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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Footpaths more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 November 2016 (HL Deb, col 1532), what assessment they have made of the current state of the footpath network in England; and whether its condition has improved or worsened since that answer. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL150 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Responsibility for the management and maintenance of the 118,000 miles of public rights of way in England lies with local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England assess the condition of the network of National Trails, which are maintained to agreed Quality Standards. The last assessment covered the 2017/18 reporting year and noted that the number of out of condition items (such as gates and stiles) remained relatively low during the monitoring period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:38:45.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:38:45.167Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1149943
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Footpaths more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 November 2016 (HL Deb, col 1532), what was the outcome of their discussions with the chief executive of the Ramblers. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL151 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>I have met the Chief Executive of the Ramblers several times since November 2016. At these meetings we discussed a number of areas including the England Coast Path, National Trails, rights of way reform and the 25 Year Environment Plan. We noted the positive working relationship between our organisations and agreed to continue engagement on these matters in future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T16:35:22.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T16:35:22.417Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
1149828
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Treasury more like this
unstar 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 Collateral (UK) more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether when the FCA processed the FSMA full Part A application made by Collateral (UK) Limited on 23 March 2016, for which Collateral paid a fee of £1,500, whether it checked the information already contained in its Interim Permission file 656714; and whether it checked details on Collateral at Companies House and the date of Collateral's incorporation in respect of the date of grant of Interim Permission. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL120 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The FCA is responsible for the regulation of the financial services sector and is operationally independent from Government. These questions relate to the FCA and have been passed on to them. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter, and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL46 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:41:22.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:41:22.123Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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3869
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1149831
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Treasury more like this
unstar 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 Debit Cards: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review debit card charges for retailers such as vehicle retailers which deal in high value transactions. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL123 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government set up the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to protect consumers from the harm that can be caused by bad conduct in the financial services industry. In 2015, it also set up the world’s only Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) with a statutory objective to ensure that payment systems are operated in a way that takes account of users’ needs.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is the UK’s competent authority for the Payment Services Regulations (PSRs) 2017. The PSRs aim to make payments safer and more secure and protect consumers. As set out in these regulations, if a payment transaction (be that a bank transfer or debit card payment) is not properly authorised by the customer, the customer’s bank or payment service provider must refund the amount of the transaction to the payer. For authorised payment scams, where the customer has authorised a bank transfer but the money has been paid to a fraudulent recipient, the PSR has brought together consumer representatives and banks to produce an industry code of conduct to address this issue. Launched in May 2019, the code sets out agreed principles for greater protection of consumers and the circumstances in which they will be reimbursed, marking a significant step in delivering improved protections for customers.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding debit card charges, the UK implemented the EU’s Interchange Fee Regulation in 2015 which introduced a cap on one of the key fees applicable to card payments. The European Commission is in the process of reviewing the effectiveness of this regulation as part of its usual process. The PSR, who is the UK’s lead competent authority for the Interchange Fee Regulation, is also conducting a review into the supply of card-acquiring services. Amongst other things, this review will examine the fees merchants pay for these services.</p><p> </p>The Government is open to hearing views on this issue, and digital payments more broadly, as evidenced by its Call for Evidence on Cash and Digital Payments in the New Economy.
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL124 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:13:29.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:13:29.72Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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4230
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1149832
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Treasury more like this
unstar 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 Electronic Funds Transfer: Retail Trade more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made how the rights of, and protection for, customers and retailers are affected when high-value goods are purchased using bank transfers rather than debit cards. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL124 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government set up the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to protect consumers from the harm that can be caused by bad conduct in the financial services industry. In 2015, it also set up the world’s only Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) with a statutory objective to ensure that payment systems are operated in a way that takes account of users’ needs.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is the UK’s competent authority for the Payment Services Regulations (PSRs) 2017. The PSRs aim to make payments safer and more secure and protect consumers. As set out in these regulations, if a payment transaction (be that a bank transfer or debit card payment) is not properly authorised by the customer, the customer’s bank or payment service provider must refund the amount of the transaction to the payer. For authorised payment scams, where the customer has authorised a bank transfer but the money has been paid to a fraudulent recipient, the PSR has brought together consumer representatives and banks to produce an industry code of conduct to address this issue. Launched in May 2019, the code sets out agreed principles for greater protection of consumers and the circumstances in which they will be reimbursed, marking a significant step in delivering improved protections for customers.</p><p> </p><p>Regarding debit card charges, the UK implemented the EU’s Interchange Fee Regulation in 2015 which introduced a cap on one of the key fees applicable to card payments. The European Commission is in the process of reviewing the effectiveness of this regulation as part of its usual process. The PSR, who is the UK’s lead competent authority for the Interchange Fee Regulation, is also conducting a review into the supply of card-acquiring services. Amongst other things, this review will examine the fees merchants pay for these services.</p><p> </p>The Government is open to hearing views on this issue, and digital payments more broadly, as evidenced by its Call for Evidence on Cash and Digital Payments in the New Economy.
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL123 more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:13:29.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:13:29.79Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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4230
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1149847
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Treasury more like this
unstar 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 Public Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prediction by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that a no-deal Brexit would increase borrowing to £92 billion a year and total debt as a share of national income would rise by 2024 to 83 per cent. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL139 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The government’s medium-term economic and fiscal forecasting is undertaken by the Office for Budget Responsibility in line with its statutory duty. In line with its remit, the OBR’s forecasts include the economic and fiscal impact of government policy on EU exit where the effects can be quantified with reasonable accuracy. The OBR has said that it will adjust its Brexit assumptions when more detail is available on the future trade and migration relationship between the UK and EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Office for Budget Responsibility will produce a new economic and fiscal forecast at the forthcoming Budget.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T15:14:02.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T15:14:02.323Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1149803
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Scotland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 2 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Scotland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Scotland more like this
star this property hansard heading Devolution: Scotland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any requests from the Scottish Government for additional powers to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament in the last six months. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL95 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Scotland has regular discussions with the Scottish Government on a range of issues. I can confirm that the UK Government have not received any requests from the Scottish Government for additional powers to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament in the last six months.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-10-22T14:39:51.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T14:39:51.003Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
1149791
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote to the people of Northern Ireland the benefits of Northern Ireland forming part of the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL83 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL85 more like this
HL86 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.31Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149792
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic benefits to Northern Ireland of being a part of the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL84 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The UK Government believes strongly in upholding the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom - our four nations are safer, stronger and more prosperous together.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland benefits from being part of the world’s sixth largest economy. The UK’s integrated internal market means there are no barriers to doing business for companies and people trading across the nations within the UK – creating jobs and prosperity across the country.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland also benefits from the highest public spending per head (£11,190) in the UK - around 20% (£1,883) higher than the UK spend per head (£9,159).</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, over half (53%) of all external sales from Northern Ireland are to the rest of the UK, and half of external visitors to Northern Ireland are from the rest of the UK, with a total of 1.4million visitors in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:25:42.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:25:42.07Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149793
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether promoting the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK is one of the core functions of the Northern Ireland Office. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL85 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
unstar this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL83 more like this
HL86 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.373Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this