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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Directors more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 progress towards the target of at least 33 per cent representation of women on the combined executive committee and direct reports to the executive committee in all FTSE100 companies by 2020. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL5509 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 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
star this property answer text <p>In 2017, the FTSE 100 had 25.2% women in executive committees and direct reports. This had barely changed from 2016, showing that robust action is needed from businesses to achieve the Hampton-Alexander Review’s target of 33% by 2020.</p><p>To increase the level of ambition, the Hampton-Alexander Review has now extended the executive pipeline target of 33% women from the FTSE 100 to the wider FTSE 350 – around 1 in 2 of all new appointments needing to go to women to achieve this target by 2020. We will continue to support the Review to work collaboratively with business to disseminate the importance of diversity in executive roles.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-20T14:14:31.47Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-20T14:14:31.47Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
935139
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-05more like thismore than 2018-07-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 review the business rates system; and when they expect to make any resulting changes to the system of business rates in England. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL9256 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 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The government concluded a fundamental review of business rates at Budget 2016 and decided that business rates should remain as a property tax. Respondents to the review agreed that property based taxes were easy to collect, difficult to avoid, relatively stable compared to other taxes and had a clear link with local authority spending. They also raise revenue in a way that is less distortionary than some other taxes. There was no consensus on an alternative tax base. Following the review, the government introduced reforms and reductions worth over £10bn by 2023 to cut the burden of business rates.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T15:40:51.09Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-19T15:40:51.09Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1091587
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail Trade: Urban Areas more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 the likely impact on the viability of high streets in the UK of credit insurers reducing their cover for some high street retailers. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL14635 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Government actively monitors the economy, and is aware of problems and consequent difficulty some retailers are facing in accessing credit insurance. Insurers base the level of cover they provide on their assessment of the credit risk, which is often dependent on the specific dynamics of certain sectors. Market trends in the retail sector, and challenging market conditions facing the retailers, have led some insurers to reduce their exposure.</p><p> </p><p>The underwriting of insurance risks – including credit risks – is a commercial decision, and Government does not prescribe the terms and conditions insurance companies set when offering insurance. This is important to the proper functioning of the economy.</p><p> </p><p>However, Government is clear that it wants all types of retail to thrive now and in the future, and wants to support the sector as it responds to change. A package of measures to support the high street was announced at Budget 2018. The Government has regular engagement with financial services providers, including on their plans to support business customers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL14636 more like this
HL14637 more like this
HL14638 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T12:45:23.853Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T12:45:23.853Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1091588
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Retail Trade: Urban Areas more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 the impact on the UK supply chain to high street retailers of the lack of credit insurance cover available for such retailers. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL14636 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Government actively monitors the economy, and is aware of problems and consequent difficulty some retailers are facing in accessing credit insurance. Insurers base the level of cover they provide on their assessment of the credit risk, which is often dependent on the specific dynamics of certain sectors. Market trends in the retail sector, and challenging market conditions facing the retailers, have led some insurers to reduce their exposure.</p><p> </p><p>The underwriting of insurance risks – including credit risks – is a commercial decision, and Government does not prescribe the terms and conditions insurance companies set when offering insurance. This is important to the proper functioning of the economy.</p><p> </p><p>However, Government is clear that it wants all types of retail to thrive now and in the future, and wants to support the sector as it responds to change. A package of measures to support the high street was announced at Budget 2018. The Government has regular engagement with financial services providers, including on their plans to support business customers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL14635 more like this
HL14637 more like this
HL14638 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T12:45:23.9Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T12:45:23.9Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1091589
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 the credit insurance market in the UK; and what steps they plan to take to improve the level of cover available for suppliers to the retail sector. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL14637 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Government actively monitors the economy, and is aware of problems and consequent difficulty some retailers are facing in accessing credit insurance. Insurers base the level of cover they provide on their assessment of the credit risk, which is often dependent on the specific dynamics of certain sectors. Market trends in the retail sector, and challenging market conditions facing the retailers, have led some insurers to reduce their exposure.</p><p> </p><p>The underwriting of insurance risks – including credit risks – is a commercial decision, and Government does not prescribe the terms and conditions insurance companies set when offering insurance. This is important to the proper functioning of the economy.</p><p> </p><p>However, Government is clear that it wants all types of retail to thrive now and in the future, and wants to support the sector as it responds to change. A package of measures to support the high street was announced at Budget 2018. The Government has regular engagement with financial services providers, including on their plans to support business customers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL14635 more like this
HL14636 more like this
HL14638 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T12:45:23.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T12:45:23.807Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1091590
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 provide support to suppliers who may suffer losses as a result of being unable to obtain credit insurance cover. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL14638 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 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
star this property answer text <p>Government actively monitors the economy, and is aware of problems and consequent difficulty some retailers are facing in accessing credit insurance. Insurers base the level of cover they provide on their assessment of the credit risk, which is often dependent on the specific dynamics of certain sectors. Market trends in the retail sector, and challenging market conditions facing the retailers, have led some insurers to reduce their exposure.</p><p> </p><p>The underwriting of insurance risks – including credit risks – is a commercial decision, and Government does not prescribe the terms and conditions insurance companies set when offering insurance. This is important to the proper functioning of the economy.</p><p> </p><p>However, Government is clear that it wants all types of retail to thrive now and in the future, and wants to support the sector as it responds to change. A package of measures to support the high street was announced at Budget 2018. The Government has regular engagement with financial services providers, including on their plans to support business customers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL14635 more like this
HL14636 more like this
HL14637 more like this
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less than 2019-04-02T12:45:23.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-02T12:45:23.963Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 regulate the credit insurance market to ensure that insurance cover adequately protects the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL16073 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The underwriting of insurance risk, including credit risks, is a commercial decision, and Government does not prescribe the terms and conditions insurance companies set when offering insurance. This is important to the proper functioning of the economy. Many of the underlying causes of providers restricting credit insurance cover, wider economic uncertainty and sectoral trends, are outside Government control.</p><p> </p><p>Government is clear that it wants all businesses to thrive now and in the future, and will continue close monitoring of the market and affected sectors. Government is determined to make the UK one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business, and has announced multiple measures to support enterprise. Following the Patient Capital Review, we set out a £20 billion action plan at Budget 2017 to finance firms’ growth.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:38:56.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1130213
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 the credit insurance cover available to the supply chain of product-based businesses. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL16074 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16075 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1130214
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 conduct a market study on credit insurance cover and pricing practices. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL16075 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16074 more like this
HL16076 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4304
star this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
1130215
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Credit: Insurance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 the availability of credit insurance cover to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in the current trading climate. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington remove filter
star this property uin HL16076 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Government monitors the credit insurance landscape and credit insurers’ pricing practices, through liaison with providers, businesses, and industry bodies. We will continue to study the market and closely monitor trends.</p><p> </p><p>Government has been made aware of restrictions in credit insurance cover some small and medium-sized product-based businesses are facing in the current trading climate. Difficult trading conditions, market trends, and uncertainty have led some credit insurance providers to reassess the level of cover they are willing to offer in certain sectors. This varies by industry and firm, and is a commercial decision for insurers.</p><p> </p><p>Other financial services products are also available to support businesses in lieu of credit insurance, for example from banks.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16074 more like this
HL16075 more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T16:40:31.68Z
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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 Allen of Kensington more like this