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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Females: Employment 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 address gender discrimination at work and to increase the proportion of women in senior roles. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5150 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>This Government strongly supports gender equality and condemns discrimination on the grounds of gender. That is why we are committed to review non-disclosure agreements and any evidence that is coming forward about how they are being used. The Government will also be publishing guidance on employee dress codes, so that employers and employees are aware of how these may constitute discrimination or lead to harassment in the workplace.</p><p>We are also committed to increasing diversity on FTSE boards and in senior executive roles. There is a higher percentage of women on company boards than ever before – more than doubling in the last six years. However, we need to maintain momentum and that is why we are supporting the work of the business led, Hampton-Alexander Review and their voluntary targets for 33% FTSE 350 board directors and senior executives to be women by 2020.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T17:51:53.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:51:53.247Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
838085
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector: Equality 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 why they have not bought into force section 1 of the Equality Act 2010; and whether they will now do so following recommendations by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Equality and Human Rights Commission. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL5426 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 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to creating a country that works for everyone, where success is based on merit, not privilege, and where everyone has the chance to go as far as their talents and hard work will take them. That is why the Government has in place a number of strategies to address social mobility and improve outcomes for those who experience disadvantage.</p><p>Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 is the public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities, which the Government has no plans to commence in England.</p><p>We believe that specific programmes designed to address social mobility problems in particular areas will be a more effective approach than blanket and potentially burdensome legislation of this type.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T14:07:39.227Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T14:07:39.227Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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4234
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
838122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-02-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Part-time Employment: Pay 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 action they are taking regarding reports of stagnant pay progression for part-time workers, particularly with regard to the gender pay gap. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL5450 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 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The majority of part-time workers are women, especially mothers of young children, and they often choose part-time work in order to balance work and family care. The unequal sharing of childcare responsibilities between men and women is a key driver of the gender pay gap. The Government is committed to tackling the gender pay gap, including through introducing a legal requirement for business to report their gender pay gaps in April this year. The Government has also taken measures to help parents to balance work and childcare. We introduced the right to request flexible working in 2014, and we have also introduced tax-free childcare and 30 hours free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to support working families. We also launched a communications campaign on Shared Parental Leave on 12 February.</p><p>In response to Matthew Taylor’s Good Work report the Government will launch a joint taskforce with industry on flexible working to unlock the potential in the labour market, including amongst women.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T14:06:50.45Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T14:06:50.45Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
834724
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star this property date less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
unstar this property hansard heading House of Lords 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps he plans to take to engage the devolved parliaments and assemblies in the work of the House. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL5325 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 2018-02-07more like thismore than 2018-02-07
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of areas where we currently engage the devolved parliaments and assemblies in the work of the House. For example, the European Union Committee has twice visited Belfast in the course of its work on the impact of Brexit on UK-Irish relations, most recently on 31 January. It also engaged closely with devolved governments and legislatures in its 2017 inquiry into <em>Brexit: devolution</em>, visiting Cardiff and Edinburgh before publishing its report on 19 July 2017.</p><p>Following a recommendation contained in that report, on 12 October 2017 I chaired the first meeting of the Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit, attended by chairs and convenors of committees involved in scrutinising Brexit from the House of Lords, the House of Commons, the Scottish Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales, along with officials from the Northern Ireland Assembly. I then chaired the second meeting of the Forum, again at the House of Lords on 18 January. This engagement is set to continue, with the third meeting of the Forum due to take place in Edinburgh in March. I have also met the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to discuss engagement with the devolved parliaments and assemblies.</p><p>As well as engaging the devolved parliaments and assemblies in our work, staff from across the Administration work formally and informally with their opposite numbers in the devolved parliaments and assemblies, in line with the House Administration’s strategy, to take account of best practice in other organisations. In keeping this two-way engagement, I have ensured that representatives of the devolved parliaments and assemblies have been invited to submit evidence to the current review of Select Committees. In addition, I have also met with a number of colleagues from the devolved parliaments and assemblies as Senior Deputy Speaker and look forward to continuing this work in future.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-07T14:39:44.56Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-07T14:39:44.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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2543
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
unstar this property hansard heading British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker how many full members of the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly from the UK there are; how many peers serve as full members; what percentage of the total number of delegates those peers represent; and what percentage of the total cost of the Assembly is charged to the House of Lords administration. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL5378 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 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
star this property answer text <p>There are 25 full members of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly from the UK Parliament; of these, eight are members of the House of Lords, representing 32 per cent of the UK Parliament delegates and 11.8 per cent of all full members of the Assembly (which comprise 68 in total); and 30 per cent of the total cost of the UK Parliament’s contribution to the Assembly is charged to the House of Lords Administration. Information is not held on costs of the Assembly incurred by its other constituent bodies (that is, the Houses of the Oireachtas, the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the National Assembly for Wales, the Isle of Man Tynwald, the States of Guernsey and the States of Jersey).</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-08T12:34:55.983Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-08T12:34:55.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
838118
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-02-06
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Parliamentary Estate: Construction 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker how many women are employed in construction works (1) on the House of Lords Estate, and (2) for bicameral projects on the Parliamentary Estate. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL5447 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 2018-02-19more like thismore than 2018-02-19
star this property answer text <p>The House of Commons and the House of Lords are jointly responsible for the Palace of Westminster. The Strategic Estates department is a bicameral department and is responsible for delivering capital investment across the Parliamentary Estate. As at 14 February the department consisted of 64 (47%) women and 72 (53%) men. These staff work on a bicameral basis and it is not possible to allocate specific figures to those working on each part of the Estate. In addition to these staff, as at 14 February there were 2,620 contractor passes issued to the teams responsible for construction works and maintenance of the Palace and other areas of the Parliamentary Estate. Of these, 312 (11.9%) were issued to women.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-02-19T12:18:59.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-19T12:18:59.847Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
832856
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Government 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 consideration they are giving to the establishment of a new Civic Forum in Northern Ireland, with the intention of reviving the underlying principles of the Belfast Agreement, in particular respect for all existing cultural and political traditions, and willingness to come together for the common good. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5168 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 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
star this property answer text <p>As is set out in the Belfast Agreement, the 1998 Northern Ireland Act, and subsequent political agreements, decisions about the Civic Forum are a devolved matter for the Executive and the Assembly.</p><p> </p><p>This Government’s absolute priority is getting devolution up and running again in Northern Ireland. My Rt honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has announced a short, intensive phase of political Talks to restore devolution to Northern Ireland. She provided Parliament with an update on the 7 February.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5169 more like this
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less than 2018-02-08T15:27:59.543Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-08T15:27:59.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
832859
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star 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
unstar this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Government 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 potential role for a Civic Forum in Northern Ireland to articulate public opinion on political priorities, in the context of the totality of relationships within Northern Ireland, within Ireland, and within the Anglo-Celtic Islands, in the approach to, and aftermath of, the UK leaving the EU. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL5169 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 2018-02-08more like thismore than 2018-02-08
star this property answer text <p>As is set out in the Belfast Agreement, the 1998 Northern Ireland Act, and subsequent political agreements, decisions about the Civic Forum are a devolved matter for the Executive and the Assembly.</p><p> </p><p>This Government’s absolute priority is getting devolution up and running again in Northern Ireland. My Rt honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, has announced a short, intensive phase of political Talks to restore devolution to Northern Ireland. She provided Parliament with an update on the 7 February.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5168 more like this
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less than 2018-02-08T15:27:59.513Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-08T15:27:59.513Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
832828
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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Asylum: Children more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of the legal aid budget for legal representation for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL5142 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 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to the protection of vulnerable children, especially in cases where children lack adequate parental support.</p><p> </p><p>Legal aid remains available for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children for both legal help with interviews and legal representation during the asylum appeals process, subject to a means and merits assessment. The majority of unaccompanied refugee children applying for permission to remain in the UK will be seeking asylum, and legal aid will therefore be available.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T17:27:40.483Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T17:27:40.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
832829
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star this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Prisoners: Mental Illness more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what training is given to prison officers regarding mental illness amongst inmates. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL5143 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 2018-02-05more like thismore than 2018-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that Prison Officers receive the appropriate training to support prisoners with mental health needs. The Prison Officer Entry Level Training (POELT) course, delivered to new Prison Officers, includes modules on mental health and personality disorders.</p><p> </p><p>The ‘Introduction to Mental Health’ module covers the most prevalent mental health issues in prison including anxiety states, depression, bi-polar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia, and personality disorders. The session also covers how an officer can support prisoners with different disorders.</p><p> </p><p>The mental health awareness module forms part of the revised “Introduction to Suicide and Self-Harm (SaSH) Prevention” training package. This training is being delivered to all new and existing Prison Officers, as well as HMPPS and non-HMPPS staff who are in contact with prisoners. Between April 2017 and January 2018 more than 14,300 staff have been trained in at least one of the six SaSH modules, and over 6,800 staff have completed the training in full. With specific reference to the mental health training module, internal figures show that over 7,000 new and existing staff have completed the module.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside this, a Suicide Prevention Learning Tool has been developed in partnership with Samaritans. This tool communicates important messages to identify and support prisoners at risk. Some prisons continue to deliver locally devised mental health training packages, often in conjunction with the local healthcare provider.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-02-05T16:41:01.773Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-05T16:41:01.773Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this