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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Attorney General: Brexit 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 Attorney General, how many staff of his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other Departments and (b) on other departmental briefs on preparations for the UK to leave the EU have since returned to his Department. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 253465 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General’s Office had one employee who joined DExEU on loan to support work on preparations for the UK to leave the EU. The employee subsequently moved permanently to another department and will not return to the Attorney General’s Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T08:06:53.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T08:06:53.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1125848
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials 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 steps they are taking to address the differences between the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL15638 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 Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 work in different ways but both aim to provide protection from fire risks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s review of the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire)(Safety) Regulations 1988 aims to ensure they reflect changes in fire safety risks, and respond to developments in furniture design, innovation, manufacturing processes and environmental and health concerns while maintaining fire safety protections.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:00:30.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:00:30.167Z
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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 The Countess of Mar more like this
1126094
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Minimum Wage: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the level of the National Minimum Wage on the income of people in employment aged under 18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 253695 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to building an economy that works for everyone. Through the National Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage, the Government is ensuring that the lowest paid within our society benefit from their contribution to the economy.</p><p> </p><p>In April 2019, an above-inflation increase in the 16-17 year old National Minimum Wage saw 38,000 young workers receive a pay rise. The rate increased by 3.6% to £4.35 per hour. Since 2015, the National Minimum Wage for the 16-17 age group has increased by 12.4%.</p><p> </p><p>In the first quarter of 2019, the unemployment rate for 16-17 year olds was 19.2%, down from 28% in 2015. As noted by the Low Pay Commission in its 2018 report, for 16-17 year olds, the priority remains their effective entry into the labour market, as they are the most vulnerable age group in the labour market due to their relative lack of experience.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018, approximately 2,900 workers in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill were on one of the minimum wage rates.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:58:52.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:58:52.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1126004
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star 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 Armed Forces: Hexavalent Chromium more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Herald article entitled MoD stops using toxic chromium paint on tanks published on 17 April 2019, (a) when and (b) by whom the decision was taken to discontinue the use of paints containing hexavalent chromium on military vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Dunbartonshire more like this
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Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
star this property uin 253590 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The hexavalent chromate compound used in paints for vehicle servicing was banned in January 2019 under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals regulations. Work had been ongoing since 2006 to remove paints containing hexavalent chromate compounds, and the Ministry of Defence implemented this ban for the remaining few uses when it came into force. Updated instructions were provided to personnel and any remaining paints were recalled for safe disposal.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:02:47.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:02:47.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Martin Docherty-Hughes more like this
1126339
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star 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 Ministry of Defence: Blackpool more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 9 May (HL15423), whether the Ministry of Defence has consulted Blackpool Council about the potential to locate jobs elsewhere on the Fylde Coast; and whether the decision to relocate the jobs from Norcross is in line with the guidance from the Government Property Unit. more like this
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Baroness Valentine more like this
star this property uin HL15699 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department is in the process of finalising its preferred course of action, and no final decision has yet been made on the future location of Defence Business Services (DBS) sites in the north-west. As part of the approval process, and before a final decision is made, a full investment appraisal process will be conducted, incorporating full consultation with Local Authorities, including Blackpool Council, and other Government Departments such as the Government Property Agency.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:29:26.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:29:26.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Valentine more like this
1125859
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star 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 Artificial Intelligence: Data Protection more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage large providers of artificial intelligence technology to ensure greater privacy rights for customers. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15649 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Data Protection Act 2018 set new standards for protecting personal data, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation. It imposed strict obligations on organisations to ensure that personal data is processed safely and securely. Organisations which fail to comply with the new legislation may be investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office and subject to substantial fines.</p><p> </p><p>All organisations that process personal information must comply with data protection principles. One of these principles states that organisations shall be fair, lawful and transparent in the collection and use of personal data. That means all relevant organisations, including providers of artificial intelligence technology, must clearly explain and justify what they will be doing with personal information that they collect.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has also recently set up the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to identify and address any gaps in the data and AI governance landscape, as and when they emerge. The Centre will provide independent expert advice to Government on the measures needed to enable and ensure safe, ethical and innovative use of data and technology.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T11:10:11.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T11:10:11.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126076
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Pupils: English Language 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 Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils do not have English as their first spoken language in each primary school in the Leeds City Council area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
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Alex Sobel more like this
star this property uin 253713 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of pupils by English as a first language in England is published in the annual ‘Schools, pupils and their characteristics’ statistical release, available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2018</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Data for each school is available in the underlying data of this release, contained in file ‘Schools_Pupils_and_their_Characteristics _2018_Schools_Pupils_UD’. The figures can be filtered by local authority name e.g. Leeds (column H), school phase e.g. state-funded primary schools (column N). The number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English is in column GA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:22:15.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:22:15.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
1126195
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Children: Day Care 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 Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the (a) level and (b) quality of (i) staff qualifications and (ii) in-service professional development in the pre-school childcare sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 253524 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that all children have access to high quality early education and can achieve their full potential. The latest Ofsted data confirms that 95% of early years providers are now rated ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’, up from 68% in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework is mandatory for all early years providers in England. It sets out the staffing requirements for early years settings, including ratios and qualifications.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2017, we published the early years workforce strategy. This set out how the government will support employers to attract, retain and develop high quality early years staff, which is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-workforce-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-workforce-strategy</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Since then we have worked with sector stakeholders to develop criteria for new more robust level 2 qualifications and awarded a grant to take forward activity to promote gender diversity in the early years workforce. We have also created a new career pathway document to support careers advice, recruitment and staff development. This information is available here: <a href="https://www.cache.org.uk/media/1417/dfe-career-pathway-map-v17.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.cache.org.uk/media/1417/dfe-career-pathway-map-v17.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>We are also supporting employer trailblazer groups to develop new apprenticeship standards for the early years workforce and investing £20 million in in-service professional development and training for early years practitioners in pre-reception settings in disadvantaged areas.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:04:42.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:04:42.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1126211
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Special Educational Needs: Training 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 Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to introduce mandatory SEN and disability law training for all SENCOs, SEN officers, managers and head teachers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 253525 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) working in schools are required to achieve a National Award in SEN Co-ordination (NASENCO) within 3 years of appointment (unless they were appointed before 1 September 2009). There are no plans to change this.</p><p>The NASENCO is a Masters-level award that covers all aspects of leading on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) within schools. It also covers aspects of supporting children and young people with SEND. An accredited Early Years SENCO Award is being delivered by NASENCO. It is not mandatory for SENCOs in early years setting to gain this qualification.</p><p>Guidance to help schools understand how the Equality Act (2010) affects them and how to fulfil their duties under the act is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/equality-act-2010-advice-for-schools</a>. There are no plans to introduce mandatory training in relation to the Equality Act.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T15:35:54.473Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T15:35:54.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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1436
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1125861
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Education: Migrant Workers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase recruitment of staff from non-EU countries in the UK education sector after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15651 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The department is committed to ensuring that schools are able to recruit appropriately to fill their teacher vacancies. The majority of teachers in schools in England are recruited from within the UK and our priority is to meet our teacher recruitment needs domestically. However, schools have always been able to recruit staff internationally, and teachers from overseas make an important contribution to our education system.</p><p> </p><p>The department runs programmes to help schools recruit from overseas. Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics International Teacher Recruitment Programme supports state-funded secondary schools in England with the recruitment of maths and physics teachers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA.</p><p> </p><p>In our recently published ‘Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy’, we committed to exploring opportunities to develop new and existing partnerships, focusing particularly on language teachers, in order to boost the recruitment of teachers from overseas.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s white paper ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’, outlined proposals to introduce a new skilled workers route, open to all countries across the globe with an expanded skills threshold covering work at Regulated Qualifications Framework level 3 and above, including teachers. Those coming to the UK on this route will need to be sponsored by an employer.</p><p> </p><p>As part of developing this new immigration system the Home Office is undertaking a programme of extensive engagement with stakeholders across the whole of the UK to shape the final details of policy and processes, and the department will continue to work very closely with them on this.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T16:15:30.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T16:15:30.5Z
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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 Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this