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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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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: Climate Change remove filter
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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 which least developed countries (1) experiencing, and (2) likely to experience, rising (a) ocean levels, and (b) temperatures, are receiving, or due to receive, UK aid funding to be used specifically for the effects of climate change. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL17932 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Reports state that global temperatures and sea levels are rising and are expected to continue doing so. Least Developed Countries are expected to be most vulnerable to the impacts of future global temperature increases, being least able to cope with the impacts.</p><p> </p><p>The UK remains committed to help developing countries build their resilience to the impacts of climate change and support low carbon, sustainable growth. The UK has committed to provide £5.8 billion of International Climate Finance from the UK aid budget from 2016/17 to 2020/21, and at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September 2019 announced a doubling to £11.6 billion from 2021/22 to 2025/26.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 the UK provided International Climate Finance directly to the following Least Developed Countries through its bilateral programming in country, and expects to spend across a similar geographical footprint in 2019:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Afghanistan</p></td><td><p>Rwanda</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bangladesh</p></td><td><p>Sierra Leone</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>Somalia</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Madagascar</p></td><td><p>South Sudan</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Malawi</p></td><td><p>Sudan</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mozambique</p></td><td><p>Tanzania</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Myanmar</p></td><td><p>Uganda</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nepal</p></td><td><p>Zambia</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Of the countries above, Bangladesh, Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania are coastal and are likely to be adversely impacted by rising sea levels.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:22:18.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:22:18.98Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2109
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1146957
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change remove filter
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 which least developed countries are currently in receipt of UK aid funding to be used specifically to address the effects of climate change. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL17931 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains committed to helping developing countries build their resilience to the impacts of climate change and support low carbon, sustainable growth. The UK has committed to provide £5.8 billion of International Climate Finance from the UK aid budget from 2016/17 to 2020/21, and at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September 2019 announced a doubling to £11.6 billion from 2021/22 to 2025/26.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 the UK provided International Climate Finance directly to the following Least Developed Countries through its bilateral programming in country:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Afghanistan</p></td><td><p>Rwanda</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bangladesh</p></td><td><p>Sierra Leone</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>Somalia</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Madagascar</p></td><td><p>South Sudan</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Malawi</p></td><td><p>Sudan</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mozambique</p></td><td><p>Tanzania</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Myanmar</p></td><td><p>Uganda</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nepal</p></td><td><p>Zambia</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>In 2018 the UK also supported several multi-country and regional bilateral climate programmes and contributed core funding to the climate multilaterals the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:21:23.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:21:23.46Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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2109
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
1148213
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-03more like thismore than 2019-10-03
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change 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, how much and what proportion of the UK’s international climate finance is paid through the (a) European Commission budget and (b) European Development Fund. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Swansea West more like this
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Geraint Davies more like this
star this property uin 294090 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>None of the UK’s £5.8 billion international climate finance is provided through the European Commission budget or European Development Fund.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:48:43.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:48:43.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Geraint Davies more like this
1147671
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change 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 Whether he plans to provide additional financial support to low-income countries that incur loss and damage caused by climate-related events. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 912506 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 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
star this property answer text <p>In 2018, the UK provided £1.2 billion of humanitarian aid. This is additional to the international climate finance we provide. With Egypt, we led calls for greater action to build resilience at the UN Climate Summit, where we announced a further £175 million to help protect up to a billion people from the impact of disasters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-02T14:34:28.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:34:28.86Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1144642
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 Developing Countries: Climate Change 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, how many staff of his Department who previously focused on climate change have moved to a role to plan for the UK leaving without a deal since July 2019. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
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Danielle Rowley more like this
star this property uin 286840 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>DFID is fully supporting the Government’s preparations to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. At the same time, as the Prime Minister made clear at the recent G7 Leaders meeting, the UK is strongly committed to tackling the two immense threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. Putting climate change and environment at the heart of our development programming is a high priority for DFID. While we have, since July 2019, deployed a small number of staff (fewer than 5) who were working on climate change to work on planning for our exit from the EU, overall the number of staff working on climate change is increasing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 286838 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:34:55.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:34:55.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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4628
unstar this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
1144640
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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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 Developing Countries: Climate Change 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 recent assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's climate-focused work of planning for the UK to leave the EU without a deal. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Midlothian more like this
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Danielle Rowley more like this
star this property uin 286838 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>DFID is fully supporting the Government’s preparations to ensure that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. At the same time, as the Prime Minister made clear at the recent G7 Leaders meeting, the UK is strongly committed to tackling the two immense threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. Putting climate change and environment at the heart of our development programming is a high priority for DFID. While we have, since July 2019, deployed a small number of staff (fewer than 5) who were working on climate change to work on planning for our exit from the EU, overall the number of staff working on climate change is increasing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond Park more like this
star this property answering member printed Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 286840 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:34:54.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:34:54.95Z
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4062
star this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
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4628
unstar this property label Biography information for Danielle Rowley more like this
1139884
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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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 Developing Countries: Climate Change 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 plans he has to investigate alternative sources of climate finance from (a) public and (b) private sources. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Dundee West more like this
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Chris Law more like this
star this property uin 278526 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>Delivering the global transition to a low carbon economy will require unprecedented levels of investment from the public and private sectors. The Government is fulfilling our pledge to deliver £5.8 billion between 2015/2016 and 20/21. In addition to investing our own resources, the Government continues to press multilateral organisations to help countries tackle climate change through providing finance. The Multilateral Development Banks have an important role to play, and in the last year the World Bank has set new targets for the proportion of its finance which contributes to low carbon, resilient development. In 2018, 70% of World Bank projects include some climate benefits, up from 37% just two years ago.</p><p>Private finance is crucial, and the Government uses some of its climate finance to unlock investments from the private sector. To date, we estimate that the UK has leveraged £910 million of private investment. CDC and the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) have a key role in crowding in other investors and demonstrating that investment in low carbon, resilient development is possible. CDC has invested over $500 million in renewable power over the last 2 years, and PIDG $300 million.</p><p>The recently published UK Green Finance Strategy outlines how we will position the UK at the forefront of this global shift, catalysing the investment needed to transition to a net zero economy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:18:03.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:18:03.287Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Law more like this
1128866
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change 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, how much of the £5.8 billion allocated to international climate finance between 2016-17 and 2020-21 will be allocated to raising awareness of climate change in developing countries. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 259381 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 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
star this property answer text <p>We do not allocate money from the ICF specifically to raise awareness of climate change in developing countries.</p><p> </p><p>Nearly all developing countries signed the 2015 Paris Agreement and they continue to be active in the international climate negotiations. The Least Developed Country group (a bloc of 48 nations particularly vulnerable to climate change) were among those calling on the United Nations Secretary General to convene a climate summit in September this year to raise global ambition on tackling climate change. The UK and Egypt, alongside Malawi, Bangladesh, the Netherlands and St Lucia, are leading work to secure international commitments to take more action to help countries cope with climate change impacts.</p><p> </p><p>Developing country governments are already taking action themselves. For example, Bangladesh has introduced a National Resilience Programme to ensure it has the capacity to respond to extreme weather events, and the UK is assisting them with that. Bangladesh is one of the global leaders in cutting the cost and impact of natural disasters.</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 2019-06-10T15:01:45.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T15:01:45.753Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1127173
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Climate Change 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, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2019 to Question HL15044 on Developing Countries: Climate Change, how much of the £5.8 billion allocated to international climate finance between 2016-17 and 2020-21 will be spent on tackling loss and damage in climate-vulnerable countries. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
star this property uin 255379 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Action to avert, minimize and address loss and damage associated with climate change is intricately bound up with action on mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and disaster preparedness and response. We therefore do not see that attempting to define a separate category of finance for loss and damage as useful or practical. Of the £5.8bn on climate finance we have committed to spend from 2016-2021 the UK aims to spend 50% on adaptation and 50% on mitigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:48:42.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:48:42.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
1125290
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 Developing Countries: Climate Change 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 recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of climate change on his Department's aid (a) strategy and (b) funding. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 251909 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change is a priority for the UK Government and for the Department for International Development (DFID), and we are already providing significant assistance to developing countries to help them deal with climate change. It is clear however that the world is not on track to avoid dangerous climate change and environmental damage. The Secretary of State wants to see what more we can do with the UK’s aid budget and how we can encourage others to take more action. The UN Climate Action Summit in September is a critical moment to increase global ambition and I am pleased that the UK playing a leading role in shaping the agenda on how to build resilience to cope with climate change already locked in.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:01:26.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:01:26.727Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this