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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances 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 steps they have taken since the inception of Disabled Students Allowance to ensure that those setting the criteria for the Disabled Students Allowance are fully informed about normal practice in identifying and supporting those with special educational needs within the school population. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL15130 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The arrangements introduced in 2014 through the Children and Families Act for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in schools and further education do not apply to students on a higher education course. This is because the higher education environment is very different to that in schools and in further education, with an emphasis on independent learning. The role of local authorities does not extend to securing higher education for young people with SEND. Moving into higher education is deemed a successful outcome for those with special educational needs.</p><p>Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are available only to eligible students studying a designated higher education course. There are no plans to align the eligibility criteria with those used for providing support in the schools sector. However, where a young person has an education, health and care plan the local authority is required to share that information with the DSAs study needs assessor, if that is requested by the young person.</p><p>This ensures that strategies that have already been used successfully in earlier stages of education may be considered within the context of higher education.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15131 more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T14:53:31.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T14:53:31.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
1110667
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances 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 steps they have taken to ensure that (1) currently, and (2) in the future, those setting the criteria for eligibility for Disabled Students Allowance consult the school sector about making such criteria compatible and in accordance with recommended practice for special education needs and disability within the maintained school system. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL15131 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The arrangements introduced in 2014 through the Children and Families Act for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in schools and further education do not apply to students on a higher education course. This is because the higher education environment is very different to that in schools and in further education, with an emphasis on independent learning. The role of local authorities does not extend to securing higher education for young people with SEND. Moving into higher education is deemed a successful outcome for those with special educational needs.</p><p>Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are available only to eligible students studying a designated higher education course. There are no plans to align the eligibility criteria with those used for providing support in the schools sector. However, where a young person has an education, health and care plan the local authority is required to share that information with the DSAs study needs assessor, if that is requested by the young person.</p><p>This ensures that strategies that have already been used successfully in earlier stages of education may be considered within the context of higher education.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15130 more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T14:53:31.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T14:53:31.297Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
1064572
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances: Learning Disability 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 undertaking in the letter from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lord Addington on 3 December that those diagnosed with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties before the age of 16 will no longer have to undertake a second diagnosis to qualify for the Disabled Students’ Allowance, whether those who have been qualified to carry out this assessment will continue to be so after February 2019. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13891 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The department is yet to conclude discussions currently being held with relevant experts, including the British Dyslexia Association, about the qualifications that should be held by those undertaking specific learning difficulty diagnostic assessments that can be used to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The experts with whom the department is discussing this issue have knowledge and understanding of diagnostic assessment undertaken for school pupils. The department expects to conclude these discussions by the middle of March 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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HL13892 more like this
HL13893 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.8Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
1064573
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances: Learning Disability 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 all potential students with a diagnosis of dyslexia or specific learning difficulties whose assessment was carried out by somebody without the Assessment Practising Certificate before the end of February 2019 will have to undertake and pay for a second assessment to make them eligible for the Disabled Students’ Allowance in the future. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13892 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The department is yet to conclude discussions currently being held with relevant experts, including the British Dyslexia Association, about the qualifications that should be held by those undertaking specific learning difficulty diagnostic assessments that can be used to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The experts with whom the department is discussing this issue have knowledge and understanding of diagnostic assessment undertaken for school pupils. The department expects to conclude these discussions by the middle of March 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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HL13891 more like this
HL13893 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
1064574
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances: Learning Disability 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 those involved in teaching and diagnosing pupils with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties in the school system have been consulted about the changes to people who can conduct assessments for eligibility for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13893 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The department is yet to conclude discussions currently being held with relevant experts, including the British Dyslexia Association, about the qualifications that should be held by those undertaking specific learning difficulty diagnostic assessments that can be used to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The experts with whom the department is discussing this issue have knowledge and understanding of diagnostic assessment undertaken for school pupils. The department expects to conclude these discussions by the middle of March 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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HL13891 more like this
HL13892 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.877Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
1064575
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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 Special Educational Needs: Learning Disability 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 those working in special educational needs in schools are currently required to hold the Assessment Practising Certificate or other relevant qualifications for the purposes of diagnosing dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13894 more like this
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unstar 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>Neither qualified teachers, nor special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCO), are required to hold the Assessment Practising Certificate.</p><p> </p><p>Every school is required to identify and address the special educational needs (SEN) of the pupils that they support, including those with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, and are subject to the requirements of the statutory guidance, the ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice: 0-25 Years’: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In order for teachers to be awarded qualified teacher status, trainees must satisfy the teachers’ standards which include a requirement that they have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with SEN and are able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-standards" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-standards</a>. ‘A framework of core content for initial teacher training (ITT)’, published in July 2016 states that providers should ensure SEND training is integrated across the ITT programme: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-government-response-to-carter-review" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-training-government-response-to-carter-review</a>.</p><p> </p><p>All maintained mainstream schools and nursery schools must designate a qualified teacher as the SENCO. Any SENCO appointed to the role after 1 September 2009, and who has not previously been the SENCO at that or any other relevant school for a total period of more than 12 months, is required to achieve a national award in special educational needs co-ordination (NASENCO). The NASENCO is a masters-level award, which covers all aspects of leading on SEND within schools and supporting children and young people with SEND.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The government has provided support to organisations, including the British Dyslexia Association, to produce a range of guidance to help teachers provide support to children and young people with dyslexia. In April 2018 the Whole School SEND consortium, led by the National Association for SEN, nasen, were awarded £3.4 million for 2018-2020 to deliver a programme of work to equip the school workforce to deliver high quality teaching across all types of SEND, including specific learning difficulties. The programme of work aims to help schools identify and meet SEND training needs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2019-03-01T12:50:20.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-01T12:50:20.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
1056429
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia 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 whether the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee will recognise assessments carried out by Associate Members of the British Dyslexia Association for children under 16 for the purposes of the Disabled Students' Allowance without the need for a second assessment. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13490 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>It is the department, not the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee, that decides which diagnostic assessments should be recognised as suitable evidence to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The department is currently considering which accreditation requirements should be met for diagnostic assessments carried out on young people below the age of 16.</p><p>Information regarding the qualifications or professional memberships of those undertaking dyslexia assessments for young people below the age of 16 is not held centrally, nor is it held by the Student Loans Company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13491 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
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1056430
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more like thismore than 2019-02-06
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia 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 how common it is for those holding a British Dyslexia Association Assessment Practising Certificate to be involved with dyslexia assessments for those under the age of 16. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13491 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>It is the department, not the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee, that decides which diagnostic assessments should be recognised as suitable evidence to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The department is currently considering which accreditation requirements should be met for diagnostic assessments carried out on young people below the age of 16.</p><p>Information regarding the qualifications or professional memberships of those undertaking dyslexia assessments for young people below the age of 16 is not held centrally, nor is it held by the Student Loans Company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13490 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.58Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
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1042971
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
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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 Disabled Students' Allowances 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 intend to require assessors of Disabled Students' Allowance to hold an Assessment Practising Certificate. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL12921 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Study needs assessors of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) determine the specific support a student requires. They are currently not required to hold an Assessment Practising Certificate.</p><p> </p><p>We recently announced the decision to allow students with Specific Learning Difficulties, such as dyslexia, who are applying for DSA to use evidence of their diagnosis from before 16 years of age. Currently, for the purposes of DSA, the person carrying out this diagnostic assessment must hold an Assessment Practising Certificate, but we are considering whether to allow alternative accreditation routes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T11:39:14.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T11:39:14.63Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
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988430
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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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 Special Educational Needs 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 guidance they provide to local authorities as to when individuals with dyslexia or other long-term difficulties with literacy should qualify for appropriate assistance under the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL10629 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Under the Equality Act (2010) a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. We have published guidance under the act on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability.</p><p> </p><p>'The Equality Act 2010 Guidance’ on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability, states that a disability can arise from a range of impairments that includes developmental disorders such as dyslexia. This guidance is attached. Some children and young people with disabilities have special educational needs, in which case the Children and Families Act (2014) also applies. Both these acts impose duties on a range of bodies, including local authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T11:39:47.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T11:39:47.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL10629 Equality_Act_2010_Guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title HL10629_Equality_Act_2010_Guidance more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter