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star this property date less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sahel: Human Rights more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prioritise respect for human rights and the rights of minorities when working in partnership with countries of the Sahel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 237063 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>​We regularly raise these issues with the countries of the Sahel and in multilateral fora. This includes through the EU's &quot;Article 8&quot; political discussions with these countries, the Universal Periodic Review and the Human Rights Council – where most recently the UK called on the Government of Mali to denounce and tackle human rights abuses, including all forms of violence against women, girls and members of other vulnerable groups.</p><p>We also press partners on the importance of compliance with human rights and international humanitarian law in security operations and provide funding for the establishment of a compliance framework for the G5 Sahel Joint Force.</p><p>To help improve protection of civilians in the Sahel in the context of growing instability, the UK is also providing funding to the International Committee of the Red Cross to ensure humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law in the region</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T14:31:27.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T14:31:27.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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1015487
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 International Development, what the criteria her Department uses to assess the benefit to the UK of the allocation of Overseas Development Assistance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 196173 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 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Through our statutory commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on aid and the way that we spend money to reduce poverty, we promote UK values and influence in the world. We are, for example, tackling the drivers of instability and extremism, stopping infectious disease from reaching our shores, and building prosperity in our trading partners of the future. All UK aid is in the national interest.</p><p> </p><p>Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) must be spent in compliance with the eligibility criteria set out by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). DFID strives to ensure that each project on which we spend British taxpayers’ money contributes both to reducing poverty in developing countries and to the UK national interest, which is defined as a combination of health, security, prosperity and influence. DFID officials are expected to demonstrate the benefit to the UK when seeking approval for new programmes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T17:40:08.89Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T17:40:08.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter
1125149
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department for International Development: Bullying 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 International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying and harassment that have been recorded against managers in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 251300 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>The number of cases of bullying that have been recorded against managers in DFID was less than 5 in each of the last 5 years. No cases of harassment were recorded against DFID managers in 2014 to 2016. Less than 5 cases were recorded for both 2017 and 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T16:02:36.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T16:02:36.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4006
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1109142
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection 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 International Development, how much money her Department has spent on environmental protection in the Overseas Territories in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 239937 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 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The annual contributions DFID makes to the national budgets of Montserrat, St Helena and Pitcairn (those 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 more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T09:50:32.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T09:50:32.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4006
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419059
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Remittances: Somalia more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure remittances flow through secure and accessible channels to Somalia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 10462 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury has worked closely with industry and regulators to ensure that remittances continue to flow from the UK to Somalia.</p><p>The Treasury plays a leading role in the Action Group on Cross-Border Remittances, which brings together participants from industry, Government, regulators and international partners to maintain a continued dialogue on the withdrawal of banking services from the money service business sector, in order to develop a shared understanding of the expectations of all parties and help support remittance flows.</p><p>Over the past two years, the Action Group has overseen a number of initiatives to boost compliance in the Money Service Business (MSB) sector, and to give greater confidence to banks offering services to this sector:</p><ul><li><p>The group has worked closely with the supervisors to develop revised guidance for the MSB sector, and for those offering banking services to the sector, including a statement from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in April 2015 clarifying the FCA’s expectations with regards to Banks’ management of money-laundering risk.</p></li><li><p>The National Crime Agency has worked collaboratively with the banking and MSB sectors to improve understanding and manage risk.</p></li><li><p>Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the supervisor of MSBs, more than doubled the number of compliance visits to MSBs in 2014, and launched an e-learning product to improve MSBs’ understanding of their obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations.</p><p>Alongside this work in the UK, the Government is also supporting targeted capacity building in Somalia, delivered through the World Bank. This includes a specific focus on improving regulation of the Somali remittance sector and supporting the drafting and introduction of necessary financial crime legislation. This goes hand-in-hand with our longer term programme to support the formalisation of the financial sector in Somalia.</p><p>These actions both in the UK and Somalia are intended to safeguard the vital remittances that flow between the two countries. The Action Group continues to monitor UK-Somalia remittance corridor closely and is reassured that there is currently no evidence to date of an interruption in the flow of remittances between the UK and Somalia, or any significant increase in remittance costs. This is a resilient and responsive market and the Government remains committed to supporting it and the diaspora communities that rely on these services.</p><p>Updates on the work of the Action Group can be found on the gov.uk website:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/action-group-on-cross-border-remittances</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T14:25:56.807Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T14:25:56.807Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4006
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1058912
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sustainable Development 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 International Development, what progress is being made on preparations for public involvement in the Voluntary National Review of the Sustainable Development Goals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 219403 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 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to an inclusive Voluntary National Review (VNR) that showcases activity across the UK. To date, 200 organisations and individuals have submitted case studies highlighting activity to support delivery of the Goals. We continue to welcome contributions which can be submitted via our VNR website. In March, we will host a number of sector-focussed engagement events – including with the private sector, civil society, young people, local organisations, and trade unions. Details on how to get involved will be published shortly at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/sustainabledevelopmentgoals" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/sustainabledevelopmentgoals</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-18T16:18:27.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-18T16:18:27.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4006
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1109138
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Pakistan: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of her Department's programmes in Pakistan in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 239936 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 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>Pakistan is one of the UK’s top development priorities. A more prosperous and inclusive country will help millions of the poorest people to have a better future and improve stability and security in Pakistan and the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The figures from our annual audited accounts for DFID investment in Pakistan are:</p><p> </p><p>17/18 £367.2m</p><p>16/17 £422.11m</p><p>15/16 £336.3m</p><p>14/15 £255.4m</p><p>13/14 £253.0m</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T09:42:26.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T09:42:26.16Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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1038559
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, which objectives her Department is seeking to achieve by investing in girls’ education in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 206821 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 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>In the three years from 2015 to 2018 DFID supported at least 5.6 million girls to gain a decent education. The objective of our investment is to support girls to attend school, learn whilst they are there, and help ensure the critical transition from primary to secondary education. Through this work we are supporting girls to achieve basic literacy and numeracy and are helping to equip them with the skills they need to succeed in jobs of the future.</p><p>Evidence for the benefits of investment in girls’ education includes:</p><ul><li>An extra year of primary schooling for girls can increase their wages by 10-20%, most of which is likely to be reinvested in her family and community.</li><li>A World Bank study found that every year of secondary school education is correlated with an 18% increase in a girls’ future earning power.</li><li>Education helps to prevent early marriage and early pregnancy - girls with no education are 3 times as likely to marry by 18 as those with a secondary or higher education.</li><li>If all girls completed primary school in sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia, the number of girls getting married by age 15 would fall by 14%; with secondary education, 64% fewer girls would get married.</li><li>A UNICEF study from Bangladesh attributes the halving of the Maternal Mortality Rates from 1990 to 2008 to the increased enrolment of girls in secondary education.</li></ul><p> </p><p>We believe that investing in educating girls is both the right and the smart thing to do, both socially and economically. Our work is guided by DFID’s 2018 Education Policy – Get Children Learning. This sets out how educating girls can: support better health choices, boost earnings, build social cohesion and help institutions and public services work better.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T16:30:44.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:30:44.36Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4006
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419041
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services: Islam more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on the introduction of an Islamic bond. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 10496 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 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>In June last year the UK became the first country outside of the Islamic world to issue sovereign Sukuk, the Islamic equivalent of bonds, cementing Britain’s position as the western hub for Islamic finance.</p><p>The £200 million of Sukuk will mature in 2019. They were sold to investors based in the UK and in the major hubs for Islamic finance around the world.</p><p>The Sukuk received very strong demand, delivering good value for the taxpayer. Orders for the Sukuk totalled around £2.3 billion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T14:32:13.317Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T14:32:13.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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4006
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1054571
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star this property date less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to tackle inequality and discrimination against disabled people in developing countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 216232 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 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
star this property answer text <p>In July 2018, the UK Government co-hosted the Global Disability Summit to raise global attention on disability inclusion. DFID’s first Disability Inclusion strategy, published in December, sets out plans to mainstream disability inclusion across the organisation and provides a clear time-bound and targeted roadmap on how to do so. Tackling stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities was central to the summit and is one of the cross-cutting areas in the strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
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less than 2019-02-11T17:44:52.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-11T17:44:52.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord remove filter