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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Empty Property 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 how many vacant houses and flats are owned by government departments or agencies; and what plans they have either to bring them into use or to redevelop their sites. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL217 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government Property Unit in the Cabinet Office is working with departments to reduce vacant space across the estate.</p><p>Since May 2010, we have reduced our Estate by 2 million square metres, saving over £625 million in running costs and generating £1.4 billion in capital receipts. On 31st March 2014 only 2.4% (204,327 sq m) of space was vacant across the mandated Civil Estate, well below the reported national average of 8.8%.</p><p>Information on the number of vacant houses and flats owned by departments or their agencies is not held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T16:52:47.983Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T16:52:47.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
347933
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxpayers against Poverty 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 when and how they plan to reply to the 19 May letter to the Prime Minister from Taxpayers Against Poverty. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL219 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 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p>As far as I am aware, the Prime Minister's Office has not received this letter.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T16:52:18.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T16:52:18.913Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
426911
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star this property date less than 2015-11-09more like thismore than 2015-11-09
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Zero Hours Contracts 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 is their estimate of how many people were on zero-hours contracts in each year since 2010. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL3398 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 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T17:29:47.687Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T17:29:47.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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star this property file name HL3398.pdf ONS letter.pdf more like this
star this property title UKSA attachment more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team 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 have any plans to help the Beachy Head Chaplaincy team to continue its work in preventing suicides on the cliffs; and in particular whether they will assist it to receive lottery, European Union and voluntary grants. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL848 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>We are keen to recognise the valuable role played by organisations such as the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team (BHCT). The charity was recently awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.</p><p>Government has been working with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the Big Lottery Fund to enable more local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to access the new round of European Structural and Investment Funds. Funding decisions will be a matter for Big Lottery Fund.</p><p>BCHT may wish to consider applying for Big Lottery Fund programmes, such as the ‘Reaching Communities’ programme in England, which provides funding for projects that help people and communities most in need.</p><p>Cabinet Office officials are currently consulting on a proposed £40m fund for 2015/16 to help charities and social enterprises become more sustainable.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T16:40:51.5899681Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T16:40:51.5899681Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property hansard heading Muslim Brotherhood 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 when they will publish Sir John Jenkins’ report on the Muslim Brotherhood. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL1976 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>Work is under way across Government to consider the findings of the Muslim Brotherhood review. We will make the main findings of the review public in due course.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T15:23:15.5581958Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T15:23:15.5581958Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-21more like thismore than 2015-01-21
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Arab States 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 are taking to encourage tariff reductions, labour mobility, mutual recognition of university degrees, trade integration and increased exports, throughout the Arab world. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL4326 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is taking steps both bilaterally and in the European Union to support stronger economic ties with Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The Gulf Cooperation Council suspended negotiations with the EU in 2008. However, the UK is working closely with European partners to build on existing Association Agreements (AA) in the region through the Union for the Mediterranean which brings together the EU and 15 countries of the MENA and Southern Mediterranean region. This work is an opportunity to reduce tariffs and further open up these markets for British businesses. The UK has also supported the opening of trade talks with Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt. Of these, the most advanced trade talks are with Morocco; very recently an agreement was concluded to protect Geographical Indications (GIs).</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>UK Trade and Investment also has offices throughout the region working with business to increase UK exports, including a Middle East and North Africa marketing hub in Dubai. The Gulf region is also one of the priorities in the Government’s strategy for international education. In this regard the Government has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Higher Education and Research with Kuwait (June 2014), and one on Mutual Recognition of Qualifications with the UAE (May 2013).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2015-02-02T15:35:58.147Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T15:35:58.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
224242
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star this property date less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Ukraine 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 is their view on Ukraine having free-trade agreements with both the European Union and Russia. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL5295 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 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p>We are a not opposed to Ukraine having a free trade agreement with the Russian Federation if it wishes to do so.</p><p> </p><p>An Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union has been signed and ratified by both the Ukrainian and European parliaments. The Association Agreement establishes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), which is due to come into force from 1<sup>st</sup> January 2016. Under the terms of the DCFTA, 98.1% of the value Ukrainian exports to the EU will become tariff-free. Additionally, Ukraine is required to take steps to modernise its trade relations by undertaking certain economic reforms and aligning a number of its industrial regulations and standards with those of the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>Ukraine is also a signatory to the Commonwealth of Independent States Free Trade Area (CISFTA). Established in October 2011, this is a free trade area between Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Ukraine. The EU-Ukraine DCFTA does not stop Ukraine from remaining within this free trade area.</p><p> </p><p>Separately from the CISFTA, Russia has established the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) with a number of its neighbours. Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Russia are currently members. The EEU unifies its members’ import tariffs, customs regimes and a number of industrial regulations and standards. Therefore it is not possible for Ukraine to be a party, simultaneously, to both the EU-Ukraine DCFTA, which eliminates tariffs on most goods to and from the EU, and the EEU, which would require Ukraine to apply the same tariff rates as applied by Russia and the other EEU members.</p><p> </p><p>However, this does not prevent Ukraine from maintaining or entering into free trade agreements with other countries or blocs, including the EEU; it leaves Ukraine free to determine its own trade policy.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T16:42:59.27Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T16:42:59.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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2018
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224244
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star this property date less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine 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 will propose that the European Union removes all customs duties on Ukrainian exports, and provides technical assistance to Ukrainian companies wishing to enter the European market. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL5297 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
star this property answer text <p>Ukraine already benefits from autonomous trade preferences which enable most Ukrainian goods to enter the EU market free from import tariffs. In April 2014, the EU unilaterally eliminated or reduced its customs duties on goods originating from Ukraine; for instance, EU import tariffs were removed immediately for 94.7% of industrial products from Ukraine. These autonomous trade preferences have now been extended, so that they will apply for 2015, after which the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) is due to be applied. Under the terms of the DCFTA, 98.1% of the value Ukrainian exports to the EU will become tariff-free. The UK has given its full support for these measures.</p><p> </p><p>The EU is providing significant financial and technical assistance to support Ukraine, including help with economic reform and political stabilisation. In addition to our £4.35 million share of these EU and other multilateral efforts. The UK has also committed a further £1.4 million bilaterally this financial year for humanitarian support in Ukraine. On 23 February, the Prime Minister announced that the UK will release £15 million in emergency assistance for Ukraine. Furthermore, UK Trade &amp; Investment (UKTI) and the British Embassy in Kyiv continue to work closely with the Ukrainian government across a broad range of issues to improve our trade and business links.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2015-03-06T11:58:28.993Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T11:58:28.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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2018
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star this property date less than 2015-06-01more like thismore than 2015-06-01
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Climate Change 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 are taking to increase the exports and overseas licensing of technology designed to reduce the impact of climate change. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL134 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government actively supports British companies to export products and services that reduce the impact of climate change. For example, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) helps UK companies to win export business in the offshore wind, other renewables and nuclear sectors. This approach is consistent with the Government’s overall climate change policy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T11:33:33.713Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T11:33:33.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-13more like thismore than 2015-07-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheltered Employment: Minimum Wage 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 they plan to consider providing a therapeutic exemption from the National Minimum Wage for registered charities, or social enterprises, that establish sheltered employment for those with disabilities. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
star this property uin HL1335 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 2015-07-23more like thismore than 2015-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The following occupations are exempted under Part 6 of the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015 from being paid National Minimum Wage:</p><p> </p><p>· self-employed people running their own business</p><p> </p><p>· company directors</p><p> </p><p>· volunteers or voluntary workers</p><p> </p><p>· workers on a government employment programme, e.g. the Work Programme</p><p> </p><p>· family members of the employer living in the employer’s home</p><p> </p><p>· non-family members living in the employer’s home who share in the work and leisure activities, are treated as one of the family and aren’t charged for meals or accommodation, eg au pairs</p><p> </p><p>· workers younger than school leaving age (usually 16)</p><p> </p><p>· higher and further education students on a work placement up to 1 year</p><p> </p><p>· workers on government pre-apprenticeships schemes</p><p> </p><p>· people on the following European Union programmes: Leonardo da Vinci, Youth in Action, Erasmus, Comenius</p><p> </p><p>· people working on a Jobcentre Plus Work trial for 6 weeks</p><p> </p><p>· members of the armed forces</p><p> </p><p>· share fishermen</p><p> </p><p>· prisoners</p><p> </p><p>· people living and working in a religious community</p><p> </p><p>The Government has no plans to change this list.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-07-23T16:24:40.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-23T16:24:40.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this