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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Commonwealth: English Language more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps he is taking to improve English literacy throughout the Commonwealth. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford remove filter
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 911995 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>DFID is tackling the learning crisis by supporting children to learn the basics of literacy, including in Commonwealth countries.</p><p>We are investing in English language learning, for example through our new skills hub, which includes Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.</p><p>We also work directly to boost the quality of teaching in English, for example through the Girls’ Education Challenge.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T15:54:01.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:54:01.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1139851
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he has taken to support the British Overseas Territories tackle environment threats. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford remove filter
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 278435 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The annual contributions DFID makes to the national budgets of Montserrat, St Helena and Pitcairn (the Overseas Territories eligible for official development assistance (ODA)) which support the delivery of government services, includes funds for environmental protection.</p><p> </p><p>DFID contributed £500,000 each year from 2012-2015 to the Darwin Plus Initiative, a challenge fund created by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and DFID to support environmental protection. Since the 2015 Spending Review, all ODA spend for Darwin Plus has been managed by DEFRA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-23T14:09:19.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:09:19.82Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1137885
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Ghana: Diplomatic Relations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with Ghana. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford remove filter
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 275150 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>​The UK has a strong relationship with Ghana that is built on our Commonwealth ties, shared values, our people-to-people links and a common interest in promoting stability, democracy and prosperity in West Africa. The Foreign Secretary visited Ghana on 30 April – 1 May where he was accompanied by a British business delegation. During the visit he held talks with the Vice President of Ghana and several Cabinet Ministers to further bilateral and trade priorities, including securing new commercial deals with British companies. The Foreign Secretary and the Ghanaian Foreign Minister enhanced the UK-Ghana relationship through the signing of a Joint Declaration, which is set to strengthen existing ties, focus action on agreed priorities and open up new areas for mutual co-operation.</p><p>In the last year, I have co-chaired, with Ghana's Vice President, two meetings of the UK-Ghana Business Council, a high-level bilateral forum to promote cooperation on economic development, job creation, trade and investment. The last meeting was held in London in February where, as well as the Vice President, I was delighted to welcome the Minister for Trade, the Minister for Planning, and Deputy Ministers of Finance and Foreign Affairs. During his visit, the Vice President also met with the Foreign Secretary and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-16T13:40:26.077Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:40:26.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136265
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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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Kenya: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what country-specific direct support his Department is providing to Kenya to (a) support economic development and (b) strengthen democratic institutions in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford remove filter
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 272141 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The DFID Kenya economic development portfolio comprises a range of programmes primarily focused on Trade, Agriculture, Urban Economic Development, Energy and Jobs. Specifically, these initiatives aim to support Kenya in:</p><ol><li>Reducing the time taken and costs involved in trading within Kenya and across the region by improving the efficiency of transport infrastructure and strengthening the regulatory and policy environment for trade.</li><li>Developing fairer, better functioning, market systems in agriculture, livestock and water sectors.</li><li>Responding to high levels of urbanisation by helping municipalities in Kenya to plan better and attract investment into climate-resilient infrastructure and value chain projects.</li><li>Designing and testing the commercial viability of different Green Mini-Grid models developed and operated by the private sector in Kenya.</li><li>Fostering innovation and job creation through providing seed-financing and technical assistance to competitively selected businesses with the potential to create large scale jobs including for the youth, those working in the informal sector and hard-to-reach places and those living with disabilities.</li></ol><p> </p><p>In addition, the DFID Kenya Governance portfolio is working to help strengthen democratic institutions in Kenya through supporting:</p><ol><li>The Independent Elections and Boundary Commission to prepare and manage fair, credible and peaceful elections.</li><li>A range of other independent institutions such as the Independent Police Oversight Authority, the Office of the Auditor General, and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.</li><li>A range of civil society organisations working to better hold government to account in the areas of service delivery, police reform and public participation, as well as working with parliamentary committees, for example, the public accounts committees.</li></ol><p>In line with the UK’s new approach to Africa, our work is helping to build a stronger, more modern partnership with Kenya.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:51:57.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:51:57.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136266
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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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zambia: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what country-specific direct support his Department is providing to Zambia to (a) support economic development and (b) strengthen democratic institutions in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford remove filter
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 272200 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The DFID Zambia economic development portfolio comprises programmes primarily focused on job creation and private sector investment, infrastructure and energy development. It supports the poorest with tools they can use for their own development. These initiatives include:</p><ol><li>Supporting job creation and regulatory reform in high-potential sectors that provide opportunities for women and youth employment, including agriculture, services to the mining industry, tourism and household services (clean cooking, off-grid energy, on-site sanitation).</li><li>Fostering innovation and job creation through technical assistance to competitively selected businesses with the potential to create large scale jobs and grow to provincial, national and eventually regional businesses.</li><li>Increasing access to finance for growing businesses and facilitate new investment sources, including global impact investors (e.g. the ImpactCapitalAfrica initiative), local private wealth individuals (e.g. first-of-a-kind crowd-funding from Zambian residents) and state assets (e.g. engagement with Zambia’s development bank and pension funds).</li><li>Responding to high levels of urbanisation and Zambia’s geographical challenges by helping municipalities improve urban planning and supporting key Ministries and the private sector to develop more effective infrastructure solutions.</li><li>Piloting technology applications that deliver on development challenges and create and support sustainable businesses such as in rural mobility and off-grid cold chains.</li><li>Support climate smart agriculture approaches and financial inclusion for the rural and peri-urban poor.</li></ol><p> </p><p>DFID also provides direct support to create an enabling environment for citizens’ representation. Our support has contributed to 1.7 million new voters registering for the 2016 elections, and it enables Zambians to raise and debate issues that matter to them with their leaders, locally and nationally.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:53:08.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:53:08.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1447
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1136268
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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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Seychelles: Economic Growth more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what country-specific direct support his Department is providing to the Seychelles to support economic development in that country. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford remove filter
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 272202 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development does not provide country-specific direct support to Seychelles to support its economic development as it is a high income country. The UK does fund international organisations working in Seychelles that support maritime security, tackle illicit finance flows, and help Seychelles assess its vulnerability to climate change.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T15:53:56.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T15:53:56.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1136270
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Malawi: Diplomatic Relations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with Malawi. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford remove filter
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 272204 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Bilateral relations between the UK and Malawi remain strong. Following the Presidential election on 21 May, our High Commission in Lilongwe is engaging with the newly appointed Government to agree areas for future co-operation. The UK supports prosperity and development for the people of Malawi with around £140 million invested per year through the Department for International Development (DFID)'s work, which is targeted on the most vulnerable in society. The UK-funded Commonwealth Trade Facilitation Programme is helping Malawi adopt faster and more efficient customs procedures. In turn, these will reduce the cost of doing business and create a more enabling environment for intra-Commonwealth Trade. In conjunction with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD), we are also providing expertise and training to Malawian rangers to tackle the Illegal Wildlife Trade. The recently announced Royal Visit to Malawi by HRH The Duke of Sussex in the Autumn will strengthen further our deep and long-standing relationship with Malawi.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T14:08:20.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T14:08:20.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1130436
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Benin: Animal Products more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he plans to support the International Fund for Animal Welfare's initiative to provide detection dogs in Benin which can sniff out shipments of animal parts, in order to disrupt trafficking networks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford remove filter
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 261136 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling the illegal wildlife trade (IWT) and helping to conserve nature and wildlife. Strengthening law enforcement is a key strand of our work. It is one of the topics on which organisations, such as the International Fund for Animal Welfare, can bid for funding from the Government’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund. Currently through the IWT Fund and with some additional funding from Defra, the UK is funding Interpol and the International Consortium on Combatting Wildlife Crime, which is an international initiative to help countries strengthen their criminal justice systems and enhance enforcement. The UK has committed up to £4 million to this initiative.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-06-13T15:28:34.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:28:34.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Mozambique: Diplomatic Relations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to improve diplomatic relations with Mozambique. more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 261139 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Bilateral relations between the UK and Mozambique are positive. I visited Mozambique from 1-3 February. The visit reinforced the UK and Mozambique's shared commitment to prosperity, Commonwealth and security. During the visit I announced the creation of three honorary prosperity consuls to help promote stronger business links. On security, the UK and Mozambique signed a Defence Cooperation memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 13 May, allowing us to work more closely on security matters. The UK was also a major contributor to international efforts in response to the two recent cyclones.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-06-13T14:28:26.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:28:26.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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1130489
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Indonesia: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether he plans to make aid to Indonesia conditional on the removal of virginity tests for women applying to the Indonesian military. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford remove filter
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 261153 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development does not have a traditional bilateral aid programme with poverty reduction as the main objective in Indonesia. Instead, the UK Climate Change Unit (UKCCU)’s work in Indonesia is focused on making a difference to a critical global public good – the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.</p><p> </p><p>So-called ‘virginity testing’ is cruel and degrading to women forced to undergo it. There is no justification for it. UK government officials have raised this issue with their counterparts in the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-06-13T15:29:41.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T15:29:41.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this