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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances remove filter
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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, according to the data gathered by the HM Revenue and Customs Real Time Information programme, how many (1) women, and (2) men earning below the personal income tax threshold were contributing at work to a net pay pension scheme in the last three years; and whether they have estimates of these numbers for the current year. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL15963 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs can provide estimates of the number of women and men earning income below the personal allowance threshold who contribute to a net pay or a relief at source pension scheme over a three year period. These figures are set out in the table below.</p><p>These figures are produced using HMRC’s Real Time Information data to identify taxpayers who contribute to relief at source and net pay pension schemes, which is then combined with the Survey of Personal Incomes to obtain information on income and gender. The most recent tax/year for which these estimates are available is 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of individuals earning below the Personal Allowance making workplace pension contributions into net pay and relief at source pension schemes (Figures are in thousands)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Net Pay</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Relief at Source</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: (1) Personal Allowances for the respective tax years: £10,000 in 2014/15, £10,600 in 2015/16 and £11,000 in 2016/17; (2) Figures are rounded to neared 100 thousand; (3) Figures by gender may not sum to total due to rounding</p><p>Source: Real Time Information and Survey of Personal Income Data for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>There may be individuals who have both relief at source and net pay pension schemes. The relief at source pension schemes data only shows individuals who are part of an employer-sponsored or provided pension scheme.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of disabled people who earn less than the personal allowance and are contributing to a net pay pension scheme is not available. The relevant HM Revenue and Customs’ administrative data does not contain information on disability.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate for the number of taxpayers with relief at source pensions who fail to claim higher rate tax relief, and how much higher rate tax relief is unclaimed each year, is not available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15964 more like this
HL15965 more like this
HL15966 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1129479
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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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 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, according to the data gathered by the HM Revenue and Customs Real Time Information programme, how many (1) women and (2) men earning below the personal income tax threshold were contributing at work to a relief at source pension scheme in the last three years; and whether they have estimates of these numbers for the current year. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL15964 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs can provide estimates of the number of women and men earning income below the personal allowance threshold who contribute to a net pay or a relief at source pension scheme over a three year period. These figures are set out in the table below.</p><p>These figures are produced using HMRC’s Real Time Information data to identify taxpayers who contribute to relief at source and net pay pension schemes, which is then combined with the Survey of Personal Incomes to obtain information on income and gender. The most recent tax/year for which these estimates are available is 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of individuals earning below the Personal Allowance making workplace pension contributions into net pay and relief at source pension schemes (Figures are in thousands)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Net Pay</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Relief at Source</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: (1) Personal Allowances for the respective tax years: £10,000 in 2014/15, £10,600 in 2015/16 and £11,000 in 2016/17; (2) Figures are rounded to neared 100 thousand; (3) Figures by gender may not sum to total due to rounding</p><p>Source: Real Time Information and Survey of Personal Income Data for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>There may be individuals who have both relief at source and net pay pension schemes. The relief at source pension schemes data only shows individuals who are part of an employer-sponsored or provided pension scheme.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of disabled people who earn less than the personal allowance and are contributing to a net pay pension scheme is not available. The relevant HM Revenue and Customs’ administrative data does not contain information on disability.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate for the number of taxpayers with relief at source pensions who fail to claim higher rate tax relief, and how much higher rate tax relief is unclaimed each year, is not available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15963 more like this
HL15965 more like this
HL15966 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1129480
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 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 the data gathered by the HM Revenue and Customs Real Time Information programme shows how many disabled people earning less than the personal tax threshold are currently contributing to a net pay pension scheme at work. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL15965 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs can provide estimates of the number of women and men earning income below the personal allowance threshold who contribute to a net pay or a relief at source pension scheme over a three year period. These figures are set out in the table below.</p><p>These figures are produced using HMRC’s Real Time Information data to identify taxpayers who contribute to relief at source and net pay pension schemes, which is then combined with the Survey of Personal Incomes to obtain information on income and gender. The most recent tax/year for which these estimates are available is 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of individuals earning below the Personal Allowance making workplace pension contributions into net pay and relief at source pension schemes (Figures are in thousands)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Net Pay</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Relief at Source</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: (1) Personal Allowances for the respective tax years: £10,000 in 2014/15, £10,600 in 2015/16 and £11,000 in 2016/17; (2) Figures are rounded to neared 100 thousand; (3) Figures by gender may not sum to total due to rounding</p><p>Source: Real Time Information and Survey of Personal Income Data for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>There may be individuals who have both relief at source and net pay pension schemes. The relief at source pension schemes data only shows individuals who are part of an employer-sponsored or provided pension scheme.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of disabled people who earn less than the personal allowance and are contributing to a net pay pension scheme is not available. The relevant HM Revenue and Customs’ administrative data does not contain information on disability.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate for the number of taxpayers with relief at source pensions who fail to claim higher rate tax relief, and how much higher rate tax relief is unclaimed each year, is not available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15963 more like this
HL15964 more like this
HL15966 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1129481
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances remove filter
unstar this property house id 2 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 estimates they have of (1) how many higher rate taxpayers fail to claim higher rate tax relief, and (2) how much higher rate tax relief is unclaimed each year, in relief at source pensions. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL15966 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs can provide estimates of the number of women and men earning income below the personal allowance threshold who contribute to a net pay or a relief at source pension scheme over a three year period. These figures are set out in the table below.</p><p>These figures are produced using HMRC’s Real Time Information data to identify taxpayers who contribute to relief at source and net pay pension schemes, which is then combined with the Survey of Personal Incomes to obtain information on income and gender. The most recent tax/year for which these estimates are available is 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of individuals earning below the Personal Allowance making workplace pension contributions into net pay and relief at source pension schemes (Figures are in thousands)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Net Pay</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Relief at Source</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: (1) Personal Allowances for the respective tax years: £10,000 in 2014/15, £10,600 in 2015/16 and £11,000 in 2016/17; (2) Figures are rounded to neared 100 thousand; (3) Figures by gender may not sum to total due to rounding</p><p>Source: Real Time Information and Survey of Personal Income Data for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>There may be individuals who have both relief at source and net pay pension schemes. The relief at source pension schemes data only shows individuals who are part of an employer-sponsored or provided pension scheme.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of disabled people who earn less than the personal allowance and are contributing to a net pay pension scheme is not available. The relevant HM Revenue and Customs’ administrative data does not contain information on disability.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate for the number of taxpayers with relief at source pensions who fail to claim higher rate tax relief, and how much higher rate tax relief is unclaimed each year, is not available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL15963 more like this
HL15964 more like this
HL15965 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.953Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1144865
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances remove filter
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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, with respect to the National Statistics data published in April, which estimated the total cost of pension tax relief in respect of registered pension schemes for the year ending 5 April 2018 at £36.3 billion including £4.3 billion in tax relief on employee contributions to occupational pension schemes, (1) what is the estimated figure of gross pension contributions on which this figure was based, and (2) what specific assumptions were made as to the rates of tax applicable in arriving at the figure of £4.3 billion; and whether these assumptions included that all employees making contributions to occupational schemes receive the full tax relief to which they are entitled, including those contributing to net pay pension schemes. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL17699 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">HMRC publishes estimates of the cost of pension tax relief which is available in table 6 of HM Revenue and Customs Personal Pension Statistics on Gov.uk. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><em> </em></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">These estimates were revised on 26<sup>th</sup> September 2019 as part of an overall update to HMRC’s Personal Pension and Pension Relief statistics. Estimates of the cost of tax relief on contributions are produced using the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) for income, individual and employer contributions for members of pension schemes that use the net pay mechanism; and administrative data HMRC holds on relief at source administrative data matched to the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI) - for income, individual and employer pension contributions for members of pension schemes that use the relief at source mechanism.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The cost of tax relief for all contributions made by individuals is approximately £6.3bn, broken down as the cost of relief on employee contributions to occupational schemes (£4.2bn), to personal pension schemes (£1.6bn), and self-employed contributions to pensions (£0.5bn). Occupational pensions here includes some master trust pension schemes which use the relief at source method. Personal pensions here includes workplace personal pension schemes (such as group personal pensions).</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">i) The £4.3bn figure referenced is the cost of pension tax relief relating to occupational pension schemes. Estimates of the cost of pension tax relief were revised on September 26<sup>th</sup> 2019 as part of an overall update to HMRC’s Personal Pensions and Pension Relief Statistics. The £4.3bn figure referenced has since been revised to £4.2bn. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This £4.2bn figure of tax relief is derived from around £15.9bn of estimated “relievable” individual pension contributions to occupational pension schemes, (where “relievable” refers to our best estimates of contributions which are within the individual’s pensions Annual Allowance). </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">ii) Marginal rate tax relief is applied to these estimates of “relievable” contributions as if these contributions were taxed. Estimates are produced assuming all members contributing to all pension schemes receive full marginal rate tax relief on their contributions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><em> </em></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As noted in the publication, costs are subject to large revisions and have a particularly wide margin of error – reflecting the variety of sources of data (both administrative and survey) required to produce these estimates.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:33:08.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:33:08.633Z
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less than 2019-10-08T12:38:27.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:38:27.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1144866
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances remove filter
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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 estimate they have made of the amount of tax relief forgone in net pay pension schemes by workers earning below the personal tax threshold while contributing to workplace pensions in the past three tax years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Members of net pay pension schemes receive tax relief on their pension contributions at their marginal rate as these contributions are deducted before tax is calculated. Those individuals with income below the personal tax threshold do not pay tax.</p><p> </p><p>Members of relief at source pension schemes, however, receive a 20% basic rate top up on their pension contribution, even though they do not pay tax.</p><p> </p><p>The Economic Secretary to the Treasury provided the Work and Pensions committee an estimate of the cost of providing the same type of top-up as exist for those in relief at source scheme to those in net pay schemes. This estimate was around £100m per tax year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:42:07.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:42:07.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this