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1148770
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Australasia more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of trading opportunities between the UK and (a) Australia and (b) New Zealand after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answer text <p>Australia and New Zealand are close economic partners and allies. Trade between Australia and New Zealand was worth a combined total of £19.4 billion (in the four quarter to the end Quarter 1 2019). Through our on-going engagement with UK stakeholders, including our work to promote UK exports overseas, and with the Governments of Australia and New Zealand, we have assessed that the UK could increase its trade and investment relationship with both countries, benefiting both UK businesses and consumers. We have committed to starting Free Trade Agreement negotiations with both countries as soon as we are able to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth West more like this
star this property answering member printed Conor Burns more like this
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less than 2019-10-16T16:01:11.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-16T16:01:11.71Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor Burns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1148779
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Housing Fund more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the Community Housing Fund to beyond March 2020; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin 172 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Community Housing Fund is currently scheduled to close in March 2020. Ministers are considering all budgets in the round and allocations will be announced following a business planning exercise later in the year</p><p><br> The government recognises that the community-led housing sector offers significant potential for helping to meet housing need across England. In addition to helping increase the rate of delivery of new housing, it will help deliver a range of benefits including: diversifying the house building sector, improving design and construction quality, developing modern methods of construction, and sustaining local communities and local economies. The support and close involvement of the local community enables the community-led approach to secure planning permission and deliver housing that could not be brought forward through speculative development.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tatton more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2019-10-16T14:59:44.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-16T14:59:44.437Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
1148470
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What plans he has to help reduce reoffending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stevenage more like this
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Stephen McPartland more like this
unstar this property uin 912609 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to reducing reoffending by ensuring that all offenders have the tools they need to turn their backs on crime.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we are focusing our efforts on supporting offenders to address any health and wellbeing issues; raise their levels of educations attainment and skills; get a job; and rebuild or reinforce their relationships.</p><p> </p><p>We also know that a concerted cross-government effort is required to address reoffending. For example we recently entered into a National Partnership Agreement with the Department for Work and Pensions, to set out how departments will work together to improve offenders’ chances of securing work and integrate into the community on release from prison.</p><p> </p><p>We know that in 39% of violent incidents victims believed alcohol was a factor. We are introducing an Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement, giving courts the power to impose a ban on drinking alcohol as part of a community order where alcohol was a factor in the offending.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:28:42.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:28:42.913Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen McPartland more like this
1148471
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Reoffenders: Prison Sentences more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of sentences of less than six months in reducing reoffending. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester, Withington more like this
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Jeff Smith more like this
unstar this property uin 912610 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Sentencing must match the severity of the crime. Whilst there is evidence that short sentences do not help some offenders turn their backs on crime, protecting the public will always be our priority.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our recent review, we have considered changes to sentencing for prolific offenders which could help break the cycle of reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>We know that these offenders generally have multiple and complex needs which are linked to their offending behaviour, in particular drugs, alcohol and mental health needs. Solutions will often lie in effective community sentences.</p><p> </p><p>We intend to bring forward a comprehensive package of reforms, including to community penalties to ensure they both punish and tackle the underlying drivers of offending.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:20:15.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:20:15.433Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jeff Smith more like this
1148472
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Rule of Law more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the rule of law. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
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Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
unstar this property uin 912613 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor meet regularly and discuss a range of matters. The Lord Chancellor has sworn an oath to respect the rule of law and to defend the judiciary. It is an oath he takes very seriously. The government will always abide by the law.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:21:36.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:21:36.627Z
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4503
unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Gavin Shuker more like this
1148473
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Drugs more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of drugs being smuggled into prisons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dewsbury more like this
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Paula Sherriff more like this
unstar this property uin 912614 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>One of the first things the Lord Chancellor did was to visit HMP Leeds with the Prime Minister where they set out our focus on tackling crime, investing up to £2.5 billion transforming the prison estate and providing 10,000 additional prison places.</p><p> </p><p>At HMP Leeds there is an X-ray body scanner installed there to identify items internally concealed on prisoners. HMP Wakefield also has an X-ray body scanner. At HMP New Hall in our women’s estate, the drug threat is different and staff there have worked hard to respond to the inspection report published in April. They have put in place an updated local drug strategy, do more suspicion-led drug testing and store medications in line with clinical guidelines.</p><p> </p><p>We have previously invested £70 million to improve safety, security and decency in prisons. We use body, property, cell and area searches across the estate, aided by dedicated search teams and drug detection dogs.</p><p> </p><p>As announced in August, we will be spending a further £100 million on prison security. Airport-style security, including X-ray scanners, will be put into prisons across the estate to help stop contraband such as drugs from getting in.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:25:20.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:25:20.197Z
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4517
unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paula Sherriff more like this
1148474
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Accommodation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps his Department is taking to increase prison capacity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk more like this
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John Lamont more like this
unstar this property uin 912615 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister has made clear his focus on tackling crime and announced in August an investment of up to £2.5 billion to transform the prison estate and provide 10,000 additional prison places.</p><p> </p><p>Our recent Spending Round settlement provides the funding for MoJ to begin delivering this commitment and outline planning permission has been approved for a new prison at Full Sutton.</p><p> </p><p>The 10,000 places are additional to the 3,500 places, which we have begun at Wellingborough; that we will start building at Glen Parva next year, and; that we have already built at HMP Stocken.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South East Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Lucy Frazer more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:27:10.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:27:10.497Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Frazer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Lamont more like this
1148475
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star this property date less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Juries more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that hon. Members are not prevented from participating in business in the House due to jury service responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
unstar this property uin 912617 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>Trial by jury is fundamental to our world leading justice system and serving as a juror is one of the most important civic duties that anyone can be asked to perform.</p><p> </p><p>The Jury Manual identifies that MPs who seek excusal on the grounds of parliamentary duties should be deferred in the first instance. This allows them to identify a more convenient time and strikes a sensible balance, ensuring that MPs are able to carry out their crucial role in this place.</p><p> </p><p>If an MP feels that it is inappropriate to serve in his own constituency, he or she should be allowed to serve elsewhere.</p><p> </p><p>Any individual requests for jury service to be deferred would be a matter for our independent judiciary</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Croydon South more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Philp more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:28:01.52Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:28:01.52Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Philp more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
1148438
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star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Musical Instruments: Customs more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ATA Carnets would be required for musicians who are travelling to perform in multiple EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit with regard to their musical instruments which are being transported either as (1) hand luggage, or (2) in trucks. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
unstar this property uin HL18041 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p><em>It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</em></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T15:50:21.823Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T15:50:21.823Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
1148439
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star this property date less than 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star 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 ensure that UK universities stay competitive with universities elsewhere in the world. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a world-class reputation, with globally renowned teaching and cutting-edge research and innovation. We want to deliver better outcomes and value for students, employers and taxpayers who underwrite the system.</p><p>The Office for Students (OfS) is now fully operational and puts students and student choices at the heart of the higher education (HE) sector and its regulation. By encouraging diversity and innovation in high quality provision, the government is supporting the sector to meet the needs of all students in HE, whatever their background or study choices, as well as opening up the sector to greater competition.</p><p>The OfS has formally adopted the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) as its scheme for assessing the quality of HE provision in England. Participation in the TEF is a condition of registration for English HE providers with more than 500 undergraduates. Participation is voluntary for smaller HE providers and for those in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The TEF encourages excellent teaching to flourish by re-balancing the priority given to teaching and learning compared to research.</p><p>The TEF will provide strong incentives to HE providers to prioritise the student learning experience. In due course we will lay before Parliament the report of the independent review of the TEF, which has been conducted by Dame Shirley Pearce.</p><p>In August 2019, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced a new fast-track immigration route aimed at allowing a wider pool of scientific talent to come to the UK. This route will ensure that those with specialist skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects can come to the UK and make an important contribution to our leading science and research sectors, significantly enhancing the intellectual and knowledge base of the UK. The route will be uncapped, ensuring that those with the required skill set can secure places.</p><p>The UK is a great place for research, accounting for 4% of the world's researchers, 11% of all citations, 14% of the world’s most highly cited articles and 4 of the world’s top 10 universities. The government recognises the important contribution of our universities to research, innovation and working with business. This contribution is critical to achieving the ambitions of our modern Industrial Strategy, including delivering 2.4% spend of GDP on research and development by 2027. In the autumn, the government will set out plans to significantly boost public funding on research and development, provide greater long-term certainty to our scientific and research community and accelerate our ambition to reach 2.4% of GDP.</p><p>Additionally, on 11 September, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, announced a new graduate immigration route that provides an opportunity for international students who have been awarded their degree to stay and work in the UK at any skill level for 2 years. This represents a significant improvement in our offer to international students and will help ensure that our world-leading HE sector remains competitive internationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T16:13:41.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T16:13:41.433Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this