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1167885
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star this property date less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Middle East: Humanitarian 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 how much they have spent on humanitarian aid in the Middle East over the last 12 months. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL586 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>2019 UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) spend will be published in Autumn 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The UK spent £393 million of bilateral ODA on humanitarian aid in the Middle East in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s core funding to multilateral agencies also contributes to humanitarian aid in the Middle East.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:39:22.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:39:22.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott more like this
1167263
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star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Rohingya more like this
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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 quality of the Rohingya people’s lives in Bangladesh. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL531 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>A June 2019 study by the Overseas Development Institute found that refugees felt that their lives would first and foremost be improved through education, then better living conditions, then the ability to support themselves. The study also describes the Rohingya people’s immediate concerns affecting their quality of life, including shelter conditions, lack of firewood or stoves, issues with healthcare, water, sanitation and hygiene and protection support, inadequate food and insufficient supplies.</p><p> </p><p>The UK has committed £256 million in funding since August 2017 to improve many aspects of daily life including food security, nutrition, shelter, health, and education. The UK engages regularly with the Government of Bangladesh to discuss the need to improve refugees’ access to education, skills and livelihoods. While progress has been made, life within the camps remains challenging for the Rohingya and the uncertainty about their future is a difficult burden to bear. The UK has supported regular surveys conducted by Ground Truth Solutions to help the international community better understand the changing perspectives of the Rohingya in Bangladesh.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T16:50:26.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T16:50:26.877Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1156331
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star this property date less than 2019-10-24more like thismore than 2019-10-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Tuberculosis 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 Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, published on 17 October; and what steps they intend to take to ensure that their recent investment in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria improves global access to new treatments for drug-resistant Tuberculosis. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL414 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises that the Global Tuberculosis Report 2019 provides important evidence on the challenges in tackling tuberculosis as an issue of global public health importance. It shows that progress has been made, particularly improvements in the number of cases of tuberculosis identified and increases in testing coverage for drug resistant tuberculosis. 7 million people with tuberculosis were identified globally in 2018; 600,000 more people than in 2017. Additionally, the proportion of people with a tuberculosis diagnosis who were tested for drug resistance rose from 41% in 2017 to 51% in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Investments in the Global Fund have played a major role in tackling the global epidemic of tuberculosis. Dealing with drug resistant tuberculosis is a key focus of the Global Fund through prevention, detection and treatment, including supporting countries to introduce bedaquiline and delamanid, two ground breaking new drugs for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The new drugs have fewer side effects and are more effective, increasing the chances that people will stay on the treatment and be cured.</p><p> </p><p>We work with the Global Fund to ensure that our investment continues to support advances to improve access to treatment for both drug sensitive and drug resistant tuberculosis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:38:04.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:38:04.74Z
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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 Stern more like this
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
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Rohingya 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 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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1151692
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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
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Clothing more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) support, and (2) funding, they provide to the Better Work programme in Bangladesh to improve working conditions in the garment industry in that country; and which businesses that programme supports. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL329 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 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DFID Bangladesh supports the Better Work initiative through our £6.6 million Better Jobs in Bangladesh programme, which supports improving working conditions in the ready-made garments sector of Bangladesh. The Dutch and Canadian governments co-fund this programme, making equal contributions of $16.3million. Better Work is focused on improving compliance standards in factories to reduce multiple audit requirements by buyers. Better Work is working with 210 factories to create a role model of compliance in factories in Bangladesh.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T14:00:24.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T14:00:24.123Z
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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
1151693
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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
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Clothing 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 (1) support, and (2) funding, they provide to the Mothers@Work initiative in Bangladesh to promote maternity rights and good working conditions for women in the garment industry in that country; and which businesses that programme supports. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL330 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 2019-10-30more like thismore than 2019-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DFID Bangladesh supports the Mothers@Work initiative through our joint £6.6 million Better Jobs Bangladesh programme. The Dutch and Canadian governments co-fund this programme making equal contributions of $16.3million. Mother@Works is working with 82 factories with some 30,000 female workers to improve the health conditions of pregnant and nursing mothers. It does this by supporting working mothers to understand and implement their employment rights and holding employers accountable for ensuring that their female employees receive the provisions they are entitled to when they return to work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T14:00:34.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T14:00:34.173Z
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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
1151694
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Health Services 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 steps they intend to take to prioritise marginalised people and communities in regard to sexual and reproductive health and rights; and what plans they have to discuss this matter at the 2019 Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL331 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 Secretary of State recently announced new UK efforts to end preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children by 2030. The UK is committed to achieving universal health coverage and to achieve our goals, we must reach the most marginalised. Without sexual and reproductive health and rights, we cannot achieve universal health coverage.</p><p> </p><p>Our programmes are reaching the most marginalised. For example, the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health reproductive health programme uses innovative ways to identify and reach the poorest and most marginalised women with essential services across 27 countries. Our support to the Robert Carr Fund, Amplify Change and the Safe Abortion Action Fund all support grassroots organisations to campaign for and access their sexual and reproductive health and rights.</p><p> </p><p>The Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population and Development 25 is an opportunity for the global community to re-state the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights including for marginalised people and communities. The UK will make our ongoing commitment clear, including our efforts on challenging issues such as female genital mutilation, child marriage and unsafe abortion in the most marginalised and hard to reach communities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T16:20:20.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T16:20:20.297Z
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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
1151157
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the Pakistan Public Services Commissions about ways in which to support the training and professional development of workers from religious minority backgrounds; and what plans they have to increase aid funding to be used for training teachers in Pakistan to promote freedom of religion or belief. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL234 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 have already funded teacher training modules on equity and inclusion delivered to nearly 100,000 teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. UK aid prioritises support for the poorest and most excluded people and communities in Pakistan regardless of race, religion, social background or nationality. DFID Pakistan is currently developing new education programmes and as part of this process we will actively consider what we can do to benefit these groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T13:41:43.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T13:41:43.047Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1151158
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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
unstar 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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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include modules on freedom of religion or belief in all existing and future Department for International Development capacity building programmes. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL235 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>DFID’s increasing use of country context analysis has improved the way in which religious dynamics and religious groups are factored into country programmes. Through this process, DFID identifies the most significant problems that hinder development and the main entry points and opportunities to create change. This includes the role of religion and freedom of religion or belief.</p><p> </p><p>Through UK Aid Connect, DFID is funding a consortium led by the Institute of Development Studies to address the challenges in building tolerance and freedom of religion or belief. In November 2018, Lord Ahmad and Lord Bates launched this £12 million initiative which will contribute to making poverty reduction programmes more inclusive, by highlighting and redressing religious inequalities, with a focus on highly volatile contexts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T13:56:19.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T13:56:19.53Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1151159
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Religious Freedom more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to support the government of Pakistan to develop financial incentives for parents from marginalised religious minority communities to register their children upon birth, and to send them to schools. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL236 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>DFID supports the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) which is the Government of Pakistan’s national social protection scheme. Under the BISP education programme, a total of 3.2 million children will be supported to enrol and stay in primary schools. Targeting is based on poverty status, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, and encourages parents to provide the birth registration certificate as part of enrolment into the programme.</p><p> </p><p>We do not support financial incentives for any parents to register the birth of their children, as our assessment is that this is not the most appropriate tool to improve birth registration. However, we will continue to actively engage with the Government of Pakistan to promote increased accessibility to birth registration services for marginalised and hard to reach groups, including for religious minorities. We are also designing interventions under our Aawaz II programme to directly work with groups like religious minorities in communities to better access services.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-10-30T16:19:44.883Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-30T16:19:44.883Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this