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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) what contact they have had with, and (2) what support they intend to provide to, the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee, regarding (a) the rebuilding of 13,000 homes on the Nineveh Plains, and (b) the need to ensure that those Christians internally displaced from the Plains are provided with adequate food supplies. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL856 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL852 more like this
HL854 more like this
HL855 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
752466
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government how many advance payments of universal credit have been made following a claim for universal credit since its introduction; and what proportion of all claims that number represents. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL912 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are planning to publish data on the Universal Credit Advances in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
750568
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers are currently in custody awaiting final decisions on their settlement applications. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL700 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 Home Office publishes figures on the number of asylum claims and decisions made as part of its Immigration Statistics release. The latest version can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2017-data-tables" target="_blank">Immigration statistics, January to March 2017: data tables - GOV.UK</a> and in the attached table.</p><p>The table below shows the total number of claims and decisions made in each of the last two years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Claims</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Decisions Made</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>32,733</p></td><td><p>28,622</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>30,603</p></td><td><p>24,984</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T13:33:02.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T13:33:02.933Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name Table - PQ HL700.docx more like this
star this property title Table - HL700 more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
752000
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government how many children referred to the National Referral Mechanism for victims of modern slavery in each year since 2010 were placed under a care order according to section 31 of the Children Act 1989; and what were the nationalities of those children. more like this
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Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
star this property uin HL835 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department does not collect the information requested.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:08:48.853Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:08:48.853Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1892
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord McColl of Dulwich more like this
752465
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government how many claimants of universal credit have had to wait for more than six weeks for the first payment of universal credit; and what is the average waiting time. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL911 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><em> </em></p><p>The assessment period and payment structure of Universal Credit creates a fixed period between date of entitlement and the first payment.</p><p> </p><p>The policy intention is that claimants receive the first payment 5 weeks after their date of entitlement (6 weeks if waiting days are served). The assessment period runs for a full calendar month from the date of entitlement, and the UC pay date will be 7 calendar days after the end of the assessment period. This mirrors the world of work and allows for a 1 month period in which to gather information about a claimants’ earnings. Advances and budgeting support are available to support claimants during this period. Advances can provide up to 50% of a claimants indicative award straight away.</p><p> </p><p>The latest internal data, for week ending 19 June, suggests some 80% of cases were paid in full at the end of the first assessment period. For the 20% of cases who were not paid in full we estimate around a third have not signed up to their claimant commitment so cannot be paid until they have. The other two thirds have an outstanding verification issue, such as providing bank statements, evidence of childcare costs, or proof of rent. Many of these claimants receive a part-payment where elements of the claim have been verified.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL910 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:29:56Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:29:56Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
751984
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 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 Her Majesty's Government how they intend to monitor the effectiveness of grants given to those charities that have a turnover of less than £250,000 per year. more like this
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Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
star this property uin HL819 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>All grants managed by the Office for Civil Society are consistent with the Government Grants Minimum Standards, which provide guidance on effective grant monitoring. All payments to grantees are subject to the satisfactory and timely completion of monitoring reports that set out the use of funds to date as well as progress against pre-agreed milestones, outputs and outcomes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:29:11.793Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:29:11.793Z
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4247
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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4150
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top more like this
753352
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Wales Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 28 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Wales more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Wales more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government on what date the Welsh Government was given a draft copy of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill; and on what date they received written comments from the Welsh Government on the proposed contents of that Bill. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL1040 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was shared with officials in the Welsh Government and the other devolved administrations on 30 June. Since then, Government officials have continued discussions on the Bill with their colleagues in the Welsh Government. The Government expects those discussions to intensify over the coming weeks and months as we work through the legislative preparations for our exit from the EU.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:04:44.49Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:04:44.49Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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547
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
751133
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances a British citizen resident in the UK may seek leave for elderly dependants to enter the UK; and whether, following Brexit, the same rules will apply to EU citizens who have been granted permanent residency status. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL730 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In ‘The United Kingdom’s Exit from the European Union: Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals Living in the EU’ (Cm 9464), published on 26 June 2017, we indicated in paragraph 30 that, in respect of EU citizens who arrived here before the specified date, their family members who come to the UK after we leave the EU will be subject to the same rules that apply to non-EU nationals joining British citizens, or alternatively to the post-exit arrangements for EU citizens who arrive after the specified date. The current Immigration Rules for adult dependent relatives of British citizens are contained in Appendix FM: family members.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:16:02.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:16:02.077Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
752408
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property 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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which UN agencies have operated impartially and neutrally in responding to the needs of religious minorities facing persecution and genocide in Northern Iraq and Syria; and on what evidence they base that assessment. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL854 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL852 more like this
HL855 more like this
HL856 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.247Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.247Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
753265
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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 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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the lessons to be learned from the reports of the Scottish Government's Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality in the light of persistent poverty levels in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL953 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality was appointed in 2015 to offer advice to the Scottish Government on the action it could take to tackle poverty in Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>Nevertheless, the UK Government has taken note of the Advisor’s two publications: <em>Shifting the Curve</em> (and its most recent progress report) and <em>The Life Chances of Young People</em>.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government remains committed to tackling the root causes of child poverty and disadvantage, and has set out a framework for continued action in <em>Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families</em>, published on 4 April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:30:43.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:30:43.807Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this