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1137953
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Consultation 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 how many consultations the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has carried out in each of the last five years; and to how many of those it published a formal response within 12 weeks of the consultation closing. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL17052 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Since its creation in July 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published 140 consultations.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of consultations</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Response published within 12 weeks</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>43</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>50</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>23*</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*6 consultations are still open. 8 consultations are closed, but still within the 12 week period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:17:01.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:17:01.697Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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4286
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
1139055
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 UK Research and Innovation 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 participation by an individual or an organisation in an academic boycott is taken into account in funding decisions by UK Research and Innovation, based on their principles of equality, diversity and inclusion, and in compliance with the public sector Equality Duty; and if not, why not. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL17140 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>UKRI funding decisions are made on the basis of the excellence of the proposals that are received, and any academic partnerships which strengthens applications and delivers such excellence are encouraged. UKRI does not ask applicants about their political views or activity, or those of the employing organisation. UKRI has clear eligibility criteria and EDI policy principles which the organisations we fund are expected to meet.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:16:17.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:16:17.097Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
1139095
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Digital Technology: Sales 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 reform the Consumer Rights Act 2015 rules for digital content purchased post-Brexit to include a 28-day refund rule. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17180 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>HM Government has no plans to amend current legislation on digital content. However, the Government has committed to retaining strong protections for consumers post Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:16:27.277Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1139560
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Medicine: Research 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 proportion of the current public spending on research and development they intend to spend on health in (1) 2019, and (2) each of the next five years. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17207 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>We are increasing spending on R&amp;D by £7 billion over 5 years by 2021-22. This will be the largest increase ever. The government has acknowledged the importance of investment in medical and health R&amp;D to the continued health of the UK and to the continued excellence of our healthcare system. The government’s commitment to this is laid out in the Industrial Strategy and the life science sector deal.</p><p>The Government funds health related R&amp;D primarily through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Within UKRI the main funder of health related research is the Medical Research Council (MRC). However, all of UKRI’s councils fund projects that are connected to health e.g. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) which has strategic investments in both human and animal health (including long term institute programmes at the Babraham Institute, the Quadram Institute and The Pirbright Institute). Innovate UK also supports business led innovation in healthcare and is involved in wider cross cutting UKRI programmes such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund which has several challenges related to healthcare including the £210 million ‘Data to Early Diagnosis’ Challenge.</p><p>UKRI funding decisions are based on the quality of applications, balancing this against wider opportunities and allowing for investigator-led proposals to inform priorities. As such, a total number for spending on health R&amp;D is not available for 2019.</p><p>NIHR and MRC have budgets for 2019 of £1,078 million and £745 million respectively.</p><p>Allocations for 2020 onwards are subject to the Spending Review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:35:45.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:35:45.653Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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2593
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1139562
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Medicine: Research 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 proportion of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, they expect to spend on health each year. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17209 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Through the Industrial Strategy we have committed to reaching the target of 2.4% of GDP investment in R&amp;D by 2027, and 3% in the longer term. Achieving this ambition would provide a strong platform to transform the economy by enabling the development of new technologies, industries and products that bring new growth, good jobs, and a wide range of social improvements.</p><p> </p><p>Reaching the 2.4% target will require concerted effort both for government and for business. Public investment will play an essential role in achieving the target, but this will also require a commitment from the private sector to invest substantially. Health-related Research and Development will be a vital element of our plan for reaching the ambition. We will publish a Roadmap for achieving the ambition, following the Spending Review. The Roadmap will explore the full range of policy measures that could encourage additional private investment in R&amp;D.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17210 more like this
HL17211 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:36:46.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:36:46.6Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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2593
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1139563
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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
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 proportion of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, they expect to come from private sources each year. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17210 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Through the Industrial Strategy we have committed to reaching the target of 2.4% of GDP investment in R&amp;D by 2027, and 3% in the longer term. Achieving this ambition would provide a strong platform to transform the economy by enabling the development of new technologies, industries and products that bring new growth, good jobs, and a wide range of social improvements.</p><p> </p><p>Reaching the 2.4% target will require concerted effort both for government and for business. Public investment will play an essential role in achieving the target, but this will also require a commitment from the private sector to invest substantially. Health-related Research and Development will be a vital element of our plan for reaching the ambition. We will publish a Roadmap for achieving the ambition, following the Spending Review. The Roadmap will explore the full range of policy measures that could encourage additional private investment in R&amp;D.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17209 more like this
HL17211 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:36:46.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:36:46.677Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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2593
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1139564
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Medicine: Research 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 proportion of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, intended for health research and development they expect to come from private sources each year. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17211 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Through the Industrial Strategy we have committed to reaching the target of 2.4% of GDP investment in R&amp;D by 2027, and 3% in the longer term. Achieving this ambition would provide a strong platform to transform the economy by enabling the development of new technologies, industries and products that bring new growth, good jobs, and a wide range of social improvements.</p><p> </p><p>Reaching the 2.4% target will require concerted effort both for government and for business. Public investment will play an essential role in achieving the target, but this will also require a commitment from the private sector to invest substantially. Health-related Research and Development will be a vital element of our plan for reaching the ambition. We will publish a Roadmap for achieving the ambition, following the Spending Review. The Roadmap will explore the full range of policy measures that could encourage additional private investment in R&amp;D.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17209 more like this
HL17210 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:36:46.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:36:46.773Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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2593
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1140018
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Fuel Poverty 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 plans they have to establish a national fuel fund to support those unable to meet gas and electricity bills. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL17253 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>We have no current plans to establish a national fuel fund.</p><p>The Government provides support to those struggling with their gas and electricity bills through:</p><p>• The Warm Home Discount, which provides a £140 rebate to more than two million households;</p><p>• Winter Fuel Payments, that provides £200-300 to pensioners, ensuring that they can keep warm during the colder months; and</p><p>• Cold Weather Payments, which were automatically provided to more than one million households during winter 2018-19.</p><p>In addition, the default tariff cap protects all consumers on default tariffs from being overcharged and Ofgem’s safeguard price cap protects consumers on pre-payment meter tariffs.</p><p>The most sustainable approach to decreasing energy bills is improving energy efficiency.</p><p>• The Energy Company Obligation drives £640 million of investment annually into improving the efficiency of low income and vulnerable households.</p><p>• The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards require landlords spend up to £3500 (including VAT) improving their rented properties to EPC Band E.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T13:45:57.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:45:57.697Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1137367
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Productivity 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 reasons for the decline in UK productivity over the last three successive quarters; and of the comparative performance of other advanced economies whose productivity is increasing. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL16974 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The fall in productivity in 2019 Q1 was predominantly due to a fall in manufacturing productivity of -0.9%. Productivity in the services sector grew by 0.2% over the same period. A similar pattern was observed in 2018 Q4, with services productivity outperforming manufacturing; growing by 0.4% compared to a fall of -1.1% for the latter.</p><p>In terms of international comparisons, based on OECD data, all G7 countries excluding the US (for which data are not yet available) experienced a slowdown in productivity growth in 2018. The UK's productivity growth rate of just over 0.5% in 2018, was the second highest in the G7.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:30:38.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:30:38.783Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1137946
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar 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 Shareholders: Registration 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 plans they have to require beneficial share owners to be included on shareholder registers. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL17045 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Companies Act (2006) requires companies to keep a register of members and enter the details of members in this register. In the UK, a shareholder is defined as the member on the company’s register of members. In some cases, the shareholder is also the beneficial owner of the shares. The Government has no plans to require beneficial share owners to be included on shareholder registers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:30:53.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:30:53.95Z
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2616
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Henley remove filter
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1651
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this