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star this property date less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
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Department for International Development more like this
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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
unstar this property hansard heading International Conference on Population and Development more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they will take to help implement the Stockholm Statement of Commitment developed at the April 2014 International Conference on Population and Development. more like this
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Viscount Craigavon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK Government is fully committed to the principles of the International Conference on Population and Development's (ICPD) Programme of Action and will continue to uphold these principles in its development work. We consider 2014, as the twentieth anniversary and review year of the ICPD, as an important moment to recognise progress and to address remaining gaps and emerging challenges.</p><p> </p><p>We have been fully engaged in the intergovernmental process for the review of the ICPD, including actively participating in the regional and thematic conferences, the 47<sup>th</sup> Commission on Population and Development which took place in April of this year, as well as preparations for the upcoming special session at the United Nations General Assembly in September. The Stockholm Statement of Commitment was the outcome document agreed by participants attending the Sixth International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action, which also took place in April. Official representatives from the UK Government did not participate in the Stockholm parliamentarians' meeting. However, the Stockholm Statement does endorse a number of the elements we have been supporting throughout our engagement in the ICPD review process and will continue to support, including that sexual and reproductive health and rights become a reality for all, without distinction of any kind.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T16:46:58.2840329Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T16:46:58.2840329Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3384
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Craigavon more like this
62483
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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fuels: Tax Evasion more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address cross-border smuggling of diesel fuel between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. more like this
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Viscount Bridgeman more like this
star this property uin HL412 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 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
star this property answer text <p>A range of measures are in place to detect and deter cross border smuggling of diesel between the Republic and Ireland and Northern Ireland. These include investigative work on either side of the border, for example checking of documentation, and acting on intelligence received. This is augmented by close cooperation and information sharing by the HMRC, the Irish Revenue Commissioners and other relevant agencies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Additionally, HMRC fights fraud on a wide range of fronts, from special units performing thousands of roadside checks to raiding laundering plants. The UK has recently announced, jointly with Ireland, an improved new marker for rebated fuel, which will make it much harder to launder marked fuel and sell it at a profit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-06-30T15:24:03.4552231Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-30T15:24:03.4552231Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Bridgeman more like this
63127
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NATO 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, in the light of the NATO Baltic air policing mission, what future British armed forces deployments are planned to reaffirm the United Kingdom's commitment to the collective security of NATO member states. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL536 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 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
star this property answer text <p>As a leading member of NATO, the UK continues to play a central role in NATO reaffirming our constant commitment to collective defence and to reassure our Eastern Allies following the recent events in Ukraine.<br><br>The four RAF Typhoon aircraft deployed to Lithuania in support of NATO's peacetime Baltic Air Policing mission are expected to return at the end of August and the E3D Sentry flights in Polish airspace will continue until at least the end of the year.<br><br>There are at present no plans to extend this commitment further, as future mission rotations are filled by Allies for the foreseeable future. However, we keep the situation under constant review and any potential future UK participation would be dictated by the regional situation and NATO requirements.<br><br>The UK has also committed to participate in a number of exercises in the Baltic Region (inlcuding Exercise STEADFAST JAVELIN, Exercise BALTOPS and Exercise RAMSTEIN GUARD) which demonstrates our commitment to NATO, collective defence and reassuring our Eastern Allies.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-07-15T16:04:44.4109756Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-15T16:04:44.4109756Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
63128
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Deployment more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the present British armed forces deployments to (1) Lithuania, (2) Estonia, and (3) Latvia, in support of NATO commitments; and also to Finland. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL537 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has put in place a significant and comprehensive package of measures to demonstrate our commitment to NATO and collective defence and to reassure our Eastern Allies.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has no planned exercises or deployments in Finland, however we have recently completed or are participating in the following exercises in the Baltic region;</p><p> </p><p>• Exercise STEADFAST JAVLIN in Estonia (17-23 May). The UK deployed 80 personnel from the 1st Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment under NATO command for a field exercise.</p><p>• Exercise BALTOPS in the Baltic Sea (6-21 June). The UK deployed a warship (HMS Montrose) on this NATO maritime exercise in the Baltic Sea.</p><p>• Exercise SABRE Strike in Estonia and Latvia (9-20 June). The UK deployed 1 Company from the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (approximately 100 personnel), 12 Artillery and Engineer experts and two exercise controllers to participate in a U.S. Army Europe-led multi-national brigade exercise.</p><p>• Exercise RAMSTEIN GUARD in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and North Atlantic (21-25 July). The UK will send two observers from the Joint Ground Based Air Defence Command based at High Wycombe to assess the UK's ability to support this annual series of NATO Air defence exercises in the future.</p><p>• Exercise BALTIC HOST in Baltic States (6-12 Oct 14) The UK will provide staff officers to participate in a tri-national Command Post.</p><p> </p><p>There are also 4 RAF Typhoon aircraft deployed to Lithuania in support of NATO's peacetime Baltic Air Policing mission which will return at the end of August. There are at present no plans to extend these commitments further, as future mission rotations are filled by Allies for the foreseeable future. However, we keep the situation under constant review and any potential future UK participation would be dictated by the regional situation and NATO requirements.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T17:02:11.3959686Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T17:02:11.3959686Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
63129
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Deployment 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 whether future British armed forces deployments are planned to (1) Lithuania, (2) Estonia, and (3) Latvia, in support of NATO commitments; and also to Finland. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL538 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 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has put in place a significant and comprehensive package of measures as part of NATO's response to the changing geopolitical situation in Europe to demonstrate our commitment to NATO, collective defence and reassure our Easter Allies.</p><p> </p><p>In additions to those exercises ongoing or recently completed, the UK is also currently examining its ability to support the following exercises in the Baltic States:</p><p> </p><p>• Exercise SABER JUNCTION in Lithuania (14 August – 17 September 2014).</p><p> </p><p>• Exercise SILVER ARROW in Latvia (29 September – 5 October 2014).</p><p> </p><p>• Exercise IRON SWORD in Lithuania (12-14 November 2014).</p><p> </p><p>The UK does not currently plan to exercise in Finland but is engaging Finland on building stronger military partnerships which should lead to mutual training opportunities in 2015.</p><p> </p><p>For completeness, there are also 4 RAF Typhoon aircraft deployed to Lithuania in support of NATO's peacetime Baltic Air Policing mission which will return at the end of August. There are at present no plans to extend these commitments further, as future mission rotations are filled by Allies for the foreseeable future. However, we keep the situation under constant review and any potential future UK participation would be dictated by the regional situation and NATO requirements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T17:00:53.9012365Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T17:00:53.9012365Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
63130
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star this property date less than 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NATO more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held in relation to the possibility of establishing a permanent NATO presence in the Baltic states. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL539 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 2014-07-01more like thismore than 2014-07-01
star this property answer text <p>Russia's actions in Ukraine represent the most serious security crisis in Europe this century. As a result, NATO has undertaken a number of measures to reassure Allies in Eastern Alliance territory. These include air policing, maritime deployments and exercising. The UK is playing an active role in delivering NATO reassurance measures and has offered additional support in a number of areas. We are contributing aircraft to reinforce the Baltic Air Policing mission and as part of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force. We have also augmented some NATO exercises that we were already committed to and are contributing to additional ones. On Wednesday 25 June, the NATO Secretary General announced that NATO Foreign Ministers agreed to develop a robust Readiness Action Plan for the NATO Summit in September. Allies have not made any decision to base forces permanently in the Baltics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T13:09:41.6579574Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T13:09:41.6579574Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
79508
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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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 what discussions they have had with Hamas over the last three weeks regarding brokering a ceasefire with Israel. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1407 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government's policy towards Hamas is clear - the UK does not talk to Hamas, which is a proscribed terrorist organisation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-30T16:32:09.1022826Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-30T16:32:09.1022826Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
79509
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
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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 what recent representations they have made to the government of Israel about their ground incursion into Gaza. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), discussed the current crisis in Gaza with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman during his visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories between 23-24 July. He made clear that whilst Israel had a right to self-defence, any response must be proportionate and maximum efforts made to avoid civilian casualties. He urged progress towards a ceasefire. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T10:56:44.6441071Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T10:56:44.6441071Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria and Iraq more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new steps they are taking to reduce the number of British Muslims travelling to Syria and Iraq to participate in jihad. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian 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 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government takes the threat posed by those who travel to Syria and Iraq extremely seriously.Our priority is to dissuade people from travelling to areas of conflict in the first place, by highlighting that the best way for the public to help is to donate to UK-registered charities that have ongoing relief operations; that anyone going to Syria, even for humanitarian reasons, is at serious risk of being targeted by terrorist groups or the regime; and that travelling to Syria will place anxiety on families and friends.The Home Secretary this week backed a national campaign aimed at dissuading young people from travelling to Syria and Iraq. The campaign ‘Families Matter’ was launched on 21st July by Families Against Stress and Trauma (FAST), a community organisation which provides support to vulnerable families and individuals across the country. Through our work with law enforcement and responsible social media companies, we are making significant progress with removing online propaganda including material from proscribed groups, such as ISIL, which targets the vulnerable and encourages travel. Since December 2013, the Counter Terrorism Internet Referral Unit have removed over 21,000 pieces of unlawful terrorist material, a significant proportion of which is related to Syria and Iraq. The police and security services are actively working to detect and disrupt terrorist threats. A range of measures may be used to, including disrupting travel by cancelling British passports, depriving dual nationals of British citizenship and excluding them from the UK, and conducting interviews at the border as part of Counter Terrorist investigations.</p><p />
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-30T15:11:24.7850863Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-30T15:11:24.7850863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria and Iraq more like this
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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 what is their latest estimate of (1) the number of British Muslims fighting with Salafist movements in Syria and Iraq, and (2) the number of such British Muslims who have recently returned home. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1410 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 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
star this property answer text <p /> <p>We believe that more than 400 UK-linked individuals have travelled to Syria and have become involved in the fighting since the start of the uprising. A <br>significant subset of those have returned to the UK.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-30T15:49:00.8439955Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-30T15:49:00.8439955Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this