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star this property date less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help protect civilians caught up in the Syrian conflict since the UK air strikes of 14 April in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
star this property answer text <p>On 14 April, the United Kingdom, together with our United States and French allies, took coordinated, limited and targeted action against the Assad regime’s chemical weapons capabilities to alleviate humanitarian suffering. At the UN Security Council and the International Syria Support Group we have continued to call on all parties to protect civilians in the Syrian conflict. Secretary of State Penny Mordaunt and I (Minister of State) attended the Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Conference on 24-25 April in Brussels, where they focused on the need to protect civilians and aid workers in Syria, and called directly on the Assad regime and its backers to enable this.</p><p> </p><p>As the second largest bilateral donor to the humanitarian response in Syria since 2011, we are providing life-saving and life-changing support for millions of people. At the Brussels Conference, the UK pledged to provide at least £450 million this year, and £300 million next year, to alleviate extreme suffering in Syria and to provide vital support in neighbouring countries.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-05-03T16:50:08.853Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-03T16:50:08.853Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
890066
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in Idlib, Syria; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
star this property answer text <p>The humanitarian situation in Idlib is dire. Sites hosting internally displaced people and towns are severely overcrowded, and food, shelter and water are in short supply. We are deeply concerned by reports that the intensification of hostilities has displaced over 300,000 people within Idlib governorate since December 2017. An additional 50,000 people have arrived from Eastern Ghouta since mid-March, stretching scarce resources further.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-04-26T14:04:33.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-26T14:04:33.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
971220
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
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 results they have had in the UN Security Council and the International Syria Support Group in advocating for the protection of civilians in Idlib and for an agreement to allow humanitarian agencies access to deliver urgent aid to civilians. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
unstar this property uin HL10218 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>In the past two weeks the UN Security Council has held four sessions focused on Syria, where the UK has joined with other countries in calling on the Syrian regime and its backers, Russia and Iran, to uphold the de-escalation arrangements they have previously agreed in Idlib, and to respect international humanitarian law. We have expressed our support for the UN’s contingency planning, including ensuring it is fully funded: the UK has committed £42 million in new funding, and is urgently considering how further funding could be mobilised. We have also made clear that we will respond swiftly and appropriately if the Asad regime repeats its appalling use of chemical weapons.</p><p> </p><p>In January, we supported and lobbied for UNSCR 2393, which provides for humanitarian aid to be delivered cross-border into Syria. This has enabled our partners to provide approximately 572,000 people with access to clean drinking water, immunise 95,000 children under five, provide 500,000 medical consultations, provide safe spaces for over 29,000 women and girls, distribute over 23,000 food rations and support over 2,300 health facilities across Idlib governorate in 2018 so far. The UK also joined our close partners in mobilising the Security Council to demand a ceasefire across the whole of Syria and the immediate delivery of emergency aid to all those in need through UN Security Council Resolution 2401, which was unanimously adopted on 24 February.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to play an active role in the International Syria Support Group, where we routinely push issues of protection and access. Together with other countries, the UK has strongly advocated to focus targeting aid on those most in need, which led to a review of the prioritisation of the UN response plan for Syria. As a result, the $1.8 billion plan is now more focused on immediate humanitarian needs and the most vulnerable, including within Idilib.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-09-18T11:37:34.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T11:37:34.013Z
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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 The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation he has made to the United Nations on lifting the siege in Eastern Ghouta. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text The UK continues to demand full and sustained humanitarian access to besieged communities in Syria, including Eastern Ghouta, at every opportunity including at the UN. The UK strongly condemns the recent attacks and continued siege of Eastern Ghouta where, due to the Syrian regime’s obstruction of aid deliveries and medical evacuations, as well as the increased aerial bombardments by pro-regime forces, the humanitarian situation has rapidly deteriorated over the last three months. UK officials raised our concerns regarding Eastern Ghouta at the weekly International Syria Support Group Humanitarian and Ceasefire Taskforces in Geneva on 14 December, as did the UK’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York at the humanitarian briefing to the UN Security Council on 19 December. I issued a statement on 14 December calling for all parties to the conflict to facilitate humanitarian access, allow for emergency medical evacuations and take all feasible measures to protect civilians, as required under international humanitarian law.​
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T14:39:10.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T14:39:10.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Lake more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Afrin district, northern Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
unstar this property uin 124305 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>We are closely following developments in Afrin in north-western Syria. The Foreign Secretary and I have been in contact with Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu to discuss the Turkish operation in Afrin. We recognise Turkey's legitimate interest in the security of its borders. We have urged them to avoid any escalation in violence and to seek to protect civilians. It remains in our shared interest to focus on achieving a political settlement that ends the war and suffering, and provides stability for all Syrians and the wider region.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T16:07:01.69Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:07:01.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
837573
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Russia, (b) Turkey, (c) Iran and (d) the US on encouraging the de-escalation of fighting in the Idleb governorate in Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Dan Carden more like this
unstar this property uin 126692 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK strongly condemns the recent escalation of airstrikes and violence in Idleb governorate, where multiple and sustained airstrikes by pro-regime forces have killed scores of civilians. We are appalled by reports of airstrikes by pro-regime forces indiscriminately targeting medical facilities in the area and reports of use of chemical weapons. We are gravely concerned that the intensification of hostilities has reportedly displaced approximately 270,000 people within Idleb since 15 December 2017. UK officials raised our concerns regarding the situation at the weekly International Syria Support Group Humanitarian and Ceasefire Taskforces in Geneva, of which Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United States are all members, on 1 February. The UK’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York also raised our concerns in the UN Security Council on 5 February. I issued statements on 16 January and 2 February calling for these attacks to stop and for the Asad regime to allow immediate, safe and unhindered access for humanitarian assistance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>​</p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-08T15:30:48.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-08T15:30:48.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Carden more like this
845697
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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the political and humanitarian situation in eastern Ghouta, Syria does not further escalate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
unstar this property uin 128669 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-28more like thismore than 2018-02-28
star this property answer text <p>​As I said in a statement on 20 February, the situation on the ground in Syria, particularly in Eastern Ghouta, is dire. We have called on the regime and its backers to cease their campaign of violence, to protect civilians and allow rapid and unhindered humanitarian access. We have raised our concerns at the International Syria Support Group and in the UN Security Council. As the UN has, we call on all parties to protect civilians and allow for safe, sustained and unimpeded access to all those in need in Syria. We also supported UN Security Council resolution 2401, unanimously adopted on 24 February which calls for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for delivery of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations which are urgently needed across Syria, but particularly in Eastern Ghouta. Those with influence over the regime must now ensure the ceasefire is implemented in full.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-28T18:27:08.537Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-28T18:27:08.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
845745
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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the civil war in Syria on civilians in Idlib and Ghouta. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
unstar this property uin 128717 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
star this property answer text <p>​An estimated 400,000 people (including 200,000 children) trapped in Eastern Ghouta are suffering from indiscriminate airstrikes and artillery shelling which, as well as destroying many homes, have struck schools and medical facilities. Over 700 people are reported to remain in need of urgent medical treatment. Over 2.5 million people live in the Idlib area, including over 1.1 million Internally Displaced People. Intensification of hostilities has displaced approximately 270,000 people within Idlib since 15 December 2017. Already this year the UN report at least nine attacks on medical facilities, in some cases hospitals which were treating casualties wounded in attacks on other medical facilities were then struck. We call on the regime to end these attacks and allow full humanitarian access.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-23T14:22:09.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T14:22:09.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
845768
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star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will make urgent representations to the (a) Government of Russia and (b) UN on reports of the recent escalation in bombardment of civilians in Eastern Ghouta. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hall Green more like this
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Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
unstar this property uin 128740 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK works closely with the UN on all aspects of Syria policy and has discussed the situation on the ground, including the situation in Eastern Ghouta, with UN representatives regularly. We also raise the situation on the ground at every opportunity with Russian interlocutors through our Embassy in Moscow, discussions in the UN Security Council and the International Syria Support Group Task Forces in Geneva. We have raised the the appalling situation in Eastern Ghouta with urgency will continue to call on Russia to use its influence to stop these atrocities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-23T14:27:11.8Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T14:27:11.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Roger Godsiff more like this
845796
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star 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 Syria: Armed Conflict remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support (a) YPG and (b) Kurdish forces to combat Daesh in Syria in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
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Chris Stephens more like this
unstar this property uin 128768 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-23more like thismore than 2018-02-23
star this property answer text <p>​As part of the Global Coalition, the UK has provided military support to the Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight against Daesh. This has taken the form of air strikes to support the campaign to liberate Raqqa and other areas of Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2018-02-23T14:30:06.103Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-23T14:30:06.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this