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1141934
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Banks: Loans 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 they or the Prudential Regulation Authority monitor loans by smaller banks to related parties; and what assessment, if any, they have made of how Wyelands Bank complies in this respect with regulatory limits. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17478 more like this
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star this property answer text This is a matter for the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), which is operationally independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the PRA. The PRA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House. more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:37:27.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:37:27.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1141550
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Financial Conduct Authority 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 tests they apply to determine whether an investigation into the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) meets the standard required to be described as independent of the FCA; and what assessment they have made of whether FCA employees acting for an investigation compromises its independence. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17418 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Where such investigations are conducted, HM Treasury take steps to ensure their independence which is crucial to the integrity of their conclusions. For example, in the recent case of the events surrounding the failure of London Capital &amp; Finance plc (LCF), and following a request from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Economic Secretary to the Treasury required that an independent investigation be carried out under powers in section 77 of the Financial Services Act 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Economic Secretary approved the appointment of Dame Elizabeth Gloster, an experienced QC and Judge at the High Court and Court of Appeal, to lead it. Prior to this approval, potential conflicts of interest were investigated and HM Treasury is satisfied that Dame Elizabeth is independent from the FCA, HM Treasury and the companies and individuals associated with LCF’s failure.</p><p> </p><p>Under the terms of the Economic Secretary’s Direction to the FCA, Dame Elizabeth has the discretion to appoint a team which is entirely independent of the FCA. A process is now underway to appoint an independent legal team to support Dame Elizabeth in her investigation. The FCA is also under a duty to facilitate the disclosure to Dame Elizabeth any information that she deems relevant to the scope of her investigation. Should Dame Elizabeth wish to raise any matters directly to HM Treasury, she can do so at any time, under the terms of the Direction, via an interim report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:32:53.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:32:53.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1141563
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Canada 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 impact of a reduction in import tariffs on a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and Canada. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17431 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are working to transition existing EU trade agreements, including CETA, into bilateral deals as the UK leaves the EU. We continue to engage Canada to seek to achieve this at the earliest opportunity, and both sides are committed to a strong trading relationship moving forwards.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK will implement a temporary tariff which aims to minimise costs to business and mitigate price impacts on consumers. However, this will be temporary, applying for up to 12 months. It is not the basis for a long-term preferential trading relationship - transition of CETA remains the best foundation for the UK’s future trading relationship with Canada.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:23:50.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:23:50.757Z
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57
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1141516
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency 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 impact that the proposal to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies may have on business rescue support in the UK from April 2020. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17384 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL17385 more like this
HL17386 more like this
HL17387 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.673Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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1567
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1141517
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency 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 impact that their proposal to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies will have on the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual "Doing Business" report. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17385 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17384 more like this
HL17386 more like this
HL17387 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.753Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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1567
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1141518
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency 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 why HM Treasury has decided to not introduce a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status in insolvencies from April 2020; and what assessment they have made of the impact of this decision on the costs of insolvency procedures and business lending. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17386 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17384 more like this
HL17385 more like this
HL17387 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.597Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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1567
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1141519
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency 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 why HM Treasury has decided that existing lending will not be exempted from their policy of making HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies; and what assessment they have made of the impact of this decision on the continued availability of existing business lending. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17387 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL17384 more like this
HL17385 more like this
HL17386 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.86Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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1567
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1142438
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion 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 penalties they have issued to online traders based outside the EU for VAT fraud; and what was the total value of such penalties. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17512 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) record the total number and amount of penalties issued to sellers based overseas who operate on online marketplaces, but do not hold separate figures for EU and non-EU sellers.</p><p> </p><p>Up to 29 July 2019, HMRC have issued VAT penalties to a total of 1,059 overseas sellers; the total penalty amount is £34,056,356.39.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:36:05.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:36:05.967Z
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3396
star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1142436
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion 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 amount lost to the Exchequer due to VAT fraud perpetrated by online traders based outside the EU; and what estimate they have made of the proportion of that fraud originating in China. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17510 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) estimate the tax gap, which encompasses fraud for VAT, excise duties and customs duty. However, it is not possible to produce these estimates for online traders based outside the EU, and for fraud originating in China. Tax gaps for VAT, excise duties and other taxes overall are provided in HMRC’s publication ‘Measuring Tax Gaps’.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC estimate that the tax loss from VAT fraud and error on online marketplaces was between £1 billion and £1.5 billion in 2016/17. The department estimates that overseas sellers contributed to approximately 60% of the VAT loss.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:37:53.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:37:53.7Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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3396
star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1141552
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Collateral (UK) 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 when they first became aware that Collateral (UK) Limited was acting without authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); and why that company was allowed to take new client money without advising clients that the firm was not authorised by the FCA. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17420 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government monitors the development of the peer to peer (P2P) sector and engages regularly with P2P platforms and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), who are responsible for the regulation of the sector. This requires platforms to be authorised by the FCA and subject to FCA rules governing, among other areas, how they handle client money and promote themselves to consumers, and capital requirements.</p><p> </p><p>The regulatory status of Collateral (UK) Ltd, and the events which led to its register entry appearing to show that it held an interim permission, when it did not, are matters the FCA is investigating as they may involve fraud or misconduct by persons connected with the firm who may have misused the register. In order to avoid prejudicing any proceedings which may arise from the investigation, the FCA are unable to provide further details of how they believe the change to the register came about.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is operationally independent from Government. These questions relate to the FCA and have been passed on to them. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL17421 more like this
HL17422 more like this
HL17423 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:35:40.027Z
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3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this