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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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 Egypt remove filter
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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 is their estimate of the short-, medium- and long-term consequences for the stability and security of the region of alleged human rights abuses and failings in the rule of law in Egypt under President al-Sisi. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The UK believes that progress on the economy, democracy and human rights are essential for security and stability in Egypt. We do not under-estimate the threat Egypt and the region face from terrorism and violent extremism, and we are committed to deepening our partnership with Egypt to defeat terrorist violence. But this must be done within a framework of respect for human rights.</p><p>We urge the Egyptian authorities to apply the rule of law consistently in line with international standards, and to implement the rights contained in Egypt’s constitution by protecting the right to freedom of expression and association. In recent months, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have asked the Egyptian authorities to take action to release journalists and political detainees who remain imprisoned; to review mass judicial decisions; and to remove restrictions on civil society.</p><p>During the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review in November 2014, we expressed our concern at the number of detainees in pre-trial detention; reports of mistreatment or torture; use of mass trials and trial irregularities; retention of the death penalty; and restrictions on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Assembly as well as the decreasing space for civil society and the media to operate.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:18:30.463Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:18:30.463Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
385179
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star this property date less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Egypt remove filter
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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 representations they are making to the government of Egypt in the light of the reporting by Human Rights Watch about human rights abuses under President al-Sisi. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>We raise our human rights concerns regularly with the Egyptian government, including some of the issues highlighted by Human Rights Watch. On 17 May, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), raised the death sentence for former President Morsi with the Egyptian Ambassador in London.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to believe that stability and prosperity in Egypt is dependent on open and inclusive politics and on full respect for the rights contained in the Egyptian constitution. That is why in recent months Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have asked the Egyptian authorities to take action to release journalists and political detainees who remain imprisoned, to review mass judicial decisions, and to remove restrictions on civil society.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:12:19.263Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:12:19.263Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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1660
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
228715
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star this property date less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
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Department for International Development more like this
star 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 Egypt remove filter
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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 assistance has been provided by the Department for International Development to Egypt in each of the last five years; and what is planned for the current year and two following years. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>Since 2011 DFID has provided assistance to Egypt through the regional £125 million Arab Partnership Economic Facility (APEF), which supports economic reform and development in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Morocco and Libya. Examples of DFID support in Egypt include technical assistance for the passing of a new micro-finance law and the development of a new poverty database; the provision of capacity building support and access to finance for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises; and a rights and skills programme for female-headed households.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Many of the regional APEF projects will continue in 2015/16 and support will also be provided through the cross-government Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The programme of CSSF assistance for Egypt in 2015/16 is currently being developed; future funding is still to be considered.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T17:35:02.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:35:02.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
223431
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star this property date less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Egypt remove filter
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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 representations they have made to the government of Egypt about breaches of civil and human rights in Egypt. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL5184 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is committed to supporting the Egyptian people’s aspiration for a full and functioning democracy. We continue to believe that stability and prosperity in Egypt is dependent on open and inclusive politics and on full respect for the rights contained in the Egyptian constitution. That is why in recent months Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have asked the Egyptian authorities to take action to release journalists and political detainees who remain imprisoned, to review mass judicial decisions, and to remove restrictions on civil society.</p><p>I personally raised human rights concerns with Egyptian Deputy Assistant Minister for Human Rights, Dr Mahy Abdel Latif on 14 January. We discussed the importance of women’s rights and the case of the imprisoned international journalists, who have since been deported or released pending a retrial. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), raised the need for political reform during his visit to Egypt on 13-15 January. He stressed the importance of upholding the fundamental human rights guaranteed in the Egyptian constitution.</p><p> </p><p>Along with discussing human rights in our conversations with the Egyptian government, at the UN’s Universal Periodic Review of Egypt’s human rights situation on 5 November 2014, the UK made recommendations focussing on the ability of civil society to operate freely and the protection of women’s rights.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T15:14:17.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T15:14:17.043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns 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 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Egypt remove filter
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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 representations they have made to the government of Egypt about unarmed and non-violent civilians reportedly killed by police and the military in Egypt since July 2013; what replies, if any, they have received; and in particular what assurances they have received that such deaths will be independently investigated and prevented in future. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4680 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Since July 2013 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have issued several press statements condemning the use of violence against protesters and calling on the security forces to act with restraint. Ministers have also made regular representations to the Egyptian government to state our concerns. Most recently, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), issued a press statement on 26 January expressing concern at the use of deadly force by the police against demonstrators in Egypt. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), also raised his concerns directly with the Egyptian Foreign Minister and pressed for an independent investigation into the deaths of Shaimaa El-Sabbagh and other demonstrators. President al-Sisi has publicly offered his condolences to Shaimaa El-Sabbagh’s family, and the Minister of the Interior announced that an investigation is underway.</p><p>We look forward to the publication of the full report of the Fact-Finding Committee investigation into the events of 30 June 2013. We have stressed that this report must be comprehensive, independent and lead to accountability for the deaths of protestors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:26:31.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:26:31.69Z
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3474
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Egypt remove filter
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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 representations they have made to the government of Egypt concerning its reported plans for the forced eviction and demolition of homes of the population of Rafah. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL4646 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-11more like thismore than 2015-02-11
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of the extension of the buffer zone in North Sinai and are concerned by reports of the effect of this on the civilian population. We have raised on a number of occasions with the Government of Egypt the need for a human rights compliant approach to countering terrorism in this area, which addresses socioeconomic development as well as security needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-11T14:01:13.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-11T14:01:13.91Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Egypt remove filter
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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 representations they are making to the government of Egypt, following the release of Peter Greste, on behalf of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL4586 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), make regular representations to the Egyptian government to press them to take further action to ensure the release of other journalists from prison, to release political detainees and to relax restrictions on civil society. The Foreign Secretary made a press statement on 2 February welcoming the release of Peter Greste but stating his concern that Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed remain in detention. He called on the Egyptian authorities to review their cases and the sentences of those tried in absentia as a matter of urgency.</p><p>We continue to believe that stability and prosperity in Egypt is dependent on open and inclusive politics and on full respect for the rights contained in the Egyptian constitution.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:22:35.58Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:22:35.58Z
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3474
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
175872
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Egypt remove filter
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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 discussions they have had with the government of Egypt regarding the progress of investigations in that country conducted into alleged cases of sexual and gender-based violence, including female genital mutilation. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL4452 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
star this property answer text <p>Our Embassy in Cairo continues to monitor alleged cases of sexual and gender-based violence. In 2014 the UK sponsored a delegation of Ministry of Justice officials to meet UK counterparts and discuss issues of gender-based violence. We welcome the provisions for the protection of women’s rights in the new constitution adopted in January 2014, and the June 2014 law criminalising sexual harassment for the first time. The new law has led to several convictions. In addition, on 26 January, an Egyptian doctor was convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after an illegal female genital mutilation procedure. We continue to discuss the issue of gender-based violence with the Government of Egypt.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-04T14:10:26.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T14:10:26.087Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
175871
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 Egypt remove filter
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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 discussions they have had with the government of Egypt regarding the criminalisation of all forms of violence against women and girls in that country by introducing legal provisions consistent with international law and standards. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL4451 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the provisions for the protection of women’s rights in the new constitution adopted in January 2014, and the June 2014 law criminalising sexual harassment for the first time.</p><p>We continue to discuss the issue of gender-based violence with the Government of Egypt. In 2014 the UK sponsored a delegation of Ministry of Justice officials to meet UK counterparts and discuss issues of gender-based violence. These discussions helped inform drafting of the new Egyptian law. On 5 November Egypt underwent its second review under the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), during which the UK recommended completion of the National Strategy on Violence Against Women with a clear and credible implementation plan, and that Egypt invite the Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women to visit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-04T14:09:44.037Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T14:09:44.037Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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
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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 representations they have made to the government of Egypt on behalf of Mohammed Hegazy. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL3910 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
star this property answer text <p>We are concerned about the case of Mr Mohammed Hegazy, who converted to Christianity in 1998. We raised Mr Hegazy’s case at official level with the Egyptian Embassy in London on 7 January.</p><p>We deplore all discrimination against religious minorities and constraints on their freedom to practise their faith. The Government of Egypt has clearly stated its commitment to protecting the rights of minorities and of the need for religious tolerance, and the Egyptian constitution contains protection for freedom of religious belief. It is important that these rights are respected.</p><p>In September our Ambassador to Egypt called on the Patriarch of Alexandria, and officials from our embassy in Cairo recently met members of the Coptic Christian community to discuss the challenges they face.</p><p>The British Government will continue to raise concerns about such cases with the Egyptian authorities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-01-15T14:11:40.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-15T14:11:40.91Z
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3474
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this