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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Shizam Riasat 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 assessment they have made of the human rights and freedom of religion or belief implications of the case of the 16 year old Pakistani Christian girl Sheeza Riasat who was abducted from her parents’ home near Gujranwala, Pakistan on 12 February and forcibly converted and married; and what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about that case. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15820 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is concerned about the case of Sheeza Riasat. The Government strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan.</p><p>We welcome the recent decision by the Pakistan Senate to pass the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Bill was recently introduced to the National Assembly.</p><p>The UK regularly raises concerns about the protection of vulnerable groups, including religious minorities, women and children, with the Pakistani Government. Officials at the British High Commission in Islamabad have raised the issue of forced marriage with the National Commission for Human Rights.</p><p>During my visit to Pakistan on 18 and 19 February, I met faith leaders to discuss issues faced by religious minorities, including the issue of forced marriage. I also raised our concerns about child protection, the treatment of minority communities and the issue of forced marriage with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during the same visit.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including religious minorities and women and girls, and to uphold the rule of law.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL15821 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127410
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom 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 representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about kidnappings and forced conversions of under-age girls who are members of a religious minority; and what were the outcomes of any such representations. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15821 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is concerned about the case of Sheeza Riasat. The Government strongly condemns the forced marriage and forced conversion of women and girls from religious minorities in Pakistan.</p><p>We welcome the recent decision by the Pakistan Senate to pass the Child Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Bill 2019. The Bill was recently introduced to the National Assembly.</p><p>The UK regularly raises concerns about the protection of vulnerable groups, including religious minorities, women and children, with the Pakistani Government. Officials at the British High Commission in Islamabad have raised the issue of forced marriage with the National Commission for Human Rights.</p><p>During my visit to Pakistan on 18 and 19 February, I met faith leaders to discuss issues faced by religious minorities, including the issue of forced marriage. I also raised our concerns about child protection, the treatment of minority communities and the issue of forced marriage with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari, during the same visit.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including religious minorities and women and girls, and to uphold the rule of law.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL15820 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T12:56:58.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127411
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom 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 assessment they have made of the impact of Pakistani girls, who are members of a religious minority, being removed from schools by their parents as a result of the number of abductions and forced conversions on the literacy rate of girls in Pakistan; and what steps they intend to take to help resolve this problem. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15822 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>​Education is an integral part of the UK's approach to improving human rights. The education of girls continues to be a priority for UK development assistance in Pakistan. Under the Punjab Education Sector Programme, we are working with a local partner organisation to reintegrate young and adolescent girls who have left school prematurely back into mainstream schools or vocational education. Within less than a year, over 4000 girls have benefitted from this intervention so far.</p><p>The British Government supports other programmes designed to improve human rights and opportunities for women, religious minorities and marginalised groups. For example, the Department for International Development's AAWAZ II programme works with communities to promote rights of children, women, youth and religious minorities, protect them from exploitation, and prevent discrimination and intolerance. It also funds interventions in support of ending child marriage.</p><p>During my visit to Pakistan in February, I raised our concerns about child protection, the treatment of minority communities and the issue of forced marriage with Pakistan's Federal Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari.</p><p>We will continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to take the steps necessary to comply in full with its human rights obligations to vulnerable groups, including religious minorities and women and girls.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T13:02:16.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:02:16.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127412
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government 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 had with Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo, interim Vice President of Sudan; what assessment they have made of his role in Darfur’s Janjaweed militias; and whether they have discussed his role in the Darfur genocide with officials of the International Criminal Court. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15823 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to engage with a range of opposition, Transitional Military Council and members of the protest movement. As part of these interactions the British Ambassador to Khartoum met the Deputy Head of the Transitional Military Committee, Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo (&quot;Hametti&quot;), on April 15 2019 to call for: 1) steps to improve the situation in Sudan; 2) a swift move to a civilian transitional government; and 3) the release of all political detainees. The Ambassador also expressed concerns at the past role of the Rapid Support Forces. We have been consistent in public and in private that there must be accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court; due legal process must be followed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T12:18:12.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T12:18:12.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127413
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Nigeria: Churches 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 assessment they have made of reports that 900 churches in Nigeria have been destroyed by Boko Haram; and what assessment they have made of whether such activity is part of a campaign to eradicate Christianity in the north of that country. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15824 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 2019-05-30more like thismore than 2019-05-30
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the statement by the Christian Association of Nigeria in January 2017 which claimed that 900 churches have been destroyed by Boko Haram since 2009. We are unable to substantiate these numbers given the challenges of obtaining precise data in north east Nigeria. Boko Haram is a terrorist organisation with a vile ideology and history of attacking civilians, both Christian and Muslim. The majority of Boko Haram's victims have been Muslims. The UK condemns attacks on civilians, including on the basis of their religious belief. The Foreign Secretary discussed the issue of freedom of religious belief and UK support to combat extremists with the Nigerian Vice President during his visit to Nigeria in April. He also met with a wide range of religious leaders to discuss how the UK can support their work to promote interfaith dialogue and long-term peace, and visited North East Nigeria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2019-05-30T15:56:02.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-30T15:56:02.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1127418
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Serbia: Politics and Government 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 representations they have made to the government of Serbia regarding the negative rhetoric against women politicians in that country and the risk of it inciting violence against them. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
star this property uin HL15829 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 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​While we have not made representations specifically about negative rhetoric against women in politics, we have, as part of our interactions with the Serbian government, had regular discussions on gender equality, including with the Equality Commissioner and the Gender Champion. On International Women’s Day our Embassy in Belgrade held two public debates, one on the role of women in Serbian society and the other on women in the IT sector. Our Embassy is also designing a programme with UN Women to strengthen gender responsive governance in Serbia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T15:09:31.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:09:31.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
1127431
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements: Overseas Trade 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 policy towards the use, in all Government departments and services, of goods sourced from illegal settlements in the West Bank; and in particular, how the use of such goods applies to UK missions in Israel and Palestine. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15842 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Government departments and missions are aware of UK policy on this issue, which is that we do not recognise the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including settlements in the West Bank, as part of Israel and indeed these settlements are not covered by the current EU-Israel Association Agreement which governs our trade with Israel.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T13:03:09.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:03:09.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1127432
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the number of Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons; how many representations they have made to the government of Israel about this being a war crime under Article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention; when those representations were made; by whom they were made; and what action they are taking under Article 146 of the Geneva Convention to provide effective penal sanctions for person committing unlawful transfers. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL15843 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>We understand 203 Palestinian children were in Israeli military detention at the end of December 2018. It remains our assessment that transfer of Palestinian child and adult detainees to prisons inside Israel is in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. We continue to make representations to the Israeli authorities at Ministerial and senior official level outlining our concerns around Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli detention. Most recently officials at our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised our concerns with the Israeli authorities on 18 March.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T13:03:38.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:03:38.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1127444
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading USA: Iran more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent escalating diplomatic tensions between the United States and Iran. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15855 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 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​We are concerned by the risk of unintended escalation between the United States and Iran. That is why we are speaking to all parties and specifically advising Iran – using our diplomatic relationship – that escalation is not in their interest. We are also concerned by the potential of further tension as a result of the failure of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. We are clear that maintaining this deal is important to our national security interests; the UK Government is working with our European partners to ensure it is upheld as long as Iran continues to meet its nuclear commitments in full.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T14:48:07.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:48:07.32Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1127448
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Israel: Palestinians 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 representations they have made, and intend to make, to the government of Israel about the use of collective punishment against the families of Palestinians who have been accused of violent acts by Israel. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL15859 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 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the use of punitive acts against the families of Palestinians who have been accused of violent acts by Israel, including Israel’s policy of demolitions to destroy the homes belonging to suspected Palestinian terrorists or their families. Such punishments cause unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians; call into question Israel's commitment to a viable two-state solution; and, in all but the most exceptional of cases, are contrary to international humanitarian law. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv have registered concerns about this policy with Israeli authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T13:05:30.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:05:30.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this