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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy ships are currently undergoing repair; and how many were out of service for repairs in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL17522 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17523 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142449
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of repairing Royal Navy ships currently unfit for action. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL17523 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17522 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142453
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, are serving full-time in the British army. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
unstar this property uin HL17527 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were 75,230 male and 7,540 female personnel in the full-time trade-trained strength and their untrained counterparts. This population does not include full-time Reserves Service (Home Commitment), Military Provost Guard Service and non-regular permanent staff, of which there are an additional 4,960 male and 260 female personnel.</p><p> </p><p>Full-time trade-trained strength includes Regulars, Gurkhas, and full-time Reserves Service (Full Commitment and Limited Commitment). Mobilised Reserves have not been included in the data, as these are only full-time whilst mobilised. Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
1142434
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Tyres: Safety more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to their consultation Banning tyres aged 10 years and older, what evidence base was used to inform the conclusion of the impact assessment that the monetised benefits are the same if the ban is applied to all axles or to steering axles only. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
unstar this property uin HL17508 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>As stated in the published impact assessment, the two fatal collisions identified by HM’s Coroner as having older tyres as a contributory factor provide the evidence base for the monetised benefits for the proposed ban.</p><p> </p><p>The estimated reduction in fatal collisions due to older tyres being removed from use is used to calculate these benefits. In both the fatal collisions the tyres that failed were fitted on the steering axle.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is not aware of any collisions that have occurred as a result of tyre failure due to its age for tyres fitted away from steering axles. In the absence of further evidence, the monetised benefits are estimated to be the same.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:47:34.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:47:34.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
1142469
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Bahrain: Sentencing more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Instagram post by the British Embassy in Manama on 22 July stating that Prosecutor Ali Al Showaikh revealed that 586 individuals in Bahrain have benefited from non-custodial sentences since the new legislation on alternative sentencing was implemented in May 2018, whether they know the names of those individuals; and what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about discrimination in the implementation of that law. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
unstar this property uin HL17543 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Bahrain has brought in new legislation related to alternative sentencing and has already started to implement provisions under this new legal framework. We welcome this positive move in reforming the judicial system. UK expertise has supported this process. The names of the 586 individuals that have benefited from non-custodial sentences have not been published.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:46:01.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:46:01.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1142432
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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: Pensions more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to compensate senior NHS staff who have inadvertently exceeded the tapered annual pensions allowance. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
unstar this property uin HL17506 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>For the majority of people, their pension contributions are tax-free. This makes pensions tax relief one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. The reforms to the lifetime and annual allowance made in the previous two parliaments are expected to save over £6 billion per year and are necessary to deliver a fair system and protect public finances. Less than 1% of pension savers will have to reduce their saving or face an annual allowance charge as a result of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>While there are no plans to compensate senior National Health Service staff who exceed their tax-free pension savings allowances, the Scheme Pays facility is there to assist NHS Pension Scheme members who breach the annual allowance, and allows them to settle their lifetime and annual allowance charges without making an upfront payment. The Scheme Pays facility was recently extended to cover tax charges of any amount and those arising from the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>The Government has launched a full public consultation setting out proposals to make the NHS Pension Scheme more flexible for clinicians, to give them more control over their pension growth and tax liabilities.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-08-06T15:06:30.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1142431
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Electronic Government more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to continue with the rollout of their Simple Assessment and dynamic coding projects, which were paused in May 2018. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
unstar this property uin HL17505 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) delivered Simple Assessment to a small number of customers in 2017. Due to the need to prioritise EU exit, HMRC temporarily suspended further work to extend the service to a larger number of customers. The service remains active for the original user base, and further enhancements are being made this financial year. HMRC are reviewing whether to make further investments into the service in the context of the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have long had a delivery plan for the dynamic coding-out of debt project. The service was successfully introduced for a number of taxation scenarios that cause an over- or under-payment of PAYE.</p><p> </p><p>After the closure of the Making Tax Digital for Individuals Programme, which included a wider dynamic coding option, and resource reallocation to EU exit, a new IT solution was required for this Budget 2017 project. HMRC remain committed to delivering this project. Further work on the wider dynamic coding activities will be considered as part of wider Spending Review planning.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:08:44.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:08:44.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1142437
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China in relation to addressing online VAT fraud; and what steps they are taking as a result. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
unstar this property uin HL17511 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) have increased their engagement with China Customs through the Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer in Beijing. The engagement is designed to tackle undervaluation fraud, including online VAT fraud, with the help of the Chinese authorities. This has included a memorandum of understanding, set up in 2018, leading to a joint working group and a series of commodity-focused exercises.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMRC’s primary focus in tackling the VAT issue has been with the online marketplaces through which those sellers operate, as this has proven to be an effective way of improving their compliance. The Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme supports this compliance activity by regulating the sites where overseas sellers store imported goods prior to their sale.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:38:21.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:38:21.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1142450
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star 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 hansard heading Mobile Phones: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve mobile signal connectivity in rural areas. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
unstar this property uin HL17524 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Improving mobile coverage in rural areas is a priority for the Government, and we want the UK to have high-quality mobile coverage where people live, work and travel. We are committed to extending geographic mobile coverage to 95% of the UK, as well as providing an uninterrupted mobile signal on all major roads, and we are considering all of the options available to facilitate this.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working closely with the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to consider their proposal for a Shared Rural Network. Their proposal is still being developed and my department looks forward to hearing more about the industry’s potential solution to the issue of rural mobile coverage.</p><p> </p><p>My department also welcomes the current proposals set out in Ofcom’s consultation on awarding the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands to improve coverage, which aims to deliver two MNOs to 90% geographic mobile coverage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:14:51.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:14:51.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1142465
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railway Signals: Digital Technology more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to digitise railway signalling systems; and when they will publish a timetable to deliver those plans. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
unstar this property uin HL17539 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>In June this year, Network Rail published a Long-term Deployment Plan illustrating how the Network Rail regions will gradually migrate to digital signalling technology over a 30 year period starting from 2024.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:55:08.393Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:55:08.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this