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Department for International Development remove filter
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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
star this property hansard heading Palestinians: Politics and Government more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's Memorandum of Understanding with the Palestinian Authority (PA), what assessment she has made of President Abbas's remarks to the Palestinian Central Council on 28/10/18 that the salaries of our martyrs, prisoners, and wounded are a red line and the martyrs and their families are sacred. We will continue to pay to the wounded and the prisoners. Even if we have one plaster left, it will be for them, and not for the living. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 188701 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Whilst prisoners and their families have a right to support in line with their social needs as they would in the UK, we want the system to be more transparent, affordable and needs based to make sure the payments cover only prisoners’ and their families’ needs. We continue to use our strong partnership with the Palestinian Authority (PA) to press for reform of the prisoner payment system.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:39:36.387Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:39:36.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1002685
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Abduction 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 her Department has made of the risk of kidnap for ransom to (a) aid workers and (b) other representatives of non-governmental organisations operating in Idlib province in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188759 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Kidnapping for ransom poses a threat to the safety and security of aid workers and NGO staff operating throughout Syria, including in Idlib province. The UK continues to call on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians and humanitarian actors, so aid can reach those in desperate need, and those responding to the crisis can help the most vulnerable without fear of attack. Under a duty of care to their staff, humanitarian agencies should be conducting risk assessments and taking appropriate mitigating action to protect workers. The UK will continue to support any action to protect humanitarian actors throughout the country.</p><p> </p><p>The UK does not make ransom payments, on the basis that providing money or property fuels terrorist activity and encourages further kidnappings. Any payment to, or for the benefit of, a proscribed terrorist organisation is contrary to UN sanctions, and therefore illegal. DFID aid complies with UK and international counter terrorism legislation, and our funding agreements commit partners to understand and comply with international counter terrorism legislation. All partners undergo a stringent due diligence process and strict controls and procedures are in place to prevent diversion, to ensure that UK aid reaches its intended beneficiaries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188761 more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002687
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Abduction 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, whether funding allocated by her Department to non-governmental organisations operating in Idlib province in Syria has been used to make ransom payments to obtain the release of kidnapped aid workers in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Islington South and Finsbury more like this
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Emily Thornberry more like this
star this property uin 188761 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>Kidnapping for ransom poses a threat to the safety and security of aid workers and NGO staff operating throughout Syria, including in Idlib province. The UK continues to call on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians and humanitarian actors, so aid can reach those in desperate need, and those responding to the crisis can help the most vulnerable without fear of attack. Under a duty of care to their staff, humanitarian agencies should be conducting risk assessments and taking appropriate mitigating action to protect workers. The UK will continue to support any action to protect humanitarian actors throughout the country.</p><p> </p><p>The UK does not make ransom payments, on the basis that providing money or property fuels terrorist activity and encourages further kidnappings. Any payment to, or for the benefit of, a proscribed terrorist organisation is contrary to UN sanctions, and therefore illegal. DFID aid complies with UK and international counter terrorism legislation, and our funding agreements commit partners to understand and comply with international counter terrorism legislation. All partners undergo a stringent due diligence process and strict controls and procedures are in place to prevent diversion, to ensure that UK aid reaches its intended beneficiaries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188759 more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:58:53.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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1536
unstar this property label Biography information for Emily Thornberry more like this
1002738
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Venezuela: Refugees more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to countries neighbouring Venezuela that are hosting refugees from that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 188711 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>DFID has deployed two humanitarian experts and funded additional roles for UN agencies in the region. The UK is also supporting the international response through core funding to the UN, humanitarian agencies, the European Commission and Red Cross movements.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to urge the Venezuelan Government to accept humanitarian aid and DFID is supporting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s efforts to urge Venezuela to meet their population’s needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188712 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:41:02.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:41:02.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1002739
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Venezuela: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with her EU and UN counterparts on providing humanitarian relief to Venezuelans in that country and in neighbouring countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warley more like this
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John Spellar more like this
star this property uin 188712 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>DFID has deployed two humanitarian experts and funded additional roles for UN agencies in the region. The UK is also supporting the international response through core funding to the UN, humanitarian agencies, the European Commission and Red Cross movements.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to urge the Venezuelan Government to accept humanitarian aid and DFID is supporting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s efforts to urge Venezuela to meet their population’s needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188711 more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:41:02.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:41:02.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Spellar more like this
1002579
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Energy more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department and (ii) the Government Equalities Office in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188855 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s electricity and gas usage and costs in its UK headquarters for the years 2014/15 - 2017/18 are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3,705</p></td><td><p>473</p></td><td><p>3,477</p></td><td><p>431</p></td><td><p>3,528</p></td><td><p>482</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>901</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>1,188</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>1,063</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is physically based in the Department for Education. As such, the quantity and cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Government Equalities Office is subsumed within the Department for Education’s consumption figures. These can be found in response to written questions 188849 and 188850.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188856 more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.913Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002580
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Energy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her department and (ii) the Government Equalities Office, in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 188856 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development’s electricity and gas usage and costs in its UK headquarters for the years 2014/15 - 2017/18 are as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Electricity Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3,705</p></td><td><p>473</p></td><td><p>3,477</p></td><td><p>431</p></td><td><p>3,528</p></td><td><p>482</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td><td><p>Gas Consumption (thousand Kwh)</p></td><td><p>Cost (£'000)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>901</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>1,188</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>1,063</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government Equalities Office is physically based in the Department for Education. As such, the quantity and cost of electricity and natural gas used by the Government Equalities Office is subsumed within the Department for Education’s consumption figures. These can be found in response to written questions 188849 and 188850.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188855 more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.973Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:53:34.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1002610
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Department for International Development remove filter
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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
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has allocated from its international aid budget to protecting children from violence in each of the last ten financial years. 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 188707 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>DFID provides significant support to protect children from violence around the world in both development and humanitarian contexts. Funding is delivered directly through child protection programming, as well as through wider education, nutrition, health, economic development and social protection programming. Current examples of support include providing £5 million to the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children that is driving international progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 16.2 and on which the Secretary of State is a board member, £26 million to a Regional Programme in Asia targeting the worst forms of child labour and £29.7 million to Education Cannot Wait, a global fund for education in emergencies which has protection at its centre.</p><p> </p><p>There are currently no codes or markers within the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) database that allow for the systematic identification and tracking of all spending on protecting children from violence. World Vision International is currently working with DFID, alongside other development partners, civil society and the DAC to explore whether a new process for identifying donor spend on violence against children can be agreed.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T15:46:47.56Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T15:46:47.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1002658
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Bridge International Academies: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish the final report commissioned by her Department to assess the relative quality of education provided by Bridge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 188897 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 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
star this property answer text <p>The report <em>“Learning in Lagos: Comparing student achievement in Bridge, Public and Private Schools”</em> has now been completed and will be available on Devtracker by the end of the month.</p><p> </p><p>The “Developing Effective Private Education – Nigeria” (DEEPEN) programme supported improved learning outcomes for almost 1.5 million girls and boys in Lagos by providing technical assistance and supporting innovation for the private education market to improve the quality of education it provides to children, especially to poor children. This included some funding to Bridge International Academies. As part of the evaluation of this programme a report was produced to compare student achievement in Bridge, public and private schools.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-13T17:59:18.06Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T17:59:18.06Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4603
unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1002659
star this property registered interest false more like this
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading G7: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to encourage other G7 countries to meet the 0.7 per cent of gross national income target on aid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 188898 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 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>We believe it is for other governments to decide what percentage of gross national income (GNI) they allocate as Official Development Assistance (ODA).</p><p>In representing one of the few donors that meet the 0.7% ODA commitment and the 0.15-0.2% spending target in the Least Developed Countries, the Secretary of State highlights our ongoing commitment to the UN targets and the importance we attach to development financing in her engagement with international partners, including the G7.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:07:04.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:07:04.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this