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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 remove filter
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
unstar 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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star this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
1059233
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges more like this
unstar 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) what steps they are taking to monitor the use of funds derived from the introduction of the charge on single-use plastic carrier bags, and (2) whether individual businesses are required to report on the amounts raised and donated from this source. more like this
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Baroness Thornhill more like this
unstar this property uin HL13618 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 2019-02-25more like thismore than 2019-02-25
star this property answer text <p>In October 2015, the Government introduced the mandatory minimum 5p charge for single use carrier bags (SUCBs) in England on all large retailers to tackle the negative impacts associated with their use on the environment, wildlife and society.</p><p> </p><p>The policy has resulted in an 86% reduction in the usage of SUCBs by large retailers. This represents approximately 15.6 billion fewer bags in circulation.</p><p> </p><p>The Regulations require retailers with more than 250 staff to charge a minimum of 5p and report data on their annual sales of SUCBs. Those retailers are encouraged to donate the proceeds of the charge (after deducting VAT and other reasonable costs) to good causes such as charities or community groups and to voluntarily report that data. Our analysis shows that since the charge was introduced approximately £146 million has been donated to a variety of good causes covering the arts, education, environment, health, heritage and sports as well as local causes chosen by customers or staff.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is currently consulting on extending the charge to all retailers and increasing the minimum charge to 10p.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13619 more like this
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less than 2019-02-25T15:10:46.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-25T15:10:46.187Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Thornhill more like this
1038914
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports more like this
unstar 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 any necessary new IT import notification system for food imports when the UK leaves the EU will be fully operational. more like this
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
unstar this property uin HL12751 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 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
star this property answer text <p>A new system for imports notification is in the final stages of development and is being tested over the next few weeks. We are working to deliver this system for the end of March and, subject to successful testing, it will be made available initially to long-distance importers from early February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-22T15:56:03.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-22T15:56:03.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Jones of Whitchurch more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Families more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments. more like this
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Baroness Eaton more like this
unstar this property uin HL9948 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 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Minsters. There is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.</p><p> </p><p>The Family Test is an integral part of the policy making process and is applied in a proportionate way in the development of all new policy in line with the Family Test guidance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-09-18T11:38:07.453Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T11:38:07.453Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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4184
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Eaton more like this
990149
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-17more like thismore than 2018-10-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Animals: Exports more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many animals have been exported abroad for slaughter in each of the past five years; and how many of those animals they estimate were slaughtered without being pre-stunned. more like this
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
unstar this property uin HL10771 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 2018-10-31more like thismore than 2018-10-31
star this property answer text <p>According to the EU Trade Control and Expert System (TRACEs) database, the total volume of trade in live exports for slaughter to the EU from the UK from 2014 to 2016 was:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>2014</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Cattle </strong></p></td><td><p>3,982</p></td><td><p>7,673</p></td><td><p>10,464</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sheep</strong></p></td><td><p>361,769</p></td><td><p>321,343</p></td><td><p>385,099</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Pigs </strong></p></td><td><p>10,396</p></td><td><p>12,772</p></td><td><p>8,916</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>378,161</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>343,803</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>406,495</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of these animals are exported from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland across the land border. The number of animals that were not stunned before slaughter is unknown.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-10-31T15:00:53.077Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-31T15:00:53.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hodgson of Abinger more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Common Land more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications they have received for village green status; and of those, how many were successful. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL13131 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 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
star this property answer text <p>According to the latest figures available, since 2006 there have been thirteen applications for the registration of village greens under Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006.</p><p> </p><p>Of these, three were granted in full, one was granted in part, six were refused and two were withdrawn. One is currently awaiting hearing at the Supreme Court.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-31T14:50:12.547Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-31T14:50:12.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Dangerous Dogs more like this
unstar 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 how many attacks on (1) guide dogs, and (2) other assistance dogs, were reported in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, and (c) 2018; and what penalties were imposed for such attacks. more like this
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Lord Hoyle more like this
unstar this property uin HL16812 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 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answer text <p>In 2015, the Government amended section 3 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 to specifically make it an offence to allow a dog to attack an assistance dog. The maximum penalty for such an offence is three years imprisonment or an unlimited fine, or both. Information on the number of guide dog or other assistance dog attacks is not collated centrally, and information on the penalties imposed as a result of a conviction under section 3 of the Act does not specify whether the offence was specifically in relation to an assistance dog.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-12T10:43:27.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-12T10:43:27.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hoyle more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-26more like thismore than 2018-10-26
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bluetongue Disease more like this
unstar 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 how many cases of Bluetongue virus have been identified in sheep in the UK over the last 12 months. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
unstar this property uin HL11053 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 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
star this property answer text <p>In the last 12 months a single ram imported from an affected area of Europe tested positive for Bluetongue virus shortly after its arrival here as part of our post import testing regime and was culled quickly. There have been no domestic outbreaks of Bluetongue virus in the UK in any species since 2008.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-02T12:10:30.303Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-02T12:10:30.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property tabling member
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control more like this
unstar 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 how many cattle have been tested positive for bovine tuberculosis and then following slaughter have been negative on post-mortem testing; and what progress has been made in producing an accurate test before cattle are slaughtered. more like this
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Baroness Golding more like this
unstar this property uin HL15458 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The early detection and removal of tuberculosis (TB)-infected cattle before they develop advanced pathology and/or clinical signs of the disease (and thus become highly infectious) is a key element of bovine TB eradication programmes, including England’s 25 Year Bovine TB Strategy. To that effect, we use ante-mortem tests that measure the animals’ immune response to infection with the bovine TB bacterium (<em>Mycobacterium bovis – M. bovis</em>), rather than rely on direct detection methods.</p><p> </p><p>The single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin (SICCT) test, commonly known as the ‘skin test’, together with the interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA), is the legal standard approved in the EU legislation for the diagnosis of TB in live cattle in the UK. As with cases of TB in humans, only a proportion of those animals infected with <em>M. bovis</em> and reacting to a tuberculin skin test or IGRA display gross lesions of TB when subjected to post-mortem meat inspection in the slaughterhouse.</p><p> </p><p>In 2017 (the last year for which an analysis of post-mortem findings is available), approximately 60% of the 32,000 cattle compulsorily removed for bovine TB control reasons in England as skin test reactors or IGRA positives did not have visible lesions of TB on post-mortem and were also negative for <em>M. bovis</em> on bacteriological culture (where performed).</p><p> </p><p>Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) are constantly striving for new ways to maximise the effectiveness of TB testing of cattle to achieve the objectives of the Strategy. APHA may exceptionally authorise the private use of non-validated diagnostic tests for bovine TB in herds where the disease is persistent, in order to help detect additional infected animals that may have been missed by the approved official tests (rather than to negate a positive result to such tests). A policy position paper on non-validated diagnostics for TB in cattle is now available on the APHA Vet Gateway (<a href="http://apha.defra.gov.uk/vet-gateway/index.htm" target="_blank">http://apha.defra.gov.uk/vet-gateway/index.htm</a>).</p><p> </p><p>Over £4 million was allocated to TB research and development in 2018/19, with the anticipation of a similar spend this financial year. The majority of these finds are being invested in improving diagnostic tests alongside vaccine development. However, validation for a new test to World Organisation for Animal Health standards would only lead to official adoption if it demonstrated proven advantages in the detection of disease alongside the current test portfolio.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-16T16:25:10.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T16:25:10.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Golding more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Internet more like this
unstar 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 how many cloud services contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services providers for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are now delivered by multinational cloud service providers; what is the value of those contracts; and what are the names of the previous providers. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
unstar this property uin HL7397 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 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>There are no Defra contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services that are now delivered by multinational cloud service providers.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-08T11:08:40.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T11:08:40.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this