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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Defence 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 over what periods in the last 30 years there has been a threat to the existence of the United Kingdom; and what was the average percentage of gross domestic product spent on defence in each of those years. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has, and continues to face, a broad range of complex threats both at home and abroad.</p><p>The table below shows the proportion of gross domestic product that the UK has spent on defence each year since 1985. This data is published annually by NATO as part of its Defence Expenditure publications.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of GDP spent on Defence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1985</p></td><td><p>5.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1986</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1987</p></td><td><p>4.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1988</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1991</p></td><td><p>4.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1992</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1994</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1995</p></td><td><p>3.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1996</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
386889
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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Iraq: Armed Conflict 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 assessment they have made of whether driving Daesh out of Iraq would be a final military victory. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL998 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>ISIL must be defeated both in Iraq and Syria. This will take time and patience but it is a fight we must win. We are also clear that it cannot be achieved by military action alone which is why the UK supports inclusive governance in Iraq and political transition in Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Reserve Forces 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 to what extent they plan to extend their proposals for one per cent of civil servants to join the Armed Forces Reserves to other public sector workers. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL976 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 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
star this property answer text <p>All central government departments have signed up to the 1% Challenge. We are currently working across Government to decide what would be appropriate for other parts of the public sector to sign up to, given the variety of organisations involved. Regardless of this, we encourage all organisations to adopt a supportive environment for their employees who are Armed Forces reservists, and to encourage others to join.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-07-23T15:48:05.9348389Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T15:48:05.9348389Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
386470
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict 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 military or logistical assistance they plan to give the Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units defending Kobani; and whether they now plan to join the United States in mounting aerial bombardment of Daesh military targets in Syria. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL965 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 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Whilst the UK has not given specific military or logistic assistance to the fighters of People's Protection Units in Kobane, the UK is a major contributor to the wider global coalition working to counter ISIL across Iraq and Syria, which has assisted the Kurdish force to liberate and defend the area.</p><p>Whilst UK intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft have been deployed over Syria, the Government has made it clear that it would seek further Parliamentary approval before UK aircraft conducted air strikes in Syria, unless there was a critical British interest at stake or a need to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-09T15:41:02.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T15:41:02.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
386449
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Officers 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 Earl Howe on 23 June (HL436), what is the average age of an Army Reserve commissioned officer. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL944 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2015, the average age of an Army Reserve commissioned officer is 44.</p><p>More information about the age profile of the Reserve Force may be found in the annual National Statistics publication 'UK Reserve Forces and Cadets', located at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strength-of-the-uk, which is attached for ease of reference.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:42:32.497Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:42:32.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name 20150615_TSP7Apr15-O.pdf more like this
unstar this property title TSP 7 UK Reserve Forces and Cadets more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
386448
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Russia: Armoured Fighting Vehicles 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 assessment they have made of whether any new armoured fighting vehicles were at the recent May Day parade in Moscow; and if so, what is their unclassified assessment of the vehicles seen. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL943 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>This year's parade featured the T-14 tank, Kurganets-25 series armoured fighting vehicles and the Bumerang armoured personnel carrier. We judge that all three systems represent significant improvement over their predecessors.</p><p>The T-14 will have improved projectile performance; a gun launched anti-tank guided missile capability and increased crew survivability.</p><p>The T-14, Kurganets-25 and Bumerang will have the new and improved Epoch remote controlled turret. Advanced defensive aid suites are likely to be common to all new vehicle types.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:40:57.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:40:57.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
386447
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armoured Fighting Vehicles 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 is the full list of armoured fighting vehicles and protected mobility vehicles in operation with the British Army, and whether each vehicle is in general service on units' Equipment Tables, or an Urgent Operational Requirement. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
star this property uin HL942 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The armoured fighting and protected mobility vehicles in operation with the British Army are: Challenger 2, Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle, Titan, Trojan, Warrior, Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle(Tracked), Bulldog, AS90, Terrier, Warthog, Mastiff, Ridegback, Wolfhound, Husky, Panther, Jackal, Coyote, Foxhound, Revised Weapons Mounted Installation Kit+ Land Rover/ Revised Weapons Mounted Installation Kit Land Rover and Snatch/Vixen.</p><p>Some of these vehicles were initially bought as Urgent Operational Requirements for operations. They have all now been brought into core funding and are shown on unit establishment tables.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:41:53.223Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:41:53.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
386142
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Military Aircraft 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 whether, following the loss of Maritime Patrol Aircraft capability in 2010, there is any airborne surveillance capability available to assist the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, HM Revenue and Customs and the Border Agency; and whether assets available today will be available next year. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL941 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Requests to assist other Government Departments and agencies are routinely received by the Ministry of Defence through the Maritime Operations Centre, the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre and the Air Rescue Co-ordination Centre, who will decide the appropriate surface or aviation asset to provide the support from a range of maritime and aviation capabilities.</p><p>The type and quantity of assets at the Ministry of Defence's disposal is not necessarily constant from one year to the next. Different factors are taken into account when procuring and supporting capabilities.</p><p>The Strategic Defence and Security Review will allow us to review our maritime and aviation capability.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:36:19.29Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:36:19.29Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Impact Assessments 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 how much the Ministry of Defence spent on Overseas Development Assistance between April 2015 and March 2016, and what measures were used to ensure high levels of transparency in how that money was spent. more like this
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Baroness Northover more like this
star this property uin HL927 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 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department for International Development (DFID) is responsible for publishing the UK's Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) figures for the previous calendar year in their annual National Statistics publications. Provisional figures for ODA expenditure by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in 2016 will be published by DFID no later than April 2017. In 2015, the MOD provisionally spent £9.2 million on ODA-eligible activities. Final figures for 2015 will be published in 'Statistics on International Development' on www.gov.uk in autumn 2016. This publication will include detailed project-level data to comply with transparency initiatives.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T15:22:58.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T15:22:58.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
386127
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Discharges 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 soldiers serving in the Army Reserve have left in each year since 2012. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL926 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The total number recruited into the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) between 2012 and 2015 is 12,130.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>3,960</p></td><td><p>2,960</p></td><td><p>5,210</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number leaving the Army Reserve (officers and soldiers) since 2012 is 12,680.</p><p>This breaks down as:</p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2012-13</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-14</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>4,710</p></td><td><p>4,620</p></td><td><p>3,350</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN HL925 more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.963Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T15:52:46.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this