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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Department for International Development: Sick Leave 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 International Development, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254069 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>106 DFID employees were absent due to stress, anxiety and/or depression during the period 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019. This represented 3.6% of DFID’s workforce and 21% of the overall sickness absence for the department during this period. The estimated cost to DFID due to sickness absence during the period 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019 was £217,350.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is committed to the health and wellbeing of all our staff, including helping them to manage stress in the workplace. DFID offers a range of guidance and services in place to support staff, including our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which offers telephone and face to face counselling for all staff. This service also provides a wide range of online information and advice on work/life issues. DFID’s HR teams and Occupational Health Services provide support and advice for staff and managers to ensure a successful return to work after a period of mental ill health. DFID also has a Listening Network, an informal peer staff network, to complement the help already available.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:55:41.903Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1127189
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 Developing Countries: Fracking 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 International Development, how much (a) official development aid and b) non-official development aid has been spent via the Prosperity Fund by his Department to provide fracking expertise to foreign Governments since 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 255375 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development has not used the Prosperity Fund to spend any ODA or non-ODA to provide fracking expertise to foreign Governments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:50:33.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:50:33.103Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1127173
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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 Developing Countries: Climate Change 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 International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2019 to Question HL15044 on Developing Countries: Climate Change, how much of the £5.8 billion allocated to international climate finance between 2016-17 and 2020-21 will be spent on tackling loss and damage in climate-vulnerable countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 255379 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Action to avert, minimize and address loss and damage associated with climate change is intricately bound up with action on mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and disaster preparedness and response. We therefore do not see that attempting to define a separate category of finance for loss and damage as useful or practical. Of the £5.8bn on climate finance we have committed to spend from 2016-2021 the UK aims to spend 50% on adaptation and 50% on mitigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:48:42.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:48:42.047Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4651
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1127483
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Department for International Development: Brexit 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 International Development, how many officials in his Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what effect that secondment of staff has had on the effectiveness of his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tottenham more like this
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Mr David Lammy more like this
star this property uin 256201 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 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>134 DFID staff have been temporarily seconded from their normal duties to work on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. DFID is working closely with other government departments to facilitate the return of staff deployed to other government departments, following the extension of Article 50. As of 21 May 2019, 100 of these staff have returned.</p><p> </p><p>To release staff for deployment, DFID undertook a detailed prioritisation exercise to assess the internal resource required to maintain essential delivery. For DFID, this meant meeting the legal commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI (Gross National Income) on international development in an effective and value for money way and the ability to respond to humanitarian emergencies. All other DFID business is highly important however officials made decisions to slow or pause delivery in order to support the EU exit related resource requirements of other government departments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:33:16.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:33:16.83Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Lammy more like this
1127623
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Internally Displaced People 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 International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help people displaced within their country of origin as a result of (a) conflict and (b) natural disasters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 256237 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>The UK is committed to meeting the needs of all internally displaced persons, whether they are displaced as a result of conflict or natural disasters. <em> </em>DFID provides funding to key agencies involved in responding to the needs of internally displaced persons, including the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a significant humanitarian donor in many countries with displaced populations. For example in South Sudan, in 2017/18 our support reached over 420,000 people with food assistance, over 370,000 women and children with nutrition support, and over 680,000 people with access to safe drinking water and/or improved sanitation facilities, many of whom are internally displaced. In Iraq, DFID support has helped provide food assistance to over 408,000 people, emergency cash transfers to over 274,000 people, and life-saving healthcare services to over 4.1m people, including those internally displaced. Additionally, in Syria where there are over 6 million of internally displaced persons, DFID has spent over £1 billion in humanitarian response.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has provided £36 million in response to Cyclone Idai which is estimated to have affected 2.6 million people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. UK support includes the provision of an estimated 7,550 shelter kits and 100 family tents in Mozambique, emergency shelter for 65,000, food assistance for 150,000 people for two months in Malawi and health and child protection assistance in Zimbabwe.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore the UK is working with UN Member states and the Secretary General to establish a High level Panel on Internally Displaced People, with aim of galvanising action to reduce the numbers of internally displaced people provide more effective protection and assistance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:27:21.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:27:21.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127625
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Ethiopia: Internally Displaced People 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 International Development, what recent discussions he has had with his Ethiopian counterpart on the involuntary return of displaced people from Gedeo to West Guji. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 256238 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State is very concerned about the situation of Internally Displaced People in Ethiopia including Gedeo and West Guji, and of reports of involuntary returns. Our Ambassador and senior DFID officials have raised this with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Peace, that all IDP returns must be voluntary, safe and sustainable. The UK is currently supporting humanitarian agencies in Ethiopia to respond to the needs of IDPs and host communities affected by this crisis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:19:10.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:19:10.723Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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308
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127541
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking with with other donor countries help ensure the funding gap for the 2019 humanitarian response to the crisis in Yemen is closed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 256344 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>We are very concerned by the potential funding cliff edge the UN is facing in June. The UN’s 2019 humanitarian appeal for Yemen is the largest in the world at $4.2 billion. The Geneva Pledging Conference in February of this year saw $2.6 billion pledged, approximately 20% of which has been disbursed to date.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is actively engaging with other large donors to encourage the rapid disbursement of funding to the UN to enable it to cover urgent needs.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has also brought forward funding and we will have disbursed over half of our £200 million pledge for this financial year (2019/2020) by the beginning of June. This included funds for UNICEF to respond rapidly to a spike in cholera. As a result, cholera cases have declined for four weeks in a row and we hope a wider outbreak has been avoided.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T09:56:05.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T09:56:05.863Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4651
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1127545
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans the Government has to increase the amount of humanitarian aid for Yemen in 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 256348 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>On 24 February, the Prime Minister announced that the UK will provide an additional £200 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for the next financial year (2019/2020). This was the third largest amount pledged at the UN 2019 Yemen Pledging conference and brings the total UK commitment to Yemen to £770 million since the conflict began in 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We are encouraging other large donors to disburse promptly and are confident that if this happens the UN and NGOs will be able to deliver a strong humanitarian response. The Geneva Pledging Conference in February of this year saw $2.6 billion pledged, approximately 20% of which has been disbursed to date.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has brought forward funding to cover urgent UN funding gaps and will have disbursed over half of our £200 million funding by the beginning of June. We will release our remaining funds promptly and in line with our partners’ funding requirements.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T09:57:29.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T09:57:29.277Z
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4137
star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4651
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1127814
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 Overseas Aid 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 International Development, what steps he is taking to work with the leaders of local communities in developing countries to tailor aid and education to their needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 256918 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The approach that the Department for International Development takes to the design and implementation of development programmes emphasises the importance of local context. A network of Country Offices enables DFID to ensure we have staff with expert local knowledge and the ability to work directly with local partners.</p><p> </p><p>The rules that govern our programming stress the importance of ensuring that the views and experiences of citizens and beneficiaries inform the design and delivery of our programmes. The department is currently working to improve the guidance and advice we offer staff on gaining the views of local communities and on adapting our programmes to changing local needs and circumstances.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T14:08:58.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:08:58.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127838
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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 Females: Equality 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 International Development, what steps his Department is taking to improve women's participation in leadership positions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 256930 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Getting more women into power gives voice to a marginalised section of society, creates female role models and leads to legislative change and policies that tackle gender inequalities and discrimination. Peace settlements are 35% more likely to endure for more than 15 years if women have been involved in negotiations.</p><p> </p><p>Increasing women’s political participation and leadership is a foundational pillar of DFID’s Strategic Vision for Gender Equality, launched in March 2018, and is a top priority in the current cross-Government National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.</p><p> </p><p>Just 24% of national parliamentarians around the world are women. DFID programmes are supporting women to participate in politics.</p><p> </p><p>In Nigeria, DFID’s ‘Women in Politics’ programme supports women elected to the National Assembly, including establishing the first women’s caucus as a forum for advocacy, policy development and training. In Afghanistan, DFID support has helped women provincial councillors who often face intimidation and violence in their work.</p><p> </p><p>Women’s voice and leadership can make a real difference on issues that matter to them.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has supported Amplify Change to fund women-led organisations that help women to claim their sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR). Grantees have driven change to policies and laws, such as the Registration of Marriage regulation in Afghanistan; improved access to SRHR services, information and products, such as providing 7000 girls in Tanzania with menstrual products; and transformed social norms including significant contribution to the eradication of child marriage in Cote d’Ivoire.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:29:57.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:29:57.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this