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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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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 Degrees more like this
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unstar 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 the Earl of Courtown on 3 August (HL1378), how many institutions applied to the Quality Assurance Agency’s Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers for degree-awarding powers between 2013 and 2016 inclusive; and what is the current status of each application. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL1601 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>During this period, 24 institutions have applied for degree-awarding powers. Of those applications, 9 awards have been made and 13 applications are either currently undergoing scrutiny or awaiting final decision from the Privy Council following advice from the Quality Assurance Agency. There were also 2 applications that did not proceed to full scrutiny, as referred to in the earlier answer, HL 1378.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:29:51.363Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:29:51.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-09more like thismore than 2016-12-09
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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 Classroom Assistants: Recruitment more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted or commissioned research into the reasons for the increase in the number of teaching assistants hired by schools in the period 2000–10; and if so, where this can be obtained. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL4003 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>In 2008 the Department for Children, Schools and Families published the research report Deployment and Impact of Support Staff in Schools and the Impact of the National Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>The report considers reasons for the increase in teaching assistant numbers as part of wider research into their deployment. The report was produced by the Institute for Education. A copy of the report is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T15:58:38.997Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T15:58:38.997Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name Deployment_and_impact_of_support_staff_in_schools.pdf more like this
star this property title Deployment and impact of support staff in schools more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich remove filter
655762
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-09more like thismore than 2016-12-09
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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: Staff more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted or commissioned research into the determinants of schools’ overall staffing decisions, and the balance they strike between hiring administrative and teaching staff. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL4004 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department continually reviews information about schools’ staff deployment; for example through the School Workforce Census.</p><p> </p><p>A wide range of complex factors determine deployment decisions, including school type and curriculum priorities.</p><p> </p><p>In June 2013, the Department published the Review of efficiency in the schools system, which identified effective workforce deployment as one of the key characteristics of efficient schools and set out examples of school practice. The review has been attached to this answer.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has also published information for schools to enable them to compare their expenditure with other similar schools. This includes tools on the School Financial Health and Efficiency collection available on gov.uk to support schools in carrying out financial reviews and self-assessments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-20T15:56:29.737Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T15:56:29.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL4004 attachment 1.pdf more like this
star this property title The_Review_of_efficiency_in_the_schools_system more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich remove filter
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-12-05more like thismore than 2016-12-05
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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 Universities more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any legal restrictions on the ability of an organisation or institution operating in England to use the term "university" as part of its title. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL3824 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
star this property answer text <p>There are two legislative restrictions in place. “University” is a sensitive word under company law<sup>[1]</sup>, which means permission from the Secretary of State under the Companies Act 2006, following a non-objection letter from the Department for Education, is required before it can be used in a business or company name. Also, under section 39 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998, an institution cannot offer educational services under a name which includes “university” unless authorised by Act or Royal Charter or approved by the Privy Counsel.</p><p>[1] Company, Limited Liability Partnerships and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/3140)</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-13T14:27:06.163Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-13T14:27:06.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich remove filter
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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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 Higher Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any English institutions have had their degree-awarding powers or university title removed, other than indirectly via merger with other institutions, between 1990 and 2015. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL3415 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
star this property answer text <p>No English institutions have had their degree-awarding powers or university title removed during this period, other than indirectly via merger with other institutions or through similar structural changes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T15:24:13.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T15:24:13.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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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 Universities more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an institution in England which does not have formal degree-awarding powers and which does not receive public funds can call itself a university; and if not, under which legislation this is prevented. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL3416 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The criteria for obtaining University Title in England are not legislative, but are set out in departmental guidance (‘Guidance for higher education providers for applying for university title and university college title’ is available at <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>, by searching for its title). These are the same regardless of whether a provider is publicly funded or not. One of the criteria is having taught degree-awarding powers. It is therefore not possible to obtain University Title without having degree-awarding powers.</p><p>If the Secretary of State is satisfied that the criteria have been met and that a provider’s preferred name is not likely to be confusing, the next steps will vary depending on the constitution of the organisation and/or its funding status. In general:</p><p>- Publicly funded higher education providers can obtain University Title from the Privy Council under either Section 77 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992, or Section 39 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998. This usually takes the form of amendments to the provider’s governing documents to reflect the new name.</p><p>- Alternative Providers cannot obtain University Title via the Privy Council, but can instead do so under the Companies Act. The criteria as set out in the guidance still apply. “University” is a sensitive word under company law<sup><sup>[1]</sup></sup>, which means permission from the Secretary of State under the Companies Act 2006, following a non-objection letter from the Department for Education, is required before it can be used in a business or company name.</p><p>There are limited circumstances where a business may be permitted to use the word “university” in their company or business name, without obtaining University Title. For example, a student union may be given such permission. However, the use of a name in this way does not convey the status of a university.</p><p> </p><p>[1] Company, Limited Liability Partnerships and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/3140)</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T15:25:57.587Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T15:25:57.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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641843
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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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 Higher Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the circumstances under which an institution may either lose degree-awarding powers, or lose the right to a university title. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL3414 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
star this property answer text <p>Under current guidance[1], some types of degree-awarding powers (i.e. for institutions in the further education sector and institutions that are not funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England) are made on a six-yearly renewable basis. Therefore, these powers are not automatically renewed.</p><p>As set out in published guidance[2], in circumstances such as a change of ownership or control, an assessment is made of any provider with university title or degree-awarding powers to determine whether the change would affect the continuing eligibility of that provider to hold university title or degree-awarding powers.</p><p> </p><p>[1] ‘<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/526813/BIS-15-525-degree-awarding-powers.pdf" target="_blank">Guidance for higher education providers: criteria and process for applying for taught degree awarding powers and research degree awarding powers</a>’</p><p>[2] ‘<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/526813/BIS-15-525-degree-awarding-powers.pdf" target="_blank">Guidance for higher education providers: criteria and process for applying for taught degree awarding powers and research degree awarding powers</a>’ and ‘Guidance for higher education providers for applying for university title and university college title’</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name Guidance_for_Higher_Education_Providers_Criteria_and_Process_for_applying_for_Taught_Degree_Awarding_Powers_and_Research_Degree_Awarding_Powers.pdf more like this
star this property title Guidance_for_Higher_Education_Providers_Criteria more like this
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star this property file name Guidance_for_Higher_Education_Providers_Criteria_and_Process_for_applying_for_University_Title_and_University_College_Title.pdf more like this
star this property title Guidance_for_Higher_Education_Providers_Criteria_a more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T16:35:14.527Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T16:35:14.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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598121
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star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
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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 Students: Loans more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what circumstances a student may currently obtain a loan from the Student Loans Company for the fees for an equivalent level qualification at degree or sub-degree level. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL2150 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Students must already hold an honours degree and must be personally eligible for support in order to qualify for a tuition fee loan for an equivalent level qualification.</p><p>In addition, they must be studying for a part-time degree in engineering, technology or computer science, and study should be at least 25% intensity of a full-time equivalent course. Graduates entering full-time study must be studying on a graduate entry accelerated medical or dental degree of no more than four years’ duration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-10-27T11:40:59.843Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-27T11:40:59.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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598122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
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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 Students: Loans more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students received loans from the Student Loans Company for the fees for equivalent level qualifications at degree or sub-degree level in engineering, technology and computer science in 2015–16. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL2151 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-24more like thismore than 2016-10-24
star this property answer text <p>The first release of statistics covering English tuition fee loans to part-time students in the academic year 2015/16 will be on 30 November 2016 in the Statistical First Release ‘Student Support for Higher Education in England’.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-10-24T15:53:09.887Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-24T15:53:09.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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576298
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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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 Foundation Degrees more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many students (1) completed, and (2) commenced, a foundation degree in (a) 2013–14, and (b) 2014–15. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL1538 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-19more like thismore than 2016-09-19
star this property answer text <p>Information prepared by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on entry to Foundation Degrees at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Further Education Colleges (FECs) in England in the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 is given in the table below.</p><p> </p><p>Statistics for entry to Foundation Degrees at Alternative Providers (AP) of Higher Education have been available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) from the academic year 2014/15. There were 130 entrants to Foundation Degrees at the 63 reporting providers. Information on completions can only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Full-person equivalent students commencing a foundation degree </strong></p><p><strong>HEIs and FECs in England</strong></p><p><strong>Academic Years 2013/14 and 2014/15</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Registering institution type</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Academic Year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Higher Education Institutions</strong></p></td><td><p>21,170</p></td><td><p>19,065</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Further Education Colleges</strong></p></td><td><p>14,925</p></td><td><p>14,510</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>36,095</p></td><td><p>33,575</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>Source: Information is derived from the HESA student return and the Skills Funding Agency individualised learner record (ILR) F05 return</em></p><p><em>Prepared by: Analytical Services Directorate, HEFCE, 7 September 2016</em></p><p><em>Coverage:</em></p><p><em>- Includes students registered with HEIs but taught at FECs or APs under franchised arrangements.</em></p><p><em>- Students registered at FECs are only included if they are studying a prescribed course of HE.</em></p><p><em>- Includes all modes of higher education study and distance learners.</em></p><p><em>- Full-person equivalents (FPEs) have been rounded to the nearest 5.</em></p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1539 more like this
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less than 2016-09-19T13:26:15.92Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-19T13:26:15.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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