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1141982
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to ensure that the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo does not disrupt the global response to tackling ebola. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
unstar this property uin 282393 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the second largest in history and the first in a conflict zone. The response has been hampered by numerous attacks against health workers and health facilities. The UK strongly condemns such attacks, while commending the bravery of all the health workers working tirelessly to end the outbreak. The UK is working with the UN and other donors to ensure strengthened security in Ebola affected areas that protects both communities and frontline workers, while not undermining local trust in the response.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:29:09.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:29:09.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1141986
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Cost Effectiveness more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to his Department's Main Estimates memorandum for 2019-20, if he will publish an impact assessment of the efficiency savings made by his Department since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
unstar this property uin 282396 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>DFID has introduced tough reforms to deliver good value for money for UK taxpayers. DFID is on track to deliver almost £500m in efficiency savings by 2019-20, higher than the £400m target set in the 2015 Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>The majority of these savings have been driven by more effective procurement practices.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/816172/DFID_annual_procurement_and_commercial_report1.pdf" target="_blank">Annual Procurement and Commercial Report</a>, which was published in July 2019, outlines some of the steps taken to deliver value for money.</p><p> </p><p>These efficiency savings have been used to deliver further aid programming, meaning that DFID delivers the maximum impact for UK Aid, continues to lead the fight against global poverty and contribute toward the global goals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:30:32.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:30:32.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1141988
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Droughts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the drought across the East and Horn of Africa; and what steps his Department is taking to support those at risk of food insecurity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
unstar this property uin 282398 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>DFID is concerned by the impact of the drought in the East and Horn of Africa and has taken early action across the region to save lives.</p><p> </p><p>In Somalia, the UK is at the forefront of the humanitarian response delivering vital water, shelter, nutrition and food and supporting over one million people in the ongoing relief effort. In Ethiopia, DFID continues to support the Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme that reaches 8 million chronically food insecure people in drought affected regions with conditional cash transfers. In Kenya, DFID supports the Government of Kenya’s Hunger Safety Net Programme, which also provides cash transfers to some of the poorest households reaching 720,000 people.</p><p> </p><p>DFID will continue to support communities and states in the east and Horn to build resilience to crises and shocks. We will continue to monitor the situation and press the international community to commit further support where it is needed. Our work on humanitarian early warning systems raises awareness of crises where food security is deteriorating, and we prioritise longer-term responses to support food security, including through agricultural programmes.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:31:45.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:31:45.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1142053
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 progress has been made in negotiations to find a peaceful outcome to the situation in Sudan; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
unstar this property uin 282180 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK welcomes the Constitutional Declaration agreed by the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change in Sudan, which sets out the plan for transition to civilian-led government. We congratulate Dr. Abdalla Hamdok on his appointment as Prime Minister of Sudan and commend his commitment to freedom, peace and justice. The UK also commends the role of the African Union and Ethiopia in their efforts to support the mediation that has helped to deliver this agreement. We will support the newly-appointed civilian-led government and will continue to engage all sides and international partners to help deliver a coordinated international response and package of practical support that maintains pressure on delivering the transition agreement as well as long-term political and economic reform.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T12:44:53.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T12:44:53.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1142289
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Mining more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of people employed mining rare earth metals in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwick-upon-Tweed more like this
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Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
unstar this property uin 282550 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working tirelessly to promote responsible and safe practices in working environments globally. The UK is fully supportive of the core principles of the Decent Work Agenda as enshrined by the core rights outlined in the ILO Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.</p><p> </p><p>The UK provides support to initiatives such as the UN Global Compact and the Ethical Trade Initiative who work to ensure jobs in global supply chains are high quality ones, where human rights are respected, and health and safety is safeguarded.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to supporting compliance with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. The implementation of this guidance will be made mandatory for the biggest importers in the EU via the EU Regulation on the Responsible Sourcing of Conflict Minerals. This will come into force in January 2021. The UK will continue to implement this regulation after leaving the EU as it will be rolled over into UK Law via the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-04T15:26:30.32Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-04T15:26:30.32Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne-Marie Trevelyan more like this
1141887
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Newspaper Press more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has spent on purchasing (a) national newspapers and (b) newspaper online subscriptions since 2016; and how many copies of each national newspaper were purchased in that time period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 281676 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>As of 2 September 2019, DFID has spent an estimated £47,000 since the start of financial year 2016/17 on newspaper subscriptions (both physical and online). Broken down by year:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Estimated spend</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17</p></td><td><p>£12,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>£12,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>£17,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>£5,500</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>These figures are estimates because the costs of some newspaper subscriptions are combined with magazine subscriptions and cannot be disaggregated.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the total spent specifically on online subscriptions and the number of each individual newspaper procured is not held centrally and could only be collated at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:40:28.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:40:28.517Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
1140831
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Loans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of UK aid to developing countries goes towards loan repayments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
unstar this property uin 280374 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) provides full relief on eligible debt owed by countries which have reached Completion Point of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank, and the African Development Fund (AfDF) of the African Development Bank. The UK contributed £107 million to the MDRI in 2017 and this is all official development assistance (ODA).</p><p> </p><p>When necessary, the UK also provides relief on loans made bilaterally by the Export Credit Guarantee Department (ECGD) to developing countries, through the coordinated process of the Paris Club of creditors. In 2017 the UK provided £3 million of ODA as such debt relief on ECGD loans.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore in 2017 the total UK debt relief, through the MDRI and bilaterally, represented 0.78% of total UK ODA in 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:21:36.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:21:36.003Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1140841
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the spread of Ebola to the city of Goma and the potential risk of the outbreak spreading to Rwanda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
unstar this property uin 280175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The spread of Ebola to Goma is deeply concerning. Goma’s position on the border increases the chance of Ebola spreading to Rwanda.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a leading donor to the Ebola response in DRC and has played a pivotal role in helping neighbouring countries like Rwanda prepare. On 15 July, DFID announced that the UK would provide up to a further £50 million to the response to December 2019. UK Aid is supporting a range of activities, including the construction of screening facilities at border crossings and the vaccination of health workers in DRC and the region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:20:34.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:20:34.31Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1513
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1140842
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to overcome the (a) local mistrust of health officials and (b) militia violence which have impeded efforts to prevent the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo from spreading further. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
unstar this property uin 280176 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the second largest in history and the first in a conflict zone. The UK has been a major supporter of the response since the start, providing funding, technical expertise, and political support.</p><p> </p><p>The response has been hampered by repeated attacks against health workers and health facilities. Improving community trust and ownership are essential to getting the outbreak under control. UK funding supports community engagement and working with local leaders and religious groups to foster trust and ownership. It supports efforts to understand community concerns better and feed this understanding back into the response. Examples include employing people who have recovered from Ebola to talk to communities about the health care they received as a way to build community trust in health workers.</p><p> </p><p>The UK and other donors are also supporting the UN to strengthen security in Ebola affected areas to protect both communities and response workers.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:23:17.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:23:17.61Z
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4044
star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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1513
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1140873
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Yemen: International Assistance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the processing time for humanitarian supplies imported through the port of Aden in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
unstar this property uin 280387 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK tracks Yemen’s imports and ports to monitor trends and predict pressure points in humanitarian supplies. We work with the private sector, non-governmental organisations and United Nations agencies to improve our understanding of how Aden Port functions and to advise the United Arab Emirates who are leading international efforts to improve Aden Port.</p><p> </p><p>The UK regularly raises humanitarian concerns with both parties to the conflict, calling on them to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2451 and facilitate safe, rapid, and unhindered access for humanitarian and commercial supplies, including through Aden Port.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle remove filter
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T16:22:44.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T16:22:44.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this