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star this property date less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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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 suggestion by non-governmental organisations of a new approach to humanitarian aid in Syria, as reported in The Guardian on 30 May. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL435 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
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government agrees that it is unacceptable that people in need in Syria continue to be denied life-saving aid, and condemns the siege and starvation tactics being practised by the Syrian regime and other armed groups. The UK government agrees that the international community must work to ensure Syrians get the aid they need by the most direct routes possible, including through sustained delivery across conflict lines and borders.</p><p>Since the start of the Syria crisis, the UK has provided £76 million to agencies working cross-border to provide medical help, food and other aid to hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need inside Syria.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-01T16:38:25.6657648Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-01T16:38:25.6657648Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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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 there is an international peace plan regarding Syria. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL389 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 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>A negotiated political transition in Syria remains the only way to end the conflict and alleviate Syria’s humanitarian crisis. The Geneva Communiqué, agreed in June 2012, set out steps that must be in place to establish a transitional governing body, leading to full, free and fair elections in Syria. UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is in consultations with the parties to the Syria conflict as well as the key regional and international powers, including the UK, to establish a route back to political talks. We continue to exchange views with Mr de Mistura and his team.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-17T14:22:20.997Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-17T14:22:20.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
173528
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star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria 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, further to the reply by Baroness Northover on 13 January, whether they will list by country how many Syrian refugees have been accepted by each of the European Union member states. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4110 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 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The resettlement pledges for all countries including those from European Union member states is listed on the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) website. The direct link to this page is as follows: <a href="http://www.unhcr.org/52b2febafc5.html" target="_blank">http://www.unhcr.org/52b2febafc5.html</a></p><p>Ninety people were relocated to the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme between the first group of arrivals on 25 March and the end of September 2014. This is the latest publicly available figure, as numbers are released as part of the publication of Home Office official statistics each quarter; the number of arrivals under the scheme up to December 2014 will be published on 26 February.</p><p>Potential beneficiaries of the scheme are identified and referred to us by UNHCR. Given the serious vulnerability of the beneficiaries, our priority is to ensure that the support and accommodation they need is in place before they arrive in the UK. We are working closely with UNHCR, the International Organisation for Migration and local authorities to achieve this as soon as practically possible as the circumstances of each particular case allow. In these circumstances it is not possible to provide information on the number of individuals in any part of the resettlement process at any given time.</p><p>Beneficiaries of the scheme are granted five years’ Humanitarian Protection with all the rights and benefits that go with that status, including access to public funds, access to the labour market and the possibility of family reunion.</p><p>As the scheme is based on vulnerability - including women and children at risk, people with medical needs and survivors of torture and violence - it would not</p><p>be appropriate for us to release specific details of where individuals are being placed, as this risks undermining their privacy and recovery.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4111 more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T14:30:01.21Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T14:30:01.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar 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 Syria remove filter
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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, further to the reply by Baroness Northover on 13 January, what action is being taken to respond to UNICEF’s report published on 11 January that UNICEF need additional resources to respond to winter conditions affecting refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Syria. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4112 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 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>In Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq, DFID is supporting 13 implementing partners to carry out planned winterisation activities totalling over £32 million. This will provide an estimated 660,000 vulnerable people with items such as warm clothing, thermal blankets, mattresses, stoves, cash/vouchers and shelter support. In addition to our ongoing support to UNICEF in Syria and the region, a further £2 million has been provided to procure 65,000 blankets for Aleppo and Tartous in Syria reaching 32,500 children, and clothing kits for 45,000 children.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-01-21T12:01:52Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-21T12:01:52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar 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 Syria remove filter
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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 estimate of the number of refugees in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan who have been identified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as being in need of resettlement. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4590 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 2015-02-16more like thismore than 2015-02-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) aims to identify 6,000 refugees in Jordan for potential resettlement in 2015. Cases are identified on the basis of vulnerability. Only 15% of Syrian refugees in Jordan actually reside in a camp, and therefore UNHCR anticipates that approximately 15% of the 6,000 resettlement cases planned for 2015 will come from the camps, the largest of which is Zaatari.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2015-02-16T16:33:21.833Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T16:33:21.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
176961
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star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria 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 discussions they have had with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees regarding the number of Syrian refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries who have been identified as being in need of resettlement. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL4591 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 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
unstar this property answer text <p>The majority of refugees displaced from Syria, an estimated 3.8 million people, remain in countries neighbouring Syria. That is why the Government has committed £700 million to the emergency response in the region, the second largest bilateral contribution after the USA, helping hundreds of thousands of people in need. <br><br>We have not undertaken a formal assessment of the motivation for Syrian migrants to try to reach the European Union, or the routes they choose to get here. However, given the scale of the crisis in Syria and the hardship and human suffering it has caused, it is to be expected that some Syrians will seek to leave the region by whatever routes are available.</p><p>With millions of people in need in Syria and the region, the Government believes that humanitarian aid and actively seeking to end the conflict are the most effective ways for the UK to help the majority of those displaced, rather than larger scale resettlement. We have made our position on this clear in relevant discussions with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), for example at the UNHCR Global Resettlement Pledging Conference in Geneva on 9 December 2014. We also liaise regularly with the UNHCR at a working level about the relocation of particularly vulnerable displaced Syrians to the UK under the UK’s Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL4592 more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T15:03:30.097Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T15:03:30.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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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 fate of the Assyrian Christian prisoners abducted by Daesh on 24 February from Syrian villages along the River Khabour in Hassaka Governorate. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL5363 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 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
unstar this property answer text <p>We understand that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has abducted more than 200 Assyrian Christians from the Hassaka region in North-East Syria. We believe that, in another act of appalling barbarity, ISIL has executed at least 15 of the hostages and that 23 Assyrian Christians have since been released following the payment of ransom money by the families. We remain concerned for the remaining hostages, most of whom are women, children and elderly people. We support the UN Security Council Statement condemning the abductions and demanding the Christians immediate release.</p><p>The UK is committed to defeating ISIL, an organisation that has no place in today’s world. We will continue to work with the Global Coalition of more than sixty countries to ensure that ISIL no longer poses a threat to the people of the region, to international stability or to our own national security.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-03-13T14:44:29.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-13T14:44:29.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
347894
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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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 (1) the circumstances of the more than 230 Assyrian Christian hostages taken by Da'esh in the north of Syria in February; (2) the capture by Da'esh of around 35 predominantly Assyrian villages along the Khabur river in the Hassake Governorate; and (3) how many people remain unaccounted for following those captures. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL180 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 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
unstar this property answer text <p>We understand that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are still holding more than 200 Assyrian Christians who were abducted in February from villages along the Khabour river in Hassakeh Province of North-East Syria. We believe that, in another act of appalling barbarity, ISIL executed at least 15 of the hostages, and that 23 Assyrian Christians have since been released following the payment of ransom money by the families, and another two freed when the area was liberated at the end of May. We remain concerned for the remaining hostages, most of whom are women, children and elderly people. We support the UN Security Council Statement condemning the abductions and demanding the Christians immediate release.</p><p>The UK is committed to defeating ISIL, an organisation that has no place in today’s world. We will continue to work with the Global Coalition of more than sixty countries to ensure that ISIL no longer poses a threat to the people of the region, to international stability or to our own national security.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-09T12:46:19.597Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T12:46:19.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria remove filter
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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, in the light of the successful removal of Da'esh from the 35 villages along the Khabur river that had previously been captured, what steps they are taking to assist the clearing of mines and unexploded ordnance, to consolidate stability, and to create safe havens to enable the return of residents. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL181 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 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
unstar this property answer text <p>While the UK is not carrying out any mine clearance operations in Syria, we fully recognise the widespread and severe civilian suffering caused by the conflict. The UK has given over £800m to the humanitarian response, more than we have given to any previous humanitarian crisis. Some of this has been targeted to provide humanitarian support to the Hasakah Governorate as and where security constraints have allowed.</p><p>Although safe havens can be effective in some situations, they are not currently feasible in Syria. Without all parties agreeing on their establishment there would need to be sufficient military capability to guarantee the safety of individuals. That is not currently present in Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-09T12:46:48.017Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-09T12:46:48.017Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar 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 Syria remove filter
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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 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' report <i>Woman Alone</i>: <i>The fight for survival by Syria’s refugee women</i>; and of its assessment of the situation of Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan which are headed by women. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1010 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK welcomes the publication of this report, which highlights the distressing reality for women and girls affected by the crisis in Syria. Our assessment is that it accurately describes many of the hardships faced by refugee women who have become heads of their households as a result of the conflict, but also their resilience and bravery in the face of such hardships.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T14:21:57.758556Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T14:21:57.758556Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this