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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Public Appointments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2019 to Question 255390, Cabinet Office: Public Appointments, when he expects to appoint a Chief Data Officer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
unstar this property uin 257531 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to my given to Question 255390 on 21 May.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T09:22:17.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T09:22:17.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1130223
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Languages: Qualifications 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 plans they have to address regional inequalities in the take-up of modern foreign languages at GCSE and A-level. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
unstar this property uin HL16084 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The department has several measures in place which aim to help reduce regional variation in the uptake of languages at GCSE and A level. In our £4.8 million Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Pedagogy pilot programme, one of the nine lead schools is in an Opportunity Area and another is in the Opportunity North East area. The department also launched a pilot project in MFL undergraduate mentoring for secondary school pupils. This project targets areas of high disadvantage to extend access to languages for all pupils and focuses on areas of low uptake.</p><p>Our new international school exchange programme is aimed at young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and areas. The department is also piloting a financial incentive to incentivise retention of MFL teachers in 25 local authorities that are most in need.</p><p>The proportion of pupils taking a language at GCSE declined after study of the subject was made non-compulsory at key stage 4 in 2004. 79% of pupils aged 15 in all schools took a language GCSE in 2000, but this had dropped to 43% of pupils at the end of key stage 4 in 2010. We have introduced the English Baccalaureate performance measure to halt this decline. Since 2010, the percentage of pupils in state-funded schools taking a language GCSE has increased from 40% in 2010 to 46% in 2018. The reformed national curriculum now makes it compulsory for pupils in maintained schools to be taught a foreign language in key stage 2.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-19T14:56:09.693Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
1130234
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Poverty 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 when they last discussed (1) low and insecure incomes, (2) issues emerging from the rollout of Universal Credit, and (3) increased demand for food banks, with representatives of the relevant voluntary agencies; and what was the outcome of those discussions. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL16095 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Ministers and officials have regular meetings with key stakeholders to discuss a diverse range of issues that fall within the Department’s remit and impact on the lives of claimants. Many of these contacts occur at a local level between Jobcentres and external stakeholders which serve or represent their local communities, and such contacts are not recorded centrally, and to provide this information would incur disproportionate cost to the Department.</p><p> </p><p>Universal Credit is designed to react and respond quickly to feedback from our stakeholders and claimants to improve the service we offer; ensuring welfare payments reach those who need them most, and effectively supporting those with insecure or fluctuating incomes. At a national level we meet regularly with stakeholders, partners and third party organisations to discuss Universal Credit and invite views and collaboration, for example, on the design of the processes for moving people onto Universal Credit. This includes identifying and tackling barriers and concerns.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the Government is committed to building an economy that works for everyone. Through the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW) the Government protects the lowest paid within our society.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:32:43.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:32:43.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1130235
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Repayments 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 assessment they have made of the case for modifiying the repayment of Universal Credit advance payments in order to take into account individual circumstances such as debts related to (1) utilities, (2) Council Tax, and (3) previous loans. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL16096 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt. Universal Credit already has procedures and regulations in place to protect claimants from excessive deductions. The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance, and from October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent.</p><p> </p><p>The average advance amount for new claims is around £400, which can be repaid over a period of 12 months, at a rate of £33.33 per month. Therefore, in the majority of cases, advance payment recovery is small in comparison to the whole Universal Credit award, with a current average award of £658 per month.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise that exceptional circumstances may occur to claimants that were not foreseen when the advance was taken out. Help is available for those struggling to meet the recovery rate once recovery begins and if the claimant is facing unexpected financial hardship they can ask the Department for a deferral of the repayment of any advance they have taken out. The deferral periods are up to 3 months for a new claim, benefit transfer or change of circumstances advance and up to 6 months for a Budgeting advance.</p><p> </p><p>Where a claimant has a reduction in benefit due to a Fraud Penalty or Conditionally Sanction that equals or exceeds 40% of their Universal Credit standard allowance then no advance repayment will be taken. If there is insufficient Universal Credit in payment due to reductions such as earnings, other income and capital yield to take the full amount of advances repayment, a lesser amount will be taken.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:35:17.333Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:35:17.333Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1130236
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Syria: Armed Conflict 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 how they plan to prevent combatant forces in Idlib Province, Syria, from killing more civilians and children. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL16097 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>​We are gravely concerned by the escalation in military action by Russia and the Syrian regime in Idlib. We are appalled that civilian infrastructure has been hit, including 24 health facilities, and by reports of civilian casualties and mass displacement. We are using public statements, diplomatic relationships and international fora, including the UN Security Council, to increase the pressure on all parties to end the violence, return to the ceasefire agreed in September 2018 and abide by their obligations under international humanitarian law. Through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, the UK is supporting innovative new technology that provides civilians in Idlib with early warnings of airstrikes in order to save lives. We also continue to support international efforts to document violations of international humanitarian law being committed in Idlib.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:25:54.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:25:54.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
1130243
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Rheumatology: Nurses 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 assessment they have made of the report by the British Society for Rheumatology Specialist Nursing in Rheumatology: the State of Play, published on 30 April, in particular its findings on the number of unfilled vacancies within the rheumatology specialist nurse workforce; and what steps they are taking to assist NHS Trusts in England with recruitment to those posts. more like this
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Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
unstar this property uin HL16104 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>We have noted the report published by the British Society of Rheumatology. The challenges they highlight are why part of the NHS Long Term Plan’s mission is to make the National Health Service a world class employer and deliver the workforce the NHS needs. To deliver on these commitments the NHS published a new interim People Plan on 3 June that set out a shared vision and plan of action to put NHS people at the heart of NHS policy and delivery. The interim People Plan sets out the action the NHS will take now and over the long term to meet the challenges of supply, reform, culture and leadership.</p><p>Individual NHS employers are responsible for training the right number of rheumatology specialist nurses, based on the needs of the population they serve. Health Education England works with NHS employers to support the development of registered nurses so they can fill these specialist roles.</p><p>A programme of work is underway at Health Education England to develop an Advanced Clinical Practice framework that will allow health professionals to develop their careers and learn specialist skills, such as in rheumatology. Organisations are being supported to understand this level of practice and how they can develop and support their workforce into Advanced Clinical Practice level roles.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T12:38:53.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T12:38:53.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
1130244
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Rheumatology: Training 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 discussions they have had with (1) Health Education England, (2) NHS Education for Scotland, (3) Health Education and Improvement Wales, and (4) Health and Social Care Northern Ireland, about promoting the study of rheumatology within (a) the undergraduate, (b) postgraduate, and (c) professional training, medical community. more like this
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Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
unstar this property uin HL16105 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not included any requirement in its Mandate to Health Education England (HEE) with regards to promoting rheumatology training.</p><p>Undergraduate medical students and foundation doctors receive career guidance throughout their training to help them in their choice of subsequent career speciality. This enables them to consider what they would be best suited to and what career opportunities exist within the National Health Service. This includes career fairs, which may be meetings or virtual, when colleges and societies are available to give more detail on the own specialties. For rheumatology this will include the British Association of Rheumatology.</p><p>HEE manages the recruitment process for postgraduate training programmes in medicine. In 2018, 100% of the 50 rheumatology specialty training posts available were filled. The number of training posts appointed to is agreed each year in balance with all the other training posts required. These include training posts in general practice, where most rheumatological conditions are managed primarily or jointly in primary care settings.</p><p>Healthcare education, training and recruitment in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland is a matter for the devolved administrations in each nation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T12:38:05.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T12:38:05.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
1130246
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS Trusts: Recruitment 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 guidance they provide to individual NHS Trusts in England on succession planning for specialist posts. more like this
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Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
unstar this property uin HL16107 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Succession planning for individual specialist posts is the responsibility of National Health Service trusts.</p><p>Health Education England (HEE), the national body for NHS workforce planning, works closely with the NHS to support workforce planning at a local, regional and national level. HEE uses information from employers to plan how many specialists in each discipline are required nationally and then provides the training programmes to ensure that individual specialists have the right knowledge and skills to fill these vacancies.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T12:39:22.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T12:39:22.397Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
1130249
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading British Steel: Insolvency 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 when they estimate they will cease to provide financial support to British Steel; whether a specific event will trigger the end of that support; and whether that support will terminate when the Official Receiver has completed their work. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
unstar this property uin HL16110 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The immediate priority following the Official Receiver’s appointment as liquidator of British Steel Limited was to continue the safe operation of the sites while options are considered. To enable this, the Government has provided an indemnity to the Official Receiver, who is now responsible for the operations.</p><p> </p><p>The Official Receiver is currently overseeing a sales process as they seek to sell the business. Trading will continue whilst a buyer is sought.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:33:12.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:33:12.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1130251
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading British Steel: Insolvency 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 whether they plan to take any action to persuade Greybull Capital and its associates to contribute any gains made from its (1) investment in, and (2) loans to, British Steel towards reducing (a) the deficit of the British Steel Pension Scheme, and (b) the impact of British Steel's collapse on past and present employees. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
unstar this property uin HL16112 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Official Receiver was appointed liquidator of British Steel Limited. In his role as liquidator, the Official Receiver is under a statutory duty to investigate the cause of failure of the company and generally its business, dealings and affairs and has wide-ranging powers to obtain information, material, and explanations.</p><p> </p><p>My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State wrote to the Insolvency Service on 22 May requesting that the Official Receiver’s investigation not only looks at the conduct of the directors immediately prior to and at insolvency, but also at the investments made in the company, value transferred out of the company and whether any action by directors has caused detriment to creditors or to the pension schemes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T11:33:53.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T11:33:53.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this