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star this property date less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
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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 Bangladesh: Terrorism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) economic effect and (b) effect on the garment industry in Bangladesh of recent violence in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
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Mrs Anne Main more like this
star this property uin 42491 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
star this property answer text <p>Bangladesh’s export market, in particular the ready-made garments sector plays a pivotal role in Bangladesh’s economy. A loss of investor confidence, due to recent violence and attacks against foreign nationals, could adversely harm Bangladesh’s economy and as a consequence its impressive progress towards middle-income status. <br> <br> Extremist related violence is an international problem that requires all countries to work closely together to prevent atrocities and tackle the root causes. Along with the international community we are committed to supporting Bangladesh in this global challenge. As the largest grant aid donor to Bangladesh we continue to address some of the root causes such as poverty and economic marginalisation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-20T16:55:38.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-20T16:55:38.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Anne Main more like this
535530
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
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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 Commonwealth: Trade Agreements more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with other Commonwealth countries on sharing trade negotiating capabilities and resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property uin 42470 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 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
star this property answer text We have been consulting, and will continue to consult, a broad range of stakeholders, including governments and businesses, on the implications of the referendum result for trade. We have been encouraged by the interest coming from a range of non-EU countries, including some of our closest allies. Across government, we are preparing options for our future trade policy for the Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May) to consider. We are also rapidly building civil service capacity and capability on trade. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-20T16:17:37.553Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-20T16:17:37.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
536143
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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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 Religious Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide support to overseas students who convert to Christianity in the UK to ensure they are not persecuted for their religious beliefs when they return to their country of origin. 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 42608 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 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a staunch defender of the right to freedom of religion or belief internationally. We believe that societies where freedom of religion or belief is protected are fairer, more tolerant and better able to resist extremist ideologies.</p><p>With this in mind, we actively lobby governments for changes to laws and practices that discriminate against individuals on the basis of their religion or belief.</p><p>In many cases students have access to alumni networks, often supported or endorsed by the British Embassy, once they have returned to their country of origin. Such networks can offer moral and practical support in times of need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-22T13:42:45.247Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T13:42:45.247Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
536149
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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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 Kashmir: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the governments of (a) India and (b) Pakistan on the current situation in Kashmir. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall South more like this
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Valerie Vaz more like this
star this property uin 42655 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 2016-07-19more like thismore than 2016-07-19
star this property answer text The former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire) was deeply saddened by recent reports of unrest in Kashmir, and offered his condolences to the victims and their families. Our High Commission in Delhi is monitoring the situation closely and we have updated our travel advice. The Pakistani Foreign Secretary briefed our High Commissioner along with other P5 Ambassadors on Pakistan’s views on the current situation in Kashmir on 12 July. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-19T16:29:07.897Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-19T16:29:07.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Valerie Vaz more like this
536269
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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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 International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the UK representatives appointed to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 42733 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-29more like thismore than 2016-07-29
star this property answer text <p>The list of the members of the UK delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is available on the country pages of the IHRA website. The current UK delegation is:</p><p>Sir Eric Pickles (UK Envoy for Post Holocaust Issues) – Head of Delegation <br>Sue Breeze (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) – Deputy Head of Delegation <br>Karen Hamling (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) – Deputy Head of Delegation <br>Samantha Abrahams (Holocaust Educational Trust) - Communication Working Group <br>Paula Cowan (University of the West of Scotland - Faculty of Education, Health and Social Sciences, School of Education) – Academic Working Group <br>Alan Fell (JW3 - Jewish Community Centre London) – Education Working Group <br>Trudy Gold (JW3 - Jewish Community Centre London) <br>Jerold Gotel (JW3 - Jewish Community Centre London) – Education Working Group <br>Ben Helfgott (’45 Aid Society of Holocaust Survivors) – Museums and Memorials Working Group <br>Olivia Marks-Woldman (Holocaust Memorial Day Trust) – Museums and Memorials Working Group <br>Alex Maws (Holocaust Educational Trust) – Education Working Group <br>Michael Newman (Association of Jewish Refugees) – Communication Working Group <br>Alice Pettigrew (Institute of Education, University of London) – Education Working Group <br>Karen Pollock (Holocaust Educational Trust) – Education Working Group <br>Paul Salmons (Institute of Education, University of London) – Education Working Group</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-29T14:53:14.853Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-29T14:53:14.853Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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7522
star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
536270
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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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 International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance more like this
unstar 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the UK's representatives on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance were appointed and to whom they report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 42734 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 2016-07-25more like thismore than 2016-07-25
star this property answer text The UK delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance is currently led by Sir Eric Pickles, the UK Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues, appointed in September 2015, who reports to the Minister for Human Rights in the Foreign Office and also to the Prime Minister. There is no formal process for appointing members of the UK delegation. Representatives are drawn from a range of UK non-government organisations and academic institutions, covering Holocaust education, remembrance and research. Delegates are expected to play an active part in the IHRA’s various working groups and committees, including taking part in discussions between formal meetings, and fund their own travel costs. We always welcome expressions of interest from organisations interested in being represented. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-25T13:12:52.247Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-25T13:12:52.247Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property answering member 343
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
536275
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star this property date less than 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
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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 International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has for parliamentary scrutiny of the work of the UK's representatives on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance; and if he will list the (a) dates and (b) means by which its decisions have been reported to Parliament during 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 42760 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 2016-07-25more like thismore than 2016-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance was established in 1988 as a result of the Stockholm Declaration, which represents a political commitment between signatories, rather than a legal one. Its decisions are not legally binding and have no direct impact on UK legislation, policy or resources. As such there is no formal requirement for parliamentary scrutiny of its <br>decisions. All its activities and decisions are reported in full on its website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-25T13:14:44.11Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-25T13:14:44.11Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Rutland and Melton more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Alan Duncan more like this
star this property answering member 343
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
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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 Burma: Rohingya more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Myanmar government on steps to prevent hate speech and incitement of violence against Rohingya people in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 42850 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 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>This is an issue of serious concern in light of the extensive inter-communal violence of 2012 and the large-scale Buddhist nationalist protests seen across Rakhine at the start of July this year. The British Government has repeatedly raised our concerns with the Burmese Government at the highest levels, and will continue to do so. The former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the member for East Devon (Mr Swire), raised this a number of times, including in July 2015 last year during his visit to Burma, when he also visited Rakhine. We are encouraged to see that the new Burmese Government has started to take real steps to try to defuse tensions in Rakhine while making progress for the Rohingya, including through forming a cross-Government Rakhine committee and re-starting the citizenship verification exercise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-22T13:44:25.727Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T13:44:25.727Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
536463
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star this property date less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
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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 Burma: Nationality more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Myanmar government on reform of that country's 1982 Citizenship Law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 42851 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government’s concerns that Burma’s 1982 citizenship law does not meet international standards is well known. It is clear that a thorough process of legislative and judicial reform is required in Burma. The new Government have formed a parliamentary committee to consider laws that require reform or repeal. That body has produced an initial list of 142 pieces of legislation to be considered. We encourage the new Government to consider the 1982 citizenship law within this exercise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-22T13:46:16.743Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T13:46:16.743Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
536464
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
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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 Burma: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on supporting an independent investigation with international experts to investigate human rights violations in Rakhine State, Myanmar. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
star this property uin 42847 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Ms Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Burma, produces regular reports which assess specifically allegations of human rights violations, particularly in Rakhine. Her role is mandated by annual UN Human Rights Council Resolutions, which the UK continues to support firmly. Additionally, UN High Commissioner Zeid presented a report to the June Human Rights Council in Geneva detailing patterns of violations and abuses committed over a prolonged period of time against the Rohingya and other minorities in Burma</p><p><br>While it is clear that violations and abuses have taken place in Rakhine State, our priority is to encourage the new civilian Government to take urgent steps to: improve security and the humanitarian situation; lift restrictions on freedom of movement; and find a sustainable solution on citizenship.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West remove filter
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-22T13:55:59.867Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T13:55:59.867Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this