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star this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Ethnic Groups more like this
star 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 recent reports he has received on oppression of the Amahara people in Ethiopia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 10058 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-18more like thismore than 2015-09-18
star this property answer text <p>We have not received any recent reports with regards to possible oppression of the Amhara people in Ethiopia. The UK Government takes seriously all allegations of human rights abuses. Whenever credible allegations of human rights infringements are brought to our attention we raise them with the relevant authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
star this property answering member printed Grant Shapps more like this
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less than 2015-09-18T09:39:29.987Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-18T09:39:29.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Anderson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-03more like thismore than 2015-11-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading India: Elephants more like this
star 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 raise with the Prime Minister of India during his forthcoming visit the welfare of elephants being trained to work in the tourism industry in that country; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 14480 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
star this property answer text <p>We are very much looking forward to Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit, which gives us an opportunity to discuss a range of issues. We will continue to work together with the Indian authorities, as well as STAE and other non-governmental organisations, on protecting elephants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-11-10T15:35:22.663Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-10T15:35:22.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-04more like thismore than 2015-11-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading India: Elephants more like this
star 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 raise with the Prime Minister of India during his forthcoming visit the welfare of elephants being trained to work in the tourism industry in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 14718 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-12more like thismore than 2015-11-12
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports that elephants in use in the tourist industry in India have been captured as calves and then beaten and mistreated. This practice is illegal in India. UK officials have had discussions on this issue with Save The Asian Elephant (STAE).</p><p>The UK is committed to conserving Asian elephants and recognises the growing threats to their populations, including from the cross-border, illegal trade in live animals to feed the demand by the tourist and entertainment industries. The UK has been working internationally through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in discussion with elephant range states, including India, to increase protection for Asian elephants. We secured agreement in 2014 for elephant range states to put in place measures to prevent illegal trade in live elephants.</p><p>We are very much looking forward to Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit, which gives us an opportunity to discuss a range of issues. We will continue to work together with the Indian authorities, as well as STAE and other non-governmental organisation, on protecting elephants.</p>
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2015-11-12T17:37:46.447Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-12T17:37:46.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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, pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Islington of 2 September 2013, Official Report, columns 294-5W, on Israel, what recent steps he has taken to raise allegations of corporate complicity in human rights abuses and international law violations by G4S in Israeli prisons with G4S. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 197161 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p>International law does not impose direct obligations on corporations. However, the British Government encourages British companies to show respect for human rights in their operations in the UK and internationally. This is why in September 2013, we launched the UK Action Plan based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.</p><p>Through the Overseas Business Risk Service we provide online advice to raise awareness of the key security and political risks which British businesses may face when operating abroad, including in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
star this property answering member printed Hugh Robertson more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugh Robertson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan 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 make representations to the government of Sudan about the imprisonment of Meriam Ibrahim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 198895 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
star this property answer text <p>I am appalled at the death sentence given to Meriam Ibrahim, and her continued imprisonment. Immediately following her trial, I issued a statement describing her conviction as barbaric and calling upon the Government of Sudan to respect the right to freedom of religion and international human rights laws as enshrined in its own constitution. The Chargé d'Affaires of the Sudanese Embassy in London was summoned to the Foreign Office on the 19 May at the request of Foreign Secretary. DFID Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Lynne Featherstone, reiterated our demand with the Sudanese Foreign Minister when she met him on 20 May. Our Embassy in Khartoum, that attended her trial, continues to press the Sudanese authorities for Meriam Ibrahim's release, and is in close contact with the defence team.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Boston and Skegness more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Simmonds more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:25:49.7264654Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:25:49.7264654Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Simmonds more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Public Order more like this
star 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 call on his Ethiopian counterpart to allow peaceful protest in the Oromia region and withdraw paramilitary forces. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 20229 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is deeply concerned about the current situation in Oromia and in particular about the reported deaths of a number of students. The Department for International Development Parliamentary Under Secretary of State raised our concerns with the Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister on 11 December and urged the authorities to exercise restraint. We will continue to raise our concerns with the Government of Ethiopia, including on the use of force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2015-12-22T12:05:25.187Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T12:05:25.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Evictions more like this
star 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, if he will instruct HM Ambassador to Ethiopia to investigate allegations that paramilitary and security forces have killed more than 60 people in the Oromia region of that country following protests about enforced evictions of indigenous people; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 20230 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government takes these allegations extremely seriously. We have raised concerns with the Ethiopian government about the use of force and urged the authorities to exercise restraint. The Department for International Development Parliamentary Under Secretary of State raised this issue with the Ethiopian Deputy Prime minister on 11 December, as did our Chargé d'Affaires with the State Minister for Foreign Affairs on 15 December. Our Embassy in Ethiopia is monitoring closely the situation. We will continue to raise our concerns with the Government of Ethiopia, including on the use of force.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochford and Southend East more like this
star this property answering member printed James Duddridge more like this
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less than 2015-12-22T12:08:31.473Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-22T12:08:31.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Duddridge more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kurds 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 Kurdistan Regional Government or its representatives in the UK on the situation in that region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
star this property uin 207428 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), have both spoken to Kurdistan Region President Barzani. The Secretary of State for International Development, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Putney (Justine Greening), and I visited Erbil on 27 August and met with President Barzani, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Deputy Prime Minister Talabani, and other Ministers. I have also met the KRG’s representative in the UK and officials are in regular contact with the KRG offices in both the UK and Iraq.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T14:22:56.3256039Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T14:22:56.3256039Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cyprus more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received of the misselling of and corruption related to mortgages for properties for UK citizens buying in Cyprus; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Officials in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regularly brief me on the scale of property problems in Cyprus and the distressing impact it is having on individuals. Most cases of mis-selling relate to purchases that were made between 2005 and 2010. Many purchasers and investors were advised to take out mortgages in Swiss Francs. As the Swiss Franc strengthened the cost of loans rose. Those affected complain that they were not properly advised that interest rates and exchange rates could rise which would affect the cost of their mortgage over time. We are also aware of allegations that lawyers and property professionals were working collectively and against the best interests of foreign buyers.</p><p>The British Government has no authority to intervene in matters concerning Cypriot domestic legislation. However, we continue to work with the Cypriot government to assist in finding resolutions to problems related to property purchases in Cyprus. This has included organising working visits to the UK for staff from the Cypriot Land Registry and the Financial Ombudsman. The High Commission is involved in assisting with public sector reform - specifically with the Ministry of Justice and local government – which will ultimately impact on the way property issues are dealt with.</p><p>Although we cannot intervene in individual cases, we do raise wider property problems by lobbying at high level. Both the Leader of the House of Commons and First Secretary of State, my Rt Hon Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), and I have raised property issues experienced by British nationals with the Cypriot Foreign Minister, Ioannis Kasoulides. Most recently I raised the subject with Mr Kasoulides on 23 July and Cyprus property mis-selling was raised in the UK Parliament on 22 July. The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Defence of the Interests of British Property Owners in Cyprus also met and discussed the issue on 14 October. Our former and current High Commissioners in Cyprus have regularly raised property issues with the Cypriot Attorney-General and the Finance Minister.</p><p>Our lobbying is having an effect. The Cypriot government has set up a Ministerial Committee to look at addressing property issues. This is a positive step and we are working with the authorities to encourage the committee to take effective action.</p><p>We recognise the significant impact that property disputes has on many families in the UK, some of whom risk losing their life savings. We strongly believe that those affected should continue to pursue their cases through the Cypriot (and if appropriate the UK) courts though we recognise that for many this will be an expensive and protracted route. In parallel we remain committed to lobbying at high level to encourage the Cypriot government to take effective action to resolve existing problems and to reform the property sector to prevent such problems occurring in the future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Aylesbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Lidington more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:14:47.6423337Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:14:47.6423337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Lidington more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Kashmir more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Indian and Pakistani counterparts on a resolution to the situation in Kashmir. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blaydon more like this
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Mr David Anderson more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), has spoken to both his Indian and Pakistani counterparts about regional issues in recent weeks. The longstanding position of the UK is that it is for India and Pakistan to find a lasting resolution to the situation in Kashmir, one which takes into account the wishes of the Kashmiri people. It is not for the UK to prescribe a solution or to mediate in finding one.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-11-27T14:30:18.69Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:30:18.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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1486
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Anderson remove filter