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Birthdays: 19th December 1995


Sir Antony Buck QC, former MP, 67; Mr Ross Buckland, chief executive, Unigate, 53; Mr Timothy Eggar MP, Minister of State, Trade and Industry, 44; Dame Catherine Hall, former General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, 73; The Right Rev Ian Harland, Bishop of Carlisle, 63; Brigadier Lewis Harris, cartographer, 85; Sir Brian Hill, former chairman, Higgs & Hill, 63; Mr Syd Little, comedian, 53; Mr Robert Ponsonby, former Controller of Music, BBC, 68; The Marquess of Queensberry, former professor of ceramics, Royal College of Art, 66; Sir David Rowe-Ham, former Lord Mayor of London, 60; Lord Weir, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 64; Mr Maurice White, rock singer, 54.