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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the Fundamental Rights Agency. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
star this property uin HL904 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
unstar this property answer text <p>The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) provides assistance and advice on fundamental rights issues to the EU institutions and to Member States when implementing Union law. The FRA is also tasked with promoting fundamental rights within the EU, which it does through the collation, analysis and dissemination of data on fundamental rights across the Member States. As the Balance of Competencies Review in 2014 showed, a small number of UK NGOs have used FRA data to support their work.</p><p> </p><p>The UK contributes to the FRA budget through its contribution to the overall EU budget. The FRA’s budget for 2017 is 22.7 million euro. While civil service time is spent dealing with FRA reports and activities, time costs are not logged on this basis. A UK official attends National Liaison Officer network meetings at the FRA; travel and accommodation expenses for these meetings are covered by the FRA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:15:17.353Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:15:17.353Z
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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 Lester of Herne Hill more like this
752433
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the latest figure for self-inflicted deaths in prisons in the UK; and what steps they are taking to reduce them. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
star this property uin HL879 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 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government publishes statistics on deaths in custody quarterly, and updated detailed tables annually. These figures cover only England and Wales. They can be viewed at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/632625/safety-in-custody-quarterly-bulletin-mar-2017.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/632625/safety-in-custody-quarterly-bulletin-mar-2017.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>In the twelve months to June 2017, there were 97 apparent self-inflicted deaths in custody.</p><p> </p><p>Improving safety is a priority for this Government. We are investing £100m a year to strengthen the frontline by recruiting around 2,500 more prison officers by the end of 2018. We are rolling out improved training across the estate for staff on suicide and self-harm reduction and have put in place specialist roles - regional safer custody leads - in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are providing grant funding to the Samaritans to support the prisoner Listener scheme and are providing an additional funding in 2017-18 to fund a number of other projects, including a learning tool for staff and emotional resilience training for prisoners.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T08:43:37.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T08:43:37.06Z
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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 Harries of Pentregarth more like this
752415
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to report any solicitor firms that have been engaged in fraudulent claims alleging food poisoning of British holidaymakers on holiday overseas to the NCA for investigation of conspiracy and fraud. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL861 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
unstar this property answer text <p>On 9 July the Government announced the action it is taking to tackle the apparent increase in claims for gastric illness by holidaymakers.</p><p> </p><p>It is for individual regulators including the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Claims Management Regulation Unit to take disciplinary action where rules of conduct have been broken. Regulators can and do refer cases to the police for investigation where they believe that a criminal offence may have been committed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:16:05.4Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:16:05.4Z
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4538
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 Blencathra more like this
751986
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they are developing strategies in relation to (1) death from natural causes, (2) mental health issues, and (3) suicides for (a) prisoners in general, (b) older prisoners, and (c) prisoners on indeterminate sentences who are held beyond their initial tariff. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL821 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving the support that we offer to prisoners at risk of self-harm or suicide. We expect the most important and effective measures to be the investment of £100 million for recruitment of 2,500 new staff, and the introduction of new offender management arrangements in prisons under which each key worker will have particular responsibility for a small number of prisoners. These will greatly enhance the time and resources available to support prisoners who are at risk.</p><p> </p><p>New training is being rolled out across the estate to support our staff to identify the risks and triggers of suicide and self-harm and understand what they can do to support prisoners at risk. The new training package consists of six sections including awareness training for staff on supporting prisoners with mental health issues.</p><p> </p><p>We have put in place specialist roles (regional safer custody leads) in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are using experts – including providing extra funding for the Samaritans to provide targeted support for prison staff and to prisoners directly.</p><p> </p><p>Other measures are being developed as part of our safety programme, which includes specific strands of work on the early days in custody; the case management of prisoners at risk; improvements to the built environment of prisons; and building hopefulness amongst prisoners, including through family and peer support.</p><p> </p><p><em>Older Prisoners</em></p><p>Elderly and frail prisoners receive support from NHS clinical services and local authority social care, as well as from prison officers. All staff are trained to appropriate professional standards for their contribution to care. Supporting elderly prisoners is covered in entry-level prison officer training. Prison officers are provided with guidance on dementia and also receive advice and guidance from occupational therapists and social workers at a local level. We are working closely with clinical leaders and social care services to improve our understanding of the impacts of dementia across prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working to improve our knowledge about the particular health and social needs of older prisoners so we can determine how we might meet these requirements. We have set up a working group to explore this issue. This work will include taking expert advice on what changes we might need to make to the estate or to the regime.</p><p> </p><p><em>Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners beyond tariff</em></p><p>The release of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) who have completed their tariff is a matter for the independent Parole Board.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS is focused on giving IPP prisoners the support, opportunities and motivation they need to progress more quickly when they are reviewed by the Parole Board so that they have the best possible prospect for securing release. HMPPS and the Parole Board have implemented a joint action plan, the purpose of which is to deliver further improvements and efficiencies in the effort to help IPP prisoners progress towards release.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
751985
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, and what resources they will provide, to ensure that recommendations they accept from (1) HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, and (2) the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, are fully implemented. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL820 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We take recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman very seriously. We are strengthening performance management and assurance arrangements of prisons, particularly in responding to recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman reports. To ensure that recommendations are acted upon we are putting in place a robust system to track progress on implementation in prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We have already introduced functional and geographical Group Director roles with more manageable spans of control to provide greater support for governors and empowered governors to make decisions about their prisons so they will be subject to less rigid instructions and can determine how best to spend their allocated budget. Governors will have a greater level of personal responsibility to ensure that recommendations are implemented. [Where recommendations concern safer custody, Regional Safer Custody Leads provide assurance for Prison Group Directors that appropriate action has been taken.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
751188
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that procedures for complaints are made known in full to all prisoners held in Private Managed Prisons. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL785 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Privately managed prisons (PMPs) are required to comply with Prison Service Instruction 2/2012 (Prisoner Complaints). This policy requires each establishment to have in place an accessible complaints system that is an effective outlet for dealing with complaints and concerns fairly and humanely. PMPs are also required to comply with PSI 15/2015 (Adult Social Care) in relation to complaints about healthcare provision.</p><p> </p><p>The complaints process in each of the PMPs is advertised and widely used by prisoners. If a prisoner remains unsatisfied with the response within the prison to concerns raised through local procedures, they can also raise a complaint with the Prison and Probation Ombudsman.</p><p> </p><p>The complaints process is closely monitored by HMPPS Controllers to ensure compliance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:45:18.49Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:45:18.49Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
751129
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to prepare a strategy for older prisoners; and if so, when it will be published. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL726 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
unstar this property answer text <p>At the end of March this year, there were just over 13,000 prisoners over the age of 50 in England and Wales, being 16% of the total prison population. This represents a 5% increase since March 2016 and 40% since March 2012.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working to enhance our knowledge about the particular health and social needs of older prisoners so we can determine how we might meet these requirements. We have therefore set up a working group to explore this issue. This work will include taking on expert advice on what changes we might need to make to the estate or to the regime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:46:33.107Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:46:33.107Z
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4538
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 Bradley more like this
50276
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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 Newby on 6 May (WA 365), whether they will now answer the question which was put. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL6994 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Further to the information given by my Noble Friend on 6 May (WA 365) I can add that the Ministry of Justice does not operate a strict percentage based escalation process for financial issues. The Departmental Board receive a routine update on the Ministry's financial position at every meeting. This provides a summary of the overall position and, where necessary, highlights any significant variations from, or changes to, budget forecasts.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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883
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
49949
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 is their policy on the release of prisoners on temporary licence. more like this
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Carefully managing prisoners into the community on temporary licence toward the end of their sentence is a key part of efforts to rehabilitate them back into society. Release on Temporary Licence (ROTL) plays an important role in public protection by ensuring that offenders are tested in the community under strict conditions before being released. It also provides a valuable means of helping prisoners prepare for their resettlement in the community by, for example, finding work or rebuilding links with their families, which helps to reduce reoffending.</p><p> </p><p>But this should never be at the expense of public safety which remains our absolute priority.</p><p> </p><p>In March this year, the Government announced plans to improve temporary release policy and practice following reviews prompted by three very serious incidents last year. A key part of these plans is to have a new scheme of restricted ROTL for serious offenders. In those cases, there will be more stringent risk assessment procedures, with greater involvement of psychology and probation professionals and more restrictive licence conditions. In addition, and as soon as suitable equipment is available, we will be able to tag offenders on temporary release.</p><p> </p><p>In the vast majority of cases ROTL is used effectively and successfully. Prisoners fail to comply with licence conditions in less than one tenth of one per cent of cases.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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4282
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
49935
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 assessment they have made of the effects and impact of the Transforming Rehabilitation Strategy 2013 to date; and how many repeat offenders are not in receipt of a facilitated resettlement programme to enable their return to the community when they leave prison. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL6898 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Under our Transforming Rehabilitation reforms the market will be opened up to a diverse range of new rehabilitation providers, so that we get the best out of the public, voluntary and private sectors, at the local as well as national level. Evidence from implementing our pilots and from the experience of other departments in using Payment by Results has informed the strategy, as has engagement with co-commissioning partners at a national, Police and Crime Commissioner and Local Authority level.</p><p> </p><p>We will continue to assess impacts through a robust contract management system, only paying providers in full for real reductions in reoffending. We are on course to award and mobilise the new contracts for delivering rehabilitation services by 2015.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice does not hold data centrally on how may many repeat offenders are not receiving rehabilitation services prior to release from prison. However, as a result of our reforms, for the first time in recent history, statutory supervision and rehabilitation will be provided on release from custody to all 50,000 of those sentenced to less than twelve months in prison.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this