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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) what contact they have had with, and (2) what support they intend to provide to, the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee, regarding (a) the rebuilding of 13,000 homes on the Nineveh Plains, and (b) the need to ensure that those Christians internally displaced from the Plains are provided with adequate food supplies. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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HL852 more like this
HL854 more like this
HL855 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
753278
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many convictions there were of persons charged with smuggling offences along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the last two years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL966 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) records statistics for smuggling offences does not have that level of detail required to answer. Therefore without referencing individual cases it is not possible to identify which ones involved smuggling.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-07-28T12:36:54.237Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:36:54.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
747382
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many people, who at the time of issue of their National Insurance number were recorded as being of (1) Romanian nationality, and (2) Bulgarian nationality, were known to (a) the Real Time Information system, and (b) the self assessment system, by HM Revenue and Customs, in the financial year 2015–16. more like this
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Lord Green of Deddington more like this
star this property uin HL346 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The information is not available as the nationality of individuals is not a reporting requirement of PAYE Real-Time Information or the Self-Assessment system.</p><p> </p><p>The latest information on the National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals including Bulgarians and Romanians has been published by the Department for Work and Pensions on GOV.UK[1].</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <strong><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-insurance-number-allocations-to-adult-overseas-nationals-to-march-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-insurance-number-allocations-to-adult-overseas-nationals-to-march-2017</a></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-07-13T16:18:24.087Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T16:18:24.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Green of Deddington more like this
752004
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been (1) committed to, and (2) expended on the Cardiff and Swansea city-regions, and what level of expenditure is anticipated for these projects in this financial year. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL839 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK government has committed to providing £500m over twenty years for the Cardiff City Deal, with funding matched by the Welsh Government. We have also committed £155m over fifteen years for the Swansea City Deal, with the Welsh Government providing £125m.</p><p> </p><p>For the Cardiff City Deal, at Budget 2016, the UK government added £10m in RDEL to the Welsh Government’s block grant in each of 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. The annual commitment is anticipated to rise. The spending is ring-fenced with the Welsh Government’s budget and it is for the Welsh Government to account for this expenditure. Funding for the Swansea City Deal is expected to commence in 2018-19.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-07-24T11:40:14.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T11:40:14.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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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
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how much it has cost to repair storm damage to Calshot Harbour on Tristan da Cunha from 1987 to date. more like this
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Lord Jones more like this
star this property uin HL113 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-06-28more like thismore than 2017-06-28
star this property answer text <p>DFID invested £16.1m to maintain and repair Calshot Harbour in Tristan da Cunha between 2000 and 2016. Financial information prior to 2000 is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost to the taxpayer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-06-28T15:59:52.91Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-28T15:59:52.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Loans: Republic of Ireland more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how much the Republic of Ireland owes the UK relating to the £338 million loan provided following the financial crisis; and what are the arrangements for repayment. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL1102 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the most recent statutory report which the Treasury provided to Parliament as required by Section 2 of the Loans to Ireland Act 2010. The last report was laid in Parliament on 18 April 2017 and is available in the Printed Paper Office.</p><p> </p><p>The timetable for repayment set out in this report remains unchanged.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-07-28T12:52:24.89Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:52:24.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how the Department for International Development's strategic vision and plans reflect the specific recommendations of the UN High Level Panel (1) to support informal women workers, and (2) to invest in the recognition, redistribution and reduction of women's unpaid care work. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL345 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>In January 2017 the Department for International Development launched an Economic Development Strategy which includes a strong emphasis on supporting women workers to overcome barriers to opportunities; including unpaid care.</p><p>DFID is already supporting informal women workers to secure property rights and increase their access to finance and markets. In the Niger Delta DFID is working with women farmers and entrepreneurs to increase yields and sales from cassava, palm oil and fisheries.</p><p>New partnerships with business under the Work and Opportunities for Women programme, will improve job opportunities and working conditions for informal women workers in supply chains, with the intention of also addressing the burden of unpaid care.</p><p>In addition, the Department’s research on women’s economic empowerment has increased global recognition and commitments on the importance of an increased focus on care.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-07-10T13:46:18.423Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T13:46:18.423Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
747380
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they are implementing the recommendations of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on women's economic empowerment. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL344 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK is a founding member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.</p><p>In response to the Panel, DFID is working to deliver better jobs and working conditions across supply chains, increase access to finance and rights to land and tackle legal barriers and discrimination. For example, DFID’s new Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) programme, will work with businesses in some of the poorest countries to improve job opportunities and working conditions for at least 300,000 women in global supply chains.</p><p>The UK has a strong domestic story. In April this year the UK became one of the first countries to introduce mandatory gender pay gap reporting for businesses over 250 employees. We are also working with business to achieve 33% of women on boards by 2020 and eliminate all-male boards in the FTSE 350.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-07-10T10:45:23.333Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T10:45:23.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
732729
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star this property date less than 2017-06-26more like thismore than 2017-06-26
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they expect the EU Refugee Facility for Turkey 2016–17, which helps refugees and internally displaced persons, will be spent; and what proportion of those funds will be allocated to education and training. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL167 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The European Union Facility for Refugees in Turkey helps build schools, provide health services and makes social welfare payments for the most vulnerable refugees, and provides vital municipal infrastructure such as waste management and water treatment facilities to alleviate pressure on Turkish communities hosting refugees.</p><p>As of May 2017, 42% of the facility has been spent on education. Almost half a million Syrian refugee children have access to education and 20,000 Syrian volunteer teachers have received training in improved teaching techniques.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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less than 2017-07-03T12:18:31.027Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-03T12:18:31.027Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
751993
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure their emergency funding for displaced people from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains reaches displaced minorities such as the Yazidis and Christians; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which their policy of neutrality and impartiality will lead to the inclusion or exclusion of those who have been subject to genocide. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL828 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates remove filter
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HL829 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.037Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.037Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this