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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure their emergency funding for displaced people from Mosul and the Nineveh Plains reaches displaced minorities such as the Yazidis and Christians; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which their policy of neutrality and impartiality will lead to the inclusion or exclusion of those who have been subject to genocide. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL828 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <ul><li>The UK Government recognises the specific risks faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh. We are aware of reports that fear of persecution or discrimination in camps may be deterring some people from using them, and are in close touch with our partners involved in the management of camps and the delivery of services within them, including UN agencies. They have clear guidelines, mechanisms and accountability frameworks in place to prevent discrimination by their own staff or those of their partners. DFID takes any allegations that these are not being applied effectively very seriously, and stands ready to follow up specific allegations with the partners concerned.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The security of the camps and all those living in them is the responsibility of the appropriate civil authorities (e.g. in Iraq, it lies with the Government of Iraq) and is monitored by independent humanitarian actors such as UNHCR. UK officials stand ready to report any specific allegations of persecution or violence against religious minorities within the camps to those authorities. The Government is concerned about Daesh infiltration inside camps. In Iraq the Iraqi authorities carry out screening of those entering camps in order to seek to prevent such infiltration. UN agencies have set up grievance mechanisms that allow any minority member to anonymously report abuse, persecution or discrimination; these can also be used to report on suspected extremist activity.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID’s funding for Iraq is targeted towards those who are most in need including vulnerable people from minority communities such as Yazidis and Christians. It is delivered in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for the whole of Iraq, which is based on comprehensive needs assessments carried out by a wide range of partners. The humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion, that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. In the difficult environments in Syria and Iraq, where access to vulnerable people is often very challenging especially as some actors such as Daesh and the Assad regime deliberately prevent humanitarian access, DFID regularly challenges our partners to demonstrate that they are doing all they can to meet the needs the most vulnerable people, including those from religious minorities. We welcome information from all sources to help us to hold them to account.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID is not aware of scheduled meetings in 2015 with Christian representatives in Iraq that officials did not attend, but DFID officials regularly meet with representatives of Iraqi Christian and Yezidi communities. DFID Ministers have also met representatives of these communities.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>DFID has received Dr Russell Blacker’s correspondence and has responded suggesting a meeting is organised with Dr Blacker, Lord Bates and Mr Burt to discuss together.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL829 more like this
HL830 more like this
HL831 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:23:20.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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 Africa: Tuberculosis more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the proportion of HIV-related deaths in (1) Kenya, (2) Malawi, (3) Mozambique, (4) Nigeria and (5) Rwanda that are due to tuberculosis. more like this
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Baroness Nye more like this
star this property uin HL1541 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-30more like thismore than 2015-07-30
star this property answer text <p>World Health Organisation (WHO) data shows that, in 2013, the proportion of deaths amongst people with HIV that were due to TB was as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>Proportion of deaths amongst people with HIV that were due to TB in 2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>16%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Malawi</p></td><td><p>7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mozambique</p></td><td><p>46%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Nigeria</p></td><td><p>40%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Rwanda</p></td><td><p>10%</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-07-30T14:01:15.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-30T14:01:15.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Nye more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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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 Africa: Infectious Diseases more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death for girls and women aged 10 to 19 in Africa, and what steps they are taking, working with individual countries bilaterally, to tackle those diseases. more like this
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Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
star this property uin HL6191 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-18more like thismore than 2016-02-18
star this property answer text <p>World Health Organisation (WHO) data show that the leading causes of death from infectious diseases amongst adolescent girls and women in Africa are HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, respiratory infections, meningitis and malaria. HIV/AIDS is not only the leading cause of death itself, but is also responsible for deaths from many other infectious diseases. The UK is the second largest funder of HIV prevention, care and treatment, and has pledged up to £1 billion for the 2014-16 replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Half of Global Fund resources are used to tackle HIV and almost 60% are invested in programmes that reach women and children.</p><p>The UK puts the empowerment of girls and women at the heart of everything we do. Through our multilateral and bilateral investments we are tackling the barriers that limit their access to services, strengthening health systems, and tackling the stigma and gender-based violence and inequality they face.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-02-18T16:58:20.133Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-18T16:58:20.133Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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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 St Helena: Airports more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on tackling the wind shear issue that is preventing the opening of St Helena’s airport to regular passenger flights; and when they anticipate that regular passenger flights will begin at that airport. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL1684 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>Work is ongoing to establish the impact of the wind conditions at St Helena Airport, with a view to identifying the means to mitigate the impact of the wind shear on flight operations. At the same time work continues to identify options for commencing commercial air services, the timing of which depends on securing the right aircraft and regulatory approvals. We are aiming for these services to start as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T11:58:24.637Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T11:58:24.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-08more like thismore than 2016-03-08
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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 Armed Conflict: Rape more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in providing safe abortion for women who are raped in conflict situations. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL6815 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>Women and girls raped in conflict situations need access to a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health services. The UK funds partners to deliver such services. For example, we are working with agencies such as UNFPA to provide essential sexual and reproductive health care within our humanitarian responses, including in Ukraine and Syria. We encourage other donors and partner agencies to increase provision of sexual and reproductive health services including full implementation of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP). These may include access to safe abortion services as set out in our policy paper on safe and unsafe abortion.</p><p>The Secretary of State made a commitment at the UN General Assembly in 2015 that in humanitarian crises, DFID calls for proposals will require the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls to be considered. We are working with our partners to operationalise this commitment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T15:39:28.473Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T15:39:28.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
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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 EU Aid more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any proposals for diverting a proportion of the EU's external aid to assist member states in receiving and caring for the current increased numbers of refugees, and to job-creating investment in the Middle East and North Africa. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5199 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
star this property answer text <p>With pressure from the United Kingdom and other Member States, the European Union (EU) has mobilised considerable funding to support the international response to the refugee crisis – including within Europe, and to tackle the root causes of migration and displacement in the Middle East and North Africa.</p><p>Within Europe, the UK is working to ensure that all tools are being used to support the humanitarian response to the refugee crisis, and that the donor effort is well coordinated through the Civil Protection Mechanism. Alongside this, the UK's support for refugees and migrants during the Mediterranean migration crisis has reached nearly £55million. This money is focused on providing life-saving assistance and protection to vulnerable people rescued at sea or in transit.</p><p>In the Middle East and the North Africa, the EU is a leading donor in the response to the Syria crisis with over €5 billion of total budget mobilised by the European Commission and Member States collectively in humanitarian, development, economic and stabilisation assistance. The UK has been at the forefront of this, pledging over £1.1 billion, our largest ever humanitarian response to a single crisis. In addition, the EU Trust Fund for Africa – a €1.8billion fund – will allocate money to projects in the Sahel, Horn and North Africa to tackle the root causes of migration.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-01-27T17:44:22.65Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-27T17:44:22.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-20more like thismore than 2017-03-20
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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 St Helena: Airports more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 30 January (HL4701), and in the light of the positive results of the recent air access tests at St Helena Airport, whether wind shear was the primary factor in the decision made to reduce regular air services to and from that airport. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
star this property uin HL6176 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 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Wind shear identified at St Helena Airport in April 2016 meant that the commencement of regular scheduled air services was postponed while the operating conditions were investigated and means identified to mitigate their impact. A tender for a weekly air service into St Helena was launched in December 2016 and received a substantial response. Contract award is scheduled for early summer 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-03-28T16:47:33.07Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-28T16:47:33.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-29more like thismore than 2015-10-29
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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 International Assistance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of international aid agencies' efforts to support and protect their staff from sexual abuse. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL3163 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Whilst we do not have a contractual obligation to have a duty of care for the staff of international aid agencies that are funded by DFID, all DFID funding is subject to DFID’s Due Diligence procedures which assess an organisation’s governance and control structure and those of their downstream partners.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2015-11-05T16:48:39.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T16:48:39.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
511896
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star this property date less than 2016-04-13more like thismore than 2016-04-13
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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 Darfur: Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the evidence that following the clashes between rebel and government forces in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur the number of civilians who have fled the fighting has led to the displacement of 130,000 people. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL7654 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 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>Whilst exact displacement figures from Jebel Marra are difficult to establish due to access restrictions and challenges with registration, we regard the UN figure of approximately 130,000 people displaced as the best possible estimate. This is of course deeply troubling, and we have raised our concerns with the Government of Sudan. We continue to press both bilaterally and at the UN Security Council for full humanitarian access to be granted to the affected areas.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T14:38:13.667Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T14:38:13.667Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-28more like thismore than 2017-03-28
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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 Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why no reference to (1) targeted and persecuted religious minorities, or (2) the fundamental human right of freedom of religion and belief, is made in the goals specified in the Department for International Development policy paper, <i>Agenda 2030: Delivering the Global Goals</i>. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL6375 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
star this property answer text <p>While there is no specific reference in the DFID Policy Paper, the UK’s commitment to Leave No One Behind encompasses a broad range of discriminated and marginalised groups - age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, such as language, LGBT, migratory status or geographic location. Leave No One Behind means tackling the root causes of extreme poverty and exclusion for different groups – including on the basis of religion – by ensuring opportunities for all, both now and in the future. It commits the UK to set a of actions to ensure that; people who are furthest behind, who have least opportunity and who are the most excluded will be prioritised.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-04-04T15:43:18.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-04T15:43:18.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this