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star this property date less than 2015-01-15more like thismore than 2015-01-15
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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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 hansard heading Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal 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 which local authorities in England have taken part in the Weekly Collection Support Scheme; how many authorities took part in the expression of interest process; which have subsequently received financial support, and how much; and of those, which have reinstated weekly collections of general (“grey” or “residual”) waste, which have used the support to collect food waste separately, and which have used it in other ways. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL4187 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>In March 2012, my Department received initial expressions of interest from 151 lead local authorities, which resulted in bids from 113 local authorities. Some local authorities submitted multiple expressions of interest which were consolidated before final bid stage. The final bids were then assessed in line with the published criteria, and recipients then awarded funding.</p><p>A detailed table listing the schemes that are being supported is attached and on my Department’s website.</p><p> </p><p>It may be helpful to the noble Lord to outline what this Government has delivered since 2010:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Safeguarded weekly collections for 6 million households through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme as well as championing innovation and best practice; the answer of 14 May 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, House of Commons 646W, outlined how 14 million households in England have some form of weekly collection of smelly rubbish.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Issued the first ever Whitehall guidance on weekly bin collections, demolishing the myths that fortnightly bin collections are needed to save money or increase recycling. This best practice was directly informed by the Weekly Collections Support Scheme;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Supported over 40 innovative reward schemes to back recycling through the Weekly Collection Support Scheme (as pledged in the Coalition Agreement); the winning bids for a further Recycling Rewards Scheme for 2015-16 will be announced shortly;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Stopped the Audit Commission inspections which marked down councils who do not adopt fortnightly rubbish collections, and rejected the Audit Commission guidance which advocated fortnightly collections (“Waste Management: The Strategic Challenge and Waste Management Quick Guide”);</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Abolished the Local Area Agreements and National Indicator 191 imposed by Whitehall which created perverse incentives to downgrade waste collection services;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Scrapped the Whitehall requirement for municipal Annual Efficiency Statements, which allowed a reduction in the frequency of a household rubbish collection service to qualify as a “valid efficiency” and allowed revenue from bin fines to classed as a “cashable efficiency gain”;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Scrapped the imposition of eco-towns which would have had fortnightly bin collections and/or bin taxes as part of the “eco-standards”;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Through the Localism Act, revoked the 2008 legislation that allowed for the imposition of new bin taxes;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Issued guidance to stop the imposition of illegal ‘backdoor bin charging’ on households bins;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Stopped funding the ‘Waste Improvement Network’ which told councils to adopt fortnightly collections as best practice;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Challenged the incorrect interpretation by some bodies that European Union directives require fortnightly collections, and resisted the imposition of bin taxes by the European Union;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Removing powers of entry and snooping powers from bin inspectors and scrapped guidance telling councils to rifle through families’ bins;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Changed building regulations and planning guidance to tackle ‘bin blight’, and worked with the NHBC Foundation to produce new best practice guidance for house builders;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Changing the law through the Deregulation Bill to scrap unfair bin fines.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Without our active support, Ministers are clear that weekly collections would have disappeared across England. This Government’s approach can be contrasted with the devolved Labour-led Administration in Wales, where fortnightly bin collections are official policy, and pilots of monthly bin collections are being actively encouraged.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmed more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T14:39:13.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T14:39:13.267Z
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less than 2015-02-16T17:33:13.473Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T17:33:13.473Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property file name PQ HL4187 List of successful bidders to the Weekly Collection Support Scheme.xls more like this
star this property title List of Supported Schemes more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property file name 150203 PQ677818 Lord Greaves - Attachment.pdf more like this
star this property title List of Supported Schemes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Department of Energy and Climate Change: Ministerial Policy Advisers 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 the Department of Energy and Climate Change will publish records of external meetings held by special advisers to its ministers. more like this
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Lord Tyler more like this
star this property uin HL6076 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government publishes an unprecedented amount of data; departments publish details of Ministers and Permanent Secretaries meetings' with external organisations, and Special Advisers' meetings with senior media figures. The information requested is not held centrally and there are no plans to extend current arrangements<ins class="ministerial">.</ins><del class="ministerial">”</del></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-02-23T14:55:41.167Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-23T14:55:41.167Z
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less than 2016-03-07T14:20:55.723Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-07T14:20:55.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Tyler more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices 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 consideration they have given to encouraging energy companies to use income-differentiated tariffs as a means of addressing fuel poverty. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1757 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
star this property answer text <p>Energy suppliers provide direct bill support for low income households through the Government’s Warm Home Discount scheme. <del class="ministerial">As the original impact assessment for the scheme made clear, the scheme grew in part out of a concern about affordability of energy bills and accessibility of appropriate tariffs for those on low incomes. The scheme is now hugely successful.</del> <del class="ministerial">This year the</del> <ins class="ministerial">The </ins>Warm Home<ins class="ministerial">s</ins> Discount will<ins class="ministerial"> increase to</ins> give eligible low-income bill payers £140 money off their energy bills, helping over 2 million people including 1.4 million of Britain’s most vulnerable pensioners.</p><p>There has been consideration of the role of differentiated tariffs as part of the Hills Review of Fuel Poverty, and in the development of Fuel Poverty: Framework for future action and Cutting the cost of keeping warm, the consultation to prepare for a new fuel poverty strategy.</p><p>We continue to monitor the impacts of the Ofgem’s Retail Market Review and wider Government action to ensure consumers are treated fairly in the energy market and are better able to the choose a deal that suits them. We expect to keep the case for further action under review as part of this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-09-08T08:09:35.287Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-08T08:09:35.287Z
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less than 2014-09-15T12:14:23.4334617Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T12:14:23.4334617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading ICT: Education 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 promote the availability of computer-making and robot-making kits for children. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL3800 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>There are a number of resources available to support computing education and schools are best placed to decide what will be most effective for their pupils.</p><p>The national curriculum in computing emphasises the academic discipline of computer science. Through studying topics such as computational logic, algorithms and data representation, pupils are obtaining insight into how the digital technologies that they use every day actually work<del class="ministerial"> and understanding how these technology products result from human ingenuity and rational design processes</del>. We want young people to have the opportunity to<del class="ministerial"> actively </del>create new technologies, rather than being passive consumers of them.</p><p>The Government has spent more than £4.5 million over the past three years to support schools in delivering high quality computing teaching. This includes £3 million for Computing At School to build a national network of over 350 ‘Master Teachers’ in Computer Science whom schools can commission to provide training for their teachers.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T16:15:46.617Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T16:15:46.617Z
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less than 2015-12-01T17:08:11.647Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-01T17:08:11.647Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Standards 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, further to the remarks by Elizabeth Truss MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, that "our 15 year-olds are up to three years behind their peers in the top-performing countries in reading and mathematics", what action they propose to address this. more like this
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Lord Quirk more like this
star this property uin HL698 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Education believes that improving the quality of teaching in literacy and numeracy is crucial to building the foundation for future study and work. The Government has revised the national curriculum and set more rigorous and challenging content in English and mathematics to match the highest performing countries around the world. The new programmes of study for English and maths will challenge pupils to realise their potential in an increasingly competitive global market.</p><p> </p><p>The new maths GCSE will have more content, be more challenging and – alongside English - will be double weighted in school performance tables. The Department has recently allocated £11 million to fund <del class="ministerial">over</del> 32 new maths hubs to support a more challenging maths GCSE to improve the quality of maths education. This initiative, which includes a teacher exchange programme with Shanghai, will enable every school and college in England, from early years to the post-16 sector, to access locally-tailored support in all areas of maths teaching and learning.</p><p> </p><p>The new national curriculum for English places a greater emphasis on reading and requires pupils to study a range of books, poems and plays.</p><p>The national curriculum for English will give teachers greater flexibility and freedom which will help to raise standards and expectations for all pupils. It has been significantly slimmed down and will free up teachers to use their professional judgement to design curricula that meet the needs of their pupils.</p><p> </p><p>The new English language GCSE will place greater demands on pupils and has more emphasis on those skills demanded by employers. The new English literature GCSE will build on this foundation, and encourage students to read, write and think critically.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-08T15:42:37.307Z
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less than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-09T15:07:12.1098723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Quirk more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Pupils: Personal Records 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 personal pupil data the Department for Education shares with the Home Office, and for what purpose. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL4311 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-06more like thismore than 2017-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The Memorandum of Understanding between the Home Office and the Department for Education outlines the purpose and the personal pupil data shared. The Memorandum of Understanding<ins class="ministerial"> has been deposited</ins> <del class="ministerial">is available</del> in the house library.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-01-06T14:05:08.593Z
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less than 2017-01-10T17:00:14.013Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-10T17:00:14.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
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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 Secure Colleges: Leicestershire 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 costs that will have been incurred in the event that the planned provision of a secure college on the Glen Parva site does not go ahead. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
star this property uin HL624 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">The Coalition government legislated for secure colleges and we are now considering the next steps.</ins></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">Estimated s</ins><del class="ministerial">S</del>pend up to and including 30 April 2015 on the Secure College pathfinder was £1.56m resource (mainly expenditure on staff pay and procurement) and £4.04m capital (mainly design fees and site preparation costs).<ins class="ministerial"> These figures are subject to review by the National Audit Office in January 2016.</ins></p><br /><p>No additional costs would be incurred in the event that the pathfinder did not go ahead. The design work produced for the pathfinder could be used or adapted for various other forms of adult or youth custody. The prepared site at Glen Parva could be used for a range of developments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2015-07-02T15:59:41.537Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T15:59:41.537Z
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less than 2015-12-07T16:13:38.163Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-07T16:13:38.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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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 Bill of Rights 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 when they intend to publish proposals for a British Bill of Rights. more like this
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Lord Falconer of Thoroton more like this
star this property uin HL2522 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
star this property answer text <p>This Government will fully consult on our proposals before introducing legislation for a British Bill of Rights. Further details<del class="ministerial">, including on timing,</del> will be announced in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T16:36:18.01Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T16:36:18.01Z
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less than 2015-10-26T17:54:15.087Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T17:54:15.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Falconer of Thoroton more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-14more like thismore than 2016-01-14
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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 Peers: Writs of Summons 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 how many writs of summons were sent to Peers in 2015, and how many were returned undelivered. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL5044 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-22more like thismore than 2016-01-22
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">704</del> <ins class="ministerial">812 </ins>Writs of Summons were sent out to peers at the Dissolution of Parliament on 30 March 2015. Information on the number of Writs that were returned is not held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2016-01-22T14:18:53.217Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-22T14:18:53.217Z
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less than 2016-04-13T16:22:18.38Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-13T16:22:18.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
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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 Exclusive Economic Zone 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, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims on 6 June (HC38271), what they mean by "unlikely" and what chance there is that any intellectual property belonging to, or confidential information relating to, the Ministry of Justice or the National Offender Management Service was compromised as a result of former staff gaining employment with TDPi. more like this
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Lord Falconer of Thoroton more like this
star this property uin HL467 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
star this property answer text <p>As my Hon Friend, the Minister for Prisons, Probation and Rehabilitation announced on 14 March, we take these allegations of the type raised by the Mail on Sunday on 13 March extremely seriously and we launched an immediate investigation into them, which was conducted by a senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office's Proprietary and Ethics team. This investigation found no evidence of the Department’s intellectual property or confidential information being compromised as a result of staff leaving the Department to join TDPi. Neither did the investigation find any evidence of improper culture or general lack of professionalism in relation to how NOMS staff interact with suppliers or contractors.</p><p>The MoJ has clear rules and governance in place around the standards of conduct for current and former civil servants. All permanent civil servants are covered by the Cabinet Office's Business Appointment Rules. For employees below the Senior Civil Service grade, the rules expect an ex-employee to submit an application form within a year of them leaving office if their circumstances match one or more of the points set out at Section 13 of the Business Appointment Rules. Following the investigation, we have briefed all Human Resources managers and all staff at Senior Civil Service in NOMS about the procedures. The process has been strengthened <ins class="ministerial">so </ins>that we now circulate the procedures to senior managers annually. As my Rt. Hon Friend the Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims said in his answer of 6 June (HC38271), over the last six months, we have improved our commercial capability, more than doubling the senior commercial experts monitoring work with the private sector.</p><p>We have no plans to publish the letter to TDPi.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2016-06-20T16:28:24.033Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-20T16:28:24.033Z
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less than 2016-06-21T13:09:05.373Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-21T13:09:05.373Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Falconer of Thoroton more like this