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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Lyme Disease 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 whether, in December 2011, the Clinical Pathology Accreditation Service was made aware of modifications by the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit to the Trinity Biotech immunoblot kit to be used for testing human cerebrospinal fluid. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL999 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The former Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit (HPA LBU) was accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation who had access to, and was able to review, all the standard operating procedures of the unit.</p><p> </p><p>The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is a qualitative in vitro assay for the detection of Immunoglobulin (IgG or IgM) antibodies in human samples against specific antigens/proteins of <em>Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia garinii and Borrelia burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is intended as a confirmatory assay for use in testing human samples which have been previously found to be positive or equivocal using an Enzyme Immunoassay and Immunofluroescent Assay or other appropriate screening method. Positive second-tier results are supportive evidence of infection with <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The diagnosis of Lyme disease should be made based on history and symptoms (such as erythema migrans), and other laboratory data, in addition to the presence of antibodies to <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech blot has been in use since 2007 by the former HPA’s LBU for testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and proved very reliable. This technique has also been in use widely across Europe during this period as a diagnostic test using CSF as a sample to support the diagnosis of neuroborreliosis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-24T12:32:59.6647091Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
77264
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Lyme Disease 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 when the testing of the cerebrospinal fluid of patients suspected of having Lyme disease using the Trinity Biotech kit at the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit began; how many patients' samples were tested in that way; and how many patients were recorded as being positive over that period of time. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL998 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Trinity Biotech blot has been in use since 2007 by the former Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit for testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and proved very reliable. It has also been used in this way by other laboratories in Europe. However, CSF antibodies will not be present if there is no evidence of any other antibodies in the serum. Data is not collected centrally on specific samples from patients as the final diagnosis is made by the clinician on the basis of the test results and the clinical presentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T12:31:17.2846277Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T12:31:17.2846277Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
77263
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre 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 whether, following the Independent Monitoring Board's Annual Report 2013, they have initiated changes at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to ensure that detainees claiming to be under 18 are assessed by social services in the community rather than in the centre. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL997 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 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Harmondsworth published its 2013 report on 30 June. An action plan to address the recommendations in the report will be agreed by 11 August. Plans to make changes to the configuration of the healthcare unit to address the provision of appropriate accommodation for those with mental health or behavioural problems are under discussion with the new healthcare provider at Harmondsworth. This is in advance of the transfer of healthcare commissioning to NHS England on 1 September. Individuals who claim to be under the age of 18 following their detention are managed in accordance with Detention Services Order 14/2012 for the care and management of age dispute cases. This sets out the policy and procedures to follow in individual cases where there is a lack of physical or definitive documentary evidence to prove the person is under the age of 18. This also details the circumstances in which release by case owners is appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-23T13:10:51.946498Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T13:10:51.946498Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2475
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
77262
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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 Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre 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 respond to the Independent Monitoring Board's Annual Report 2013 on Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre and in particular its finding in respect of the provision of appropriate accommodation for those with mental health or behavioural problems. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL996 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Harmondsworth published its 2013 report on 30 June. An action plan to address the recommendations in the report will be agreed by 11 August. Plans to make changes to the configuration of the healthcare unit to address the provision of appropriate accommodation for those with mental health or behavioural problems are under discussion with the new healthcare provider at Harmondsworth. This is in advance of the transfer of healthcare commissioning to NHS England on 1 September. Individuals who claim to be under the age of 18 following their detention are managed in accordance with Detention Services Order 14/2012 for the care and management of age dispute cases. This sets out the policy and procedures to follow in individual cases where there is a lack of physical or definitive documentary evidence to prove the person is under the age of 18. This also details the circumstances in which release by case owners is appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T17:28:25.6494589Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T17:28:25.6494589Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2475
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
77261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling 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 is the estimated average number of licence applications that a single operator of a sports book, online casino, poker room or gambling software provider would need to submit in order to comply fully with Gambling Commission licensing requirements. more like this
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Lord Mancroft more like this
star this property uin HL995 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Gambling operators can make one application to the Gambling Commission for multiple activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:20:48.4031812Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:20:48.4031812Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1833
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this
77260
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling 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 work they have undertaken to ensure that the burden on companies applying for a gambling licence is minimised in line with their priorities to reduce red tape; and whether they considered the ability of such companies to compete against unlicensed operators in any such work. more like this
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Lord Mancroft more like this
star this property uin HL994 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Gambling Commission is responsible for ensuring that the costs of applying for a Commission licence, and the regulatory burden of complying with it, are the minimum necessary to ensure compatibility with the licensing objectives.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission keeps its licensing arrangements and licence conditions and codes (LCCP) under review. Recently it consulted on improved licensing processes for moving to an online licence application process, and introducing a multi-jurisdictional form to reduce the costs for applicants applying for licences in more than one jurisdiction.</p><p> </p><p>In advance of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 coming into force on 1<sup>st</sup> October, the Commission has been working with operators and overseas regulators to avoid duplication and undue regulatory burden wherever possible – for example, minimising the need for operators to duplicate material or assurances that can be obtained from an operator's host nation regulator. These consultations have enabled the Commission to take into account the impact on the relative attractiveness of operating legally in a regulated market compared to the risks of operating illegally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL992 more like this
HL993 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.251183Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.251183Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1833
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this
77259
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling 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 whether they have undertaken any work to quantify the impact that the cost of regulatory compliance would have on the ability of licensed gambling operators to compete against unlicensed operators in the United Kingdom market. more like this
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Lord Mancroft more like this
star this property uin HL993 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Gambling Commission is responsible for ensuring that the costs of applying for a Commission licence, and the regulatory burden of complying with it, are the minimum necessary to ensure compatibility with the licensing objectives.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission keeps its licensing arrangements and licence conditions and codes (LCCP) under review. Recently it consulted on improved licensing processes for moving to an online licence application process, and introducing a multi-jurisdictional form to reduce the costs for applicants applying for licences in more than one jurisdiction.</p><p> </p><p>In advance of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 coming into force on 1<sup>st</sup> October, the Commission has been working with operators and overseas regulators to avoid duplication and undue regulatory burden wherever possible – for example, minimising the need for operators to duplicate material or assurances that can be obtained from an operator's host nation regulator. These consultations have enabled the Commission to take into account the impact on the relative attractiveness of operating legally in a regulated market compared to the risks of operating illegally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL992 more like this
HL994 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.1639805Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.1639805Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1833
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this
77258
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling 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 work they have undertaken to quantify the costs of following the regulatory process for businesses applying for a United Kingdom gambling licence; and what assessment they have made of its impact on the competitiveness of new entrants to the online gambling sector. more like this
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Lord Mancroft more like this
star this property uin HL992 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Gambling Commission is responsible for ensuring that the costs of applying for a Commission licence, and the regulatory burden of complying with it, are the minimum necessary to ensure compatibility with the licensing objectives.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission keeps its licensing arrangements and licence conditions and codes (LCCP) under review. Recently it consulted on improved licensing processes for moving to an online licence application process, and introducing a multi-jurisdictional form to reduce the costs for applicants applying for licences in more than one jurisdiction.</p><p> </p><p>In advance of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 coming into force on 1<sup>st</sup> October, the Commission has been working with operators and overseas regulators to avoid duplication and undue regulatory burden wherever possible – for example, minimising the need for operators to duplicate material or assurances that can be obtained from an operator's host nation regulator. These consultations have enabled the Commission to take into account the impact on the relative attractiveness of operating legally in a regulated market compared to the risks of operating illegally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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HL993 more like this
HL994 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:20:10.5131627Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:20:10.5131627Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1833
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this
77257
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling 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 whether the conclusions of the HM Revenue and Customs report undertaken by Frontier Economics Ltd on the United Kingdom betting and gaming industry and elasticity of demand for online gaming were taken into account when developing the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014. more like this
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Lord Mancroft more like this
star this property uin HL991 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The report ‘The UK betting and gaming market: estimating price elasticities of demand and understanding the use of promotions” was published in June 2014, after the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 had been introduced.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:18:32.1634224Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:18:32.1634224Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1833
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this
77256
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact and application of a place of consumption tax on the online gambling market, and the ability of the Gambling Commission to meet its commitments on removing crime from that sector; and whether they will publish any such assessments. more like this
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Lord Mancroft more like this
star this property uin HL990 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The assessment of the impact of the reforms to remote gambling taxation is available in the relevant Tax Information and Impact Note published at Autumn Statement 2013, available on the Government's website.</p><p> </p><p>The Gambling Commission has a statutory duty to promote three licensing objectives, the first of which is: preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime. The Government is confident that the Gambling Commission has the tools it needs to fulfil this duty.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:17:57.3981359Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:17:57.3981359Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1833
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this