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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Multinational Companies 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will tackle the issue of China's (a) pressuring British Airways and other airlines to use its nomenclature for Taiwan on their websites and (b) interfering in other ways in the free operations of international business. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 159579 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 2018-07-10more like thismore than 2018-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government’s long-standing policy on Taiwan has not changed. The British Government refers to Taiwan as simply “Taiwan” and, when included in a list of places, does so under an inclusive heading, such as “country/territory” or “world locations”. When guidance has been sought from HMG on the terminology to use, we have been clear about the British Government’s terminology for Taiwan.</p><p>Private companies and organisations should be able to decide the terminology that they use to list destinations. UK companies should not be placed under political pressure to make changes. FCO Officials have registered our concern with the Chinese Government on this point.</p><p>​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-07-10T16:31:44.343Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-10T16:31:44.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: British American Tobacco 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has given assistance to British American Tobacco in its challenge to the claim for unpaid VAT brought against it by the Government of Bangladesh; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 105750 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 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government continues to engage with the Government of Bangladesh over what is, in our view, discriminatory action against a British company. Guidance was issued in December 2013 to assist compliance with the World Health Organisation’s Frame​work Convention on Tobacco Control and we have observed the guidelines for support to the tobacco industry at all times.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T15:44:53.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T15:44:53.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4005
unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
536467
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Religious Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the government of Bangladesh on tackling levels of violence against minority Hindu communities in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 42822 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 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is extremely concerned by the increase in extremist-related violence against a number of minority groups including Hindus in Bangladesh since September 2015. The former Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) most recently talked to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh about countering extremism in the margins of the G7 meeting in Japan on 27 May. The former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire) raised this with Foreign Minister Ali on 5 July. The British High Commissioner regularly discusses these issues with Bangladesh government ministers.</p><p>We welcome Prime Minister Hasina’s “zero tolerance” approach towards terrorism, but this must be implemented in a way that fully respects the international rights standards that Bangladesh has signed up to and which, as a member of both the Commonwealth and the UN Human Rights Council, it has pledged to uphold.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 42823 more like this
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less than 2016-07-22T13:54:15.473Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T13:54:15.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4005
unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
536468
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Religious Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the government of Bangladesh to put perpetrators of violence against religious minorities on trial as soon as possible. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 42823 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 2016-07-22more like thismore than 2016-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is extremely concerned by the increase in extremist-related violence against a number of minority groups including Hindus in Bangladesh since September 2015. The former Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) most recently talked to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh about countering extremism in the margins of the G7 meeting in Japan on 27 May. The former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire) raised this with Foreign Minister Ali on 5 July. The British High Commissioner regularly discusses these issues with Bangladesh government ministers.</p><p>We welcome Prime Minister Hasina’s “zero tolerance” approach towards terrorism, but this must be implemented in a way that fully respects the international rights standards that Bangladesh has signed up to and which, as a member of both the Commonwealth and the UN Human Rights Council, it has pledged to uphold.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 42822 more like this
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less than 2016-07-22T13:54:15.55Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-22T13:54:15.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4005
unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Religious Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Bangladesh on tackling increasing levels of violence against minority Hindu communities in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 43157 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 2016-07-26more like thismore than 2016-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is extremely concerned by the increase in extremist-related violence against a number of minority groups including Hindus in Bangladesh since September 2015. The former Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) most recently talked to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh about countering extremism in the margins of the G7 meeting in Japan on 27 May. The former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire) raised this with Foreign Minister Ali on 5 July. The British High Commissioner regularly discusses these issues with Bangladesh government ministers. We welcome Prime Minister Hasina’s “zero tolerance” approach towards terrorism, but this must be implemented in a way that fully respects the international rights standards that Bangladesh has signed up to and which, as a member of both the Commonwealth and the UN Human Rights Council, it has pledged to uphold.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-26T15:11:01.663Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-26T15:11:01.663Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4005
unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
539562
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-18more like thismore than 2016-07-18
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bangladesh: Religious Freedom 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will take steps to encourage the government of Bangladesh to put the perpetrators of violence against religious minorities in the region on trial as soon as possible. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 43156 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 2016-07-26more like thismore than 2016-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is extremely concerned by the increase in extremist-related violence against a number of minority groups including Hindus in Bangladesh since September 2015. The former Prime Minister, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) most recently talked to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh about countering extremism in the margins of the G7 meeting in Japan on 27 May. The former Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Mr Swire) raised this with Foreign Minister Ali on 5 July. The British High Commissioner regularly discusses these issues with Bangladesh government ministers. We welcome Prime Minister Hasina’s “zero tolerance” approach towards terrorism, but this must be implemented in a way that fully respects the international rights standards that Bangladesh has signed up to and which, as a member of both the Commonwealth and the UN Human Rights Council, it has pledged to uphold.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2016-07-26T14:59:42.09Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-26T14:59:42.09Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4005
unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: Politics and Government 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, what assessment he has made of the charges which have been brought against Benny Tai, Dr Chan Kin-min, Reverend Chu Yiu-ming and eight other leaders of the Occupy Movement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 133713 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 2018-03-28more like thismore than 2018-03-28
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary confirmed in the foreword to the most recent Six Monthly Report to Parliament: &quot;The rule of law and independence of the judiciary is the foundation on which Hong Kong's success and prosperity is built. This reporting period has seen a large number of cases related to the political system come before Hong Kong's courts, including the disqualification of a further four legislators. The judiciary in Hong Kong remains in high esteem. It will be vital that the Hong Kong SAR Government is seen to use the system of justice fairly in all cases&quot;.</p><p>We shall not comment on ongoing specific, legal proceedings, which are a matter for the Hong Kong Courts.</p><p>However, we raised our concerns about the timing of a number of arrests of pro-democracy Occupy Movement activists with the Hong Kong Department of Justice in April 2017, and issued a statement in August 2017 following the sentencing of student pro-democracy activists.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-03-28T12:44:20.67Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T12:44:20.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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4005
unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
765261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service: Tobacco 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what training or information has been provided to UK diplomatic posts on the revised guidelines for overseas posts on support to the tobacco industry since those guidelines were published in December 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 105760 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 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government has standing instructions to all diplomatic staff to follow the revised December 2013 guidelines on interactions with tobacco companies. We remind staff at diplomatic posts of these guidelines and their implications for our work overseas annually, most recently in May 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T15:46:43.353Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T15:46:43.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Diplomatic Service: Tobacco 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many representations UK diplomatic posts have made to overseas governments on behalf of tobacco companies since the revised guidelines for overseas posts on support to the tobacco industry were published in December 2013; and on what issues and with which Governments those representations were made. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 105761 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 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government has standing instructions to all diplomatic staff to follow the revised December 2013 guidelines on interactions with tobacco companies. In line with this guidance, assistance may be offered to counter discriminatory practices. The Government does not catalogue the representations it makes on behalf of companies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T15:48:15.92Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T15:48:15.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: National Anthems 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the change to the national anthem law in Hong Kong on the operation of British businesses; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow East remove filter
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Bob Blackman more like this
star this property uin 134141 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 2018-04-05more like thismore than 2018-04-05
star this property answer text <p>It is vital that Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms are respected, including when new legislation is being considered. We therefore welcome the Hong Kong Government’s commitment to carefully consider the views of the public and members of the Legislative Council during this legislative process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Cities of London and Westminster more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Field more like this
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less than 2018-04-05T15:25:04.1Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-05T15:25:04.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Field more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this