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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to families who have been reunited through refugee family reunion to access the social security system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237691 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>Those who have joined a family member in the UK through refugee family reunion are entitled to the same support as any other person. As with anyone else, they will be assessed to ascertain whether they have complex needs and whether they require additional support to access DWP services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T11:10:01.68Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T11:10:01.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
1108887
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star this property date less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Veterans more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support armed forces veterans into employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 239329 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Armed Forces Covenant has been in place since May 2011 and sets out the relationship between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces. The covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.</p><p> </p><p>The covenant can be signed by a business or other organisation of any size, and from any industry whether they are an employer of a member of the armed forces community or simply wish to acknowledge publically their support for the armed forces.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) actively promote the Armed Forces Covenant to those employers and partner organisations they work with. This has been adopted into routine business to ensure that those new to DWP’s employer portfolio are aware of the opportunity and benefits of support to the Armed Forces community.</p><p> </p><p>Every Jobcentre Plus District has an Armed Forced Champion (AFC) who is key to delivering our commitments under the covenant. The AFC will ensure that any concerns and issues raised which affect Service Personnel and their families are integrated within the wider work of Jobcentre Plus. AFCs ensure Work Coaches and other DWP staff can effectively support serving personnel, service leavers, veterans and their families.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the local activity in Jobcentres to support veterans our National Employer and Partnership Team (NEPT) also work closely with the Ministry of Defence to align engagement activity in support of the veteran’s strategy. In particular NEPT work closely with the MOD Careers Transition Partnership (CTP) and the Defence Relationship Management (DRM) team to encourage large employers, trade body associations and partner organisations to provide practical support to the Armed Forces Covenant, particularly the employment of veterans.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:15:41.003Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1105463
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star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Refugees more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on collaboration between the Home Office and her Department to ensure that refugees are able to access the employment support and social security benefits that they are entitled to. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol West more like this
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Thangam Debbonaire more like this
star this property uin 237692 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions is working in partnership with the Home Office to improve processes for refugees claiming benefits. In order to achieve this aim we have set up the Post Grant Appointment Scheme (PGAS).</p><p> </p><p>The scheme involves contacting persons at the point when they are granted refugee status to see if they wish to apply for benefits and require assistance to do so. If they say they do, an appointment at a local DWP office is arranged for them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:22:09.037Z
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4423
star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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4433
unstar this property label Biography information for Thangam Debbonaire more like this
600515
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star this property date less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Disability 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 recent changes to the Disabled Students Allowance, what guidance has been issued to the Higher Education sector on the provision of support for disabled students. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL2268 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Student Finance England issued guidance on Disabled Students’ Allowances for the academic year 2016/17 in February 2016.</p><p> </p><p>My Department has been working with the Higher Education sector to develop guidance on good practice in inclusive provision for disabled students, which will be issued shortly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-10-27T11:50:18.17Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Addington more like this
628237
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star this property date less than 2016-11-03more like thismore than 2016-11-03
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Freedom of Speech 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 attempt by protesters to disrupt a talk by an Israeli speaker at University College London on 27 October, what steps they are taking to ensure freedom of speech. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL2972 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-11-17more like thismore than 2016-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Open and robust debate is how students should challenge those they disagree with. There is no place for students that use intimidation or violence to attempt to shut down the free and open exchange of ideas.</p><p>Universities have a legal duty to secure freedom of speech for their members, students, employees and visiting speakers, and must have clearly set out policies for how they will ensure that this can happen. Universities also have a clear responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive environment and no staff or student should ever feel threatened or intimidated. It is also essential that they have clear policies and procedures to ensure that all students and staff can live and work without discrimination, intimidation or harassment. We expect universities to demonstrate how they will act swiftly to investigate and address hate crime, including anti-Semitic related incidents, reported to them.</p><p>We have asked the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), in their role as regulator, to engage with University College London (UCL) to ensure that their policies and procedures for events with external speakers are fit for purpose and were implemented appropriately in this instance. UCL have issued a statement on 11 November 2016 regarding the incident, which sets out that they have launched an immediate investigation.</p><p>In September 2015 we asked Universities UK (UUK) to set up a Harassment Taskforce. The Taskforce has recently published a report which sets out that universities should adopt a zero-tolerance approach to harassment and hate crime. The report has been attached to this answer. We must now ensure that the work of the Taskforce goes on to make a real difference to students across the country. The Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has asked UUK to survey progress in six months and make sure universities are doing all they can to protect the safety and security of their students. We hope that the new guidelines for universities issued alongside the UUK Taskforce report will help universities in effectively tackling incidents such as these.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-11-17T17:15:39.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-17T17:15:39.213Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name Changing-the-Culture.pdf more like this
star this property title UUK_Changing_The_Culture more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
717793
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star this property date less than 2017-04-04more like thismore than 2017-04-04
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Mobile Phones 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 Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 21 March (HL5826), what messaging applications are specifically approved for use on Cabinet Office-issued official smartphones issued to Ministers and Civil Servants; whether they will publish the acceptable use guidelines and departmental records management policy; and if so, when. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL6602 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
star this property answer text <p>The departmental records policy, which is in line with the requirements set out in the Lord Chancellor's Code of Practice and the Civil Service Code, is currently subject to its annual review and, in the interests of transparency, will be published in due course.</p><p> </p><p>In the interests of departmental security, the Cabinet Office does not publish details of applications that are authorised for use on Government smartphones.</p><p> </p><p>Guidelines on use of social media have been published on GOV.UK and can be found at the following: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/social-media-guidance-for-civil-servants/social-media-guidance-for-civil-servants</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-04-19T15:38:33.547Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T15:38:33.547Z
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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 Harris of Haringey more like this
675738
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher 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, in the light of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education guidance on <i>Academic credit arrangements in higher education in England</i>, published in August 2008, how many universities have a published framework for credit transfer between institutions in England. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL4813 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Unfortunately, the Government is not able to provide this information as we do not gather this data. The QAA <em>Higher Education </em><em>Credit Arrangements for England</em> offers universities guidance that is not compulsory, so data is not collected.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-02-06T16:31:51.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T16:31:51.673Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4151
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
657759
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star this property date less than 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Faith Schools: Admissions 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, further to the proposal to drop the 50 per cent cap on religious selection in faith schools, what consideration they have given to the finding of the Education Policy Institute, in its report <i>Faith Schools, Pupil Performance and Social Selection</i>, published in December, that the average faith school admits fewer pupils from poor backgrounds than the average non-faith school. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL4078 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-21more like thismore than 2016-12-21
star this property answer text <p>The EPI report fails to recognise the fact that the government’s proposals are about creating more good school places for more parents in more parts of the country by giving them more choice. Our proposals to expand the number of good school places available to parents will help more young people have the chance to go as far as their talents will take them.</p><p>Faith schools are among the highest performing schools in the country, with more primary and secondary faith schools judged good or outstanding than their non-faith counterparts[1]. Faith schools are popular with parents and the removal of the 50% faith cap will enable the establishment of even more good schools.</p><p> </p><p>[1]<em>Ofsted official statistics: Maintained schools and academies inspections and outcomes as at 31 March 2016</em> shows faith schools are more likely to be <em>good</em> or <em>outstanding</em> as compared to non-faith schools (89% as compared to 86% at primary; 81% as compared to 75% at secondary).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-21T17:20:27.78Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-21T17:20:27.78Z
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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 Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-22more like thismore than 2016-11-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Oxford University: Antisemitism 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, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 17 November (HL2972), whether they will ask the Higher Education Funding Council for England, in its role as regulator, to engage with the University of Oxford to ensure that their policies and procedures were implemented appropriately following reports of anti-Semitic incidents involving students which led to the resignation of a student club chairman in February. more like this
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Baroness Deech more like this
star this property uin HL3397 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-02more like thismore than 2016-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government condemns antisemitism wherever it occurs, including on university campuses. Universities and student societies need to be robust in tackling these kinds of issues. Universities are autonomous and have processes for dealing with concerns and complaints where they are raised, unless there are regulatory issues to be addressed.</p><p>The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) holds ongoing discussions (both formal and informal) with institutions, including the University of Oxford, on a regular basis. As the regulator, HEFCE has established procedures for following on up concerns raised about universities. No concerns have been raised with HEFCE about the implementation by the University of Oxford of its policies and procedures on this issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2016-12-02T11:46:50.837Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T11:46:50.837Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3756
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Deech more like this
675735
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher 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 which universities responded to the call for evidence on accelerated courses and switching university or degree; and, of those, how many allowed credits for previous study. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL4810 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
star this property answer text <p>We received responses to the Call for Evidence from 30 universities, out of a total of 44 responses from higher education providers. Of these 30 university respondents, 25 (83%) said they take students who transferred to their institution from other providers.</p><p>Publishing a list of those universities who responded to our recent Call for Evidence and details of their responses would risk damaging our relationships with them, as we would be releasing information directly related to them and their operations. This would not be in the public interest as it could potentially limit our capability to gather evidence from these institutions in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-01-31T17:23:47.12Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-31T17:23:47.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4151
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this