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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to families who have been reunited through refugee family reunion to access the social security system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237691 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Those who have joined a family member in the UK through refugee family reunion are entitled to the same support as any other person. As with anyone else, they will be assessed to ascertain whether they have complex needs and whether they require additional support to access DWP services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T11:10:01.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T11:10:01.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1105463
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237692 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1108887
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Veterans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support armed forces veterans into employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 239329 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces Covenant has been in place since May 2011 and sets out the relationship between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces. The covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.</p><p> </p><p>The covenant can be signed by a business or other organisation of any size, and from any industry whether they are an employer of a member of the armed forces community or simply wish to acknowledge publically their support for the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) actively promote the Armed Forces Covenant to those employers and partner organisations they work with. This has been adopted into routine business to ensure that those new to DWP’s employer portfolio are aware of the opportunity and benefits of support to the Armed Forces community.</p><p> </p><p>Every Jobcentre Plus District has an Armed Forced Champion (AFC) who is key to delivering our commitments under the covenant. The AFC will ensure that any concerns and issues raised which affect Service Personnel and their families are integrated within the wider work of Jobcentre Plus. AFCs ensure Work Coaches and other DWP staff can effectively support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the local activity in Jobcentres to support veterans our National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) also work closely with the Ministry of Defence to align engagement activity in support of the veteran’s strategy. In particular NEPT work closely with the MOD Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) and the Defence Relationship Management (DRM) team to encourage large employers, trade body associations and partner organisations to provide practical support to the Armed Forces Covenant, particularly the employment of veterans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:15:41.003Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
637761
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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 Prisoners: Ethnic Groups 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 how many people of each ethnic group, broken down by religion, were in prison in England and Wales in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL3275 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 2017-01-05more like thismore than 2017-01-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is provided in the quarterly offender management statistics publication, which is published on gov.uk. A copy of the information is included in the attached table.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-01-05T12:17:41.94Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-05T12:17:41.94Z
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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 HL3275 - Table.xls more like this
star this property title prison population by ethnicity and religion more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
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
unstar 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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25277
star 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
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
unstar 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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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4347
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
641844
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
unstar 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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25277
star 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
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
unstar 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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4169
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 more like this
641846
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
unstar 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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25277
star 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
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
unstar 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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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4347
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
641847
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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
unstar 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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how a university is defined in current English legislation. more like this
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Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL3417 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 2016-12-06more like thismore than 2016-12-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The term “university” is not defined in legislation. The criteria and processes for obtaining University Title are set out in published guidance, ‘Guidance for higher education providers for applying for university title and university college title’, which the department maintains and updates as necessary.</p><p>There are some references in legislation. Section 77(4) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 provides that any educational institution that includes the word “university” in its name and is permitted to do so in accordance with section 77(1) is to be treated as a university for all purposes, unless in that name ”university” is immediately followed by the word “college” or “collegiate”. Section 39 of the Education Reform Act 1988 prohibits an institution from unauthorised use of the word “university” in its name in relation to any educational services it offers.</p><p>There is also a partial definition of “university” in Section 90(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and in Section 235 of the Education Reform Act 1988.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-06T15:26:56.193Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-06T15:26:56.193Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4347
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
651843
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
unstar 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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25277
star 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
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
unstar 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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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4347
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Wolf of Dulwich more like this
1002480
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Pensions 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 level of funding they intend to make available to higher education institutions to mitigate the impact of changes to employer contributions on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. more like this
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Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
star this property uin HL11321 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 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
unstar this property answer text <p>​The department will be consulting on the impact that these costs will impose on all institutions covered by the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, including those in the higher education (HE) sector, and will decide what action should be taken.</p><p>At present, the department proposes to provide funding to schools, including state-funded, non-maintained special schools and independent special schools to cover increased pensions costs to ensure that funding is allocated where it is most needed.</p><p>​This includes proposed funding for those further education (FE) providers obliged to offer the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, consisting of general FE colleges, sixth form colleges, designated institutions (including the new designated institutions that form part of HE institution group structures), specialist post-16 institutions and adult &amp; community learning providers (local authority provision).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:17:49.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:17:49.297Z
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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 Garden of Frognal more like this