclose which councils have received funding.</p><p>DFID continuously assesses partners and has extensive controls in place to ensure money is used for its intended purpose and does not benefit extremist groups. Tatweer has field staff embedded within communities monitoring the ongoing conflict and the influence of extremist groups on local governance structures. Tatweer is clear with communities and local council members that any influence from extremist groups on councils will not be tolerated.</p><p>DFID has suspended financial support to two local councils in Idlib where Hayat Tahrir Ash Sham has sought to influence or control councils. We have also suspended supported to a council in Dera’a due to intense fighting. No financial support was diverted in either case. Assistance is monitored continuously and the UK Government will withdraw support if there is reason to believe UK funding may be at risk.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-12-27T13:53:23.467Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-27T13:53:23.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3364
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to ensure that there is no reduction in the level of UK funding to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Syria, and (2) to aid the relief effort in neighbouring countries in 2018–19. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL6720 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-09more like thismore than 2018-04-09
star this property answer text <p>DFID country allocations for 2018 and 2019 are yet to be determined. However, we remain at the forefront in delivering on pledges. In 2017, the UK met its pledge for the regional Syria Crisis Response, disbursing £508 million, or 102% of our pledge against the commitment of £500 million made at the April 2017 Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region conference.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will also continue to provide assistance to support Syrian refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2018-04-09T13:29:03.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-09T13:29:03.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Southwark more like this