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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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: Ethnic Groups 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 assessment they have made of reports that Muslim children are being separated from their families, faith and language in schools in Xinjiang; and what representations they intend to make about such separations to the government of China. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16968 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the detention of more than a million Uyghurs, along with widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at minorities. British diplomats in China visit Xinjiang every few months, in order to see at first-hand the situation there. They most recently visited in May 2019, and their observations have supported much of the recent open source reporting about the restrictions targeted at specific ethnic groups.</p><p>Ministers and senior officials frequently raise the human rights issues in the region with their Chinese counterparts, most recently in a public statement on 3 July at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Foreign Secretary also highlighted our concerns with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his most recent visit to China, in July 2018. Later that month, the Minister for Asia and the Pacific did the same with his Chinese counterpart Vice Minister Guo Yezhou. Additionally, our Embassy in Beijing regularly raises the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang with the Chinese authorities.</p><p>Reports about forced separation of children add to the growing body of disturbing evidence highlighting the situation Uyghurs face in Xinjiang. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and raise our concerns with the Chinese government at all levels bilaterally and in appropriate UN fora, including the Human Rights Council.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:51:42.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:51:42.61Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137362
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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: Ethnic Groups 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 assessment they have made of reports that in one township in Xinjiang more than 400 children have lost both of their parents to some form of internment in camps or prisons; and what assessment they have made of whether those internments are part of a campaign to systematically remove children from their roots and their family’s beliefs. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16969 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We have serious concerns about the detention of more than a million Uyghurs, along with widespread surveillance and restrictions targeted at minorities. British diplomats in China visit Xinjiang every few months, in order to see at first-hand the situation there. They most recently visited in May 2019, and their observations have supported much of the recent open source reporting about the restrictions targeted at specific ethnic groups.</p><p>Ministers and senior officials frequently raise the human rights issues in the region with their Chinese counterparts, most recently in a public statement on 3 July at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council. The Foreign Secretary also highlighted our concerns with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his most recent visit to China, in July 2018. Later that month, the Minister for Asia and the Pacific did the same with his Chinese counterpart Vice Minister Guo Yezhou. Additionally, our Embassy in Beijing regularly raises the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang with the Chinese authorities.</p><p>Reports about forced separation of children add to the growing body of disturbing evidence highlighting the situation Uyghurs face in Xinjiang. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and raise our concerns with the Chinese government at all levels bilaterally and in appropriate UN fora, including the Human Rights Council.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:52:44.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:52:44.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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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 Eritrea: Health Centres 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 4 July (HL16637), whether they can now provide an assessment of the impact of the government of Eritrea's enforced closure of Church-run health centres; whether staff in Eritrea have been able to visit and gather evidence of the impact of such closures on the local community; what assessment they have made of the reported deaths resulting from the closure of those facilities; and when they intend to raise this matter with (1) the government of Eritrea, and (2) the Eritrean Ambassador to the UK. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16970 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>​We understand that the majority of the Catholic Church managed health centres recently closed by the Eritrean Government have reopened under Ministry of Health management. Due to restrictions on travel, and with no independent media in Eritrea, it is difficult for UK Embassy staff to verify these reports themselves or the consequences of the original closures. The Eritrean Government has stated that the closures are part of a long-term plan to bring all healthcare provisions under the Government. We have raised with the Eritrean Ambassador in London and our Ambassador in Asmara has requested a meeting with the Eritrean Foreign Minister.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T12:53:08.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T12:53:08.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137918
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
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Politics and Government 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 assessment they have made of reports that members of the Transitional Military Council were guaranteed immunity from prosecution for the actions of the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces on 3 June in exchange for signing a power-sharing agreement with the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17017 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>We are aware of reports that issues of accountability and immunity for members of Sudan's armed forces and Rapid Support Forces are part of the current negotiations between the Transitional Military Council and the Forces of Freedom and Change. We are not currently aware of any guarantees of immunity in respect of the events of 3 June. We welcome the agreement between the Transitional Military Council and Forces of Freedom and Change to conduct a transparent and independent investigation into the violence committed against peaceful protestors since 11 April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:45:07.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:45:07.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137919
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
star this property hansard heading Omar al-Bashir 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 progress is being made in bringing Omar al Bashir to trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC); what assessment they have made of the proposal that any ICC trial could take place in Khartoum if removal to the Hague is not acceptable to the government of Sudan; what resources they have offered to enable such a trial to occur; and what support they intend to provide to assist with (1) the training of judges, (2) ensuring credible judicial processes, (3) transitional justice mechanisms, (4) institutional reform, and (5) restitution for victims of violence in Sudan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17018 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The arrest warrant against Omar al Bashir still stands and we urge the Sudanese authorities to cooperate with it. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its independence. The location of any ICC trial is a matter for the Court to decide.</p><p>For a number of years, the UK has supported the strengthening of the Sudanese Parliament towards becoming an institution capable of providing effective scrutiny. Our Embassy in Khartoum has also supported civil society groups advocating on behalf of victims at international fora such as the Human Rights Council. As the transition deal is agreed, respect for human rights, accountability for past abuses and a process of rehabilitation for victims will be essential for its success.</p><p>We are assessing opportunities of further engagement and support to develop justice and reconciliation mechanisms offered by the current political environment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:46:03.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:46:03.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137920
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
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Human Rights 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 discussions they intend to have with the government of Sudan about that country becoming a signatory to the Convention on Torture; and whether they will table a motion at the United Nations Human Rights Council to seek a hearing on any violations of human rights, war crimes and genocide committed by the government headed by Omar al Bashir in Sudan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17019 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The UK is very concerned by the human rights situation in Sudan, which is identified as a priority country in the UK's Annual Human Rights Report. Our Embassy in Khartoum monitors the human rights situation in Sudan closely, and frequently raises our concerns in meetings with the authorities. It also administers programmes and workshops to support greater progress on Sudan's human rights obligations. In March 2018, our Embassy in Khartoum funded a workshop for senior representatives of the Sudanese Government, which focused on the steps needed for Sudan's ratification of the UN Convention against torture, which it signed in 1986. We will continue to provide support on this issue and to ensure Sudan meets its human rights obligations.</p><p>There must be accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. We will continue to work with Troika (UK, US and Norway), EU, UN and regional allies to explore how best we can support accountability, including at the UN Human Rights Council in September.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:46:52.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:46:52.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137921
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
star this property hansard heading Sudan: Internet 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 representations they have made to the government of Sudan about (1) restoring access to the internet to its citizens, and (2) allowing the dissemination of information as required under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17020 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The British Government welcomes the restoration of access to the internet on 9 July. We were deeply concerned by the disruptions to the internet that began on 3 June. British officials in Khartoum, including the UK Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, raised our concerns through direct and public messaging to the military leadership on 5 and 23 June. The Minister of State for Africa raised it when she summoned the Sudanese Ambassador on 6 June. The UK's statement at the UN Human Rights Council on 9 July called for the rights of the Sudanese people to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly to be respected. The Sudanese authorities must uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for all people in Sudan.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:47:17.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:47:17.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1137922
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
star this property hansard heading Persecution of Christians across the Globe Independent Review 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 when the Final Report of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for persecuted Christians was published; what were the recommendations of that Report; and whether they will set out their response to each such recommendation. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17021 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>We are grateful to the Bishop for setting out ambitious recommendations in his report which was published on 16 July. The report has identified specific steps the British Government can take to address the issues faced by persecuted Christians around the world. I am pleased to confirm that the Government has accepted the recommendations in full and work will now begin to implement them. This work will include exploring how best to deliver a new Security Council Resolution on protecting Christians in North Africa and the Middle East; and sanctioning those who persecute people for holding a religion or belief.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:26:14.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:26:14.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1139040
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Negligence 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 assessment they have made of the proposals made by the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers to the Civil Justice Council in relation to the clinical negligence fixed costs; and what consideration they have given to the recommendations on fixed recovery costs in clinical negligence cases from Action Against Medical Accidents and the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17125 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Department consulted on proposals for fixed recoverable costs (FRC) in claims of up to £25,000 damages, for which claimant legal costs are most likely to be disproportionately high relative to damages awarded. The Department published a summary of responses to the consultation in February 2018.</p><p>Following the consultation by the Department in 2017 and Sir Rupert Jackson’s recommendation in July 2017 to control the legal costs of these cases, the Department and the Ministry of Justice commissioned the independent Civil Justice Council (CJC) to draw up a new process for clinical negligence claims of up to £25,000 damages, with proposals for FRC for these cases.</p><p>The CJC has set up a working party to develop proposals, with input from claimant and defendant solicitors and others, including the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers and Action Against Medical Accidents. The Department will consider the CJC’s recommendations when its report is published and will consult on any resulting proposals for FRC for these cases before implementation.</p><p>In view of the CJC’s role to lead work on proposals taking account of stakeholder views, the Department has not made its own assessment of the proposals or recommendations from the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers or Action Against Medical Accidents.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T16:26:39.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:26:39.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1139041
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Syria: Bombings 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 assessment they have made of who is responsible for the recent car bombing near the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli in North East Syria. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL17126 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>​Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack near the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli in north-east Syria on 11 July. As the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, I strongly condemn this and all attacks on places of worship.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T15:11:05.577Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T15:11:05.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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