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star this property date less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
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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 Developing Countries: Loans 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, if her Department will publish the loans made by (a) the UK Aid Agency and (b) British Companies in relation to the UK's International Development Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 198827 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 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Official Development Assistance (ODA) is defined by the OECD Development Assistance Committee as resource flows to developing countries and multilateral organisations, which are provided by official agencies, for example the UK Government or its executive agencies.</p><p> </p><p>Under the definition, a total of £1,567 million of UK ODA was provided in loans in 2017. Of the total, DFID provided £21 million in bilateral loans to developing countries and £820 million for a multilateral loan to the World Bank in 2017. A non-DFID multilateral loan of £726 million was also provided to the International Monetary Fund in 2017. Details of these loans are submitted online in the Development Tracker.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2018-12-10T17:36:12.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:36:12.847Z
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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 Dan Jarvis more like this
1029337
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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: Staff 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 staff were employed in her Department on (a) 20 December 2018 and (b) 23 June 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 204535 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 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>As at 20 December 2018 DFID employed 2728 Home Civil Servants (HCS), 2022 HCS were employed on 23 June 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-01-09T14:33:09.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T14:33:09.05Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1035343
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-04more like thismore than 2019-01-04
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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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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 additional staff required by her Department in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
star this property uin 205311 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 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>DFID’s assessment is that we would not require any additional staff to deliver our essential business in the event that the UK leaves the EU, with or without a deal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-01-11T14:10:12.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T14:10:12.18Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4463
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1046775
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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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 Palestinians: 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, with reference to the business case for her Department's Programme 300667 entitled Supporting Economic Empowerment and Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the statement by PwC that it was not required to consider whether funds had been transferred to persons implicated in terrorism, whether she plans to alter the terms of engagement for the auditors of this programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 211626 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 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a zero-tolerance approach to fraud and robust controls against the diversion of aid to ensure that funds are used only for their intended purpose. These include due diligence assessments of our partners, mapping of funds through the delivery chain, regular programme monitoring and annual audits.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s programme <em>Supporting Economic Empowerment and Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (SEED OPTs)</em> has several components, working on trade facilitation and customs, water and energy, and helping the PA and Israel to abide by their obligations under the Paris Protocol. Work with the Palestinian Authority in the water and energy sectors will be channelled through The World Bank Partnership for Infrastructure Development in the West Bank and Gaza Multi Donor Trust Fund. Through this framework, funds will flow from the trust fund to dedicated accounts that will be managed by the PA in accordance with rules established by the World Bank.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside a range of other safeguards, all components will be subject to financial audits. The terms of reference of the audits will vary depending on the component, however all independent financial audits provide assurance to DFID that the expenditure of funds will only be on agreed programme activities. The overall DFID OPTs portfolio is also subject to the regular audit cycle of DFID’s Internal Audit Department and the National Audit Office.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-01-28T17:39:42.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:39:42.683Z
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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 Joan Ryan more like this
1046909
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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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 Palestinians: Schools 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 21 January 2019 to Question 209284 on Palestinians: Schools, and with reference to the meeting between the Minister of State and the Palestinian Authority (PA) Minister for Education in the week beginning 21 January, what steps the PA Minister plans to take to address UK Government concerns on the Palestinian curriculum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 211628 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 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is concerned by allegations of incitement in the Palestinian Authority (PA) curriculum, and Minister of State Alistair Burt raised these issues with the PA Minister for Education again, on 21 January 2019. The PA Minister confirmed that he was willing to take into account the findings of an expert textbook review. This review remains a priority for DFID and will be completed by September 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-01-28T17:41:06.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T17:41:06.627Z
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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 Joan Ryan more like this
1109758
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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 Israel: Palestinians 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, which research partner has been selected by her Department for the People for Peaceful Change programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 240935 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 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>DFID has agreed that Search for Common Ground (SFCG) should select the research partner through a closed selection process because the processes involved in an open competition would place sensitive information about existing programme activities into the public domain. Our risk assessment indicates that this information could be used to target future programme activities, individual participants, or local staff involved in the management of the programme, and so we took this decision in order to uphold the aid principle to do no harm.</p><p> </p><p>DFID received the bids from SFCG on 17 March 2019, and the evaluation panel comprehensively reviewed the bids and concluded that they did not sufficiently address the scope of work required for the People for Peaceful Change research piece. DFID is currently in the middle of agreeing an alternative option to effectively deliver a comprehensive and robust research element to this programme. We will release an interim update on the research piece to update MPs by the end of April.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-04-09T09:43:08.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T09:43:08.233Z
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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 Joan Ryan more like this
1109760
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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 Palestinians: 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, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what discussions her Department has had with the PA on the naming of a PA Ministry of Education sports festival at the Beitunia Upper Elementary School for Girls after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 240936 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK strongly condemns any language or actions that could stir up hatred and prejudice. Our support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding which requires the PA to commit to adhere to the principle of non-violence and to tackle language and avoid actions that could incite violence or hatred. We have held meetings with the PA that will inform the 2019 assessment, which we are currently finalising. The UK regularly raises allegations of incitement in the education sector in our conversations with the PA, and had a detailed discussion on this topic as recently as 21 March 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-04-09T09:44:46.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T09:44:46.007Z
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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 Joan Ryan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Politics and Government 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 steps her Department is taking to support the promotion of democracy in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gloucester more like this
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Richard Graham more like this
star this property uin 169301 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 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
star this property answer text <p>Strengthening global peace, security and governance is one of the four pillars of the UK Aid Strategy. DFID champions democratic values at the international level. For example, the inclusion of a specific Goal 16 on inclusive, peaceful societies in the 2030 Agenda. We have scaled up our support to the Open Government Partnership’s global work and launched a new Transparency Agenda in 2018 promoting civic engagement in decision-making. And we have recently agreed a new centrally managed programme supporting the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to promote inclusive, democratic politics in a range of developing countries.</p><p> </p><p>DFID promotes democratic institutions and politics in many of our focus countries, alongside the Foreign &amp; Commonwealth Office, through support to build effective parliaments, and political parties; and empower civil society to hold governments to account. Between 2010 and 2015 we supported freer and fairer elections in 13 countries in which 162 million people voted. DFID’s recently launched UK Aid Connect programme will promote an independent, free media in developing countries as a fundamental pillar of democracy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2018-09-10T16:03:25.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-10T16:03:25.73Z
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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 Richard Graham more like this
1002029
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 South Sudan: Sexual Offences 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2018 to Question 176532 on South Sudan: sexual offences, what steps her Department is taking to encourage aid workers in South Sudan to report sexual violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 188153 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development is working to improve safeguarding standards across the aid sector. We have recently written to all of our partners to remind them of their responsibility to provide their own mechanisms for reporting and investigating suspicions and/or allegations of sexual violence. Wherever these relate to a DFID programme we also expect that our partners report those to us in a timely manner. DFID’s specialist team will then provide oversight of the investigatory response to ensure it meets our standards, providing dedicated support as required.</p><p> </p><p>We urge all survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan, including aid workers, to report the harm committed against them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2018-11-12T15:43:05.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:43:05.727Z
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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 Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1002579
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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: Energy 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 quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department and (ii) the Government Equalities Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188855 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s electricity and gas usage and costs in its UK headquarters for the years 2014/15 - 2017/18 are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3,705</p></td><td><p>473</p></td><td><p>3,477</p></td><td><p>431</p></td><td><p>3,528</p></td><td><p>482</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>901</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>1,188</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>1,063</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is physically based in the Department for Education. As such, the quantity and cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Government Equalities Office is subsumed within the Department for Education’s consumption figures. These can be found in response to written questions 188849 and 188850.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 188856 more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.913Z
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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 Stuart C. McDonald more like this