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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Oral Questions 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 the Leader of the House whether she will propose to the Procedure Committee a review of the system for tabling oral questions in the House of Lords in respect of the requirement for members to queue. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2628 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>The process for tabling oral questions was considered in detail in the 2012-13 session. In response to concerns raised about the current “first-come-first-served” system - including a concern about the requirement to queue raised by my Noble Friend, Lady Sharples - the Procedure Committee proposed the introduction of a ballot in its place (Procedure Committee, 3rd Report, Session 2012-13). The House remitted the issue back to the Procedure Committee for further consideration (HL Deb 9 Jan 2013, cols 145-172). <br><br>That further review did not identify a clear consensus as to whether a ballot was preferred to the “first-come-first-served” system (see Procedure Committee, 5th Report, Session 2012-13; see also HL Deb 24 April 2013, cols 1406-1417). <br><br>I know that strong views persist on both sides of the argument about this issue. I will write to the Chairman of the Procedure Committee on my Noble Friend’s behalf to suggest that the matter might be discussed at a future meeting of the Procedure Committee.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T14:34:08.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Wind Power: Planning Permission 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 applications for planning permission for land-based wind turbines were refused by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the most recent 12 months for which information is available; and how such decisions are reconciled with (1) their policy of localism, and (2) the United Kingdom's commitment to carbon reduction. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2193 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>I have interpreted this question as asking about planning applications which have been called-in for decision by the Secretary of State (as opposed to decisions on appeals).</p><p><br></p><p>No planning applications for onshore wind turbines called-in within the last 12 months have been refused.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T13:14:05.3593357Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T13:14:05.3593357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Wind Power: Planning Permission 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 Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 November (HL2193), about planning applications for land-based wind turbines, how many planning applications were called in for decision by the Secretary of State in the last 12 months and how they were disposed of in each case. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2668 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>In the last 12 months three planning applications for land based wind turbine development have been called in for determination by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Following call in, two of the applications were withdrawn and a public inquiry on the third is due in early 2015. All three followed requests by local or neighbouring Members of Parliament to call in the applications.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T14:28:22.897Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T14:28:22.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Travellers 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 what actions have been taken in pursuance of the commitments undertaken by the Ministerial Working Group on tacking inequalities experienced by Gypsies and Travellers in their progress report of April 2012; and what further meetings have taken place, with what outcomes, since that date. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2504 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
star this property answer text <p>The Ministerial Working Group on Gypsies and Travellers was convened as an ad hoc meeting to discuss inequalities experienced by the Gypsy and Traveller community. This working group resulted in the publication of a progress report which included 28 commitments made by the Departments represented on it, with the aim of helping mainstream services work more effectively with Gypsies and Travellers.</p><p> </p><p>Since the report, Ministers have not needed to meet to implement the agreed policy, as this has been delegated to the Civil Service. There have been regular meetings between Gypsy and Traveller organisations and officials across Whitehall to discuss the progress made against the Government’s commitments, and wider action to improve the social outcomes of Gypsies and Travellers. We intend to publish a follow up report in due course.</p><p> </p><p>I have deposited in the Library of the House a document with a summary of progress so far against each of the 28 commitments with links to where further information can be found.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-11-11T12:51:59.5133209Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-11T12:51:59.5133209Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property file name Gypsies and Travellers commitments -DEPOSITEDPAPER-455504 (HL2504).doc more like this
unstar this property title 28 Commitments more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 why data on the presence of asbestos were not covered in the Property Data Survey Programme in United Kingdom schools; and what are their plans for removing any remaining asbestos from United Kingdom schools. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL6856 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Property Data Survey gathers high-level condition data across the state-funded educational estate in England only. The surveyors employed on the programme are general building surveyors and they perform a visual, non-intrusive survey. In comparison, considerably more detailed surveys are required to assess asbestos and that is why asbestos is not included as part of the Property Data Survey.</p><p>The Department for Education does not have a programme for the phased removal of all asbestos from schools in England. Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations, the employer - either the school or local authority - has clear responsibilities to manage asbestos containing materials in schools safely. The advice from the Health and Safety Executive is that it is safer to leave undisturbed or undamaged asbestos in place and to carefully manage it rather than to risk disturbing or damaging asbestos unnecessarily. If asbestos is managed effectively, as required by the regulations, the safest and most effective way to plan for its removal is when existing buildings are refurbished or replaced.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UN Convention against Torture more like this
star this property house id 2 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 which member states other than the United Kingdom which have ratified the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment have failed to declare acceptance of the right of individual petition under Article 22 of the Convention. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL1325 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p>According to the United Nations’ website (<a href="http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx" target="_blank">http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx</a> - accessed on 23 July 2014) on the ratification status of the Convention, 65 States (out of 155 States Parties to the Convention) accepted the right of individual petition under Article 22; this suggests that 90 States, listed on the website, have not yet done so. The UK is committed to a strong and effective international human rights system and we are state party to a number of international human rights treaties including the UN Convention Against Torture. The UK Government however remains to be convinced of the added practical value to people in the UK of rights of individual petitions to the UN, considering that the UK has strong and effective laws under which individuals may seek remedies in the courts or in tribunals if they feel that their rights have been breached. To date, the UK's experience under the two optional protocols it has ratified (in 2004 to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and in 2009 to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) has not provided sufficient empirical evidence to establish the practical benefits of becoming a State Party to a further individual petition mechanism to the UN.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1327 more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T11:55:23.4342556Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T11:55:23.4342556Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UN Convention against Torture more like this
star this property house id 2 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 when they will allow the right of individual petition under Article 22 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL1327 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p>According to the United Nations’ website (<a href="http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx" target="_blank">http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx</a> - accessed on 23 July 2014) on the ratification status of the Convention, 65 States (out of 155 States Parties to the Convention) accepted the right of individual petition under Article 22; this suggests that 90 States, listed on the website, have not yet done so. The UK is committed to a strong and effective international human rights system and we are state party to a number of international human rights treaties including the UN Convention Against Torture. The UK Government however remains to be convinced of the added practical value to people in the UK of rights of individual petitions to the UN, considering that the UK has strong and effective laws under which individuals may seek remedies in the courts or in tribunals if they feel that their rights have been breached. To date, the UK's experience under the two optional protocols it has ratified (in 2004 to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, and in 2009 to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) has not provided sufficient empirical evidence to establish the practical benefits of becoming a State Party to a further individual petition mechanism to the UN.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1325 more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T11:55:24.1723948Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T11:55:24.1723948Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading UN Convention against Torture more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken or propose to take to remedy the shortcomings identified by the United Nations Committee Against Torture in the United Kingdom’s compliance with the United Nations Convention against Torture in May 2013 in relation to (1) the alleged torture of Tamil returnees from the United Kingdom, (2) the lack of accountability in respect of allegations of United Kingdom complicity in torture abroad, (3) the detention of torture survivors in the Detained Fast Track System, (4) the lowering of the evidential threshold before a suspected torture survivor is deemed unsuitable for the Detained Fast Track System, (5) the application of Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules, (6) the exemption in section 134 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 which provides a defence of lawful authority, justification or excuse to a charge of official intentional infliction of severe pain or suffering, and (7) its concerns about section 5 of the Intelligence Services Act 1994 which provides immunity to intelligence officers once a warrant has been signed by a government minister giving them lawful authority.
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL1326 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government does not engage in torture, or solicit, encourage or condone its use, and works closely with its international partners to prevent torture occurring anywhere in the world. As requested by the Committee Against Torture, the UK Government submitted, on 31 May 2014, follow up information (available at <a href="http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/human-rights/cat-300520140-uk-follow-up-information.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/human-rights/cat-300520140-uk-follow-up-information.pdf</a>) on issues raised by the Committee during the examination of the UK in May 2013. At the Committee’s request, the UK Government will provide its 6<sup>th</sup> periodic report under the Convention Against Torture, addressing the Committee’s list of issues, in May 2017.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T12:00:34.2046345Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T12:00:34.2046345Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made at the Girl Summit 2014 of the role played by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) in safeguarding the health of women and girls, and in addressing gender-related barriers to accessing immunisation services; and what assessment they have made of the cost-effectiveness so far of the United Kingdom’s contribution towards GAVI’s programme, agreed in the Multilateral Aid Review of March 2011. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL1437 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The focus of Girl Summit 2014 was on ending female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage. No specific assessment was made at the Summit on the role of the GAVI Alliance in safeguarding the health of women and girls or addressing gender-related barriers to accessing immunisation services. However, GAVI is rolling-out two vaccines that will directly benefit girls and women: rubella vaccine, which protects against a disease damaging to unborn children; and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, which helps prevent cervical cancer, one of the leading causes of death in young women in sub-Saharan Africa. GAVI will immunise over 30 million girls with HPV vaccines during 2013-2020 which will prevent over 150,000 women dying each year. GAVI is working to overcome the barriers to introducing the HPV vaccine in developing countries by reducing the high cost of the vaccine and tackling the challenges of immunising girls aged nine to thirteen years by integrating HPV immunisation with wider health interventions targeted at adolescent girls.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK’s support to GAVI remains a highly cost effective way to achieve childhood immunisation results at scale. The 2011 UK Multilateral Aid Review (MAR) ranked GAVI as being very good value for money. The 2013 MAR Update confirmed that GAVI is continuing to make reasonable progress. An example of this is that GAVI helped to secure a reduction in price of 35% between 2010-2012 of the three vaccines it spends the most money on.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-08-11T10:43:38.1762707Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T10:43:38.1762707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Nutrition more like this
star this property house id 2 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 who will be representing the United Kingdom Government at the World Health Organisation Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome from 19 to 21 November. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2667 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>I will personally be attending the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) along with high level representatives from DFID and the Department of Health.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T16:30:57.747Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:30:57.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury remove filter