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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Elections 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 support they are providing to (1) protect civil society, (2) uphold freedom of expression, and (3) guarantee security for all candidates and voters in the forthcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11224 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The British Government regularly calls for credible elections to take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, met with Foreign Minister She Okitundu in September and encouraged the DRC Government to ensure elections go ahead. The Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, also met with Okitundu last month and highlighted the importance of allowing international election observers, in order to build transparency and trust in the electoral process. Since 2015, the UK has spent £6.8 million on increasing accountability and transparency around the elections. We have provided funding for national observation through the Justice and Peace Committee. The UK has funded a Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) report into the Electronic Voting Machines and the WFD provided a list of recommendations to CENI. The British Government will continue to call for independent observation for the December 2018 elections.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL11189 more like this
HL11190 more like this
HL11191 more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T12:14:36.957Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T12:14:36.957Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1002207
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asia Bibi 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 Pakistan about securing the safety of Asia Bibi, and all those associated with her and her trial, following her acquittal by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 31 October. more like this
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property uin HL11228 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>​As the Prime Minister has said, Asia Bibi's acquittal is very welcome news to her family and those who have campaigned in Pakistan and around the world for her release.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) and the protection of minority religious communities, with the Pakistani Government at a senior level. The Minister for Asia and the Pacific raised discrimination against religious minorities with the Ministry of Human Rights during his visit to Pakistan in November 2017. I discussed the treatment of minority religious communities with Pakistan's Human Rights Minister, Dr Shireen Mazari, in September 2018.</p><p>We will continue to press the new Government of Pakistan to adhere to its international obligations and uphold the rule of law.</p><p>Due to the sensitivity of Asia Bibi's situation it would be inappropriate to comment in detail. The long-term safety of Asia Bibi and her family remains utmost in our considerations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T14:18:00.31Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T14:18:00.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
1002231
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gaza: Travel Restrictions 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 reply, if any, they received to their representations to the government of Israel about the refusal of access to Gaza for British medical consultants, and the related deaths of patients in Gaza who were forbidden to travel to Jerusalem for appointments. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11252 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to advise against all travel to Gaza (including the waters off Gaza) and we are not able to support individuals applying for entry or exit permits for Gaza. The Government recognises the need for major international organisations to carry out humanitarian and reconstruction work on the ground in Gaza. Medical staff should co-ordinate their entry to and exit from Gaza with those organisations. Israeli restrictions severely restrict the movement of medical professionals and patients in Gaza, hampering the provision of quality health services, as well as the pursuit of studies, continuing education and specialized training for medical professionals. Our Embassy in Israel regularly raises the matter of medical permits with the Israeli authorities.</p><p>We regularly raise issues relating to medical facilities and personnel with the Israeli authorities. We have stressed the need for safe and unimpeded passage for medical personnel. In particular we raise our concerns about medical facilities in Gaza, and medical permits, with the office for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). Our Ambassador to Israel discussed Gaza with COGAT on 17 September. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised our concerns about the targeting of health workers with COGAT on 23 August.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:37:24.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:37:24.457Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1002232
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israel: Bedouin more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the government of Israel about the Palestinian village of Abu Nuwar which is threatened with demolition; and if so, with what result. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11253 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>​The Government has repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in demolitions of Palestinian properties in Area C of the West Bank, and in East Jerusalem. In all but the most exceptional circumstances, demolitions are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. The practice causes unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians and is harmful to the peace process. We call on the Israeli authorities to cease the policy of demolitions and provide a transparent route to construction for Palestinians in Area C.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:53:17.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:53:17.567Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1002233
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements: Hebron more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel about the proposed new flats for settlers in Hebron, on the site of a former Palestinian market, announced by the Israeli defence minister on 1 November. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11254 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>In October 2017, the previous Foreign Secretary issued a statement expressing concern about the approval of 31 construction permits in Hebron for the first time in 15 years. The Government continues to raise concerns on settlements with the Israeli authorities. Settlements are illegal under international law, present an obstacle to peace, and threaten the physical viability of a two-state solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:37:41.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:37:41.463Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1002240
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Nuclear Weapons more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that rules introduced by Additional Protocol 1 to the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 apply only to conventional weapons, without prejudice to any other rules of international law applicable to other types of weapons, and in particular do not regulate or prohibit the use of nuclear weapons. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL11261 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>​The position of the United Kingdom remains that the rules introduced by the Protocol apply exclusively to conventional weapons without prejudice to any other rules of international law applicable to other types of weapons. In particular, the rules so introduced do not have any effect on and do not regulate or prohibit the use of nuclear weapons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T12:10:39.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T12:10:39.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1002245
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Jamal Khashoggi 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, further to their joint statement with France and Germany issued on 21 October condemning the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and seeking urgent clarification into the circumstances surrounding his death, whether they have discussed the possibility of the expulsion of Saudi Arabian diplomats from the UK, France and Germany. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11266 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>There remains an urgent need to establish exactly what happened on 2 October. The actions Britain and our allies take will depend on the credibility of the final explanation given by Saudi Arabia and on our confidence that such an appalling episode will not be repeated. We have vital national security and prosperity interests in maintaining and developing our relationship with Saudi Arabia, including how we work together to tackle regional threats.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.51Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:41:16.51Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1002246
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Afghanistan: Armed Conflict more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking part in the US’s strategic review of the situation in Afghanistan; and whether any progress has been made in ending Afghanistan’s war since the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan report in July that civilian deaths in Afghanistan for the first six months of 2018 were at a record high. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11267 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government is committed to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process. Civilian casualties are a tragic result of the ongoing insurgency and of terrorist attacks, including by ISKP. We continue to urge all sides to take all measures possible to avoid civilian casualties. It is vital that the lives of civilians must be protected. A political solution is the only way to achieve lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region. The Afghan Government has shown an impressive commitment to peace. It is time for the Taleban's leaders to show true courage and true leadership and work for peace.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T14:49:20.85Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:49:20.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1002247
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Conflict Resolution 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 in which countries UK diplomacy is playing a leading mediating, conflict resolution or peace-building role. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11268 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>UK diplomacy plays a leading role in addressing a number of conflict situations around the world. For example, we have for several years led the international response to the situation in Somalia; we have played an active role in the Troika (together with the United States and Norway) to address the conflict in South Sudan; we have given important support to the Cyprus negotiations as one of the Guarantor Powers; and we recently co-hosted a high level event in New York focusing on ending the Rohingya crisis in Burma.</p><p>As a permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), the UK often leads discussions on a range of conflict and post-conflict situations, including the UN strategy to combat the Lord's Resistance Army in Central Africa; implementation of the peace process in Colombia; resolving post-1991 legacy issues relating to Iraq; as well as the situations in Libya, Sudan and Yemen. In addition the UK plays a leading role in the UNSC on Peacekeeping (particularly reform issues), the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, and Women Peace and Security, in particular on women's participation and protection in peace processes. The UK's own domestic experience of conflict resolution and mediation enables it to provide valuable support and insights in the furtherance of inclusive peace processes around the world.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T12:13:54.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T12:13:54.65Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
1002248
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading China: Religious Freedom 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 when they last raised concerns over the treatment of the Uighur Muslim population with the government of China. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL11269 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the human rights situation in Xinjiang and reports of the Chinese Government’s deepening crackdown; including credible reports of re-education camps and widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at ethnic minorities.</p><p>During China’s Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council on 6 November the UK made a statement which described our concern about the treatment of ethnic minorities in China, including Uyghurs. We also issued a specific recommendation, calling on China to implement the recommendations by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Xinjiang, and to allow the UN to monitor the implementation. In addition, we raised our concerns about Xinjiang in our Item 4 statement at the September UN Human Rights Council, and we supported the statement of 26 October by the European External Action Service highlighting concerns about Xinjiang.</p><p>I raised our concerns about Xinjiang with Vice Minister Guo Yezhou during my visit to China on 22 July 2018. The Foreign Secretary also raised our concerns about the region with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his visit to China on 30 July 2018.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T14:48:30.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T14:48:30.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this