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star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Visits Abroad more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the timing, and the possible impact of, a Ministerial visit to Zimbabwe and its neighbouring states to discuss UK support for political and economic stability in Zimbabwe; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3322 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Minister for Africa visited Zimbabwe on 23 and 24 November. He met with actors from across the political spectrum, including President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru. The UK is clear that the only way for Zimbabwe to achieve a legitimate government is through free and fair elections. We welcome President Mnangagwa's commitment to hold free and fair elections next year and we will do all we can to support a legitimate government rebuild the country, working with international and regional partners. The visit was an early opportunity to deliver these messages. Both the Foreign Secretary and the Minister for Africa are engaging with the region and other international partners on this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T16:29:28.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T16:29:28.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1092436
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Zimbabwe: Storms more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the impact of sanctions on Zimbabwe on the relief effort in response to Cyclone Idai. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL14692 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK’s focus in responding to Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe is on providing essential health supplies, hygiene kits and child protection support. We continue to monitor the situation closely and stand ready to provide further support as needed. The EU retains sanctions against former President Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace Mugabe, and the company Zimbabwe Defence Industries. We consider that sanctions have been an appropriate response to the political violence of the last 15 years. They do no damage to the wider economy or to the people of Zimbabwe and have no impact on the UK’s relief effort.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T15:47:31.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T15:47:31.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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790409
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Commonwealth more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of Zimbabwe's return to the Commonwealth, and of the steps necessary to secure this. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3319 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 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>Zimbabwe will need to demonstrate commitment to free and fair elections, the rule of law and independence of the judiciary, as per the Commonwealth's admission criteria. Their eventual readmittance to the Commonwealth will be a matter for all Commonwealth members to decide following a formal approach by Zimbabwe to the Commonwealth Secretariat.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:21:20.85Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:21:20.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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790411
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: Commonwealth 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth to support the Commonwealth's re-engagement with Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3321 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 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>​Her Majesty's Government officials have clarified the process that would need to be followed for Zimbabwe to re-join the Commonwealth with the Commonwealth Secretary General on Monday 20 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:22:35.817Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:22:35.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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790410
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-16more like thismore than 2017-11-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zimbabwe: African Union 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have offered to the African Union for its activities in Zimbabwe. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL3320 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 2017-11-30more like thismore than 2017-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The African response to the situation in Zimbabwe is being led by the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). The UK supports its efforts. The Minister for Africa, Rory Stewart MP (Member of Parliament for Penrith and The Border) discussed Zimbabwe with AU Chairperson Faqi on Wednesday 22 November.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-11-30T12:21:53.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-30T12:21:53.737Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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459255
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-10more like thismore than 2016-03-10
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 World Health Organisation 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, in the aftermath of the Ebola epidemic, of the case for the reform of World Health Organisation governance structures in order to strengthen the effectiveness of global responses to the outbreak of infectious diseases. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL6900 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 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
star this property answer text <p>Following lessons learned from Ebola, Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) supports the recommendations from the independent Advisory Group to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General on Reform of WHO’s Work in Outbreaks and Health Emergencies. HMG welcomes the action that WHO Director General Chan has already taken in joining together WHO’s disease outbreaks and emergency response departments. We also welcome commitment by the WHO to implement one workforce, one budget, one set of rules and processes, and a clear line of authority which we assess will strengthen WHO’s governance structure and allow for an effective response to outbreak of infectious diseases. HMG has urged the WHO to implement the Advisory Group recommendations in full and without delay and we look forward to an update on progress with this at the World Health Assembly in May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-03-22T12:19:28.42Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-22T12:19:28.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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459256
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-10more like thismore than 2016-03-10
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Department for International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 West Africa: Ebola 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations of the report of the Harvard Global Health Institute and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Independent Panel on Global Response to Ebola published in The Lancet online on 22 November 2015, with particular reference to the creation of a Global Health Committee of the UN Security Council. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL6901 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 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The Ebola crisis demonstrated the need for reform of the international system of response to disease outbreaks, including reform of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Several independent groups have made important recommendations including the Harvard Global Health Institute and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Independent Panel. The WHO Director General commissioned an independent Advisory Group on Reform of WHO’s work in Outbreaks and Emergencies with Health and Humanitarian Consequences. This group considered the Harvard and London School reports but did not include the creation of a Global Health Committee of the United Nations (UN) Security Council in the recommendations they have made to the WHO. Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) supports the Advisory Group recommendations which aim to equip and empower WHO to deliver more effectively in outbreak response and to fulfil its leadership and coordination role in humanitarian crises and to do so with independent oversight. HMG will assess a progress update on WHO’s implementation of these reforms at the World Health Assembly in May.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2016-03-22T12:16:26.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-22T12:16:26.807Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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1052513
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Ethnic Groups 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the Office for Students will play in monitoring the performance of universities in reducing ethnic inequalities in university academic staffing; and what plans they have to require universities to address such inequalities. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL13346 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The government and the Office for Students (OfS) are focused on addressing inequalities in higher education. Government consulted on the publication of data on senior staff remuneration, including in relation to gender and ethnicity. The OfS retains the power to require the disclosure of such information through its accounts direction.</p><p>Higher education institutions are independent and responsible for decisions about who they employ. Universities, like every employer, must ensure they meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010. On February 1, the government announced measures to tackle ethnic disparities in higher education including encouraging higher education providers to make use of tools such as the Race at Work Charter and the Race Equality Charter to drive forward a step-change in the recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees.</p><p>The government has also consulted on ethnicity pay reporting in order to inform future government policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:09:11.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:09:11.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1052514
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Ethnic Groups more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the low numbers of university academics and staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds on the attainment of black and minority ethnic students. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL13347 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Higher education institutions are independent and responsible for decisions about who they employ. Universities, like every employer, must ensure they meet their obligations under the Equality Act 2010. Through the Race Disparity Audit, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister set out her expectation that more must be done to create a workforce that is representative of British society today. On 1 February, the government launched measures to drive change in tackling inequalities between ethnic groups in higher education.</p><p>Equality and Diversity in higher education is a priority for government and the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS will use Access and Participation Plans to hold higher education providers to account for disparities in access and attainment of black and ethnic minority students.</p><p>This year, for the first time, registered higher education providers will be required to publish data on measures including attainment broken down by ethnicity, gender and socio-economic groups. This will increase transparency on attainment gaps for ethnic minority students, shining a light on those providers that are not performing well.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:09:47.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:09:47.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Ethnic Groups 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government to what figures they have access on the representation of UK-domiciled black and Asian ethnic minorities in comparison to UK population averages amongst (1) UK-domiciled students, and (2) academic staff, in (a) Russell Group, and (b) non-Russell Group, universities. more like this
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Lord Boateng more like this
star this property uin HL6587 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-25more like thismore than 2017-04-25
star this property answer text <p>Widening access and success for students from disadvantaged backgrounds is a priority. This Government is committed to increasing BME (Black and Minority Ethnicity) participation in higher education (HE) by 20% by 2020. We want to ensure that everyone with the potential has the opportunity to benefit from HE, irrespective of their background or gender.</p><p>Our most recent guidance to the Director of Fair Access placed a strong emphasis on increasing the number of BME students in HE by 2020 and to address disparities in outcomes (retention, degree attainment and progression to employment/ further study) for students from BME backgrounds. HE publicly-funded providers are subject to maximum fee caps for undergraduate courses. Those wishing to charge higher fees must have an access agreement agreed with the Director. HE publicly-funded providers without an access agreement can charge up to £6,000 for a full-time course in 2017/18 or up to £6,165 if they have a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) rating of ‘Meets Expectations’. HE publicly-funded providers with an access agreement can charge up to £9,000 for a full-time course in 2017/18 or up to £9,250 if they have a TEF rating of ‘Meets Expectations’.</p><p>For 2017/18, access plans agreed by the Director means HE providers will spend more than £833 million on measures to improve access and student success for students from disadvantaged backgrounds including minority ethnic groups - up significantly from £404 million in 2009.</p><p>Recent research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that BME groups are more likely to participate in HE than white British people. They also have relatively higher participation rates at the most selective institutions, taking into account prior attainment, student characteristic and other factors. The entry rate for English 18 year olds from state schools increased for all ethnic groups in 2016. The entry rates are the highest ever recorded for each group, with the largest increases for pupils in the Asian ethnic group (1.9 percentage point increase to 43%) and the Mixed ethnic group (1.2 percentage point increase to 33%) while the lowest entry rate was for pupils in the White ethnic group (0.9 percentage point increase to 29%).</p><p>As autonomous organisations, HE providers are responsible for their own admissions policies and procedures. DfE Ministers have had no meetings with Vice-Chancellors to discuss admissions offers.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, subject to Parliament, the Higher Education and Research Bill will:</p><p>- Establish a new regulator for higher education in England, the Office for Students, which will have a statutory duty to consider the need to promote equality of opportunity for students as it relates to access and participation in higher education.</p><p>- Introduce a Transparency Duty which will shine a light on university admissions and performance requiring providers to publish application, offer, acceptance, drop-out and attainment rates of students broken down by ethnicity, gender and socio-economic background.</p><p>- Introduce a new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which will ensure institutions are incentivised to provide excellent teaching outcomes for all of their students including those from BME and disadvantaged backgrounds.</p><p>Regarding the appointment of black and Asian UK- domiciled individuals to academic posts, I commend the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education’s Diversifying Leadership Programme, which is tackling under-representation of BME staff in leadership roles in higher education.</p><p>I also commend the Equality Challenge Unit’s Race Equality Charter, which is awarded to recognise the advancement of minority ethnic staff and students in higher education through representation, progression and success for all.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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HL6588 more like this
HL6589 more like this
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less than 2017-04-25T11:33:25.757Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-25T11:33:25.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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