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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) which local authority children's services departments have been found by Ofsted since January 2015 to be persistently or systemically failing; (2) which were made subject to the appointment of commissioners; and (3) which are currently run by commissioners. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Department has categorised local authority children’s social care services as ‘systemic’ or ‘persistent’ failures since December 2015 when it introduced a tougher intervention regime. The following authorities have been subject to this new policy:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>LA</p></td><td><p>Systemic/Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Barnet</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bromley</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Dudley</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kirklees</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Norfolk</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Reading</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sandwell</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Sunderland</p></td><td><p>Systemic</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Torbay</p></td><td><p>Persistent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Worcestershire</p></td><td><p>Persistent &amp; Systemic</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>All of these authorities have been subject to the appointment of Commissioners, with the exception of Barnet where recruitment for a Commissioner has not yet concluded. These authorities retain accountability for the effective running of their children’s services. Commissioners do not run the services, but do make recommendations to the Secretary of State on whether operational control of services should be removed from the council. Where Ministers accept a recommendation that services should transfer to alternative delivery arrangements, such as a new Children’s Services Trust, Commissioners will oversee this process</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:43:09.893Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:43:09.893Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to improve the performance of Ofsted in responding to family members who raise matters of concern in relation to children's services departments and children's homes. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL1079 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to you and a copy of her reply will be placed in the libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:46:17.147Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:46:17.147Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this
753929
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what steps, short of the appointment of commissioners, they can take to deal with children's services departments which are a cause of concern. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL1076 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education intervenes in all local authorities that receive an inadequate Ofsted rating for children’s services.</p><p>In the most serious cases, improvement may require statutory intervention, whereby, under the Education Act 1996, the Secretary of State is able to direct a local authority to take whatever action is deemed necessary to secure improvement. In the last few years, Ministers have directed the setting up of new governance structures, including partnering with another local authority (e.g. Isle of Wight), bringing in extra improvement support (e.g. Somerset), or establishing a Children’s Services Trust (e.g. Doncaster).</p><p>In other cases the department takes non-statutory steps, issuing an ‘improvement notice’ detailing what actions a local authority is expected to take to improve its services and closely monitoring progress. We deploy government improvement advisers who are appointed to support and challenge these authorities to make rapid progress.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:44:14.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:44:14.033Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this
753931
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Services: Lambeth more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations about failings in children's services in the London Borough of Lambeth. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL1077 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The London Borough of Lambeth Council’s children’s social care services became subject to Government intervention in May 2015, following Ofsted’s judgement that these services are ‘Inadequate’. The Department has issued the Council with an improvement notice and has appointed an expert adviser to provide the Council with advice and challenge and to report regularly to the Department on improvement progress. Ofsted also conducts quarterly monitoring visits to Lambeth’s children’s social care services, and publishes progress reports on its website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:45:33.09Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:45:33.09Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they monitor the performance of Ofsted in relation to that agency's responses to family members who raise concerns relating to (1) children's services, and (2) children's homes; and what steps, if any, they are taking to improve that performance. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL1116 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 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>Ofsted is a Non-Ministerial Government Department and is not an executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE). The responsibility for performance rests with Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, with oversight undertaken by the Ofsted Board. Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector also reports to the Education Select Committee on matters relating to Ofsted’s performance.</p><p>Officials from DfE’s and Ofsted’s social care teams engage with one another frequently so that any policy or operational issues, including how concerns raised by families are dealt with, can be addressed. Where appropriate DfE raises issues of concern with Ofsted and refers members of the public to Ofsted’s complaints procedure.</p><p>The details of how Ofsted addresses improvement in performance on these matters will be placed in the libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:46:52.54Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:46:52.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
753932
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Children: Social 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the current detailed business plans of those sections of the Department for Education dealing with child welfare. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL1078 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The department has recently responded to the Public Accounts Committee on this question. The department agrees it is appropriate to set out its vision with timescales, as it has done in ‘<em>Putting Children First’</em><em>.</em> The department will also produce a roadmap of how the Department intends to transform services, which will be a publically available document. This will address the challenge in the NAO report and set out more clearly a timeframe for delivery of the reforms.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:46:01.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:46:01.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4171
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
755109
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star this property date less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Ofsted more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the methodology by which the performance of the Chair of Ofsted is monitored. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL1117 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 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The expectations around performance monitoring of public appointment holders are set out in the Governance Code on Public Appointments published by the Cabinet Office. This is found in paragraph 3.5 of the current code.</p><p> </p><p>These expectations are reflected in the terms on which the Chair is appointed by the Secretary of State. As part of this process, the Chair is required to participate in a performance appraisal with the Permanent Secretary.</p><p> </p><p>Also under these terms, the Chair will share a copy of his own objectives, and have a discussion to review progress at least annually with the Permanent Secretary. This arrangement reflects Ofsted’s independence from the Department of Education. The current Chair has shared his objectives with the Board, and Board members have agreed to establish a framework for reviewing his effectiveness.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, the Chair is also expected to adhere to the highest personal and professional standards, in accordance with the Nolan principles published by the Committee on Standards in Public Life, and to comply with the Board Code of Conduct as set out in the Ofsted corporate governance framework. Ofsted is currently reviewing its corporate governance arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The Cabinet Office Governance Code can be found here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-code-for-public-appointments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/governance-code-for-public-appointments</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Ofsted corporate governance framework can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ofsteds-corporate-governance-framework" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ofsteds-corporate-governance-framework</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T12:01:14.11Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T12:01:14.11Z
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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 Black of Brentwood more like this
1144095
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Schools 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 risks for schools of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL17583 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department is considering all aspects of how exiting the EU might affect schools in England and has well-developed plans for leaving the EU without a deal.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department has issued guidance for schools on how to prepare for EU exit, which has been attached and is available from:</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england/eu-exit-no-deal-preparations-for-schools-in-england</a>.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:28:59.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:28:59.773Z
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less than 2019-10-03T17:00:50.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-03T17:00:50.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions 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 discussions the Department for Education is having with the Russell Group of universities regarding adding music to their list of facilitating subjects. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL11550 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 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Universities are autonomous from government, and consequently control the criteria used to determine admissions. We are aware that the Russell Group, which comprises 24 of the UK’s leading universities, publishes guidance designed to assist applicants in identifying the A level subjects most likely to facilitate entry to one of their member universities. From engagement with the Russell Group, we understand they are currently reviewing their guidance. The department recognises the importance of arts subjects, including music, and students’ ability to make informed choices is at the heart of our recent reforms to higher education. We are increasing the information available to students to ensure they can make informed choices about what and where to study.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-12-03T11:53:35.27Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:53:35.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1121566
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Music: 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 is the timeline for the review of the National Plan for Music Education, which currently runs until 2020. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood remove filter
star this property uin HL15217 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
star this property answer text <p>We have begun preparatory work on the refresh of the National Plan for Music Education, which will be published by 2020.</p><p>We are grateful to the many music stakeholders who have already submitted reports and proposals, and are reviewing these closely. A further public announcement will be made soon, setting out our plans to ensure that everyone with an interest in music has the opportunity to contribute.</p><p>The government believes that music is an important subject and that all pupils should receive a high quality music education, at least up to age 14. That is why the subject is compulsory in the national curriculum and why the government is providing funding of over £300 million for music education hubs between 2016 and 2020. The national curriculum does not apply in academies, but all state-funded schools have to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.</p><p>In order to ensure all pupils are able to enjoy a high quality music education, we are also developing and publishing a non-statutory model music curriculum for key stages 1 to 3. This will expand on the statutory programmes of study and act as a benchmark for all schools.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-04-23T12:56:18.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-23T12:56:18.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this