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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Ukraine more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of assets wrongfully removed from Ukraine that have been recovered or frozen in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, since the meeting of the Ukraine Asset Recovery Forum in London on 28 and 29 April. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK led the call for the urgent imposition of EU sanctions, imposing an asset freeze on 22 individuals suspected of misappropriating funds from the Ukrainian state. <br><br>Those assets which are proven to be the proceeds of corruption through criminal investigations, and subsequently confiscated, will be returned to Ukraine.<br><br>We do not release information on the value of assets frozen under financial sanctions in the UK for reasons of confidentiality, and we do not hold information on the value of assets frozen overseas. <br><br>It is our policy to work closely with other governments to assist them to trace and repatriate stolen assets. All appropriate criminal justice and administrative routes to support the Ukrainians are being explored. The Director of the Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal investigation into possible money laundering arising from suspicions of corruption in Ukraine. The Serious Fraud Office has obtained a restraint order freezing approximately $23 million of assets in the UK in connection with this case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:45:34.65009Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:45:34.65009Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
77286
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Drugs 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 powers are available to prevent people from buying legal highs online. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL1020 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government is committed to supporting the police and other UK law enforcement agencies to use the full force of the law to tackle the trade in newpsychoactive substances, so- called ‘legal highs’. Robust powers are alreadyavailable under existing drugs legislation to disrupt the sale of new psychoactivesubstances, including over the internet. So far, the Government has banned over 350 new psychoactive substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. In addition so-called ‘legal highs’ are often found to contain substances already banned in the UK. We have published guidance for local authorities and Trading Standards on a range of legislative tools available to tackle the visible trade including in ‘head-shops’. This includes information on the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985 which makes it an offence for a person to supply a substance that is not already controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, to a person under the age of 18 if they know or have reasonable cause to believe that the substance is likely to be inhaled by that person, for the purpose of causing intoxication. Last year two ‘legal-high’ sellers were successfully prosecuted using this legislation. The Minister for Crime Prevention is currently leading an expert review to look at how the UK’s response to new psychoactive substances can be enhanced to ensure that law enforcement agencies have the best available powers and send out clearest possible message that the trade in these substances is reckless. It is anticipated that the panel will report their recommendations to Home Office Ministers before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1021 more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T10:56:42.8162384Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T10:56:42.8162384Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
77287
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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 Drugs more like this
star this property house id 2 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 what is the current legislation in place to prevent the purchase of illegal highs. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL1021 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government is committed to supporting the police and other UK law enforcement agencies to use the full force of the law to tackle the trade in newpsychoactive substances, so- called ‘legal highs’. Robust powers are alreadyavailable under existing drugs legislation to disrupt the sale of new psychoactivesubstances, including over the internet. So far, the Government has banned over 350 new psychoactive substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. In addition so-called ‘legal highs’ are often found to contain substances already banned in the UK. We have published guidance for local authorities and Trading Standards on a range of legislative tools available to tackle the visible trade including in ‘head-shops’. This includes information on the Intoxicating Substances (Supply) Act 1985 which makes it an offence for a person to supply a substance that is not already controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, to a person under the age of 18 if they know or have reasonable cause to believe that the substance is likely to be inhaled by that person, for the purpose of causing intoxication. Last year two ‘legal-high’ sellers were successfully prosecuted using this legislation. The Minister for Crime Prevention is currently leading an expert review to look at how the UK’s response to new psychoactive substances can be enhanced to ensure that law enforcement agencies have the best available powers and send out clearest possible message that the trade in these substances is reckless. It is anticipated that the panel will report their recommendations to Home Office Ministers before summer recess.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1020 more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T10:56:43.5517339Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T10:56:43.5517339Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
77305
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Home Office more like this
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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 Borders: Personal Records 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 what has been the total cost to date of the e-Borders system; and what is their estimate of the remaining capital costs up to completion. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL1039 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
unstar this property answer text <p>It will not be possible to confirm total cost to date or the estimate of remaining costs until the binding arbitration following the termination of the contract with Raytheon Systems Limited is complete and we have been advised that it is legally appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-23T10:55:13.1332734Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T10:55:13.1332734Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
77306
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Home Office more like this
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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 Borders: Personal Records 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, when complete, the e-Borders system will record details of passports of all passengers on departure from the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL1040 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to reintroducing exit checks. By April 2015, comprehensive exit checks will apply on scheduled, commercial air, sea and rail routes including the recording of passport details.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-23T13:09:52.0045826Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T13:09:52.0045826Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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1854
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
77803
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Home Office more like this
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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 EU Justice and Home Affairs 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 they intend to oppose any further moves towards the integration of justice and home affairs within the European Union; and in particular, whether they intend to opt in to the European Arrest Warrant. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL1100 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-29more like thismore than 2014-07-29
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>This Government will approach forthcoming EU legislation in the area of justice and home affairs on a case-by-case basis, with a view to maximising our country’s security, protecting Britain’s civil liberties and preserving the integrity of our criminal justice system. <br><br>On the specific issue of the European Arrest Warrant, the Government set out its position during debates in the House of Commons on 10 July 2014, Official Report, column 485 as well as in the House of Lords on 8 May 2014, Official Report, column 1585. The House of Lords had the opportunity to discuss the measure further during the debate in that House on 17 July 2014. <br><br>The Government intends to seek to rejoin this measure in the national interest.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-29T15:50:54.3701495Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-29T15:50:54.3701495Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
77804
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Northern Ireland 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 what progress has been made in relation to the introduction of Clare's law in Northern Ireland in line with the situation in England and Wales. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL1101 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>This matter is devolved in Northern Ireland, and is the responsibility of Northern Ireland Executive Ministers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:48:21.4624122Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:48:21.4624122Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Home Office more like this
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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 European Arrest Warrants 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 the new conditions for granting European Arrest Warrants will (1) require prima facie evidence to be produced, and (2) safeguard the right of habeas corpus. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL1114 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
unstar this property answer text <p>It is not a requirement of the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision that a State provide prima facie evidence when issuing a warrant. Prima facie evidence was similarly not required under the previous extradition arrangements for countries within the EU - the European Convention on Extradition of 1957.The Government has legislated to reform the operation of the EAW and increase the protections for British citizens and others who are wanted for extradition. These safeguards, contained in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, were commenced on 21 July 2014. These changes include the introduction of a proportionality bar. This requires a British judge to consider whether extradition would be disproportionate (and to discharge the person if it would be), taking into account the seriousness of the alleged conduct, the likely sentence the person would receive if convicted, and the possibility of the issuing State taking measures that would be less coercive than extradition. We have also addressed the concerns that relate to pre-trial detention. Where there are reasonable grounds for believing that decisions to charge and try the person have not been made, the issuing State must now prove that they have been (unless the only reason for this is the person's absence from the issuing State), or the judge is required to discharge the person. This will help ensure people are not extradited only to spend length periods in pre-trial detention whilst the issuing State continues to investigate the offence. In addition, to help deal with concerns relating to length pre-trial detention, it is now possible for an individual to be temporarily transferred to the issuing State or to speak with the authorities in that State by videoconference ahead of the extradition hearing the UK, if the person consents. We have also made the Extradition Act 2003 clearer with regard to the existing requirement for dual criminality; in particular, setting out that in cases where all or part of the conduct occurred in the UK, and the conduct is not criminalised here, the European Arrest Warrant must be refused for that conduct. The Government has also introduced (by way of the Crime and Courts Act 2013) a forum bar, to ensure that the possibility of a domestic prosecution has been properly explored as part of the extradition proceedings. The Government is satisfied that the UK’s transposition of the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision complies fully with the concept of Habeas Corpus.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T13:16:49.0208929Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T13:16:49.0208929Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
78257
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Mobile Phones: Electronic Surveillance 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 what powers exist for the police and security services to make themselves aware of mobile phone data. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL1152 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>There are robust legislative frameworks for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to access mobile phone data for lawful purposes and in accordance with our European Court of Human Rights obligations. There are strict statutory safeguards in place regarding access to data stored on mobile phones. There are a number of pieces of legislation which allow for search and seizure of items including mobile telephones, for example, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), the Terrorism Act 2000, the Extradition Act 2003. These laws only allow data to be searched if the phone has been lawfully seized under a power in the legislation. Property interference by the Security and Intelligence Agencies may be authorised under the Intelligence Services Act 1994 or the Security Service Act 1989. Property interference by the police may be authorised by the Police Act 1997. Interception of communications or access to communications data may be authorised under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-23T14:11:37.5795364Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T14:11:37.5795364Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Police: Recruitment 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 they intend to introduce a programme to recruit specially selected constables with the intention that they receive fast-track promotion to Inspector rank, as recommended in the <i>Independent Review of Police Officer and Staff Remuneration and Conditions: Final Report</i> published in 2012. more like this
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Lord Dear more like this
star this property uin HL1161 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-28more like thismore than 2014-07-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The College of Policing has already begun implementing the fast track to inspector scheme, along with direct entry at superintendent rank, as <br>recommended in the final report of the Independent Review of Police Officer and Staff Remuneration and Conditions. Police forces have started to recruit external candidates to be appointed in September. Serving officers will be able to apply for the schemes later this year.These schemes will offer the opportunity to widen the talent pool and the diverse range of backgrounds from which we attract police officers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-28T13:23:13.7822344Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-28T13:23:13.7822344Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dear more like this