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unstar this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Yemen: Armed Conflict 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 What recent diplomatic steps he has taken to pursue a resolution to the conflict in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>The UK fully supports the UN-led peace process and the efforts of UN Special Envoy, Martin Griffiths. I visited the region last week in support of UN efforts to make political progress and alleviate the humanitarian situation. I met Yemeni, Saudi, Emirati and Oman representatives, including President Hadi and Martin Griffiths. I urged all parties to engage constructively with the Special Envoy in order to reach an enduring political settlement in Yemen. The UK also hosted a Yemen Quad on 22 June, where partners underlined their commitment to a comprehensive political solution. A further Quad will be held shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T16:19:57.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T16:19:57.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1150166
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Uganda: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to improve human rights in Uganda. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 852 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>​The UK firmly believes that human rights are universal and should apply equally to all people. We promote universal human rights as part of our Commonwealth engagement. Where we have specific concerns, we raise them directly as part of our ongoing dialogue with the Ugandan Government. Our High Commission, alongside other missions in Kampala, has released statements calling on the Ugandan Government to guarantee freedoms enshrined in the Ugandan Constitution. In Uganda, UK Aid funds human rights training for police and the prisons service. We will continue to support civil society groups in Uganda working to improve protection of minority rights.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:13:54.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:13:54.187Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
1150162
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Uganda: Homosexuality 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has had made to his Ugandan counterpart on the proposed legislation in that country to impose the death penalty as a punishment for gay sex. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 851 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>On 11 October a spokesperson from the Ugandan Government confirmed they do not intend to introduce new anti-homosexuality laws and we continue to follow closely any developments related to the death penalty. The British Government is fundamentally opposed to all forms of discrimination and works to uphold the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people in all circumstances. We make regular representation to governments around the world on this issue. The UK also works with international partners and in multilateral fora including the UN, EU and the Commonwealth to promote tolerance and non-discrimination towards LGBT people globally, and to address discriminatory laws.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:12:54.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:12:54.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Greek Islands: Asylum 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Greek counterpart on that Governments policy to contain people on Greek islands in the Aegean sea following reports of (a) inhumane living conditions, (b) generalised insecurity and (c) inadequate provision of essential healthcare and mental healthcare services for children and unaccompanied minors on those islands. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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star this property uin 850 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>New migrant arrivals on the Greek islands are accommodated in Reception and Identification Centres (&quot;hotspots&quot;) while they are processed in line with the 2016 EU/Turkey statement. Due to high numbers of arrivals, some of the hotspots are operating well beyond capacity and conditions for many migrants are poor. The United Kingdom continues to raise concerns about conditions on the islands in discussions with the Greek Government.</p><p>As part of its efforts to ease congestion on the islands, the Greek Government is transferring the most vulnerable migrants to accommodation on the Greek mainland. As part of our support for the EU/Turkey statement, the United Kingdom is providing interpreters to support migrants in the hotspots, including to help identify the most vulnerable. We are also funding a shelter for the most vulnerable unaccompanied children on Samos.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T16:54:48.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T16:54:48.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Yemen: Crimes against Humanity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen mechanisms to hold perpetrators accountable for violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 4245 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 2019-10-28more like thismore than 2019-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK takes alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and human rights law extremely seriously. Whenever the UK receives reports of alleged violations of IHL, we routinely seek information from all credible sources, including from non-governmental and international organisations. In terms of human rights, Lord Ahmad made clear in his statement of 22 October that the overall human rights situation in Yemen remains deeply worrying, but that a political settlement to the conflict will create the conditions for the legitimate Government of Yemen to promote and protect the human rights of all Yemenis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-10-28T14:37:23.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-28T14:37:23.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Greece: Asylum 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the provision of essential healthcare and mental healthcare for unaccompanied minors in Greece. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 418 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Greek Government is responsible for supporting migrants on arrival in Greece, including healthcare for unaccompanied minors. The EU has allocated over €2 billion since 2015 to support Greek handling of migration and border management. The United Kingdom is also providing bilateral support. This includes, in 2019, funding a shelter for the most vulnerable unaccompanied children who arrive in Samos. In addition, under Section 67 of the 2016 Immigration Act (the &quot;Dubs Amendment&quot;) the United Kingdom is accepting the transfer of some of the most vulnerable unaccompanied children from Greece.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tamworth more like this
star this property answering member printed Christopher Pincher more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T14:50:42.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:50:42.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Christopher Pincher more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy of the recent UN Secretary-General's report on Children and Armed Conflict and its Annex which lists the Saudi-led Coalition as committing grave violations against children in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 39821 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 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
star this property answer text We are aware of the UN Secretary General’s annual report on Children in Armed Conflict which was published on 2 June, which includes a section outlining the impact of the conflict in Yemen on children. The conflict in Yemen has had a significant impact on children, in terms of the numbers of child casualties, the recruitment of children as soldiers, and attacks on hospitals and schools. We consider all these reports very carefully. We note the announcement by the UN Secretary General on 6 June that removed the listing of the Saudi Arabian-led Coalition from the report’s annex, pending the conclusion of a joint review by the UN and Saudi Arabia on the cases and numbers cited in the text. We welcome co-operation between the UN and Saudi Arabia to look in to this matter. A political solution remains the best way to bring this conflict and the suffering of the Yemeni people to an end. The UK Government remains fully committed to this endeavour. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-06-15T14:31:28.56Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-15T14:31:28.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Saudi Arabia and other Coalition states in Yemen cooperate with the UN to develop and implement an action plan to end and prevent violations against children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 39820 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 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>We note the announcement by the UN Secretary General on 6 June that removed the listing of the Saudi Arabian-led Coalition from the report’s annex, pending the conclusion of a joint review by the UN and Saudi Arabia on the cases and numbers cited in the text. We welcome co-operation between the UN and Saudi Arabia to look in to this matter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-06-14T13:06:55.883Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-14T13:06:55.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will support the immediate establishment of an international, impartial investigation into repeated international humanitarian law violations by all parties to the conflict in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 39819 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 2016-06-14more like thismore than 2016-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government has been clear that we want to see thorough and conclusive investigations where allegations have been made against parties to the conflict in Yemen regarding international humanitarian law. The Saudi Arabian government has its own internal procedures for investigations and they announced more detail on how they investigate such incidents earlier this year and that any lessons learned would be acted upon. We continue to call on all parties to the conflict in Yemen to comply with international humanitarian law, including to take all feasible precautions to minimise harm to civilians and civilian objects.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-06-14T10:30:22.497Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-14T10:30:22.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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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 Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will suspend arms export licences and reject new applications for arms exports to Saudi Arabia while there is a risk that they could be used in contravention of international humanitarian and human rights law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, West Derby more like this
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Stephen Twigg remove filter
star this property uin 39818 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 2016-06-10more like thismore than 2016-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government takes its arms export responsibilities very seriously and operates one of the most robust arms export control regimes in the world. All export licence applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application.</p><p>Risks around human rights violations are a key part of our assessment against the Consolidated Criteria. A licence will not be issued for any country, including Saudi Arabia, if to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the mandatory Criteria, including where we assess there is a clear risk that the items might be used for internal repression or in the commission of a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law.</p><p>Our export licensing system allows us to respond quickly to changed circumstances, with the option to suspend or revoke any export licence, where we consider that this is a necessary step. The Government is confident in its robust case-by-case assessment and is satisfied that extant licences for Saudi Arabia are compliant with the UK’s export licensing criteria.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2016-06-10T11:45:03.613Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-10T11:45:03.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Twigg more like this