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1142431
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Taxation: Electronic Government 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, if any, to continue with the rollout of their Simple Assessment and dynamic coding projects, which were paused in May 2018. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL17505 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) delivered Simple Assessment to a small number of customers in 2017. Due to the need to prioritise EU exit, HMRC temporarily suspended further work to extend the service to a larger number of customers. The service remains active for the original user base, and further enhancements are being made this financial year. HMRC are reviewing whether to make further investments into the service in the context of the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have long had a delivery plan for the dynamic coding-out of debt project. The service was successfully introduced for a number of taxation scenarios that cause an over- or under-payment of PAYE.</p><p> </p><p>After the closure of the Making Tax Digital for Individuals Programme, which included a wider dynamic coding option, and resource reallocation to EU exit, a new IT solution was required for this Budget 2017 project. HMRC remain committed to delivering this project. Further work on the wider dynamic coding activities will be considered as part of wider Spending Review planning.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-08-06T14:08:44.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:08:44.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1142433
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading PAYE more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of Real Time Information (RTI) to ensure low earners receive the tax relief they are due; and what plans they have to require all employers to use RTI. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL17507 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Information filed by employers through RTI is applied equally to all relevant customer records. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) do not make a distinction between low and high earners when applying rules within tax calculations.</p><p> </p><p>Employers who pay all of their employees under the Lower Earnings Limit for National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and have no tax deducted are not required to register with HMRC. The employer is not required to report information to HMRC until there is a tax or NICs deduction payable to HMRC.</p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to mandate employers who pay small amounts of wages to all of their employees to register with HMRC.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-08-06T13:38:40.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:38:40.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1141516
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the proposal to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies may have on business rescue support in the UK from April 2020. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17384 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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HL17385 more like this
HL17386 more like this
HL17387 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.673Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1567
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1141517
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that their proposal to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies will have on the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual "Doing Business" report. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17385 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17384 more like this
HL17386 more like this
HL17387 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.753Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1567
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1141518
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why HM Treasury has decided to not introduce a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status in insolvencies from April 2020; and what assessment they have made of the impact of this decision on the costs of insolvency procedures and business lending. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17386 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17384 more like this
HL17385 more like this
HL17387 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.597Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1567
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1141519
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why HM Treasury has decided that existing lending will not be exempted from their policy of making HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies; and what assessment they have made of the impact of this decision on the continued availability of existing business lending. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17387 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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HL17384 more like this
HL17385 more like this
HL17386 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.86Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1567
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1142436
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount lost to the Exchequer due to VAT fraud perpetrated by online traders based outside the EU; and what estimate they have made of the proportion of that fraud originating in China. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17510 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) estimate the tax gap, which encompasses fraud for VAT, excise duties and customs duty. However, it is not possible to produce these estimates for online traders based outside the EU, and for fraud originating in China. Tax gaps for VAT, excise duties and other taxes overall are provided in HMRC’s publication ‘Measuring Tax Gaps’.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC estimate that the tax loss from VAT fraud and error on online marketplaces was between £1 billion and £1.5 billion in 2016/17. The department estimates that overseas sellers contributed to approximately 60% of the VAT loss.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-08-06T13:37:53.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:37:53.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1142437
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China in relation to addressing online VAT fraud; and what steps they are taking as a result. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17511 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) have increased their engagement with China Customs through the Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer in Beijing. The engagement is designed to tackle undervaluation fraud, including online VAT fraud, with the help of the Chinese authorities. This has included a memorandum of understanding, set up in 2018, leading to a joint working group and a series of commodity-focused exercises.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMRC’s primary focus in tackling the VAT issue has been with the online marketplaces through which those sellers operate, as this has proven to be an effective way of improving their compliance. The Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme supports this compliance activity by regulating the sites where overseas sellers store imported goods prior to their sale.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-08-06T13:38:21.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:38:21.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1142438
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many penalties they have issued to online traders based outside the EU for VAT fraud; and what was the total value of such penalties. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17512 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) record the total number and amount of penalties issued to sellers based overseas who operate on online marketplaces, but do not hold separate figures for EU and non-EU sellers.</p><p> </p><p>Up to 29 July 2019, HMRC have issued VAT penalties to a total of 1,059 overseas sellers; the total penalty amount is £34,056,356.39.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-08-06T13:36:05.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:36:05.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3396
star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1141550
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Financial Conduct Authority more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what tests they apply to determine whether an investigation into the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) meets the standard required to be described as independent of the FCA; and what assessment they have made of whether FCA employees acting for an investigation compromises its independence. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17418 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Where such investigations are conducted, HM Treasury take steps to ensure their independence which is crucial to the integrity of their conclusions. For example, in the recent case of the events surrounding the failure of London Capital &amp; Finance plc (LCF), and following a request from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Economic Secretary to the Treasury required that an independent investigation be carried out under powers in section 77 of the Financial Services Act 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Economic Secretary approved the appointment of Dame Elizabeth Gloster, an experienced QC and Judge at the High Court and Court of Appeal, to lead it. Prior to this approval, potential conflicts of interest were investigated and HM Treasury is satisfied that Dame Elizabeth is independent from the FCA, HM Treasury and the companies and individuals associated with LCF’s failure.</p><p> </p><p>Under the terms of the Economic Secretary’s Direction to the FCA, Dame Elizabeth has the discretion to appoint a team which is entirely independent of the FCA. A process is now underway to appoint an independent legal team to support Dame Elizabeth in her investigation. The FCA is also under a duty to facilitate the disclosure to Dame Elizabeth any information that she deems relevant to the scope of her investigation. Should Dame Elizabeth wish to raise any matters directly to HM Treasury, she can do so at any time, under the terms of the Direction, via an interim report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-08-06T13:32:53.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:32:53.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this