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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Treasury: Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) HMRC, (ii) the Valuations Office Agency and (iii) the Bank of England in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Stuart C. McDonald more like this
star this property uin 191435 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The quantities of electricity and natural gas used by HMRC, the Valuations Office Agency and the Bank of England during 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Department</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HMRC</p></td><td><p>Electricity (kWh)</p></td><td><p>131,609,522</p></td><td><p>121,652,717</p></td><td><p>118,800,248</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gas (kWh)</p></td><td><p>127,762,062</p></td><td><p>120,395,843</p></td><td><p>116,023,372</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>VOA</p></td><td><p>Electricity (kWh)</p></td><td><p>1,889,340</p></td><td><p>2,615,620</p></td><td><p>2,152,840</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Gas (kWh)</p></td><td><p>1,667,922</p></td><td><p>1,339,405</p></td><td><p>1,172,962</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bank of England</p></td><td><p>Electricity (kWh)</p></td><td><p>34,912,704</p></td><td><p>37,030,738</p></td><td><p>35,511,277</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Gas (kWh)</p></td><td><p>17,068,773</p></td><td><p>15,366,608</p></td><td><p>18,467,814</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:47:54.67Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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4393
unstar this property label Biography information for Stuart C. McDonald more like this
1006991
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Wines: Excise Duties more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September to Question 172413 on Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates, what evaluation has been made of the effect of increasing the duty on wine on (a) pubs and (b) the wine industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 191272 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 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>When considering changes in alcohol duty rates, the Government models changes in consumption driven by those duty-changes, but it does not explicitly model other effects on pubs and the wine industry. The Treasury takes all issues into account when setting alcohol duty rates.</p><p> </p><p>At Budget 2018, we froze duty on beer, cider and spirits. Pubs, and other businesses, with a rateable value below £51,000 will also benefit from the business rates discount announced.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:49:59.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:49:59.617Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1006895
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have waited three months or longer for a work capability assessment after their completed UC50 form has been received by the Health Assessment Advisory Service in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 191357 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held for all assessments, however, data can be provided in relation to the number of face to face assessments undertaken.</p><p> </p><p>In October 2018, 14,356 Universal Credit claimants had their initial Work Capability Assessment (WCA) completed by face to face assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Of these, 703 (less than 5%) waited 3 months or longer following the date from which they returned their UC50 form. There are a number of reasons for a delay to an assessment including non-attendance and cancellation of the appointment by the claimant.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst claimants are waiting for their work capability assessment decision, they continue to receive their standard allowance of Universal Credit, providing they continue to meet the requirements for a claim to benefit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Sarah Newton more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T12:57:38.073Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T12:57:38.073Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
1007043
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Restraining Orders more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Attorney General, whether he has had any discussions with the CPS on introducing tighter restrictions on the circumstances in which a restraining order may be varied to prevent the situation whereby a perpetrator of domestic abuse is granted a variation that permits them to work within a one mile radius from their victim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 191386 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 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Attorney General and Solicitor General meet the director of Public Prosecutions regularly to discuss CPS priority areas which includes ensuring that the CPS continues to protect vulnerable victims of crime. However, the Law Officers do not intervene on individual cases; judges have discretion to make decisions based on the evidence before them.</p><p>Section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 enables courts to make restraining orders at the conclusion of a case. These are civil orders; however, breach of an order is a criminal offence. The Crown Prosecution Service takes domestic abuse seriously and in 2017 in England and Wales 19,216 restraining orders were issued on conviction and 1,932 were issued on acquittal. The Government sees the response to domestic abuse as a top priority and is committed to securing justice for all victims.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Buckland more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T16:10:18.567Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Buckland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
1006992
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Electronic Tagging more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ban the microchipping of employees by employers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw more like this
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Marion Fellows more like this
star this property uin 191454 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>If an employer required or encouraged implantation of microchips among its employees, it would raise several legal issues. While I am not aware of any cases being brought to test the legal position, it seems unlikely that such an invasive approach to security or monitoring would be found to be justifiable. So, it is likely to be difficult for an employer to show that such a practice would be consistent with the requirements of data protection legislation, health and safety requirements, and other legal obligations to employees.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T17:19:14.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T17:19:14.753Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this
1007512
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Foreign Relations 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 October (HL10897), what assessment they have made of the case for further multilateral partnerships and cooperation to encourage investment in Ethiopia; and how many additional posts for (1) UK officials, and (2) locally engaged staff, have been created at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL11510 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The British Embassy in Addis Ababa has been working closely with our international and multilateral partners, and through our bilateral programmes, to increase the levels of investment in Ethiopia. We note the $1.2bn World Bank Operation with Ethiopia was approved on 30 October. The Minister for Africa discussed prospects for this, and economic development more widely, when she represented the UK at our annual bilateral aid talks with Ethiopia on 5 October. During her visit, she announced a £66 million package of UK technical assistance to the economic reform process.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is now finalising the new roles to deliver the new strategic approach to Africa, announced by the Prime Minister on her regional visit. While it is not possible to give final figures at this stage, this is a significant uplift across our African network of posts and will include new roles focussed on supporting growth, trade and economic partnerships in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa more widely.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T16:31:26.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T16:31:26.3Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1007507
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Care Homes 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 quality of available residential care for vulnerable children; and what effect, if any, the withdrawal of grants to local authorities by 2020 will have on the quality of provision. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL11506 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Ofsted, as the independent regulator, undertake regular inspections of all children’s homes in England to make sure homes are complying with statutory requirements. In 2017, 82% of all children’s homes were rated good or outstanding following their inspection, while only 3% received a judgement of inadequate. Homes that are judged to be inadequate are subject to twice-yearly inspections; if there is no improvement, the home may be removed from Ofsted’s register and required to close.</p><p>Local authorities have access to council tax, business rates and other funding to deliver their local services. Over the five-year period from 2015-16 to 2019-20, local authorities will have access to more than £200 billion to deliver these services, including children’s residential care.</p><p>Autumn Budget 2018 made an additional £410 million available to be spent on adult and children’s social care, and a further £84 million in targeted, evidence-based interventions to transform local services. These interventions will reduce demand, save money for councils, and most importantly, improve the quality of services for vulnerable children.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T14:07:56.667Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T14:07:56.667Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
1007508
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Debts 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 number of people struggling to manage their debts; what steps they are taking to assist such people; and what assessment they have made of the implications for individuals and families if debts cannot be managed. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL11507 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Household debt as a proportion of income is down significantly from its pre-crisis peak, from 160% in Q1 2008 to 140% in Q2 2018. However, despite this, the government recognises the importance of preventing people from falling into debt, and supporting individuals if they do.</p><p>To prevent individuals getting into problem debt, the government is putting in measures to improve living standards, and making it easier to access help with financial matters. In particular, the National Living Wage has increased the earnings of the lowest paid full-time workers by over £2000 since 2016, and will rise up a further 4.9% in April 2019 - a £690 rise for a full-time worker.</p><p> </p><p>The government is also setting up a new Single Financial Guidance Body, which will provide people with a single point of contact for help with all financial matters, and have a statutory responsibility to improve the public’s financial capability.</p><p> </p><p>However, the government recognises that, despite this action, some people can fall into problem debt. That is why the government is implementing a breathing space scheme – a sixty day period of protection for people in problem debt, to engage with debt advice and find a sustainable, long-lasting plan to solve their debt problems.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11508 more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:28:31.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:28:31.677Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2170
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
1007509
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Debts 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, if any, they have to provide for the reduction of rent arrears, council tax non-payments, and other debts incurred by individuals who have insufficient income to meet their essential outgoings. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL11508 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>Household debt as a proportion of income is down significantly from its pre-crisis peak, from 160% in Q1 2008 to 140% in Q2 2018. However, despite this, the government recognises the importance of preventing people from falling into debt, and supporting individuals if they do.</p><p>To prevent individuals getting into problem debt, the government is putting in measures to improve living standards, and making it easier to access help with financial matters. In particular, the National Living Wage has increased the earnings of the lowest paid full-time workers by over £2000 since 2016, and will rise up a further 4.9% in April 2019 - a £690 rise for a full-time worker.</p><p> </p><p>The government is also setting up a new Single Financial Guidance Body, which will provide people with a single point of contact for help with all financial matters, and have a statutory responsibility to improve the public’s financial capability.</p><p> </p><p>However, the government recognises that, despite this action, some people can fall into problem debt. That is why the government is implementing a breathing space scheme – a sixty day period of protection for people in problem debt, to engage with debt advice and find a sustainable, long-lasting plan to solve their debt problems.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11507 more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T15:28:31.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T15:28:31.617Z
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1091
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2170
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
1007501
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Cancer: Screening 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 (1) the economic importance of clinical trial recruitment, especially in cancer research, to the UK economy, and (2) the importance of timely molecular testing in modern cancer trial recruitment; and whether, as a result of any such assessment, NHS England will consider implementing national somatic gene testing in cancers with low survival rates to catalyse research. more like this
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Lord Freyberg more like this
star this property uin HL11501 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>Clinical trial recruitment is important to the United Kingdom economy, especially in cancer research. For example, an independent report, commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) and produced by KPMG’s Economics team, provided an assessment of the economic impact of the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s activities to support clinical research in the UK. The report estimated the gross value added and employment in the UK from CRN supported clinical research activity. It estimated that in the period April 2014 to March 2015 (financial year 2014/15) this activity generated a total of £2.4 billion gross value added and almost 39,500 jobs. Studies on cancer comprise a major part of CRN activity. A copy of <em>NIHR Clinical Research Network: Impact and Value Assessment</em> is attached.</p><p>A growing proportion of cancer trials supported by the NIHR involve molecular testing. One of the main purposes of the NIHR is to initiate studies speedily, and deliver them to time and target. Therefore timely molecular testing is important. This involves working with National Health Service pathology services to ensure that all essential steps are in place to deliver research studies.</p><p>The Chief Scientific Adviser has not made a specific assessment of the importance of molecular testing to drive cancer trial treatment. If a clinical trial that is to be delivered by the NIHR involves somatic gene testing that is not already in place, then the NHS will set up this new somatic gene testing as part of the delivery of the trial. Thus it is the nature of the research that drives clinical trial recruitment rather than the nature of the somatic gene testing that is in place.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11502 more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T14:50:06.697Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T14:50:06.697Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name NIHR_CRN_Impact_and_Value_Assessment.pdf more like this
star this property title NIHR_CRN_Impact_and_Value_Assessment more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Freyberg more like this