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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: Finance 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 23 July (HL17210), whether they intend that two thirds of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, should come from private sources as announced by Chris Skidmore MP on 10 July. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17513 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>Reaching the 2.4% ambition will require concerted effort both for government and for business. Since 2010, businesses and overseas investors have been responsible for an average of two thirds of gross investment in R&amp;D. The Department is working with UKRI and other key partners to stimulate private investment in R&amp;D, harness the latest trends in innovation and make the UK a great place to grow an innovative business.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:06:34.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:06:34.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1142451
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Rural Areas 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 estimate they have made of the number of rural communities that are not connected to the gas supply network. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL17525 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no definitive source for the number of households that are not connected to the gas supply network; BEIS estimates these figures by subtracting the number of domestic gas meters from the estimated number of households.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the latest estimates of households not connected to the gas network by country of the UK. These estimates are also published down to GB local authority level within BEIS’ ‘Sub-national estimates of households not connected to the gas network’ dataset, most recently published in 2018.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Nation</p></td><td><p>Number of households<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>Estimated number of households not connected to the gas network<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>23,229,000</p></td><td><p>3,024,000</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>2,452,000</p></td><td><p>495,000</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>1,342,000</p></td><td><p>225,000</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>730,000<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>497,000<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>68%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>27,753,000</p></td><td><p>4,241,000</p></td><td><p>15%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: (1) Sub-national estimates of households not connected to the gas network, BEIS, updated 2018, except for NI see footnote 3; (2) Live tables on household projections, United Kingdom, 1961-2039, MHCLG 2016 estimate; (3) Transparency Reports 2017, NI Utility Regulator</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:06:07.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:06:07.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1142457
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Satellites: Grants 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 UK Space Agency grants for horizontal launch applications for small satellite launch programmes have been made; and what plans they have, if any, to provide additional grants for such programmes in the future. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL17531 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
unstar this property answer text <p>On 4 June 2019, the UK Space Agency announced its intention to award up to £7.85 million, subject to business case, to Spaceport Cornwall and US operator Virgin Orbit to develop facilities and operational capabilities that would enable small satellite launch from Cornwall in the early 2020s.</p><p> </p><p>In May 2019, the UK Space Agency also opened a £2 million Horizontal Spaceport Development Fund to assist future horizontal spaceports with their plans for small satellite launch and sub-orbital flight. The deadline for applications closed on 17 July, and the UK Space Agency is currently reviewing submitted proposals. Grant awards will be announced in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:24:10.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:24:10.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
1142466
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Buildings: Art Works 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 procedures are in place to process any complaint about the display of images of the Royal Family in publicly funded buildings; and what steps they take to determine the level of any compensation paid as a result of such a complaint. more like this
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Lord Rogan more like this
star this property uin HL17540 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
unstar this property answer text <p>No further assessment has been made of how and where portraits of the Royal Family are displayed across the UK.</p><p>Civil Servants are free to raise concerns about any issue and should follow their departmental procedures to resolve disputes and grievances. Compensation payments are not routinely paid as part of this process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17480 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:55:45.96Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:55:45.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1142448
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance 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 Royal Navy ships are currently undergoing repair; and how many were out of service for repairs in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17522 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
unstar this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17523 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142449
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance 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 estimate they have made of the cost of repairing Royal Navy ships currently unfit for action. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17523 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
unstar this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17522 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142453
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army 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 (1) men, and (2) women, are serving full-time in the British army. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL17527 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
unstar this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were 75,230 male and 7,540 female personnel in the full-time trade-trained strength and their untrained counterparts. This population does not include full-time Reserves Service (Home Commitment), Military Provost Guard Service and non-regular permanent staff, of which there are an additional 4,960 male and 260 female personnel.</p><p> </p><p>Full-time trade-trained strength includes Regulars, Gurkhas, and full-time Reserves Service (Full Commitment and Limited Commitment). Mobilised Reserves have not been included in the data, as these are only full-time whilst mobilised. Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
1142444
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Pornography: Internet 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 have commissioned research into online pornography use and its effect on attitudes and behaviours towards women and girls; and if so, when that research will be published. more like this
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Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
star this property uin HL17518 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has commissioned research exploring legal pornography use and its influence on harmful behaviours and attitudes towards women and girls. The research is currently in the fieldwork phase and will be published in autumn 2019.</p><p><br>There are a number of existing pieces of research on the impact of pornography on young people and views towards age verification. S26(b) of the Digital Economy Act provides the regulator with the ability to carry out, commission or support research which it considers appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:54:16.073Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:54:16.073Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
1142445
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Pornography: Internet 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, further to the statement by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 20 July (HL Deb, cols 883–4), on what date the age verification requirements to protect children from accessing online pornography will come into effect. more like this
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Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
star this property uin HL17519 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
unstar this property answer text <p>Once the appropriate remedial actions have been undertaken to correct a procedural error announced on 20th June, we will announce further details on timings for commencement of age verification for online pornography, giving stakeholders sufficient time to prepare.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T11:54:38.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:54:38.1Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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3610
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
1142450
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Mobile Phones: Rural Areas 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 action they are taking to improve mobile signal connectivity in rural areas. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL17524 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
unstar this property answer text <p>Improving mobile coverage in rural areas is a priority for the Government, and we want the UK to have high-quality mobile coverage where people live, work and travel. We are committed to extending geographic mobile coverage to 95% of the UK, as well as providing an uninterrupted mobile signal on all major roads, and we are considering all of the options available to facilitate this.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working closely with the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to consider their proposal for a Shared Rural Network. Their proposal is still being developed and my department looks forward to hearing more about the industry’s potential solution to the issue of rural mobile coverage.</p><p> </p><p>My department also welcomes the current proposals set out in Ofcom’s consultation on awarding the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands to improve coverage, which aims to deliver two MNOs to 90% geographic mobile coverage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:14:51.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:14:51.123Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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4303
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this