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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Sir Edward Heath 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, futher to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 July (HL Deb, cols 963–5), what are their reasons for not establishing an inquiry into Operation Conifer conducted by the Wiltshire Police into allegations against Sir Edward Heath. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9988 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 2018-09-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>I recognise concerns that have been raised by Noble Lords in relation to Operation Conifer, however it is for locally-elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to decide how best to hold their forces to account, and PCCs have the powers to commission an inquiry, should they deem it appropriate. The Government has no plans to launch an inquiry into Operation Conifer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:47:27.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
967493
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Offences against Children 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 police forces in England and Wales have disbanded their specialist child protection teams and allocated their work to Criminal Investigation Departments. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL9984 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 2018-09-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not keep a record of how individual police forces are structured. Team structures and deployment of officers within police forces are rightly decisions for Chief Constables, working with their democratically accountable Police and Crime Commissioners.</p><p>We recognise the need for police forces to be properly equipped to deal with the changing nature of crime. We have provided significant extra investment through the Police Transformation Fund to support policing to respond to changing crimes and threats including against vulnerable children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:46:42.377Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:46:42.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
947630
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Capital Punishment 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, further to the statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 July, how many times in the last 20 years they have decided not to seek death penalty assurances for British or former British citizens; and what were the details of any such cases. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL9890 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 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>A review of available records (dating back to 2001) has been undertaken and I can confirm that we have identified one occasion where we have provided mutual legal assistance without a death penalty assurance where the death penalty was an available sentence which involved a British or former British national. Due to the potential to harm on-going criminal investigations or future prosecutions and the confidentiality attached to mutual legal assistance, it would not be appropriate to share further information.</p><p>I reiterate the statement by the Minister of State for Security on 23 July (Official Record 23 July column 725) who sought to reassure the House that our long-standing position on the use of the death penalty has not changed. The UK has a long-standing policy of opposing the death penalty as a matter of principle regardless of nationality. Requests for Mutual Legal Assistance must be considered in accordance with the Government’s Overseas, Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) Guidance, which requires an assessment of both human rights and death penalty risks.</p><p>The OSJA guidance, which has been in existence since 2011, permits the provision of assistance, without obtaining assurances, where there are strong reasons for doing so:</p><p>“Ministers should be consulted to determine whether, given the specific circumstances of the case, we should nevertheless provide assistance.”</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T16:34:24.25Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:34:24.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
947583
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Capital Punishment 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 times the UK has not sought death penalty assurances for British nationals or former British nationals when agreeing to their trial in another country. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL9860 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 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government does not have a role in agreeing to the trial of British or former British nationals in another country.</p><p>However, a review of available records (dating back to 2001) has been undertaken and I can confirm that we have identified one occasion where we provided mutual legal assistance without a death penalty assurance where the death penalty was an available sentence which involved a British or former British national.</p><p>Due to the potential to harm on-going criminal investigations or future prosecutions, and the confidentiality attached to mutual legal assistance, it would not be appropriate to share further information.</p><p>I reiterate the statement by the Minister of State for Security on 23 July who sought to reassure the House that our long-standing position on the use of the death penalty has not changed. The UK has a long-standing policy of opposing the death penalty as a matter of principle regardless of nationality. Requests for Mutual Legal Assistance must be considered in accordance with the Government’s Overseas, Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) Guidance, which requires an assessment of both human rights and death penalty risks.</p><p>The OSJA guidance, which has been in existence since 2011, permits the provision of assistance, without obtaining assurances, where there are strong reasons for doing so:</p><p>“Ministers should be consulted to determine whether, given the specific circumstances of the case, we should nevertheless provide assistance.”</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T16:33:47.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:33:47.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
947532
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh 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 when, and on what grounds, they decided not to seek a death penalty assurance in the cases of British ISIS operatives, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh; and why the approval of Parliament was not sought before this decision was made. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL9827 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 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>After careful and considered advice, the Home Secretary took the decision not to seek a death penalty assurance in this case in June 2018 in accordance with the Government’s Overseas, Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) Guidance which requires an assessment of both human rights and death penalty risks.</p><p>The OSJA guidance, which has been in existence since 2011, permits the provision of assistance, without obtaining assurances, where there are strong reasons for doing so and sets out the process for making that decision which does not involve a role for Parliament:</p><p>“Ministers should be consulted to determine whether, given the specific circumstances of the case, we should nevertheless provide assistance.”</p><p>Following the detention of these individuals the central concern was, and remains, the real prospect that if legal assistance was not offered to the US authorities without conditions, then they would not face criminal trial.</p><p>Given the legal challenge that is currently underway, it is inappropriate to say more about this specific case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T16:42:12.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:42:12.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1145333
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-06more like thismore than 2019-09-06
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Asylum: Finance 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 proportion of applicants for support under section 4(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, in the last year for which records are held, were asked to provide further information to support their request, broken down by the reason further information was required. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL17784 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The information requested would require a manual trawl of records of all service users receiving section 4 support and could only be provided at a dis-proportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:16:37.18Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:16:37.18Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1145238
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Immigrants: Detainees 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 children who have been detained in immigration detention at any point since January 2018 were subsequently deported. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17765 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK ended the routine detention of families with children in immigration removal centres in 2010, and enshrined this in law under the Immigration Act 2014. Children may be detained in family groups for removal in our pre-departure accommodation for up to 72 hours, extendable to a week with Ministerial approval. This provision is used sparingly and only after all other avenues have failed. Families with children may also be detained at the border pending a decision on whether they should be admitted to the country, or until the next available return flight if they are refused entry to the UK. There remain limited circumstances where unaccompanied children may be held under immigration powers at port for up to 24 hours, usually until they can be transferred into the care of social services.</p><p>Information on the number of children leaving detention and in the detention estate, is available in tables dt_09_q and dt_13_q of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending June 2019’. <br>The term 'deportations' refers to a legally-defined subset of returns which are enforced either following a criminal conviction or when it is judged that a person’s removal from the UK is conducive to the public good. Information on those deported is not separately available and therefore the published detention statistics refer to all enforced returns and voluntary departures.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL17763 more like this
HL17764 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.867Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name DetentionTables - June 2019.xlsx more like this
star this property title Detention Tables - June 2019 more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1145237
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Immigrants: Detainees 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 children have been detained in immigration detention for longer than 28 days since January 2018. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17764 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK ended the routine detention of families with children in immigration removal centres in 2010, and enshrined this in law under the Immigration Act 2014. Children may be detained in family groups for removal in our pre-departure accommodation for up to 72 hours, extendable to a week with Ministerial approval. This provision is used sparingly and only after all other avenues have failed. Families with children may also be detained at the border pending a decision on whether they should be admitted to the country, or until the next available return flight if they are refused entry to the UK. There remain limited circumstances where unaccompanied children may be held under immigration powers at port for up to 24 hours, usually until they can be transferred into the care of social services.</p><p>Information on the number of children leaving detention and in the detention estate, is available in tables dt_09_q and dt_13_q of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending June 2019’. <br>The term 'deportations' refers to a legally-defined subset of returns which are enforced either following a criminal conviction or when it is judged that a person’s removal from the UK is conducive to the public good. Information on those deported is not separately available and therefore the published detention statistics refer to all enforced returns and voluntary departures.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL17763 more like this
HL17765 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.803Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1
star this property file name DetentionTables - June 2019.xlsx more like this
star this property title Detention Tables - June 2019 more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1145236
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Immigrants: Detainees 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 plans they have to ensure that children are not detained for immigration reasons. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17763 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>The UK ended the routine detention of families with children in immigration removal centres in 2010, and enshrined this in law under the Immigration Act 2014. Children may be detained in family groups for removal in our pre-departure accommodation for up to 72 hours, extendable to a week with Ministerial approval. This provision is used sparingly and only after all other avenues have failed. Families with children may also be detained at the border pending a decision on whether they should be admitted to the country, or until the next available return flight if they are refused entry to the UK. There remain limited circumstances where unaccompanied children may be held under immigration powers at port for up to 24 hours, usually until they can be transferred into the care of social services.</p><p>Information on the number of children leaving detention and in the detention estate, is available in tables dt_09_q and dt_13_q of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, year ending June 2019’. <br>The term 'deportations' refers to a legally-defined subset of returns which are enforced either following a criminal conviction or when it is judged that a person’s removal from the UK is conducive to the public good. Information on those deported is not separately available and therefore the published detention statistics refer to all enforced returns and voluntary departures.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL17764 more like this
HL17765 more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T17:09:49.727Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name DetentionTables - June 2019.xlsx more like this
star this property title Detention Tables - June 2019 more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1145227
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Home Office remove filter
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Drugs: Decriminalisation 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 plans they have, if any, to review their policy on illegal drugs, following the decriminalisation of such drugs in many jurisdictions including parts of North and South America. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17754 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to legalise illicit drugs. There is a substantial body of scientific and medical evidence to show that controlled drugs are harmful and can damage people's mental and physical health.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:16:16.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:16:16.693Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this