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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Somalia: Droughts 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 recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the drought in Somalia; and what steps his Department is taking to support those at risk of starvation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 263165 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The drought in Somalia and subsequent widespread crop failure and decline in livestock productivity has resulted in a projected increase in people experiencing acute food insecurity, from 1.7 million to 2.2 million by August 2019. The UK is a leading donor to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Somalia and my Department has recently allocated £8 million to support both emergency, life-saving interventions, and longer-term resilience actions focusing on sustainable water supply and the protection of livelihoods. This brings our total humanitarian spend in Somalia in 2019 to £40 million. 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 2019-06-18T15:51:55.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:51:55.003Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
star this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1131708
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Humanitarian Aid: Minority Groups 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 progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Wilton Park statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 263850 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>DFID has reviewed and assessed the Wilton Park Statement on assisting religious minorities in humanitarian crises. Policy Teams will investigate how to incorporate the recommendations into their policy plans. We will continue to regularly challenge our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities.</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 2019-06-19T15:46:20.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:46:20.177Z
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1466
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4120
star this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1131749
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Statistics 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, on how many occasions his Department has received representations from the UK Statistics Authority on his Department's presentation and use of statistics in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 263723 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>Details on the UK Statistics Authority’s interventions are published in the correspondence[1], publications[2], and issues log[3] sections of their website since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The Authority’s Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) also carry out regular assessments and systemic reviews, details of which can also be found on the Authority’s website[4].</p><p> </p><p>In September 2018, the Authority published the first annual summary of its interventions for the financial year 2017/18[5]. The report for 2018/19 will be published in the autumn.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/correspondence-list/" target="_blank">https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/correspondence-list/</a></p><p>[2] <a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publications-list/" target="_blank">https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publications-list/</a></p><p>[3] <a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/reports-and-correspondence/issues-log/" target="_blank">https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/reports-and-correspondence/issues-log/</a></p><p>[4] <a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/osr/" target="_blank">https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/osr/</a></p><p>[5] <a href="https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/annual-casework-review-20172018/" target="_blank">https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/annual-casework-review-20172018/</a></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 2019-06-18T15:53:21.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:53:21.287Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1131804
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unstar 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Chief Scientific Advisers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many meetings he held with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 March 2019 and 31 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Norfolk more like this
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Norman Lamb more like this
star this property uin 263765 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The DFID Chief Scientific Adviser met with the Secretary of State once during this period.</p><p>The Chief Scientific Adviser continues to provide all Ministers with regular written submissions and briefings on DFID science and research activities.</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 2019-06-18T15:54:54.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:54:54.48Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
1132080
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the welfare of children living in Gaza. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 264457 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK continually monitors the humanitarian situation in Gaza. We are concerned by the high levels of poverty, unemployment, food insecurity, and the impacts of the humanitarian situation on children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) in a report on 31 May titled ‘The Gaza trauma response’, noted that from 30th March 2018 to 30th March 2019, during the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations, 172 people became permanently disabled because of their injuries, of whom 36 were children.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to help the growing needs of approximately 1.5 million registered refugees in Gaza through support to the UN Refugees and Works Agency (UNRWA). Between 2019-2020, the UK will provide up to £80m to UNRWA. UNRWA runs over 274 schools and educates over 278,000 children in Gaza. We are providing £2 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to help support several of the most urgent health needs in Gaza, including drugs, surgical equipment and physical rehabilitation for people with disabilities. We have recently announced £1.6m aid to the World Health Organisation Appeal, which will support trauma medical treatment in the Gaza Strip, including establishment of a new limb reconstruction centre.</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 2019-06-20T16:19:41.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:19:41.687Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1132094
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Humanitarian Aid 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 humanitarian situation in Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 264331 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>HMG continues to monitor the humanitarian situation across Sudan, including the conflict areas, with concern. Close to two million people live as Internally Displaced People inside Sudan, with around 600,000 living precarious lives as refugees beyond its borders. Sudan also hosts close to a million refugees, the majority from neighbouring South Sudan. The United Nations has published estimates that 5.7 million people, including all of those displaced, are in need of humanitarian support, although that number may increase to 8 million people if the current economic crisis continues. The United Nations has developed a response plan to meet the needs of 4.4 million people that would cost $1.2Bn, and relies on the governing authorities in Sudan to facilitate safe passage of these supplies and aid workers to reach those in need of assistance. The UK’s Department of International Development in Sudan is prioritising the humanitarian response and has already contributed £30 million this fiscal year.</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 2019-06-20T15:49:33.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:49:33.79Z
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4107
unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
1132462
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinian Authority: Pay 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 11 June 2019 to Question 261075, whether the wages of any UK-funded Palestinian Authority public servants have been reduced as a result of Palestinian Authority spending cuts. 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 265408 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>DFID officials are aware that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has begun to make partial salary payments to public sector officials earning 2,000 NIS (£425) or above a month and can confirm that this includes health and education sector public servants whose salaries are funded through UK aid. The UK continues to support a stable PA which can act as an effective partner for peace with Israel. UK aid to the PA’s health and education sectors is used exclusively to pay the salaries of vetted health and education public servants, including teachers, doctors and nurses, in the West Bank. The EU vets the list of PA health and education sector employees before every disbursement of financial aid to ensure only eligible beneficiaries receive UK aid, at a range of grades based on the PA payroll system. These payments are then independently audited. The PA’s decision to make partial salary payments to public sector officials does not affect the robust financial safeguards that ensure UK financial aid reaches its intended beneficiaries.</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 2019-06-20T16:14:07.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:14:07.7Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1132475
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Public Expenditure 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 11 June 2019 to Question 261277 on Department for International Development: Public Expenditure, from which budget heading the additional £1.1 billion expenditure on climate and the environment will be allocated from. 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 265583 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>Tackling climate change and environmental degradation and addressing poverty reduction are two sides of the same coin. Many of the programmes we run currently and plan to run in future deliver both climate benefits and reduce poverty.</p><p> </p><p>The doubling of DFID spending on climate and environment over the next five years will need to be discussed and agreed with HM Treasury alongside spending on other development priorities as part of the upcoming Spending Review. The Government remains committed to maximising the impact of our aid funding on the Sustainable Development Goals, and achieving the best outcomes for the UK public.</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 2019-06-20T15:46:18.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:46:18.217Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1132477
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Public Expenditure more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261277 on Department for International Development: Public Expenditure, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on allocating additional funding for climate finance. 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 265584 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK has pledged to provide at least £5.8bn of International Climate Finance (ICF) between 2016 and 2020. All discussions on funding for departments, including funding on climate finance after 2020 will begin once the Spending Round has formally been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.</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 2019-06-20T15:47:45.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T15:47:45.05Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1132489
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Third Sector more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the needs of civil society in Sudan; and what support his Department plans to provide to those groups. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 265432 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>DFID recognises the essential role of Sudanese civil society in securing a transition to a stable political system that is inclusive, respects democratic norms and allows open and ongoing political dialogue. Until the end of 2018, the Local Partnerships for Dialogue Programme provided support to civil society, media, and women and youth groups, with the aim of strengthening their capacity to demand more inclusive, democratic and accountable governance.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has resources within its current framework to continue the UK’s support of Sudanese non-state actors, and their important participation in the transition. This could take the form of support to the handover to a civilian-led government, through technical assistance to negotiation and mediation efforts; and further capacity building for civil society organisations to build their resilience and capacity to champion inclusive dialogue.</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 2019-06-24T14:29:43.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:29:43.143Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this