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1126883
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 Dogs: Imports 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported (a) in total and (b) from each country of origin via the Pet Travel Scheme in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Alex Norris more like this
star this property uin 254873 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">194,712</del> <ins class="ministerial">307,357 </ins>dogs were imported in total via the Pet Travel Scheme in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) is unable to provide a breakdown of the number of dogs travelling under the scheme by country as it does not hold that information.</p><p> </p><p>The data regarding the Pet Travel Scheme is taken from APHA’s system for recording pets’ throughput based on information provided by checkers employed by approved carriers of pet animals.</p><p> </p><p>The information that APHA has provided is a true reflection of the information that is held. APHA cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data, as it can only rely on the information that has been entered into the pets’ returns by a third party.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:34:26.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:34:26.907Z
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less than 2019-06-04T10:12:59.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T10:12:59.157Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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119296
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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4641
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Norris more like this
1125515
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Treasury more like this
star 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 Financial Services 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 remarks by the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority about the impact of a post-Brexit customs union on the UK financial services sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15610 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>A customs union would eliminate tariff and rules of origin barriers on trade in goods only, as they do not concern trade in services.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government’s ambition is to preserve the economic benefits of the most important financial services traded between the UK and the EU, and ensure stable institutional processes for governing the relationship in financial services. This is the best way to protect financial stability and open markets, and is in the interests of businesses and consumers on both sides. This ambition is reflected in the Political Declaration agreed by the UK and the EU in November 2018.</p><p> </p><p>We remain committed to preserving our competitive position in financial services after the UK has left the European Union. Our industry continues to innovate and to move with the times – we have world-leading positions in the markets of the future, including green and sustainable finance, FinTech, and renminbi and rupee products.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:01:00.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:01:00.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126119
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment and Support Allowance 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 Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance joint claimant cases there are where both claimants have an underlying entitlement to severe disability premium. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol South more like this
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Karin Smyth more like this
star this property uin 253642 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>A person would have to satisfy the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) qualifying conditions to be entitled to it.</p><p> </p><p>There are no ‘joint claims’ in income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA(IR)). Where a couple wishes to claim ESA(IR), they will need to decide which of them will be the ‘lead’ claimant, and claim on their partner’s behalf.</p><p /><p>Only the lead claimant has entitlement to a SDP. In couple cases, the SDP is not payable if the lead claimant does not meet the qualifying conditions, even if their partner does.</p><p> </p><p>The SDP is payable at the single rate where only the lead claimant meets the qualifying conditions. The couple rate is payable where both members of the couple meet the qualifying conditions – but only the lead claimant is entitled to it.</p><p /><p>In November 2018 there were 9,500 live couple cases of ESA(IR) where the lead claimant was in receipt of a SDP at the couple rate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:23:48.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:23:48.08Z
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4105
star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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4444
unstar this property label Biography information for Karin Smyth more like this
1126667
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iran: Official Visits 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has plans to receive Iranian government ministers in the next six months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 254253 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>As Minister responsible for the UK's relations with Iran, I have yet to visit Tehran, though I note my predecessor did last year. I hope to be able to visit soon. The Foreign Secretary hopes that the opportunity to travel to Iran will arise in the future but he does not currently have any firm plans to visit. There are no current plans for Iranian ministers to visit the UK for bilateral discussions in this time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:15:23.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:15:23.143Z
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1466
star this property label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
1125854
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Bahrain: Human Rights 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 whether they will include Bahrain as a Human Rights Priority Country in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Human Rights and Democracy Report 2018; and if so, on what basis. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL15644 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>Bahrain currently remains a Foreign and Commonwealth Office human rights priority country on the basis outlined in the last published report of 2017.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:39:42.95Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:39:42.95Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4333
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1126124
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (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 253454 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>EU departure is an all-of-Government operation. The Department for Exiting the European Union is responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU. The Department for International Trade works to secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.<strong><br></strong></p><p>Departments continually review workforce plans and reprioritise and assess changing needs, which includes identification and cessation of non-priority work where appropriate. We have accelerated our plans, and at the same time, the Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that exit implementation is carried out to a high standard without impacting public service delivery across the whole of Government.</p><p>For Defra, information relating to all staff who have been transferred or loaned to another department since June 2016 is provided below. We are not able to confirm how many of these were related to exit roles as this information is not held.</p><p>We have interpreted the second part of the question relating to ‘other departmental briefs’ as those working on projects with or in other departments through any informal arrangement that is not a formal loan or secondment. Based on this interpretation, Defra does not hold this data and is unable to provide this information.</p><p>The information is from June 2016 – present.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Total number of staff transferred to another Government department (OGD) between June 16 – March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>445</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of staff transferred to an OGD who have since returned to Defra</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total number of staff loaned to an OGD between June 19 – March 19</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>118*</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Number of staff loaned to an OGD who have since returned to Defra</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>14</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>*This figure includes 30 loans where the end dates are between May 2019 and January 2022, and therefore we would not expect staff to have returned to Defra. All loans are generally for a period of two years.</p><p> </p><p>We do not use the term ‘secondment’ to refer to Civil Servants moving between departments, instead we use the term ‘loan’. Therefore we have interpreted this question to refer to those who have moved to other departments on loans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
unstar this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:09:10.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:09:10.777Z
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4033
star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126811
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Department for Transport more like this
star 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 Railways: Fares 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 Transport, whether the cost of rail fares to the EU from the UK will be affected by the UK leaving the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 254788 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>Fares for international passenger services between the UK and the EU are set by the relevant train operator on a commercial basis. Any potential change in fares is therefore a commercial matter for the operators concerned.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Epsom and Ewell more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Chris Grayling more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:35:53.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:35:53.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Grayling more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1124897
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Treasury more like this
star 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 Electricity: VAT 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 estimate they have made of the amount of revenue that has been raised in VAT and collected by HMRC from sales of electricity in each year since 1 April 2013 to date. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15572 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>I refer the noble Lord to the answer l gave on 25 April 2019 to Question HL15205[1].</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/</a></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL15573 more like this
HL15574 more like this
HL15575 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3789
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this
1124898
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Treasury more like this
star 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 Natural Gas: VAT 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 estimate they have made of the amount of revenue that has been raised in VAT and collected by HMRC from sales of gas in each year since 1 April 2013 to date. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15573 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>I refer the noble Lord to the answer l gave on 25 April 2019 to Question HL15205[1].</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/</a></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL15572 more like this
HL15574 more like this
HL15575 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3789
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this
1124899
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Treasury more like this
star 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 Fuel Oil: VAT 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 estimate they have made of the amount of revenue that has been raised in VAT and collected by HMRC from sales of heating oil in each year since 1 April 2013 to date. more like this
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Lord Teverson more like this
star this property uin HL15574 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>I refer the noble Lord to the answer l gave on 25 April 2019 to Question HL15205[1].</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Lords/2019-04-10/HL15205/</a></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL15572 more like this
HL15573 more like this
HL15575 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:38:52.78Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3789
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Teverson more like this