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1124850
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Minority Groups more like this
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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 assessment they have made of the letter sent by 50 members of the European Parliament to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 30 April warning that continued violation of the UN Treaty on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in respect of the treatment of Pakistan’s minorities may compel the EU Parliament to call on the European Commission to suspend all subsidies and trade preferences to Pakistan; and whether they are considering taking similar action. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15525 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We are aware of the open letter to Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in which EU Parliamentarians express concerns about the persecution of minorities and highlight the link to the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+).</p><p>The British Government urges Pakistan to make human rights reforms in line with the relevant UN conventions, and to fully cooperate with the EU in the GSP+ process. I raised our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief and the protection of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Foreign Minister and Human Rights Minister during my visit to Pakistan in February 2019. At the UN Universal Periodic Review of Pakistan in November 2017, the UK pressed Pakistan to strengthen the protection of minorities and to explain the steps being taken to tackle the abuse of the blasphemy laws.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:03:37.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:03:37.157Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1124866
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Daphne Caruana Galizia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have (1) sought, and (2) received from the government of Malta that they will establish an independent public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. more like this
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Baroness Helic more like this
star this property uin HL15541 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Maltese Government has provided reassurances both in public and private that all efforts are being made to ensure justice will be served in this case. The Maltese Government have made clear that they will not consider a public enquiry while judicial processes are ongoing. The British Government respects this decision and awaits the outcome of investigations.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T12:51:45.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T12:51:45.087Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4331
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Helic more like this
1125491
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Papua: Journalism more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last raised with the government of Indonesia access by journalists to West Papua; and what assessment they have made of the dangers facing local journalists who have reported on human rights violations in West Papua. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15586 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>President Jokowi made clear his intention to allow free access for foreign journalists to Papua when he announced the lifting of the ban in May 2015. A number of foreign journalists have since gained access to report on the region. Unfortunately it seems some elements of the Government have been slow to respond to President Jokowi’s wishes. We continue to receive reports that journalists face difficulties in securing visas and restrictions on free reporting.</p><p>In January 2018, I raised my concern on this issue with the Indonesian ambassador to London, and officials in Indonesia also raised this when they visited Papua in February 2019. The Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific acknowledged at a Westminster Hall Debate on 8 May 2019 that transparency and media access are important. We continue to encourage Indonesian journalists to write openly and frankly about Papua to ensure that local perspectives are properly heard and are part of any debate.</p><p>Our Embassy in Jakarta is very active in promoting press freedom. To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2019 the Embassy arranged a full programme of activities to celebrate the work of journalists, media organisations and regulators. Indonesia will also be invited to the global Media Freedoms event in July, which the UK is co-hosting with Canada, which will promote the importance of media freedom and aim to adopt a more co-ordinated approach to securing the safety of media professionals.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:02:37.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:02:37.8Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1125842
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Indonesia: Arms Trade more like this
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25277
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 Indonesia to ensure that British-supplied arms are not used for internal repression in West Papua. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL15632 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK takes its arms export responsibilities seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application. We do not export equipment where we assess there is a clear risk that it might be used for internal repression.</p><p>We follow the situation in Papua closely. The Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific set out our concerns about violence in Papua and reports of alleged human rights violations by the security forces at a Westminster Hall debate on 8 May. The Minister raised concerns about the situation in Papua with the Indonesian Ambassador earlier this year. We will continue to press the Indonesian authorities to strengthen their human rights protections.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:05:40.557Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:05:40.557Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4202
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1125843
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Papua: Journalism more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 Indonesia about lifting the ban on foreign journalists visiting West Papua. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL15633 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>President Jokowi made clear his intention to allow free access for foreign journalists to Papua when he announced the lifting of the ban in May 2015. A number of foreign journalists have since gained access to report on the region. Unfortunately it seems some elements of the Government have been slow to respond to President Jokowi’s wishes. We continue to receive reports that journalists face difficulties in securing visas and restrictions on free reporting.</p><p>In January 2018, I raised my concern on this issue with the Indonesian ambassador to London, and officials in Indonesia also raised this when they visited Papua in February 2019. The Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific acknowledged at a Westminster Hall Debate on 8 May 2019 that transparency and media access are important. We continue to encourage Indonesian journalists to write openly and frankly about Papua to ensure that local perspectives are properly heard and are part of any debate.</p><p>Our Embassy in Jakarta is very active in promoting press freedom. To mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2019 the Embassy arranged a full programme of activities to celebrate the work of journalists, media organisations and regulators. Indonesia will also be invited to the global Media Freedoms event in July, which the UK is co-hosting with Canada, which will promote the importance of media freedom and aim to adopt a more co-ordinated approach to securing the safety of media professionals.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T13:13:02.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T13:13:02.4Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4202
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1125375
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Middle East: Peace Negotiations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on prospects for the Middle East peace process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 252060 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom remains a strong supporter of efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. We are in regular conversations with partners about the best way to advance prospects for peace. The Acting Minister for the Middle East discussed prospects for peace with the Israeli Ambassador to the UK on 30 April and the Palestinian Head of Mission in the UK on 9 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:54:28.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:54:28.113Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4129
star this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
1125376
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Hamas 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, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Hamas Government in Gaza on political stability in the region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 252061 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK remains very concerned about the situation in Gaza and any actions by Hamas which increase instability. We utterly condemn rocket fire from by Hamas and other militants in Gaza; Palestinians and Israelis deserve to live in safety and peace. Hamas must renounce violence, recognise Israel and accept previously signed agreements. Hamas' military wing has been proscribed as a terrorist organisation by the UK since 2001 and the UK retains a policy of no contact with Hamas in its entirety. We regularly raise our concerns about the situation in Gaza with the Israeli Government and the Palestinian Authority, pressing them on the need for a long-term strategy to improve economic and political conditions, and urging them to work together to see long-term improvements. We are supportive of Hamas-Fatah reconciliation attempts, and of the PA returning to resume government functions in Gaza, helping to improve the dire humanitarian and economic situation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:52:59.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:52:59.057Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4129
star this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
1125377
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Middle East: Hezbollah more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of the security threat posed by Hezbollah to (a) Israel and (b) the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Antrim more like this
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Ian Paisley more like this
star this property uin 252062 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government has serious concerns about the actions and behaviours of Hizballah in the Middle East. Its continued role in Syria, amassing of weapons outside of state control and, therefore, the lack of distinction between its political and military wings is what led the Home Secretary to extend proscription of Hizballah to the entirety of the organisation. Most recently, former Minister, Alistair Burt, raised this during his visit to Lebanon in March this year, when he expressed his concerns over Hezbollah's regional role.</p><p>Hizballah has been proscribed in its entirety since March and the UK has long had a no contact policy with the whole organisation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:57:23.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:57:23.057Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4129
star this property label Biography information for Ian Paisley more like this
1125600
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Middle East: Peace Negotiations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs,what assessment he has made of the implications for the Middle East Peace Process of the rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 252592 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Indiscriminate attacks against civilians are unacceptable and unjustifiable, and make peace harder to achieve. The UK fully supports Israel's right to self-defence and to defend its citizens from such acts of terror. Ultimately, the ongoing decision by Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to embrace violence and reject the Quartet principles lies at the heart of the Gaza situation. Hamas and other terrorist groups must cease all actions that are violent or provocative, or that put civilian lives at risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:56:14.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:56:14.457Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4452
star this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1125746
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Islamic State more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of whether the Assad Government is party to an agreement with the global coalition against Daesh on (a) the Tanf de-confliction zone and (b) the Coalition military presence within the Tanf de-confliction zone. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 252474 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Al Tanf Deconfliction Zone was established by the US and Russia to prevent unintentional conflict. The Assad regime is not a party to that arrangement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-17T11:59:09.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-17T11:59:09.493Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this