Table of Contents for
Monday 17 Nov 2003

Volume No. 654 Part No. 171

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The Lord Chancellor: Leave of Absence

RNIB: Right to Read Charter

Disabled Students

Nuclear Energy

Mutual Life Offices: FSA Proposals

Taxation (Information) Bill [HL]

Criminal Justice Bill

Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [HL]

Access to the Countryside (Exclusions and Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2003

Written Answers

North/South Implementation Bodies: Funding

Northern Ireland: Mental HealthTribunal Rules

Northern Ireland Government Offices: Cleaning

Northern Ireland Parliament 1921–1972: Legislation

Belfast: Waterways

Iraq: Gender Experts

Cameroon

Indonesia: Use of British-built Military Equipment in Aceh

Iraq: Unemployment

Peacekeeping: UNSCR 1325

Vietnam: Unified Buddhist Church

Ceuta and Melilla: European Parliamentary Elections 2004

Fourth Geneva Convention: Civilians in the Occupied Territories

Somaliland

Democratic Republic of Congo

Saudi Arabia: British Citizens in Detention

Middle East

Guantanamo Bay: Legal Status of Detainees

FCO Annual Report on Human Rights 2003

Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission Ruling

Afghanistan: Police Training

Ascension Island: Wideawake Airfield

Kosovo: UNSCR 1244

Rough Sleepers: Westminster Cathedral Piazza

Planning: Obligations and Charges

Homeless Households: Temporary Accommodation

Overseas Students

Asylum Reform

Anti-social Behaviour Orders

Halloween

Asylum Seekers: Detention

Failed Asylum Seekers: Support

Work Permits

Immigration Policy: ECJ Ruling in Akrich Case

People Trafficking

Public Schools: Charitable Status

Immigration Detainees: Language Support

Immigration Detainees: Children

Racial Discrimination: Political Parties

Gulf War 1990–91: Vaccines

War Widows

Armed Forces: Review of Pension and Compensation Arrangements

London Student Pledge

Pension Protection Fund

State Pension

Housing Benefit

Tax Credits

FSA: Market Misconduct and Enforcement Action

Business Banking Code

Licensing Act 2003: National Guidance

Liquor Licences: Brewster Sessions 2004

Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes

NHS Trusts: Private Patients

NHS Foundation Trusts: Reimbursement

Honey

Nuclear Waste: Disposal

Countryside Agency: Access Rights and Maps



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names of speakers in the Lords Hansard text for
Monday 17 Nov 2003

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Column: 1765

The Lord Chancellor: Leave of Absence [17 Nov 2003]

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

RNIB: Right to Read Charter [17 Nov 2003]

2.36 p.m.

Baroness Gardner of Parkes — RNIB: Right to Read Charter [17 Nov 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

Baroness Gardner of Parkes

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Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Ashley of Stoke

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Lord Trefgarne

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Column: 1767

Lord Addington

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Earl Howe

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Wilkins

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Disabled Students [17 Nov 2003]

2.43 p.m.

Baroness Sharp of Guildford — Disabled Students [17 Nov 2003]

Column: 1768

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Baroness Hollis of Heigham)

Baroness Sharp of Guildford

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Lord Campbell of Croy

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Lord Skelmersdale

Column: 1769

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Lord Addington

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Nuclear Energy [17 Nov 2003]

2.48 p.m.

Lord Peyton of Yeovil — Nuclear Energy [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Davies of Oldham

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Lord Peyton of Yeovil

Lord Davies of Oldham

Lord Maclennan of Rogart

Lord Marsh

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

Lord Maclennan of Rogart

Lord Davies of Oldham

Lord Marsh

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Lord Davies of Oldham

Lord Tomlinson

Lord Davies of Oldham

Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes

Lord Davies of Oldham

Lord Stoddart of Swindon

Lord Ezra

Lord Craig of Radley

Noble Lords

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Lord Craig of Radley

Lord Davies of Oldham

Lord Ezra

Lord Davies of Oldham

Baroness O'Cathain

Lord Davies of Oldham

Column: 1773

Baroness Miller of Hendon

Lord Davies of Oldham

Mutual Life Offices: FSA Proposals [17 Nov 2003]

3 p.m.

Lord Newby — Mutual Life Offices: FSA Proposals [17 Nov 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

Lord Newby

Column: 1774

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Taxation (Information) Bill [HL] [17 Nov 2003]

Criminal Justice Bill [17 Nov 2003]

3.3 p.m.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

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Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Baroness Harris of Richmond

Column: 1776

Baroness Walmsley

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Column: 1778

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

3.15 p.m.

Lord Ackner

Column: 1779

Lord Thomas of Gresford

Baroness Mallalieu

Column: 1780

Lord Renton

Lord Ackner

Lord Kingsland

The Attorney-General (Lord Goldsmith)

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Lord Thomas of Gresford

Lord Goldsmith

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Column: 1783

3.30 p.m.

Lord Kingsland

Lord Thomas of Gresford

Lord Goldsmith

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Lord Goldsmith

Lord Goldsmith

Column: 1785

Lord Goldsmith

Lord Goldsmith

Lord Goldsmith

Lord Goldsmith

Lord Goldsmith

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Column: 1787

Lord Kingsland

Column: 1788

Lord Thomas of Gresford

Lord Goldsmith

Lord Goldsmith

Column: 1789

Lord Goldsmith

Lord Goldsmith

Column: 1790

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Lord Kingsland

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1791

Lord Kingsland

3.45 p.m.

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Column: 1793

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Lord Thomas of Gresford

Lord Renton

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Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Lord Lucas

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Lord Dholakia

Column: 1796

4 p.m.

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Column: 1798

Lord Lucas

Column: 1799

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1800

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

4.15 p.m.

Lord Ackner

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Column: 1802

Column: 1803

4.30 p.m.

Lord Lloyd of Berwick

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Column: 1805

Earl Russell

Lord Thomas of Gresford

4.45 p.m.

Lord Borrie

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Lord Hylton

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

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Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1808

Lord Ackner

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Lord Ackner

Lord Renton

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Noble Lords

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1809

Lord Ackner

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1810

Lord Renton

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Lord Ackner

Lord Lloyd of Berwick

Lord Ackner

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5.6 p.m.

Division No. 1 (Criminal Justice Bill) [17 Nov 2003]

Column: 1812

5.16 p.m.

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Baroness Blatch

Column: 1815

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1816

5.30 p.m.

Baroness Blatch

Column: 1817

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1818

Lord Thomas of Gresford

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Lord Thomas of Gresford

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1819

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Column: 1821

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

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Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1824

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1825

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1826

Baroness Anelay of St Johns

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1827

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: 1828

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Lord Renton

Column: 1829

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Wild Mammals (Protection) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill [HL] [17 Nov 2003]

Access to the Countryside (Exclusions and Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2003 [17 Nov 2003]

5.47 p.m.

Earl Peel

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Lord Livsey of Talgarth

Baroness Byford

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Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer

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6.30 p.m.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty)

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Column: 1841

Baroness Byford

Lord Whitty

Baroness Byford

Lord Whitty

Column: 1842

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer

Lord Whitty

Baroness Carnegy of Lour

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6.45 p.m.

Lord Whitty

Earl Peel

Column: 1844

Column: WA235

Written Answers [17 Nov 2003]

North/South Implementation Bodies: Funding [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Laird — North/South Implementation Bodies: Funding [17 Nov 2003]

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

Lord Laird — North/South Implementation Bodies: Funding [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Amos

Northern Ireland: Mental HealthTribunal Rules [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Lester of Herne Hill — Northern Ireland: Mental HealthTribunal Rules [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Amos

Column: WA236

Northern Ireland Government Offices: Cleaning [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Laird — Northern Ireland Government Offices: Cleaning [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Amos

Northern Ireland Parliament 1921–1972: Legislation [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Laird — Northern Ireland Parliament 1921–1972: Legislation [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Amos

Belfast: Waterways [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Laird — Belfast: Waterways [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA237

Baroness Amos

Iraq: Gender Experts [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Blatch — Iraq: Gender Experts [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Amos

Column: WA238

Cameroon [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Rea — Cameroon [17 Nov 2003]

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

Indonesia: Use of British-built Military Equipment in Aceh [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Avebury — Indonesia: Use of British-built Military Equipment in Aceh [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA239

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Iraq: Unemployment [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Williams of Crosby — Iraq: Unemployment [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Peacekeeping: UNSCR 1325 [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Northover — Peacekeeping: UNSCR 1325 [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Column: WA240

Column: WA241

Vietnam: Unified Buddhist Church [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Avebury — Vietnam: Unified Buddhist Church [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Ceuta and Melilla: European Parliamentary Elections 2004 [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Kilclooney — Ceuta and Melilla: European Parliamentary Elections 2004 [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Fourth Geneva Convention: Civilians in the Occupied Territories [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Lester of Herne Hill — Fourth Geneva Convention: Civilians in the Occupied Territories [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Column: WA242

Somaliland [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Avebury — Somaliland [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Democratic Republic of Congo [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Avebury — Democratic Republic of Congo [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Saudi Arabia: British Citizens in Detention [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Avebury — Saudi Arabia: British Citizens in Detention [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA243

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Middle East [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Hylton — Middle East [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Guantanamo Bay: Legal Status of Detainees [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Hylton — Guantanamo Bay: Legal Status of Detainees [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

FCO Annual Report on Human Rights 2003 [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Palmer — FCO Annual Report on Human Rights 2003 [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA244

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission Ruling [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Avebury — Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission Ruling [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Afghanistan: Police Training [17 Nov 2003]

The Earl of Sandwich — Afghanistan: Police Training [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Ascension Island: Wideawake Airfield [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Acton — Ascension Island: Wideawake Airfield [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA245

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Kosovo: UNSCR 1244 [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Grabiner — Kosovo: UNSCR 1244 [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Column: WA246

Rough Sleepers: Westminster Cathedral Piazza [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Patten — Rough Sleepers: Westminster Cathedral Piazza [17 Nov 2003]

The Minister of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Lord Rooker)

Planning: Obligations and Charges [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Taylor of Warwick — Planning: Obligations and Charges [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Rooker

Column: WA247

Homeless Households: Temporary Accommodation [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Tomlinson — Homeless Households: Temporary Accommodation [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Rooker

Overseas Students [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Avebury — Overseas Students [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA248

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)

Asylum Reform [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Avebury — Asylum Reform [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: WA249

Anti-social Behaviour Orders [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Walmsley — Anti-social Behaviour Orders [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: WA251

Halloween [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Morris of Manchester — Halloween [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Asylum Seekers: Detention [17 Nov 2003]

The Earl of Sandwich — Asylum Seekers: Detention [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Failed Asylum Seekers: Support [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Avebury — Failed Asylum Seekers: Support [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA252

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Work Permits [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Dubs — Work Permits [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Immigration Policy: ECJ Ruling in Akrich Case [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Tebbit — Immigration Policy: ECJ Ruling in Akrich Case [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: WA253

People Trafficking [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Ludford — People Trafficking [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: WA254

Public Schools: Charitable Status [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Lea of Crondall — Public Schools: Charitable Status [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Immigration Detainees: Language Support [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Lester of Herne Hill — Immigration Detainees: Language Support [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Column: WA255

Immigration Detainees: Children [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Lester of Herne Hill — Immigration Detainees: Children [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Racial Discrimination: Political Parties [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Greaves — Racial Discrimination: Political Parties [17 Nov 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (Lord Filkin)

Gulf War 1990–91: Vaccines [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Morris of Manchester — Gulf War 1990–91: Vaccines [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA256

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

War Widows [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Morris of Manchester — War Widows [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Bach

Column: WA257

Lord Morris of Manchester — War Widows [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Bach

Column: WA258

Armed Forces: Review of Pension and Compensation Arrangements [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Morris of Manchester — Armed Forces: Review of Pension and Compensation Arrangements [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Bach

London Student Pledge [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Blatch — London Student Pledge [17 Nov 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

Column: WA259

Baroness Blatch — London Student Pledge [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Blatch — London Student Pledge [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Baroness Blatch — London Student Pledge [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Pension Protection Fund [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay — Pension Protection Fund [17 Nov 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Work and Pensions (Baroness Hollis of Heigham)

Column: WA260

State Pension [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay — State Pension [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Housing Benefit [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Campbell-Savours — Housing Benefit [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Column: WA261

Tax Credits [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Taylor of Warwick — Tax Credits [17 Nov 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

FSA: Market Misconduct and Enforcement Action [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Taylor of Warwick — FSA: Market Misconduct and Enforcement Action [17 Nov 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Business Banking Code [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Taylor of Warwick — Business Banking Code [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA262

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Licensing Act 2003: National Guidance [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts — Licensing Act 2003: National Guidance [17 Nov 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Column: WA263

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts — Licensing Act 2003: National Guidance [17 Nov 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Liquor Licences: Brewster Sessions 2004 [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts — Liquor Licences: Brewster Sessions 2004 [17 Nov 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Column: WA264

Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay — Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes [17 Nov 2003]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

NHS Trusts: Private Patients [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Noakes — NHS Trusts: Private Patients [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA265

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Warner)

Baroness Noakes — NHS Trusts: Private Patients [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Warner

NHS Foundation Trusts: Reimbursement [17 Nov 2003]

Earl Howe — NHS Foundation Trusts: Reimbursement [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Warner

Earl Howe — NHS Foundation Trusts: Reimbursement [17 Nov 2003]

Column: WA266

Lord Warner

Honey [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Byford — Honey [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Warner

Nuclear Waste: Disposal [17 Nov 2003]

Earl Attlee — Nuclear Waste: Disposal [17 Nov 2003]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Whitty)

Column: WA267

Column: WA268

Countryside Agency: Access Rights and Maps [17 Nov 2003]

Baroness Byford — Countryside Agency: Access Rights and Maps [17 Nov 2003]

Lord Whitty


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