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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Christopher Allen 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 measures they have taken to ensure that the South Sudanese authorities conducted a satisfactory investigation in relation to the killing of the British citizen, Christopher Allen, in August 2017. more like this
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Baroness Northover more like this
star this property uin HL9993 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 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>​US consular services contacted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for advice regarding Christopher Allen’s death in South Sudan, a dual US/UK national. Consular assistance was provided by the US consular services in Sudan and the USA, following the decision by the family to repatriate Mr Allen to the USA.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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HL9994 more like this
HL9995 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-09-12T15:44:14.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
386890
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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Defence 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 over what periods in the last 30 years there has been a threat to the existence of the United Kingdom; and what was the average percentage of gross domestic product spent on defence in each of those years. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL999 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 2015-07-08more like thismore than 2015-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The UK has, and continues to face, a broad range of complex threats both at home and abroad.</p><p>The table below shows the proportion of gross domestic product that the UK has spent on defence each year since 1985. This data is published annually by NATO as part of its Defence Expenditure publications.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Percentage of GDP spent on Defence</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1985</p></td><td><p>5.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1986</p></td><td><p>4.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1987</p></td><td><p>4.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1988</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>4.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1991</p></td><td><p>4.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1992</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1994</p></td><td><p>3.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1995</p></td><td><p>3.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1996</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>2.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>2.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>2.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>2.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-08T15:34:22.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
533035
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Brexit 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 what fees estate agents are able to include within administration charges when letting homes. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL999 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Letting agents can set their own administration charges when letting homes, but they must publicise a full tariff of their fees prominently in their offices and on their website. Agents that fail to do so can be fined up to £5,000.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T15:05:31.39Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T15:05:31.39Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
753311
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union 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 Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 July (HLWS43), what are (1) the UK obligations to the EU, and (2) the EU obligations to the UK, "that will survive the UK's withdrawal"; and how they intend to resolve those obligations. more like this
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Lord Kinnock more like this
star this property uin HL999 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 2017-08-02more like thismore than 2017-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The terms of the UK’s departure from the EU will depend on negotiations with the EU and other Member States. There is no established precedent for leaving the EU.</p><p>We are focussed on securing the best possible deal for the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union.</p><p>The UK is a country that meets its international obligations and we will work with the EU to determine a fair settlement of the UK’s rights and obligations as a departing Member State, in accordance with the law and in the spirit of our continuing partnership.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2017-08-02T14:32:10.433Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-02T14:32:10.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kinnock more like this
77265
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease 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 whether, in December 2011, the Clinical Pathology Accreditation Service was made aware of modifications by the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit to the Trinity Biotech immunoblot kit to be used for testing human cerebrospinal fluid. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL999 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The former Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit (HPA LBU) was accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation who had access to, and was able to review, all the standard operating procedures of the unit.</p><p> </p><p>The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is a qualitative in vitro assay for the detection of Immunoglobulin (IgG or IgM) antibodies in human samples against specific antigens/proteins of <em>Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia garinii and Borrelia burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech Lyme Western Blot is intended as a confirmatory assay for use in testing human samples which have been previously found to be positive or equivocal using an Enzyme Immunoassay and Immunofluroescent Assay or other appropriate screening method. Positive second-tier results are supportive evidence of infection with <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The diagnosis of Lyme disease should be made based on history and symptoms (such as erythema migrans), and other laboratory data, in addition to the presence of antibodies to <em>B. burgdorferi</em>. The Trinity Biotech blot has been in use since 2007 by the former HPA’s LBU for testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and proved very reliable. This technique has also been in use widely across Europe during this period as a diagnostic test using CSF as a sample to support the diagnosis of neuroborreliosis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T12:32:59.6647091Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T12:32:59.6647091Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
386889
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Iraq: Armed Conflict 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 what assessment they have made of whether driving Daesh out of Iraq would be a final military victory. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL998 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 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
star this property answer text <p>ISIL must be defeated both in Iraq and Syria. This will take time and patience but it is a fight we must win. We are also clear that it cannot be achieved by military action alone which is why the UK supports inclusive governance in Iraq and political transition in Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-07T16:05:34.347Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
533034
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Solar Power 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 why people with a British passport and of British nationality require an additional immigration check when submitting an application to rent a home. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL998 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 2016-07-14more like thismore than 2016-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office guidance makes clear that landlords are expected to carry out checks on all adults.</p><p>This approach helps landlords to avoid acting in a discriminatory manner and to establish a statutory excuse against a penalty should they be found letting to an illegal migrant. In many cases, landlords and agents will already be asking for the same documents for credit and tenant referencing purposes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T13:05:06.857Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T13:05:06.857Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
753310
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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 Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to increase the use of rooftop solar power. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL998 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-27more like thismore than 2017-07-27
star this property answer text <p>Solar PV is a UK success story. In 2013 we estimated that solar capacity would reach 10-12GW by 2020. We now expect Government support to bring forward around 13 GW by 2020. The Feed-in Tariff remains open to solar PV which provides an incentive for businesses to invest in rooftop solar.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:33:03.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:33:03.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
77264
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease 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 when the testing of the cerebrospinal fluid of patients suspected of having Lyme disease using the Trinity Biotech kit at the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit began; how many patients' samples were tested in that way; and how many patients were recorded as being positive over that period of time. more like this
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The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL998 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Trinity Biotech blot has been in use since 2007 by the former Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit for testing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and proved very reliable. It has also been used in this way by other laboratories in Europe. However, CSF antibodies will not be present if there is no evidence of any other antibodies in the serum. Data is not collected centrally on specific samples from patients as the final diagnosis is made by the clinician on the basis of the test results and the clinical presentation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T12:31:17.2846277Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T12:31:17.2846277Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1861
star this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
386888
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Amyloidosis 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 which of the four phase 2 or 3 clinical trials for systemic amyloidosis approved since 2004 are still ongoing; and whether any of the trials have produced sufficient positive outcomes to encourage commercial development. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL997 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>There are four trials for systemic amyloidosis that are designated as ‘ongoing’ in the United Kingdom. These are being conducted by two commercial sponsors, Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc and A.T. Development Switzerland Sarl (two studies), and one non-commercial sponsor, European Myeloma Network.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Clinical trial sponsors are required to publish a summary of their trial results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of their trial completing. At that point, these results will become publically available on the EU Clinical Trials Register</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department of Health, which funds the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). NCRI Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) bring together clinicians, scientists, statisticians and lay representatives to coordinate development of a strategic portfolio of trials within their field. All CSGs interact with clinical research networks, funders (including NIHR) and researchers to develop studies aimed at improving outcomes for patients. The Haematological Oncology CSG has a Myeloma Subgroup and its 2013-14 annual report that includes an assessment of progress in these areas is attached and available on the NCRI website at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf" target="_blank">http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We cannot comment on commercial considerations. When the results are known, the commercial potential of these trial’s products will be a matter for the respective trial sponsors.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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HL995 more like this
HL996 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.553Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.553Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf more like this
unstar this property title 2013-14 Annual Report more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
533033
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star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EP Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion 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 what assessment they have made of the impact of administrative and immigration check fees on those on low incomes seeking to rent a home. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL997 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>Not all letting agents charge fees for right to rent checks and when right to rent was rolled out in the West Midlands, it was found that the majority of letting agents were not charging a fee for conducting the right to rent immigration checks. Letting agents are required to be fully transparent about their fees and publicise a complete tariff of fees in their offices and on their website. The Government believes that full transparency gives consumers the information they need. We intend to carry out a review later this year into how well this approach is working.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T15:42:31.19Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:42:31.19Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3691
star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
753309
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury 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 Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to engage with the European Parliament's inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL997 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government has engaged constructively with the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion‎.</p><p> </p><p>In February 2017, the previous Financial Secretary to the Treasury and the previous Economic Secretary to the Treasury wrote to the Chair of the European Parliament to set out the extensive recent steps the UK had taken in these areas. In the same month, Members of the Committee visited London and met with senior officials from the UK's cross-agency Panama Papers Taskforce to discuss their important work.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:33:37.203Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:33:37.203Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
77263
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star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre 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 whether, following the Independent Monitoring Board's Annual Report 2013, they have initiated changes at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre to ensure that detainees claiming to be under 18 are assessed by social services in the community rather than in the centre. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL997 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-23more like thismore than 2014-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Harmondsworth published its 2013 report on 30 June. An action plan to address the recommendations in the report will be agreed by 11 August. Plans to make changes to the configuration of the healthcare unit to address the provision of appropriate accommodation for those with mental health or behavioural problems are under discussion with the new healthcare provider at Harmondsworth. This is in advance of the transfer of healthcare commissioning to NHS England on 1 September. Individuals who claim to be under the age of 18 following their detention are managed in accordance with Detention Services Order 14/2012 for the care and management of age dispute cases. This sets out the policy and procedures to follow in individual cases where there is a lack of physical or definitive documentary evidence to prove the person is under the age of 18. This also details the circumstances in which release by case owners is appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-23T13:10:51.946498Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-23T13:10:51.946498Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
386887
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star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Amyloidosis 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 whether there are currently any trials for systemic amyloidosis in humans being conducted by the National Institute of Health Research charities or the commercial sector. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL996 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>There are four trials for systemic amyloidosis that are designated as ‘ongoing’ in the United Kingdom. These are being conducted by two commercial sponsors, Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc and A.T. Development Switzerland Sarl (two studies), and one non-commercial sponsor, European Myeloma Network.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Clinical trial sponsors are required to publish a summary of their trial results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of their trial completing. At that point, these results will become publically available on the EU Clinical Trials Register</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department of Health, which funds the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). NCRI Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) bring together clinicians, scientists, statisticians and lay representatives to coordinate development of a strategic portfolio of trials within their field. All CSGs interact with clinical research networks, funders (including NIHR) and researchers to develop studies aimed at improving outcomes for patients. The Haematological Oncology CSG has a Myeloma Subgroup and its 2013-14 annual report that includes an assessment of progress in these areas is attached and available on the NCRI website at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf" target="_blank">http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We cannot comment on commercial considerations. When the results are known, the commercial potential of these trial’s products will be a matter for the respective trial sponsors.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL995 more like this
HL997 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf more like this
unstar this property title 2013-14 Annual Report more like this
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4151
star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
533032
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Public Sector Debt 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 what steps they are taking to encourage Gulf States to accept Syrian asylum seekers. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL996 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text We recognise and welcome the substantial and continued contribution made by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to the humanitarian aid response for Syria and the large numbers of Syrians already in the Gulf. The Gulf states are now home to almost one million Syrians, and Gulf states have pledged more than $3 billion in humanitarian assistance. Kuwait co-hosted the London Donor Conference in February 2016 where Gulf states pledged $739 million. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2016-07-13T15:15:45.427Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T15:15:45.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
753308
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury 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 Her Majesty's Government what progress have they made in reducing the national debt. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL996 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 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>In 2010 the government inherited the largest deficit since the Second World War at 9.9% of GDP in 2009-10. Since then the government has reduced the deficit by three quarters to 2.4% of GDP last year. Without this reduction the level of debt would be even higher than its level of 86.8% of GDP at the end of March 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The government has committed to ensure Public Sector Net Debt as a share of GDP is falling in 2020-21. In their March 2017 forecast the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that the government will meet this target two years early in 2018-19.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T12:33:52.503Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T12:33:52.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
77262
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre 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 what plans they have to respond to the Independent Monitoring Board's Annual Report 2013 on Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre and in particular its finding in respect of the provision of appropriate accommodation for those with mental health or behavioural problems. more like this
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Baroness Stern more like this
star this property uin HL996 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 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Harmondsworth published its 2013 report on 30 June. An action plan to address the recommendations in the report will be agreed by 11 August. Plans to make changes to the configuration of the healthcare unit to address the provision of appropriate accommodation for those with mental health or behavioural problems are under discussion with the new healthcare provider at Harmondsworth. This is in advance of the transfer of healthcare commissioning to NHS England on 1 September. Individuals who claim to be under the age of 18 following their detention are managed in accordance with Detention Services Order 14/2012 for the care and management of age dispute cases. This sets out the policy and procedures to follow in individual cases where there is a lack of physical or definitive documentary evidence to prove the person is under the age of 18. This also details the circumstances in which release by case owners is appropriate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T17:28:25.6494589Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T17:28:25.6494589Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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2475
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stern more like this
386886
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Bone Marrow Disorders 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 whether they will place in the Library of the House any publications resulting from the phase 3 clinical trials approved for the potential treatment of systemic amyloidosis or multiple myeloma; and what is the National Institute of Health Research’s assessment of progress in these areas. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL995 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>There are four trials for systemic amyloidosis that are designated as ‘ongoing’ in the United Kingdom. These are being conducted by two commercial sponsors, Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc and A.T. Development Switzerland Sarl (two studies), and one non-commercial sponsor, European Myeloma Network.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Clinical trial sponsors are required to publish a summary of their trial results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of their trial completing. At that point, these results will become publically available on the EU Clinical Trials Register</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department of Health, which funds the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI). NCRI Clinical Studies Groups (CSGs) bring together clinicians, scientists, statisticians and lay representatives to coordinate development of a strategic portfolio of trials within their field. All CSGs interact with clinical research networks, funders (including NIHR) and researchers to develop studies aimed at improving outcomes for patients. The Haematological Oncology CSG has a Myeloma Subgroup and its 2013-14 annual report that includes an assessment of progress in these areas is attached and available on the NCRI website at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf" target="_blank">http://csg.ncri.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We cannot comment on commercial considerations. When the results are known, the commercial potential of these trial’s products will be a matter for the respective trial sponsors.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL996 more like this
HL997 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.197Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:34:29.197Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name NCRI-Haem-Onc-CSG-Annual-Report-2013-14.pdf more like this
unstar this property title 2013-14 Annual Report more like this
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4151
star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
533031
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Temporary Accommodation: Children 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 whether when undertaking further work on the options for airport expansion they will include a review of the current safety and security risks associated with each option for expansion. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL995 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 2016-07-12more like thismore than 2016-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Safety and security are of paramount importance, these issues were considered by the Airports Commission and will be given due regard again at appropriate points in the process following any preferred scheme being announced.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-07-12T12:33:53.467Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-12T12:33:53.467Z
star this property answering member
4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
753307
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of children housed in temporary accommodation in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL995 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL993 more like this
HL994 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.983Z
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4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
77261
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gambling 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 what is the estimated average number of licence applications that a single operator of a sports book, online casino, poker room or gambling software provider would need to submit in order to comply fully with Gambling Commission licensing requirements. more like this
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Lord Mancroft more like this
star this property uin HL995 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>Gambling operators can make one application to the Gambling Commission for multiple activities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-07-17T14:20:48.4031812Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:20:48.4031812Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1833
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this
386885
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Myeloma 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 when they expect the National Institute of Health Research Technology Assessment programme to publish initial findings from its assessment of the benefits of antibiotic prophylaxis and its effect on healthcare associated infections in myeloma patients. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
star this property uin HL994 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 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
star this property answer text <p>This trial is led by the University of Birmingham. The project is recruiting ahead of schedule and expects to reach its target of 800 in the near future. The target was to do so by the end of November 2015. Publication of initial findings is expected in 2017.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-07-09T13:00:57.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T13:00:57.7Z
star this property answering member
127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property tabling member
4151
star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
533030
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-05more like thismore than 2016-07-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Temporary Accommodation 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 when they last held discussions with senior managers of Govia Thameslink Railway about train cancellations on their services. more like this
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Baroness Randerson more like this
star this property uin HL994 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 2016-07-13more like thismore than 2016-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Transport and the Rail Minister have been in regular contact with senior Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) managers to discuss GTR franchise matters. Officials are also in constant contact with representatives from GTR and frequently discuss the operation of the franchise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-07-13T14:12:43.747Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-13T14:12:43.747Z
star this property answering member
4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
753306
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many households were housed in temporary accommodation in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL994 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 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL993 more like this
HL995 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.933Z
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4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4153
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
77260
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answering body
Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Gambling 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 what work they have undertaken to ensure that the burden on companies applying for a gambling licence is minimised in line with their priorities to reduce red tape; and whether they considered the ability of such companies to compete against unlicensed operators in any such work. more like this
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Lord Mancroft more like this
star this property uin HL994 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Gambling Commission is responsible for ensuring that the costs of applying for a Commission licence, and the regulatory burden of complying with it, are the minimum necessary to ensure compatibility with the licensing objectives.</p><p> </p><p>The Commission keeps its licensing arrangements and licence conditions and codes (LCCP) under review. Recently it consulted on improved licensing processes for moving to an online licence application process, and introducing a multi-jurisdictional form to reduce the costs for applicants applying for licences in more than one jurisdiction.</p><p> </p><p>In advance of the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 coming into force on 1<sup>st</sup> October, the Commission has been working with operators and overseas regulators to avoid duplication and undue regulatory burden wherever possible – for example, minimising the need for operators to duplicate material or assurances that can be obtained from an operator's host nation regulator. These consultations have enabled the Commission to take into account the impact on the relative attractiveness of operating legally in a regulated market compared to the risks of operating illegally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL992 more like this
HL993 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.251183Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:20:11.251183Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1833
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mancroft more like this