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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what was (1) the total income raised from the stamp duty levy on additional homes, and (2) the total amount refunded because a purchaser sold their main residence within three years of buying a new one, in 2016-17. more like this
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Lord Flight more like this
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star this property answer text The total income raised from the higher rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on additional homes for 2016-17 was £1,643m. This is the revenue from the additional 3% element only and therefore excludes the revenue from the main rates of SDLT on these properties.<p> </p><p>Statistics on repayments from the higher rate of SDLT on additional properties for 2016-17 are due to be published in July 2017.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T08:52:27.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T08:52:27.637Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4211
star this property label Biography information for Lord Flight more like this
752425
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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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 Her Majesty's Government what assumptions they made in forecasting expected revenue from the three percentage point stamp duty levy on the purchase of additional homes and homes available for rent. more like this
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Lord Flight more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text The key assumptions behind the forecast for expected revenue from the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) higher rates for additional properties are as set out in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 and Budget 2016 policy costings. The tax base was estimated by combining price and volumes data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Census 2011 and administrative data from SDLT and Council Tax. The tax base was projected to grow over the forecast period in line with the OBR Autumn Statement 2015 forecasts for residential SDLT, residential transactions and average house prices. The costing also accounted for a behavioural response. At Budget 2016 the size of the tax base was re-estimated by the OBR using HM Revenue and Customs administrative data from SDLT returns. more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T08:54:59.177Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T08:54:59.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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4211
star this property label Biography information for Lord Flight more like this
751970
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 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 assessment they have made of the living conditions for gay men in Chechnya, including whether those conditions have changed for the better or worse in 2017. more like this
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Baroness Barker more like this
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star this property answer text <p>​We have long held concerns about the human rights situation in Chechnya, in particular the hostile environment for members of the LGBT community. We assess the situation to have deteriorated significantly in 2017, and remain deeply concerned by the continued detention, torture and murder of LGBT people. Statements attributed to the authorities in Chechnya, implying that such treatment towards LGBT people is acceptable, are particularly abhorrent and could incite further violence against LGBT persons.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:45:37.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:45:37.123Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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2501
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barker more like this
751985
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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 Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, and what resources they will provide, to ensure that recommendations they accept from (1) HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, and (2) the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, are fully implemented. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We take recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman very seriously. We are strengthening performance management and assurance arrangements of prisons, particularly in responding to recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and the Prison and Probation Ombudsman reports. To ensure that recommendations are acted upon we are putting in place a robust system to track progress on implementation in prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We have already introduced functional and geographical Group Director roles with more manageable spans of control to provide greater support for governors and empowered governors to make decisions about their prisons so they will be subject to less rigid instructions and can determine how best to spend their allocated budget. Governors will have a greater level of personal responsibility to ensure that recommendations are implemented. [Where recommendations concern safer custody, Regional Safer Custody Leads provide assurance for Prison Group Directors that appropriate action has been taken.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:15:39.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
751992
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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 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 when they last made representations to the government of China regarding refoulement of North Korean refugees to North Korea; and what response they received. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We most recently raised the issue of non-refoulement of North Korean refugees with the Chinese authorities at the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue in Beijing on 27 June.</p><p>We restated our belief that North Korean refugees fleeing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) should be treated as such under the 1951 refugee convention.</p><p>We are aware of reports that those returned to the DPRK have been subject to mistreatment by the authorities. The UK continues to raise our human rights concerns directly with the DPRK regime through our bilateral engagement and in international fora.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:52:19.45Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:52:19.45Z
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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 Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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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 in response to the continued violation of human rights in West Papua, most recently the arrest of 130 people taking part in a peaceful march between 30 June and 6 July. more like this
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Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We follow the situation in Papua with close interest, whilst respecting the territorial integrity of Indonesia. We recognise there are significant challenges in Papua and are concerned about the sporadic violence and restrictions on freedom of expression which continue to take place, such as the events in Nabire District between 29 June and 6 July. As a result, we have pressed the Indonesian authorities to address legitimate concerns and ensure the sustainable and equitable development of the province. Our Ambassador and Embassy officials visit Papua periodically. Officials most recently visited earlier this month and our Ambassador will visit again later this year. We will continue to raise our concerns with the Indonesian authorities. We also raised the issue of access to Papua for foreign journalists during Indonesia's Universal Periodic Review at the Human Rights Council in May 2017.</p><p>We welcome the Indonesian Government's commitment to improving the situation in Papua. President Widodo has visited a number of times since his election in 2014 and has granted clemency to some prisoners and lifted travel restrictions for foreign journalists and international organisations. These are welcome developments, which we support.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:53:19.227Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:53:19.227Z
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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 Lord Harries of Pentregarth more like this
751986
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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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 Her Majesty's Government whether they are developing strategies in relation to (1) death from natural causes, (2) mental health issues, and (3) suicides for (a) prisoners in general, (b) older prisoners, and (c) prisoners on indeterminate sentences who are held beyond their initial tariff. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are committed to improving the support that we offer to prisoners at risk of self-harm or suicide. We expect the most important and effective measures to be the investment of £100 million for recruitment of 2,500 new staff, and the introduction of new offender management arrangements in prisons under which each key worker will have particular responsibility for a small number of prisoners. These will greatly enhance the time and resources available to support prisoners who are at risk.</p><p> </p><p>New training is being rolled out across the estate to support our staff to identify the risks and triggers of suicide and self-harm and understand what they can do to support prisoners at risk. The new training package consists of six sections including awareness training for staff on supporting prisoners with mental health issues.</p><p> </p><p>We have put in place specialist roles (regional safer custody leads) in every region to provide advice to prisons and to spread good practice on identifying and supporting prisoners at risk. We are using experts – including providing extra funding for the Samaritans to provide targeted support for prison staff and to prisoners directly.</p><p> </p><p>Other measures are being developed as part of our safety programme, which includes specific strands of work on the early days in custody; the case management of prisoners at risk; improvements to the built environment of prisons; and building hopefulness amongst prisoners, including through family and peer support.</p><p> </p><p><em>Older Prisoners</em></p><p>Elderly and frail prisoners receive support from NHS clinical services and local authority social care, as well as from prison officers. All staff are trained to appropriate professional standards for their contribution to care. Supporting elderly prisoners is covered in entry-level prison officer training. Prison officers are provided with guidance on dementia and also receive advice and guidance from occupational therapists and social workers at a local level. We are working closely with clinical leaders and social care services to improve our understanding of the impacts of dementia across prisons.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working to improve our knowledge about the particular health and social needs of older prisoners so we can determine how we might meet these requirements. We have set up a working group to explore this issue. This work will include taking expert advice on what changes we might need to make to the estate or to the regime.</p><p> </p><p><em>Indeterminate Sentence Prisoners beyond tariff</em></p><p>The release of prisoners serving indeterminate sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) who have completed their tariff is a matter for the independent Parole Board.</p><p> </p><p>HMPPS is focused on giving IPP prisoners the support, opportunities and motivation they need to progress more quickly when they are reviewed by the Parole Board so that they have the best possible prospect for securing release. HMPPS and the Parole Board have implemented a joint action plan, the purpose of which is to deliver further improvements and efficiencies in the effort to help IPP prisoners progress towards release.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:44:19.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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2018
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
751957
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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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
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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 level of grant-in-aid funding was provided to each service within the BBC World Service in each of the financial years 1987–88 to 2014–15; and, for each service, how much of that funding was allocated to (1) operating grants-in-aid, and (2) capital grants. more like this
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Lord Suri more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The overall information on grant-in-aid funding to the BBC World Service is available to Parliament through the Supplementary Estimates, however the information for each service is not available. The Supplementary Estimates should be available online for a large part of the period in question but the Parliamentary library should hold the information for the whole period in question.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T13:34:10.017Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T13:34:10.017Z
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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 date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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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
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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 assessment have they made of the benefits and costs of being an associate member of Euratom. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The nature of the UK’s future arrangements with Euratom and the EU will be subject to negotiation. Government’s aim throughout the negotiations with the European Commission will be to maintain our mutually successful civil nuclear cooperation with Euratom and the rest of the world.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T09:42:41.967Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T09:42:41.967Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
752003
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star this property date less than 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
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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
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a cross-departmental working party to consider replacement of the Barnett Formula with a needs-based system of resource allocation, and what consideration they have given to putting such a system in place for the 2019-20 financial year. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government remains committed to the Barnett formula, and has no plans to replace it. The Barnett formula is designed to ensure that Devolved Administrations are funded in a transparent way to deliver their priorities within their devolved responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>The government has also recently agreed a new fiscal framework for the Welsh Government, which both governments agree is fair for Wales and for the rest of the UK. The Barnett formula will remain central to the Welsh Government’s funding, while the introduction of a new needs-based factor will see their relative funding remain at a fair level for the long term.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-27T08:47:51.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-27T08:47:51.877Z
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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 Wigley more like this