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967496
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Correspondence 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 reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 20 July (HL Deb, col 1413), when the reply to Catherine Utley will be sent to her. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL9986 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>I responded to the correspondence from Ms Catherine Utley on 24<sup>th</sup> August.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:35:48.29Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4202
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
967493
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children 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 how many police forces in England and Wales have disbanded their specialist child protection teams and allocated their work to Criminal Investigation Departments. more like this
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Lord Laming more like this
star this property uin HL9984 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government does not keep a record of how individual police forces are structured. Team structures and deployment of officers within police forces are rightly decisions for Chief Constables, working with their democratically accountable Police and Crime Commissioners.</p><p>We recognise the need for police forces to be properly equipped to deal with the changing nature of crime. We have provided significant extra investment through the Police Transformation Fund to support policing to respond to changing crimes and threats including against vulnerable children.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:46:42.377Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2079
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
967456
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Females 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 response by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 January (HL Deb, cols 527–528), what steps they have taken to consult political parties on increasing the number of women who stand as candidates for political and public office; and what have been the results of any such consultations. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9951 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has met with a range of representatives from political parties to consider what could help to increase the number of women standing for elected office. As part of the response to this the Centenary Fund supported an Ask Her to Stand event in London. 350 women who are interested in standing for elected office heard from women politicians from the main parties and took part in workshops providing practical advice on getting into politics and public life.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government Equalities Office has been funding projects through the Government’s £5m Suffrage Centenary Fund that help deliver our aim to increase women’s participation in politics.</p><p> </p><p>Some of these projects are providing women with practical training in political skills – for example a political leadership programme for women in Bradford and Birmingham, and training in public speaking and media relations for women in the East Midlands, West Midlands and London.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:44:20.2Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:44:20.2Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2503
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this
967455
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Equality 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 when they plan to commence section 106 of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
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Baroness Gale more like this
star this property uin HL9950 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We keep any uncommenced provisions from the Equality Act 2010 under review. However, political parties are responsible for their candidate selection and should lead the way in improving diverse representation. I welcome the many efforts already ongoing from political parties to do so.</p><p>We believe diversity is important, as reflected in this Parliament as the most gender and LGBT diverse ever, but there is still more to do. The Government Equalities Office continues to work on supporting political participation, we have recently announced a fund to support disabled candidates to seek electoral office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:43:03.837Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2503
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gale more like this
969338
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commission for Countering Extremism 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 weight will be given to academic evidence reviewed as part of the Commission for Countering Extremism’s evidence drive compared to evidence from other sources. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL10168 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no assessment of the statement by Prevent Watch and has no plans to.</p><p>The Government’s 2015 Counter-Extremism Strategy sets out its commitment to protect communities from the wider social harms, beyond terrorism, caused by extremism. Extremists use their twisted narratives to justify hatred and division, spread intolerance, isolate communities and erode the rights of women and minorities. If left unchallenged these narratives fragment and divide our communities.</p><p>The Government launched the independent Commission for Countering Extremism in March 2018 alongside a Charter setting out the Commission’s purpose and early outputs. The Charter confirms both that the Commission will have no remit on counter-terrorism policies, including Prevent, and its status as a transparent organisation operating independently from Government.</p><p>The Commission’s weighting of the evidence it has gathered is a matter for the Commission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10167 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.317Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
969337
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Commission for Countering Extremism 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 assessment they have made of the joint statement published by Prevent Watch on 27 July about the Commission for Countering Extremism’s "evidence drive"; and how they intend to respond to the concerns raised in the statement. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL10167 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no assessment of the statement by Prevent Watch and has no plans to.</p><p>The Government’s 2015 Counter-Extremism Strategy sets out its commitment to protect communities from the wider social harms, beyond terrorism, caused by extremism. Extremists use their twisted narratives to justify hatred and division, spread intolerance, isolate communities and erode the rights of women and minorities. If left unchallenged these narratives fragment and divide our communities.</p><p>The Government launched the independent Commission for Countering Extremism in March 2018 alongside a Charter setting out the Commission’s purpose and early outputs. The Charter confirms both that the Commission will have no remit on counter-terrorism policies, including Prevent, and its status as a transparent organisation operating independently from Government.</p><p>The Commission’s weighting of the evidence it has gathered is a matter for the Commission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL10168 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.237Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:42:23.237Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
969315
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Marriage: Young People 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 reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 September (HL Deb, col 1787), what plans they have to review the minimum age of marriage in England and Wales. more like this
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Baroness Hayman more like this
star this property uin HL10145 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The UK is a world-leader in the fight to stamp out the brutal practice of forced marriage, with our joint Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) which leads efforts to combat it both at home and abroad. We made forced marriage a criminal offence in 2014 to better protect victims and send a clear message that this abhorrent practice is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the UK. Forcing someone into marriage is an offence regardless of whether the marriage is legally binding.</p><p>We are aware of concerns over the use of parental consent in relation to U18 marriages such marriages and will continue to keep this under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:41:14.033Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:41:14.033Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayman more like this
969312
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star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Refugees: Children 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 children in total have been transferred to the UK to date under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016; and of the remaining places, how many children in total have been allocated a place but have not yet been transferred to the UK. more like this
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Lord Dubs more like this
star this property uin HL10142 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We remain fully committed to delivering our commitment to transfer the specified number of 480 children under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 and are working very closely with participating States, to deliver the scheme in line with their national laws.</p><p>Over 220 children are already in the UK. We will not provide a running commentary on numbers and will publish the details once all children are in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:45:25Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:45:25Z
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4311
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967551
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Starlings 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 low concentrations of anti-depressants on the courtship and breeding of starlings. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL10033 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The experiments conducted by University of York in collaboration with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) demonstrated that exposing starlings to a maximal environmentally relevant concentration of an anti-depressant (fluoxetine) altered courtship behaviour in wild-caught starlings (<em>Sturnus vulgaris</em>). The males sang less and were more aggressive towards females that had been dosed with an anti-depressant than to the untreated females and in addition the treated females were also initially more aggressive towards males than the untreated females. However there were no effects on female courtship behaviour or on circulating female hormones in treated females. These findings suggest that exposure to this dose of anti-depressant reduced female attractiveness to the male but the reasons why are not clear. Whether these levels of anti-depressants in the environment would have a significant effect on an individual’s fitness or the population as a whole requires further investigation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:36:31.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:36:31.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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967550
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Sewage: Water Treatment 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 research by the Environment Department at the University of York which found that worms, maggots and flies at sewage treatment plants contain traces of many drugs, including anti-depressants. more like this
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Lord Tebbit more like this
star this property uin HL10032 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Researchers at the University of York have published in a peer reviewed journal that earthworms collected at sewage treatment plants contained mean concentrations of 26.20±4.70 ng/g of the anti-depressant fluoxetine (trade name Prozac) (Bean et al. 2017). In a recent paper concerning the effects of low, environmental relevant, concentrations of Prozac on the courtship of starlings (Whitlock et al. 2018), they also refer to work by other researchers showing earthworms at sewage treatment plants to contain other contaminants including pharmaceuticals (Markman et al. 2007 &amp; 2008). There are many other studies globally showing uptake of pharmaceuticals into a variety of invertebrate species.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The uptake of pharmaceutical residues from sewage, sewage effluent and sewage sludge has been shown to negatively impact invertebrates themselves and provides a clear route of exposure to many species of wildlife including birds and bats. The full significance of this is still being assessed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>References</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Bean, T. G., Arnold, K. E., Lane, J., Bergstrom, E., Thomas-Oates, J. E., Rattner, B., &amp; Boxall, A. B. A. (2017). Predictive framework for estimating exposure of birds to pharmaceuticals. <em>Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry</em>. DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.3771" target="_blank">10.1002/etc.3771</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Markman S,Guschina I,Barnsley S,Buchanan K,Pascoe D,et al. (2007) Endocrine disrupting chemicals accumulate in earthworms exposed to sewage effluent. Chemosphere 70: 119–125.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Markman S, Leitner S, Catchpole C, Barnsley S, Müller CT, Pascoe D, et al. (2008) Pollutants Increase Song Complexity and the Volume of the Brain Area HVC in a Songbird. PLoS ONE 3(2): e1674. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0001674</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Sophia E. Whitlock, M. Glória Pereira, Richard F. Shore, Julie Lane, Kathryn E. Arnold. Environmentally relevant exposure to an antidepressant alters courtship behaviours in a songbird. <em>Chemosphere</em>, 2018; 211: 17 DOI: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.07.074" target="_blank">10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.07.074</a></p><p> </p><p>(12/12)</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T12:37:26.273Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T12:37:26.273Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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952
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tebbit more like this