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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Attorney General more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December 2017 (HL Deb, col 1051), whether Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions to ask whether she agrees that the definition of hate crime is broader than what is in statute and on what authority any broadening was based; and if so, what reply she received. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL11726 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on 13 December 2017. The DPP provided her response on 9 January 2018.</p><p> </p><p>In her response, the then DPP confirmed that the flagging definition for hate crime was agreed between the CPS and the NPCC (ACPO as it was then) in 2007 and that it is wider than the definition set out in legislation to ensure all relevant cases are captured.</p><p> </p><p>The CPS adopted the recommended definition in the Macpherson report published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson report also recommended that ‘this definition should be universally adopted by the Police, local Government and other relevant agencies’.</p><p> </p><p>The recommendations of the Macpherson report were welcomed by the Government at the time and the current Government remains in support of this position. The CPS has worked with police to implement the recommended definition across all strands of hate crime. The CPS takes tackling hate crime seriously and recognises the need to increase public confidence to report. The flagging definition is important in achieving this aim.</p><p> </p><p>In order for a crime to be charged and prosecuted as a hate crime, the CPS uses the legal definitions contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998) and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). This means that not every incident that the victim or another person has perceived to be a hate crime will actually be a hate crime in law.</p><p> </p><p>In her letter, the then DPP also confirmed that the CPS legal guidance recognises the potential impact of prosecutions on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression). The CPS must balance the rights of an individual to freedom of speech against the duty of the state to act proportionately and to protect the rights of others.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T13:13:56.54Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T13:13:56.54Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make public the identity of the witness known as Nick, and invite the Crown Prosecution Service to consider his prosecution for wasting police time in the case of Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, and other well-known figures. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL5952 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-21more like thismore than 2017-03-21
star this property answer text <p>Parliament has granted anonymity for complainants in sexual offences cases.</p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) acts independently of government under the superintendence of the Attorney General. If the police refer a case to the CPS to make a charging decision it will be considered in accordance with the two stage test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors. Prosecutors consider whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction and, if so, whether a prosecution is needed in the public interest.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-03-21T15:22:28.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-21T15:22:28.683Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Forced Marriage: Trials more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made by the Attorney General in his review of the alleged mishandling by the Crown Prosecution Service of forced marriage trials. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL5954 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to tackling the brutal practice of forced marriage. The Attorney General has spoken with the Director of Public Prosecutions about the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) long term strategy to increase the number of prosecutions for ‘honour based’ violence.</p><p>The CPS is committed to improving its response to these crimes. It has implemented an action plan relating to ‘honour-based’ violence and forced marriage which will be taken forward by the CPS Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy Team, working in close partnership with the police and third sector experts. Further to the action plan, a joint protocol was published in December 2016 outlining the CPS and police commitment to the successful investigation and prosecution of these crimes. The protocol enables police and prosecutors to quickly understand the action they must take when a crime is reported to the police and referred to the CPS for a charging decision, ensuring the safety of the victim is at the heart of the process.</p><p>The Attorney General will be updated on the implementation of the action plan and joint protocol at regular intervals.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-03-23T11:51:58.813Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-23T11:51:58.813Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-08more like thismore than 2017-12-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Religious Hatred: Prosecutions more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton (HL Deb, col 1052) on 6 December, whether the Crown Prosecution Service’s definition of hate crime includes any action or speech which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by prejudice based on a person’s religion; and where such action or speech leads to a successful prosecution, what is the maximum sentence. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL4003 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The shared CPS and NPCC flagging definition of a religiously motivated hate crime covers any incident or crime which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s religion or perceived religion. In order for a crime to be charged and prosecuted as a hate crime, the CPS uses the legal definitions contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998) and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003).</p><p>The CDA 1998 creates a number of specific racially or religiously aggravated offences, each of which has a higher maximum sentence than the ‘basic’ non-racially or religiously aggravated version of the offence. For other offences, the CJA 2003 places a duty on the courts to increase the sentence where the defendant has been convicted of an offence where they have demonstrated or been motivated by hostility towards the victim based upon their protected characteristic. The CDA 2003 does not set a maximum sentence. Sentencing is a matter for the courts and will depend on the individual circumstances of the case and the legislation under which the defendant has been convicted.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T15:26:34.297Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T15:26:34.297Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-08more like thismore than 2017-12-08
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Religious Hatred: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton (HL Deb, col 1052) on 6 December, whether the Crown Prosecution Service’s definition of hate crime covers cases in which a Christian says that Jesus is the only Son of the one true God if this offends anyone of any other religion. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL4004 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
star this property answer text <p>The CPS assesses each case on its individual facts and circumstances. Prosecutions can only be brought in line with legislation and in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. For something to be considered a hate crime, the perpetrator must have first committed a crime in accordance with the relevant legislation.</p><p>The CPS legal guidance on hate crime recognises the right to freedom of expression set out in Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The CPS seeks to balance the right to freedom of speech and expression against the duty of the state to act proportionately.</p><p>In relation to offences of stirring up religious hatred, there is a freedom of expression defence contained in Section 29J of the Public Order Act 1986, which explicitly states nothing in the Act; &quot;...prohibits or restricts discussion, criticism or expressions of antipathy, dislike, ridicule, insult, or abuse of particular religions, or the beliefs or practices of its adherents.&quot;</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-12-19T15:27:51.697Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-19T15:27:51.697Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December (HL Deb, col 1050), whether the definition of hate crime adopted by the Crown Prosecution Service to facilitate the reporting of incidents is wider than the legal definition of such crime under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the Criminal Justice Act 2003; if so, how; and upon what authority it was issued. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL4420 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The flagging definition for hate crime was agreed between the CPS and the NPCC (ACPO as it was then) in 2007. It is wider than the definition set out in legislation to ensure that all relevant cases are captured.</p><p>The flagging definition comes from the recommended definition in the Macpherson report published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson report recommended that ‘this definition should be universally adopted by the Police, local Government and other relevant agencies’.</p><p>This recommendation in the Macpherson report was welcomed by the Government at the time and the current Government remains in support of this position. The CPS has worked with police to implement the recommended definition across all strands of hate crime. The CPS takes tackling hate crime seriously and recognises the need to increase public confidence to report. The flagging definition is important in achieving this aim.</p><p>In order for a crime to be charged and prosecuted as a hate crime, the CPS uses the legal definitions contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998) and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). This means that not every incident that the victim or another person has perceived to be a hate crime will actually be a hate crime in law.</p><p>The CPS legal guidance recognises the potential impact of prosecutions on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression). The CPS must balance the rights of an individual to freedom of speech against the duty of the state to act proportionately and to protect the rights of others.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-01-09T17:09:20.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-09T17:09:20.383Z
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star this property date less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hate Crime: Prosecutions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 6 December (HL Deb, col 1051), whether the Baroness Vere of Norbiton has written to the Director of Public Prosecutions as indicated; and if so, what response has been received. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL4421 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
star this property answer text <p>Baroness Vere of Norbiton wrote to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on 13 December 2017. The DPP provided her response on 9 January 2018.</p><p>In her response, the DPP confirmed that the flagging definition for hate crime was agreed between the CPS and the NPCC (ACPO as it was then) in 2007 and that it is wider than the definition set out in legislation to ensure all relevant cases are captured.</p><p>The CPS adopted the recommended definition in the Macpherson report published in 1999 as a result of the inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The Macpherson report also recommended that ‘this definition should be universally adopted by the Police, local Government and other relevant agencies’.</p><p>This recommendation in the Macpherson report was welcomed by the Government at the time and the current Government remains in support of this position. The CPS has worked with police to implement the recommended definition across all strands of hate crime. The CPS takes tackling hate crime seriously and recognises the need to increase public confidence to report. The flagging definition is important in achieving this aim.</p><p>In order for a crime to be charged and prosecuted as a hate crime, the CPS uses the legal definitions contained in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (CDA 1998) and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003). This means that not every incident that the victim or another person has perceived to be a hate crime will actually be a hate crime in law.</p><p>In her letter, the DPP also confirmed that the CPS legal guidance recognises the potential impact of prosecutions on Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to freedom of expression). The CPS must balance the rights of an individual to freedom of speech against the duty of the state to act proportionately and to protect the rights of others.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-01-09T17:10:42.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-09T17:10:42.713Z
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349155
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star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords Composition more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to address the disparity in representation in the House of Lords between the Liberal Democrats and Ukip, in the light of their respective shares of votes in the recent General Election. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL371 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
star this property answer text <p>Appointments are a matter for the Prime Minister. Any appointments will be vetted for propriety by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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HL372 more like this
HL373 more like this
HL509 more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T16:19:32.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T16:19:32.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords Composition more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to recommend more Liberal Democratic peerages to Her Majesty the Queen; if so, why; if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL372 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
star this property answer text <p>Appointments are a matter for the Prime Minister. Any appointments will be vetted for propriety by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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HL371 more like this
HL373 more like this
HL509 more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T16:19:32.26Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T16:19:32.26Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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349157
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star this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords Composition more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to recommend any Ukip peerages to Her Majesty the Queen; if so, why; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL373 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
star this property answer text <p>Appointments are a matter for the Prime Minister. Any appointments will be vetted for propriety by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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HL371 more like this
HL372 more like this
HL509 more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T16:19:32.363Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T16:19:32.363Z
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