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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Assembly and Northern Ireland Office: Art Works 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 what criteria are used to determine which portraits are displayed or removed in (1) the Northern Ireland Office, and (2) the Northern Ireland Assembly. more like this
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Lord Rogan remove filter
star this property uin HL17173 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office takes its responsibilities under Fair Employment legislation very seriously and seeks to ensure a good and harmonious working environment for all staff; the requirements of which are set out in the 1989 Fair Employment Code of Practice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland’s Guide, Promoting a Good and Harmonious Working Environment, the Northern Ireland Office is sensitive to the display of “posters, pictures, portraits or other displays that are more closely associated with one or other of the communities” and will consider any concerns raised by employees. I can confirm that the department takes steps to ensure no such images are displayed in Stormont House</p><p> </p><p>Information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further. In line with the rest of the Civil Service, our staff need to be able to raise concerns in a confidential manner and without fear of repercussions.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to the Northern Ireland Assembly, I would refer the noble Lord to the Clerk/ Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL17174 more like this
HL17175 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1139089
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Assembly and Northern Ireland Office: Art Works more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any reports that civil servants in Northern Ireland have been offended by portraits of the Royal Family in (1) the Northern Ireland Office, and (2) the Northern Ireland Assembly; and if so, how many civil servants have made such complaints. more like this
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Lord Rogan remove filter
star this property uin HL17174 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office takes its responsibilities under Fair Employment legislation very seriously and seeks to ensure a good and harmonious working environment for all staff; the requirements of which are set out in the 1989 Fair Employment Code of Practice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland’s Guide, Promoting a Good and Harmonious Working Environment, the Northern Ireland Office is sensitive to the display of “posters, pictures, portraits or other displays that are more closely associated with one or other of the communities” and will consider any concerns raised by employees. I can confirm that the department takes steps to ensure no such images are displayed in Stormont House</p><p> </p><p>Information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further. In line with the rest of the Civil Service, our staff need to be able to raise concerns in a confidential manner and without fear of repercussions.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to the Northern Ireland Assembly, I would refer the noble Lord to the Clerk/ Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL17173 more like this
HL17175 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1139090
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Assembly and Northern Ireland Office: Art Works more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any Northern Irish civil servants received compensation for offence caused by portraits of the Royal Family; if so, how many; and in each case, how much compensation was awarded. more like this
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Lord Rogan remove filter
star this property uin HL17175 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 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office takes its responsibilities under Fair Employment legislation very seriously and seeks to ensure a good and harmonious working environment for all staff; the requirements of which are set out in the 1989 Fair Employment Code of Practice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland’s Guide, Promoting a Good and Harmonious Working Environment, the Northern Ireland Office is sensitive to the display of “posters, pictures, portraits or other displays that are more closely associated with one or other of the communities” and will consider any concerns raised by employees. I can confirm that the department takes steps to ensure no such images are displayed in Stormont House</p><p> </p><p>Information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further. In line with the rest of the Civil Service, our staff need to be able to raise concerns in a confidential manner and without fear of repercussions.</p><p> </p><p>In relation to the Northern Ireland Assembly, I would refer the noble Lord to the Clerk/ Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Assembly.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL17173 more like this
HL17174 more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T15:47:57.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1141937
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Art Works more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 15 July (HL17173, HL17174, and HL17175), whether any compensation paid to civil servants has been indicated in the Northern Ireland Office accounting records. more like this
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Lord Rogan remove filter
star this property uin HL17481 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>Any compensation payments would be accounted for by the Northern Ireland Office in line with the guidance in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/742188/Managing_Public_Money__MPM__2018.pdf" target="_blank">Managing Public Money</a>. Individual payments of more than the threshold required under Managing Public Money would be noted separately. Any compensation paid in respect of litigation would be determined with reference to legal advice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with previous responses, the Northern Ireland Office will keep its obligations under review to ensure its requirements under fair employment legislation are met.</p><p> </p><p>As I answered previously, information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Images displayed in Stormont House are refreshed at regular intervals. Current images displayed reflect the culture and landscapes of Northern Ireland. These are in keeping with the rest of the building decor. We have no plans to review this policy.</p><p> </p><p>Royal portraits hang on public display at Hillsborough Castle, and also in the London Office occupied by the Northern Ireland Office. Other pictures of the Queen are displayed at Stormont House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL17482 more like this
HL17483 more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.287Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1141938
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Art Works more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 15 July (HL17173, HL17174, and HL17175), whether a decision was made to remove images of the Royal Family in Stormont House; if so, who made that decision; and whether any Northern Ireland Office ministers intend to review that policy. more like this
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Lord Rogan remove filter
star this property uin HL17482 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>Any compensation payments would be accounted for by the Northern Ireland Office in line with the guidance in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/742188/Managing_Public_Money__MPM__2018.pdf" target="_blank">Managing Public Money</a>. Individual payments of more than the threshold required under Managing Public Money would be noted separately. Any compensation paid in respect of litigation would be determined with reference to legal advice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with previous responses, the Northern Ireland Office will keep its obligations under review to ensure its requirements under fair employment legislation are met.</p><p> </p><p>As I answered previously, information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Images displayed in Stormont House are refreshed at regular intervals. Current images displayed reflect the culture and landscapes of Northern Ireland. These are in keeping with the rest of the building decor. We have no plans to review this policy.</p><p> </p><p>Royal portraits hang on public display at Hillsborough Castle, and also in the London Office occupied by the Northern Ireland Office. Other pictures of the Queen are displayed at Stormont House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL17481 more like this
HL17483 more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.357Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1141939
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Art Works more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 15 July (HL17173, HL17174, and HL17175), how levels of any compensation paid to civil servants for alleged offences caused by the display of images of the Royal Family in publicly funded buildings are calculated. more like this
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Lord Rogan remove filter
star this property uin HL17483 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 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
unstar this property answer text <p>Any compensation payments would be accounted for by the Northern Ireland Office in line with the guidance in <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/742188/Managing_Public_Money__MPM__2018.pdf" target="_blank">Managing Public Money</a>. Individual payments of more than the threshold required under Managing Public Money would be noted separately. Any compensation paid in respect of litigation would be determined with reference to legal advice.</p><p> </p><p>In line with previous responses, the Northern Ireland Office will keep its obligations under review to ensure its requirements under fair employment legislation are met.</p><p> </p><p>As I answered previously, information on employees’ personal data is sensitive, in order to comply with DPA requirements, and so I am unable to comment further.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Images displayed in Stormont House are refreshed at regular intervals. Current images displayed reflect the culture and landscapes of Northern Ireland. These are in keeping with the rest of the building decor. We have no plans to review this policy.</p><p> </p><p>Royal portraits hang on public display at Hillsborough Castle, and also in the London Office occupied by the Northern Ireland Office. Other pictures of the Queen are displayed at Stormont House.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL17481 more like this
HL17482 more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T13:26:32.397Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1145241
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Art Works 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 who made the decision to put a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen back on display at Stormont House; who was consulted before that decision was taken; on what date that decision was taken; and whether any additional images reflecting the work of the Northern Ireland Office were also put on display at the same location at that time. more like this
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Lord Rogan remove filter
star this property uin HL17768 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
unstar this property answer text <p>A portrait of Her Majesty The Queen is on display in the public area of Stormont House, alongside a series of images celebrating the work of the Department.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Ireland Office does not have a specific policy on the display of pictures, and there is no general policy either requiring the display of pictures of Her Majesty The Queen, or removing them from display. In practice, the display of pictures changes from time to time, in response to factors such as redecoration, Ministerial wishes, and to reflect our work for example.</p><p> </p><p>The Department takes its responsibilities under Fair Employment legislation seriously and operates in line with the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland’s Guide, <em>Promoting a Good and Harmonious Working Environment</em>. This is the same for all of our offices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17769 more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T15:03:12.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:03:12.1Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1145242
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Art Works more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are used to decide which images reflecting the work of the Northern Ireland Office are put on display at Stormont House; and whether different criteria are used to decide which images are displayed at 1 Horse Guards Road, London. more like this
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Lord Rogan remove filter
star this property uin HL17769 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 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
unstar this property answer text <p>A portrait of Her Majesty The Queen is on display in the public area of Stormont House, alongside a series of images celebrating the work of the Department.</p><p> </p><p>The Northern Ireland Office does not have a specific policy on the display of pictures, and there is no general policy either requiring the display of pictures of Her Majesty The Queen, or removing them from display. In practice, the display of pictures changes from time to time, in response to factors such as redecoration, Ministerial wishes, and to reflect our work for example.</p><p> </p><p>The Department takes its responsibilities under Fair Employment legislation seriously and operates in line with the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland’s Guide, <em>Promoting a Good and Harmonious Working Environment</em>. This is the same for all of our offices.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17768 more like this
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less than 2019-10-01T15:03:12.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T15:03:12.047Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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2478
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this
1146339
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-25more like thismore than 2019-09-25
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland remove filter
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Northern Ireland 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 what plans are in place to protect the Northern Ireland agricultural sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Rogan remove filter
star this property uin HL17834 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The agricultural sector plays an important role in the economy and society of Northern Ireland and we will do everything possible to safeguard the sector as the UK leaves the EU. That is best done by securing a deal with the EU, which remains the clear focus of this Government. With that said, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Ministerial team have been working closely with colleagues across Government and engaging with the Northern Ireland Civil Service, including the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, to identify how we can best support the agricultural community in the event of a ‘no-deal'.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T11:20:18.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T11:20:18.1Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rogan more like this