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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Central African Republic 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 what is their assessment of the number of refugees in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL52 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that 557,000 people have been displaced within CAR, with 483,000 estimated to have fled the country, of whom 358,000 are refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p><p>Prior to the crisis, CAR was host to over 15,000 refugees from DRC and Sudan; however the deteriorating security situation has led to the voluntary repatriation of many refugees with support from UNHCR. In April over 6,000 Congolese refugees were voluntarily repatriated to Equateur province in DRC - a further sign of the gravity of the situation in CAR.</p><p>The crisis is having a marked impact on education provision, with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimating that 400,000 vulnerable children are in need of emergency access to education. Many schools outside the capital have been closed since the onset of the crisis and whilst some schools in Bangui have reopened, work on rebuilding educational institutions as well as infrastructure is needed. The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment in January 2014 placed the level of functioning schools at 4%, with many looted and occupied by displaced people, but did not report military use of schools. The interruption of education affects both girls and boys.</p><p>The most important need continues to be security, and the UK has worked closely with international partners, including the African Union (AU), to support efforts to bring stability to the country. We have provided £2m in non-lethal support to the UN-mandated AU force, MISCA, which despite serious challenges, has worked well with the French Operation Sangaris to bring some security to the country. We will continue to work with the AU and others as we approach the handover to the UN Peace Keeping Operation, MINUSCA, in September 2014, and as preparations are made for elections, currently scheduled for 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL53 more like this
HL54 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.3503534Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.3503534Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
57580
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Central African Republic 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 what is their assessment of the long-term impact of the conflict in the Central African Republic on education there, particularly of girls, on higher education, and on the use of schools for military purposes. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL53 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that 557,000 people have been displaced within CAR, with 483,000 estimated to have fled the country, of whom 358,000 are refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p><p>Prior to the crisis, CAR was host to over 15,000 refugees from DRC and Sudan; however the deteriorating security situation has led to the voluntary repatriation of many refugees with support from UNHCR. In April over 6,000 Congolese refugees were voluntarily repatriated to Equateur province in DRC - a further sign of the gravity of the situation in CAR.</p><p>The crisis is having a marked impact on education provision, with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimating that 400,000 vulnerable children are in need of emergency access to education. Many schools outside the capital have been closed since the onset of the crisis and whilst some schools in Bangui have reopened, work on rebuilding educational institutions as well as infrastructure is needed. The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment in January 2014 placed the level of functioning schools at 4%, with many looted and occupied by displaced people, but did not report military use of schools. The interruption of education affects both girls and boys.</p><p>The most important need continues to be security, and the UK has worked closely with international partners, including the African Union (AU), to support efforts to bring stability to the country. We have provided £2m in non-lethal support to the UN-mandated AU force, MISCA, which despite serious challenges, has worked well with the French Operation Sangaris to bring some security to the country. We will continue to work with the AU and others as we approach the handover to the UN Peace Keeping Operation, MINUSCA, in September 2014, and as preparations are made for elections, currently scheduled for 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL52 more like this
HL54 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.4315562Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:49:30.4315562Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
57581
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Central African Republic 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 what engagement they have had with the African Union on efforts to address the situation in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL54 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 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The ongoing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to take a distressing toll on the civilian population, compounding an already acute humanitarian crisis. The UN estimates that 557,000 people have been displaced within CAR, with 483,000 estimated to have fled the country, of whom 358,000 are refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Cameroon, Republic of Congo and South Sudan.</p><p>Prior to the crisis, CAR was host to over 15,000 refugees from DRC and Sudan; however the deteriorating security situation has led to the voluntary repatriation of many refugees with support from UNHCR. In April over 6,000 Congolese refugees were voluntarily repatriated to Equateur province in DRC - a further sign of the gravity of the situation in CAR.</p><p>The crisis is having a marked impact on education provision, with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimating that 400,000 vulnerable children are in need of emergency access to education. Many schools outside the capital have been closed since the onset of the crisis and whilst some schools in Bangui have reopened, work on rebuilding educational institutions as well as infrastructure is needed. The Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment in January 2014 placed the level of functioning schools at 4%, with many looted and occupied by displaced people, but did not report military use of schools. The interruption of education affects both girls and boys.</p><p>The most important need continues to be security, and the UK has worked closely with international partners, including the African Union (AU), to support efforts to bring stability to the country. We have provided £2m in non-lethal support to the UN-mandated AU force, MISCA, which despite serious challenges, has worked well with the French Operation Sangaris to bring some security to the country. We will continue to work with the AU and others as we approach the handover to the UN Peace Keeping Operation, MINUSCA, in September 2014, and as preparations are made for elections, currently scheduled for 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL52 more like this
HL53 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T15:49:29.8362268Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T15:49:29.8362268Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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3895
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
64251
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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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 Central African Republic 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 whether, alongside the current international intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR), they are ready to assist in the growth of economic activity and in building an effective public governance system that serves all CAR citizens, both Muslim and Christian. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL653 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>Together with other partners, our immediate priorities are to help de-escalate the levels of violence and ensure life-saving assistance is delivered to those in acute need. At the same time, we are working with international organisations such as the World Bank and the UN so that a longer-term strategy of economic recovery and effective governance is developed by these organisations to address the needs of all communities in the Central African Republic.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T11:09:59.0423476Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T11:09:59.0423476Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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50
star this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
64253
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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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 Central African Republic 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 whether they will assist in the implementation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme for diamonds coming from the Central African Republic. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL655 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government implements its commitments under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) in full. In order to maintain the integrity of the KPCS, the Central African Republic (CAR) was temporarily suspended from the KPCS in May 2013, preventing the possible introduction of rough diamonds produced in CAR into the legitimate diamond trade. This suspension was upheld in June 2014. It is likely to remain in place until the security situation in CAR improves significantly and the government of CAR is able to re-establish compliance with the KPCS.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T11:11:27.7398389Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T11:11:27.7398389Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
star this property tabling member
50
star this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
64254
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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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 Central African Republic 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 whether they have any plans to deploy Stabilisation Unit experts to work as counterparts to the Central African Republic's civil servants, to assist in financial, taxation and budgeting reform in that country. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL656 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK will continue to work with and through international organisations, such as the World Bank and the UN, to ensure a coherent strategy for the Central African Republic, including on public financial management and public sector reform. We would be happy to consider the deployment of Stabilisation Unit experts to support the work of these international organisations, as necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T11:12:28.6808809Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T11:12:28.6808809Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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50
star this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
64255
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
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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 Central African Republic 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 whether they have any plans to deploy the Stabilisation Unit to assist the G5 countries in providing capacity-building assistance to civil society organisations so that they can monitor public sector financial management in the Central African Republic. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL657 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK will continue to work with and through international organisations, such as the World Bank and the UN, to ensure a coherent strategy for the Central African Republic, including on public financial management and public sector reform. We would be happy to consider the deployment of Stabilisation Unit experts to support the work of these international organisations, as necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T11:13:03.5236304Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T11:13:03.5236304Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
star this property tabling member
50
star this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
64256
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-26more like thismore than 2014-06-26
star this property answering body
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 Central African Republic 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 whether they intend to consider (1) supporting the European Union and United Nations Development Programme in creating an operational and democratic justice system of police and judiciary in the Central African Republic, and (2) providing technical assistance to the police force, prosecution service and judiciary in that country. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL658 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>We continue to support the UN and other major international partners, to develop a coherent and effective strategy to improve security and justice in the Central African Republic. We will consider what support the UK might be able to provide on the basis of this strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T11:13:31.0543955Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T11:13:31.0543955Z
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3839
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
star this property tabling member
50
star this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this
57827
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 Central African Republic 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken in response to the recent violence in the Central African Republic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
star this property uin 198837 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 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working closely with international partners to ensure an effective and co-ordinated international response to the current humanitarian and security crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). The UK will continue to work with the AU and UN to ensure the effectiveness of the AU mission as well as the effective deployment of a UN Peacekeeping Operation. The UK has also provided airlifts to help with deployment of the EU security mission (EUFOR); has provided a planning officer to the Operational Headquarters; and is providing a share of EUFOR's common costs as well as engaging with EU Partners on EUFOR's approach and rules of engagement. We remain the second largest provider of humanitarian aid, having given £23 million since the crisis began. I last discussed with interim President Catherine Samba-Panza on 23 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-09T12:07:02.9870482Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-09T12:07:02.9870482Z
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1393
star this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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304
star this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
58084
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
star this property answering body
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 Central African Republic 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conflict in Central African Republic as described in UN OCHA Central African Republic Situation Report No. 2. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 199119 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 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Reports from the Central African Republic (CAR), including those of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), show that the country remains beset by violence and instability. We welcome the vital ongoing work of African Union, French and EU security forces, without whom the situation would likely be far worse. The UK will continue to work with the UN to ensure the effective deployment of the UN Peacekeeping Operation (MINUSCA), and with the AU to support MISCA's efforts ahead of the transition to MINUSCA. I last discussed the situation in CAR with interim President Catherine Samba-Panza on 23 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T15:33:30.1786796Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T15:33:30.1786796Z
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1393
star this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
star this property tabling member
1433
star this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this