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Ministry of Justice more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Females more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of progress in reducing the women’s prison population since June 2018 publication of the Female Offender Strategy; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
star this property answer text <p>In the Female Offender Strategy, we set out our vision to see fewer women in custody, particularly on short custodial sentences and to see more women supported in the community. The strategy launched an ambitious programme of work which will take several years to deliver. So far, we have published a new Women’s Policy Framework, Lord Farmer’s Review for Women and invested £5m to support community provision for female offenders and women at risk of offending</p><p>We are committed to monitoring progress over time and taking action to deliver the outcomes we set out to achieve. The latest published statistics show that the total female prison population increased slightly (by 1%) between March 2018 and 2019, but that female first receptions have decreased by 10% over the past year, (from 2,036 between October and December 2017 to 1,840 over the same period in 2018).</p><p>The published data setting out the current and previous female prison population can be accessed here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796904/population-31-march-2019.ods" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/796904/population-31-march-2019.ods</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-06-28T15:38:51.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-28T15:38:51.967Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1130053
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Organised Crime more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the number of girls being sexually exploited in the county lines drugs trade. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Enfield North more like this
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Joan Ryan more like this
star this property uin 260530 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The latest threat assessment on county lines was published by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in January 2019. This sets out that while criminal exploitation is the most common exploitation type within county lines, victims are sometimes subjected to sexual exploitation and these victims are largely female. The assessment also points out the likelihood that females are underrepresented as both victims and perpetrators of county lines criminality. <br> <br>Work is ongoing to protect those who are exploited and target county lines offenders. The Home Office has provided £3.6m to establish the National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC) to enhance our cross border intelligence and activity on county lines and to better safeguard and protect victims of county lines. NCLCC has so far carried out three separate weeks of operational intensification leading to over 1600 arrests and over 2100 individuals engaged with for safeguarding.</p><p>In addition, the Government provides a range of support for county lines victims including; funding Young People’s Advocates in Birmingham, Manchester and London to work directly with gang-affected women and girls, especially if they have been victims, or are at risk, of sexual violence by gangs including county lines; funding through the Trusted Relationships fund of £13 million over two years to help foster relationships between frontline professionals and young people at risk of exploitation including county lines; and we have provided funding through the £22m Early Intervention Youth Fund over two years for six projects which will specifically address those at risk of involvement in county lines and criminal exploitation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-06-26T16:00:26.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T16:00:26.21Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Ryan more like this
1130258
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Appeals 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 is the current mean waiting time for Personal Independence Payment appeals; how that differs from the mean waiting time for the previous year; and, if the mean waiting time has risen compared to the previous year, what are the reasons for that rise. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL16119 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is set out in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Current and comparative mean waiting times<sup>1</sup> for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October – December 18<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>31 weeks</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>October – December 17</p></td><td><p>25 weeks</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>1. Waiting time is interpreted as average clearance time - time taken from appeal receipt to outcome.</p><p>2. The latest period for which data are available</p><p>The volume of appeals against decisions on PIP has built up since it was introduced as a new benefit, incrementally over time, from 2013. As the number of appeals has increased, so has the average waiting time for an appeal outcome.</p><p>Waiting times are calculated from receipt of an appeal to its final disposal. An appeal is not necessarily disposed of at its first hearing. The final disposal decision on the appeal may be reached after an earlier hearing had been adjourned (which may be directed by the judge for a variety of reasons, such as to seek further evidence), or after an earlier hearing date had been postponed (again, for a variety of reasons, often at the request of the appellant). An appeal may also have been decided at an earlier date by the First-tier Tribunal, only for the case to have gone on to the Upper Tribunal, to be returned once again to the First-tier, for its final disposal.</p><p>Waiting times can fluctuate temporarily and geographically, owing to a number of variable factors, including volumes of benefit decisions made locally, availability of medical/disability members, venue capacity and the complexity of the issue in dispute. Any disparity in waiting times is monitored and investigated locally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:55:12.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:55:12.45Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1130106
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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star this property hansard heading Offenders: Rehabilitation 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 Justice, what steps he is taking to rehabilitate offenders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Kevin Hollinrake more like this
star this property uin 260687 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring prisons are places where offenders can turn their backs on crime – reducing reoffending and keeping the public safe. In order for prisons to enable rehabilitation, they must first be places of safety and so we are taking urgent action to improve prison safety and security, alongside reforms to overhaul the system to focus on the rehabilitation of offenders.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested £70 million to improve safety, security and decency in prisons, allowing us to fund new security scanners, improved searching techniques, phone-blocking technology and a financial crime unit to target criminals operating in prisons. Alongside this, we have taken immediate action to strengthen the frontline with over 4,700 new prison officers.</p><p> </p><p>To reduce reoffending, we are implementing a cohesive plan to ensure offenders receive the right interventions to meet their individual needs. This includes investing £7 million in in-cell telephones to allow prisoners to maintain important family ties, and tackling health issues such as drug addiction through our drugs strategy.</p><p> </p><p>We want to ensure that everyone leaving prison has access to a secure job and stable accommodation. Last year we launched the Education and Employment strategy to ensure offenders are set on a path to employment from the outset. Governors now have control to commission education provision that leads to work and we are engaging with employers to take on prisoners on ROTL or after release via the New Futures Network, which has had more than 230 businesses register to work with prisons since its launch. We also recently made changes so that Governors can now consider Release on Temporary Licence (ROTL) earlier and in more cases to enable prisoners to enter the workplace sooner.</p><p> </p><p>Through the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy we have invested £6 million in pilot schemes bringing together prisons, local authorities, probation providers to help offenders find accommodation on release.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:32:26.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:32:26.967Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
1130212
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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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star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance 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 plans they have to regulate the credit insurance market to ensure that insurance cover adequately protects the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16073 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The underwriting of insurance risk, including credit risks, is a commercial decision, and Government does not prescribe the terms and conditions insurance companies set when offering insurance. This is important to the proper functioning of the economy. Many of the underlying causes of providers restricting credit insurance cover, wider economic uncertainty and sectoral trends, are outside Government control.</p><p> </p><p>Government is clear that it wants all businesses to thrive now and in the future, and will continue close monitoring of the market and affected sectors. Government is determined to make the UK one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business, and has announced multiple measures to support enterprise. Following the Patient Capital Review, we set out a £20 billion action plan at Budget 2017 to finance firms’ growth.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Z
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unstar 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 Allen of Kensington more like this
1130213
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance 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 credit insurance cover available to the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16075 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Z
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unstar 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 Allen of Kensington more like this
1130214
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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
star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance 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 plans they have to conduct a market study on credit insurance cover and pricing practices. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16074 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1130215
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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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star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of credit insurance cover to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in the current trading climate. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL16076 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16074 more like this
HL16075 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1130219
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Department for International Development more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of the number of (1) cases reported, and (2) deaths, as a result of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; what assessment they have made of the factors contributing to the spread of that virus; and what assistance they are providing to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to increase preparedness in provinces and health zones adjacent to the affected areas and in neighbouring countries. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>As of 9 June, there have been 2,056 Ebola cases in the DRC, 1,962 of which are confirmed and 94 are probable. There have been 1,384 deaths. However, actual numbers are likely to be higher given ongoing difficulty in undertaking response activities and the high proportion of community deaths. A number of factors are contributing to the spread of the virus, ranging from insecurity and access challenges, to community mistrust.</p><p>The Minister for Africa recently announced new UK aid funding to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support their work during this response. IFRC’s appeal includes safe and dignified burials and preparedness in provinces adjacent to the affected areas. Moreover, the UK has been the leading donor for regional preparedness, supporting neighbouring countries to prepare for potential cases.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:48:08.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:48:08.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1130220
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking with international partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in response to the Ebola outbreak, to ensure (1) safe and dignified burials, (2) infection prevention and control, (3) community engagement and accountability, including risk communication, (4) psychosocial support, and (5) national society development. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The UK has supported the response to the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the DRC from the very start. Our financial support to the WHO, other UN partners and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) covers the whole range of response activities, including safe and dignified burials, infection prevention and control, community engagement and accountability, psychosocial support – particularly to survivors, and broader health systems strengthening. The Secretary of State for International Development has approved the deployment of UK-funded experts into the UN system to help boost these activities. In addition, our funding through IFRC will help to strengthen the capacity of the National Red Cross Society which is composed of networks of local volunteers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:48:45.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:48:45.567Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this