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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar 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 Ofgem 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to lay before the House the Strategy and Policy Statement relating to the functions of Ofgem following the consultation on the draft statement of August 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 257383 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government will not be issuing a response to a consultation on the strategic priorities of a previous Government.</p><p>A Strategic Policy Statement is a discretional policy tool, introduced under the Energy Act 2013, for use by my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State.</p><p>The Government has absolute confidence in Ofgem, as the independent GB energy market regulator, to carry out its statutory objectives and functions, to protect existing and future energy consumers, and to deliver a raft of policies focused on decarbonisation, ensuring security of supply and lowering costs for consumers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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257384 more like this
257385 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:57:08.193Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:57:08.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1128339
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 Ofgem more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish a response to the consultation on the draft Strategy and Policy Statement relating to the functions of Ofgem, published in August 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 257384 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government will not be issuing a response to a consultation on the strategic priorities of a previous Government.</p><p>A Strategic Policy Statement is a discretional policy tool, introduced under the Energy Act 2013, for use by my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State.</p><p>The Government has absolute confidence in Ofgem, as the independent GB energy market regulator, to carry out its statutory objectives and functions, to protect existing and future energy consumers, and to deliver a raft of policies focused on decarbonisation, ensuring security of supply and lowering costs for consumers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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257383 more like this
257385 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:57:08.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:57:08.24Z
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4021
star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1128340
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 Ofgem more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance on the functions of Ofgem relating to climate and environment priorities he plans to include in the Strategy and Policy Statement relating to the functions of Ofgem, published in August 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 257385 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government will not be issuing a response to a consultation on the strategic priorities of a previous Government.</p><p>A Strategic Policy Statement is a discretional policy tool, introduced under the Energy Act 2013, for use by my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State.</p><p>The Government has absolute confidence in Ofgem, as the independent GB energy market regulator, to carry out its statutory objectives and functions, to protect existing and future energy consumers, and to deliver a raft of policies focused on decarbonisation, ensuring security of supply and lowering costs for consumers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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257383 more like this
257384 more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:57:08.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:57:08.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1128578
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 Smoke and Chimney Gases 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his plan is for the removal of the Under investigation marker from Flue Gas Heat Recovery products in the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure product characteristic database. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 257639 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The decision on the ‘Under investigation’ marker in the product characteristics database is currently being considered. Interested parties will be informed of the outcome as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:57:18.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:57:18.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1128464
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 British Steel: Nationalisation 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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to nationalise British Steel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 257820 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Nationalisation would change the ownership of the plant, but not how it operates. It would require the Government to take on the company’s outstanding financial obligations and may not provide the necessary legal security and protection for taxpayers’ investment.</p><p> </p><p>Once nationalised, in line with strict state aid rules for steel, the Government would have to act in the same was as any private owner, thinking principally of making a profit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T07:57:26.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T07:57:26.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1128211
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 Motor Vehicles: Fuel Cells more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential economic merits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 257443 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government has plans to have high quality infrastructure to support economic growth and prosperity across all regions of the UK. The UK is well placed to be a global leader in hydrogen and fuel cell powered transportation due to our high-quality engineering and manufacturing capability in relevant supply chains. We will support the development of the infrastructure for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, recognising that the market is at an early stage of development. We are doing this through initiatives such as the £23m Hydrogen for Transport programme, which will increase the uptake of fuel cell electric vehicles and expand hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>The Government set out its view on the relative environmental performance of different fuels in the Road to Zero Strategy. This was based on an independently verified assessment of the fuels and technologies available to consumers, with consideration given to both greenhouse gas and air-pollutant emissions over the period to 2050. This analysis suggests that hydrogen fuel cell technology could have a role in supporting the transition to zero emission transport alongside battery electric technology. In the long term, hydrogen may be more suited for use in HGVs and by fleets where range and fast refuelling are key concerns.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pendle more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:00:53.387Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:00:53.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1128142
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 Wind Power 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 analyses they have conducted into the operational lifetime of offshore and onshore wind energy machines; and what guidance they intend to provide in that regard to relevant individuals and organisations. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL15956 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not provide guidance on the operational lifetime of wind turbines.</p><p> </p><p>Previous government research relating to onshore wind turbine longevity is available on the government’s website, titled ‘Onshore Wind - Direct &amp; Wider Economic Impacts’.</p><p> </p><p>The Offshore Wind Innovation Hub, a collaboration between Innovate UK and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, has jointly agreed innovation priorities around four areas, one of which is operations &amp; maintenance and windfarm lifecycle.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:03:01.893Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:03:01.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1128143
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star this property date less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 British Steel: Loans more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government to which company in the British Steel group of companies they extended a loan of £120 million for the purchase of carbon credits; whether that loan was guaranteed by Greybull Capital and associates; whether the borrower benefited from, or was exposed to, guarantees to other British Steel and Greybull Capital parties; and when that loan was drawn down. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15957 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The support was provided to British Steel Limited in the form of a bridge facility. Under the terms of the commercial arrangement, the Government purchased the necessary allowances on behalf of British Steel Limited in the week leading up to 30 April and then surrendered them, via British Steel Limited's Operator Holding Account, to the EU Surrender Account. This occurred before the 30th April compliance deadline to surrender allowances for the 2018 reporting year, thus enabling British Steel Limited to meet its environmental obligations and avoid any penalties that would otherwise have resulted from non-compliance. In return, under a deed of forfeiture, the company’s 2019 allowances will be assigned to the Government once issued, and the proceeds from selling these is expected to cover the costs of purchasing the allowances.</p><p> </p><p>The terms of the commercial agreement between the Government and British Steel are set out in letters from the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee and the Comptroller &amp; Auditor General, copies of which have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:03:29.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:03:29.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1128081
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 Greybull Capital more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will undertake a review into the activities of Greybull Capital, in particular with regard to (1) Monarch Airlines, (2) British Steel, (3) issues of creditor preference, and (4) the completeness and accuracy of public statements made by Greybull Capital, its partners, and employees. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15930 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>The Official Receiver is under a statutory duty to investigate the cause of failure of any company in compulsory liquidation and generally its business, dealings and affairs, which will include any actions taken which have been detrimental to creditors or pension schemes, and will do so in the case of British Steel. He has a duty to report any potential misconduct of directors to my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.</p><p>In the case of British Steel, the Secretary of State has written to the Insolvency Service, specifically requesting that the investigation not only looks at the conduct of the directors immediately prior to and at insolvency, but also at the investments made in the company (noting previous commitments given in this regard) and the potential value transferred out of the company.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:04:07.543Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:04:07.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1128082
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 remove filter
unstar 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 Industry: Disclosure of Information 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 whether they intend to commission a review of the legislation and regulatory practice governing whistleblowing in regulated industries to investigate (1) the effectiveness of current practices, (2) the adequacy of protections provided to whistleblowers, and (3) the adoption of policies to promote and safeguard whistleblowing. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL15931 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Over recent years, the Government has implemented statutory and non-statutory reforms to improve the whistleblowing framework in all sectors. This includes guidance for whistleblowers on how in practice to make disclosures while preserving their employment protections; and guidance for employers including a non-statutory code of practice.</p><p>We have fulfilled the commitment to keep the Prescribed Persons list up to date – these are individuals and bodies that a whistleblower can approach in order to make a disclosure. Guidance is in place for Prescribed Persons and we review the list annually.</p><p>The most recent reform was a new legislative requirement for most prescribed persons to produce an annual report on whistleblowing disclosures made to them by workers. Relevant prescribed persons were required to publish the first of these reports by the end of September 2018.</p><p>Whilst it is right and proper that Government reviews the whistleblowing framework, we believe that it would be premature to do so now. We need to allow the existing changes that we have introduced to embed and provide the necessary evidence of their impact over time that would support a meaningful review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-04T16:04:50.417Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T16:04:50.417Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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3869
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this