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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Advice and Care Trust 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 discussions they have had with the Catholic Prison Advice and Care Trust in the last five years; and what assessment they have made of the work of that charity. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
unstar this property uin HL9999 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>We have a longstanding relationship with the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT), and we recognise the crucial role that they, and other Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations, carry out in supporting offenders and delivering rehabilitative services. I am pleased to note, too, that PACT have recently been awarded the contract for the provision of family engagement services for the female estate.</p><p>We will continue to engage with PACT as we take forward Lord Farmer’s recommendations as part of our wider prison reform agenda.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:47:47.893Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
967415
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 hansard heading Brexit more like this
unstar 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 additional primary legislation will be required prior to 29 March 2019 in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
unstar this property uin HL9915 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 2018-09-27more like thismore than 2018-09-27
star this property answer text <p>We are continuing to put the legislative building blocks in place to deliver our exit, whatever the outcome of the negotiations, including in the unlikely event that a deal cannot be agreed.</p><p>We will introduce further exit legislation as necessary to ensure that we have the right legal frameworks to implement our withdrawal from, and future relationship with, the European Union.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2018-09-27T14:21:46.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-27T14:21:46.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
967414
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Stephen Port more like this
unstar 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 criteria were used in the assessment of legal aid support to families involved in the inquests covering the deaths of the victims of Stephen Port. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
unstar this property uin HL9914 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) is not aware of having received any applications to date for public funding for representation at an inquest from the families of the victims of Stephen Port.</p><p> </p><p>When assessing such applications in general, the Director of Legal Aid Casework (DLAC) must have regard to the Lord Chancellor’s guidance set out under section 4(3) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offender’s Act (LASPO) 2012. The criteria applied by the Legal Aid Agency are outlined under Section 10 of LASPO. The DLAC must also determine whether an applicant meets the financial eligibility test as provided in the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013, or decide whether to waive financial eligibility and/or contribution to costs in whole or in part, as well as satisfy the merits criteria set out in the Civil Legal Aid (Merits Criteria) Regulations 2013.</p><p> </p><p>An application for legal aid may be submitted to the LAA in order for such a determination to be made.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:47:52.94Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:47:52.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
967413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Coroners more like this
unstar 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 how many instances of crowdfunding to cover the cost of legal representation for families involved in inquests have taken place in the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
unstar this property uin HL9913 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 2018-09-19more like thismore than 2018-09-19
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice is aware that there have been instances of crowdfunding to cover the cost of legal representation at inquest proceedings, for example at the inquests into the deaths of those who died in the Birmingham pub bombings and the inquests of the victims of Stephen Port, but the Department does not routinely collect information on instances of crowdfunding.</p><p>We are currently undertaking a review of the provision of legal aid for inquests, due to be published by the end of the year alongside the wider review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2018-09-19T08:48:00.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-19T08:48:00.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3504
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
947630
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Capital Punishment more like this
unstar 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 statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 July, how many times in the last 20 years they have decided not to seek death penalty assurances for British or former British citizens; and what were the details of any such cases. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
unstar this property uin HL9890 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 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>A review of available records (dating back to 2001) has been undertaken and I can confirm that we have identified one occasion where we have provided mutual legal assistance without a death penalty assurance where the death penalty was an available sentence which involved a British or former British national. Due to the potential to harm on-going criminal investigations or future prosecutions and the confidentiality attached to mutual legal assistance, it would not be appropriate to share further information.</p><p>I reiterate the statement by the Minister of State for Security on 23 July (Official Record 23 July column 725) who sought to reassure the House that our long-standing position on the use of the death penalty has not changed. The UK has a long-standing policy of opposing the death penalty as a matter of principle regardless of nationality. Requests for Mutual Legal Assistance must be considered in accordance with the Government’s Overseas, Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) Guidance, which requires an assessment of both human rights and death penalty risks.</p><p>The OSJA guidance, which has been in existence since 2011, permits the provision of assistance, without obtaining assurances, where there are strong reasons for doing so:</p><p>“Ministers should be consulted to determine whether, given the specific circumstances of the case, we should nevertheless provide assistance.”</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T16:34:24.25Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:34:24.25Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
947583
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Capital Punishment more like this
unstar 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 how many times the UK has not sought death penalty assurances for British nationals or former British nationals when agreeing to their trial in another country. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
unstar this property uin HL9860 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 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>Her Majesty’s Government does not have a role in agreeing to the trial of British or former British nationals in another country.</p><p>However, a review of available records (dating back to 2001) has been undertaken and I can confirm that we have identified one occasion where we provided mutual legal assistance without a death penalty assurance where the death penalty was an available sentence which involved a British or former British national.</p><p>Due to the potential to harm on-going criminal investigations or future prosecutions, and the confidentiality attached to mutual legal assistance, it would not be appropriate to share further information.</p><p>I reiterate the statement by the Minister of State for Security on 23 July who sought to reassure the House that our long-standing position on the use of the death penalty has not changed. The UK has a long-standing policy of opposing the death penalty as a matter of principle regardless of nationality. Requests for Mutual Legal Assistance must be considered in accordance with the Government’s Overseas, Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) Guidance, which requires an assessment of both human rights and death penalty risks.</p><p>The OSJA guidance, which has been in existence since 2011, permits the provision of assistance, without obtaining assurances, where there are strong reasons for doing so:</p><p>“Ministers should be consulted to determine whether, given the specific circumstances of the case, we should nevertheless provide assistance.”</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T16:33:47.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:33:47.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
947532
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star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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
star this property hansard heading Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh more like this
unstar 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, and on what grounds, they decided not to seek a death penalty assurance in the cases of British ISIS operatives, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh; and why the approval of Parliament was not sought before this decision was made. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
unstar this property uin HL9827 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 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
star this property answer text <p>After careful and considered advice, the Home Secretary took the decision not to seek a death penalty assurance in this case in June 2018 in accordance with the Government’s Overseas, Security and Justice Assistance (OSJA) Guidance which requires an assessment of both human rights and death penalty risks.</p><p>The OSJA guidance, which has been in existence since 2011, permits the provision of assistance, without obtaining assurances, where there are strong reasons for doing so and sets out the process for making that decision which does not involve a role for Parliament:</p><p>“Ministers should be consulted to determine whether, given the specific circumstances of the case, we should nevertheless provide assistance.”</p><p>Following the detention of these individuals the central concern was, and remains, the real prospect that if legal assistance was not offered to the US authorities without conditions, then they would not face criminal trial.</p><p>Given the legal challenge that is currently underway, it is inappropriate to say more about this specific case.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-09T16:42:12.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-09T16:42:12.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1138563
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Tommy Robinson more like this
unstar 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 ensure the safety of Stephen Yaxley-Lennon in prison. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
unstar this property uin HL17121 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>As per my answer to your previous question, HL8657, we do not comment on individual cases.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice confirms that it takes the duty of care very seriously to ensure all prisoners are able to serve their sentences in a safe environment. Each prisoner is risk assessed upon reception into custody and extra measures are put into place to protect prisoners where there are concerns for their welfare.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:05:47.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:05:47.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions: Tax Allowances more like this
unstar 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 implications of recent changes to the Lifetime Allowance for pension benefits for those in (1) the legal profession, (2) the medical profession, and (3) other professions; and of the case for reviewing those changes. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
unstar this property uin HL17117 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2017/18 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers. As confirmed at Autumn Budget 2017, from April 2018 the lifetime allowance will increase in line with CPI, in order that the value of this benefit is able to keep pace with inflation. This means from April 2019 the lifetime allowance has risen to £1,055,000.</p><p> </p><p>The same tax rules must apply identically to everyone in the same situation, regardless of their employer.</p><p> </p><p>However, across all public service workforces the Government looks at remuneration in the round and takes action when required to ensure delivery of world class public services. Where there is evidence that the delivery of services is being impacted, the Government takes appropriate action to address this, in line with our principles for pay and pensions policy. This is why we have introduced a temporary, taxable, Recruitment and Retention allowance for a small section of the judiciary, and will shortly bring forward a consultation on a new 50:50 pensions flexibility for senior clinicians in the NHS pension scheme.</p><p> </p><p>All aspects of the tax system are kept under review and are subject to change through the annual Budget, in the context of the wider public finances. Any future changes to the tax system will be announced through this process.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T11:12:10.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T11:12:10.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve: Recruitment more like this
unstar 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 how many soldiers were recruited to the Army Reserve between January 2018 and May 2019. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
unstar this property uin HL17108 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Intake for the Army Future Reserve 2020 between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2019 was 4,310. This figure includes Officers and Soldiers. Further information can be found on gov.uk at the link below:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T15:38:43.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T15:38:43.723Z
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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 Lord Browne of Belmont more like this