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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Pakistan 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 assessment of the position of Ms Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of four sentenced to death in Lahore under Pakistan's blasphemy laws; and whether they intend to make representations to the government of Pakistan. more like this
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unstar this property uin HL2283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text We are concerned to hear that a Pakistan court has upheld the imposition of the death penalty in the case of Asia Bibi. We support the EU's recent statement of concern and hope that the verdict will be overturned on appeal. We regularly raise at the highest levels the misuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan both against Muslims and against religious minorities. We have consistently pressed the Government of Pakistan on the issue of the death penalty and expressed our principled opposition to it in all cases. We will continue to raise these issues. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T17:14:45.380975Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T17:14:45.380975Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
100078
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Floods: Somerset 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 is their assessment of (1) the feasibility of constructing a permanent flood defence barrage to protect the village of Westonzoyland in the Somerset Levels, and (2) the likely effectiveness of temporary demountable flood defences in the coming winter. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
unstar this property uin HL2284 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>1. The Environment Agency is constructing a permanent scheme to replace temporary defences. Steps are being taken so that protection is maintained should there be an increased flood risk during construction.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>2. Demountable defences were considered as an option. However, after consulting local residents the Environment Agency took the decision to construct a permanent solution.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T14:33:05.4841907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
100079
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Gibraltar: Spain 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns (HL1709), how many incursions by Spanish state vessels into British Gibralter Territorial Waters there have been in 2014 to date and in each of the preceding five years; and, in the light of these numbers, what is their assessment of the efficacy of the defence of United Kingdom sovereignty over these waters using current methods. more like this
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unstar this property uin HL2285 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>There were 247 unlawful incursions between January and September this year. There were 103 in 2010, 24 in 2011, 229 in 2012 and 496 in 2013, as stated in the reply of 17 June, Official Report, column WA38, given by the former Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the right hon. Baroness Warsi. The Government cannot readily provide statistics for incursions before 2010 as this could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.</p><p>Incursions are a violation of sovereignty, not a threat to it. They do not change the fact of British sovereignty over British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. The Government challenges and protests all unlawful incursions and these actions effectively defend our sovereignty over British Gibraltar Territorial waters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:24:51.1295982Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:24:51.1295982Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1002484
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Flood Control 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 Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 October (HL10505), who is responsible for the coordination of the various bodies listed as involved in the mitigation of flood risk; and how is the performance of that responsible body assessed. more like this
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unstar this property uin HL11325 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>The National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (attached) sets out the different roles and responsibilities of public and private bodies in flood and coastal erosion risk management in England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Defra leads on the development of flood and coastal erosion risk management policy on behalf of the Government.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency has a strategic overview of the management of all sources of flooding and coastal erosion, details of which can be found in the Strategy. It reports to the Minister annually about flood and coastal erosion risk management; the main reporting responsibilities are set out in Annex 2 of the Strategy. The latest report is attached.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property file name National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy.pdf more like this
star this property title National Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management more like this
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unstar this property file name Managing flood and coastal erosion risk in England.pdf more like this
star this property title Managing flood & coastal erosion risks in England more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T14:54:08.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T14:54:08.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1002485
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Flood Control 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 Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 22 October (HL10504), whether they intend to establish an independent review of the effectiveness of (1) Coastal Protection Authorities, and (2) Shoreline Management Plans, in managing flood risk. more like this
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unstar this property uin HL11326 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Coastal change, through erosion or flooding, has always been a risk for those living and working by the sea.</p><p> </p><p>The Environment Agency has strategic oversight of Shoreline Management Plans (20 in England), which are the responsibility of Coastal Protection Authorities. These plans set the direction and preferred management option over a 100 year timeframe and are under-pinned by evidence and a high level economic, social, and environmental assessment.</p><p> </p><p>Over the next three years, we and the Environment Agency (EA) are working closely with the coastal authorities, including funding of £1 million, to refresh Shoreline Management Plans, to ensure that there is consistency and that they are using the best, most up to date evidence. This programme will ensure the Shoreline Management Plans and Coastal Protection Authorities remain effective in light of the most recent UK climate change predictions which will be published later this month.</p><p> </p><p>The EA are also funding a £23 million, five year programme of regional coastal monitoring by these groups, to support decision making.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-11-20T17:48:49.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-20T17:48:49.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1007510
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Ethnic Groups 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 2 November (HL10899), whether they are cooperating with other countries in their support of the Manjo people in Southern Ethiopia; and whether they intend to raise the social, political and economic marginalisation of the Manjo people at the United Nations. more like this
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unstar this property uin HL11509 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
star this property answer text <p>Further to my reply of 2 November, I can confirm that the Civil Society Support Programme through which the UK supported marginalised communities in Ethiopia, including the Manjo, was a multi-donor programme. Contributors alongside DFID for the first phase of the programme were Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Canada and Denmark. The current phase of the programme which will continue to have a focus on marginalised communities including the Manjo will be supported by Ireland, Sweden and Norway.</p><p> </p><p>At this time we believe the Ethiopian government is taking steps to address the challenges which the Manjo and other marginalised groups face, and that continued engagement in-country alongside our international partners is the best course of action. We do not plan to raise the issue in the United Nations at present.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-11-23T14:24:58.623Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-23T14:24:58.623Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Foreign Relations 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 October (HL10897), what assessment they have made of the case for further multilateral partnerships and cooperation to encourage investment in Ethiopia; and how many additional posts for (1) UK officials, and (2) locally engaged staff, have been created at the British Embassy in Addis Ababa. more like this
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unstar this property uin HL11510 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
star this property answer text <p>The British Embassy in Addis Ababa has been working closely with our international and multilateral partners, and through our bilateral programmes, to increase the levels of investment in Ethiopia. We note the $1.2bn World Bank Operation with Ethiopia was approved on 30 October. The Minister for Africa discussed prospects for this, and economic development more widely, when she represented the UK at our annual bilateral aid talks with Ethiopia on 5 October. During her visit, she announced a £66 million package of UK technical assistance to the economic reform process.</p><p>The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is now finalising the new roles to deliver the new strategic approach to Africa, announced by the Prime Minister on her regional visit. While it is not possible to give final figures at this stage, this is a significant uplift across our African network of posts and will include new roles focussed on supporting growth, trade and economic partnerships in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa more widely.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-11-28T16:31:26.3Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-28T16:31:26.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fish: Conservation 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 assessment they have made of the contribution of the Common Fisheries Policy to the preservation of fish stocks in British waters. more like this
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unstar this property uin HL12566 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>Leaving the EU and the Common Fisheries Policy means that we will be an independent coastal State, able to manage and control who fishes in our waters. We will also have the opportunity to develop a more responsive and adaptive management regime with opportunities to create a more resilient, competitive, profitable fisheries sector, together with a clean, healthy and productive marine environment. The Commission’s most recent policy statement (June 2018) about the State of Play of the Common Fisheries Policy can be found at</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52018DC0452&amp;from=EN" target="_blank">https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52018DC0452&amp;from=EN</a></p><p> </p><p>and</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52018SC0329&amp;from=EN" target="_blank">https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52018SC0329&amp;from=EN</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T12:06:24.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T12:06:24.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1036925
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Fish: Conservation 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, which three species of fish caught for commercial purposes in British waters are in shortest supply. more like this
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Lord Patten remove filter
unstar this property uin HL12567 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>The UK Sea Fisheries Statistics 2017 www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-sea-fisheries-annual-statistics-report-2017 - provides information on the UK fishing industry and about the exploitation of fish stocks.</p><p> </p><p>The three key commercially targeted sea fisheries species which would be considered to be in shortest supply determined by scientific advice are:</p><p> </p><p>- North Sea cod</p><p>- Mackerel in the North East Atlantic</p><p>- West Coast horse mackerel</p><p> </p><p>Some bycatch stocks of lower direct commercial importance which are taken in mixed fisheries, such as Celtic Sea cod and Irish Sea whiting, could also be considered as being in short supply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T16:57:37.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:57:37.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1036926
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading London-Exeter Railway Line 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 assessment they have made of the impact of the stretches of single track railway between Waterloo and Exeter on the movement of passengers and freight on that line. more like this
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unstar this property uin HL12568 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Network Rail’s 2015 Wessex Route Study identified the single track sections on the route between Salisbury and Exeter and platform capacity at Salisbury as some of the factors constraining journey times, increasing the number of services and overall line resilience between Exeter and Waterloo.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Route Study concluded that the forecast levels of growth between Salisbury and Exeter did not warrant inclusion of additional sections of double track as a priority in the next Control Period (CP6).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T12:41:45.19Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T12:41:45.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this