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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Iraq more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical assistance and support they are providing to the government of Iraq in taking forward a credible programme of political reform and reconciliation in that country. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
unstar this property uin HL2201 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text Political reconciliation and reform are crucial if there is to be a long-term solution to the current instability in Iraq. We therefore welcome the new Government of Iraq’s commitment to inclusive governance. We will support them in implementing their programme wherever we can and have called for others in the international community to do the same. We are already providing assistance with the development of parliamentary democracy, community policing and dialogue between religious leaders. We are in regular contact with the new Iraqi government over national reconciliation and, in particular, with Vice-President Allawi, whose responsibility it is. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), raised the importance of reform and reconciliation with Vice-President Allawi during his recent visit to London and our ambassador in Baghdad has also discussed it with him on a number of occasions. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:52:13.8671921Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:52:13.8671921Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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4266
star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of Coventry more like this
100055
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading National Identity more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of comments by the Secretary of State for Education, what they mean by "British values". more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL2261 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State was referring to the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were defined in the Government’s Prevent Strategy in 2011. All schools are now required to actively promote these values.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:29:39.3939952Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:29:39.3939952Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100059
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Young People more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they use when distributing grants to groups offering mental health support to young people. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL2265 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>On 16 October the Department for Education published a national prospectus setting out the key activities the Department wishes to promote through organisations working with children, young people and families. Children and young people's mental health is one of the seven priority areas on which applications are sought. Within that area, the Department is looking to support projects which work with education providers and children’s services to improve prevention, early identification and access to specialist interventions.</p><p> </p><p>The detailed process and criteria for applications to the Prospectus can be found online at: <a href="https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&amp;lang=en&amp;NoticeId=1592512" target="_blank">https://online.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk/Common/View%20Notice.aspx?site=1000&amp;lang=en&amp;NoticeId=1592512</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:59:44.1325448Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:59:44.1325448Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100554
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pre-school Education: Basic Skills more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to reduce attainment gaps in literacy and numeracy between boys and girls in pre-school education in the short and long term. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL2291 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework for all early years providers [1]. The EYFS seeks to provide quality and consistency in all early years settings, so that every child makes good progress, attainment gaps are reduced and no child gets left behind. The EYFS specifies areas in which early years providers must support children to develop, including literacy and numeracy. It is the responsibility of early years providers to identify and meet the learning and development needs of the children attending their setting. The EYFS requires providers to carry out ongoing assessment of children’s development and needs and should address any learning and development needs in partnership with parents and/or carers, and any relevant professionals.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is increasing the level of required English and maths qualifications for members of the early years workforce. This will ensure that all those working with young children have the right skills to support all children to achieve appropriate levels of literacy and numeracy.</p><p> </p><p>1. We have published guidance on Teacher’s Standards (Early Years) which includes a requirement for Early Years Teachers to demonstrate a clear understanding of synthetic phonics and strategies for teaching early mathematics. The standards also require Early Years Teachers to plan and adapt education to cater for the needs of individual children, to make accurate assessments to inform children’s learning and development and to promote equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice.</p><p> </p><p>2. Early Years Teachers must pass the same professional skills tests as trainee school teachers and must have GCSE English and maths at grade C or above on entry to training courses.</p><p> </p><p>3. NCTL published new, more robust, criteria for level 3 qualifications in July 2013 – the “Early Years Educator” criteria. They set out the minimum requirements for the knowledge, understanding and skills which learners must demonstrate during assessment for their qualification to be considered qualified at level 3. The criteria include a requirement for qualifications to include a focus on recognising and meeting the individual learning and development needs of children.</p><p> </p><p>4. From 1 August 2014, Government funding of Level 3 Early Years Educator training courses through the Skills Funding Agency will require trainees to have GCSEs in English and maths, at grade C or above, on entry. The EYFS has been amended to require staff holding a new Early Years Educator qualification to have achieved GCSEs in English/English Language and maths, at grade C or above, in order to count in the staff ratios at level 3. From September 2014, GCSE English and maths, at grade C or above, will be required on exit from a level 3 early years apprenticeship. This is an interim measure to support the sector in reaching the higher standards required. From August 2015, the GCSEs in English and maths, at grade C or above, will be required on entry to an early years apprenticeship.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is also working with experts in the voluntary sector and charitable organisations to support work in these key areas. We have funded English and Maths Champions programmes through the National Day Nurseries Association to spread good practice in teaching literacy and numeracy in the early years.</p><p> </p><p>We are investing £1.4m in the Early Language Development Programme – which has so far helped well over 100,000 parents and family members to spot problems and get support with their children’s speech and language. This work is being led by I CAN, the children’s communications charity. We are also investing almost £1m in the work of the Literacy Trust to develop a model to improve targeting and engagement of the most vulnerable families by staff in Children’s Centres and support volunteers to improve children's early literacy and language skills.</p><p> </p><p>[1] <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2</a></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:12:51.3662098Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:12:51.3662098Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
100555
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change: Curriculum more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the presence of climate change analysis in schools' science curricula. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL2292 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The draft key stage 4 science curriculum, currently being consulted on, and the new science GCSE criteria, published in April 2014, include opportunities for students to learn about climate change as part of what they are taught about atmospheric and Earth science. This includes evidence for the composition and evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere since its formation, along with the evidence, and uncertainties in evidence, for additional anthropogenic causes of climate change. This builds on the key stage 3 science curriculum introduced into schools in September 2014 where pupils are taught about the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere and the carbon cycle. This includes the production of carbon dioxide by human activity and the impact on climate.</p><p> </p><p>Pupils will also be taught about the change in the Earth’s climate from the Ice Age to the present day as part of the new key stage 3 Geography curriculum that was also introduced in September 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:30:24.0253743Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:30:24.0253743Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
100556
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Secondary Education more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the teaching of philosophical and critical thinking in secondary schools at a (1) pre-GCSE, and (2) post-GCSE level. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL2293 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The new national curriculum, which was introduced in September 2014, focuses on the essential knowledge that must be taught, allowing teachers to take greater control over the wider curriculum in schools and how it is taught. Whilst philosophical and critical thinking skills are important, it is not necessary to specify these in the national curriculum. Instead, it should be left to teachers’ professional judgement to decide how best to ensure that their pupils develop these skills, as part of a broad and balanced school curriculum which encompasses, but is not limited by, the national curriculum.</p><p> </p><p>A number of Religious Studies GCSE specifications allow pupils to study philosophy. At post GCSE-level, level 3 qualifications are available in critical thinking and philosophy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T15:29:03.4448755Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T15:29:03.4448755Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
99980
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the growth of the use of military, commercial, and private drones, what plans, if any, they have to license or control their use, especially in relation to the potential aural and visual impact of non-military drones on urban, rural and coastal airspaces. more like this
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Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
unstar this property uin HL2195 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Civilian Remotely Piloted Aircraft operations are closely regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and are treated in the same manner as that of an equivalent manned aircraft. However, until such time that remotely piloted aircraft systems can demonstrate that they are both airworthy and capable of avoiding other airspace users, all operations must be contained within segregated airspace, to which access for manned aircraft is prevented or closely controlled.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport is currently developing its policy in respect of civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, and in 2015 intends to engage in a public dialogue on issues such as environmental impact, safety and privacy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:05:11.6080173Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:05:11.6080173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Stone of Blackheath more like this
100014
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Commission more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the commitment made by Lord Hill of Oareford to the European Parliament that he would put the interests of the European Union above those of the City of London. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
unstar this property uin HL2229 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>As Lord Hill made clear during his hearing before the European Parliament, a strong UK financial services sector is in the interests not just of the City of London, and of the UK, but of the EU as a whole.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:52:54.5391728Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:52:54.5391728Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
100015
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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HM 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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the risk of the Eurozone returning to recession and the statement by the Chancellor of Exchequer that Britain could not be immune from any such event, they plan to encourage industry and commerce to diversify their markets and reduce their reliance on the European Union market. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
unstar this property uin HL2230 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>We have to recognise that the UK is not immune to problems elsewhere in the world. The UK has one of the most open economies in the world through trade and financial channels. In particular, growth in the euro area – our largest trading partner – is weak and we have to expect that to dampen our own recovery.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since entering office, this Government has worked consistently towards a rebalancing of the UK economy and growing our trade with all parts of the world, including key emerging markets. Since 2010, for example, UKTI has increased the number of its overseas-based staff working outside the EU from 875 to 1060, reflecting the growing priority being given to non-EU markets; and, excluding aircraft, nearly all of the exports supported by UK Export Finance in recent years have been to markets outside the EU. Ministers continue to take an active role, including through the Chancellor-led annual Economic and Financial Dialogues with India and China, the most recent of which secured £2.4 billion in bilateral investment deals.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T17:17:00.0750466Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T17:17:00.0750466Z
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4262
star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
100016
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading European Commission more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government under what articles in the Treaties of the European Union the European Parliament has the power to reject the candidatures of European Commissioners nominated by member states. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
unstar this property uin HL2231 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Article 17 (7) sub-paragraph three of the Treaty on European Union states that the Commission as a body is subject to a vote of consent by the European Parliament, and subsequently appointed by the European Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T14:53:19.7917741Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T14:53:19.7917741Z
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3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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950
star this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this