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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings: Insulation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2019 to Question 259244 on Buildings: Insulation, whether the BS 8414 test of a High Pressure Laminate cladding system has been carried out; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Croydon North more like this
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Mr Steve Reed more like this
star this property uin 268565 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The Large scale BS 8414 test including Class B-s1,d0 High Pressure Laminate panels with stone wool insulation was carried out on the 11 July 2019 and the test report is now available online.</p><p>This was announced in the Written Minsiterial Statement on 18 July HCWS1757 that can be found here: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-07-18/HCWS1757/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-07-18/HCWS1757/</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:18:37.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:18:37.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Steve Reed more like this
1134236
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences Against Children: Compensation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2019 to Question 266816 on Offences against Children: Compensation, what estimate his Department has made of the number of private prosecutions brought by victims of child sexual abuse in the week commencing 2 January 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Burton more like this
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Andrew Griffiths more like this
star this property uin 268452 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Centrally held information does not identify whether or not prosecutions were brought forward privately by victims of child sex abuse. To identify whether the relevant cases would require manual searching of court records, which would be of disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>Officials within my Department would be happy to extend an invitation to my Honourable Friend, the Member for Burton and Uttoxeter, to discuss what data is available and its limitations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T17:13:02.46Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T17:13:02.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
1134302
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Legal Aid Scheme: Offences against Children 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 under what circumstances in cases involving historical abuse victims are entitled to legal representation. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL16587 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s first ever cross-government Victims Strategy outlines our commitments to victims of crime.</p><p> </p><p>The Crown Prosecution Service is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases. Victims of crime are not separately represented in criminal trials.</p><p> </p><p>Victims of historic sexual abuse have access to an independent sexual violence adviser (ISVA). The ISVA’s role is to ensure the victim receives the right support before, during and after legal proceedings. As part of proceedings, a victim may be called to give evidence as a witness for the prosecution. ISVAs will work alongside the Court-Based Witness Service to support the victim to give their best evidence and participate in the court process.</p><p> </p><p>In April this year, the Ministry of Justice awarded £8m in funding to rape support centres to provide emotional and practical support to victims of sexual violence and historic sexual abuse, including the provision of ISVA services. We also provided a grant of £11.2m to Citizens Advice for the delivery of the Court-Based Witness Service.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:59:30.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:59:30.343Z
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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 Browne of Belmont more like this
1134327
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Plastic Bags 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 what action they are taking to encourage retailers to replace plastic carrier bags with paper ones. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL16612 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>We are not encouraging retailers to replace plastic carrier bags with paper ones.</p><p> </p><p>Consideration should be given to the environmental footprint of using different materials, with the best environmental choice being to remove the need for a single use bag altogether.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:39:18.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:39:18.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1134316
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star 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 Ford Motor Company: Bridgend more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Bridgend County Borough Council about attracting investment for Bridgend and reducing the impact on workers from any closure of the Ford engine plant. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL16601 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government is committed to working closely with the Welsh Government to consider, and where possible, mitigate the impact of Ford’s decision to close its Bridgend Engine Plant. The Welsh Government, the Wales Office, Department for Business, Energy &amp; Industrial Strategy and the Department for International Trade came together with the company, local leaders, unions and Bridgend County Borough Council for the first meeting of the Ford Bridgend Taskforce on 1 July.</p><p>Jointly sponsored by Welsh Government Minister for Economy and Transport Ken Skates and my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales, and chaired by Professor Richard Parry-Jones, the Taskforce has been established to support Ford workers, communities and local economy following the company’s decision to close their operation in Bridgend from Autumn 2020.</p><p>Bridgend County Borough Council is expected to have a key role in the activities of this Taskforce, as part of wider joint efforts to support the workers and the wider community.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:22:05.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:22:05.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1134312
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Appeals 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 what assessment they have made of HM Courts and Tribunal Services statistics released in relation to the First Tier (Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal) and in particular the level of fixed SENDIST hearings which have been postponed at least once; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for the level of postponements. more like this
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Lord Lingfield more like this
star this property uin HL16597 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice recognises that there is a high level of postponements in the Special Educational Needs and Disability jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal (“the SEND Tribunal”). Statistics show that 77% of cases listed for hearing in 2018/19 were postponed, compared with 76% in 2017/18. The number of postponements (2,900 in 2018/19) is due to two factors. The first is that there has been a significant increase in the number of appeals received (a 50% increase over the last three years); and the second is related to the listing policy currently in place where cases are listed for hearing upon receipt and hearings have to be postponed if the date is unsuitable to the parties involved.</p><p> </p><p>The SEND Tribunal has increased the number of administrative staff, legal advisers and judges to reduce the number of cases which are postponed after they have been listed for hearing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:57:32.283Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:57:32.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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1134294
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Aid 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 whether, as part of their Official Development Assistance, they support campaigns for legislative change in other countries where such change would permit actions in those countries which are criminal offences in the UK. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL16579 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>DFID is championing Sustainable Development Goal 16, which focuses on ‘peace, justice and inclusion’. We are supporting the strengthening of rule of law in a range of countries. For example, DFID’s Rule of Law Expertise UK (ROLE UK) programme is a collaboration with the UK legal sector to make its expertise, provided on a pro bono basis, available to strengthen legal and judicial systems in developing countries. While much of ROLE UK’s work is in the area of human rights, it does not engage in advocacy around legislative changes. DFID and its partners always work within the law of the countries in which we are operating.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:41:06.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:41:06.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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1134331
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star 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 Construction: Skilled Workers more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to address a reported shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry due to Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16616 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>As we prepare to leave the EU, we continue to contribute to the work with the Home Office on future migration arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>The government’s role is to make the skills system more responsive to demand. We are reforming the technical education system to be more responsive to the needs of employers. These reforms sit alongside our now-established programme of apprenticeship reforms.</p><p> </p><p>60 apprenticeship standards for construction routes are now approved for delivery, with more in development. We are also running pilots across the country to raise the profile of apprenticeships in disadvantaged areas, to improve access to apprenticeships in key sectors such as engineering, manufacturing and construction.</p><p> </p><p>In the Construction Sector Deal, the construction industry has committed to raising the number of apprenticeship starts to 25,000 starts per year by 2025.</p><p> </p><p>Construction is also one of the first routes for T level delivery, with the Design and Planning pathway launching in 2020. The Onsite Construction and Building Engineering pathways are expected to launch in 2021.</p><p> </p><p>The construction industry has shown that it values T Levels and has committed through the Construction Sector Deal to offering 1000 work placements from 2020. This will enable all Construction T level students to access a high quality, real-life experience which will help make sure that they are ‘site-ready’ on completion of their course.</p><p> </p><p>Collectively, these reforms will improve the supply of new entrants to the construction sector. Officials estimate that these changes will increase the number of new sector entrants by approximately 25% by the mid-2020s.</p><p> </p><p>For adults already in the labour market, construction offers a range of high quality job opportunities. The Construction Skills Fund is a cross-government programme with industry and is underway to address the current skills shortages in the sector. The department was allocated £24 million to support the development of on-site construction training hubs across England in 2018-19 and 2019-2020. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) are allocating this fund and have committed to delivering more than 20 hubs that will train 13,000 employment-ready learners by March 2020.</p><p> </p><p>The CITB provides a wide range of services and initiatives to mitigate the current skills shortages, including paying grants to employers to carry out training to improve standards, adopting modern methods of construction (MMC), improving careers advice and improving site readiness and transitions from study to work, including through a new “boot camp” pilot scheme initiative.</p><p> </p><p>Lastly, the government is encouraging the expansion of MMC, which presents the opportunity to greatly reduce the level of skilled workers needed on building sites using these methods.</p><p> </p><p>The department has built 57 schools using MMC and, this financial year, we plan to open another 21 schools. The department has announced a new procurement framework with a value of up to £3 billion for MMC solutions in schools. This framework is due to go live by November 2019.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:19:20.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:19:20.293Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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1134299
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Crimes of Violence more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific offences they categorise as violent crime; and what are the criteria for such categorisation. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The scope of the Serious Violence Strategy is concerned with homicide, knife crime, and gun crime and areas of criminality where serious violence or its threat is inherent, such as in gangs and county lines drug dealing. It also includes emerging crime threats faced in some areas of the country such as the use of corrosive substances as a weapon.</p><p>Serious violence also extends to other forms of serious assault. We know that a significant proportion of violence is linked to either domestic abuse or alcohol, but these two important elements are not driving the increases we are seeing in violent crime. The strategy also does not address specifically sexual abuse, modern slavery or violence against women and girls. They may all involve forms of serious violence but there are already specific strategies addressing those important issues, and so they are not included within the scope of the Serious Violence Strategy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:18:32.573Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:18:32.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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1134314
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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star 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 Social Security Benefits 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 are the current (1) weekly rates of Child Benefit, and (2) monthly rates of Universal Credit standard allowances and child elements; and what would each of those rates have been had they not been frozen for the past four years. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL16599 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>Work is the best route out of poverty and for people to be more financially independent. Our welfare reforms are part of the Government’s commitment to incentivise moves into work and progression in work, and to better support working families.</p><p>The Department completed an Impact Assessment titled ‘Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Impact Assessment of the Benefit rate freeze’ in July 2015 which included information surrounding the policy objectives and the intended effects. Benefits for the additional costs of disability, and for carers, are exempt from the benefit freeze.</p><p>Currently the weekly rate of Child Benefit is £20.70 for the eldest or only child and £13.70 for additional children.</p><p>Universal Credit is made up of a standard allowance and any additional amounts which apply to claimants with certain circumstances, such as dependent children. The current monthly rates for the requested Universal Credit components are shown in the tables below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Standard allowance</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Single and under 25</p></td><td><p>£251.77</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Single and over 25</p></td><td><p>£317.82</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>In a couple and both under 25</p></td><td><p>£395.20 (for both)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>In a couple and either are 25 or over</p></td><td><p>£498.89 (for both)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Child components</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>For the first child</p></td><td><p>£277.08 (born before 6 April 2017) £231.67 (born on or after 6 April 2017)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>For the second or other eligible children</p></td><td><p>£231.67</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>For a disabled or severely disabled child</p></td><td><p>£126.11 or £392.08</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>We are unable to determine what each of the rates would have been had they not been subject to a freeze, as the legacy system is not comparable with Universal Credit.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T15:17:12.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T15:17:12.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this