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1149791
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote to the people of Northern Ireland the benefits of Northern Ireland forming part of the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL83 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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HL85 more like this
HL86 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.31Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149792
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic benefits to Northern Ireland of being a part of the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL84 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government believes strongly in upholding the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom - our four nations are safer, stronger and more prosperous together.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland benefits from being part of the world’s sixth largest economy. The UK’s integrated internal market means there are no barriers to doing business for companies and people trading across the nations within the UK – creating jobs and prosperity across the country.</p><p> </p><p>Northern Ireland also benefits from the highest public spending per head (£11,190) in the UK - around 20% (£1,883) higher than the UK spend per head (£9,159).</p><p> </p><p>Moreover, over half (53%) of all external sales from Northern Ireland are to the rest of the UK, and half of external visitors to Northern Ireland are from the rest of the UK, with a total of 1.4million visitors in 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:25:42.07Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:25:42.07Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149793
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether promoting the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK is one of the core functions of the Northern Ireland Office. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL85 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL83 more like this
HL86 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.373Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.373Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149794
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sovereignty: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to strengthen Northern Ireland's place within the UK. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL86 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
star this property answer text <p>This Government has made clear on many occasions that we will never be neutral in expressing our support for the Union. Our steadfast belief is that Northern Ireland’s future is best served within a stronger United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>The Government and this Department is fully committed to the constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom. Our union is strongest when each of its constituent parts is strong and working together. We remain focussed on ensuring the interests of each nation are fully represented within our union, strengthening the links between our economies and continuing to deliver strong and sustainable devolution.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL83 more like this
HL85 more like this
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less than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-17T15:29:38.403Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149829
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading State Retirement Pensions: Post Offices more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how pensioners who do not have a bank account will receive their pension when the contract with the Post Office expires in 2021. more like this
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Lord Naseby more like this
star this property uin HL121 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s contract with Post Office Limited for the Post Office Card Account is due to end November 2021. Plans are underway for a replacement service.</p><p> </p><p>The replacement service will ensure that customers who remain unable to open or manage a standard bank account, are provided with a payment mechanism to receive their payment of pension or benefit from Department, over the counter, in their local area. Commercial arrangements are underway, to invite potential suppliers to tender for the contract, via competitive tender later this year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T14:23:37.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:23:37.813Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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1251
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Naseby more like this
1149842
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Industrial Health and Safety: Farms more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether children visiting farms are protected by the statutory duties on employers and others to protect the health and safety of non-employees, including members of the public, as set out in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. more like this
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Lord Stevenson of Balmacara more like this
star this property uin HL134 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Children visiting farms, and those that live on the farm, are protected by the general duties of Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA). The HSWA requires employers and the self-employed to conduct their undertaking to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in their employment are not exposed to risks to their health and safety.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to the general duties of HSWA, the Prevention of Accidents to Children in Agriculture Regulations 1998 place specific duties on any person in respect of protecting the health and safety of children on farms from the risks of riding on or driving certain farm vehicles.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance for employers and the self-employed can be found in the leaflet ‘Preventing accidents to children on farms’. A copy is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T14:24:27.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:24:27.113Z
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4174
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stedman-Scott more like this
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star this property file name HL134 Preventing accidents to children on farms.pdf more like this
star this property title Preventing accidents to children on farms more like this
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4175
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevenson of Balmacara more like this
1149708
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar 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
unstar this property hansard heading Hong Kong: Politics and Government more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent events in Hong Kong, what plans they have to draw attention to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, ratified by the governments of China and the UK in 1984 at the next United Nations Security Council meeting. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL1 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The UK is fully committed to upholding the Joint Declaration of 1984 and has consistently highlighted the importance we attach to China abiding by its obligations. Though we have no plans to raise the Joint Declaration in the Security Council, the UK did raise the Sino-British treaty in our national ‘item 2’ statement at the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in September. In the statement, we re-iterated our support for and call for all to respect the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ framework, including the rights and freedoms in the Joint Declaration. We also underlined the importance of upholding the right to peaceful assembly in the UK’s statement at the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on 15th October.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T11:21:52.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T11:21:52.097Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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738
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
1149724
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Northern Ireland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which ministers from the Northern Ireland Office attended the commemorative events held at Lisburn on 17 August to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Banner. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL17 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>I have enormous respect for all those who served their country with distinction during Operation Banner. The UK Government was represented by Ministers at the following events to mark the 50th Anniversary of the start of Operation Banner:</p><ul><li>The Secretary of State for Defence attended the Royal British Legion event at the National memorial Arboretum on 14 August 2019;</li><li>The Minister for Defence Procurement attended the memorial event in Lisburn on 17 August 2019.</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL18 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T10:46:41.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:46:41.477Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149725
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Northern Ireland more like this
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Northern Ireland Office has taken to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Banner. more like this
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Lord Caine more like this
star this property uin HL18 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>I have enormous respect for all those who served their country with distinction during Operation Banner. The UK Government was represented by Ministers at the following events to mark the 50th Anniversary of the start of Operation Banner:</p><ul><li>The Secretary of State for Defence attended the Royal British Legion event at the National memorial Arboretum on 14 August 2019;</li><li>The Minister for Defence Procurement attended the memorial event in Lisburn on 17 August 2019.</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T10:46:41.523Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T10:46:41.523Z
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4686
star this property label Biography information for Lord Duncan of Springbank more like this
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4581
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Caine more like this
1149727
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the contract with thebigword to provide interpreting and translation services in the criminal justice system will be reviewed. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL20 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Language Services contracts commenced on 31 October 2016, with thebigword appointed as providers of spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation as well as translation and transcription services.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts is four years with up to three one-year extensions available.</p><p> </p><p>The initial term of the contracts with thebigword is due to expire on 30th October 2020. The first option to extend for one-year has been agreed for translation and transcription services, and has also been approved for spoken face to face, telephone and video interpretation services.</p><p> </p><p>The future of the contract, including the possibility of further extensions, is currently being considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T15:27:36.873Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this