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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Pakistan: Ahmadiyya more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the assassination of the Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, and in particular, the recent assasination of Latif Aalam Butt. more like this
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Baroness Berridge 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 remain concerned about the violence faced by the Ahmadiyya and other communities in Pakistan and continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to protect and guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens as laid down in the Constitution and in accordance with international standards. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office closely monitors the situation in Pakistan as documented in the annual Human Rights report and quarterly updates. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) and the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised human rights concerns with Prime Minister Sharif during his visit in May 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100004
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar 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 Work Experience more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent proposal by the Child Poverty and Social Justice Commission that unpaid internships should be illegal. more like this
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Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property uin HL2219 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>This Government is absolutely clear: exploitation of interns is unacceptable and we don’t hesitate to act where we find that employment law has been broken and someone who is entitled to the minimum wage hasn’t been paid it.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline.</p><p> </p><p>Research shows that internships and work experience programmes can be valuable opportunities for young people taking their first steps in the labour market. Our work on interns and the National Minimum Wage aims to achieve the right balance between ensuring that opportunities for young people are not cut off and minimising the risk of exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>Our concern, if we were to prohibit unpaid internships, is that this may lead to employers recruiting interns through informal and privileged networks with adverse effects on social mobility or have adverse consequences on the number of available opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>There is no definition of an internship in minimum wage legislation and interns are considered in the same way as everyone else with regards to whether the minimum wage is due. The key issue is whether or not they are workers as defined by minimum wage legislation. If they are, then they are eligible for the minimum wage unless a specific exemption applies. Volunteers are not workers and are not eligible for the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100052
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Statues: Greater London 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 is the area of London for which the Secretary of State is currently responsible under the Public Statues (Metropolis) Act 1854 for giving consent for the erection of public statues; and which local authorities are included in that area. more like this
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The Earl of Clancarty more like this
star this property uin HL2258 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>Under section 5 of the Public Statues (Metropolis) Act 1854 the consent of the commissioners of works needs to be obtained before a public statue can be erected in a public place in the Metropolitan Police District of London. The functions of the commissioners of works are now vested in the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. By virtue of the London Government Act 1963 (as amended by the Greater London Authority Act 1999), the Metropolitan Police District of London is now the area of Greater London (excluding the City of London, and the Inner and Middle Temples). Details of the local authorities in this region can be found at <a href="http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:11:59.2075582Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:11:59.2075582Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Clancarty more like this
100053
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Statues: Greater London 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 for Culture, Media and Sport holds an archive and register (including plans, drawings etc.) relating to consent given by the Secretary of State for the erection of statues under the Public Statues (Metropolis) Act 1854; if so, whether they make that archive publicly accessible; and what plans they have for any such archive. more like this
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The Earl of Clancarty more like this
star this property uin HL2259 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold an archive or register relating to consent given by the Secretary of State for the erection of statues under section 5 of the Public Statues (Metropolis) Act 1854.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T13:04:08.1305514Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T13:04:08.1305514Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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3391
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Clancarty more like this
100079
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar 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 Gibraltar: Spain 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 Baroness Anelay of St Johns (HL1709), how many incursions by Spanish state vessels into British Gibralter Territorial Waters there have been in 2014 to date and in each of the preceding five years; and, in the light of these numbers, what is their assessment of the efficacy of the defence of United Kingdom sovereignty over these waters using current methods. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2285 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>There were 247 unlawful incursions between January and September this year. There were 103 in 2010, 24 in 2011, 229 in 2012 and 496 in 2013, as stated in the reply of 17 June, Official Report, column WA38, given by the former Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the right hon. Baroness Warsi. The Government cannot readily provide statistics for incursions before 2010 as this could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.</p><p>Incursions are a violation of sovereignty, not a threat to it. They do not change the fact of British sovereignty over British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. The Government challenges and protests all unlawful incursions and these actions effectively defend our sovereignty over British Gibraltar Territorial waters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:24:51.1295982Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:24:51.1295982Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
100104
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar 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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Rent a Room Scheme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the annual cost of providing the rent-a-room tax scheme if the threshold were raised (a) in line with rental inflation since 1997-98 and (b) to £7,500 per year; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edmonton more like this
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Mr Andrew Love more like this
star this property uin 211222 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has made no such assessment but keeps all tax policies under review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:36:33.4355509Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:36:33.4355509Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Love more like this
100108
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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HM Treasury more like this
unstar 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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will assess the potential effect of giving part-time entrepreneurs a fixed definition in the Tax Code. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211328 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>There is no definition of a part-time entrepreneur within the Taxes Acts. In general, the tax system treats part-time entrepreneurs in the same way as full-time entrepreneurs, and there are no plans to change this.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:37:48.7494166Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:37:48.7494166Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
100155
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar 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: Meters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what forecast he has made of (a) the number of smart meters installed and (b) the cost on the consumer bill of the installation of such meters in each quarter between Q3 2014 and Q3 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rutherglen and Hamilton West more like this
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Tom Greatrex more like this
star this property uin 211347 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The larger energy suppliers have provided yearly smart and advanced meter installation forecasts to DECC, which were published in the ‘Second Annual Report on the Roll-out of Smart Meters’ in December 2013:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/second-annual-progress-report-on-the-roll-out-of-smart-meters" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/second-annual-progress-report-on-the-roll-out-of-smart-meters</a></p><p>These figures will be updated in the next annual report based on the most recent projections by suppliers. It should be noted that these figures do not include any of the smaller suppliers’ estimates, nor take into account any growth in customer numbers.</p><p>DECC does not project bill impacts on a quarter by quarter basis and DECC’s latest prices and bills report from March 2013 contained projected bill impacts from smart metering for 2013, 2020 and 2030:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/172923/130326_-_Price_and_Bill_Impacts_Report_Final.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/172923/130326_-_Price_and_Bill_Impacts_Report_Final.pdf</a> .</p><p>The smart meter Impact Assessment published in January 2014, estimates that even at their peak in 2015 the costs to the average consumer will be £6, or less than 0.5% of the average bill:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-roll-out-for-the-domestic-and-small-and-medium-non-domestic-sectors-gb-impact-assessment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-roll-out-for-the-domestic-and-small-and-medium-non-domestic-sectors-gb-impact-assessment</a></p><p>Taking into account all costs and savings, by 2017 the average consumer will start saving money, leading to an annual net saving of £26 in 2020, increasing to £43 a year in 2030 in comparison to a situation without smart meters.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hastings and Rye more like this
star this property answering member printed Amber Rudd more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T15:15:51.7678361Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:15:51.7678361Z
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star this property label Biography information for Amber Rudd more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Greatrex more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar 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 New Businesses: Lancashire more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many start-up loans have been granted to businesses in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Pendle more like this
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Andrew Stephenson more like this
star this property uin 211613 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>In total more than 21,000 Start Up Loans have been issued to budding entrepreneurs across the country since the scheme launched in June 2012. 38 loans have been issued in Pendle constituency out of 794 loans in total across Lancashire.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:54:01.3755026Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:54:01.3755026Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar 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 Tata Steel more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Urgent Question on 16 October 2014, Official Report, column 445, on Tata Steel, what meetings and discussions (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with the Scottish Government to discuss the selling of the Long Products Division. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
star this property uin 211567 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Tata have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Klesch Group about a possible sale of their Long Products Division. Both companies have made clear that there are some months of commercial negotiation ahead including consultations with the workforce.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government and the Scottish Government have ongoing discussions on these and other matters all the time.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T16:53:12.8638043Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:53:12.8638043Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this