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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Food more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees what proportion of the food used in the House of Lords is (1) grown in the home counties; and (2) drawn from organic and whole-food sources. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL92 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>The House of Lords does not draw any of its food from organic sources nor is any of the food offered categorised as “whole-food”. Fruit and vegetables used by the House sourced from the home counties are set out in the table below. Free-range chicken served in the House is mostly from Gloucestershire and Essex. The Salt Marsh lamb is from the Romney Marsh in Kent.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Produce</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Source county</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Asparagus</p></td><td><p>Hampshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Beetroot</p></td><td><p>Bedfordshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bramley apple</p></td><td><p>Cambridgeshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Cauliflower</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Herbs (potted)</p></td><td><p>Hampshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Jacket potatoes</p></td><td><p>Hertfordshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>New potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Raspberries</p></td><td><p>Sussex</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Red potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Spring greens</p></td><td><p>Cambridgeshire</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Strawberries</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tomatoes (gourmet)</p></td><td><p>Sussex</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vitelotte potatoes</p></td><td><p>Kent</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:40:59.5047153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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92416
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star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading RFA Argus more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the state of readiness of RFA Argus; how many patients she can carry; and whether there are plans to deploy her to the Mediterranean for humanitarian tasks or for rescuing endangered boat-people. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL1978 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>We do not release information on the readiness levels of our units, on grounds of safeguarding national security. As an integral component of the Government's response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, RFA Argus was recently deployed to Sierra Leone as an aviation support ship with three Merlin helicopters embarked. RFA Argus also has the capacity for a 100 bed medical facility.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:46:01.936298Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:46:01.936298Z
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3428
star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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2018
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93735
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star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Frontex more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the ability of Frontex and Frontex Plus to cope with the influx of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, and in particular to prevent deaths by drowning. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2159 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>Frontex is an EU Agency charged with coordination of Member States resources to improve the security and surveillance of the external borders of the Schengen area. The effectiveness of Frontex is entirely reliant on the willingness of the Member States to make those resources available.</p><p> </p><p>Search and Rescue remains outside the competence of the EU or its Agencies, including Frontex.</p><p> </p><p>We expect the Member States to give a positive response to the request from Frontex for adequate resources to deliver the aims of Operation ‘Triton’. ‘Triton’ is a border management operation which operates closer to the European coast than the current Italian operation ‘Mare Nostrum’. However it will respond to any search and rescue emergency declared within reach of its maritime assets.</p><p><br><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:31:23.7740676Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:31:23.7740676Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
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93736
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star this property date less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Immigration more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make proposals for better sharing of the burdens now falling on Malta, Italy and Greece from the flow of refugees and migrants seeking to enter Europe. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2160 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that the best way to help EU Member States who are experiencing high levels of illegal migration and asylum claims is through practical co-operation and support to build up their capacity so they can cope with the pressures on their system. We already provide such support and will continue to do so, both through the European Asylum Support Office and bilaterally. We are also working with EU partners to strengthen border security, improve cooperation with source and transit countries and tackle the organised criminal groups involved in people smuggling and human trafficking.</p><p>We do not agree that burden sharing in the sense of intra-EU relocation of asylum seekers or refugees as advocated by the countries referred to is the right solution: we believe that such measures would induce even more illegal migrants to risk their lives making the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:36:18.2801658Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:36:18.2801658Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, at the latest date, how many immigration detainees were being held in HM prisons; how many foreign national offenders, whose sentences had already expired but who had not been deported were being held; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such persons on the rehabilitation of British prisoners. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL6579 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 2014-04-17more like thismore than 2014-04-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>For the week commencing 31 March, there were 720 immigration detainees in prisons.<br><br>Please note that the data includes a small number of individuals who have never served a custodial sentence, but who present specific risk factors that indicate they pose a serious risk of harm to the public or to the good order of an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) including the safety of staff and other detainees, which cannot be managed within the regime applied in IRCs.<br><br>To extract this small number of cases would incur a disproportionate cost.<br><br>Foreign national offenders held in prisons beyond the end of their sentence under immigration powers are normally held in unconvicted conditions. Their presence in these prisons does not affect the rehabilitation of British nationals whose access to accredited interventions and other rehabilitation services is governed by risk of offending and offender-related need.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-17T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-17T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2018
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47776
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to instruct the various investigative and regulatory authorities to give priority to suspect deposits, in particular laundered money and investments, originating from Russia and Ukraine. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL6724 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to tackling money laundering and ensuring that the UK is a hostile place for the proceeds of corruption. <br><br>Prior to EU sanctions being agreed, the Treasury contacted anti-money laundering supervisors suggesting that they emphasise the increased risk in relation to Ukraine to their firms and remind them of the need to have appropriate systems and controls for due diligence, ongoing monitoring and reporting of suspicious transactions.<br><br>It is not possible to comment on specific operational matters.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2018
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47777
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star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what amount of money, fraudulently, corruptly or criminally acquired and transferred to the United Kingdom from (1) Russia, and (2) Ukraine, has been frozen, confiscated or returned to its rightful owners, in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL6725 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Serious and Organised Crime Strategy sets out our commitment to making the UK a hostile environment for money laundering. The information you have requested is not centrally held, but the UK has taken a leading role in responding to allegations of corruption in Ukraine, promptly implementing European Union sanctions against individuals identified as responsible for the misappropriation of state funds, and posting a multi-agency team, comprising of the National Crime Agency, Metropolitan Police Service, and Crown Prosecution service, to Kiev to provide technical assistance and support to the Ukrainian authorities. All appropriate criminal justice and administrative routes to support the Ukrainian authorities are being pursued.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2018
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49907
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for asylum were received from children arriving unaccompanied into the United Kingdom for each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL6883 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2012 and 2013 there were 1,125 and 1,174 applications for asylum received from children arriving unaccompanied into the United Kingdom (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children). <br><br>These figures are available in table as_08 (Asylum data tables Volume 2) of Immigration Statistics October to December 2013:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-october-to-decmber-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-statistics-october-to-decmber-2013</a>.<br><br>There are currently no comparable figures for 2011. An internal review of UASC data highlighted issues with the definitions used for data published prior to 2012. Revised UASC figures for 2011 will be published in Immigration Statistics January to March 2014 on 22 May 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2018
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57528
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Home Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Ukraine more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the value of assets wrongfully removed from Ukraine that have been recovered or frozen in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, since the meeting of the Ukraine Asset Recovery Forum in London on 28 and 29 April. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK led the call for the urgent imposition of EU sanctions, imposing an asset freeze on 22 individuals suspected of misappropriating funds from the Ukrainian state. <br><br>Those assets which are proven to be the proceeds of corruption through criminal investigations, and subsequently confiscated, will be returned to Ukraine.<br><br>We do not release information on the value of assets frozen under financial sanctions in the UK for reasons of confidentiality, and we do not hold information on the value of assets frozen overseas. <br><br>It is our policy to work closely with other governments to assist them to trace and repatriate stolen assets. All appropriate criminal justice and administrative routes to support the Ukrainians are being explored. The Director of the Serious Fraud Office has opened a criminal investigation into possible money laundering arising from suspicions of corruption in Ukraine. The Serious Fraud Office has obtained a restraint order freezing approximately $23 million of assets in the UK in connection with this case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:45:34.65009Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:45:34.65009Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2018
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57530
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading EU Immigration more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the European Union still maintains Migrants' Centres in Mali, or elsewhere in Africa, to deal with the needs of people wishing to move to Europe. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The EU established the Centre for Information and Migration Management (CIGEM) in Bamako in 2008 in conjunction with the Malian authorities. The Centre is still operating, but does not currently receive EU funding. <br><br>The Government believes such centres can play a useful role in dissuading migrants from making dangerous and illegal journeys in an attempt to reach the EU. <br><br>We also welcome other EU initiatives to address migratory flows from Africa, including the extension of the EU's support for the ‘Regional Protection Programmes' in North Africa and the Horn of Africa which help ensure adequate protection for refugees in their region of origin.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:40:10.7999778Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:40:10.7999778Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2018
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