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100031
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Liver Diseases 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 steps they are taking to reverse the rise in liver deaths in England between 2001 and 2012 shown by Public Health England’s report <i>Liver Disease Profiles</i>. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2237 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) has a comprehensive range of action aimed at reducing the incidence and mortality from liver disease. It monitors the incidence, mortality and outcomes of treatment for liver disease and the risk factors: alcohol obesity and Hepatitis B and C. PHE has a wide range of action to tackle unhealthy alcohol consumption, obesity and viral hepatitis through strengthening local action, promoting healthy choices, and giving appropriate information to support healthier lives. <br> <br> In response to the All Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group report PHE has committed to producing a PHE Liver Disease Framework. This will focus on public health action to tackle risk factors for liver disease and inequalities in relation to liver disease. Work has already begun to bring together expertise within PHE on the major risk factors for liver disease (alcohol, hepatitis B and C and obesity), data on liver disease and its risk factors and on death and dying from liver disease. Many of the actions to tackle the major risk factors require a coordinated approach between PHE and NHS England.</p><p> </p><p><br> NHS England is responsible for delivering improvements in outcomes against the NHS Mandate and in line with the NHS Outcomes Framework. NHS England are adopting a broad strategy for delivering improvements in relation to premature mortality, working with commissioners and PHE to support clinical commissioning groups in understanding where local challenges lie and in identifying the evidence in relation to the priorities for reducing mortality at a national level.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:52:44.2850714Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:52:44.2850714Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
100035
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Reorganisation 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 is the cost to date of the reorganisation of the National Health Service as a result of the reforms in the Health and Social Care Act 2012. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL2241 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>I announced in my Written Ministerial Statement of 23 July 2014, columns WS135-136, that the costs of implementing policies in the Health and Social Care Act incurred to 31 March 2014 were £1,316 million. This is the latest available figure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These costs have been more than covered by the savings arising from the Health and Social Care Act, which up to 31 March 2014, were approximately £4.9 billion.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T12:33:57.8617553Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T12:33:57.8617553Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3701
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
100036
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Accident and Emergency Departments 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 has been the impact since 2009 of the closure of accident and emergency departments on neighbouring hospitals. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL2242 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The reconfiguration of local health services is a matter for the local National Health Service. All service changes should be led by clinicians and be in the best interests of patients, not driven from the top down.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is for NHS commissioners and providers to work together, with local authorities, patients and the public, in bringing forward proposals that will improve the quality, safety and sustainability of healthcare services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any changes must be supported by the Government’s four tests for service change, namely:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- support from general practitioner commissioners;</p><p> </p><p>- clarity on the clinical evidence base;</p><p> </p><p>- robust patient and public engagement; and</p><p> </p><p>- support for patient choice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Once a decision on a local case for change has been made, it is up to the NHS to ensure its local services meet the needs of its population.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More generally, we would expect any local plans for changes to acute services to take full account of the impact on neighbouring hospitals.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:41:26.5594108Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:41:26.5594108Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3701
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
100037
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Dismissal 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 general practitioners have been dismissed by primary care trusts, or by the Care Quality Commission, in each year since 2005. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL2243 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not centrally collected. Departmental officials are aware that the General Medical Council does collect some demographic data about doctors and this is published in its annual report ‘The state of medical education and practice in the UK’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, has registered all general practitioner (GP) practices since April 2012. The CQC’s role is to inspect and regulate GP practices, including those practices run by single-handed GPs. The CQC regulates at a provider level and may remove a practice’s registration where care is not meeting the required standard. Actions taken against an individual GP would be the responsibility of NHS England for contractual issues and the General Medical Council for professional issues.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:18:49.8123222Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:18:49.8123222Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3701
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
100044
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging 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 they notified the European Commission of the draft regulations for possible standardised packaging for tobacco products without waiting for the results of the recent consultation that closed on 7 August. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL2250 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The consultation on introducing regulations for standardised packaging of tobacco ran between 26 June and 7 August 2014. All substantive responses were then considered before the regulations were notified in draft to the European Commission as technical standards under the procedures of Directive 98/34/EC. They were notified to the Commission on 29 August 2014.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:54:12.5872489Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:54:12.5872489Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
100045
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging 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 when they will publish a revised impact assessment on standardised packaging of tobacco products following the comments of the Regulatory Policy Committee. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL2251 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The consultation-stage impact assessment on standardised packaging of tobacco products is being updated following the public consultation, which ran between 26 June and 7 August 2014. The updated Impact Assessment takes into account previous comments from the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) and will be re-submitted to the RPC for their consideration before it is published.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:55:04.6967513Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:55:04.6967513Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
100057
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Health Services and Social Services 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 response they have given to the Care Quality Commission’s annual State of Care report. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2263 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Health has said “The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) State of Health and Adult Social Care in England 2013-14 report highlights examples of excellent care but it also exposes unacceptable levels of variation. It also confirms that the NHS has seen a period of “hard realities and rapid change” following the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. We need to keep building on this to ensure greater cultural change, continuing transparency and a focus on safety to drive up standards of care across the country.”</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T16:20:34.482949Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T16:20:34.482949Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100060
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse 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 steps they are taking to address Britain’s drinking culture, which Public Health England recently identified as causing a rise in liver disease deaths. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2266 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Alcohol Strategy, set out ambitions whereby ‘we will radically reshape the approach to alcohol and reduce the number of people drinking to excess’. The ambitions include:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- a change in behaviour so that people think it is not acceptable to drink in ways that could cause harm to themselves and others;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the amount of alcohol-fuelled violent crime;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the number of adults drinking above the National Health Service guidelines;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the number of people ‘binge drinking’;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the number of alcohol-related deaths; and</p><p> </p><p>- a sustained reduction in both the numbers of 11-15 year olds drinking alcohol and the amounts consumed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In November 2012, the Home Office launched a consultation on five key areas with the aim of reducing alcohol-fuelled crime, anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related health harm.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government response, published in July 2013, provided an analysis of the responses and set out the next steps that the Government will take:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- targeted national action, ending sales of the cheapest alcohol by introducing a ban on selling alcohol below the price of duty and VAT, and strengthening the ban on irresponsible promotions in pubs and clubs;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- a challenge to industry to increase its efforts, building on what has already been achieved through the Public Health Responsibility Deal. This includes tackling high strength products; promoting alcohol responsibly in shops; improving education around drinking; and supporting targeted local action; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- support local action on alcohol-related harm, identifying a number of high harm local alcohol action areas and take action with them to strengthen local partnerships; improve enforcement; and share good practice based on what works locally. The Minister for Crime Prevention announced the twenty successful areas on 13 February 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T12:35:46.3988105Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T12:35:46.3988105Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100549
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Tobacco: Packaging 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 whether ministerial agreement has been reached on whether the United Kingdom is to proceed with standardised tobacco packaging; and whether it had been reached when they notified the European Commission on the draft regulations. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL2286 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 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not yet made a final decision on whether to introduce standardised packaging of tobacco products.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:43:17.6960158Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:43:17.6960158Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3192
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
100550
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading In Vitro Fertilisation 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 Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 22 July 2008 (HL4926 and HL4927) and by Earl Howe on 9 July 2012 (HL1211), of how many cycles the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority are aware in which fresh embryo transfers took place after 15 or more eggs were collected over each of the past ten years. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL2287 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The number of treatment cycles in which fresh embryo transfers took place after 15 or more eggs were collected, in each of the last 10 years, is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Years</p></td><td><p>Cycles in which fresh embryo transfers took place after 15 or more eggs were collected</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>5602</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>5737</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>5843</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>6345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>6589</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>7344</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>7801</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>8195</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>8200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013(1)</p></td><td><p>8128</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(1) 2013 is the most recent year for which information is available.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T12:25:39.9703616Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T12:25:39.9703616Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this