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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-16more like thismore than 2018-11-16
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 8 of the report of the Education Committee, Value for money in higher education, published on 5 November 2018, if will take steps to require universities to publish a breakdown of how tuition fees are spent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 192124 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 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
star this property answer text <p>Students’ ability to make informed choices is at the heart of our recent reforms to higher education (HE). This government recognises the importance of this area and is increasing the information available to students to ensure that they can make informed choices about what and where to study.</p><p>As set out in the department’s strategic guidance to the Office for Students (OfS), we expect them to play a key role in delivering our objectives to improve and support informed choice through the provision of effective information, advice and guidance to all students. In February, we asked the OfS to work with the HE sector to improve transparency so that students know what they should expect and can effectively challenge providers who do not deliver on their commitments.</p><p>In addition, we asked the OfS to consider how to increase the transparency and visibility of what students can expect to receive for their investment at different HE providers, by making Longitudinal Education Outcomes data more widely available such as through publication on Unistats, thereby enabling students to make the right choices for them.</p><p>Although we provide guidance for the OfS, we cannot instruct it to undertake any specific course of action as it is an independent arm’s length body.</p><p>The government will respond directly to the Education Select Committee on its HE value for money report recommendations in due course.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-11-21T16:41:17.557Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T16:41:17.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property registered interest true more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-04-26more like thismore than 2018-04-26
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
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 Education, how many (a) UK citizens and (b) Commonwealth citizens that are descendants of those who arrived in the UK under Windrush arrangements have been charged international student fee rates by UK universities in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 138438 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 2018-05-03more like thismore than 2018-05-03
star this property answer text <p>To qualify for home fee status in England, a person must have settled status or a recognised connection to the UK. This includes people who have long residence in this country, who are covered by EU law or who have been granted international protection by the Home Office. They must ordinarily have been resident in the UK before the start of their course. Higher education providers have the discretion to be flexible in dealing with individual cases.</p><p> </p><p>Data on students granted home fee status at UK Higher Education Institutions is recorded by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, however the immigration status of the students’ parents is not available.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-05-03T15:55:02.383Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-03T15:55:02.383Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
1052449
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-01more like thismore than 2019-02-01
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on reviewing the level of university fees charged to students; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 215547 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 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The major review of Post-18 Education and Funding is well under way. As part of the review, we are considering how students and graduates contribute to the cost of their studies including the level, terms and duration of their contribution.</p><p> </p><p>We want to make sure that funding arrangements across post-18 education and training are transparent and do not act as barriers to choice or provision, as well as offering value for money for students and taxpayers.</p><p> </p><p>The independent panel chaired by Philip Augar will report at an interim stage, before the government concludes the overall review in 2019, as set out in our Terms of Reference, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/682348/Post_18_review_-_ToR.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/682348/Post_18_review_-_ToR.pdf</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-02-06T10:51:22.047Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-06T10:51:22.047Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that universities do not charge tuition fees to students undertaking industry placements in the UK or abroad as part of their studies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colchester more like this
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Will Quince more like this
star this property uin 224353 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 2019-03-01more like thismore than 2019-03-01
star this property answer text <p>Maximum tuition fees for students undertaking an Erasmus work placement year are 15% of the maximum applicable full-time fees and fee loans for Approved (Fee Cap) providers in 2019/20. Maximum tuition fees for students undertaking a work placement year of a sandwich course in the UK or a work placement year abroad that is not an Erasmus Year are 20% of the maximum applicable full-time fees and fee loans for Approved (Fee Cap) providers in 2019/20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-03-01T12:31:39.103Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-01T12:31:39.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
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 Education, if the Government will bring forward plans to reduce university tuition fees to £7,500. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington South more like this
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Faisal Rashid more like this
star this property uin 261298 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 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
star this property answer text <p>The independent panel’s report to government forms an important step in the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and will conclude the review at the Spending Review. The government has not yet taken decisions with regards to the recommendations put forward.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T16:07:57.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T16:07:57.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Faisal Rashid more like this
1131241
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
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 Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of university tuition fees on the finances of graduates. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 263073 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The government is considering how graduates contribute to the cost of their studies. This includes the level, terms and duration of their contribution as part of the review of Post-18 Education and Funding. We want to make sure that funding arrangements across post-18 education and training are transparent, do not act as barriers to choice and offer value for money for students and taxpayers.</p><p> </p><p>The independent panel’s report to the government, published on 30 May, forms an important step in the review. The government will consider the panel’s recommendations carefully and will conclude the review at the Spending Review. The government has not yet taken decisions with regards to the recommendations put forward.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Kingswood more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Skidmore more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T08:30:35.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T08:30:35.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chris Skidmore more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mann more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy to make it a condition for universities to become involved in academy sponsorship or the founding of free schools in order for them to charge maximum tuition fees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ashton-under-Lyne more like this
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Angela Rayner more like this
star this property uin 280327 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>It is not a condition for universities to become involved in academy sponsorship or the founding of free schools in order for them to charge maximum tuition fees.</p><p>All higher education (HE) providers in England that register with the Office for Students (OfS) and want to charge more than the basic annual amount for tuition must have an Access and Participation Plan approved by the OfS. Through these plans, providers set out what activities they intend to take to ensure students from disadvantaged backgrounds or under-represented groups can access, participate, succeed and progress from HE.</p><p>The Schools that Work for Everyone consultation asked how we could best harness the resources and expertise of those in the HE sector to widen access to these institutions for disadvantaged pupils, and to work in partnership to lift attainment across the wider school system. We know that many institutions are already delivering activities to support these objectives and are working closely and effectively with state school partners, but we want to see this good practice adopted more widely and see a greater ambition for what can be achieved through such partnership working.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T13:20:50.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T13:20:50.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Rayner more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes to the RAB rate on the Department for Education’s budget in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20, (c) 2020-21, (d) 2021-22, and (e) 2022-23. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 116259 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
star this property answer text <p>The government has frozen tuition fees for academic year 2018/19 and for financial year 2018-19 has raised both the repayment threshold and the thresholds at which variable interest rates apply to borrowers in repayment.</p><p> </p><p>The repayment threshold will rise from £21,000 to £25,000 for the 2018-19 financial year (from 6 April 2018). Following the threshold change, interest will be charged at RPI for those earning below £25,000 (compared to £21,000 before) and at RPI+3% for those earning above £45,000 (compared to £41,000 before), with interest applied on sliding scale for those earning between those two thresholds.</p><p> </p><p>The estimated impairment of student loans (RAB charge) is included in the Department for Education (DfE’s) accounts as non-cash ring-fenced Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit. Following the recent change to the repayment threshold for post-2012 loans, these estimates will increase due to the change in the RAB charge for higher education loans from around 30% to between 40% and 45%. We do not expect this change to have any impact on the rest of DfE’s budget. Future budgets will be set as part of the annual Estimates process and confirmed in the published Estimates documents.</p><p> </p><p>The cost of the system is a conscious investment in young people. It is the policy subsidy required to make higher and further education widely available, achieving the government’s objectives of increasing the skills in the economy and ensuring access to university for all with the potential to benefit.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2017-12-06T16:51:08.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-06T16:51:08.787Z
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4039
star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property tabling member
465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-11-28more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to end the upper parameter limit on tuition fees? more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 116261 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 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
star this property answer text <p>This government has no plans to remove the maximum tuition fee limits.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2017-12-01T13:49:30.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-01T13:49:30.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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465
unstar this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Department for Education remove filter
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 Students: Fees and Charges remove filter
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, whether they intend to encourage universities to follow the example of Central St Martin's London in refunding students for failure to provide adequate tuition in their courses. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL4288 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>Decisions on students’ issues are primarily for individual institutions. Higher Education providers (HEPs) are, in the first instance, responsible for the management of their own internal affairs, complying with relevant legislation. Responsibility for handling a student complaint is initially a matter for the relevant Higher Education provider. Where a student complaint cannot be resolved through the institution’s complaint processes, they can take their complaint to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) for Higher Education. The OIA was established in 2004 as an alternative to the courts and is free of charge to students.</p><p> </p><p>HEPs can also have responsibilities under consumer law which should be discharged fully, and policies and procedures should be in place to comply with the law. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published guidance to help HEPs understand their obligations under consumer law.</p><p> </p><p>The government has published a consultation on behalf of the new Office for Students (OfS) regarding the regulation of the higher education sector. The consultation includes a proposal that the OfS will require registered HEPs in the approved and approved (fee cap) categories to demonstrate that they have given due regard to relevant guidance, such as that of CMA, to comply with consumer law when developing their procedures governing their contractual relationships with students. The consultation closes on 22 December and a response will be published in due course.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T17:23:35.213Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T17:23:35.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this