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star this property date less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
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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 Pregnancy: Health 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 they plan to provide at least three years' financial assistance, where such subsidy is independent of paid work, for maternal care in the home. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL4825 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
unstar this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to provide at least three years' financial assistance, where such subsidy is independent of paid work, for maternal care in the home.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
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less than 2016-01-08T11:06:27.95Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-08T11:06:27.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
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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 Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU Enlargement 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 what advice they are giving to give Bosnia and Herzegovina to prepare for its acceptance as a candidate country to join the EU. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL6297 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 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to driving reform, embedding stability and addressing shared challenges, such as security and migration, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). At the 20 September 2016 General Affairs Council, the EU agreed that the Commission should issue a questionnaire to BiH authorities to assess the country's readiness to be granted candidate country status. That process is continuing. We will continue to support the reforms required through our bilateral engagement (including approximately £6.63 million in programme assistance in financial year 2016-17), in order to ensure BiH becomes a more stable, secure and prosperous country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6298 more like this
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less than 2017-04-06T14:36:21.033Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-06T14:36:21.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-23more like thismore than 2017-03-23
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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 Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU Enlargement 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 what assessment they have made of any issues holding back the acceptance of Bosnia and Herzegovina as a candidate country to join the EU, including relating to constitutional and legal reform; and what assistance they are giving as a result. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL6298 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 2017-04-06more like thismore than 2017-04-06
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government remains committed to driving reform, embedding stability and addressing shared challenges, such as security and migration, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). At the 20 September 2016 General Affairs Council, the EU agreed that the Commission should issue a questionnaire to BiH authorities to assess the country's readiness to be granted candidate country status. That process is continuing. We will continue to support the reforms required through our bilateral engagement (including approximately £6.63 million in programme assistance in financial year 2016-17), in order to ensure BiH becomes a more stable, secure and prosperous country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6297 more like this
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less than 2017-04-06T14:36:21.113Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-06T14:36:21.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students 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 what assessment they have made of potential measures to reverse the recent decline in the number of overseas students coming to the United Kingdom to study or work, in particular those from India. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL2326 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 2015-10-01more like thismore than 2015-10-01
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government values the contribution that international students make to the UK’s economy, and to making our education system one of the best in the world. According to the OECD’s Education at a Glance we remain, by some way, the second most popular destination in the world for international higher education students.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) aims to enhance mutually beneficial educational links between India and the UK. Both Governments have agreed to continue this highly successful programme into a third phase to begin in 2016.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS has established a regular tripartite dialogue with colleagues from the Home Office and the Indian High Commission.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The British High Commission in Delhi (BHC) and the British Council in Delhi are also working hard to promote the message that the UK is open to all genuine students and that there is no limit on the number of international students who can study at our world leading universities. For example, through the GREAT campaign we have a strong digital and social media campaign with a focus on the employability of Indian students who have graduated from UK HEIs and on countering common visa myths.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-10-01T14:58:05.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-01T14:58:05.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students 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 frequently, and in what way, they monitor and compare their performance in attracting overseas students to study and work in the United Kingdom with that of other countries; and following such analysis, whether they plan to make adjustments to their current policies. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL2327 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 2015-09-30more like thismore than 2015-09-30
unstar this property answer text <p>Overseas students are welcome in the UK and there is no cap on the number of such students. The OECD’s Education at a Glance, published annually, compares our performance with that of other countries. In 2012, the UK was estimated to have a 13% share of the international student market (OECD, 2014), second only to the US. The Government is committed to increasing education exports from £18bn in 2012 to £30bn by 2020and our International Education strategy is helping to achieve that.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-09-30T13:41:51.09Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-30T13:41:51.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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419397
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Students 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 what comparisons they have made between their current and previous schemes to encourage foreign students to prolong their studies and take up employment with United Kingdom business and industry; and whether, as a result, they plan to amend their current scheme. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL2328 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 2015-09-30more like thismore than 2015-09-30
unstar this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Prior to 2012 international students who successfully completed a degree at a UK institution could apply for permission to work in the UK for two years. This Post-Study Work route was closed from 6th April 2012 as it granted unrestricted access to the UK labour market for two years to non-EEA nationals at a time when a large number of British graduates were unable to find work. The route was also found to be heavily abused with many people taking up low-skilled work rather than the intended graduate level roles. There are no plans to reintroduce this scheme.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has an excellent offer for overseas students graduating from UK universities wishing to remain in the UK. Those with an offer of a graduate-level job, paying a salary of at least £20,800, can take up sponsored employment for up to six years. In 2014 some 11,000 international students switched to skilled work. PhD students can stay in the UK for an extra year, under the Tier 4 Doctorate Extension Scheme, to look for work or start their own business. Graduate entrepreneurs can stay on for up to two years to develop their business in the UK. The Government has also made provisions for graduates wishing to undertake a period of professional training or a corporate internship related to their qualifications, before pursuing a career overseas.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-09-30T13:41:29.283Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-30T13:41:29.283Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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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
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity 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 what assessment they have made of the possible benefits to the national economy of encouraging good leadership and psychological wellbeing. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL6494 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 2017-04-07more like thismore than 2017-04-07
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2015 the UK government published its productivity plan ‘Fixing the Foundations: Creating a more prosperous nation’, which acknowledged the importance of management and leadership performance in improving productivity performance.</p><p> </p><p>At the Autumn Statement 2016 the government announced that will it provide £13 million to support firms’ plans to improve their management skills and leadership by implementing Sir Charlie Mayfield’s review of business productivity.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014 the government supported the creation of a new What Works Centre for Wellbeing. The centre brings together evidence on different aspects of wellbeing and work, looking at the impact that different interventions and services have on wellbeing.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2017-04-07T12:35:22.493Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-07T12:35:22.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicles: Safety 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 they plan to introduce direct vision standards for heavy goods vehicles in order to reduce road accidents; and if so, when. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL13728 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 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is working in international organisations to develop increased safety standards, including for direct vision, for heavy goods vehicles. The timing of changes will depend on the outcome of that work. It has no plans to introduce a direct vision requirement nationally for existing heavy goods vehicles, given the current information available about the accident reduction potential. Using its devolved powers, London is separately taking forward a scheme to promote direct vision, and similar powers are available for other large cities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T12:57:48.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T12:57:48.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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 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 current plans they have to enhance stability and democracy in Bosnia Herzegovina. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL6423 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 2014-04-23more like thismore than 2014-04-23
unstar this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom continues to be deeply committed to enhancing stability and democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The UK is a strong supporter of European Union Force (EUFOR) Operation Althea's maintenance of the safe and secure environment in BiH, and is proud of its contributions in theatre, and through a reserve company, 1 Scots. Our support for BiH's policing has led to our contributing to establishing a trilateral Police Cooperation Centre (PCC) in Trebinje, resulting in more efficient and effective actions being taken between law enforcement agencies in the region. UK Ministers and officials have made clear to BiH's leaders their responsibility for ensuring that their public rhetoric is not inflammatory or ethnically divisive. <br><br>Following the recent protests, we have made clear to BiH's leaders that they need to respond to the population's legitimate desire for change, most recently when the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), met the BiH Presidency and Foreign Minister on 27 March. During his recent visit the Foreign Secretary met representatives of civil society and plenums and expressed our support to widen the political space in BiH so as to allow citizens to hold politicians to account. <br><br>Part of our work to widen the political space is the recent British BiH Fellowship Programme. A one-month residential programme in the UK designed to equip BiH's future leaders with the skills and experience to lead positive change in their country. <br><br>The Foreign Secretary also announced continuing UK assistance for BiH's path towards EU membership, in the form of new funding to foster democratic governance in Bosnia by strengthening the judiciary, civil society organisations, governance and supporting BiH's EU accession process. Specific examples include political and financial support focused on strengthening the State Court and State Prosecutor's Office, which will improve the operation of Rule of Law systems in BiH. <br><br>In addition, the UK supports the activities of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), whose work in BiH has focused on equipping local non-governmental organisations with the skills they need to provide effective evidence for parliamentary committees. WFD has done valuable work with BiH's Parliament to raise awareness of the value of such committees. This has influenced positively the formation of legislation, and opened up the process of law-making to public scrutiny, while promoting citizen participation in the democratic process.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-04-23T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-23T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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 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 Plenum movement within Bosnia Herzegovina in providing a constructive and peaceful catalyst towards constitutional reform. more like this
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The Earl of Dundee more like this
star this property uin HL6424 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 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The protests and plenums are focussing primarily on socio-economic issues, demonstrating the frustration of the population with Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) leaders' failure to implement reforms on issues which matter most to ordinary Bosnians. The UK views these grievances as being rooted in a wider frustration with the functionality of the state, and as indicative of a broader malaise within BiH, which includes the Constitution. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), visited BiH on 27-28 March, and emphasised to BiH's leadership the importance of their engaging fully with the population's legitimate calls for change, which will include broader reforms. The UK has made clear, bilaterally and within the EU, that it stands ready to assist BiH's leaders in implementing a wide range of changes, should BiH's leaders demonstrate their commitment to engage fully with protesters, and summon the political will to make reforms.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Warsi more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Warsi more like this
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