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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Officers: Recruitment 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 many more prison officers are currently needed in the UK; how they plan to recruit the necessary prison officers; and what success the Unlocked programme has had in contributing to increasing recruitment. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL8219 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 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">Following their introduction in July 2015, there have been 222 applications and 205 orders made for Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders, up to 31 December 2017.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">In this period no breaches of an FGM Protection order have been dealt with in the criminal courts. In the Family Courts, proceedings for breach would be dealt with as a contempt of court matter and are not recorded separately. The information could therefore only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</del></p><p> </p><p><del class="ministerial">Statistics on FGM Protection Orders are publicly available as part of the Family Courts Statistics Quarterly series at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-court-statistics-quarterly. The next publication of Family Court Statistics Quarterly is due on 28 June 2018. This will provide data up to the end of March 2018.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As part of the Prison Safety and Reform White Paper published in November 2016, the Government committed to an increase of 2,500 Prison Officers by the end of 2018.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Between the end of October 2016 (the closest data point in time to when the commitment was made) and the end of March 2018, the number of Band 3 to 5 prison officers (headcount) increased from 18,713 to 21,824; a net increase of 3,111.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">It is anticipated that 90 per cent of the new recruits will be on the landings by the summer and all of them will be operational by the end of the year.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The first cohort of 52 graduates from the Unlocked scheme, which encourages the brightest graduates to consider a career in HMPPS, entered the HMPPS workforce in August last year – 15% higher than had been anticipated. Due to the popularity of the programme, up to 115 candidates will be recruited for the 2018 cohort. They are due to join the service in July 2018.”</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Under the Prison Safety and Reform agenda, Governors have been given greater responsibility for workforce planning and determining their local organisational structure. This includes the number of officers they employ and Governors can implement changes to shift arrangements and resource deployment providing they remain within the agreed funding envelope.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This empowerment of the Governor’s position is intended to enable them to make best use of resources to support prison safety and develop strategies to reduce reoffending. HMPPS does not set workforce planning arrangements for Scotland and Northern Ireland, as this is a matter for devolved Governments.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The recruitment drive continues across the prison estate, with the same urgency that has secured this remarkable influx of new staff.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T13:56:34.983Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T13:56:34.983Z
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less than 2018-06-18T10:30:43.657Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-18T10:30:43.657Z
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4538
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
911049
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Facilities more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new aerodromes have been built in the last ten years for which data is available. more like this
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Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
star this property uin HL8212 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 2018-06-06more like thismore than 2018-06-06
star this property answer text <p>In order for an aerodrome to be used for public transport flights or flight training in aircraft above a certain weight, it requires a licence or certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).</p><p> </p><p>In the last ten years there have been no newly built aerodromes that meet the criteria that would require a license or certificate to be issued by the CAA. Neither the Government nor the CAA possess information on aerodromes that are neither licensed nor certificated.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-06-06T13:53:12.803Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-06T13:53:12.803Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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3842
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
911054
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation 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 the needs of general aviation pilots will be addressed under any future airspace strategy. more like this
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Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate more like this
star this property uin HL8217 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 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p>General aviation is a key stakeholder in the successful delivery of airspace modernisation and the creation of a future airspace which is efficient and meets the reasonable requirements of all airspace users. The specific needs of general aviation pilots will be considered by the independent airspace regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, when determining proposals to amend the UK airspace design or with any other measure that may affect them.</p><p> </p><p>Last year, the Secretary of State commissioned NATS to produce a feasibility assessment of the potential future demands for airspace of airports in the South of the UK. This work was the first step in the co-ordination of airspace modernisation, examining its feasibility and potential implementation. It was a design requirement of the NATS modelling that the total volume of controlled airspace does not increase and that where possible, controlled airspace would be released to other airspace users, including general aviation. The Government expects to publish the high level findings of this later in 2018.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T13:25:53.867Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T13:25:53.867Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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891
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate more like this
911060
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Badgers 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 action they are taking to ensure the crime of badger baiting is ended. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL8223 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 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Badgers and their setts are protected under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992, which makes it illegal to kill, injure or take badgers or to interfere with a badger sett. Interference with a sett includes blocking tunnels or damaging the sett in any way.</p><p> </p><p>Badger persecution (including badger baiting) is one of the UK’s six wildlife crime priorities. Each UK wildlife crime priority has a delivery group responsible for taking forward actions to gather and share intelligence to inform enforcement activities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-06-11T13:41:17.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T13:41:17.837Z
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4161
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
911061
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Venezuela: Overseas Aid 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 action they are taking to support Venezuelan women and children during the current shortages of food and medicine and the child malnutrition crisis identified earlier this year by UNICEF; and what oversight they have over the end use of British aid money in Venezuela. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL8224 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 2018-06-05more like thismore than 2018-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government has been encouraging the Venezuelan Government to address the most urgent needs of the population, including permitting external cooperation. However the Venezuelan government continues to refuse to acknowledge that there is a humanitarian crisis.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government, through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has a budget of approximately £500,000 this financial year to support Venezuelan democracy, human rights, economic reform, and regional stability and security. No funds are paid directly to the Government of Venezuela, or entities close to the government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-06-05T16:10:22.42Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-05T16:10:22.42Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
911062
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Customs 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 analysis supports the view of the Chief Executive of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs that the proposed maximum facilitation customs arrangement after the UK leaves the EU could cost businesses between £17 billion and £20 billion per year. more like this
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Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court more like this
star this property uin HL8225 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 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p>Analysis to support the numbers used by the Chief Executive of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs was outlined in a letter to the Chair of the Treasury Select Committee sent on 4 June 2018<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>. The letter is also attached.</p><p> </p><p>[1] https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/treasury/Correspondence/2017-19/hmrc-customs-costs-040618.pdf</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T16:36:12.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T16:36:12.573Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property file name hmrc-customs-costs-040618.pdf more like this
star this property title HMRC letter more like this
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4586
star this property label Biography information for Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court more like this
911042
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government 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 (1) the number of the pro-democracy protesters and activists prosecuted under Hong Kong's public order ordinance since 2014, and (2) the compliance of the public order ordinance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. more like this
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Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon more like this
star this property uin HL8205 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answer text <p>In the most recent Six Monthly Report to Parliament, published on 15 March, the Foreign Secretary said “The rule of law and independence of the judiciary is the foundation on which Hong Kong’s success and prosperity is built. This reporting period has seen a large number of cases related to the political system come before Hong Kong’s courts… The judiciary in Hong Kong remains in high esteem. It will be vital that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is seen to use the system of justice fairly in all cases.”</p><p>I note that Hong Kong’s current International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) review is expected to report in late summer, and that the previous review recommended that Hong Kong “should ensure that the implementation of the Public Order Ordinance is in conformity with the Covenant”.</p><p>Individual cases regarding pro-democracy activists are a matter for the Hong Kong courts. However, the British Government has highlighted its hope that recent criminal proceedings do not discourage lawful protest, or discourage young people engaging in politics in the future. Hong Kong citizens are guaranteed the right to freedom of assembly and demonstration under the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. As I set out to this House on 24 January, the British Government takes its commitment under the Joint Declaration very seriously.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL8206 more like this
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less than 2018-06-11T11:58:33.127Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T11:58:33.127Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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258
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon more like this
911043
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Edward Leung 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 conviction of Edward Leung on charges of rioting. more like this
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Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon more like this
star this property uin HL8206 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 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answer text <p>In the most recent Six Monthly Report to Parliament, published on 15 March, the Foreign Secretary said “The rule of law and independence of the judiciary is the foundation on which Hong Kong’s success and prosperity is built. This reporting period has seen a large number of cases related to the political system come before Hong Kong’s courts… The judiciary in Hong Kong remains in high esteem. It will be vital that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is seen to use the system of justice fairly in all cases.”</p><p>I note that Hong Kong’s current International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) review is expected to report in late summer, and that the previous review recommended that Hong Kong “should ensure that the implementation of the Public Order Ordinance is in conformity with the Covenant”.</p><p>Individual cases regarding pro-democracy activists are a matter for the Hong Kong courts. However, the British Government has highlighted its hope that recent criminal proceedings do not discourage lawful protest, or discourage young people engaging in politics in the future. Hong Kong citizens are guaranteed the right to freedom of assembly and demonstration under the Joint Declaration and the Basic Law. As I set out to this House on 24 January, the British Government takes its commitment under the Joint Declaration very seriously.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL8205 more like this
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less than 2018-06-11T11:58:33.177Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T11:58:33.177Z
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4210
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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258
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911069
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Najah Ahmed Yousif 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 assessment they have made of the torture allegations presented by Bahraini political activist Najah Ahmed Yousif; and whether representatives from the British Embassy in Manama will attend Ms Yousif's final sentencing. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL8232 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 2018-06-08more like thismore than 2018-06-08
star this property answer text <p>We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the appropriate oversight body. We also encourage these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such claim.</p><p>Officials from the British Embassy in Bahrain have been present at court hearings for Najah Ahmed Yousif. We will continue to monitor this case closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-06-08T10:57:15.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-08T10:57:15.927Z
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4210
unstar 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 Scriven more like this
911048
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation: Training 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 value of the UK flight training sector. more like this
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Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
star this property uin HL8211 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 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
star this property answer text <p>In March 2015 the Government published research that the Department for Transport commissioned from York Aviation entitled “The Economic Value of General Aviation in the UK”. That research contained an estimate of the value of the UK flight training sector being £42m in 2013.</p><p> </p><p>We have commissioned research on what a strategic network of general aviation airfields might look like and this research may review that calculation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2018-06-07T13:38:02.287Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-07T13:38:02.287Z
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4584
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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3842
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this