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100126
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the UK's ability to respond militarily to threats to Gibraltar. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211376 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes its responsibility for protecting Gibraltar against any threat very seriously. A range of military, police and diplomatic responses are available. We continually monitor the situation and adjust our force posture and resources as appropriate. I am confident that current capabilities are commensurate with any potential threat.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-04T17:30:47.0134695Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:30:47.0134695Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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24941
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100128
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Aircraft Carriers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans are in place in relation to the deployment of the HMS Queen Elizabeth II and HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carriers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 211375 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Specific deployment plans for the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers have not yet been decided. The carriers are strategic maritime platforms which will perform a wide variety of military functions; for example: providing credible conventional deterrence; delivering carrier strike missions using Lightning II aircraft; enforcing no fly zones; deploying Royal Marine Commandos; building international partnerships; delivering humanitarian aid and disaster relief; and conducting complex non-combatant evacuation operations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-10-28T16:53:21.6885924Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:53:21.6885924Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
100134
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Colombia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department had with the Colombian government on human rights in that country before it took the decision to provide military assistance in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 211346 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Military assistance in Colombia has been provided over many years and the issue of human rights is closely examined before any military assistance to Colombia is approved. The UK has provided expertise and advice to the Colombian Armed Forces on the subjects of international humanitarian law and human rights during military operations at a number of seminars and conferences.<br><br>My right hon. Friend the previous Foreign Secretary (William Hague) raised the issue of human rights with President Santos and Defence Minister Pinzon in February. He welcomed the Colombian Government’s commitment to zero tolerance of human rights abuses and underlined the importance of taking action on threats to human rights defenders and trade unionists. My right hon. Friend the Minister for Latin America Affairs, (Hugo Swire) also raised human rights with the Colombian Government during his visit to Colombia in June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-10-28T16:58:27.8201157Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:58:27.8201157Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
100138
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what UK (a) military and (b) civilian assets are stationed in Gibraltar; and what their duties are. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 211278 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" rowspan="5"> </td><td colspan="6" rowspan="5"><p>As at 28 October 2014 there were around 155 UK military personnel serving in Gibraltar in Headquarters British Forces Gibraltar, the Royal Naval Gibraltar Squadron, and Windmill Hill Signal Station providing a range of enabling functions. A further 705 Ministry of Defence UK-based and locally employed civilian personnel provide support services to Defence operations, including 95 serving in the Gibraltar Defence Police. Additionally, the Royal Gibraltar Regiment comprises 226 full-time and 166 reserve personnel. The role of these assets collectively is to provide for the security and territorial integrity of Gibraltar and British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, and to enable the maintenance of Gibraltar as a forward mounting base for UK military operations. In addition, personnel from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment deploy on UK military operations.</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-04T17:29:29.7348844Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:29:29.7348844Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
100347
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading West Africa more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to recover the costs of his Department's contribution to programmes against Ebola from the UK's international aid budget. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kettering more like this
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Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
star this property uin 211459 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government's overwhelming priority is to ensure that the UK plays a leading role in providing the Government of Sierra Leone with the support it needs to tackle the Ebola crisis. The Department is working closely with the Department for International Development to identify and recover from the international aid budget, the net additional costs associated with the MOD's contribution to this vital commitment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-10-27T16:58:31.6309053Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:58:31.6309053Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Hollobone more like this
100788
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Middle East more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 21 October 2014, Official Report, column 63WS, on the Middle East, from which bases the UK's (a) Reaper UAVs and (b) River Joint aircraft operate for their surveillance missions over Iraq and Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 211833 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>I am withholding the information as its disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice operational capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces and also relations between the United Kingdom and another State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-04T17:27:25.9100117Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:27:25.9100117Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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25424
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
star this property answering member
1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
100789
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Syria more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Statement of 21 October 2014, Official Report, column 63WS, on the Middle East, how many of the UK's Reaper aircraft will be deployed for surveillance missions over Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 211832 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>We have initially deployed two Reaper aircraft for operations in the Middle East, including for surveillance missions over Syria. As Reaper numbers in Afghanistan reduce we intend to move more to the Middle East, adding to our coverage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-04T17:28:37.2591959Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:28:37.2591959Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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25423
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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1438
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this
101074
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading West Africa more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the costs incurred by his Department in responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that will be recovered from the Department for International Development. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dunfermline and West Fife more like this
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Thomas Docherty more like this
star this property uin 212059 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department continues to work with the Department for International Development to refine the estimate for costs for the Ebola operation, this work is still ongoing.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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less than 2014-11-04T17:26:58.3240973Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:26:58.3240973Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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25422
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thomas Docherty more like this
101081
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Defence Cultural Specialist Unit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many weeks of cultural and historical training the average graduate of the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit course receives in addition to their language training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
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Rory Stewart more like this
star this property uin 211975 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 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Defence Cultural Specialist Unit is not a training establishment and therefore does not offer any courses in the generally accepted use of the term. Its role is to prepare and provide Cultural Specialists and Human Terrain Analysts for units at readiness or deploying on operations. The Unit works with a variety of organisations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, to ensure that its personnel are appropriately trained to meet the UK's commitments.</p><p>After the completion of appropriate language training, which also includes elements of cultural and historical learning, a Cultural Specialist will receive, on average, between 3-5 weeks of cultural and historical training specific to their future role.</p><p>Since the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit was formed in 2010, 59 personnel have spent more than six months undertaking related studies. These are provided at a range of locations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy. As at 30 October 2014 the Unit had seven personnel undertaking cultural and historical training.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 211968 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.3510168Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.3510168Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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25865
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
star this property answering member 88
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4137
unstar this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
101088
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Defence Cultural Specialist Unit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces have spent more than six months studying with the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit; and how many are studying now. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
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Rory Stewart more like this
star this property uin 211968 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 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>The Defence Cultural Specialist Unit is not a training establishment and therefore does not offer any courses in the generally accepted use of the term. Its role is to prepare and provide Cultural Specialists and Human Terrain Analysts for units at readiness or deploying on operations. The Unit works with a variety of organisations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, to ensure that its personnel are appropriately trained to meet the UK's commitments.</p><p>After the completion of appropriate language training, which also includes elements of cultural and historical learning, a Cultural Specialist will receive, on average, between 3-5 weeks of cultural and historical training specific to their future role.</p><p>Since the Defence Cultural Specialist Unit was formed in 2010, 59 personnel have spent more than six months undertaking related studies. These are provided at a range of locations, including the Defence Centre for Language and Culture at the Defence Academy. As at 30 October 2014 the Unit had seven personnel undertaking cultural and historical training.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 211975 more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.4349308Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:29:48.4349308Z
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1444
star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois remove filter
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25866
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
star this property answering member 88
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4137
unstar this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this