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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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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 Egypt 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 representations they have made to the government of Egypt about breaches of civil and human rights in Egypt. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The British Government is committed to supporting the Egyptian people’s aspiration for a full and functioning democracy. We continue to believe that stability and prosperity in Egypt is dependent on open and inclusive politics and on full respect for the rights contained in the Egyptian constitution. That is why in recent months Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have asked the Egyptian authorities to take action to release journalists and political detainees who remain imprisoned, to review mass judicial decisions, and to remove restrictions on civil society.</p><p>I personally raised human rights concerns with Egyptian Deputy Assistant Minister for Human Rights, Dr Mahy Abdel Latif on 14 January. We discussed the importance of women’s rights and the case of the imprisoned international journalists, who have since been deported or released pending a retrial. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), raised the need for political reform during his visit to Egypt on 13-15 January. He stressed the importance of upholding the fundamental human rights guaranteed in the Egyptian constitution.</p><p> </p><p>Along with discussing human rights in our conversations with the Egyptian government, at the UN’s Universal Periodic Review of Egypt’s human rights situation on 5 November 2014, the UK made recommendations focussing on the ability of civil society to operate freely and the protection of women’s rights.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-03-05T15:14:17.043Z
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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 The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Egypt remove filter
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to seek the release of Alaa Abdel Fattah. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Greg Mulholland more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government is very concerned by the sentencing of Alaa Abdel Fattah to five years in prison, on charges of organising an illegal protest. At the time of his initial conviction in June 2014, my predecessor, the right hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent (Sir Hugh Robertson) made a statement in which he expressed his concern over the case. We have raised this case in our conversations with the Egyptian government and will continue to do so.</p><p>The UK Government also remains concerned by the Protest Law under which Alaa Abdel Fattah was charged. Egypt’s constitution rightly demands respect for freedom of expression and association. I call on the Egyptian government to ensure that they implement these rights for Egyptian citizens, including by reviewing the Protest Law.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T15:28:53.953Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T15:28:53.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Greg Mulholland more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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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
star this property hansard heading Egypt 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 representations they have made to the government of Egypt about unarmed and non-violent civilians reportedly killed by police and the military in Egypt since July 2013; what replies, if any, they have received; and in particular what assurances they have received that such deaths will be independently investigated and prevented in future. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Since July 2013 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have issued several press statements condemning the use of violence against protesters and calling on the security forces to act with restraint. Ministers have also made regular representations to the Egyptian government to state our concerns. Most recently, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), issued a press statement on 26 January expressing concern at the use of deadly force by the police against demonstrators in Egypt. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), also raised his concerns directly with the Egyptian Foreign Minister and pressed for an independent investigation into the deaths of Shaimaa El-Sabbagh and other demonstrators. President al-Sisi has publicly offered his condolences to Shaimaa El-Sabbagh’s family, and the Minister of the Interior announced that an investigation is underway.</p><p>We look forward to the publication of the full report of the Fact-Finding Committee investigation into the events of 30 June 2013. We have stressed that this report must be comprehensive, independent and lead to accountability for the deaths of protestors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:26:31.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:26:31.69Z
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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 Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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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 Egypt 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 representations they have made to the government of Egypt concerning its reported plans for the forced eviction and demolition of homes of the population of Rafah. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL4646 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of the extension of the buffer zone in North Sinai and are concerned by reports of the effect of this on the civilian population. We have raised on a number of occasions with the Government of Egypt the need for a human rights compliant approach to countering terrorism in this area, which addresses socioeconomic development as well as security needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-11T14:01:13.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-11T14:01:13.91Z
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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 Baroness Deech 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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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 Egypt 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 representations they are making to the government of Egypt, following the release of Peter Greste, on behalf of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL4586 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), make regular representations to the Egyptian government to press them to take further action to ensure the release of other journalists from prison, to release political detainees and to relax restrictions on civil society. The Foreign Secretary made a press statement on 2 February welcoming the release of Peter Greste but stating his concern that Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed remain in detention. He called on the Egyptian authorities to review their cases and the sentences of those tried in absentia as a matter of urgency.</p><p>We continue to believe that stability and prosperity in Egypt is dependent on open and inclusive politics and on full respect for the rights contained in the Egyptian constitution.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:22:35.58Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:22:35.58Z
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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 The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-29more like thismore than 2015-01-29
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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 Egypt remove filter
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Egyptian government about the death of Shaimaa El-Sabbagh; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 222764 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
unstar this property answer text <p>We deplore the deaths in Egypt in recent days. We are deeply concerned by the use of deadly force against those demonstrating peacefully on 25 January. My rt hon friend the Foreign Secretary spoke to Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shukri, on 27 January and conveyed his deep concern about the violence and the deaths, including that of Shaimaa El-Sabbagh. He urged that an independent investigation take place as soon as possible. I also raised these concerns with the Egyptian Ambassador on 27 January.</p><p>Egypt’s long-term stability and success requires protection of the rights that underpin peaceful politics, including accountability of the security forces and revision of the demonstrations law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-02-03T17:56:23.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-03T17:56:23.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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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 Egypt remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Egyptian government about the case of Karim Ashraf Mohamed al-Banna. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 222392 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
unstar this property answer text Our Embassy in Cairo is closely monitoring the case of Karim Ashraf Mohamed al-Banna. I raised the importance of protecting the human rights enshrined in Egypt’s constitution, which include freedom of belief and worship, with a number of senior figures in the Egyptian Government, most recently during my visit to Cairo on 12-16 January. UK officials also discussed the importance of religious freedom with the Egyptian Deputy Assistant Minister for Human Rights, Dr Mahy Abdel Latif, on 14 January 2015. Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have been clear throughout recent events in Egypt that freedom of religion or belief needs to be protected. We deplore all discrimination against any individual on the basis of their religion or belief as well as constraints on their freedom to manifest their religion or belief. As article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states, everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T15:07:18.477Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T15:07:18.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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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 Egypt remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on allegations that rape is being used as a tool by the police in Egypt to suppress activists; and if he will make representations on this matter to his counterpart in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Belfast North more like this
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Mr Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
unstar this property answer text We are deeply concerned by the Amnesty International report about sexual assaults on activists. Our embassy in Cairo is in close and regular contact with local Non-Govermental Organisations, particularly those focussing on the rights of women and gender-based violence. We raised our concerns regarding the conditions for detainees and the rights of women during the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of Egypt’s human rights record. We also called on the Government of Egypt to move forward their National Action Plan on Violence Against Women with a clear, credible implementation plan and to invite the Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women to visit. In 2014 the UK sponsored a delegation of Ministry of Justice officials to meet UK counterparts and discuss issues of gender-based violence. These discussions helped inform drafting of the new Egyptian law. We continue to discuss the issue of gender-based violence with the Government of Egypt and are seeking practical ways that we can work together in this area.
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T15:34:25.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T15:34:25.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Dodds more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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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 Egypt 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 discussions they have had with the government of Egypt regarding the criminalisation of all forms of violence against women and girls in that country by introducing legal provisions consistent with international law and standards. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
unstar this property answer text <p>We welcome the provisions for the protection of women’s rights in the new constitution adopted in January 2014, and the June 2014 law criminalising sexual harassment for the first time.</p><p>We continue to discuss the issue of gender-based violence with the Government of Egypt. In 2014 the UK sponsored a delegation of Ministry of Justice officials to meet UK counterparts and discuss issues of gender-based violence. These discussions helped inform drafting of the new Egyptian law. On 5 November Egypt underwent its second review under the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), during which the UK recommended completion of the National Strategy on Violence Against Women with a clear and credible implementation plan, and that Egypt invite the Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women to visit.</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 2015-02-04T14:09:44.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T14:09:44.037Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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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 Egypt remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt regarding the progress of investigations in that country conducted into alleged cases of sexual and gender-based violence, including female genital mutilation. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Cairo continues to monitor alleged cases of sexual and gender-based violence. In 2014 the UK sponsored a delegation of Ministry of Justice officials to meet UK counterparts and discuss issues of gender-based violence. We welcome the provisions for the protection of women’s rights in the new constitution adopted in January 2014, and the June 2014 law criminalising sexual harassment for the first time. The new law has led to several convictions. In addition, on 26 January, an Egyptian doctor was convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after an illegal female genital mutilation procedure. We continue to discuss the issue of gender-based violence with the Government of Egypt.</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 2015-02-04T14:10:26.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T14:10:26.087Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this