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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
star this property hansard heading Gaza: Travel Restrictions more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what reply, if any, they received to their representations to the government of Israel about the refusal of access to Gaza for British medical consultants, and the related deaths of patients in Gaza who were forbidden to travel to Jerusalem for appointments. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11252 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continues to advise against all travel to Gaza (including the waters off Gaza) and we are not able to support individuals applying for entry or exit permits for Gaza. The Government recognises the need for major international organisations to carry out humanitarian and reconstruction work on the ground in Gaza. Medical staff should co-ordinate their entry to and exit from Gaza with those organisations. Israeli restrictions severely restrict the movement of medical professionals and patients in Gaza, hampering the provision of quality health services, as well as the pursuit of studies, continuing education and specialized training for medical professionals. Our Embassy in Israel regularly raises the matter of medical permits with the Israeli authorities.</p><p>We regularly raise issues relating to medical facilities and personnel with the Israeli authorities. We have stressed the need for safe and unimpeded passage for medical personnel. In particular we raise our concerns about medical facilities in Gaza, and medical permits, with the office for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). Our Ambassador to Israel discussed Gaza with COGAT on 17 September. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv raised our concerns about the targeting of health workers with COGAT on 23 August.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:37:24.457Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:37:24.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1002232
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property hansard heading Israel: Bedouin more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the government of Israel about the Palestinian village of Abu Nuwar which is threatened with demolition; and if so, with what result. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11253 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>​The Government has repeatedly made clear to the Israeli authorities our serious concern at the increase in demolitions of Palestinian properties in Area C of the West Bank, and in East Jerusalem. In all but the most exceptional circumstances, demolitions are contrary to International Humanitarian Law. The practice causes unnecessary suffering to ordinary Palestinians and is harmful to the peace process. We call on the Israeli authorities to cease the policy of demolitions and provide a transparent route to construction for Palestinians in Area C.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T16:53:17.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T16:53:17.567Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1002233
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property hansard heading Israeli Settlements: Hebron more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel about the proposed new flats for settlers in Hebron, on the site of a former Palestinian market, announced by the Israeli defence minister on 1 November. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11254 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 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>In October 2017, the previous Foreign Secretary issued a statement expressing concern about the approval of 31 construction permits in Hebron for the first time in 15 years. The Government continues to raise concerns on settlements with the Israeli authorities. Settlements are illegal under international law, present an obstacle to peace, and threaten the physical viability of a two-state solution.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-19T15:37:41.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T15:37:41.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1002234
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Expenditure more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £3.6 million development fund for claims under the Dublin Regulation and for family reunion has so far been spent; and whether such expenditure has increased and accelerated the approval of cases. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11255 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 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
star this property answer text <p>Following the Sandhurst Treaty in January 2018, officials within the French and British Governments have been working collaboratively to understand how the Dublin Development Fund can be used most effectively. Under the terms of the Sandhurst Treaty, an Asylum Liaison Officer has been deployed in Paris to facilitate this cooperation.</p><p>We are confident that the agreed programme of work will improve access to the Dublin process and ensure comprehensive support and accurate information is provided to vulnerable migrants. We are in the process of transferring these funds and will continue to work with the French Government to implement this work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-16T11:31:44.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-16T11:31:44.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
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1006682
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Libya: Immigrants more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 conditions for migrants held in Libyan detention centres; and, further to any such assessment, whether they will review any UK funding for the (1) Libyan Coastguard, and (2) detention centres in Libya. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11462 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains concerned by the conditions faced by migrants in Libyan detention centres. We have consistently raised this issue with the Government of National Accord, including during a recent visit by the International Development Secretary. The UK continues to provide humanitarian support to vulnerable refugees and migrants in Libya, including through over £5m of funding for UN agencies and non-governmental organisations. UK assistance to the Libyan Coastguard has been delivered through financial contributions and the provision of two military training teams to Operation Sophia’s (the EU Naval Operation set up in response to the Mediterranean Migration Crisis) Coastguard Training Task. This training aims to equip the Libyan Coastguard with the skills required to manage search and rescue and conduct counter smuggling/trafficking activities properly, whilst respecting human rights. The training also includes sessions on seamanship. These efforts are part of a comprehensive approach to migration that includes supporting assisted voluntary returns, tackling people smuggling and encouraging economic development in source countries.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:45:30.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:45:30.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
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1006683
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support non-governmental search and rescue work in the Mediterranean, including the re-flagging of the MV Aquarius. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11463 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The British Government recognises the contribution non-governmental organisations (NGOs) make towards search and rescue in the Mediterranean. We do not provide direct support to these organisations. The UK has a strong record on Mediterranean Search and Rescue: between May 2015 and July 2018, UK naval assets rescued over 31,000 people through our contributions to EU operations SOPHIA and Frontex. The British Government's understanding is that the M.V. Aquarius, following the withdrawal of its flagged status by the Gibraltar Maritime Authority on safety grounds, was subsequently registered under the Panama flag. However, the Panamanian Maritime Authority revoked its registration in September. It is not for the British Government to intervene in Panama's decision. The UK has not received a request from the owners of the Aquarius or its most recent operators, the NGOs SOS Méditerranée and Médicins Sans Frontières, for re-registration under a British flag. Should we receive such a request, the application would be considered according to the usual procedures.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T12:56:29.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T12:56:29.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1006684
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Eastern Europe: Politics and Government more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to support the (1) strengthening of civil society, and (2) effectiveness of major institutions and government departments, in Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11464 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring a stronger, more democratic and more prosperous Eastern neighbourhood remains a priority for Her Majesty's Government. We recognise that a thriving civil society and strong, independent institutions are key to achieving these objectives. The Government is already providing targeted assistance to Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine through its Global Britain, Good Governance and Conflict, Stability and Security Funds and will commit over £17 million towards these countries this year.</p><p>In Belarus, the UK is funding a number of projects on human rights and economic reform. This includes projects on improved access to justice for children, preventing domestic violence and improved transparency in financial reporting of state-owned enterprises.</p><p>In Moldova, the UK is providing support to civil society on local government accountability and independent media. We are also providing support to State institutions, especially in the financial and banking sectors.</p><p>In Ukraine, the UK is providing programme assistance to institutions including the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, and the Ukrainian Public Broadcaster. Projects also include support for civil society in monitoring government and increasing democratic inclusion.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T13:39:30.92Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T13:39:30.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1006685
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Philippines: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide support to the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council in the Philippines; if so, what support they provide; and whether they intend to (1) call for an independent inquiry into recent human rights violations in the Philippines, (2) make the Philippines an FCO Human Rights priority, (3) take steps to protect Human Rights Defenders in that country, (4) call for the full implementation of Republic Act 7610 for the protection of children and young people. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11465 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>​The UK is concerned about reports of human rights abuses in the Philippines, including the high death toll associated with the 'war on drugs', the treatment of human rights defenders, journalists and land rights campaigners and moves to reintroduce the death penalty.</p><p>In August 2018, the Minister for Asia and the Pacific raised our concerns with several Philippine Ministers during his trip to Manila. Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials raised human rights with the Philippines Ambassador on 21 September. At the UN Human Rights Council in September 2018, we urged the Philippines to investigate killings associated with the &quot;war on drugs&quot; and to ensure the safety of Land Rights Defenders.</p><p>We do not currently provide any support to the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council and have no plans to do so.</p><p>Our Embassy in Manila has used Her Majesty's Government's Modern Slavery Fund to support groups working on the effective implementation of the Republic Act 7610.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:50:26.26Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:50:26.26Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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1006686
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star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Migrant Camps: Greek Islands more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 6 November (HL11028), what improved facilities have been provided in refugee camps on the Greek Aegean islands following the seconding of British experts; and to what extent any such improved facilities have reduced overcrowding. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11466 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Greek Government is responsible for running the camps in the hotspot islands, which includes making all necessary improvements to camp facilities and for taking steps to reduce overcrowding. I set out the responsibilities of the UK experts in my previous response (HL11028) as well as how the work they do interlinks with the Greek authorities.</p><p>The UK experts are seconded to the EU Commission and as a result we cannot give a running commentary on the work they carry out.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:19:17.213Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:19:17.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
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1006687
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
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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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the implementation of the Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2015 in the Punjab province of Pakistan. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL11467 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government remains concerned about reports of abuses and violence directed against women in Pakistan. Our concerns are reflected in the latest update to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office annual human rights report available at the gov.uk website.</p><p>We regularly raise our concerns about the protection of vulnerable groups, including women, with the Pakistan government at a senior level. During his visit to Pakistan in September 2018, the Home Secretary raised the importance of tackling violence against women and girls.</p><p>Pakistan remains a priority for UK development assistance, with programmes designed to improve human rights and opportunities for women. The Department for International Development's &quot;Aawaz&quot; Voice and Accountability programme in Pakistan works to empower female youth leaders from Punjab (and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) to challenge discriminatory social norms in their communities.</p><p>Our Rule of Law programme in Pakistan aims to strengthen the formal criminal justice system through more effective investigations and prosecutions of crime. It will help to build public confidence in the formal justice system and encourage a move away from the use of &quot;jirga councils&quot;. Part of the programme focuses specifically on improving access to justice for women and girls.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:54:07.577Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:54:07.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
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