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star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU 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 impact of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on UK chemical and metal companies’ exports to the EU 27 member states. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL18047 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:46:08.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:46:08.07Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1148445
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU 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 whether UK chemical and metal companies will be able to continue to export to the EU 27 countries in the event of the UK exiting the EU without a deal. more like this
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Lord Oates more like this
star this property uin HL18048 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:45:23.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:45:23.523Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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4549
star this property label Biography information for Lord Oates more like this
1145239
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia 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 export licences they have granted which approved the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia in 2019. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17766 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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">Licensing data is published as Official Statistics on GOV.UK. The data currently provides details of licences up to 31 March 2019 and this shows that 50 licence applications for military items have been approved. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Information about the period 1 April to 30 June will be published on 15 October 2019 and data covering the period 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019 will be published in January 2020.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Licensing decisions about transfers to Saudi Arabia of items which may be used in the conflict in Yemen have been subject to judicial review. Under the Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June 2019 my Rt. Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade was remitted to reconsider these decisions. Until such time the Government will not grant new licences to export items to Saudi Arabia or its coalition partners for possible use in Yemen. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.</ins></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:39:49.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:39:49.153Z
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less than 2019-09-26T14:47:23.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T14:47:23.107Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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135494
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1145240
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia 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 (1) revoke all existing, and (2) ban future, export licences for the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL17767 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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><ins class="ministerial">The Court order of 20 June 2019 remitted the decision to grant export licences for the sale or transfer of arms and military equipment to Saudi Arabia for possible use in the conflict in Yemen to my Rt Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade to re-take on the correct legal basis.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The order did not require the Secretary of State to suspend existing licences. As a matter of priority, and without prejudice to our appeal against the 20 June judgment, we are considering the implications of the judgment for decision-making.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Amending our decision-making process in line with the judgment does not necessarily mean that decisions would be different.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">On 20 June, the then Secretary of State, set out in a statement to Parliament that until we retake our licensing decisions in line with the judgment we will not grant any new licences for exports to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners that might be used in the conflict in Yemen.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">However, you will be aware of the Secretary of State’s statement to Parliament of 26 September, in which she set out information on inadvertent breaches of the Undertaking given to the Court of Appeal by the then Secretary of State in the Order of the Court dated 20 June 2019 and licences that were granted contrary to the wider commitment to Parliament, made in a statement that same day. The Secretary of State has apologised unreservedly for these errors, both to the Court and Parliament.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:42:25.067Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:42:25.067Z
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less than 2019-10-02T14:22:11.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-02T14:22:11.807Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
1144896
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade 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 assessment they have made of a joint-letter from a group of worldwide business federations coordinated by the United States Chamber of Commerce warning against the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on global trade as reported by The Times on 4 September. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17730 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
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><ins class="ministerial">The Government is accelerating Brexit preparations so that it is ready to leave the EU on 31 October, whatever the circumstances. The UK is ready to continue trading on day 1 of Brexit and will show it can globally trade its way to prosperity, stability and security.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <ins class="ministerial">The Department for International Trade is giving businesses accurate, official, up-to-date information on what will and won’t change when the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. It is also providing businesses with the actions they need to take to continue trading with minimal disruption. Businesses should familiarise themselves with the detailed and wide-ranging Brexit guidance available on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/brexit" target="_blank">gov.uk/brexit</a> so they understand how to prepare for a potential no deal Brexit scenario.</ins></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:42:29.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:42:29.527Z
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less than 2019-09-26T12:40:27.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-26T12:40:27.147Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1142475
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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 International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade 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 publish their Regional Trade Plans. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL17549 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 2019-08-16more like thismore than 2019-08-16
star this property answer text <p>Regional Trade Plans (RTPs), set out an overseas region’s overarching strategy, key objectives and priorities, which will drive the delivery of Her Majesty’s Government’s trade objectives overseas. Currently, the RTPs are internal documents, but the Department for International Trade intends to publish executive summaries of the RTPs in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-16T10:52:52.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-16T10:52:52.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
1141563
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Canada more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a reduction in import tariffs on a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and Canada. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17431 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>We are working to transition existing EU trade agreements, including CETA, into bilateral deals as the UK leaves the EU. We continue to engage Canada to seek to achieve this at the earliest opportunity, and both sides are committed to a strong trading relationship moving forwards.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK will implement a temporary tariff which aims to minimise costs to business and mitigate price impacts on consumers. However, this will be temporary, applying for up to 12 months. It is not the basis for a long-term preferential trading relationship - transition of CETA remains the best foundation for the UK’s future trading relationship with Canada.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:23:50.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:23:50.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1141167
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 July (HL16983), what are the job descriptions of each Trade Envoy; whether any assessment has been made of their effectiveness in relation to the terms of their appointment; and whether those envoys are accountable to (1) the Prime Minister, (2) the Secretary of State for International Trade, (3) the Foreign Secretary, or (4) another Cabinet minister. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17350 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 2019-08-16more like thismore than 2019-08-16
star this property answer text <p>The Terms of Appointment for the Programme provide the framework to which Trade Envoys work to. They outline Trade Envoys’ roles and responsibilities when undertaking Trade Envoy duties, as well as outlining the Department for International Trade commitment to them. Under the Terms of Appointment, they are appointed for the term of a parliament, after which the sitting Prime Minister will decide whether to keep the current cadre in their role.</p><p> </p><p>Trade Envoys regularly help UK business secure export successes, by either lobbying on their behalf, or helping to create the environment for them to succeed.</p><p> </p><p>Trade Envoys are appointed by the Prime Minister and are ultimately accountable to the Prime Minister, though they regularly report specific issues to other Ministers as necessary.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-16T10:53:13.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-16T10:53:13.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1141168
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 July (HL16983), whether the Trade Envoys are answerable to Parliament either (1) directly, (2) via a minister, or (3) not at all. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17351 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 2019-08-16more like thismore than 2019-08-16
star this property answer text <p>Trade Envoys comprised of parliamentarians drawn from both Houses are answerable to Parliament via direct line of report to my Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade who is accountable for the programme.</p><p> </p><p>Although the Trade Envoy role is not a ministerial appointment and does not carry formal policy responsibility the Trade Envoys are under the same obligation as Ministers to adhere to the relevant departmental restrictions, guidelines and confidentiality clauses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-16T10:53:28.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-16T10:53:28.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this
1141169
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Promotion more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 July (HL16983), what has been the total cost of the Trade Envoy system since 2012 including staffing support and travel costs. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
star this property uin HL17352 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Since the Programme was launched in November 2012 the cumulative cost of travel and subsistence has been £848,962.</p><p> </p><p>Accurate staffing support figures for the programme are not available as the programme pre-dates the formation of the Department and has changed as the programme has evolved.</p><p> </p><p>For 2018/19 the programme’s staffing costs were approximately £551,000. This is based on the average salary costs for the current staffing level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:24:05.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:24:05.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Grocott more like this