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931004
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the recent military action in Hudaydah has had an effect on the operational capacity of her Department's sponsored projects in Yemen; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 157037 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Our UN and NGO partners continue to work tirelessly to mitigate the humanitarian consequences of the ongoing military operation on Hodeidah, and to reach the most vulnerable in all areas of the country including the 8.4 million people at risk of starvation. The UK’s commitment of £170 million to this year’s UN’s Yemen Humanitarian Appeal supports these efforts.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this month, the UK provided £15 million to the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund. In response to the Hodeidah operation, the Fund has supported the procurement 600,000 of emergency ration packs for the whole population of Hodeidah city, as well as providing sufficient food to meet the needs of 1.1 million people across Yemen for a month.</p><p> </p><p>UN agencies and NGOs have quickly responded to the operation in Hodeidah, responding to both the humanitarian situation in Hodeidah city and to the effects of the operation on the humanitarian response throughout Yemen. Our UN partners have prepositioned supplies for emergency feeding, treatment of wounded, people displaced, and to provide fuel for generators and water trucking.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:39:45.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:39:45.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
931005
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-06-25
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, what steps she is taking to ensure that the flow of her Department's aid to Yemen is not compromised as a result of military activity in the province of Hudaydah. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 157038 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK government has clearly set out our concerns about the operation on Hodeidah, and have been in close touch with all parties on this. This includes the Prime Minister raising our concerns in a recent call with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.</p><p> </p><p>Hodeidah and Saleef ports remain open for commercial and humanitarian imports of food, fuel and medical supplies. We continue to engage closely with all parties to prioritise the humanitarian response urging that military operations protect civilians and do not prevent food and fuel from reaching the 8.4 million Yemenis throughout Yemen who are at risk of starvation. We have also been clear that the Houthis must not compromise port facilities and must facilitate access for aid and supplies in the areas they hold.</p><p> </p><p>Last Sunday another missile was intercepted over Riyadh. The UK is providing £1.3 million to help the UN’s Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) to facilitate commercial imports into Hodeidah and Saleef ports by giving the Coalition confidence that weapons are not coming in on commercial ships. Alongside this financial support, we have also deployed UK experts to support the inspections of ships in Djibouti, increasing the proportion of physical inspections ten-fold.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T16:43:44.24Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T16:43:44.24Z
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1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
893009
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-27more like thismore than 2018-04-27
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, what steps her Department is taking to supply further humanitarian aid to Yemen after supplies were destroyed at the port of Hodeidah on 31 March 2018. 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 139050 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 2018-05-04more like thismore than 2018-05-04
star this property answer text <p>On 31 March, a fire destroyed a World Food Programme (WFP) warehouse in Hodeidah containing an estimated 3,422 metric tonnes of nutrition supplements and other food. WFP reported that the incident had not affected their food distribution pipeline.</p><p>On 3 April, DFID announced an additional £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for the new financial year (2018/2019). This is in addition to over £400 million in bilateral support from the UK since the conflict began in 2015.</p><p>The UK has led the call for unhindered humanitarian and commercial access into Yemen, including through the UK-coordinated Security Council Statement of 15 March, the Secretary of State’s visit to Riyadh in December and lobbying from the Prime Minister. DFID is also providing expertise and funding to UN shipping inspectors to facilitate import flows into Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-05-04T13:49:26.82Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-04T13:49:26.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4651
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
891502
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-25more like thismore than 2018-04-25
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, what guarantees her Department sought from the Saudi government on (a) humanitarian access to Yemen and (b) ending Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen, in advance of signing the £100 million humanitarian aid deal announced on 7 March 2018. 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 138104 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 2018-05-02more like thismore than 2018-05-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a critical friend of Saudi Arabia and our strong relationship means we are able to raise difficult issues more effectively. We have led the call for unhindered humanitarian and commercial access into Yemen, including through the UK-coordinated Security Council Statement of 15 March, the Secretary of State’s visit to Riyadh in December and lobbying from the Prime Minister. Most recently, during the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to London in early March, Saudi Arabia reaffirmed its commitment to work together with the UK to strengthen the UN’s mechanism for inspecting ships so that all Yemeni ports can remain fully open to commercial and humanitarian supplies. During this visit, we also agreed with the Saudi Fund for Development that we would contribute £50 million each to support development in East Africa – the ‘£100 million humanitarian aid deal’ referred to in the question.</p><p>The UK has been clear that there is no military solution to the conflict in Yemen and we have continuously lobbied all sides to urgently de-escalate the fighting and find a comprehensive political solution. We also regularly press, including at senior levels, the need for the Saudi-led Coalition to conduct thorough and conclusive investigations into reports of alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-05-02T16:56:55.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-02T16:56:55.44Z
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1201
star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4651
unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
885310
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-17more like thismore than 2018-04-17
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, what the total amount of aid is that the UK plans to send to Yemen in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 136174 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 2018-04-24more like thismore than 2018-04-24
star this property answer text <p>At the Yemen Pledging Event in Geneva on 3 April, I announced that the UK would be providing £170 million in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen for the financial year 2018/2019. This funding will meet immediate food needs for 2.5 million Yemenis, and comes on top of over £400 million in bilateral support since the conflict began in 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-04-24T15:53:13.113Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-24T15:53:13.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
852598
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-01more like thismore than 2018-03-01
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, what estimate she has made of the proportion of UK humanitarian aid to Yemen which has reached its intended beneficiaries in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough more like this
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Gill Furniss more like this
star this property uin 130594 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 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>DFID has rigorous systems in place to ensure that all our aid in Yemen meets its intended beneficiaries. DFID channels funds through UN agencies and NGOs who have been on the ground for many years in Yemen, have good access and a strong track record of delivering and monitoring assistance in difficult environments. Officials regularly monitor and review programmes to ensure they are delivering results and that no aid is diverted or misused.</p><p>DFID applies a rigorous process of due diligence, under which partners must demonstrate accountable, transparent governance structures and sound financial procedures before funding is provided. DFID contracts independent monitoring experts to verify delivery at project sites including through photographs and interviews with direct beneficiaries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T12:31:44.477Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T12:31:44.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gill Furniss more like this
850037
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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, what proportion of UK aid to Yemen passes through the port of Hodeidah. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 129605 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 2018-03-05more like thismore than 2018-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK is providing £205 million of aid support Yemen for the financial year 2017/8 that is focused on lifesaving humanitarian aid. Our partners use a variety of ports of entry into Yemen, depending on where need is greatest, the type of supply being imported, and the situation on the ground at the time.</p><p> </p><p>The northern ports of Hodeidah and Saleef play a critical role in importing 80% of Yemen’s humanitarian and commercial supplies, including food, fuel and medicine. For example, the UK has provided the World Food Programme (WFP) with £30 million to provide over 60,000 metric tons of food and 6.5 million litres of fuel to Yemen: 79% of these supplies will enter Yemen through the port of Hodeidah.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State for International Development has been clear that all parties must allow full and unhindered access throughout Yemen, including through Hodeidah and Saleef ports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-03-05T17:30:46.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-05T17:30:46.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
830192
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-24more like thismore than 2018-01-24
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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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 steps her Department is taking to increase the flow of humanitarian aid into the north of Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aldershot more like this
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Leo Docherty more like this
star this property uin 124853 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 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
star this property answer text <p>The UK is providing £205 million of UK aid to Yemen in the financial year 2017/18; and also pressing other countries to take steps to increase the flow of aid to Northern Yemen. In Saudi Arabia in December last year, the Secretary of State underscored requests made by the Prime Minister the previous month for unhindered access for imports of commercial and humanitarian food, fuel and medical supplies throughout the country. The Saudi-led Coalition recently extended their window for food and fuel imports into the important ports of Hodeidah and Saleef for another 30 days (until 22 February) and we continue to monitor the situation closely.</p><p> </p><p>In the North of Yemen we are working with UN and NGO delivery partners who are operating under very difficult circumstances to reach the most vulnerable Yemenis. The UK is the 2nd largest donor to the UN Humanitarian Appeal for Yemen, which for 2018/19 is the biggest in the world, with an estimated cost of £2.96 billion intended to reach 22.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. This includes 11.3 million in acute need.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-01-31T17:57:00.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-31T17:57:00.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Leo Docherty more like this
786427
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star this property date less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
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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: Overseas Aid remove filter
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether an impact assessment has been conducted of the effect on projects sponsored by her Department in Yemen of the closure of ports and airports by the Saudi-led coalition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 112116 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 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
star this property answer text <p>DFID is in close contact with our partners on the effects of the recently announced restrictions by the Saudi-led Coalition, as well as constraints on access imposed by the Houthi-Saleh alliance. At the time of writing, we understand that ships are unloading supplies at Aden, Hodeidah and Salif ports.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-11-13T18:01:16.943Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-13T18:01:16.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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338
unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
771589
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
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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 Yemen: Overseas Aid remove filter
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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 her Department is taking to ensure that aid to Yemen reaches those people who need it most; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 107785 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-23more like thismore than 2017-10-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK is deeply concerned about the humanitarian situation in Yemen. This is why we have increased UK aid to Yemen to £155 million for 2017-18, and have stepped up our work with UN agencies and other partner organisations to make sure that our aid is delivered to people in dire need. We regularly monitor and review our programmes and use independent experts to monitor and verify that food and supplies reach those in need.</p><p>As pen-holder on Yemen at the UN Security Council, the UK proposed and coordinated a Presidential Statement earlier this year, calling for all parties to recognise the importance of unhindered humanitarian access. The UK is also funding the UN’s Verification and Inspection Mechanism with £1.3 million in 2017-18 to ensure the unimpeded flow of commercial and humanitarian shipments into Yemen, as well as the UN’s Humanitarian Air Service with £1 million this year to support regular humanitarian flights into Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-10-23T16:35:56.347Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-23T16:35:56.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this