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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Army units are stationed in Scotland; and where those units are located. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL866 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Army footprint in Scotland consists of:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Army Personnel Centre;</li><li>Headquarters 51<sup>st</sup> Brigade;</li><li>Seven Regular units, including a detachment of the Royal Military Police;</li><li>Sixteen Reserve units, and a Reserve recruit training unit;</li><li>Four University Officer Training Corps;</li><li>Eight Army Cadet Force (ACF) battalions, and two independent sub units;</li><li>Fifteen Combined Cadet Force sections.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The location of these units is given in the attached table.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:19:31.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:19:31.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property file name PQ 07090.docx more like this
star this property title Army Units in Scotland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
755189
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Navy: Termination of Employment more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy personnel left the service as a result of the cuts arising from the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL1197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>A total of 1,137 Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel were made redundant under the Armed Forces Redundancy Programme announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:29:06.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:29:06.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many incidents in the defence nuclear programme have presented a risk to (1) staff working in that programme, or (2) members of the emergency services, since 2000. more like this
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
star this property uin HL401 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>Maintaining nuclear safety within Defence is paramount and continuously assessed. It is independently regulated in accordance with legislative requirements by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and, where exempt, by the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) independent nuclear regulator, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator (DNSR). All events, incidents and near misses are recorded across the full spectrum of International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear Event Scale ratings. Each nuclear licensed and authorised site is required to maintain records and demonstrate learning as part of the routine regulatory engagement process.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD also has Ministerial Reporting Criteria for nuclear events which align with those used by the civil sector. As well as Defence Ministers, the reporting criteria requires the MOD to inform, as appropriate, the ONR, the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. In addition, any events are routinely discussed with established Local Liaison Committees. I can reassure the noble Baroness that MOD nuclear programme activities are demonstrably well within accepted civil nuclear safety standards. I can confirm that since 2000 events and incidents have not challenged these standards and that the health of the public, the environment, and our workers remain safe. The MOD is not complacent and all incidents assessed as having safety significance are fully analysed to establish the root cause and measures put in place to prevent recurrence.</p><p> </p><p>Further information can be found in the annual DNSR Reports publications, and copies can be found at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-nuclear-environment-and-safety-board-assurance-reports" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-nuclear-environment-and-safety-board-assurance-reports</a></p><p> </p><p>The information regarding all incidents over the last 30 years is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL397 more like this
HL398 more like this
HL399 more like this
HL400 more like this
HL452 more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T14:58:19.78Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T14:58:19.78Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1934
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
749948
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many members of the armed forces were stationed abroad (1) on the date of the 2016 EU referendum, and (2) on the date of the 2017 general election. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL633 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>In April 2016 (the nearest available data point to the 2016 EU Referendum) there were 10,500 Service personnel stationed overseas and in April 2017 (the closest data point to the 2017 General Election) there were 9,200. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not hold information to indicate the numbers or percentage of these personnel who were registered to vote or who actually voted. With regard to postal votes, the MOD does not hold data which would give an accurate analysis of the number of ballot papers submitted by Service personnel, as the voter packs processed by the Department also include the dependents of Service personnel, MOD civilian personnel based abroad and the dependents of civilian personnel. In addition, some personnel may have chosen alternative methods of returning their ballot papers.</p><p>Registration is a personal matter and personnel are free to decide whether, where and how they register to vote. The MOD works closely with the Electoral Commission to promote awareness among its people of the importance of registering to vote and of the options for doing so. Voter registration campaigns are run yearly within the MOD and the Department has seen a steady rise in the number of Armed Forces personnel who have declared they have registered. The latest version of the Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS, 2017) indicates that 96 per cent of Officers and 81 per cent of Other Ranks who completed the AFCAS were registered to vote. Table B22.1 of the AFCAS provides figures on voter registration by Service and by year from 2013. The Surveys can be found on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/armed-forces-continuous-attitude-survey-index</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL631 more like this
HL632 more like this
HL634 more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:26:32.677Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:26:32.677Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many postal votes were submitted by members of the armed forces abroad at (1) the 2016 EU referendum, and (2) the 2017 general election. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL634 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>In April 2016 (the nearest available data point to the 2016 EU Referendum) there were 10,500 Service personnel stationed overseas and in April 2017 (the closest data point to the 2017 General Election) there were 9,200. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not hold information to indicate the numbers or percentage of these personnel who were registered to vote or who actually voted. With regard to postal votes, the MOD does not hold data which would give an accurate analysis of the number of ballot papers submitted by Service personnel, as the voter packs processed by the Department also include the dependents of Service personnel, MOD civilian personnel based abroad and the dependents of civilian personnel. In addition, some personnel may have chosen alternative methods of returning their ballot papers.</p><p>Registration is a personal matter and personnel are free to decide whether, where and how they register to vote. The MOD works closely with the Electoral Commission to promote awareness among its people of the importance of registering to vote and of the options for doing so. Voter registration campaigns are run yearly within the MOD and the Department has seen a steady rise in the number of Armed Forces personnel who have declared they have registered. The latest version of the Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey (AFCAS, 2017) indicates that 96 per cent of Officers and 81 per cent of Other Ranks who completed the AFCAS were registered to vote. Table B22.1 of the AFCAS provides figures on voter registration by Service and by year from 2013. The Surveys can be found on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/armed-forces-continuous-attitude-survey-index</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL631 more like this
HL632 more like this
HL633 more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:26:32.78Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:26:32.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
755164
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading RAF Northolt more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how much revenue the RAF secured from operating commercial flights at RAF Northolt in each of the last three years. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL1172 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 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>Income from civilian commercial aviation using RAF Northolt for the last three financial years (FY) is given below.</p><p>Additional income is generated by leases and I will write to the Noble Baroness with further details.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>FY</p></td><td><p>Financial Income (£millions)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>8.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>5.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>6.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:25:12.553Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:25:12.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to strengthen UN peacekeeping, including support for the rapid response capacity; and what role they envisage for the Royal Marines and SAS in this respect. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL441 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK is providing a leading voice on strengthening UN peacekeeping including through its permanent seat in the UN Security Council.</p><p> </p><p>In September 2016, we hosted the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in London, with 74 nations and international organisations, and launched the UN reform agenda based on the '3Ps': better mission planning, increasing the number of meaningful pledges of troops and equipment, and improving the performance on the ground. It was a major peacekeeping conference, which secured 30 new pledges of troops and equipment, including for rapid response, and a reform-focused communiqué signed by 63 countries. The UK continues to drive forward this reform agenda with senior UN officials, Member States, and the UN Security Council.</p><p> </p><p>We are working closely with the Canadian hosts of the 2017 Defence Ministerial, which will maintain a focus on strengthening UN peacekeeping through reform, matching UN capability needs with pledges, innovation in training, protecting the vulnerable, and improved early warning mechanisms. The UK also seeks to strengthen UN peacekeeping through deploying our own troops on UN peacekeeping missions, and by using our operational experience to inform UN reform policy discussions in New York.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T15:26:31.24Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T15:26:31.24Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are introducing to ensure that the use of armed drones for counter-terrorism is capable of being subject to parliamentary scrutiny and accountability. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL363 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government is not introducing arrangements specifically for armed Remotely Piloted Air Systems, above and beyond the existing parliamentary scrutiny and accountability for any use of force. Using force is subject to the same rigorous scrutiny, regardless of the weapons platform employed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:11:17.587Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:11:17.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusions of the 2013 interim Davies Commission report with regard to RAF Northolt, which did not include significantly increased use of Northolt in its short and medium-term recommendations. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
star this property uin HL783 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department cooperated fully with the Davies Commission and it will work closely with NATS Holdings (formerly National Air Traffic Services) and the Civil Aviation Authority, over the airspace changes that a third London runway would require, in order to protect RAF Northolt's vital military aviation needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T15:19:53.967Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T15:19:53.967Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks to (1) the public, and (2) the environment, from the fire at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in August 2010. more like this
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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this
star this property uin HL455 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The answer given on 21 March 2017 (HL6105) was in response to a question concerning safety improvements in the defence nuclear weapons programme. The response was in relation to radiological incidents at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), none of which have ever posed any risk to the health of the public or the environment. The incidents raised by the noble Baroness did occur; a small number of residents were evacuated in 2010 as a precautionary measure due to a fire in a non-nuclear area. I can confirm that in none of the incidents cited was it assessed that there was any radiological risk to the public.</p><p>The risk of any of these incidents recurring has been greatly reduced due to subsequent improvements to the infrastructure at AWE.</p><p>Activity at AWE sites is governed by a number of permits, authorisations, licences and consents for managing waste and discharges to the environment. AWE plc and the Ministry of Defence continuously monitor their compliance and inspections are routinely undertaken by the relevant regulatory authorities, including the Environment Agency.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL396 more like this
HL453 more like this
HL454 more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T14:42:35.103Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T14:42:35.103Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1934
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer more like this