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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Israel: Refugees 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 Israeli counterpart on recognition of the plight of Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Richmond Park more like this
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Zac Goldsmith more like this
star this property uin 272225 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>​I am yet to discuss this matter with my Israeli counterpart. The history of Jewish migration and displacement in the region is highly complex and cannot be ignored. We acknowledge that the Jewish community has experienced unacceptable suffering. We continue to support the aspiration for a Jewish homeland in the modern state of Israel, just as we support the objective of a viable and sovereign Palestinian state. A peaceful future for the Middle East depends on a peace agreement that offers fair restitution for both sides, and a willingness on the part of all countries in the region to respect the rights of minorities and build inclusive societies which enshrine and uphold those rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:31:03.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:31:03.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Zac Goldsmith more like this
1136323
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading China: 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 representations the Government has made to the Government of the People's Republic of China on the treatment of (a) Christian and (b) Muslim minority communities in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 272262 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned about the persecution of Christians, Muslims and others on the grounds of their religion or belief in China. The freedom to practise, change or share ones faith or belief without discrimination or violent opposition is a human right that all people should enjoy.</p><p> </p><p>Accordingly, at the 40<sup>th</sup> UN Human Rights Council in March 2019, during his opening address on 25 February, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad raised concerns about restrictions on freedom of religion and belief in China including on Muslims in Xinjiang and Christians across China. We also co-sponsored a side event on “Protecting the fundamental freedoms in Xinjiang” in March 2019, which helped to raise awareness of the situation among the international community. Lord Ahmad also set out the Government’s position when answering an Oral Question in the House of Lords on 4 April 2019. Further, we raised our concerns on freedom of religion and belief during China’s Universal Periodic Review in November 2018.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers and senior officials frequently raise human rights issues bilaterally with their Chinese counterparts. The Foreign Secretary highlighted our concerns on Xinjiang with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his most recent visit to China in July 2018. Our Embassy in Beijing regularly raises the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang and concerns about the pressures facing Christians directly with Chinese officials.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:18:01.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:18:01.867Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1141353
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Jerusalem: Demolition 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, whether he has made representations to his Israeli counterpart on the demolition of Palestinian buildings in the Sur Baher neighbourhood in East Jerusalem; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
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Wes Streeting more like this
star this property uin 281067 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>On 23 July, the UK alongside France, Germany and Spain, issued a statement condemning the demolition by Israel of Palestinian buildings in the district of Wadi al Hummus. On the same day, our Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) reiterated our concern at the UN Security Council Open Debate on the Middle East. In this specific case, the demolitions were particularly egregious as a number of the buildings were located in Areas A and B, under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority according to the Oslo Agreements. They set a dangerous precedent that directly jeopardises the two-state solution, which is why I raised our deep concern to the Israeli Ambassador to the UK on 24 July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T10:15:14.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T10:15:14.287Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4504
unstar this property label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1140911
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 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, if he will publish the transcripts of conversations between his Department and its Iranian counterpart on the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, referred to by the former Minister of State in his resignation letter of 22 July 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 280403 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not publish transcripts of discussions between Ministers or senior officials and their international counterparts.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T15:01:07.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T15:01:07.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1140912
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 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, on what date discussions between his Department and its Iranian counterpart on the possible release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe were brought to a halt. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 280404 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Since being made aware of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s detention in 2016, the Government has raised her case at the most senior levels of the Iranian Government and continues to do so; there has been no pause in this lobbying. Most recently, the former Foreign Secretary raised his concerns with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on 20 July. We urge Iran to unconditionally release Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe so she can be reunited with her family.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T15:03:01.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T15:03:01.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1140914
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 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, for what reasons the negotiations between the UK and Iran to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe were halted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 280406 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Since being made aware of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s detention in 2016, the Government has raised her case at the most senior levels of the Iranian Government and continues to do so; there has been no pause in this lobbying. Most recently, the former Foreign Secretary raised his concerns with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on 20 July. We urge Iran to unconditionally release Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe so she can be reunited with her family.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T15:04:06.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T15:04:06.983Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1147592
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 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, whether his Department recognises Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as a hostage of Iran as per the terms of the UN Hostages Convention. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 292968 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not consider that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's detention amounts to hostage-taking under the Hostages Convention 1979. In particular, the Convention expressly states that it does not apply to situations where the offence takes place wholly within a single State and in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State. We do not accept our nationals being used as diplomatic leverage and exercising diplomatic protection in Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe's case formally raised it to a State-to-State issue. We continue to raise her case at the most senior levels; most recently the Prime Minister raised his concerns with President Rouhani on 24 September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:03:46.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:03:46.873Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1147594
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners 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 criteria the Government uses to recognise someone as a state-held hostage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 292969 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In any individual case, the Government will look at all the circumstances concerned. This includes consideration of the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 1979. The Convention expressly addresses situations in which an individual commits the offence of hostage-taking; it does not define the circumstances in which a State could be responsible for hostage-taking. In considering whether or not someone is a hostage under the Convention, the UK will have regard to the definition of hostage-taking at Article 1 and the exemption for offences which take place wholly within a State in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State.</p><p>In considering what action to take to assist a British national overseas, the Government will always take into account any relevant international law obligations and UK policy. Our public guidance sets out that the UK can provide consular support to British nationals detained by foreign governments outside the UK including making early contact, notifying family and friends on request and offering information about the local legal system. The guidance makes clear that we cannot get people out of prison or detention, however we will consider approaching local authorities if an individual is not treated in line with internationally-accepted standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 293676 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1147750
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-02more like thismore than 2019-10-02
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners 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 obligations the Government has to protect UK citizens that are held hostage by a foreign government. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hampstead and Kilburn more like this
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Tulip Siddiq more like this
star this property uin 293676 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>In any individual case, the Government will look at all the circumstances concerned. This includes consideration of the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages 1979. The Convention expressly addresses situations in which an individual commits the offence of hostage-taking; it does not define the circumstances in which a State could be responsible for hostage-taking. In considering whether or not someone is a hostage under the Convention, the UK will have regard to the definition of hostage-taking at Article 1 and the exemption for offences which take place wholly within a State in which both the hostage and perpetrator are nationals of that State.</p><p>In considering what action to take to assist a British national overseas, the Government will always take into account any relevant international law obligations and UK policy. Our public guidance sets out that the UK can provide consular support to British nationals detained by foreign governments outside the UK including making early contact, notifying family and friends on request and offering information about the local legal system. The guidance makes clear that we cannot get people out of prison or detention, however we will consider approaching local authorities if an individual is not treated in line with internationally-accepted standards.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 292969 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T16:08:50.12Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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4518
unstar this property label Biography information for Tulip Siddiq more like this
1131005
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Lebanon: Refugees 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 representations his Department has made to the Government of Lebanon on the proposed destruction of Syrian refugees’ shelters in Arsal, Lebanon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Tommy Sheppard more like this
star this property uin 262409 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 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>We support refugees remaining in host countries in the region, and support host countries to accommodate them. As part of this, we are working in partnership with host countries to help them to expand job and education opportunities for refugees in a way that will enable them to better support themselves and give them skills for the future. We are also helping host countries to cope with the impact of refugees on local services.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T16:31:37.89Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T16:31:37.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tommy Sheppard more like this