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star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Voluntary Work: Young People 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 much her Department has spent on the VSO ICS programme in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 205906 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID spending on the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme since 2010 is as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2010/11: £1,860,025</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2011/12: £4,849.043</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2012/13: £21,999,068</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2013/14: £19,863,471</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2014/15: £4,262,167 (to date)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All of the spending in 2010/11, 2011/12 and £2,135,397 in 2012/13 was on the ICS pilot scheme with the remainder being the current contracted programme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All of this information is published on the development tracker website <a href="http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T15:35:27.020379Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T15:35:27.020379Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
78074
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove filter
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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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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 UK aid spending is used in the manner intended. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 205922 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID has rigorous internal systems and processes to ensure that its aid reaches the intended beneficiaries and delivers results. A business case is mandatory for all new funding proposals, and all cases over five million pounds are approved at ministerial level. Once a programme is underway a formal review is required annually and at completion, which assesses and records whether funds have been used for their intended purposes and the results that have been delivered. Assurance that our aid money is being used for the intended purposes is gained form a number of independent providers including Internal Audit Department.</p><p>DFID has commissioned a package of reforms to further improve programme leadership, processes and capability and strengthen our oversight of spending.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T11:43:02.2867178Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T11:43:02.2867178Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
78213
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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 Africa 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, what steps she is taking to reduce the cost of sending remittances to Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Mr Jim Murphy more like this
star this property uin 205940 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>DFID is supporting the development of payments infrastructure, with a focus on digitisation to reduce the cost of sending remittances to developing countries including in Africa.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID is also working through the Action Group on Cross Border Remittances to prevent a reduction in competition in UK remittance markets, which could increase sending costs. Information on the Action Group can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/helping-developing-countries-economies-to-grow/supporting-pages/enabling-the-continued-flow-of-remittances" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/helping-developing-countries-economies-to-grow/supporting-pages/enabling-the-continued-flow-of-remittances</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T12:01:12.1219408Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T12:01:12.1219408Z
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1555
star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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595
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Murphy more like this
78073
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Billing 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, what the value is of duplicate supplier payments identified by her Department since 2010; and what proportion of such payments have since been recovered in each of the last two financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Bromwich East more like this
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Mr Tom Watson more like this
star this property uin 205975 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Duplicate payments to suppliers are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Value</p></td><td><p>Financial Year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ 3,721,960.01</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ 720,052.49</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ 1,105,217.80</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>£ 5,352,323.62</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The proportion of duplicate payments recovered over the last 4 years is 98.74%.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T13:12:00.1907292Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T13:12:00.1907292Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1463
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Watson more like this
78238
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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 Libya more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 is their assessment of the recent Libyan general election, and in particular the impact of violence on the turnout; and whether they plan to increase development aid and to provide expertise to help stabilise the country. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL1133 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Libyan General Election was held on 25 June, despite challenging security conditions. The UK provided significant support to help ensure that the Election took place, including providing over £500,000 for a joint UN-Libyan Electoral Assistance Programme. Around 630,000 Libyans cast their vote out of a total 1.5m registered voters. The full results are due to be announced shortly.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the elections themselves passed off relatively peacefully, the recent escalation in violence risks undermining the process. Violence and the threat of violence are unacceptable and endanger the stability of the state, and the Libyan people’s aspirations for a secure and prosperous future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK is providing assistance, including technical expertise, to help Libya tackle its political, security and economic challenges. The UK recently committed £62.5 million for a comprehensive Security, Justice and Defence programme which will support stabilisation in Libya over the next three years.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T16:31:34.6014959Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T16:31:34.6014959Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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50
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
78075
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Remittances 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, what steps the Government has taken to meet the commitment made by the G20 heads of state in the final declaration of the Cannes Summit in November 2011 to reduce the average cost of transferring remittances to 5 per cent by 2014; and what assessment she made of the likelihood of the UK meeting this commitment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Mr Jim Murphy more like this
star this property uin 206031 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK is contributing to the achievement of the 5% target by supporting the development of payments infrastructure, with a focus on digitisation to reduce transaction costs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We also support piloting and scaling up mobile banking through a Technology Programme for Branchless Banking which is co-funded with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Master Card Foundation and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP). As of December 2013, the Programme has helped an estimated 31 million poor people globally to access financial services.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T11:56:40.6816817Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T11:56:40.6816817Z
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1555
star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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595
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Murphy more like this
78072
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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 Procurement 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 much her Department paid to (a) G4S, (b) Serco, (c) Sodexo, (d) GEOAmey, (e) Capita, (f) Atos, (g) Mitie, (h) Working Links, (i) A4E, (j) MTC Amey, (k) GEO Group and (l) Carillion in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13 and (iv) 2013-14. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 205855 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The table below details the amounts paid by DFID to the suppliers listed above, over the periods specified.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2010-11</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-12</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>£</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>G4S</strong></p></td><td><p>509,960</p></td><td><p>711,440</p></td><td><p>595,279</p></td><td><p>755,681</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Serco</strong></p></td><td><p>1,765</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Capita</strong></p></td><td><p>4,208,938</p></td><td><p>3,397,155</p></td><td><p>2,305,454</p></td><td><p>1,415,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Atos</strong></p></td><td><p>6,315,202</p></td><td><p>11,141,720</p></td><td><p>16,399,297</p></td><td><p>19,381,683</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mitie</strong></p></td><td><p>1,026,152</p></td><td><p>2,448,793</p></td><td><p>2,838,096</p></td><td><p>4,256,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>GEO Group</strong></p></td><td><p>963</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T15:27:45.7643179Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T15:27:45.7643179Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
78239
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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 Stabilisation Unit more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 many active members of the Civilian Stabilisation Group are (1) deployable civilian experts, and (2) members of the Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre; in the last year, how many of each group, including serving police officers, have been deployed on stabilisation missions; and what is the numerical size, including Crown Agents support, and annual cost of the Stabilisation Unit. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL1134 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>There are currently 1448 Members of the Civilian Stabilisation Group; of these 1132 are deployable civilian experts and 201 are members of the Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre. The remaining 115 are serving police officers.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>32 Members of the Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre, 64 Serving Police Officers and 363 deployable civilian experts were deployed on stabilisation missions during Financial Year 2013/14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Stabilisation Unit currently employs 73 members of core staff and there are 30 Crown Agent staff employed in support of the Stabilisation Unit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The annual cost of the Stabilisation Unit (the DFID, MoD and FCO-funded Conflict Pool) over the last three financial years is as follows:</p><table><tbody><tr><td>2013/14</td><td>2012/13</td><td>2011/12</td></tr><tr><td>£10,423,250</td><td>£12,343,758</td><td>£12,208,061</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T16:32:14.413082Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T16:32:14.413082Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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50
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
78211
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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 Social Media 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 Twitter accounts are run by her Department; how much her Department spends annually on (a) Twitter accounts and (b) all social media; and how many people in her Department are employed to work on social media. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 206052 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department of International Development (DFID) is currently responsible for monitoring and updating the following corporate Twitter accounts: @DFID_UK, @DFID_Press, @DFID_response, @DFIDNepal, @DFIDEthiopia, @DFID_PSD, @DFID_innovation, @DFID_research.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T10:16:27.7633297Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T10:16:27.7633297Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
78212
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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: Abortion 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, with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Southend West of 31 March 2014, Official Report, column 459W, on Developing Countries: Abortion, whether the Government's efforts to prevent sex-selective abortion includes investigating organisations that do not recognise the illegality of sex-selection abortion and may be performing such operations under the mistaken belief that they are legal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Congleton more like this
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Fiona Bruce more like this
star this property uin 206100 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Where abortion is permitted we can support programmes that make safe abortion more accessible – this may include support to increase awareness of the circumstances under which abortion is allowed. UKAID cannot be used to procure illegal services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T10:11:19.3819309Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T10:11:19.3819309Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fiona Bruce more like this