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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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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
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Environment Agency's flood and coastal erosion risk management investment programme 2015 to 2021, what estimate she has made of the number of properties that will be protected in the (a) Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, (b) Thames Valley and (c) UK by that programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227424 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency has estimated that its flood and coastal erosion risk management investment programme 2015-2021, will reduce the risk of flooding to:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>· around 400 households in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead;</p><p> </p><p>· over 3,000 households in the Thames Valley - this number is based on delivery of schemes across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, including schemes around Oxford, Abingdon, Slough, Marlow, Newbury, Winnersh, Bicester, Northway and Marston;</p><p> </p><p>· at least 300,000 households in England.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T14:39:03.143Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T14:39:03.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
227132
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star this property date less than 2015-03-12more like thismore than 2015-03-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Flood Control remove filter
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the Environment Agency budget was spent on flood defences and prevention in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 227475 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>The following table shows the proportion of Environment Agency budget spent on flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) in the financial years 2011/12, 2012/13 and 2013/14.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The final FCRM spend for the financial year 14/15 is yet to be confirmed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Expenditure</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2013-2014 (£M)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% of Total Spend</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2012-2013 (£M)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% of Total Spend</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2011-2012 (£M)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>% of Total Spend</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Flood and coastal risk management</p></td><td><p>637</p></td><td><p>56</p></td><td><p>585</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>54</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1,143</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>1,091</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>1,113</p></td><td><p>100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2015-03-17T16:02:13.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T16:02:13.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Flood Control remove filter
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, what estimate she has made of the cost of maintaining flood defences in each year of this Parliament. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 16031 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-16more like thismore than 2015-11-16
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency spent directly £171 million maintaining flood defences in 2014/15. Many more flood defences are maintained by Local Authorities and Internal Drainage Boards.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2015-11-16T16:05:43.25Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-16T16:05:43.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Flood Control remove filter
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her speech at the Oxford Farming Conference on 6 January 2016, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how responsibility for maintaining local watercourses will be shared. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 26324 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text <p>Following discussions between Defra, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Somerset Rivers Authority, the Secretary of State for DCLG confirmed that authorities in Somerset will be able to raise extra funding via a shadow precept from April 2016.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also provides funding to Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) to carry out their duties under the Flood and Water Management Act. As part of the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2016-17, the DCLG has proposed protecting LLFA funding in real terms over the life of this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T13:04:58.267Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T13:04:58.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Flood Control remove filter
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her speech at the Oxford Farming Conference on 6 January 2016, how she plans to ensure that effective national strategies on flooding and flood defences are created and maintained. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 26322 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-15more like thismore than 2016-02-15
star this property answer text <p>The Environment Agency (EA) has a duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England. The strategy was published in 2011. The Act also lays down that the EA must report to the Minister on flood and costal erosion risk management including the application of the national strategy. The EA publishes this report annually.</p><p>In addition Government is undertaking a National Flood Resilience Review which will assess how the country can be better protected from future flooding and increasingly extreme weather events. It will focus on four key areas: updating our climate modelling and stress-testing the nation’s resilience to flood risk; assessing the resilience of our important infrastructure like electricity substations; our temporary defences; and our future investment strategy. The Government launched a call for evidence on 2 February. The Review will align closely with Defra’s work on catchment-level management of the water cycle in the Government’s 25 year Environment Plan.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2016-02-15T15:12:35.567Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-15T15:12:35.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-08more like thismore than 2016-02-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Flood Control remove filter
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her speech at the Oxford Farming Conference on 6 January 2016, what additional powers she plans to grant to internal drainage boards and other groups to maintain local watercourses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 26323 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that flood risk management work should be carried out by those best placed to do it. The Environment Agency (EA) works in close partnership with Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) and regularly discusses local watercourse maintenance plans with them, including to agree where IDBs could do work on the EA’s behalf, through public sector cooperation agreements. We will continue to discuss with IDBs and other groups where they could take on more responsibility and control of local flood risk management, including by facilitating flood risk partnerships.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T12:57:12.713Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T12:57:12.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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 Flood Control remove filter
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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her comments at the Oxford Farming Conference on 6 January 2016 on additional powers to internal drainage boards, what plans she has to give local authorities a role in the maintenance of local watercourses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 27067 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
star this property answer text <p>Local Authorities (LAs) have powers to carry out flood risk management works, including maintenance on ordinary watercourses, while the Environment Agency (EA) has powers to carry out work on main rivers. In addition, under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, flood risk management authorities may carry out work using the powers of other risk management authorities using public sector cooperation agreements. There are some excellent examples of LAs working in partnership with the EA and internal drainage boards, for example in Lincolnshire and Somerset.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Penrith and The Border more like this
star this property answering member printed Rory Stewart more like this
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less than 2016-02-23T14:40:58.247Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-23T14:40:58.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rory Stewart more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-13more like thismore than 2018-03-13
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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
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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will take steps to prohibit the scorching of moorland in areas surrounding rivers and lakes with a high flood risk. 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 132265 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Heather and Grass Burning regulations 2007 prohibits the burning of heather, rough grass, bracken, gorse or vaccinium, except under licence from Natural England (NE), in a manner that exposes bare soil which extends more than 25m along the bank of a watercourse and is more than a metre wide. NE must be satisfied that the proposed burning is for conservation, enhancement or management of the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, or for the safety of a person.</p><p> </p><p>The Heather and Grass Burning Code 2007 also outlines good practice on planning where to burn and how to burn safely and responsibly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2018-03-16T14:40:37.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-16T14:40:37.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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
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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 plans they have to attract more private funding into the construction of flood defences; and whether this will include providing a return to investors on their investment in such projects and allowing corporate investors more control over the investments made. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL3647 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Government changed its funding approach in 2011 to provide space for and encourage private sector and other contributions to Government supported flood and coastal erosion risk management schemes. Private sector contributors benefit from the reduction in flood risk which their investment buys. The return on these investments vary from scheme to scheme depending on the level of protection achieved by the project but private sector contributors can choose how much they invest.</p><p> </p><p>Legislation was introduced in the Finance Bill 2015 to enable companies and unincorporated businesses to receive a tax relief on their contributions to partnership funding for flood and coastal erosion risk management schemes. This is intended to encourage private sector contributions to projects across the country through partnership funding, allowing more schemes to go ahead.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-12-13T14:40:28.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-13T14:40:28.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 remove filter
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
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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 assessment they have made of Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) as a viable approach to the funding of flood defence projects; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which this approach would ensure an appropriate sharing of costs and risks between the contractor and the DBFO client. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL3648 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Most flood defence improvement schemes managed by the Environment Agency and other risk management authorities are delivered through private sector suppliers. When considering how best to procure the improvement and maintenance of defences the Environment Agency and other risk management authorities consider a wide range of options including design, build and operate. Private financing may form part of this where the scheme is not fully funded by government.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2016-12-13T14:38:52.323Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-13T14:38:52.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this