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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Internally Displaced People 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 his Department is taking to help people displaced within their country of origin as a result of (a) conflict and (b) natural disasters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 256237 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>The UK is committed to meeting the needs of all internally displaced persons, whether they are displaced as a result of conflict or natural disasters. <em> </em>DFID provides funding to key agencies involved in responding to the needs of internally displaced persons, including the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a significant humanitarian donor in many countries with displaced populations. For example in South Sudan, in 2017/18 our support reached over 420,000 people with food assistance, over 370,000 women and children with nutrition support, and over 680,000 people with access to safe drinking water and/or improved sanitation facilities, many of whom are internally displaced. In Iraq, DFID support has helped provide food assistance to over 408,000 people, emergency cash transfers to over 274,000 people, and life-saving healthcare services to over 4.1m people, including those internally displaced. Additionally, in Syria where there are over 6 million of internally displaced persons, DFID has spent over £1 billion in humanitarian response.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has provided £36 million in response to Cyclone Idai which is estimated to have affected 2.6 million people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. UK support includes the provision of an estimated 7,550 shelter kits and 100 family tents in Mozambique, emergency shelter for 65,000, food assistance for 150,000 people for two months in Malawi and health and child protection assistance in Zimbabwe.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore the UK is working with UN Member states and the Secretary General to establish a High level Panel on Internally Displaced People, with aim of galvanising action to reduce the numbers of internally displaced people provide more effective protection and assistance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T15:27:21.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:27:21.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127625
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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 Ethiopia: Internally Displaced People 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 discussions he has had with his Ethiopian counterpart on the involuntary return of displaced people from Gedeo to West Guji. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 256238 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 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State is very concerned about the situation of Internally Displaced People in Ethiopia including Gedeo and West Guji, and of reports of involuntary returns. Our Ambassador and senior DFID officials have raised this with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Peace, that all IDP returns must be voluntary, safe and sustainable. The UK is currently supporting humanitarian agencies in Ethiopia to respond to the needs of IDPs and host communities affected by this crisis.</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 2019-05-23T15:19:10.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:19:10.723Z
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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
1127814
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
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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 he is taking to work with the leaders of local communities in developing countries to tailor aid and education to their needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 256918 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The approach that the Department for International Development takes to the design and implementation of development programmes emphasises the importance of local context. A network of Country Offices enables DFID to ensure we have staff with expert local knowledge and the ability to work directly with local partners.</p><p> </p><p>The rules that govern our programming stress the importance of ensuring that the views and experiences of citizens and beneficiaries inform the design and delivery of our programmes. The department is currently working to improve the guidance and advice we offer staff on gaining the views of local communities and on adapting our programmes to changing local needs and circumstances.</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 2019-06-04T14:08:58.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T14:08:58.193Z
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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
1128301
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 his Department is taking to protect from violence the health workers providing vaccines and aid to people affected by Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 257418 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the DRC is one of DFID’s key emergency priorities. Although a challenging security context is significantly hampering response activities, an experimental vaccine has been deployed throughout the response to good effect, and has likely saved thousands of lives.</p><p>The UK Government is committed to promoting respect for International Humanitarian Law. We strongly condemn repeated attacks and threats of violence directed towards health facilities and health workers who are working towards ending this outbreak. Health workers are not a target. The response must balance protecting health workers with not using security in a way that further escalates mistrust or violence. This is something that the UK has been advocating since the beginning of the outbreak. We are pleased to see theincreasing involvement of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security, as well as a number of civil society organisations who have important experience of working in fragile and conflict affected humanitarian contexts.</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 2019-06-05T15:25:05.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:25:05.467Z
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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
1128483
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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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 Africa and Asia: Nature Conservation 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 his Department is taking to use Official Development Assistance to protect large endangered animals in (a) Africa and (b) Asia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 257642 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>DFID has committed over £600m of Official Development Assistance between 2011-2021 to conserve wildlife and nature. This includes work that we cannot breakdown geographically such as our funding to the Global Environment Facility and our work on curbing illicit financial flows. We also invest substantial sums in tackling deforestation which helps to protect habitats for endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger and Asian elephant. DFID, with Defra, funds the UK Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund and to date £23m has been allocated, of which £13.8m are for projects in Africa and £8.4m in Asia.</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 2019-06-05T15:22:47.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:22:47.26Z
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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
1130419
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 Somalia: Droughts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent support his Department has provided to people in Somalia affected by drought. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 261105 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a leading donor to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Somalia. We recently donated £8 million to UNICEF, WFP and FAO to provide clean water, food and nutrition to over 500,000 people most affected by the current drought. We continue to actively monitor the situation and are considering what further support might be required.</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 2019-06-11T16:41:41.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:41:41.007Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1130730
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star this property date less than 2019-06-07more like thismore than 2019-06-07
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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 Africa: Malaria 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 the Government is taking to help tackle counterfeit anti-malaria medication in Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 261471 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government takes the issue of substandard and falsified medicines seriously and is committed to tackling malaria. Through DFID and the Department of Health and Social Care, we fund the WHO Global Surveillance and Monitoring System, which helps countries to identify and report substandard and falsified products, including anti-malaria medication in Africa.</p><p> </p><p>DFID also funds the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, which is committed to responsible and sustainable procurement and investigates any reported cases of substandard and falsified medicines through its Office of the Inspector General. We support countries to strengthen their health systems and work closely with partners to raise awareness on good distribution practices to minimise the risk of these medicines entering the supply chain. Our support to Product Development Partnerships for research and development for new products also includes anti-counterfeiting measures to reduce the risk of substandard and falsified medicines entering the supply chain, for example using labels or packaging that are difficult to copy.</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 2019-06-12T15:59:42.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T15:59:42.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1131676
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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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 India: Droughts more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help victims of drought in India. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 263689 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government of India neither seeks nor accepts international assistance for disaster relief. The State and the Central governments of India have taken steps to provide relief to those affected due to drought. The UK ended traditional aid to India in 2015 and we no longer give any money to the Government of India.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our ongoing investment and technical assistance programme in India, DFID is supporting Naireeta Services Private Limited for Bhungroo (Rainwater Storage Innovation Technology) which helps farmers store water during seasons of high rainfall to be available in time of drought.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T15:59:26.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T15:59:26.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1133237
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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: Vaccination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what comparative assessment he has made of the levels of take up of vaccinations internationally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 266656 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK believes all children should have access to lifesaving vaccines and is committed to supporting vaccination uptake internationally through our investment in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. In 2017 alone, 65 million children in the world’s poorest countries were immunised through Gavi support.</p><p> </p><p>Immunisation coverage is the best way to measure vaccine uptake. Gavi monitor this at international, national and local levels. This provides an accurate picture of population immunity levels crucial to preventing deadly disease outbreaks. Through UK support to Gavi, immunisation coverage has increased substantially across the world’s poorest countries from a baseline of 66% in 2000 to 80% in 2017. This coverage is now on par with the global average of 85%. Despite the increased coverage, the UK remains concerned about reports of anti-vaccination campaigns and vaccine hesitancy. This has the potential to undermine hard-fought gains in protecting children from vaccine preventable diseases. Gavi recognises this and works through civil society and local community groups to address community concerns or fears and ensure that there is strong trust in vaccines.</p><p> </p><p>The UK will support efforts to improve vaccine uptake internationally by ensuring Gavi’s future strategy focuses on increasing access to vaccines for the world’s most marginalised children and continues to work at local levels with civil society groups to address local concerns and counter false claims and misinformation. The UK’s hosting of Gavi’s Pledging Conference next year will also demonstrate this continued commitment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T16:05:14.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T16:05:14.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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1133906
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star this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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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 Yemen: International Assistance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support humanitarian access to Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham remove filter
star this property uin 267713 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to actively call on all parties to the conflict to comply with UN Security Resolution 2451 (which was drafted and coordinated by the UK) by facilitating safe, rapid, and unhindered access for humanitarian actors across the country.</p><p> </p><p>We also continue to support access through our funding to the UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM). We provided £1.3 million in funding to UNVIM last financial year (2018/19) and expect to provide similar levels of support this financial year (2019/20). UNVIM facilitates commercial imports including critical supplies of food, fuel and medicine, into Hodeidah and Saleef ports by giving the coalition confidence that weapons are not being smuggled in on large commercial ships.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T15:14:59.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:14:59.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this