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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Research: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 23 July (HL17210), whether they intend that two thirds of the investment in research and development, intended to reach 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2027, should come from private sources as announced by Chris Skidmore MP on 10 July. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL17513 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>Reaching the 2.4% ambition will require concerted effort both for government and for business. Since 2010, businesses and overseas investors have been responsible for an average of two thirds of gross investment in R&amp;D. The Department is working with UKRI and other key partners to stimulate private investment in R&amp;D, harness the latest trends in innovation and make the UK a great place to grow an innovative business.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:06:34.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:06:34.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2593
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this
1142444
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Pornography: Internet more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned research into online pornography use and its effect on attitudes and behaviours towards women and girls; and if so, when that research will be published. more like this
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Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
star this property uin HL17518 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office has commissioned research exploring legal pornography use and its influence on harmful behaviours and attitudes towards women and girls. The research is currently in the fieldwork phase and will be published in autumn 2019.</p><p><br>There are a number of existing pieces of research on the impact of pornography on young people and views towards age verification. S26(b) of the Digital Economy Act provides the regulator with the ability to carry out, commission or support research which it considers appropriate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-08-05T11:54:16.073Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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3610
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Howe of Idlicote more like this
1142446
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Times of Sittings 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 the Leader of the House, in the light of the impact of climate change on air quality, transport and health, and forecasts of higher temperatures in future years, what plans she has to review whether the House should sit in July. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17520 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 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government schedules business in the House and proposes dates for Recess with the agreement of the usual channels. The House needs to sit for as long as there is business to be completed. The Government has no plans to review whether the House should sit in July in future years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T12:49:51.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T12:49:51.217Z
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4329
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142448
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance 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 how many Royal Navy ships are currently undergoing repair; and how many were out of service for repairs in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17522 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17523 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142449
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance 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 estimate they have made of the cost of repairing Royal Navy ships currently unfit for action. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17523 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17522 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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248
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142450
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Mobile Phones: Rural Areas 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 action they are taking to improve mobile signal connectivity in rural areas. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL17524 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Improving mobile coverage in rural areas is a priority for the Government, and we want the UK to have high-quality mobile coverage where people live, work and travel. We are committed to extending geographic mobile coverage to 95% of the UK, as well as providing an uninterrupted mobile signal on all major roads, and we are considering all of the options available to facilitate this.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working closely with the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to consider their proposal for a Shared Rural Network. Their proposal is still being developed and my department looks forward to hearing more about the industry’s potential solution to the issue of rural mobile coverage.</p><p> </p><p>My department also welcomes the current proposals set out in Ofcom’s consultation on awarding the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz spectrum bands to improve coverage, which aims to deliver two MNOs to 90% geographic mobile coverage.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:14:51.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:14:51.123Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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4303
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1142451
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Natural Gas: Rural Areas 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 estimate they have made of the number of rural communities that are not connected to the gas supply network. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL17525 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 2019-08-01more like thismore than 2019-08-01
star this property answer text <p>There is no definitive source for the number of households that are not connected to the gas supply network; BEIS estimates these figures by subtracting the number of domestic gas meters from the estimated number of households.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the latest estimates of households not connected to the gas network by country of the UK. These estimates are also published down to GB local authority level within BEIS’ ‘Sub-national estimates of households not connected to the gas network’ dataset, most recently published in 2018.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Nation</p></td><td><p>Number of households<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>Estimated number of households not connected to the gas network<sup>1</sup></p></td><td><p>%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>23,229,000</p></td><td><p>3,024,000</p></td><td><p>13%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>2,452,000</p></td><td><p>495,000</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>1,342,000</p></td><td><p>225,000</p></td><td><p>17%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>730,000<sup>2</sup></p></td><td><p>497,000<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>68%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>27,753,000</p></td><td><p>4,241,000</p></td><td><p>15%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Source: (1) Sub-national estimates of households not connected to the gas network, BEIS, updated 2018, except for NI see footnote 3; (2) Live tables on household projections, United Kingdom, 1961-2039, MHCLG 2016 estimate; (3) Transparency Reports 2017, NI Utility Regulator</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-08-01T13:06:07.817Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-01T13:06:07.817Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4303
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
1142453
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army 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 how many (1) men, and (2) women, are serving full-time in the British army. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL17527 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were 75,230 male and 7,540 female personnel in the full-time trade-trained strength and their untrained counterparts. This population does not include full-time Reserves Service (Home Commitment), Military Provost Guard Service and non-regular permanent staff, of which there are an additional 4,960 male and 260 female personnel.</p><p> </p><p>Full-time trade-trained strength includes Regulars, Gurkhas, and full-time Reserves Service (Full Commitment and Limited Commitment). Mobilised Reserves have not been included in the data, as these are only full-time whilst mobilised. Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
1142455
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 World Anti-doping Agency more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athletes Commission's aim to seek increased athlete representation on the decision-making bodies of the World Anti-Doping Agency, including the Foundation Board and the Executive Committee. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL17529 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 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The athlete community is a pivotal stakeholder group in anti-doping and should be appropriately considered, in line with good governance practices.</p><p> </p><p>The Government welcomes recent steps by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to improve its governance practices – notably the recommendations made by the WADA Governance Working Group – that were subsequently adopted by the WADA Foundation Board in November 2018, which provide for one seat as a minimum for athlete representation in all of WADA's Standing Committees. Furthermore, the Government welcomes the commitment made by WADA for there to be an open discussion to determine at which existing and/or new levels within WADA athlete representation could be strengthened.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:12:20.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:12:20.367Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this
1142456
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Youth Sport Trust: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much (1) lottery, and (2) government funding, the Youth Sports Trust has received in each of the last ten years, broken down by the purpose to which that funding was awarded. more like this
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Lord Moynihan more like this
star this property uin HL17530 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The Youth Sport Trust has received both exchequer and lottery funding over the past ten years, from Sport England as well as a number of government departments. This information is published in the Youth Sport Trust’s Annual Reports and Accounts, which are publicly available through Companies House (company number 04180163) and the Charity Commission (charity number 1086915), including on their websites.</p><p> </p><p>A breakdown of all Sport England’s funding, including the project title, can be found on Sport England’s website here: <a href="https://www.sportengland.org/funding/what-have-we-funded/" target="_blank">https://www.sportengland.org/funding/what-have-we-funded/</a> <strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:12:43.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:12:43.633Z
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4703
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Moynihan more like this