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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 more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star 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 more like this
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
unstar this property uin HL586 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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott 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 more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star 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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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 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
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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>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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
1167112
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Malnutrition more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 assessment he has made of the effect of malnutrition on the (a) health, (b) resilience and (c) economic potential of populations in fragile and conflict-affected states. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Malnutrition puts children and mothers at greater risk of getting sick and dying. It also stops children learning properly and results in them earning significantly less as adults. This has devastating effects on health, resilience, and economic potential, particularly in fragile and conflict-affected states where malnutriton remains persistently high. We have therefore announced that the UK will step up its efforts to end the preventable deaths of mothers, new-borns, and children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:29:02.457Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:29:02.457Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1167111
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Nutrition more like this
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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 his Department is taking to integrate nutrition objectives into its resilience building programmes in fragile and conflict affected states. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
unstar this property uin 7215 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of all child mortality and so effective prevention and treatment of malnutrition is critical for ending preventable deaths – a priority for the UK government as announced recently.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015 DFID has reached 60.3 million women, adolescent girls and children with nutrition-related services, including in fragile and conflict affected states such as Somalia, Myanmar, and Yemen, and among refugee populations in Uganda and Bangladesh.</p><p> </p><p>This includes supporting life-saving treatment for children with acute malnutrition, targeted nutrition support for pregnant and breastfeeding women and investments to monitor the severity of malnutrition to enable earlier action to prevent people dying of this preventable condition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:28:52.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:28:52.577Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1167110
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa and Asia: Malnutrition more like this
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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 plans his Department has to introduce programmes to tackle malnutrition in refugee children in (a) Asia and (b) Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Gorton more like this
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Afzal Khan more like this
unstar this property uin 7214 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK is committed to supporting refugees and we remain at the forefront of responding to refugee crises. From Uganda and Ethiopia to Bangladesh, UK support is tackling malnutrition in tens of thousands of refugee children and young people around the world.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015 DFID has reached 60.3 million people with nutrition services in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, Somalia, Myanmar, Ethiopia and Yemen. This includes supporting life-saving treatment for children with acute malnutrition, targeted nutrition support for pregnant and breastfeeding women and investments to monitor the severity of malnutrition to enable earlier action to prevent people dying of this preventable condition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:28:41.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:28:41.817Z
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1466
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4671
star this property label Biography information for Afzal Khan more like this
1167076
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Conflict: Older People more like this
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 steps his Department is taking to support older people in conflict zones throughout the world. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises that older people experience a range of complex barriers to access and are often excluded from humanitarian responses, including those conducted in conflict zones. The UK is firmly committed to ensuring aid reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable, including older people, in conflict and humanitarian crises.</p><p>Without high quality disaggregated data, designing and delivering effective programmes and responses that are inclusive of older people is almost impossible. That’s why DFID was one of the first organisations to adopt the Inclusive Data Charter. In March 2019, we published an <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/leaving-no-one-behind-our-promise/inclusive-data-charter-action-plan#inclusive-data-charter" target="_blank">Action Plan</a> laying out the next steps we will take to better understand the situation of the poorest and most marginalised in all contexts and make decisions that positively impact the lives of people at all ages.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:27:44.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:27:44.873Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4090
star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
1167017
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: International Men's Day more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
unstar this property uin 7096 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>No one should suffer unfair treatment because of their gender. Every year International Men’s Day offers an opportunity to highlight how outcomes for men and boys can be improved and to talk about some of the important work going on every day across Government to do this.</p><p> </p><p>Gender equality is a top development priority, and a top priority for the UK – but it will not be achieved without engaging men and boys. Too often men and boys are invisible in work towards gender equality, or portrayed as perpetrators, when they can be powerful advocates for positive change and survivors of violence themselves.</p><p> </p><p>DFID recognises that harmful social norms are the root cause of many of the challenges faced by girls and women, boys and men. In Pakistan, DFID programming saw levels of corporal punishment experienced by boys decrease by 26%. There were also improvements in gender-equitable attitudes and depression, and reduced reports of witnessing domestic violence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:27:29.4Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:27:29.4Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Philip Davies 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 more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star 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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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 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
unstar this property uin HL531 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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
1167818
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star this property date less than 2019-11-01more like thismore than 2019-11-01
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Honours more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of staff in his Department in receipt of each category of Honour in (a) December 2018 and (b) June 2019 were (i) from ethnic minority backgrounds and (ii) female aged (A) under 30, (B) 31 to 40, (C) 41 to 50 and (D) aged over 50. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
unstar this property uin 8603 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that the honours system is fully representative of UK society. The proportion of women and people from ethnic minorities receiving recognition on each honours list is available on <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>, as is a breakdown of ethnicities of recipients on the Ethnicity Facts and Figures website at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/honours-recipients-by-ethnicity</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Information on ages is not correlated with other diversity factors. We also publish the proportion of honours by independent committee on GOV.UK. The numbers of honours recipients in the Department for International Development are very small and vary from year to year. Releasing the requested data would identify the individuals and they have given permission for their data to be used for statistical purposes only.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T16:45:10.763Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T16:45:10.763Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this
1167074
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Older People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 his Department is taking to ensure that older women and men are supported and empowered and that their rights are protected as part of the Government's commitment to the Leave no one behind principle. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Woking more like this
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Mr Jonathan Lord more like this
unstar this property uin 7139 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>DFID believes that no one should face the indignity of extreme, absolute, chronic poverty, and as part of our commitment to <em>Leave No One Behind</em>, we will put the needs of the most excluded first. This means challenging the social barriers that deny people opportunity and limit their potential. Older people can experience a range of complex barriers and face multiple exclusions. They are more likely than any other age group to have disabilities.</p><p> </p><p>Social protection mechanisms can play a crucial part in supporting the economic empowerment of older people. For example, the UK has been proud to partner with the Government of Uganda over the last 10 years to deliver a Senior Citizen Grant. The programme currently supports 168,340 older people each year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T13:40:56.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T13:40:56.033Z
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4044
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jonathan Lord more like this