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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text If he will allocate additional funding to improve roads outside the major road network and the strategic road network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Transport is committed to providing over £6.7 billion to local highway authorities in England, outside London, from 2015 to 2021 to help improve the condition of roads and reduce congestion. The funding includes a £296 million Pothole Action Fund and £420 million for highways maintenance and a congestion busting fund as announced in Budget 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Northampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Ellis more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T16:03:28.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T16:03:28.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Michael Ellis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1141970
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animal Welfare more like this
star 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 If he will bring forward legislative proposals to recognise animal sentience. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
unstar this property uin 912198 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>There has never been any question that this Government’s policies on animal welfare are driven by the fact that animals are sentient beings. However, the Government has been very clear that we will make any necessary changes required to UK law in a rigorous and comprehensive way to ensure animal sentience is recognised after we leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
star this property answering member printed David Rutley more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:44:16.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:44:16.6Z
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star this property label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1137666
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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: Sentencing more like this
star 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 If he will review sentencing policy for prolific offenders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
unstar this property uin 911814 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>We are looking to take forward reform of short custodial sentences. We know that offenders serving short sentences often have long offending histories, as well as multiple and complex needs. In cases of the most persistent offenders, the evidence shows they are 36% more likely to re-offend where they have received a short custodial sentence rather than a court order. Community penalties can address underlying behaviour, answer mental health and alcohol or drug misuse needs and provide reparation for the benefit of the wider community.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T16:03:15.583Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:03:15.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Hospitals: Parking more like this
star 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 If she will hold discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on the abolition of hospital car parking charges in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
unstar this property uin 910963 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The matter of hospital car parking is devolved in Northern Ireland and it would not be appropriate for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to intervene.</p><p><br>In the absence of devolved government it remains for NI Permanent Secretaries to take the decisions they believe necessary in line with the guidance the Secretary of State set out last November, to keep the country running.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Weston-super-Mare more like this
star this property answering member printed John Penrose more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:00:54.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:00:54.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Penrose more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1137341
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Defence: Aerospace Industry more like this
star 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 If she will make an assessment of the sustainability of the UK defence aerospace sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
unstar this property uin 911784 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK is at the forefront of the defence aerospace industry. The Ministry of Defence is continuing to invest in capability development of aerospace platforms, which will protect highly skilled jobs for many years to come.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s Combat Air Strategy, launched at the 2018 Farnborough International Air Show, sets out a clear way forward for preserving national advantage and choice in how our future Combat Air capability is delivered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:31:42.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:31:42.633Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
1133341
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star this property date less than 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
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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 Academies Enterprise Trust: Finance more like this
star 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 T o ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria the Education and Skills Funding Agency used to assess the amount of funding required to support the Academies Enterprise Trust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
unstar this property uin 266827 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>A new Chair and CEO were appointed to the Academies Enterprise Trust during 2016-17 and they presented a comprehensive improvement plan to the department in early 2017. This plan was assessed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency to put in place a recovery process that underpinned education provision with strong financial management and oversight. This included improving governance of the trust, restructuring of central service teams, stronger financial and budgeting controls, reshaping school improvement structures and impact on educational outcomes. As a result of this assessment and supported by the National Schools Commissioner, additional funding was provided to the Trust<strong>.</strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stratford-on-Avon more like this
star this property answering member printed Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:49:54.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:49:54.517Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nadhim Zahawi more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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 Children: Exploitation more like this
star 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 Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Child Exploitation, how many children-in-need assessments were undertaken in which criminal exploitation through county lines was identified as a potential risk to the child’s life in each year since 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
unstar this property uin 281047 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Regarding the number of children in need assessments undertaken in which criminal exploitation through county lines was identified as a potential risk to the child’s life, the information requested is not held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the Children in Need census, we collect factors identified at the end of the assessment. These factors include trafficking, gangs and child sexual exploitation. However, this information gives no specific indication of county lines involvement or a risk to the child’s life. The information in fact indicates that the child has been referred and assessed by the local authority and that these issues were a factor at the end of assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the number of factors identified at the end of assessment, including trafficking, gangs and child sexual exploitation, is published in table C3 of the ‘Characteristics of children in need’ statistical release, which can be viewed at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-children-in-need" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-children-in-need</a>.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:03:36.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:03:36.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Kemi Badenoch more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Infant Foods more like this
star 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 as the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2019 to Question 247997 on Infant Foods, if he will publish the (a) content discussed and (b) decisions made in the meetings his Department has had with representatives of the formula milk industry in (i) 2018 and (ii) 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
unstar this property uin 284948 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The content discussed at the meetings is set out in the following table. No decisions were taken at any of these meetings.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>Organisation</p></td><td><p>Content discussed</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>26 February 2018</p></td><td><p>Nestle</p></td><td><p>Presentation on action on sustainable diets</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>28 March 2018</p></td><td><p>Singapore Government and trade delegation</p></td><td><p>General discussion on Infant formula</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>25 April 2018</p></td><td><p>Danone and Nutrica</p></td><td><p>Early Years Nutrition Partnership</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 June 2018</p></td><td><p>British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA), Nestle, Nutrica</p></td><td><p>Notifications for Foods for Special Medical Purposes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>22 June 2018</p></td><td><p>Nestle</p></td><td><p>Planning for visit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4 July 2018</p></td><td><p>Nestle</p></td><td><p>Visit</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11 July 2018</p></td><td><p>Danone</p></td><td><p>Aptamil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>30 July 2018</p></td><td><p>Danone</p></td><td><p>Childhood Obesity Chapter 2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>14 August 2018</p></td><td><p>Nestle</p></td><td><p>Childhood Obesity Chapter 2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>22 August 2018</p></td><td><p>BSNA</p></td><td><p>EU exit preparation</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10 September 2018</p></td><td><p>Danone and Nestle</p></td><td><p>Advertising roundtable</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>14 November 2018</p></td><td><p>BSNA</p></td><td><p>Nutrition legislation meeting</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>15 November 2018</p></td><td><p>Danone</p></td><td><p>Reformulation, Brexit pressure, and Chapter 2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>22 November 2018</p></td><td><p>BSNA</p></td><td><p>Forthcoming CODEX CCNFSDU40</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:45:03.94Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:45:03.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star 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 Personal Independence Payment: West Yorkshire 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 (1) how many, and (2) what percentage of, Personal Independence Payment Appeals have been successful in West Yorkshire in the last 24 months. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
unstar this property uin HL17363 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is set out in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="3"><p><strong>Number and percentage of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)</strong><sup>1</sup><strong> appeals decided in favour of the appellant in West Yorkshire</strong><sup>2</sup><strong> in the last 24 months for which data are available. </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>No of Decisions in Favour<sup>3</sup></p></td><td><p>% Decision in Favour<sup>4</sup></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2017 to March 2019</p></td><td><p>4878</p></td><td><p>65%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>PIP (New Claim Appeals), which replaced Disability Living Allowance was introduced on 8 April 2013, also includes Disability Living Allowance Reassessed cases.</p><p><sup>2</sup>Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) data are recorded by the office that dealt with the case, and if the case went to oral hearing, the location of the tribunal hearing, normally the hearing venue nearest to the appellant’s home address. Cases relating to West Yorkshire are attributed to the following SSCS venues: Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield.</p><p><sup>3</sup>Decisions in favour - those cases where the original decision is revised in favour of the appellant.</p><p><sup>4</sup>Percentage in favour calculated as the number in favour as a percentage of those cleared at a tribunal hearing. Cases cleared at hearing include some withdrawals.</p><p>Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and are the best data that are available. These data may differ slightly from those in the published statistics as these data were run on a different date.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:16:22.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:16:22.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
1132614
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Burma: Christianity 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 (1) what assessment they have made of, and (2) what representations they made to the government of Burma about, reports from Chin State, Burma, that on 24 and 25 May three Christians in Padekyaw village were forced to sign documents by village officials and local monks verifying their conversion to Buddhism after being threatened with eviction if they refused; that Christians were told they could not live in Hmwar Village Tract; and a public announcement made in eight villages threatening residents that communicating or trading with Christians would result in a fine. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>​The British Government has noted the recent report from the China Human Rights Organisation and continues to be concerned by restrictions on freedom of religion and belief, including reports of forced conversions, in Burma. The UK, working with the EU and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, secured a UN Human Rights Council Resolution on 27 September 2018 that called for the amending or repealing of discriminatory provisions of the &quot;protection of race and religion laws&quot; in Burma covering religious conversion, interfaith marriage, monogamy and population control. Our Ambassador met the Burmese Minister for Religious Affairs on 9 August 2018, and underlined the importance of interfaith dialogue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:42:20.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:42:20.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan: EU Immigration 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 (1) whether the UK's financial contributions to the Khartoum Process have funded the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces, and (2) what assessment they have made of reports that the Rapid Support Forces sold migrants to Libyan human traffickers and abused migrants' fundamental human rights. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL16447 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of the Khartoum Process is to facilitate an EU-Africa dialogue on managing migration, combatting organised immigration crime and addressing the effects of trafficking in the Horn and North Africa. It is called the Khartoum Process because the agreement was signed in Khartoum but it is not specific to Sudan. The UK's financial contributions to the Khartoum Process have not funded the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces. EU funded work on the Regional Operations Centre Khartoum is currently suspended.</p><p>The UK is aware of reports that the Sudanese Rapid Support Forces sold migrants to Libyan human traffickers and abused migrants' fundamental human rights, but is not able to verify their veracity. The British Government has been clear on the need to do more to break the business model of people smugglers, and is taking steps to try to improve the situation in Libya. This includes working with the Government of National Accord to build the capacity of their law enforcement agencies, and taking steps to tackle the organised crime groups who facilitate the travel from source countries to Europe and the United Kingdom. In June 2018, the UK co-designated UN sanctions against six Libyan and Eritrean traffickers along with France, the US, Germany and the Netherlands.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:10:36.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:10:36.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces 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 by how much (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
unstar this property uin HL17452 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength of the Armed Forces as at 1 April 2019 is give<ins class="ministerial">n</ins> in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Service</p></td><td><p>Trained Strength</p></td><td><p>Workforce Requirement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>29,224</p></td><td><p>30,568</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>75,070</p></td><td><p>82,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>30,010</p></td><td><p>31,756</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Trained Strength comprises military personnel who have completed Phase 1 and 2 training for Royal Navy/Royal Marines, the Army (prior to 1 October 2016) and the Royal Air Force. Following the change in definition of trained strength for Army, from 1 October 2016, trained strength for the Army comprises of personnel who have completed Phase 1 training.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence remains committed to maintaining the overall size of the Armed Forces and we have a range of measures under way to improve recruitment and retention. The challenge is kept under constant review.</p><p>Importantly the Services continue to meet all their current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Z
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less than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Regiment of Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much the battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength against workforce requirement for the battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland can be found in the table.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Strength and workforce requirement of the battalions of The Royal Regiment of Scotland:</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>The Royal Regiment of Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Strength</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Workforce Requirement</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Regular Battalions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>290</p></td><td><p>267</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>628</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>628</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>743</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>103</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Reserve Battalions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (incl. band)</p></td><td><p>340</p></td><td><p>468</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (incl. band)</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>468</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> <strong>Notes/Caveats: </strong></strong></p><p> </p><p>Strength figures have been provided by Defence Statistics, whilst Workforce Requirement is a single service estimate.</p><p> </p><p>Regular battalions will include some Trained Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) (Full Commitment).</p><p> </p><p>Reserve battalions will include Trained FTRS (Home Commitment), FTRS (Full Commitment), Trained Volunteer Reservists and some Regular personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The Highland and Lowland bands are included with the Reserve battalions.</p><p><br>Strength figures have been rounded to the nearest 10; numbers ending in &quot;5&quot; have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:05.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:05.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1130829
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions 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 by what date they aim to remove all petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles from the UK’s roads. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL16196 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>Cars and vans account for the majority of road transport emissions. By 2050 we want almost every car and van in the UK to be zero emission. We will end the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2018 Road to Zero Strategy sets out a clear pathway to achieving this, to give clarity and certainty to both industry and motorists. By 2030 we want at least half of new cars sold, and as many as 70%, to be ultra low emission, alongside up to 40% of new vans.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s long term goal is the development and deployment of zero emission technologies for all road vehicles, including HGVs and buses, and zero emission technologies are starting to emerge even for the largest vehicles.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:06:56.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1136781
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Academic Health Science Networks 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 by what process, during the current development of policy options for Academic Health Science Centres (AHSC), potential new AHSCs can be considered in areas of England currently unrepresented by existing AHSCs. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
unstar this property uin HL16931 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Department-designated Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) along with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) are all important components of the country’s health research and innovation ecosystem.</p><p>The six current Department-designated AHSCs were made on the basis of an open competition, which was open to eligible National Health Service and University partnerships across England. The recommendations for designation were made to the Department by an international independent panel.</p><p>The remit of the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) has recently been expanded to become the umbrella body across the United Kingdom health innovation eco-system. The AAC has been asked to consider the role of new AHSCs within the health system and to ensure that they complement the innovation landscape, rather than add further complexity to it.</p><p>It is not possible to provide specific details of the scope and nature of the new designation process at this stage given that the AAC is currently actively considering this. However, it is expected that the future designation process would be open to all NHS and University partnerships across England which meet the published specification to apply, including partnerships in areas of England where there is currently no Departmental-AHSC. As with the previous AHSC designation process, any future process will be run via a full and open competition, assessed by an independent expert panel. Rigorous conflict of interest policies will also be in place throughout the process for all involved to ensure any potential conflicts are dealt with appropriately.</p><p>The existing Departmental-AHSC designation will be extended until the end of March 2020 to enable a new designation process to be undertaken. The Department’s expectation is that AHSCs will play an increasingly important role in the health innovation and research landscape over the coming years.</p><p>As currently, the success of any newly designated AHSCs will require close interplay and cooperation between research infrastructure, including NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) and the NIHR ARCs, and with the AHSNs and wider innovation landscape.</p><p>As part of annual monitoring of the existing Department-designated AHSCs, examples of innovations arising from them have been reported to have been made available to patients in the NHS. These include:</p><p>- The King’s Health Partners Heart Failure Service, which brings together clinical, research and educational expertise to deliver world class heart care in south London, helping people with heart failure live longer and with better quality of life;</p><p>- University College London Partners AHSC adoption of a Learning Health System to standardise data entry and allowing the widespread trialling of novel tools to detect atrial fibrillation early;</p><p>- The Manchester AHSC working with partners to align research around core health and social care priorities; and supporting the roll out of a single blood test driven decision-aid for patients presenting with chest pain at local emergency departments; and</p><p>- The roll out of the innovative Sleepio app by the Oxford AHSN to support those suffering from insomnia across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16932 more like this
HL16934 more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T16:29:08.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T16:29:08.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Action: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 for each Government department, from January to June, on how many occasions the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution was overridden in (1) the House of Lords, and (2) the House of Commons; and in respect of how many documents an override occurred in (a) both Houses, (b) the House of Lords, and (c) the House of Commons. more like this
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Lord Boswell of Aynho more like this
unstar this property uin HL17328 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Between January and June 2019, 414 Explanatory Memoranda on EU proposals and other documents were submitted for scrutiny.</p><p>During this period there were 37 occasions when the Government supported decisions in the EU Council of Ministers before parliamentary scrutiny procedures had been completed. In compiling these statistics a further 4 overrides were identified which were not included in the previous written answer for the period July-December 2018 (HL13200). They are included in this latest table.</p><p>As with previous six-monthly periods, the largest category of instruments were fast-moving and sensitive Common Foreign and Security Policy/EU restrictive measures proposals where there were 32 such instruments adopted before scrutiny could be completed.</p><p>The figures requested are set out below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Department</p></td><td><p>(1 &amp; b). House of Lords override</p></td><td><p>(2 &amp; c). House Commons override</p></td><td><p>(a).No. of overrides in both Houses at same time</p></td><td><p>Total no. of overrides</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cabinet Office</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Environment, Food and Rural Affairs</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Foreign and Commonwealth Office*</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>International Trade</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transport</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HM Treasury</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Home Office**</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Totals</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>41</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*3 overrides occurred between July-December 2018</p><p>**Override occurred between July-December 2018</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:23:05.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:23:05.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Boswell of Aynho more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driving under Influence 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 for what reason the drink drive limit in England and Wales was set at 80 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood; and what scientific studies, if any, were the basis for determining that limit. more like this
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Earl Attlee more like this
unstar this property uin HL16133 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Road Safety Act 1967 made it an offence to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) in excess of 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood and obliged drivers to submit to a screening, breathalyser test at the roadside in certain circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>In 1966 Professor Allsop published a paper “Alcohol and Road Accidents” which stated that earlier research by Professor Borkenstein in 1964 showed that with “blood alcohol levels above 80 mg/100 ml, the risk of being involved in an accident is higher”.</p><p> </p><p>Professor Allsop’s report provided the basis for setting the drink drive limit in 1967.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:59:50.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Earl Attlee more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Electric Scooters: Cycleways 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 further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 July (HL16757), whether, pending any relevant legislative changes, they intend to allow drivers of electric scooters to use cycle ways and cycle lanes on roads without requiring them to possess a driving licence for motor vehicles. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
unstar this property uin HL17026 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Electrically assisted pedal cycles (EAPCs) are allowed on cycle routes provided they conform with the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles Regulations. If an EAPC meets those regulatory requirements it is treated the same as a pedal cycle.</p><p> </p><p>In the UK, electric scooters are treated like any other motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act. This means they are subject to laws requiring them to conform to technical standards and be used safely. This includes requirements for users to have insurance, driving licences, number plates, and helmets. At present, it is difficult for electric scooters to meet these requirements.</p><p> </p><p>Therefore, it is illegal to use an electric scooter on public roads and pavements. They are legal for use on private land with the landowners’ permission.</p><p> </p><p>The Future of Mobility regulatory review will address the challenges of ensuring our transport infrastructure and regulation are fit for the future. This is a broad programme of work, and we expect to publish an initial consultation in autumn this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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HL17024 more like this
HL17025 more like this
HL17027 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T11:41:33.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Vere of Norbiton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Berkeley more like this
1131480
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Personal Income 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 Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 21 May (HL15607), whether the figures given for total take-home pay, child benefit and tax credits for a family of two adults, one of whom is aged 25 or over and works 35 hours per week and receives the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage, were adjusted for inflation to allow for accurate comparisons between years; and if not, whether they will provide such figures. more like this
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Baroness Primarolo more like this
unstar this property uin HL16274 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>The figures in HL15607 were shown in cash terms. The table below shows the same table in April 2019 prices, adjusted using the Consumer Prices Index and rounded to the nearest £5.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Total take-home pay, Child Benefit, and tax credits in April 2019 prices for a family with two adults, one of whom is aged 25 or over and works 35 hours per week and receives the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>£ per annum</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>20,275</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>20,150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>19,970</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>19,925</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>19,885</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>20,290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>20,670</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>20,400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>20,185</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>20,135</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The table above is true for a family with a particular set of circumstances. On average real household disposable income per person is 6.7% higher than at the start of 2010 – meaning people have more money to spend than they did in 2010. Since unemployment has fallen 48% since 2010, families are also significantly more likely to have at least one person in work now than in 2010.</p><p> </p><p>The government has introduced policies to increase take home pay since 2010 including;</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Increasing the Work Allowance in Universal Credit by £1000 from April 2019. This would provide up to an additional £630 per year for households with children and for people with disabilities;</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Doubling the amount of free childcare available to working parents of 3 and 4 year olds, saving families using the full 30 hours around £5,000 per year. This is in combination with increasing the amount that working families can claim back in childcare to 85% of their registered childcare costs each month under UC, compared to 70% on the legacy system. For families with two children this could be worth up to £13,000 a year;</p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>Increasing the Marriage Allowance from £1,190 in 2018-19 to £1,250 in 2019-20. The benefit is therefore worth up to £250 in 2019-20. It will continue to increase each time the Personal Allowance is increased.</p></li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T12:56:09.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T12:56:09.407Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Primarolo more like this
1135064
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Females 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 (1) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (2) the Department for International Development, systematically include older women in their (a) work with widows, and (b) wider approach to economic empowerment, across their programmes. more like this
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Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
unstar this property uin HL16691 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Gender equality is a top priority for the UK. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development work together to achieve the best development and diplomatic impact for women and girls, including older women.</p><p> </p><p>Better data and understanding of the situation of older women is essential for tackling the poverty and discrimination they face. DFID is investing in improving collection and use of disaggregated data (by sex, age and disability) to enable us to empower and include those who are too often invisible or face additional barriers to escaping poverty, such as older people. For example, we have led the way on the Inclusive Data Charter Action Plan and worked with others to improve the international development system on disaggregated and inclusive data.</p><p> </p><p>Social protection mechanisms can play a crucial part in supporting economic empowerment, as such DFID is enabling the empowerment of older women through social protection programmes, including in Uganda, where UKaid is supporting expanded social protection for older people.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is committed to shining a spotlight on the vulnerabilities of widows globally, including raising awareness of the multiple discrimination and abuse often faced by older widows. In Ghana, UKaid is securing lives of dignity for elderly widows banished from their communities due to ‘witchcraft’ accusations and working with traditional authorities to condemn violence, social exclusion and abuse towards widows. At the Commission on the Status of Women in March, the UK helped secure the first ever UN-level recognition of the need to invest in adequate measures to protect and support widows.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:42:06.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:42:06.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Collins of Highbury more like this
1135415
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Billing 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 companies which are too small to have boards will be held accountable for supply chain payment practices under the proposed new powers for the Small Business Commissioner, announced on 19 June. more like this
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
unstar this property uin HL16736 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Under current legislation the Commissioner can consider complaints about payment issues, including payment issues within the supply chain, between small businesses (with fewer than 50 staff) and their larger private sector customers (with more than 50 staff), and make non-binding recommendations.</p><p>We must first consult on the provision of any new powers, given the Commissioner’s powers are underpinned by Primary Legislation. Following the consultation, we will consider representations made to Government carefully – any new powers will require further work post-consultation on the best way to implement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T16:36:44.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T16:36:44.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville more like this
1146305
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star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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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 Office for Students: Registration 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 long, on average, it takes for an application by an institution for registration with the Office for Students to be processed; and what has been (1) the longest, and (2) the shortest, time taken for such an application, broken down by institution type. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL17800 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 2019-10-07more like thismore than 2019-10-07
star this property answer text <p>There is no meaningful average time for higher education establishments receiving an outcome on their Office for Students (OfS) registration application. This is because the time taken from initial receipt of the application to a final registration decision is dependent on a number of factors.</p><p> </p><p>These factors include the completeness of the application initially submitted, the scale of the clarificatory information requested by the assessor during the assessment process and the length of time taken by the provider to respond to such information requests. In addition, other factors include the time taken for the provider’s access and participation plan to be negotiated and approved and the likelihood of the provider to breach its ongoing conditions of registration, including the ways in which that would impact its students. Furthermore, consideration is also given to the overall readiness of the provider to be regulated.</p><p> </p><p>Cases where decisions that have been reached more quickly often relate to circumstances where the provider has submitted a near-complete application or where queries during the assessment have been minimal. More timely decisions can be made where the risk assessment suggests that the provider is unlikely to breach any of its ongoing conditions of registration.</p><p> </p><p>Cases that have taken longer to assess have typically involved several attempts to obtain relevant information from the provider.</p><p> </p><p>The risk assessment may also suggest either that the provider does not satisfy one or more initial conditions of registration (in which case the provider may make representations against the proposed decision to refuse registration), or that the provider may be at increased risk of breaching one or more of its ongoing conditions of registration, once registered.</p><p> </p><p>In these cases, the OfS is likely to conclude that the interests of students are best protected by taking regulatory action with which the provider must comply, such as applying specific conditions of registration or enhanced monitoring arrangements. Such occurrences would lengthen the timeframe for a decision on an application.</p><p> </p><p>The OfS will be publishing an analysis of the key themes that arose during the initial registration process in the autumn.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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less than 2019-10-07T11:44:55.51Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-07T11:44:55.51Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star 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: Ministers of Religion more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Christian, and (2) Muslim, prison chaplains there were in England and Wales in (a) 1989, (b) 1999, (c) 2009, and (d) 2018. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
unstar this property uin HL16560 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>Staffing figures for prison chaplains in public sector prisons from 1989 until 2009 are not available, as figures were not collated centrally during this period.</p><p>The table below shows the number of Christian (which includes Anglican, Free Church, Roman Catholic, Orthodox) and Muslim Chaplains (full-time equivalent) employed at public prison establishments by religion of the post from the most recently collated figures.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>31 March 2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>31 March 2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Christian</p></td><td><p>151</p></td><td><p>157</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Muslim</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p>61</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The Department does not hold data on the general population.</p><p>With regard to the proportion of the prison population who identify as Muslim, we are unable to access data from 1989 and 1999 without incurring disproportionate costs.</p><p>The figures for 2009 and 2018 are available and are presented in the table below:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>30 June 2009</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>30 June 2018</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total prison population</p></td><td><p>83,319</p></td><td><p>82,773</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total prisoners recorded as Muslim</p></td><td><p>9,932</p></td><td><p>12,894</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16559 more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T12:59:41.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T12:59:41.463Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-17more like thismore than 2019-06-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Ministry of Defence: Gaming Machines more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Fixed-Odd Betting Terminals and (2) Electronic Gaming Machines, are on property belonging to the Ministry of Defence. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
unstar this property uin HL16428 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>Gambling as an addiction has serious implications for Defence; as a security risk, financially, a mental health issue and as a wider welfare impact on Service personnel; families; veterans and their families. Gambling addiction is difficult to target and deal with effectively as most activity is carried out when Service personnel are off duty or at home. However, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working to raise financial awareness among Service personnel; all three Services provide links on their welfare sites to several financial advisory sites including MoneyForce, Joining Forces Credit Union, the Services Insurance and Investment Advisory Panel and GamCare, a national charity and leading provider of information, advice and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD has not funded or conducted any research on problem gambling among Service personnel or veterans. We are aware that in 2017 the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) supported a gambling study by Swansea University, the preliminary findings of which suggested UK veterans may be at an increased risk of developing gambling problems than non-veterans. In 2018, FiMT awarded Swansea University £279,503 to undertake a survey to understand and explore the levels of gambling participation and attitudes to gambling in ex-Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The requested information on the numbers of betting terminals and gaming machines on MOD property and the revenue generated and beneficiaries is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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HL16429 more like this
HL16430 more like this
HL16431 more like this
HL16432 more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:09:47.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Recruitment 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 (1) Royal Navy, (2) army, and (3) Royal Air Force, recruits there were in each of the last five years for which records are available. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
unstar this property uin HL17453 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The number of recruits joining the Armed Forces in the last five years is given in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><strong>12 Months Ending</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2015</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2016</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2017</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2018</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2019</strong></td></tr><tr><td>Tri-Service</td><td>12,980</td><td>13,796</td><td>13,383</td><td>12,359</td><td>12,485</td></tr><tr><td>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</td><td>2,933</td><td>2,997</td><td>3,045</td><td>3,042</td><td>3,143</td></tr><tr><td>Army</td><td>8,165</td><td>8,600</td><td>8,294</td><td>7,217</td><td>6,985</td></tr><tr><td>Royal Air Force</td><td>1,882</td><td>2,199</td><td>2,044</td><td>2,100</td><td>2,357</td></tr></tbody></table><p>UK Regular Forces includes trained and untrained UK Regulars, excludes Gurkhas, Military Provost Guard Service, Locally Engaged Personnel, Volunteer Reserve, Serving Regular Reserve, Sponsored Reserve, and Full Time Reserve Service.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Armed Forces recruitment figures are published in the Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:36:38.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:36:38.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this