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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Seasonal Workers 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 assistance that seasonal farm workers from the Ukraine could provide in meeting the UK’s agricultural requirements; and what barriers, if any, there are to their entry. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16915 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>The Government has introduced a new immigration pilot scheme for 2019 and 2020 enabling up to 2,500 non-European Economic Area migrant workers, including seasonal workers from Ukraine, to come to the UK to undertake seasonal employment in the edible horticultural sector.</p><p> </p><p>This pilot will test the effectiveness of our immigration system at alleviating seasonal labour shortages during peak production periods, whilst reducing immigration to sustainable levels and continuing to welcome those who make an invaluable contribution.</p><p> </p><p>This pilot is not designed to meet the full labour needs of the horticultural sector. Rather we are seeking to evaluate the immigration pilot’s ability to assist in alleviating labour shortages during peak production periods.</p><p> </p><p>Defra and the Home Office will work closely to monitor the pilot, and review its performance against the stated objectives. This pilot will help inform our understanding of how such immigration routes perform in a modern global context, and support the design of our new immigration system laid out in the recent White Paper. Defra is working to improve the official evidence based on temporary worker supply and demand, through a new quarterly survey of growers, the results of which we will consider carefully. We are also working closely with industry to understand trends in labour demand and supply.</p><p> </p><p>Immigration issues are reserved and remain the policy responsibility of the Home Office. After we leave the EU, we must ensure that we have an immigration system that works in the best interest of the whole of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Defra is working closely with the Home Office to ensure that there is a long term strategy for agricultural labour as part of the future immigration strategy. The Home Office has launched a 12-month engagement programme with sectors across the UK to enable businesses and other stakeholders to shape the development of the future skills based immigration system.</p><p> </p><p>As such, there are no plans to expand this pilot at this time. We wish to fully assess this pilot and the results will help to inform the design of the new immigration system from January 2021.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:24:07.717Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:24:07.717Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten remove filter
1130846
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings: Climate Change 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 Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 14 May (HL15410), why the building regulations do not take account of the contribution of glass cladding to global warming. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16213 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Building Regulations set minimum energy performance standards for new homes and non-domestic buildings. The principal way that developers demonstrate compliance is through a whole building energy calculation. For a new building, the properties of the glazing and façade would be taken into account in the calculation of overall energy performance and therefore the carbon emissions from the building.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:49:54.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:49:54.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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1137
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1130847
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government Finance 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 assessment they have made of (1) the cash reserves held by local authorities in England that are not ring-fenced; and (2) whether those reserves are necessary; and whether they intend to encourage councils to use some of those reserves to help local services. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16214 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 2019-06-19more like thismore than 2019-06-19
star this property answer text <p>Non-ringfenced revenue reserves are either earmarked, as a result of a policy decision to use them for specific purposes; or unallocated, these reserves are part of a local authority's risk management process, which would be called upon in the event of unexpected costs and emergencies. <br> <br> All local authorities are required to hold sufficient unallocated reserves to meet unforecastable financial risks. Councils are free to determine the level of reserves they hold and are accountable to their electorate for the decisions they make. No powers exist to redistribute/reclaim this resource. Reserves are funds that are spent at the discretion of the local authority.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-19T15:47:23.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T15:47:23.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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1130848
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Fire Prevention 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 assessment they have made of the risks attributed to the wooden cladding of flats and terraced homes in England. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16215 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 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>In December 2018, the Government banned combustible materials in the external walls of new high-rise residential buildings that contain flats, as well as hospitals, residential care premises, student accommodation and residential accommodation in schools for those buildings which have a top storey more than 18 metres above ground level.</p><p>The Department started in December 2018 a technical review of the statutory guidance to the Building Regulation dealing with fire safety. A call for evidence was published on 18 December 2018 and closed on 15 March 2019. The call for evidence asked for views on the trigger heights and thresholds used in the document.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:49:38.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:49:38.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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1137
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1130849
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Trees: Diseases 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 assessment they have made of the threats from disease to hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus) in England and Wales. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16216 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 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>Details of pest and disease threats to hornbeam (<em>Carpinus betulus</em>), along with other plant and tree species, are included on the UK plant health risk register, which can be accessed here: <a href="https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/" target="_blank">https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/phiw/riskRegister/</a>. Of the 1,040 entries on the risk register, ten of these have hornbeam specifically listed as a major host species, although hornbeam may be a minor host in relation to certain other pests and diseases listed (e.g. those which are polyphagous in nature on broadleaved trees). The risk register includes information about current mitigations in place and priorities for future actions.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:55:15.703Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:55:15.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1125852
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Labour Mobility 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 assessment they have made of the effect of their announcement of 15 April on changes to the private rental sector on labour mobility. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL15642 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to modernising the private rented sector and intends to introduce a new, fairer deal for both landlords and tenants.</p><p>Following the recent announcement to put an end to ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, we will shortly publish a consultation on the details of our package of reforms. We will use the consultation to test whether specific provisions for different types of housing, such as student accommodation are wanted or needed.</p><p>Landlords will still be able seek possession using existing grounds under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988, including the ground relating to accommodation tied to employment. These reforms will allow the flexibility for renters to move, including for work, if they wish. Tenants will still be able to choose to end the tenancy, as long as they provide requisite notice to the landlord, retaining the flexibility we know is important to some renters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15643 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:15:26.287Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:15:26.287Z
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4282
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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1137
star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten remove filter
1125853
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Private Rented Housing 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, following their announcement of 15 April on changes to the private rental sector, whether it will still be possible for (1) universities, and (2) businesses, to procure short-term lets for people coming from abroad for a defined period; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL15643 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 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to modernising the private rented sector and intends to introduce a new, fairer deal for both landlords and tenants.</p><p>Following the recent announcement to put an end to ‘no-fault’ evictions by repealing section 21 of the Housing Act 1988, we will shortly publish a consultation on the details of our package of reforms. We will use the consultation to test whether specific provisions for different types of housing, such as student accommodation are wanted or needed.</p><p>Landlords will still be able seek possession using existing grounds under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988, including the ground relating to accommodation tied to employment. These reforms will allow the flexibility for renters to move, including for work, if they wish. Tenants will still be able to choose to end the tenancy, as long as they provide requisite notice to the landlord, retaining the flexibility we know is important to some renters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15642 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:15:26.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:15:26.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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1137
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1123771
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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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
star this property hansard heading Arctic Council 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 whether they intend to join the Arctic Council; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL15409 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 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>​In accordance with the Declaration on the establishment of the Arctic Council dated 19 September 1996, membership is reserved to Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the USA, also known as the Arctic States. The United Kingdom has held the status of State Observer to the Arctic Council since its establishment in 1996, and intends to continue to retain this status and our ongoing engagement with the Arctic Council.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-05-13T14:52:41.747Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T14:52:41.747Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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1123772
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings: Climate Change 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 is their assessment of the announcement made on 22 April by the New York City Mayor that he intends to ban glass clad skyscrapers because of their contribution to global warming; and whether they consider it to have any implications for future construction of high rise buildings in the UK. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL15410 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Building Regulations set minimum energy performance standards for new homes and non-domestic buildings. They are deliberately couched in performance terms and do not prescribe the technologies, materials or fuels to be used, allowing builders the flexibility to innovate and select the most practical and cost effective solutions in particular circumstances. We plan to consult in the coming months on improving energy efficiency requirements in new and existing buildings where the evidence suggests it is cost effective, affordable, practical and safe to do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T15:30:17.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T15:30:17.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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1137
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1123773
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: Mexico 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 is their assessment of UK trade with Mexico over the last five years; and of likely trade trends in the next five years. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL15411 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 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The UK has a strong and growing trading relationship with Mexico. According to latest ONS data, the total bilateral trade in goods and services between the UK and Mexico in 2018 totalled £4.4bn, a 37.1% increase since 2013. We also have a strong working relationship with the Mexican government, as evidenced by the 2010 Canning Agenda, the State Visit in 2015 and the 2015 Dual Year. We expect this positive trend to continue in the future.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-05-14T14:28:53.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T14:28:53.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Patten remove filter