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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that people over the age of 75 who do not use the internet will be able to apply, and pay, for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16976 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC says that it will work with older peoples groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will write to all those all those affected, and will use suitable measures such as face to face visits and phone calls to make it as easy as possible for those transitioning to apply for and pay the licence fee.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
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less than 2019-07-19T10:41:34.857Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:41:34.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1137370
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to offer to people who are just above the threshold of eligibility for pension credit to afford the additional £154.54 per year to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16977 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC says that it will work with older peoples groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will be publicising the link between the concession and pension credit. It also says its will be introducing an easy payment system to help those affected spread the cost of the licence fee.</p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State has expressed his disappointment with the BBC decision to restrict the concession to the most narrowly defined review option. He has asked the BBC to do more for the most vulnerable pensioners, including considering measures around the margins of eligibility and those which further promote the take up of Pension Credit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
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less than 2019-07-19T10:44:05.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:44:05.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1137371
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the BBC's decision to change the TV licence concession for people over the age of 75 from June 2020 with the Government's strategy to combat loneliness. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16978 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is a matter for the BBC. Parliament transferred responsibility in passing the Digital Economy Act in 2017. On loneliness, the Government is taking steps to address the effects of isolation and loneliness on the elderly. These include appointing a minister to lead work on tackling loneliness; publishing the world’s first government strategy on loneliness; and securing £20 million of new grant-funding for projects run by charities and community groups to bring people together.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
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less than 2019-07-19T10:45:46.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-19T10:45:46.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1136751
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the change to the TV licence concession for the over-75s from June 2020 on those with sight impairments; and whether such people will have that concession removed after 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16901 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The future of the over 75 licence fee concession is the responsibility of the BBC. However, the Government has no intention to change the blind (severely sight impaired) licence fee concession, regardless of the age of the recipient.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Guidance on the blind (severely sight imparied) licence fee concession can be found on the TV Licensing website: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/for-your-home/blindseverely-sight-impaired-aud5</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T13:36:38.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:36:38.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1136754
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that people over the age of 75 who cannot afford to pay for a TV licence from June 2020 will be able (1) to access content, and (2) to be kept informed of current affairs, to support their continued democratic engagement. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16904 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The government recognises the importance of television to people of all ages, particularly for older people who value television as a source of entertainment, companionship and a way to stay connected with the world.</p><p> </p><p>We are very disappointed with the BBC’s decision that only people who are aged 75 and above and in receipt of pension credit will continue to receive a free television licence from June 2020. The Secretary of State has met with the Chairman of the BBC Board and the Director-General of the BBC and asked them to do more to help the most vulnerable groups affected by the decision.</p><p> </p><p>A TV licence is only required to watch or record live television programmes, or to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. Therefore, those without a TV licence will still be able to access other BBC content via the BBC radio stations (including BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer Radio), and the BBC, BBC News and BBC Sport websites.</p><p> </p><p>Further television programming can also be reached via other On-Demand and subscription television services, and current affairs content is available through news websites, newspapers, social media channels and apps, enabling continued democratic engagement. Online parliamentary petitions can be found here: <a href="https://petition.parliament.uk/" target="_blank">https://petition.parliament.uk/</a>.</p><p> </p><p>More information about when a TV Licence is required can be found on the TV Licensing website here: <a href="https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one" target="_blank">https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
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less than 2019-07-17T14:04:16.317Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T14:04:16.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1135706
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist those over 75 with long-term complex illnesses such as dementia to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16799 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC is committed to working with older peoples groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will make it as easy as possible for carers and family members to act as representatives for pensioners seeking to claim a free TV licence, including those caring for elderly people with complex illnesses like dementia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16800 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T14:25:38.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T14:25:38.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1135707
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what information and advice they intend to provide to carers who work with people who are over 75 to help them to pay for a TV licence from June 2020. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16800 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC is committed to working with older peoples groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will make it as easy as possible for carers and family members to act as representatives for pensioners seeking to claim a free TV licence, including those caring for elderly people with complex illnesses like dementia.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16799 more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T14:25:38.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T14:25:38.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1135708
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Television: Licensing more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the change to the TV licence concession for the over-75s from June 2020; how that change will affect the Accommodation for Residential Care (ARC) TV licence; and how they intend to communicate any impact on ARC TV licences to those who live and work in residential care homes. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16801 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The BBC is responsible for the cost and the administration of the over 75 licence fee concession from June 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The BBC is committed to working with older people’s groups, charities and voluntary organisations to design a bespoke system to support all those over 75 affected by its decision. As part of this system, the BBC says that its licensing arm, TV Licensing, will make it as easy as possible for carers and family members to act as representatives for pensioners seeking to claim a free TV licence, including those in residential care homes.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no intention to change the accommodation for residential care licence fee concession. Guidance on the accommodation for residential care licence fee concession can be found on the TV Licensing website: https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ78</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
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less than 2019-07-10T14:26:18.55Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T14:26:18.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1133785
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts: Loneliness more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made, as part of their loneliness strategy, with the Arts Council to promote the role that arts and culture can play in addressing loneliness and to promote examples of best practice in reducing social isolation. more like this
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star this property uin HL16536 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>In 2018’s Loneliness Strategy, Arts Council England (ACE) and DCMS committed to ensuring arts and culture are included in the development of social prescribing and we and ACE are working with DHSC and NHS England to ensure that the cultural sector is well represented in this work. ACE and DCMS are members the Social Prescribing Taskforce, and are working with NHS England and others.</p><p> </p><p>ACE also continue to promote best practice for the role that arts and culture has in improving people’s wellbeing through case studies and programmes such as Celebrating Age, and Creative People and Places. The Celebrating Age programme has funded 32 projects that seek to increase engagement of older people with the arts, some of which focus specifically on tackling isolation. Likewise, the Creative People and Places programme also includes projects that incorporate these issues. Research from the programmes , and individual projects, is regularly published.</p><p> </p><p>ACE recently partnered with the APPG for Arts, Health and Wellbeing and others to support the Southbank Centre's Creative Health conference in June, which highlighted the role arts and culture can play in wellbeing, including in tackling social isolation. he Southbank Centre - one of ACE’s largest National Portfolio Organisations - announced its intention to address loneliness as part of their health and wellbeing programming.</p><p> </p><p>ACE also seeks to address loneliness through its investment in libraries and library-based projects. These initiatives bring people together through reading, promote learning new skills, and encourage participation in clubs, among several others.</p><p> </p><p>To continue to promote best practice to tackle loneliness and social isolation, ACE continue to participate in the APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, and now sit on the APPG for Loneliness; and has proposed the convening of a joint session between these two groups.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T15:30:37.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:30:37.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1133786
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Arts: Loneliness more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made, as part of their loneliness strategy, with Arts Council England to use the new loneliness measure across relevant projects and programmes. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock remove filter
star this property uin HL16537 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Arts Council England (ACE) has been in close contact with DCMS through the development of the Loneliness Strategy, including the development of the new loneliness measure; and has incorporated the measure into current thinking for the evaluation of relevant future programmes that may emerge, as the organisation finalises its new ten-year strategy (due to be launched in 2020).</p><p> </p><p>This is further informed by ACE’s participation in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Conceptual Review of Loneliness, and also links to recent work, led by HOME Manchester, on how the creative and cultural sectors respond to the need to evidence the social impact of their activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde remove filter
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less than 2019-07-02T15:31:05.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:31:05.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this