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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability 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 how many people they expect to find jobs as a result of the Disability Confident campaign. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL724 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Disability Confident campaign makes the business case for recruiting and retaining more disabled people and aims to increase the number of employers taking positive action to be more disability confident. We are not able to measure the number of disabled people moving into employment as a direct result of it, but the campaign is an important contributor towards our commitment to halve the gap between the employment rates of disabled and non-disabled people.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:00:19.73Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:00:19.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
384514
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
star 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 assessment they have made of the recent High Court ruling regarding delays in Personal Independence Payments. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL725 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 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
unstar this property answer text <p>The Court rejected two of the three legal grounds brought by the claimants, finding that their human rights had not been breached and not awarding damages.</p><p> </p><p>Where the Court found that the historic delay for the two claimants was unlawful, they also ruled that they are not “test cases” and it would be inappropriate to make wider findings.</p><p> </p><p>The Court accepted that the Government had made significant improvements to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) process and there are now no inherent failings in the system.</p><p> </p><p>As a result of these improvements, the average time taken for a claimant to be assessed by an assessment provider has fallen by more than three quarters since June 2014. In April 2015, the average new claimant was waiting 5 weeks for their PIP assessment – well within the 16 week target set by the Secretary of State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-06-30T15:50:02.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-30T15:50:02.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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4303
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
384516
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Families 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, further to the answer by Baroness Altmann on 22 June, how they have calculated that £1 spent on advice yields approximately £11.50 in savings. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL727 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>This calculation was derived from an independent review commissioned by the Department for Education.</p><p> </p><p>The information is available in the Department for Education’s Relationship Support Interventions Evaluation, published in 2014. This sets out a detailed explanation of how the savings were calculated using a cost benefit analysis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T13:22:18.313Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T13:22:18.313Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
385303
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star this property date less than 2015-06-24more like thismore than 2015-06-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Funds 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, further to the remarks by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 7 January (HL Deb, col 432), when they plan to consult on improving transparency for pension savers regarding where their money is invested and how rights attached to it are being exercised; and when they plan to consider how secondary legislation could be used to ensure greater transparency for pension savers. more like this
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Lord Harrison more like this
star this property uin HL786 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The Government is committed to ensuring greater transparency for pension savers.</p><p> </p><p>From April this year, workplace schemes are required to report on the value delivered by costs and charges in their scheme for the first time. Building on this, the Department for Work and Pensions and the Financial Conduct Authority ran a joint Call for Evidence ‘Transaction Cost Disclosure: Improving Transparency in Workplace Pensions’, considering how transaction costs could be disclosed in a standardised way. This is the first phase of work required to meet duties under Section 44 of the Pensions Act 2014 to require transaction costs to be disclosed to members and others; and transaction costs and administration charges to be published. The Government is currently considering responses to the Call for Evidence.</p><p> </p><p>Transparency is not just about costs and charges. Earlier this year the Government consulted on changes to the Occupational Pension Schemes Investment Regulations requiring trustees to report how they take financial and non-financial factors into account when investing, and their schemes stewardship policy. The Government is currently considering responses to the consultation.</p><p> </p><p>The Government intends to consult on any secondary legislation required following these exercises later this year, and will consider what further proposals may be needed to ensure greater transparency for pension savers including consideration both of its duties under the Pensions Act 2014 and the remarks made in debates on 7 January.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T12:06:11.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T12:06:11.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
386104
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star this property date less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions more like this
star 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 is the latest estimate of the percentage of pensioners who will receive the full amount of the flat-rate State Pension from April 2016. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL903 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 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
unstar this property answer text <p>Nearly 90% of people reaching State Pension age in 2016/17 would have the full rate of the new State Pension, or more, if we include the amount of additional State Pension they opted out of or were opted out of when contracted out of SERPS or State Second Pension (S2P) (additional pension).</p><p> </p><p>The percentage of pensioners reaching State Pension age in 2016/17 estimated to receive the full amount of the new State Pension directly from the state is around 37%. By 2020 this percentage will reach around 50% and by 2035 around 84%. Most people who contracted out of SERPS or S2P were required, as a condition of contracting out, to accrue an alternative private pension. This replaced the additional State Pension, which they were contracted-out of.</p><p> </p><p>This reflects the fact that when contracted out they have either paid National Insurance Contributions at a lower rate, or some of the National Insurance contributions they paid were used to contribute to a private pension instead of the additional State Pension. They paid lower National Insurance into the National Insurance system, which reflected the fact that they were contributing to a private pension instead.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-13T16:47:38.777Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-13T16:47:38.777Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
386489
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism 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 efforts they are making to raise awareness of employing people with autism. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL984 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is acting to raise awareness regarding employment of people with autism and to support people on the autism spectrum to take up employment. For example,</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Disability Confident campaign works with employers at a national and local level to help them to understand the benefits of employing disabled people, and promote good practice in recruitment and employment of disabled people, including people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has worked in close partnership with the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING), a national network of disabled people, medical professionals/ academics and disability specific organisations to produce an ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairments’ toolkit. This resource supports organisations in both the private and public sectors to confidently recruit and retain talented individuals with hidden impairment conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is funding <em>Ambitious about Autism </em>(2015-16) to explore innovative ways of supporting young people with Autism to make the transition from school to further education, and the <em>Autism Education Trust</em> (2015-16) to promote the availability of training on Autism to schools, early years and further education staff, and to revise national standards for Autism provision and a competency framework for those who work with children with Autism.</p><p> </p><p>Government has supported the development by NIACE of an employer toolkit that includes information to help employers to understand the benefits of employing apprentices with disabilities, and to access support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working with Autism charities to build an autism network across DWP Jobcentre Plus Offices to ensure we can provide the best possible service to those with autism.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with Community Service Volunteers to introduce the Job-Shadowing Work Placement Initiative for young disabled people. The first tranche was very successful with 65% of young people having autistic spectrum conditions</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Autism Strategy, and the updated Statutory Guidance published in March 2015, sets out in detail how Government will support the autism agenda nationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL985 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.44Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
386490
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism 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 steps they will take to ensure that organisations in the private sector employ people with autism. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL985 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is acting to raise awareness regarding employment of people with autism and to support people on the autism spectrum to take up employment. For example,</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Disability Confident campaign works with employers at a national and local level to help them to understand the benefits of employing disabled people, and promote good practice in recruitment and employment of disabled people, including people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has worked in close partnership with the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING), a national network of disabled people, medical professionals/ academics and disability specific organisations to produce an ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairments’ toolkit. This resource supports organisations in both the private and public sectors to confidently recruit and retain talented individuals with hidden impairment conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is funding <em>Ambitious about Autism </em>(2015-16) to explore innovative ways of supporting young people with Autism to make the transition from school to further education, and the <em>Autism Education Trust</em> (2015-16) to promote the availability of training on Autism to schools, early years and further education staff, and to revise national standards for Autism provision and a competency framework for those who work with children with Autism.</p><p> </p><p>Government has supported the development by NIACE of an employer toolkit that includes information to help employers to understand the benefits of employing apprentices with disabilities, and to access support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working with Autism charities to build an autism network across DWP Jobcentre Plus Offices to ensure we can provide the best possible service to those with autism.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with Community Service Volunteers to introduce the Job-Shadowing Work Placement Initiative for young disabled people. The first tranche was very successful with 65% of young people having autistic spectrum conditions</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Autism Strategy, and the updated Statutory Guidance published in March 2015, sets out in detail how Government will support the autism agenda nationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL984 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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1827
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
386491
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Access to Work Programme more like this
star 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 steps they are taking to ensure the availability of Access to Work grants for those who especially need them to start working. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL986 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Access to Work grants are available for those who meet the eligibility criteria for the scheme including those who are about to start working. Access to Work has specialist teams to ensure more complicated cases are processed as quickly as possible and fast track applications for those who know their circumstances or have a prior assessment enabling support to be put in place quickly.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T11:37:14.247Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T11:37:14.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
384478
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 North Korea 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 assessment they have made of any role played by the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in (1) sponsoring and aiding international terrorism; and (2) the abduction and attempted assassination of refugee North Korean activists; and what consideration they are giving to revising their travel advice for North Korea based upon these assessments. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL689 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice for North Korea reflects our latest assessment of the threat from terrorism to British nationals in North Korea. We keep our travel advice under constant review.</p><p>We do not consider that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) poses a terrorist threat, nor are we aware of any recent incidents of the DPRK abducting or physically harming North Korean refugees. It is unlikely the DPRK would issue visas to any North Korean refugees considering visiting the DPRK, but anyone who has previously held North Korean nationality should take into account that the DPRK may still regard them as North Korean nationals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T11:43:01Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T11:43:01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
384479
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 North Korea: Overseas Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which locations in North Korea the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea allows the United Kingdom to implement or fund projects. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL690 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 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
unstar this property answer text <p>There is no formal agreement between the UK and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) regarding project activity. The UK supports projects delivered by a range of international non-governmental organisations who work in co-ordination with the DPRK government. In recent years, UK funding has contributed to projects taking place in: Pyongyang; North Hwanghae Province; North Pyongyan Province; and Kangwon Province.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T13:23:39.277Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T13:23:39.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this