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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Passive Smoking more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of people who died as a result of passive smoking in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL4692 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-17more like thismore than 2015-02-17
star this property answer text <p>Exposure to secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard. More than 50 carcinogens have been identified in secondhand smoke.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report of the United States Surgeon General titled “<em>The health consequences of involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke”</em> concluded that secondhand smoke causes premature death and disease in children and adults who do not smoke. The scientific evidence indicates that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, ear problems and more severe asthma. Smoking by parents causes respiratory symptoms and slows lung growth in children. Exposure of adults to secondhand smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and causes coronary heart disease and lung cancer. Legislation to stop smoking in vehicles carrying children will come into force in England on 1 October 2015.</p><p> </p><p><br /> The report of the Royal College of <ins class="ministerial">Physicians </ins><del class="ministerial">Surgeons</del> titled “<em>Going smoke-free: The medical case for clean air in the home, at work and in public places”</em> included estimates that secondhand smoke exposure caused approximately 12<del class="ministerial">2</del>,200 deaths in the United Kingdom in 2003, and that the majority of these deaths occurred as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke in the home. These estimates were made prior to the introduction of smokefree legislation in England in 2007. Over the past decade, the proportion of smokers who say that they do not smoke in the home has increased.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The evidence is clear that smokefree legislation in England has had beneficial effects on health, as set out in the report “<em>The Impact of smokefree legislation in England: evidence review”</em> which was published alongside the Government’s <em>“Tobacco Control Plan for England”</em> in March 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The reports referred to have been placed in the Library.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-02-17T16:08:25.233Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-17T16:08:25.233Z
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less than 2015-03-12T12:34:25.527Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-12T12:34:25.527Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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45462
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2479
star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
177964
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector Debt 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 annual cost (1) per taxpayer, and (2) per household, of servicing the United Kingdom national debt. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL4675 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text <p>In 2013 central government debt interest payments were £49.1 billion. Using the relevant household and population numbers the annual cost of servicing the national debt in 2013 was:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ol><li><p>£1,841 per household; and</p><p> </p></li><li><p>£766 per person.</p></li></ol><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:36:44.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:36:44.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
177965
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock: Procurement 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 the new InterCity Express trains will include in standard class (1) seats aligned with windows, (2) tables at most seats, and (3) adequate luggage accommodation. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL4676 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 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text <p>The standard class interior of the InterCity Express trains has been designed with input from the operators providing sufficient numbers of seats to meet rising passenger demand. In standard class there will be a mixture of fixed table seats and airline seats, with every airline-style seat having a seat-back table.</p><p> </p><p>The InterCity Express trains will increase the number of seats in the morning peak in to Kings Cross by 28% and 40% in to Paddington when compared with the May 2011 timetable.</p><p> </p><p>InterCity Express train interiors are designed flexibly to ensure that as far as possible, seats are aligned with windows and sufficiently deep luggage racks are provided above the seats and at carriage ends.</p><p> </p><p>The total volume of luggage space within an InterCity Express train saloon is an increase on the current Mk4 coach interior design in use on the East Coast Main Line.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:35:49.043Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:35:49.043Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
177966
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Rolling Stock: Procurement 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 the train operating companies at present running InterCity Services will be closely involved in the fitting-out procedure for the carriages of the new InterCity express trains. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL4677 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 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
star this property answer text <p>The InterCity Express trains have been designed with input from the train operators running intercity services. The train interiors are designed flexibly to meet rising passenger demand.</p><p> </p><p>Hitachi are responsible for fitting out the trains as part of the manufacturing process and they continue to work closely with the train operating companies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2015-02-10T12:02:00.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-10T12:02:00.617Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
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177967
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Suicide more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how many suicides there have been on railways in each of the last 10 years; (2) what is their assessment of the effect of suicide prevention on these trends; and (3) what further steps they are taking to prevent suicides on railways. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL4678 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>The statistics on railway suicides in each of the last 10 years are:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Suicides</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>193</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>225</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>224</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>207</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>218</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>238</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>207</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>249</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>246</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>279</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>A comprehensive national rail suicide prevention programme is in place which is managed by Network Rail on behalf of the industry and includes a contract with the Samaritans. The programme has been evaluated by RSSB (formerly the Rail Standards &amp; Safety Board) and, whilst the number of suicides had increased in the past few years, this is in line with an increase at a national level. The evaluation has indicated that the programme has been particularly successful in bringing together a wide range of different organisations in planning, promoting and delivering complex activities at both national and local levels. The training of over 5,600 front line staff has also seen a significant increase in the number of interventions, for example, the British Transport Police recorded a total of 631 interventions that have been made in situations judged as having the potential to result in suicide during 2013/14.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport continues to support the programme and has provided funding to extend the Samaritans contract until 2019. Network Rail is expanding its work in this area and is currently exploring further innovations such as the use of blue lighting at stations following successful trials in Japan.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T12:17:17.557Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T12:17:17.557Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
177968
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading East Coast Railway Line 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, in the recently completed East Coast Main Line franchise competition, how much they have spent on (1) legal, and (2) financial, advice. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL4679 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The table below shows the total paid to external advisors for legal and financial advice to 30 January 2015 for the franchise competition (£-excluding VAT).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Advisors</p></td><td><p>Legal</p></td><td><p>Financial Advice</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,196,957.24</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>1,250,538.00</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>As the Intercity East Coast franchise competition was the first competition to be run in full since the launch of the franchising programme in March 2013 some of these costs include advice on developing new policies and processes that will be of benefit in future franchise competitions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T11:58:13.413Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T11:58:13.413Z
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1557
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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2483
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
177969
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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 Egypt 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 representations they have made to the government of Egypt about unarmed and non-violent civilians reportedly killed by police and the military in Egypt since July 2013; what replies, if any, they have received; and in particular what assurances they have received that such deaths will be independently investigated and prevented in future. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL4680 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>Since July 2013 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Ministers have issued several press statements condemning the use of violence against protesters and calling on the security forces to act with restraint. Ministers have also made regular representations to the Egyptian government to state our concerns. Most recently, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), issued a press statement on 26 January expressing concern at the use of deadly force by the police against demonstrators in Egypt. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), also raised his concerns directly with the Egyptian Foreign Minister and pressed for an independent investigation into the deaths of Shaimaa El-Sabbagh and other demonstrators. President al-Sisi has publicly offered his condolences to Shaimaa El-Sabbagh’s family, and the Minister of the Interior announced that an investigation is underway.</p><p>We look forward to the publication of the full report of the Fact-Finding Committee investigation into the events of 30 June 2013. We have stressed that this report must be comprehensive, independent and lead to accountability for the deaths of protestors.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:26:31.69Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:26:31.69Z
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
177970
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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 hansard heading Schools: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have taken to support the maintenance and upkeep of school buildings. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4681 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 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text <p>On Monday 9 February, we announced over £6bn of new investment for maintaining and improving the condition of the school estate. We are investing around £2bn in the second phase of the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) to rebuild and refurbish school buildings in the very worst condition, between 2015-2021. We are also allocating over £4bn, between 2015-2018, to schools, local authorities, academy trusts and voluntary aided partnerships to improve their own schools.</p><p> </p><p>This is on top of the £18bn of capital investment the Government has already invested in the school estate between 2011-15 - including investment to improve and maintain school buildings and funding for new school places.</p><p> </p><p>For the first time, we announced indicative condition allocations covering three years from 2015-16 to 2017-18, helping those responsible to plan ahead effectively.</p><p> </p><p>Further details on the announcement and the allocations can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/policies/making-the-construction-and-maintenance-of-school-buildings-more-cost-effective/supporting-pages/school-condition-funding" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/policies/making-the-construction-and-maintenance-of-school-buildings-more-cost-effective/supporting-pages/school-condition-funding</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:34:15.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:34:15.057Z
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177971
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Education 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 measures they are putting in place to support the creation of enterprise societies in education institutions throughout the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4682 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Since 2011, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has funded the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) to develop more student-led and sustainable enterprise societies and activity across the HE and FE sectors. We do this so that more people are equipped with the skills and ambition they need to succeed in business. There are some excellent examples of students across college and university disciplines coming together to share their ideas and start businesses. Since 2011, NACUE has expanded the number of enterprise societies from 59 to 204.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-13T15:35:08.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:35:08.2Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4238
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177972
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Degrees more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the increase in the number of young people choosing to study for degrees at further education colleges as opposed to traditional universities. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4683 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-17more like thismore than 2015-02-17
star this property answer text <p>An assessment of trends in entry to first degree courses at different types of Higher Education provider was included in the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s report “<em>Higher education in England 2014: Analysis of latest shifts and trends</em>”. The report is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/heinengland/2014report/HEinEngland_2014.pdf" target="_blank"><em>http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/heinengland/2014report/HEinEngland_2014.pdf</em></a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-17T16:14:03.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-17T16:14:03.547Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this