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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enforce the National Minimum Wage, and in particular to protect the employees of agencies and those on zero-hours contracts from exploitation. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-18more like thismore than 2014-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is committed to increasing compliance with minimum wage legislation and effective enforcement of it. Everyone who is entitled to the minimum wage should receive it.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>HMRC enforces the National Minimum Wage for all workers. This includes agency workers and those on zero hour contracts. HMRC investigates every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights helpline. In addition, HMRC conducts risk-based enforcement in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not getting paid the legal minimum wage.</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p>The Government is taking a tougher approach on employers that break National Minimum Wage law and has already made it simpler to name and shame employers that break NMW law. The Government has also increased the financial penalty percentage that employers pay for breaking minimum wage law.</p><p> </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 2014-06-18T13:53:18.8439091Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-18T13:53:18.8439091Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie 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 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Service: Conditions of Employment more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to end the abuse and exploitation of domestic workers in the United Kingdom, especially those from overseas; what means they will use to ensure that such workers have contracts of employment and are regularly paid at least the minimum wage; and whether such protection can extend to the employees of foreign diplomats. 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 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK already provides comprehensive employment and social protections to domestic workers and as a rule, domestic workers in the UK are entitled to the same employment rights as workers generally – including the National Minimum Wage (unless they are treated as if they are a member of the family), statutory sick pay, paid annual leave, protections from discrimination and unfair dismissals as well as other protections.</p><p> </p><p>We are fully committed to ensuring that domestic workers are able to access their rights. Anyone who believes they are being mistreated by their employer in any way has access to a number of organisations who can help including the police, the Pay and Work Rights Helpline and Employment Tribunals.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also focused on ensuring that overseas domestic workers are informed about their rights and immigration and borders staff are trained to recognise potential victims of abuse. Overseas domestic workers must have been employed for 12 months before a visa will be granted and must have a signed statement of terms and conditions of employment in line with the National Minimum Wage legislation. Every overseas domestic worker is also provided with a letter informing them of their rights in the UK and where to get help if needed. This letter is provided in a range of languages as well as English.</p><p> </p><p>Under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, all foreign diplomats in the UK are required to respect our laws, including employment regulations. The FCO treats any allegation of mistreatment of staff in diplomatic households very seriously. Any allegations that the law has been broken are investigated by the police and the FCO will take appropriate steps to assist the investigation which may include requesting the withdrawal of diplomatic immunity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-07-02T15:52:56.5967282Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
46971
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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
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unstar 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL6579 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 2014-04-17more like thismore than 2014-04-17
unstar 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
unstar 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL6725 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 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
unstar 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar 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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star this property uin HL6883 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar 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
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
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 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 Ukraine more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar 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
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
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar 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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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar 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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58567
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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
star this property answering dept id 200 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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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar 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 remove filter
star this property uin HL92 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 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar 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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star this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
unstar this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations they are undertaking into the nutrition and health of children and vulnerable adults when sanctions are imposed on individuals who lose their benefits. more like this
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star this property uin HL6053 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 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The Department does not monitor nutrition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-24T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this