Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

349525
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Fuel Direct Scheme more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the affordability of a standard Fuel Direct rate of £3.70 for direct payments for arrears on fuel bills; and whether in setting that rate they considered (1) allowing some customers to pay a lower rate of direct deduction, and (2) allowing customers to pay by Fuel Direct for ongoing bills when they are not in arrears. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL394 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>Third Party Deduction is a long standing scheme of last resort where all other means of budgeting have been exhausted. Where the Secretary of State decides that it is in the claimant’s best interests to order repayment of the arrears he can do so. The scheme was introduced in the 1970’s to protect the vulnerable and their family, whilst not adding to their financial burden.</p><p> </p><p>Fuel Direct is set in legislation at 5% of their Personal Allowance, which is a fixed deduction of £3.70 for each element of fuel debt. This is considered to be the most appropriate level of repayment in order to clear the fuel debt arrears and to prevent enforcement action.</p><p> </p><p>Each year the amount of Third Party Deduction is re-assessed as part of The Social Security Up-rating Order.</p><p> </p><p>Once the arrears have been paid a person will usually be taken off the Fuel Direct scheme. In exceptional circumstances a person may be allowed to remain on the Fuel Direct scheme to help ensure that they don’t get into debt again.</p><p> </p><p>However Fuel Direct is not intended as a budgeting aid and the Governments main objective is to help people into employment, whilst encouraging them to be responsible for their own financial affairs, whether they are on benefit or not.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-18T14:39:18.987Z
star this property answering member
4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property tabling member
4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
350105
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Prescribed Industrial Diseases more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims they have received for Prescribed Disease C3b in the last 10 years; and of these, how many were allowed. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL419 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The information as requested is not available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-06-18T13:40:56.02Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T13:40:56.02Z
star this property answering member
4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property tabling member
1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
350106
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Sheep Dipping more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by George Eustice, Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on 10 June (HC Deb, col 136WH), who published the 1991 Health and Safety Executive report of an inquiry into sheep dipping; and to whom it was distributed. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Countess of Mar more like this
star this property uin HL420 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>The 1991 Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report presented the findings of a 1990 survey of sheep dipping and was published by HSE as an internal document in May 1991.</p><p> </p><p>The report was discussed at a meeting of the then Health and Safety Commission’s Agricultural Industry Advisory Committee (AIAC) working group, Chemicals In Agriculture (ChemAg), on 10 July 1991. The ChemAg working group membership included HSE, the Confederation of British Industry, the Trades Union Congress and other industry organisations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-06-18T13:32:17.067Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T13:32:17.067Z
star this property answering member
4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property tabling member
1861
unstar this property label Biography information for The Countess of Mar more like this
348496
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to end the disability employment gap. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL268 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>In the last 12 months there has been an increase of 238,000 disabled people in work. That is really positive, but there is more to do.</p><p> </p><p>We have been very clear that the gap between the employment rates of disabled people and non-disabled people remains too big and have committed to halving it.</p><p> </p><p>Government cannot achieve this ambition alone so we are working closely with disabled people, their organisations, employers and employment support providers to develop our strategy to enable more disabled people to get into, remain in and progress in work.</p><p> </p><p>The Disability Confident Campaign, which actively promotes the Access to Work scheme, is key to supporting employers in working with Government to halve the disability employment gap.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-06-18T11:45:10.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T11:45:10.297Z
star this property answering member
4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property tabling member
542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
349511
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Mesothelioma: Compensation more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with regard to the compensation payments awarded under the Mesothelioma Act 2014, what is their estimate of (1) the difference between the actuarial calculations on which they based their assumptions for payments of compensation and the payments now being made by insurance companies; and (2) how much such companies will save in each of the next 10 years compared with the original legislative assumptions. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL380 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>No actuarial calculations were carried out in relation to the payments that would be made by the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme. The tariff table, which sets out the rate of payment according to age at diagnosis, is based on an average of similar payments made under civil compensation.</p><p> </p><p>The Impact Assessment published in March 2014 estimated that £93.7m would be paid out by the Scheme in the first year of its operation, and £412.4m would be paid out over the first 10 years.</p><p> </p><p>Initial application volumes were lower than anticipated so the amount levied on the insurance industry for the period 2014/15 was £32m. It is too early to estimate what the application volumes will be over the next 10 years given volumes received to date. As this is a demand led scheme, the calculations for the levy are done afresh each year. An upturn in applications to the Scheme would result in a higher levy rate in future years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2015-06-18T13:31:33.04Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-18T13:31:33.04Z
star this property answering member
4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property tabling member
738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
155697
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answering body
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 Iraq more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contacts they have had with the government of Iran in relation to the ongoing military campaign in Iraq against ISIL. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2881 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney(Mr Cameron), discussed the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and related issues including securing peace in Syria when he met President Rouhani in September at the UN General Assembly. We have also used our expanding bilateral relationship with Iran over the last year to discuss ISIL and other regional issues. We hope that the Iranian government will respond to the shared threat from ISIL by aligning their approach with the international community’s efforts to bring stability to Iraq and Syria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-21T14:00:08.263Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:00:08.263Z
star this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
155698
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answering body
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 Syria more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which rebel groups in Syria they have offered financial or military assistance; and by which groups such assistance has been accepted. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2882 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
unstar this property answer text The UK supports a range of moderates in Syria who oppose both the Assad regime and extremism. We do not provide support to extremist groups, and the need to prevent diversion to these groups is built into our programmes. In August 2013 we gave the Supreme Military Council (SMC) of the Free Syrian Army escape hoods, detector paper and nerve-agent pre-treatment tablets to protect them from chemical weapons attack. This financial year the UK will be providing £1 million of non-lethal equipment to the moderate armed opposition. The exact equipment will depend on the requirements of the recipients, but could include commercially available communications equipment, commercially available vehicles, fuel, portable generators and logistics supplies such as clothing, rations and tents; and individual medical kits. The UK Government also expects to make a significant contribution to the recently announced US-led programme to train and equip the Syrian moderate armed opposition. Details of how that contribution will be delivered are currently being scoped. We also provide support to the political umbrella group the National Coalition. This includes advisory and strategic communications support. The UK does not supply weapons to anybody in Syria.
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T14:50:33.267Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:50:33.267Z
star this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
155700
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answering body
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 Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to encourage the government of Israel to contribute to the rebuilding of Gaza after the damage caused in the recent conflict; and if not, why not. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2884 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Further to my previous reply of 28 October, I can confirm that the UK has no plans to request Israeli funding for the reconstruction of Gaza. The UK is engaging Israel and other parties to ensure the unimpeded delivery of aid and the lifting of restrictions to exports from Gaza. The UK is also pressing for progress towards a durable ceasefire agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T14:51:15.347Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T14:51:15.347Z
star this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
155701
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answering body
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 Syria more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey about the future status of the Kurds in Northern Syria. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL2885 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
unstar this property answer text <p>We maintain a regular dialogue with the Turkish government on developments in Syria, including on the status of the Kurds in northern Syria. Turkey shares our concern about the present situation in Kobane and has made clear their commitment to support international efforts to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.</p><p>We applaud Turkey’s generosity in hosting over 190,000 refugees who have fled the fighting in Kobane, in addition to the 1.5 million refugees from Syria and Iraq already residing in Turkey. The Department for International Development has already responded to the urgent needs of Syrian Kurdish refugees who have fled to Turkey, and is ready to react swiftly to further developments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T15:38:49.663Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T15:38:49.663Z
star this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
166122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
star this property answering body
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 Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many overseas-based Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff are employed in the United Kingdom and how many are local employees; what percentage of its overseas staff will be local employees in 2015 and 2020; and what assessment has been made of the impact of the increase in the number of local employees on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's overall future effectiveness. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL3180 more like this
star this property answer
answer
unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
unstar this property answer text The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has 1686 UK staff members deployed at its Missions overseas. It has 9,097 local staff members across its global network, which represents 67 per cent of the FCO’s total workforce. We do not expect this proportion to shift significantly, and our overall goal is for a workforce made up of UK and local staff that delivers an effective organisation through professionalism, expertise and knowledge. more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-12-04T15:49:46.537Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T15:49:46.537Z
star this property answering member
3474
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property tabling member
259
unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this