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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Palestinians: Humanitarian Aid 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 International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 253450 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We continually monitor the humanitarian situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We are concerned by the high levels of poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity, as well as the fragile health system, shrinking Gazan economy and the lack of access to consistent supplies of electricity.</p><p> </p><p>DFID recently announced an aid package of £2 million to the International Committee for the Red Cross to support delivery of medicines, equipment and rehabilitation services. The UK’s new economic development programme aims to help the economy in Gaza and the West Bank by increasing trade and creating jobs. The UK has also made a commitment to UNRWA of up to £80m over the next two years to help provide health services and education to Palestinian refugees living across the Middle East. The UK is committed to alleviating the humanitarian situation in the OPTs and continues to urge the parties to prioritise progress towards reaching a durable solution.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:40:57.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:40:57.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
1126515
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Economic Situation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the amount of economic activity lost to Yemen as a result of aerial bombing in that country since the Stockholm peace agreements were signed in December 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254122 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The IMF estimates that Yemen’s economy has contracted by around 50% since the conflict began in 2015, with GDP per capita down from $1,570 in 2014 to $873 in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Both the formal and informal economies have collapsed as a result of conflict lines preventing the movements of goods and people, infrastructure damage including to factories and roads, lack of electricity and clean water and a population beset by lack of food and disease.</p><p> </p><p>We are not aware of any data this year on the loss of economic activity as a result of aerial bombing.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:41:44.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126516
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Imports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to help reduce the price of (a) food and (b) sanitary goods imported into Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254123 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK continues to encourage the Government of Yemen to reduce the risk of inflation by not printing new money and has worked with the Central Bank of Yemen to release over $500 million of hard currency, provided by Saudi Arabia, to support importers bringing in food staples. Although the Riyal has since stabilised, the price of food and other basic goods remains high.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to work with the Government of Yemen and international partners to consider how we can continue to have a good level of imports of food, fuel and medicine into Yemen which helps to alleviate pressure on prices.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:42:27.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126519
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Overseas Aid 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 International Development, what funding his Department has allocated to support the reconstruction of infrastructure in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254124 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK is working with the Government of Yemen, Gulf partners, the UN, international financial institutions, and other donors on planning for Yemen’s post-conflict recovery. This includes emphasising the importance of providing security, stabilising the economy, and delivering basic services. We will continue to work closely with all parties to support Yemen’s recovery following any political settlement.</p><p> </p><p>We are also continuing our work to protect key institutions that will be critical to Yemen’s future development. Between 2010 and 2018, for example, DFID contributed £108 million to the Yemen Social Fund for Development, providing hundreds of thousands of Yemenis with work opportunities restoring roads, health clinics, and agricultural land, as well as providing training, infrastructure improvements, and clean water to thousands more.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:43:35.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:43:35.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126520
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of Official Development Assistance for Yemen has been allocated to (a) peacebuilding and (b) conflict management in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017, (iii) 2018 and (iv) 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254125 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK is leading efforts to strengthen peace and stability in Yemen and fully supports the work of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths towards achieving a negotiated and durable peace settlement.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to support conflict management and peacebuilding in Yemen. Through the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, we provided £1.04 million towards conflict management and peacebuilding in 2016, £1.04 million in 2017, £2.95 million in 2018, and have a proposed budget of £2.83 million for 2019.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is also funding activities focussed on strengthening local peacebuilding and improving the role of women in peacebuilding in Yemen. We provided £258,000 last financial year (2018/19) and have a proposed budget of £3.26 million for 2019/20.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:44:31.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:44:31.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126521
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Humanitarian Aid: Travel 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 International Development, what diplomatic steps his Department has taken with his international counterparts to establish safe travel routes for international humanitarian organisations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254126 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>We are acutely aware of the difficult operating environments humanitarian organisations often face delivering life-saving assistance.</p><p> </p><p>Currently in Yemen this is a subject of constant negotiation for the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator, who works tirelessly with both parties and humanitarian actors to ensure those most in need are being reached.</p><p> </p><p>Through UK diplomatic channels we continue to press authorities to facilitate aid delivery. This can include issuing visas to humanitarian staff or permission for NGOs and UN agencies to travel to reach people in more difficult or remote areas. We also continue to call on both parties to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2451 by facilitating safe, rapid, and unhindered access for both the humanitarian response and commercial supplies.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:53:04.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:53:04.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126523
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department has taken to provide a rapid humanitarian response to victims of violent incidents in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester East more like this
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Keith Vaz more like this
star this property uin 254128 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) we are supporting those who have been injured by violent incidents through physical rehabilitation centres, as well as those who have been displaced from their homes with food, health care, psychosocial support and legal assistance.</p><p> </p><p>We routinely pre-position supplies through our partners including World Food Programme and UNICEF, as well as through the UN Rapid Response Mechanism where it is judged conflict might affect populations. In 2018 for example, the UK flew more than 30,000 tents, blankets, kitchen sets and other household items into Yemen which were urgently needed by families displaced from Hodeidah.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:53:36.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:53:36.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Keith Vaz more like this
1126529
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department taking to tackle polio in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Nigeria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 254120 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The UK is the third largest donor to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and has committed £1.3 billion in total since 1995. In Afghanistan GPEI are working to reach mobile populations where children have been chronically missed by vaccination campaigns. In Nigeria activities are focussed on trying to reach all children with vaccinations to close immunity gaps that allow polio to remain.</p><p> </p><p>The UK are observers on the Polio Oversight Board and represent all state donors on the Strategy Committee, which gives us a position from which to influence the activities of the fund at a strategic level. We regularly review progress in the endemic countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria and DFID country offices in each of these countries also have valuable insight by engaging with the programme in country.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:40:09.327Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:40:09.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127142
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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Sex and Relationship Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to promote sex education in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 255268 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 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>Sex and relationships education both in and/or outside of school is important to ensuring not only sexual and reproductive health but wider gender equality issues. DFID’s 2018 Education Policy commits us, working with national governments, to promote appropriate sex and relationships education in schools to enable informed choices. Through our support to UNESCO, UNFPA and the Global Financing Facility, we support governments to address sexuality education in schools and through community-based training and outreach.</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 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T09:19:04.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T09:19:04.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127623
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help people displaced within their country of origin as a result of (a) conflict and (b) natural disasters. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 256237 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p><strong></strong></p><p>The UK is committed to meeting the needs of all internally displaced persons, whether they are displaced as a result of conflict or natural disasters. <em> </em>DFID provides funding to key agencies involved in responding to the needs of internally displaced persons, including the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a significant humanitarian donor in many countries with displaced populations. For example in South Sudan, in 2017/18 our support reached over 420,000 people with food assistance, over 370,000 women and children with nutrition support, and over 680,000 people with access to safe drinking water and/or improved sanitation facilities, many of whom are internally displaced. In Iraq, DFID support has helped provide food assistance to over 408,000 people, emergency cash transfers to over 274,000 people, and life-saving healthcare services to over 4.1m people, including those internally displaced. Additionally, in Syria where there are over 6 million of internally displaced persons, DFID has spent over £1 billion in humanitarian response.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has provided £36 million in response to Cyclone Idai which is estimated to have affected 2.6 million people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. UK support includes the provision of an estimated 7,550 shelter kits and 100 family tents in Mozambique, emergency shelter for 65,000, food assistance for 150,000 people for two months in Malawi and health and child protection assistance in Zimbabwe.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore the UK is working with UN Member states and the Secretary General to establish a High level Panel on Internally Displaced People, with aim of galvanising action to reduce the numbers of internally displaced people provide more effective protection and assistance.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T15:27:21.67Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:27:21.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this