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That this House is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Lord Stratford, born Tony Banks in Belfast in 1943 and educated at schools in south London, and then York University and the London School of Economics and known as Banksie to colleagues and friends; notes that he was a key figure in the Labour movement and that his natural wit and fast tongue was loved by political friends and foes alike; recalls that he was a former sports minister and peer from the summer of 2005, an outspoken animal welfare advocate and chairman of the Works of Art Committee overseeing historic paintings and sculptures in Westminster; sends its sincerest condolences to friends and family; and notes that he will be sorely missed.
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at end add `and further notes his tremendous support for the retired miners and allotment holders in Ryhope, Tyne and Wear, during his time as Government minister in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, in awarding Grade Two listed building status to the Pigeon Crees and thus saving this important part of working class heritage in Ryhope for future generations.'.
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