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star this property date less than 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
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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 Sudan: Politics and Government 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 assessment she has made of the political and economic situation in the Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-17more like thismore than 2018-07-17
unstar this property answer text Sudan faces a number of economic challenges. While US economic sanctions were lifted in late 2017, Sudan remains a challenging place to do business. The economic situation has been exacerbated by a shortage of foreign exchange which has resulted in fuel shortages. Sudan is still unable to access international financial assistance, in part due to its arrears to the International Monetary Fund and others and the failure to service its debt. Politically, the UK continues to work with the Government of Sudan to ensure that constitutional and political rights are respected. Sudan remains a Human Rights Priority Country for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The UK continues to encourage Sudan to undertake macroeconomic and political reforms, including through the six-monthly Strategic Dialogue with the Government of Sudan. 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 2018-07-17T13:32:00.04Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-17T13:32:00.04Z
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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 Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
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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 Burma: Rohingya more like this
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 what is their most recent assessment of (1) the living and health conditions of the 800,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, especially children; (2) the level of international cooperation in efforts to assist those refugees; and (3) the preparations to mitigate the impact on those refugees of the approaching monsoon. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL5482 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
unstar this property answer text Living conditions remain challenging due to overcrowding in camps, but my department is working to improve them. We are ensuring better healthcare for refugees - particularly for vulnerable groups including children. The UK has worked with the international community on the humanitarian response plan (HRP) agreed with the international community in September 2017. My department has been working on preparedness measures for the monsoon and cyclone season in Bangladesh since December, working with several other agencies. UK aid has ensured existing shelters of around 158,000 people in camps and host communities most at risk will be upgraded to better withstand severe weather<p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-02-21T16:42:00.79Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-21T16:42:00.79Z
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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 Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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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 Uganda: Overseas Aid 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 funding her Department has allocated to Uganda in each of the last three years; what projects that funding supports; and whether her Department has experienced issues with corruption in Uganda over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Linlithgow and East Falkirk more like this
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Martyn Day more like this
star this property uin 230856 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-03-19
unstar this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>DFID Funding to Uganda (£)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016 – 2017</p></td><td><p><strong>110,056,327</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017 – 2018</p></td><td><p><strong>124,803,146</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018 - 2019</p></td><td><p><strong>*102,100,000</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p><strong>*336,959,474</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Figure 1:</strong> table providing details of DFID’s funding in Uganda in each of the last 3 financial years <br> *Indicative figures as 18/19 financial year has not concluded.</p><p> </p><p>A list of the programmes the Department for International Development (DFID) has supported over the last three years is published on <a href="https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/.%0d" target="_blank">https://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/.</a></p><p> </p><p>DFID has a zero-tolerance approach to fraud and corruption of any kind. Where taxpayers’ money is misused, we expect our partners to take firm and immediate action and that partners with which we work protect the UK aid funds for which they are responsible, whilst acting with honesty and with integrity at all times. Any allegations of fraud and or corruption are subject to robust investigation.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2018, allegations of fraud and corruption arose in the Uganda Refugee Operation. The Government of Uganda, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Food Programme and Development Partners (represented by the UK, EU and US) agreed on the Joint Plan of Action, which resulted in systems improvements.</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 2019-03-19T09:50:48.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-19T09:50:48.4Z
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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 Martyn Day more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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 Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes 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, pursuant to the Answer of 18 September 2018 to Question 173559 on Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes, what proportion of that £196 million spent in September 2017 on Caribbean hurricane relief was used to support British Overseas Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 176229 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
unstar this property answer text <p>£72m was committed to help the Overseas Territories. This funding delivered the UK Government’s immediate response and support for early recovery priorities in the three affected territories of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. Further to this, the Prime Minister committed a further £70m for reconstruction efforts and up to £300m of UK Government loan guarantees.</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 2018-10-15T14:33:29.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T14:33:29.697Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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: Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham 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, what assessment she has made of the potential implications for her Department's policies of the findings of the 5th November report by the Office of the Inspector General at the United States Department of Defense concerning the diversion of USAID funding for humanitarian assistance in Syria to support the activities of the Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham militia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 192766 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
unstar this property answer text <p>hile we acknowledge that working in fragile and conflict-affected countries carries risks, 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, such as Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). DFID does not provide funding unless our NGO and UN partners can assure us that it will not benefit extremist groups, and we will withdraw support if there is reason to believe UK tax payer’s money may be at risk. We remain at the forefront of the humanitarian response to the Syria crisis, and maintain close communication with the US, the UN and other donors to support international efforts in Syria.</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><p> </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 2018-11-26T14:21:13.9Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:21:13.9Z
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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 Emily Thornberry more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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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 Gaza: Infrastructure 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 steps her Department is taking to support the long-term development of (a) healthcare, (b) electricity, (c) sanitation and (d) other vital infrastructure in Gaza. 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 157852 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p>a) We are supporting 11 hospitals in Gaza through £1.5 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Our longstanding support to UNRWA provides primary healthcare to 1.3 million people in Gaza. The UK regularly raises the issuance of medical permits, which is vital for healthcare for Gazans, with the Israeli authorities.</p><p>b) The UK will work with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, other donors and the Office of the Quartet to provide a sustainable electricity supply to Gaza. This requires greater domestic electricity capacity and energy imports from Israel and Egypt as well as institutional reform.</p><p>c) UK funding to UNICEF is helping 2 million Gazans access clean safe water and stopping the spread of disease by providing over 1000 roof water tanks and disinfecting 280 wells, 38 desalination plants and 40 reservoirs.</p><p>d) The UK has already provided support to water infrastructure and will support other infrastructure investments through our new economic development programme. We welcome the proposals of UN Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mladenov, and are keen to see further details.</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 2018-07-03T16:44:22.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T16:44:22.313Z
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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 Dan Carden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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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: Legal Costs 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 the highest hourly rate paid for legal advice was by (a) her Department and (b) each of her Department's arms length bodies in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds East more like this
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Richard Burgon more like this
star this property uin 208338 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 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
unstar this property answer text <p>a) The information required to answer this question for DFID is not centrally held and could only be collated at disproportionate cost.</p><p>b) Neither ICAI nor The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK paid for any legal advice in 2018.</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 2019-01-22T17:16:03.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T17:16:03.167Z
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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 Richard Burgon more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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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 Palestinians: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support improved (a) electricity provision b) rates and speed of approvals for patient permits and c) access to construction materials in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 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 157855 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
unstar this property answer text <p>a) The UK will work with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, other donors and the Office of the Quartet to provide a sustainable electricity supply to Gaza. This requires greater domestic electricity capacity and energy imports from Israel and Egypt as well as institutional reform.</p><p> </p><p>b) My officials and I regularly raise the issuance of medical permits. I most recently raised our concerns about the situation in Gaza with the office for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) in May. We hold regular discussions with the Palestinian Ministry of Health on their plans to respond to the immediate needs in the health sector in Gaza.</p><p> </p><p>c) DFID enables <strong>reconstruction</strong> efforts in Gaza through our support to the Materials Monitoring Unit of the Gaza <strong>Reconstruction</strong> Mechanism, which monitors the import, storage, supply and use of construction materials. The UK continues to call for a more comprehensive lifting of movement and access restrictions through a political agreement as the only long-term solution to construction efforts.</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 2018-07-03T16:46:49.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-03T16:46:49.863Z
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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 Dan Carden more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
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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 Department for International Development: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many and which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have visited the Irish border in the last 12 months; when those visits took place; and how long they spent at the border in each of those visits. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 178369 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>a) Details of Ministers’ overseas travel are published quarterly and are available on GOV.UK.</p><p>b) Details of business expenses incurred by senior officials include domestic and international travel. This information is also published quarterly and is available on GOV.UK.</p><p>The information requested for all officials in my Department is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</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 2018-10-17T15:10:28.887Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-17T15:10:28.887Z
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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 Layla Moran more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-07more like thismore than 2018-12-07
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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 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the conflict in Yemen on that country's economy; and what steps her Department is taking to support the Yemen economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg more like this
star this property uin 200071 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-14more like thismore than 2018-12-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Yemen’s recent economic crisis is one of the biggest risks threatening to tip Yemen into famine, with the Yemeni Riyal losing over 40% of its value between June and October.</p><p>The UK’s immediate leadership at the height of the economic crisis in October prevented a worsening of the situation. We worked with the Central Bank of Yemen in releasing $270 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing food staples into the country.</p><p>We also successfully pressed for the suspension of unnecessary processes introduced by the Government of Yemen in bringing these goods into the country. This has eased the pressure of price increases and temporarily stabilised the currency - the value of the Riyal has since appreciated, rising from 755 YER per USD to 500 YER per USD.</p><p>However, much more remains to be done. The UK is now working with the Government of Yemen to facilitate greater financial transparency, ensure foreign currency is available to commercial importers and rebuild key financial institutions.</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 2018-12-14T15:33:19.72Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-14T15:33:19.72Z
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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 Stephen Twigg more like this