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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar 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 Burma: Christianity more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of, and (2) what representations they made to the government of Burma about, reports from Chin State, Burma, that on 24 and 25 May three Christians in Padekyaw village were forced to sign documents by village officials and local monks verifying their conversion to Buddhism after being threatened with eviction if they refused; that Christians were told they could not live in Hmwar Village Tract; and a public announcement made in eight villages threatening residents that communicating or trading with Christians would result in a fine. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16392 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government has noted the recent report from the China Human Rights Organisation and continues to be concerned by restrictions on freedom of religion and belief, including reports of forced conversions, in Burma. The UK, working with the EU and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, secured a UN Human Rights Council Resolution on 27 September 2018 that called for the amending or repealing of discriminatory provisions of the &quot;protection of race and religion laws&quot; in Burma covering religious conversion, interfaith marriage, monogamy and population control. Our Ambassador met the Burmese Minister for Religious Affairs on 9 August 2018, and underlined the importance of interfaith dialogue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:42:20.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:42:20.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
1133029
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Sudan: EU Immigration 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 (1) whether the UK's financial contributions to the Khartoum Process have funded the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces, and (2) what assessment they have made of reports that the Rapid Support Forces sold migrants to Libyan human traffickers and abused migrants' fundamental human rights. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16447 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of the Khartoum Process is to facilitate an EU-Africa dialogue on managing migration, combatting organised immigration crime and addressing the effects of trafficking in the Horn and North Africa. It is called the Khartoum Process because the agreement was signed in Khartoum but it is not specific to Sudan. The UK's financial contributions to the Khartoum Process have not funded the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces. EU funded work on the Regional Operations Centre Khartoum is currently suspended.</p><p>The UK is aware of reports that the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces sold migrants to Libyan human traffickers and abused migrants' fundamental human rights, but is not able to verify their veracity. The British Government has been clear on the need to do more to break the business model of people smugglers, and is taking steps to try to improve the situation in Libya. This includes working with the Government of National Accord to build the capacity of their law enforcement agencies, and taking steps to tackle the organised crime groups who facilitate the travel from source countries to Europe and the United Kingdom. In June 2018, the UK co-designated UN sanctions against six Libyan and Eritrean traffickers along with France, the US, Germany and the Netherlands.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:10:36.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:10:36.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
1129488
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Slavery 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 how many reports of slavery-related offences have been made to competent authorities since the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force, broken down by (1) month, and (2) the identity of first responder. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15973 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The National Crime Agency publishes statistics on referrals into the National Referral Mechanism on a quarterly basis. This report presents a summary of the number of potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking referred into the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) in 2018 and is the final annual report in this format, prior to the transfer of the NRM to the new Home Office Single Competent Authority in April 2019 as part of a wide-reaching NRM Reform Programme.</p><p>Further analysis is contained within the 2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery. These reports are available via the following links:</p><p><a href="https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/who-we-are/publications/282-national-referral-mechanism-statistics-end-of-year-summary-2018" target="_blank">https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/who-we-are/publications/282-national-referral-mechanism-statistics-end-of-year-summary-2018 </a></p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/749346/2018_UK_Annual_Report_on_Modern_Slavery.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/749346/2018_UK_Annual_Report_on_Modern_Slavery.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property file name NCA - Stats End of Year Summary 2018.pdf more like this
star this property title NCA - National Ref Mechanism Stats - 2018 more like this
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unstar this property file name 2018_UK_Annual_Report_on_Modern_Slavery.pdf more like this
star this property title UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery - 2018 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T14:42:32.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T14:42:32.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter
1131439
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development: Conferences more like this
star this property house id 2 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 how many visa applications were (1) made by, and (2) refused for, participants and speakers in the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development conference, held in Westminster on 11 June; and on what grounds they made each such refusal. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16233 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 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Information on the stated purpose of visit or reasons for refusal is not held in a reportable field on the Home Office visa case-working system.</p><p>The available statistics on grants and refusals by entry clearance visa category, including work and visitor visa routes, are published in the quarterly Immigration Statistics Visas volume 1 table vi_01_q, latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#visas" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-year-ending-march-2019/list-of-tables#visas</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T16:29:29.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T16:29:29.97Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1130583
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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
unstar 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 Overseas Aid 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 how the Department for International Development (1) supports marginalised religious communities, and (2) evaluates the success of existing projects, without disaggregating data by religion or target religious groups. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16127 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK is firmly committed to protecting ethnic and religious minorities. Development and humanitarian assistance is provided on the basis of need, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity. With the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DFID supports marginalised religious communities: internationally in multilateral fora; by raising individual cases of persecution bilaterally; by highlighting discriminatory legislation and practices; and by funding targeted project work in many different countries. Where relevant, data is disaggregated by religion when projects are evaluated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:27:32.05Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:27:32.05Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1127985
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 action they are taking, with their international partners, to check the spread of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and what estimate they have made of the number of Ebola (1) cases, and (2) related deaths, in that country since August 2018. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15870 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 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK is taking the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo extremely seriously. We are working with international partners to monitor the outbreak, and have been a leading donor to the response. UK funding to the World Health Organisation and UNICEF has enabled key activities critical to ending the outbreak including surveillance, contact tracing, infection prevention and control and vaccination.</p><p>As of 27 May 2019, there have been 1,920 confirmed and probable cases and 1,281 deaths. However, consistent disruption to response activities, a high proportion of community deaths, and a low proportion of cases from known contacts, means that the number of cases may be higher than reported.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:55:37.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:55:37.98Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1130220
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola 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 action they are taking with international partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in response to the Ebola outbreak, to ensure (1) safe and dignified burials, (2) infection prevention and control, (3) community engagement and accountability, including risk communication, (4) psychosocial support, and (5) national society development. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16081 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK has supported the response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the DRC from the very start. Our financial support to the WHO, other UN partners and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) covers the whole range of response activities, including safe and dignified burials, infection prevention and control, community engagement and accountability, psychosocial support – particularly to survivors, and broader health systems strengthening. The Secretary of State for International Development has approved the deployment of UK-funded experts into the UN system to help boost these activities. In addition, our funding through IFRC will help to strengthen the capacity of the National Red Cross Society which is composed of networks of local volunteers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:48:45.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:48:45.567Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1129487
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar 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 Pakistan: Slavery 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 are the criteria used to determine which communities in Pakistan are "marginalised" and therefore vulnerable to human trafficking and modern slavery for the purposes of their foreign aid programmes. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL15972 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government ensures our development assistance targets the poorest and most marginalised people in Pakistan. DFID Pakistan’s targeting strategies are informed by context analysis and baseline assessments which seek to identify poor and marginalised communities, and target those most in need. DFID Pakistan is in the process of gathering information to determine which communities are most vulnerable to modern slavery to inform future interventions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:45:48.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:45:48.33Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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738
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1131875
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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 Darfur: 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 assessment they have made of reports by Amnesty International stating that forces of the government of Sudan, including the Rapid Support Forces and allied militias, have continued to commit war crimes and other serious human rights violations in Darfur, including (1) the destruction of villages, (2) unlawful killings, and (3) sexual violence, in the last year. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16293 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 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>We continue to support efforts to deliver long-term peace for the people in Darfur, including through development and humanitarian assistance. We condemn the recent looting of the UN mission's West Darfur Headquarters and call for all to respect humanitarian principles. We have been consistent in public and in private that there must be accountability for the crimes committed by members of the former regime. The UK strongly supports the mission of the International Criminal Court; due legal process must be followed.</p><p>On 6 June, the Minister of State for Africa summoned the Sudanese Ambassador to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to express our grave concerns at the use of all forms of violence, including sexual violence against civilians by the Sudanese authorities. The UK has called for the human rights of all Sudanese people to be respected, the resumption of the political process leading to an agreed peaceful transfer of power to a civilian-led government, as demanded by the Sudanese people.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T12:39:38.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T12:39:38.037Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1130581
star this property registered interest false more like this
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
unstar 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 Islamic State: Nuclear Weapons 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 ISIS is seeking to secure access to a nuclear weapons capability from Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16125 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 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
star this property answer text <p>We believe that the global threat from nuclear terrorism remains serious and real, and it is something that we regularly raise with partners, including Pakistan. All countries have a responsibility to guard nuclear material and expertise to the very highest standards - improving and adapting their security measures in line with changing threats. Pakistan has committed to ensuring the highest standards of nuclear security.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-17T14:48:51.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-17T14:48:51.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool remove filter