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star this property date less than 2014-03-28more like thismore than 2014-03-28
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The Lord Chairman of Committees more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Chairman of Committees (HoL) more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chairman of Committees whether there are plans to sell or give away the tiles currently being replaced in the Palace of Westminster. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6435 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Encaustic Tile Programme is a seven year conservation programme to replace and repair the encaustic tiles throughout the Palace of Westminster. As part of the programme, tiles which are in good condition are either left in place or re-used elsewhere whenever possible.</p><p>In some cases, the tiles cannot be re-used elsewhere, and the Administration and Works Committee in the Lords and the Administration Committee in the Commons have agreed that, in these cases, some tiles should be kept for archival purposes, some tiles should be donated to museums or related institutions, and a limited number of tiles should be sold.</p><p>The Committees in both Houses are currently discussing the details of this proposal.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Sewel more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Sewel more like this
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
46666
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many super-injunctions on matters relating to libel or privacy are in place in Northern Ireland; and whether any have been granted since 1 January 2014. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL6544 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Libel and Privacy law is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and is a matter for the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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4202
star this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
46679
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the new trustees of the Royal Palace at Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland, were announced; and who has been appointed. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
star this property uin HL6557 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p>On 24 March 2014, a press release was issued stating “The Northern Ireland Office and Historic Royal Palaces are pleased to announce that they have today signed a contract confirming that Historic Royal Palaces will take over responsibility for management and presentation of Hillsborough Castle as planned, with effect from 1 April 2014.”</p><p> </p><p>No new trustees were appointed specifically to Hillsborough Castle, but details of the current trustees of Historic Royal Palaces can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://www.hrp.org.uk/aboutus/whoweare/currenttrustees" target="_blank">http://www.hrp.org.uk/aboutus/whoweare/currenttrustees</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Randerson more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4230
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
44578
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid in legal aid fees over the last five years to law firms Public Interest Lawyers and Leigh Day to conduct cases alleging abuse by British soldiers. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6235 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) cannot separately identify legal aid cases for those Iraqis alleging abuse by British Soldiers without disproportionate costs. Legal aid cases are not systematically recorded against nationality or cause of action.</p><p> </p><p>Leigh Day have not acted under legal aid in these types of cases. Public Interest Lawyers have acted for Iraqi clients under legal aid in cases seeking investigations into deaths and mistreatment.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The net payments to Public Interest Lawyers over the past five years were:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>£628,527.75</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>£267,433.88</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£439,268.02</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£331,238.85</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£54,387.48</p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>These payments cover all work undertaken by the firm under legal aid. The payments made will be offset by recoupment on successful cases where the opponent has paid the costs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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497
star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
44579
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
unstar 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 take steps to recover legal aid payments to the firm Public Interest Lawyers following their statement on 20 March that there was no evidence that British soldiers had murdered 20 Iraqis. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6236 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Legal aid is not funding the Al-Sweady Inquiry. There are therefore no plans to recover payments made from legal aid to Public Interest Lawyers following their statement on 20 March.</p><p> </p><p>On 20 March, at the Al-Sweady Inquiry into the most serious allegations against British soldiers in the Iraq War, lawyers representing Iraqi families withdrew their claim that the troops had killed unarmed civilians they had captured and brought back to an army base.</p><p> </p><p>The inquiry continues and the statement on 20 March does not mean that the inquiry has been abandoned.</p><p> </p><p>Legal aid was provided for an action prior to the Inquiry. Legal aid was provided to Iraqi applicants to seek an independent and effective investigation into deaths and torture or inhumane and degrading treatment in relation to the incident at checkpoint Danny Boy in Iraq in May 2004. As a result of these proceedings, the Secretary of State for Defence decided to hold the Al-Sweady Inquiry. This action was therefore successful in its aim.</p><p> </p><p>The Inquiry is not yet complete and the Chairman's report is not due to be published until later in the year. Public Interest Lawyers's statement refers to part only of the allegations made and the Ministry of Justice awaits the Inquiry Report before commenting further.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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497
star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
44580
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star this property date less than 2014-03-24more like thismore than 2014-03-24
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
unstar 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 investigate United Kingdom law firms pursuing claims of unfounded abuse by British soldiers. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL6237 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>There are no plans to investigate the firms as they are not funded under the legal aid regulations or their contract with the Lord Chancellor in the Al-Sweady inquiry. It would not be reasonable to investigate the firms under their contract in relation to a matter arising outside their contract.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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497
star this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
45485
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that the current legislation against female genital mutilation provides sufficient protection against the practice, whether carried out in the United Kingdom or abroad. more like this
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Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
star this property uin HL6350 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is committed to tackling and preventing the harmful and unacceptable practice of female genital mutilation.</p><p> </p><p>The Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 extended significantly the protection that the law affords to victims of this unacceptable practice. However, to deal with perpetrators of these offences, cases must be reported to the police and the evidential and public interest tests for prosecution must be met. At the time of mutilation, victims may be too young and vulnerable, or too afraid, to report offences. They may also be reluctant to implicate family members. These barriers to prosecution cannot easily be overcome. Therefore it is important to find ways of building a case that do not necessarily rely on the testimony of child victims.</p><p> </p><p>As part of cross-government work, the Ministry of Justice is already considering suggestions made by the Director of Public Prosecutions for strengthening the criminal law on female genital mutilation to make successful prosecutions more likely.</p><p> </p><p>We welcome the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into this area and will give careful consideration to any additional recommendations for legislative change that may be made by the Committee when it reports in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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3573
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Gould of Potternewton more like this
45784
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the provision in the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013, whereby complaints against claims management companies can be made to the Legal Services Ombudsman, will be implemented. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL6433 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 provided the necessary enabling powers to put in place the funding arrangements for the Legal Ombudsman to deal with complaints against claims management companies. These provisions were commenced on 21 March 2014. This included a power for the Lord Chancellor to make Regulations to charge fees to recover the costs he has incurred in meeting the expenditure of the Legal Ombudsman in relation to claims management complaints.</p><p>Section 161 of the Legal Services Act 2007 will, once commenced, extend the Legal Ombudsman's remit to deal with complaints against claims management companies. We are continuing to work towards commencing section 161 of the 2007 Act, but prior to this we must ensure that all the necessary legislative arrangements are in place. This includes consulting on the structure of the Lord Chancellor's cost recovery fee and drafting the fee Regulations, which must then be approved by Parliament. At the same time, the Legal Ombudsman is working on the operational arrangements for taking these complaints, and thus we will deliver this new regime as soon as possible.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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4159
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the planned hull life of the Type 23 frigate. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL6552 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Following a decision in 2005, to extend the service life of the current class of Type 23 frigates to 35 years the hull life of the class now ranges between 34 and 37 years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
45483
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star this property date less than 2014-03-26more like thismore than 2014-03-26
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals who came to the United Kingdom as unaccompanied children between 2005 and 2010 (1) eventually settled in the United Kingdom, (2) left voluntarily, and (3) were removed. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL6348 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) granted indefinite leave to remain between 1st October 2006 and 31st December 2010 is 661.<br><br>Numbers of voluntary removals of UASC by year from 1<sup>st</sup> October 2006 to 31<sup>st</sup> December 2010:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year of application</p></td><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>86</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Numbers of enforced removals of UASC by year from 1<sup>st</sup> October 2006 to 31<sup>st</sup> December 2010:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year of application</p></td><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>96</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><br>Please note:<br>• ‘Unaccompanied children' have been interpreted as unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) in answering this question. <br>• All figures quoted above are management information which has been subject to internal quality checks.<br>• Data on UASC was not formally recorded on the Home Office's Case Information Database until 1st Oct 2006.<br>• The above data does not necessarily relate to individuals who arrived in the UK in the period specified. The action referred to in the response may relate to a person who arrived in the UK in a previous year.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this