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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 Diplomatic Service 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, how many and what proportion of the members of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service are (a) serving overseas and (b) have served overseas in each year since 2010. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 293642 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The table below provides the number and proportion of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service serving overseas each year since 2013:-</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Mar-13</p></td><td><p>Mar-14</p></td><td><p>Mar-15</p></td><td><p>Mar-16</p></td><td><p>Mar-17</p></td><td><p>Mar-18</p></td><td><p>Mar-19</p></td><td><p>Aug-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of Diplomatic Service members posted overseas</p></td><td><p>1600-1699</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1400-1499</p></td><td><p>1500-1599</p></td><td><p>1700-1799</p></td><td><p>1600-1699</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Proportion of Diplomatic Service members posted overseas</p></td><td><p>48%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>48%</p></td><td><p>52%</p></td><td><p>51%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The statistics above exclude FCO Home Civil Servants who are working in an overseas post. Up until 1st April 2015, Department of Trade staff (former UKTI) were included in FCO staff headcount.</p><p>We are unable to provide headcount information prior to 2013. As reported in the 2012/13 FCO Annual Report and Accounts at page 29, in February 2013 the FCO realigned previous staffing figures, adopting a new methodology in line with Office for National Statistics guidelines.</p><p>Numbers have been released in bands rather than absolute values in line with current publication policies for FCO headcount.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T13:01:23.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T13:01:23.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1147738
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 EU Countries: Diplomatic Service 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, how many members of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service work in the institutions and bodies of the EU. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 293643 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>There are fewer than 5 Foreign Commonwealth Office members of Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service working in the institutions and bodies of the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T15:45:20.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T15:45:20.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4471
unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1147739
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star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 South East Asia: Diplomatic Service 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, how much his Department has budgeted for the (a) establishment and (b) operation of a permanent British diplomatic mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 293644 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has close connections with the ten countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and we are rightly looking to strengthen our links with this important region of the world after we exit the EU.</p><p>The new UK Ambassador to ASEAN is expected to take up the role in Jakarta this autumn, with the Mission fully established and operational by the end of the current Financial Year. The Mission is co-located with the British Embassy in Jakarta. The estimated budget for establishing it is £700,000; the full costs will be known once the necessary works have been completed. It is estimated that the annual budget for operating the Mission, once fully established, will be approximately £750,000.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T12:49:50.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:49:50.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1138804
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 China: Uighurs 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 assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of Uighur Muslim children in western Xinjiang being separated from their parents; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 277175 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Reports about forced separation of children, including Dr Adrian Zenz's report of 4 July 2019, add to the growing body of evidence about the disturbing situation that Uyghurs and other minorities are facing in Xinjiang. We assess that there could be more than a million Uyghurs and other minorities who have been or are currently detained extra-judicially in detention camps in the province. As Mr Field explained in a Westminster Hall debate on 29 January 2019, these detentions have split up families and have had a significant impact on the children of those detained.</p><p>We also frequently raise our concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang bilaterally with the Chinese Government and in multilateral fora. Most recently on 3 July at the 41<sup>st</sup> session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, we noted our increasing concern at the growing use of detention camps in Xinjiang and re-iterated our call on China to allow UN observers unrestricted access.</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 2019-07-23T16:10:55.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:10:55.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1156075
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Kashmir: Cluster Munitions 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 accuracy of claims made by the Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari in a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that India has used cluster munitions in Kashmir. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 5006 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports of the use of cluster munitions by Indian security forces. We discourage states from using cluster munitions, and urge non-States Parties such as India to accede to the Cluster Munitions Convention without delay.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:23:57.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:23:57.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1156076
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 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 assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of alleged human rights abuses in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 5007 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>​We recognise that there are human rights concerns in India-administered Kashmir and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. We encourage all states to ensure domestic laws are in line with international standards. Any allegations of human rights violations and abuses are deeply concerning and must be investigated thoroughly, promptly, transparently and independently.</p><p>We are in regular contact with the Governments of India and Pakistan and have discussed the situation in Kashmir, including the issue of human rights. We will continue to monitor the situation in Kashmir closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:26:53.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:26:53.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1156077
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 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 steps the Government is taking to acquire accurate information on the situation on the ground in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 5008 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
star this property answer text <p>​We are following the situation in Kashmir closely and are in regular contact with the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan. The Prime Minister has spoken to both Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Khan about the situation in Kashmir. The Foreign Secretary has spoken to the Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar. The Minister for South Asia has discussed the situation with the Indian Minister for Minority Affairs and engages regularly with the Indian and Pakistani High Commissioners. In addition our High Commissions in New Delhi and Islamabad are also engaging the Indian and Pakistani Governments and monitoring events and developments closely. Events in Kashmir can have regional and international implications and we continue to urge calm and caution from all.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-10-29T13:30:23.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-29T13:30:23.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1167185
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Kashmir: Cluster Munitions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 24 October 2019 to Question 5006, for what reason he did not provide an assessment of the accuracy of reports on the use of cluster munitions by Indian security forces against civilians in Kashmir. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 7130 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>We recognise the concerns surrounding the reported use of cluster munitions by Indian security forces in Kashmir, however ​it is difficult to judge the accuracy of information relating to incidents across the Line of Control. We strongly discourage states from using cluster munitions and urge non-States Parties such as India to accede to the Cluster Munitions Convention without delay. We continue to urge both India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and improve channels of communication.</p><p> </p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-11-04T17:41:56.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T17:41:56.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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4064
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1167186
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 Cluster Munitions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is Government policy that the use of cluster munitions against civilians constitutes a grave violation of human rights. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 7131 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
star this property answer text <p>Attacks directed against civilians constitute a breach of international humanitarian law, irrespective of the weapon used. We discourage states from using cluster munitions, and urge states not party to the Cluster Munitions Convention to accede without delay.​</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 2019-11-04T15:30:11.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T15:30:11.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this
1168472
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star this property date less than 2019-12-19more like thismore than 2019-12-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 remove filter
unstar 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 Kashmir: Politics and Government 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 assessment he has made of the (a) humanitarian and (b) political situation in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he will make a statement. more like this
unstar this property tabling member constituency Wycombe more like this
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Mr Steve Baker more like this
star this property uin 107 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 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
star this property answer text <p>We are following the situation in Kashmir closely. Events in Kashmir can have regional and international implications and we urge calm and caution from all. We encourage the Government of India to ensure that the humanitarian needs of the people of India-administered Kashmir are being met. It is important that individual rights are fully respected and that there is constructive dialogue with affected communities. We have raised our concerns, including on the continued use of detentions and restrictions on communications, with the Government of India,​ most recently during Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon's meeting with Indian MEA Minsiter Muraleedharan on 19 December.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2020-01-07T09:09:14.997Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-07T09:09:14.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Baker more like this