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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Education more like this
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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 hansard heading Academies: Governing Bodies 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 assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the governance of multi-academy trusts. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL14128 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department’s expectations of effective governance in multi academy trusts (MATs) is set out in the Academies Financial Handbook and Governance Handbook. This includes the skills, knowledge and behaviours that boards need to demonstrate to be effective. Both handbooks are currently being updated and once completed, copies will be <ins class="ministerial">placed</ins> <del class="ministerial">available</del> in the Libraries of both Houses. The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Academies Ambassadors Programme, over 1200 volunteers with commercial and business experience have been recruited to join academy boards.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:05:25.7Z
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less than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T12:35:55.853Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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107039
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1241
star this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1063538
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Borders: Northern Ireland 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 Callanan on 18 February (HL13276), what are the "facilitative arrangements and technologies" that will form part of the "alternative arrangements to replace the backstop" in the negotiations currently being undertaken with the EU. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL13776 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK and EU have agreed to consider a joint work stream to develop alternative arrangements, including the use of technology, to ensure the absence of a hard border, and this work will form an important strand of the next phase of negotiations. Our aim is to ensure that, even if the full future relationship is not in place by the end of the implementation period, the backstop is not needed, because we will have a set of alternative arrangements ready to go. We have secured a legally binding commitment that both sides will aim to replace the backstop with alternative arrangements by December 2020 - and that they do not need to replicate the backstop in any respect.</p><p>Last week, the Government published a Written Ministerial Statement noting that joint UK-EU work on alternative arrangements will be an important strand of the next phase of negotiations. In anticipation of this, and to ensure that the UK is ready to move at pace in the next phase, the Government is putting in place the UK’s arrangements to support this work, with a team drawing in all the relevant departments including DExEU, HMT, HMRC, BEIS, DEFRA, Home Office, and the NIO. This will report directly to the UK’s negotiating team.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T12:23:57.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T12:23:57.893Z
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4336
star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
1063540
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Borders: Northern Ireland 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 Callanan on 13 February (HL13385), which characteristics beyond infrastructure in their view constitute a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. more like this
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Lord Dobbs more like this
star this property uin HL13778 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>From the outset of the negotiations the Prime Minister has been clear that there should be no return to the borders of the past, and that maintaining an open, seamless border has been the cornerstone for the success of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. That is why the December Joint Report made clear that the UK would avoid a hard border, including any physical infrastructure or related checks and controls.</p><p>Last week, the Government published a Written Ministerial Statement noting that joint UK-EU work on alternative arrangements will be an important strand of the next phase of negotiations. In anticipation of this, and to ensure that the UK is ready to move at pace in the next phase, the Government is putting in place the UK’s arrangements to support this work, with a team drawing in all the relevant departments including DExEU, HMT, HMRC, BEIS, DEFRA, Home Office, and the NIO. This will report directly to the UK’s negotiating team.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T12:24:29.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T12:24:29.68Z
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4336
star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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4192
star this property label Biography information for Lord Dobbs more like this
1078954
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Yew Fook Sam 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 criteria were used by the Home Office to determine that Yew Fook Sam is not gay. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL14077 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom has a long and proud history of granting asylum to those who need our protection, in accordance with our obligations under the Refugee Convention. Each claim is carefully considered on its individual merits; however we cannot comment on individual cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T14:53:26.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T14:53:26.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2501
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
1078955
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Deportation: Malaysia 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 criteria they use to determine whether it is safe to deport LGBT asylum seekers to Malaysia. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
star this property uin HL14078 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All asylum and human rights claims are carefully considered on their individual merits in accordance with our international obligations. Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.</p><p>Guidance on how the Home Office considers claims from Malaysian nationals, and how we consider claims based on sexual orientation more generally, is available on the Gov.UK website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T14:56:03.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T14:56:03.523Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2501
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
1078961
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Banks 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 the need for charities and community groups to buy food instead of having it donated in the event of problems in the food supply chain if no Brexit deal is reached. more like this
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Baroness Boycott more like this
star this property uin HL14083 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As a responsible government, we are preparing for all eventualities including that of leaving the European Union without a deal. Extensive work to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario has been under way for the last two years to ensure the country continues to operate as smoothly as possible from the day we leave.</p><p> </p><p>It is sensible contingency planning for the Government to ensure providers for critical public services are prepared and ready for a no deal. Lead departments for specific public sector catering (e.g. DHSC for hospital trusts, DfE for schools and MoJ for prisons) have been talking to key food suppliers to those public services to ensure resilient supply chains. Defra is also working closely with MHCLG to ensure local authorities are involved as part of wider EU Exit no deal planning.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to providing a strong safety-net for those who need it; that is why this Government continues to spend over £90 billion a year on welfare benefits.</p><p> </p><p>We are exploring how we can build on current good practice to make it as easy as possible for food banks to identify and refer back to the local Jobcentre, any customers who may, for a variety of reasons, not be receiving the full formal support to which they are entitled.</p><p> </p><p>In addition the Government has made £15m available in 2019 for a food waste fund to make sure that surplus food goes to those that have a need rather than going to waste.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T17:58:03.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T17:58:03.23Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4704
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Boycott more like this
1078963
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Food 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 what plans they have made to ensure that public sector institutions including (1) schools, (2) hospitals, and (3) care homes, are protected from the ten per cent rise in food prices expected by the Governor of the Bank of England in the event of a no-deal exit from the EU. more like this
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Baroness Boycott more like this
star this property uin HL14085 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As a responsible government, we are preparing for all eventualities including that of leaving the European Union without a deal. Extensive work to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario has been under way for the last two years to ensure the country continues to operate as smoothly as possible from the day we leave.</p><p> </p><p>It is sensible contingency planning for the Government to ensure providers for critical public services are prepared and ready for a no deal. Lead departments for specific public sector catering (e.g. DHSC for hospital trusts, DfE for schools and MoJ for prisons) have been talking to key food suppliers to those public services to ensure resilient supply chains. Defra is also working closely with MHCLG to ensure local authorities are involved as part of wider planning in case of a no deal scenario. Departments are confident that the supply of quality, nutritious meals in public sector settings will be maintained, in all scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding food prices, we have observed that the most important drivers of change in the cost of food on an ongoing basis are commodity prices, exchange rates and oil prices. This will continue to be the case once the UK has left the EU. The UK Government has no direct control of these factors; we work closely with industry to promote transparency for consumers and internationally to promote open global markets.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T15:41:55.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T15:41:55.373Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4704
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Boycott more like this
1078968
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar: Spain 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 measures they are taking to prevent incursions by Spanish patrol vessels into the territorial waters of Gibraltar. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL14090 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Royal Navy challenges all incursions. We make formal diplomatic protests to the Spanish authorities following every incursion. Incursions are a violation of sovereignty, not a threat to it. They do not weaken or undermine the legal basis in international law for British sovereignty over Gibraltar, including British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T16:16:25.263Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T16:16:25.263Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Hoyle more like this
1078971
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar: Warships 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 what action they are taking to improve the vessels available for naval protection in the territorial waters of Gibraltar. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
star this property uin HL14093 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 25 February 2019 to Question HL13801 to the noble Lord, Lord Taylor of Warwick.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T15:40:07.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T15:40:07.493Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property file name Hansard Extract 25 February 2019, HL 13801.docx more like this
star this property title Gibraltar: Navy more like this
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1000
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hoyle more like this
1078972
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star this property date less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Europe: Refugees 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 actions can be taken to speed up the transfer of asylum seekers and refugees from the Aegean Islands to mainland Greece for assessment and resettlement, and by whom; what measures they consider should be taken to improve healthcare and support for refugees both in Greece and elsewhere in south-east Europe; and what assessment they have made of the level of involvement of the International Organisation for Migration in providing support to such refugees. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL14094 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The British Government is committed to supporting Greece's efforts to manage migration effectively, which includes working with the Greek Government to support the most vulnerable.</p><p>The Greek Government is continuing to reduce overcrowding by transferring vulnerable migrants and asylum seekers to accommodation that is more suitable on the mainland. On behalf of EU Member States, the EU Commission is working with, and pressing, the Greek authorities to speed up this process. This is alongside the Commission's continuing wider efforts to make overall improvements, including to the Greek appeals and returns processes.</p><p>The Government continues to offer support to alleviate the pressures on the islands and make sustainable improvements to the migration system. The Immigration Minister and Development Secretary visited the migrant camps last summer to assess the conditions and engage with the Greek authorities and other agencies on the ground. UK support includes the deployments of interpreters to the Greek Reception and Identification Service on the Greek islands. The interpreters help the Greek Government in processing arriving migrants, and specifically help facilitate the identification of migrants who are vulnerable to ensure they receive support as quickly as possible.</p><p>More widely, we have stepped up our efforts to enable the most vulnerable unaccompanied children, where it is in their best interest, to relocate from Europe to the UK, by removing the date criterion in the Dubs Amendment. This has meant that participating States such as Greece can now refer the most vulnerable children regardless of when they arrived into Europe.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-03-13T16:17:41.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-13T16:17:41.947Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this