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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review special educational needs assessments to ensure that the needs of neurofibromatosis sufferers are taken fully into account by education services; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Schools are already required to support children with long term medical conditions, and this would include suffers of neurofibromatosis. Non-statutory guidance is available to schools, “Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings”, to help them manage medicines and supporting children with medical needs such as this.</p><p>From September 2014, there will be a new duty, (introduced in the Children and Families Act 2014), on governing bodies of maintained schools (and proprietors of academies) to make arrangements to support pupils at school with medical conditions and to have regard to statutory guidance. The proposed text of the guidance (upon which we have consulted publicly) is available on GOV.UK so that schools can prepare for implementation in the autumn term. It sets out the requirements on schools to support children with medical conditions, which we would expect them to apply to conditions like neurofibromatosis.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
49829
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 guidance they provide to schools, colleges and universities about taking into account the additional difficulties that neurofibromatosis sufferers encounter with examinations. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL6840 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Guidance given to schools and colleges is a matter for the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation and I have asked its Chief Regulator Glenys Stacey to write directly to Lord Bassam of Brighton. A copy of her reply will be placed in the Lords Library.</p><p> </p><p>Equality Challenge Unit provides advice for higher education institutions on a range of matters, including reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities. More information is available at <a href="http://www.ecu.ac.uk/" target="_blank">www.ecu.ac.uk</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3504
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
49860
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
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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 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 why data on the presence of asbestos were not covered in the Property Data Survey Programme in United Kingdom schools; and what are their plans for removing any remaining asbestos from United Kingdom schools. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL6856 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Property Data Survey gathers high-level condition data across the state-funded educational estate in England only. The surveyors employed on the programme are general building surveyors and they perform a visual, non-intrusive survey. In comparison, considerably more detailed surveys are required to assess asbestos and that is why asbestos is not included as part of the Property Data Survey.</p><p>The Department for Education does not have a programme for the phased removal of all asbestos from schools in England. Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations, the employer - either the school or local authority - has clear responsibilities to manage asbestos containing materials in schools safely. The advice from the Health and Safety Executive is that it is safer to leave undisturbed or undamaged asbestos in place and to carefully manage it rather than to risk disturbing or damaging asbestos unnecessarily. If asbestos is managed effectively, as required by the regulations, the safest and most effective way to plan for its removal is when existing buildings are refurbished or replaced.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
49888
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 assessment they have made of the impact of the removal of ring-fenced funding for short breaks for disabled children under the Aiming High programme; and what is their assessment of (1) the number of short breaks that were funded under Aiming High for disabled children in 2007–08 and in each year since, and (2) the number of short breaks that were publicly funded through other delivery partners over the same time period. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL6870 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made available over £800 million for short breaks for disabled children between April 2011 and March 2015 through unringfenced local authority grants. Since April 2011, local authorities have had a statutory duty to provide a range of short breaks services for disabled children and it is their responsibility to make an assessment of the type and number of short breaks needed locally for disabled children and their families and to monitor the impact of their funding decisions from year to year.</p><p>The Government does not collect data on the number of publicly-funded short breaks delivered to disabled children by local authorities or other delivery partners.</p><p>Since 2008-09, the Department has collected information from local authorities through Section 251 reports, showing how much they have spent each year on short breaks for disabled children. These reports suggest that removing the ring-fence for short breaks provision has not any significant impact on local authorities' expenditure in this area.</p><p>Details of local authority expenditure on short breaks between 2008-09 and 2012-13 are set out in the table below. Section 251 returns for 2013-14 are not yet available.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Local authority expenditure on <br>short breaks for disabled children</p></td><td><p>Local authority expenditure on <br>short breaks for disabled children <br>who are looked after</p></td><td><p>Annual totals</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>114,657,000</p></td><td><p>58,216,000</p></td><td><p>172,873,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>151,043,000</p></td><td><p>77,806,000</p></td><td><p>228,849,00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>212,623,000</p></td><td><p>70,083,000</p></td><td><p>282,706,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>221,822,000</p></td><td><p>66,713,000</p></td><td><p>288,535,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>225,037,000</p></td><td><p>61,416,000</p></td><td><p>286,453,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1827
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
49890
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 assessment they have made of the number of people likely to qualify for an education, health and care plan; and how that number will compare to the number with a statement of specialeducational needs. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL6871 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans will be introduced from September 2014. The Children and Families Act 2014 ensures that eligibility for an EHC plan remains the same as it is now for a statement of special educational needs (SEN). Therefore, we expect all children and young people who have a statement, who would have continued to have one under the current system, to be transferred to an EHC plan: no child or young person should lose their statement and not have it replaced with an EHC plan simply because the system is changing.</p><p>We expect the overall number of EHC plans to be greater than the number of statements of SEN because the eligibility for EHC plans is the same as for statements, and in addition EHC plans will be available for young people up to age 25 where necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1827
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
49945
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
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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 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 in relation to asbestos in schools. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL6903 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the employer - either the local authority or the school - has clear responsibilities to manage asbestos-containing materials in schools safely. We expect schools to have an asbestos management plan in place and to actively manage it in line with legal requirements.</p><p>The Department for Education takes the issue of asbestos management in schools seriously. Our policy, as in other aspects of school management, is to give schools the support that they need to fulfil their responsibilities effectively.</p><p>We have set up the Asbestos in Schools Steering Group to raise awareness and promote the effective management of asbestos in schools and published new guidance in October 2012 which is available on the gov.uk website:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asbestos-management-in-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/asbestos-management-in-schools</a></p><p>We also asked the Committee on Carcinogenicity (CoC) to review the relative vulnerability of children to low levels of asbestos exposure. We committed to review our asbestos policy following publication of the CoC statement and this review is currently underway.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
49947
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 how they are testing air quality in schools. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property uin HL6904 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education does not conduct air quality testing in schools. Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, the employer – either the local authority or the school – has clear responsibilities to manage asbestos-containing materials in schools safely. The regulations include a requirement that exposure to asbestos fibres is reduced to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable.</p><p>The condition of asbestos containing materials can be monitored by visual inspection and by checking for any signs of damage. In some cases the employer may arrange for air sampling to be done to establish the levels of asbestos fibres.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
50241
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the nature of the "urgent consideration" they are giving to improve the attainment outcomes of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils noted in Annex D of their paper on the Child Poverty Strategy 2014–17; and whether they will (1) reconsider the use of the Pupil Premium in this regard, and (2) seek the advice of the Department for Education's Stakeholder Group on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller education. more like this
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Baroness Whitaker more like this
star this property uin HL6959 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The draft Child Poverty Strategy document references measures currently under consideration to improve the attendance of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) pupils. Attendance levels for many of these pupils are unacceptably low. In 2012/13, the overall absence rate for Gypsy / Roma pupils (15.3%) was around three times the national rate for all pupils (5.3%) and for Traveller of Irish Heritage pupils, was around four times the national rate (21.4%). Poor attendance at school is a real barrier to improving attainment for this group of pupils and there is an urgent need for improvement. GRT families, stakeholder groups, schools and local authorities – working in partnership – have an important role to play in fostering the highest expectations when it comes to attendance so that all GRT children can benefit from their full educational entitlement.</p><p>The Government is investing £2.5 billion in the pupil premium this year to improve the attainment of pupils from low-income families and so improve their future life chances. Most GRT pupils are benefiting from the pupil premium on the basis of their economic circumstances. In 2013, three quarters of Traveller of Irish Heritage and 60% of Gypsy / Roma pupils attracted pupil premium funding. There are no plans to change the pupil premium funding criteria.</p><p>The summer term meeting of the Department for Education's reference group on GRT will provide an opportunity for further discussion on improving the attainment of GRT pupils.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Whitaker more like this
50246
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 how many pupils were excluded from (1) primary, and (2) secondary, schools in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 and during the latest year for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
star this property uin HL6964 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The requested information for the 2009/10[1] and 2011/12[2] academic years is published in the permanent and fixed period exclusions statistical first releases for each year.</p><p> </p><p>Information on permanent exclusions for the 1999/2000[3] academic year is publicly available in the 1999/2000 permanent exclusions statistical first release. Information on exclusion rates prior to 2005/06 was collected via the Termly Exclusions Survey rather than the School Census.</p><p> </p><p>Information on permanent and fixed period exclusions for the 1979/80 and 1989/90 academic years is not held by the Department for Education.</p><p> </p><p>[1]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-from-schools-in-england-academic-year-2009-to-2010" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-from-schools-in-england-academic-year-2009-to-2010</a> (table 1 and 6)</p><p>[2]<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-from-schools-in-england-2011-to-2012-academic-year" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/permanent-and-fixed-period-exclusions-from-schools-in-england-2011-to-2012-academic-year</a> (table 1 and 8)</p><p>[3]<a href="http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120504203418/http:/education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000275/index.shtml" target="_blank">http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120504203418/http://education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000275/index.shtml</a> (table 1)</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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3254
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this
50247
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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 how many teachers have resigned from their posts in each of the past 10 years, citing disruptive behaviour as a factor in their resignation. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held by the Department for Education.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this