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1151636
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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations contained in the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Rights of the Rohingya's report A New Shape of Catastrophe: two years on from the 2017 Rohingya Crisis, published on 10 September. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL273 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>I am grateful for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Rights of the Rohingya's sustained work and attention on the Rohingya crisis response. I wrote to the Co-Chair of the Group, Anne Main MP, on 27 September in response to the report. The UK has recently announced further funding to the crisis, bringing our total commitment to the response in Bangladesh since August 2017 to £256 million, and making us the second largest donor to the 2019 international Joint Response Plan.</p><p> </p><p>DFID’s latest funding to the crisis will maintain and improve protection and humanitarian assistance provided to refugees, including through the provision of food, healthcare, water, sanitation, care and counselling for sexual violence survivors, and protection of vulnerable groups. Over 75,000 children and adolescents from the refugee and host communities will have access to education and skills training and over £20 million of new support will be provided to the thousands of already vulnerable Bangladeshi families in Cox’s Bazar district. The UK is also one of the largest donors in Rakhine State, Myanmar, where over 600,000 Rohingya remain in need of assistance. The UK is committed to justice for the Rohingya, and has led international efforts on sanctions and establishing an evidence gathering mechanism.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T13:59:58.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T13:59:58.66Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1151185
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the safe and voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL262 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We are clear that the repatriation process for Rohingya refugees must be safe, voluntary and dignified, and meet international humanitarian principles and standards. We agree with the UN Refugee Agency that conditions for such repatriation do not yet exist in Rakhine State, Myanmar. We have pressed and continue to press the Government of Myanmar for full implementation of the Kofi Annan Rakhine Advisory Commission recommendations to create the conditions for the safe and voluntary returns of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.</p><p> </p><p>A recent escalation of violence in Rakhine State between the Arakan Army, an ethnic Rakhine separatist group, and the Myanmar military is a further barrier to returns. An end to the fighting will be important to de-escalate tensions and create space for progress on the conditions for returns. The UK has recently announced further funding to the crisis, bringing our total commitment to the response in Bangladesh since August 2017 to £256 million, and making us the second largest donor to the 2019 international Joint Response Plan. We welcome Bangladesh’s continued commitment to the principle of voluntary, safe and dignified returns and encourage the Government of Myanmar to pursue the dialogue it started with Rohingya refugees in July 2019.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T13:57:44.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T13:57:44.86Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1151186
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star this property date less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide sexual and reproductive health and rights services to Rohingya refugees and the communities hosting those refugees. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL263 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The UK is supporting partners including the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Population Fund to deliver the Minimum Initial Service Package for Reproductive Health in Crises to Rohingya refugees and those living in the host communities. This includes comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights services, such as a variety of family planning choices, midwifery services, and post-abortion care. Significant progress has been made since August 2017, including improved health and sanitation infrastructure; improved coverage and variety of services; 24/7 emergency care; and consistent availability of reproductive health supplies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T13:58:27.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T13:58:27.067Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
1149928
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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 assessment they have made of the finding in the report by Translators Without Borders The Language Lesson: What we’ve learned about communicating with Rohingya Refugees, published in November 2018, that international aid workers have over-estimated the number of people who understand Rakhine and Burmese which has exacerbated the exclusion of Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such estimates on their co-funded project in Myanmar. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL141 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports the overall recommendations in the “The Language Lesson” report, which was co-funded by DFID. Since the report was published, access to reliable information has improved according to the latest GroundTruth Solutions survey with Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar. As a follow-up to the report, DFID has supported Translators Without Borders to undertake an innovative Myanmar/Bangladesh cross-border study to examine the Rohingya language in-depth and analyse how language barriers impact access to services and intercommunal relations in Rakhine State and Cox’s Bazar.</p><p> </p><p>DFID will consider with relevant implementing partners how the findings can inform future programme and policy development. DFID has funded Translators Without Borders to engage with humanitarian actors to raise understanding of the language barriers to address needs of Rohingya. This has included training of interpreters, field workers, surveyors and management staff, and the production and dissemination of a glossary of key humanitarian terms in Rohingya language.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T16:06:25.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T16:06:25.28Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1005619
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star this property date less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are concerned by the non-voluntary terms of the repatriation agreement for the Rohingya refugees between Bangladesh and Myanmar and the plans to implement the agreement on 15 November; whether they consider Rakhine state now to be safe for the Rohingya; and what assurances they have sought from both countries to ensure that the Rohingya will be able to return to their homes voluntarily. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11390 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 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>We are deeply concerned that Bangladesh and Burma have announced that they plan to begin repatriation of the Rohingya to Burma on November 15. We have stated publicly that we agree with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) that the conditions for safe and dignified returns do not yet exist. The access required for necessary independent monitoring by UN agencies is also not in place.</p><p> </p><p>Minister Field has raised our concerns with the Bangladesh Foreign Minister and Burmese Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin on 1 November. He stressed the UK's assessment that conditions in Rakhine State were not currently conducive to refugee returns. We will continue to make representations to the governments of both Bangladesh and Burma not to commence returns while conditions in northern Rakhine remain as they are.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T16:28:01.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:28:01.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
999741
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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 assessment they have made of the agreement between the governments of Bangladesh and Burma to begin repatriation to Burma of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; what assessment they have made of the impact of that repatriation on those refugees; whether the agreement includes provisions to confer citizenship on returnees; and whether, and if so, how, they plan to monitor the implementation of the agreement. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11186 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 are seriously concerned at the intention of Bangladesh and Burma governments to begin returns to Rakhine State by mid-November. We have stated publicly that we agree with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) that the conditions for safe and dignified returns do not yet exist.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to raise our concerns at the highest levels with the governments of Bangladesh and Burma. We are working with UNHCR to understand their assessment of and response to the situation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:43:32.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:43:32.347Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
999763
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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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 representations they are making to the governments of Bangladesh and Burma regarding the need for consultation with, and agreement from, (1) the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and (2) displaced Rohingya people before commencing implementation of the recent agreement between those governments to repatriate refugee Rohingya people from Bangladesh to Burma. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL11208 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>The Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, has raised our concerns with the Bangladeshi and Burmese foreign ministers following their Governments’ announcement on the 30 October that the repatriation of over 2,000 refugees to Rakhine State would start in mid-November.</p><p> </p><p>We have stated publicly that we agree with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) that the conditions for safe and dignified returns do not yet exist. UNHCR continue to engage closely with the Rohingya community in Bangladesh to understand their views about returning to Rakhine.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:48:04.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:48:04.037Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
999766
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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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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 the (1) political rights, and (2) living conditions of Rohingya people in (a) Burma, and (b) refugee camps in Bangladesh; and what estimate they have made of the prospects for the safety and security of Rohingya people, whether continuing to live in Burma or returning from Bangladesh. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL11211 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>The conditions in the camps in Bangladesh and in northern Rakhine remain extremely difficult for the Rohingya people. The Government of Bangladesh do not recognise Rohingya as refugees, making them more vulnerable and increasing their risk of exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>In Burma, the Rohingya people suffer from systematic discrimination and persecution, with freedom of movement and access to basic services restricted. DFID’s work in Rakhine aims to improve fundamental freedoms and paths to citizenship for the Rohingya.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has agreed publicly with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) that the conditions for safe and dignified returns of Rohingya people to Rakhine State do not yet exist.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:48:20.817Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:48:20.817Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
971211
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) action they are taking, and (2) funding they are designating, to protect Rohingya women in refugee camps with specific reference to (a) improving lighting for safety, (b) toilets and washrooms that provide privacy, and (c) special assistance for the most vulnerable. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL10210 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>DFID is supporting a range of organisations providing specialised help to women amongst Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh. A third of our latest £70m allocation will be spent on protection services including services for women and girls, and sexual and reproductive health. This includes funding for women’s centres, emergency nutrition and midwifery care to pregnant women, and support for survivors of gender based violence. Our funding is improving lighting for safety in the camps. We are supporting provision of women friendly spaces that include toilets and washrooms with privacy. We are also providing psychosocial first aid to vulnerable adults and adolescents to ease trauma, and child friendly spaces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-09-18T11:38:30.233Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T11:38:30.233Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
971212
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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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 Burma: Rohingya remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure the participation and leadership of Rohingya people of all ages and genders in programmes intended to safeguard women in the refugee community in Cox's Bazar. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL10211 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK recognises that Rohingya communities need empowerment, leadership and influence within camps in Cox’s Bazar. The UK ensures that our partners work alongside the refugee community when implementing programmes and has funded coordination work between partners on communicating with refugees, including ensuring that the voices of girls and women are included.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-09-18T11:38:16.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T11:38:16.907Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this