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1014643
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Peers: Correspondence 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 the Leader of the House whether there is a protocol relating to whether letters to ministers from members of the House of Lords should receive replies; and if so, how quickly replies should be sent. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL11781 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of effective and timely handling of correspondence with members of the House of Lords. Government departments should aim to provide a substantive response to routine correspondence within a maximum of 20 working days. However, sometimes circumstances dictate that it will not be possible to provide a response within this timeframe. In such instances, departments are advised to issue a ‘holding’ response until a more substantive response can be provided.</p><p>The Cabinet Office publishes an annual report detailing departmental performance in the handling of correspondence from members of both Houses. Lord Young of Cookham set out the 2017 performance figures in a Written Statement on 26 June 2018 (HLWS771). The 2018 performance figures will be published in summer 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Z
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4329
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1014653
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions 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 ability of maintained and independent schools to afford the increase in the employer’s contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme announced in October. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL11789 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In the schools sector, the department currently proposes to cover the costs of maintained schools, academies, independent special schools and non-maintained special schools. The department will be consulting shortly to form an assessment on the impact these costs will impose on the sector.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:01:22.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:01:22.35Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1014654
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions 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 received representations from the Independent Schools Council about the forthcoming increase in the employer’s contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme; and if so, what reply they have given. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL11790 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government has received a number of representations from employer representatives including the Independent Schools Council, to both the Department for Education (DfE) and to Her Majesty’s Treasury (HM Treasury), about the proposed increase in employer contributions and the impact this would have on their schools. HM Treasury and the DfE will be responding imminently.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T11:51:40.807Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T11:51:40.807Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1014655
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Teachers: Pensions 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 were their reasons for increasing the employer’s contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL11791 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A number of factors determine the cost of providing pensions, most significantly by the Superannuation Contributions Adjusted for Past Experience (SCAPE) rate. The SCAPE discount rate is the central measure of the affordability of public service pension schemes; it is based on the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts for long-term Growth Domestic Product growth. In light of the material change to the OBR forecast compared to the forecast at Budget 2016, and based on the methodology for setting the SCAPE rate as agreed in 2011, <br> HM Treasury took the decision to set the SCAPE discount rate at 2.4% plus Consumer Price Index from 1 April 2019. This reduction in the SCAPE rate has resulted in an increase to employer contributions in the Teachers Pension Scheme of 7.2 percentage points.[1]</p><p> </p><p>[1] based on an implementation date of 1 September 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:02:10.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:02:10.553Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1014656
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Appeals more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 22 November (HL Deb, cols 325–8), whether they will conduct an inquiry into reports that local councils spent £100 million in four years to prevent parents obtaining support for children with special needs, losing nine out of ten cases. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL11792 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government does not have any plans to conduct such an inquiry.</p><p> </p><p>The government has made fundamental changes to the way the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support system works for families. The system is now more person-centred with significant direction given to local authorities, and other bodies, to engage effectively with families.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities should respond appropriately to any SEND Tribunal appeal. In doing so, they will inevitably incur costs. When families make appeals, the local authority will need to judge how to respond to them and in doing so, must put the interests of the child or young person first.</p><p> </p><p>The government are investing £20 million until March 2020 to improve the quality of local information, advice and support services available to families, and to provide guidance and training to local authorities to help improve the quality of education, health and care (EHC) plans.</p><p> </p><p>Parents have the right to ask that an independent school, approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act (2014) and published in a list available to all parents and young people, be named on their EHC plan.</p><p> </p><p>The local authority must, after consultation with the school, name the requested school unless specific criteria apply. These conditions are that the school would be unsuitable for the young person’s needs, incompatible with the efficient education of others or an inefficient use of the local authority’s resources.</p><p> </p><p>Parents may also make representations for a place at an independent school that is not on the Section 41 list and the local authority must consider their request. While not under the same conditional duty to name the provider, the local authority must have regard to the general principle that children should be educated in accordance with their parents’ wishes if this is compatible with the provision of efficient instruction and does not cause unreasonable public expenditure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11793 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:00:34.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:00:34.507Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1014657
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Private Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 22 November (HL Deb, cols 325–8), whether they will ensure that all local councils respect the right of parents of children with special needs to nominate a local independent school on an education health and care plan. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL11793 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government does not have any plans to conduct such an inquiry.</p><p> </p><p>The government has made fundamental changes to the way the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) support system works for families. The system is now more person-centred with significant direction given to local authorities, and other bodies, to engage effectively with families.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities should respond appropriately to any SEND Tribunal appeal. In doing so, they will inevitably incur costs. When families make appeals, the local authority will need to judge how to respond to them and in doing so, must put the interests of the child or young person first.</p><p> </p><p>The government are investing £20 million until March 2020 to improve the quality of local information, advice and support services available to families, and to provide guidance and training to local authorities to help improve the quality of education, health and care (EHC) plans.</p><p> </p><p>Parents have the right to ask that an independent school, approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act (2014) and published in a list available to all parents and young people, be named on their EHC plan.</p><p> </p><p>The local authority must, after consultation with the school, name the requested school unless specific criteria apply. These conditions are that the school would be unsuitable for the young person’s needs, incompatible with the efficient education of others or an inefficient use of the local authority’s resources.</p><p> </p><p>Parents may also make representations for a place at an independent school that is not on the Section 41 list and the local authority must consider their request. While not under the same conditional duty to name the provider, the local authority must have regard to the general principle that children should be educated in accordance with their parents’ wishes if this is compatible with the provision of efficient instruction and does not cause unreasonable public expenditure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11792 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T12:00:34.553Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T12:00:34.553Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
1015012
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
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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 Electronic Cigarettes more like this
star this property house id 1 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, how many people have been convicted for selling e-cigarettes to people aged under 18 in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 195487 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Zero persons were proceeded against for sales of e-cigarettes to under 18s in England and Wales between 2015 and 2017 (most recent figures available).</p><p> </p><p>This information was obtained from a manual review of court case files that centrally held data indicated may be relevant, and as such has not been through the same quality assurance processes as for routinely published data.</p><p> </p><p>These figures relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principle offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:38:21.4Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:38:21.4Z
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4517
star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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88233
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1002123
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star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Work and Pensions, what representations she has received from (a) trades union and (b) the Trade Union Congress in relation to the managed migration of universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 188268 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No meetings have been held by DWP with trade unions or the Trade Union Congress regarding Managed Migration specifically. However, the Trade Union Congress and some individual trade unions responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee report on the draft Universal Credit Managed Migration Regulations 2018, published on 5 November 2018 which can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-universal-credit-managed-migration-regulations-2018-ssac-report-and-government-statement" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-universal-credit-managed-migration-regulations-2018-ssac-report-and-government-statement</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188269 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.363Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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84616
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1002124
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Work and Pensions, if she will publish the meetings held by her Department (a) trades unions and (b) the Trade Union Congress on the managed migration of universal credit in 2018; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 188269 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>No meetings have been held by DWP with trade unions or the Trade Union Congress regarding Managed Migration specifically. However, the Trade Union Congress and some individual trade unions responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee report on the draft Universal Credit Managed Migration Regulations 2018, published on 5 November 2018 which can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-universal-credit-managed-migration-regulations-2018-ssac-report-and-government-statement" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-universal-credit-managed-migration-regulations-2018-ssac-report-and-government-statement</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 188268 more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T17:06:16.413Z
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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84617
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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4014
star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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4662
unstar this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1014696
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, published on 22 November, which aspects of social security will be co-ordinated with the EU. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL11825 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The details of which aspects of social security will be coordinated with the EU under the future relationship are subject to further negotiation with the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T14:48:07.347Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T14:48:07.347Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this