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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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zoos: 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 what plans they have to review the safety systems and processes in UK zoos to protect staff, customers and animals. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL13727 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 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to ensuring that zoos are safe places to work and visit, and that there are high standards of welfare for all animals.</p><p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981 sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities. Defra supports this by providing the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice, which sets out minimum standards that zoos are expected to meet, covering welfare and safety.</p><p> </p><p>The standards are kept under review by Defra’s Zoos Expert Committee, a group of independent experts that advises Defra on zoo issues. Zoos must also comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 which ensures the safety of staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T12:54:42.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T12:54:42.463Z
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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 Lord Birt remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-12more like thismore than 2018-03-12
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Weather 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 plans they have to review the preparedness of the UK to deal with severe cold weather conditions. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL6223 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 2018-03-26more like thismore than 2018-03-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government constantly reviews preparedness for the risks facing the UK, drawing on the National Risk Assessment (NRA) and Resilience Capabilities Programme (RCP). This includes preparedness to respond to and recover from severe cold weather. In addition, following any major event, debriefs are undertaken by relevant Departments and agencies to identify any lessons learned and improve future responses. This is the case with respect to the recent period of cold weather, where the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) is considering the recent water supply issue, identifying the causes of the problems and reviewing the response of the water companies. The results will be published by 15 June.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2018-03-26T15:55:50.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-26T15:55:50.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Water: Greater London more like this
star this property house id 2 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 they have any plans to change the regulatory regime governing London's water infrastructure. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL2248 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to change the regulatory regime governing London's water infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>In September, the Government laid in Parliament a strategic policy statement (SPS) to Ofwat. This set out clear priorities for Ofwat to secure the water industry’s resilience to drought, flooding and other risks and to protect customers who may struggle to afford their charges or are vulnerable in other ways. The SPS makes clear that we expect Ofwat to challenge companies to improve planning and investment in services to meet the needs of current and future customers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-11-02T13:27:59.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-02T13:27:59.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Vitamins more like this
star this property house id 2 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 assessment they have made of (1) the safety, and (2) the effectiveness, of using IV vitamin drips and other related therapies offered by retail clinics. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL16865 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 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>If retail clinics are intending to administer vitamin drips and other related therapies intravenously for a medicinal purpose then the products and associated advertising must be in compliance with all relevant aspects of medicines legislation which includes an assessment of the safety quality and efficacy for licensed medicines.</p><p>The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the United Kingdom body responsible for ensuring that medicines work and are acceptably safe.</p><p>Intravenous drips which are not intended for a medical purpose are not medicines and these products fall outside the MHRA’s jurisdiction.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:27:10.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:27:10.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Electronic Government 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 their estimate of the annual saving to HMRC of requiring VAT registered businesses to maintain their VAT records and to submit their VAT returns via Making Tax Digital; and what is their estimate of the incremental cost to the totality of VAT registered businesses of compliance with this requirement. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL13843 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 2019-03-05more like thismore than 2019-03-05
star this property answer text <p>HMRC’s revised assessment of impacts for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT estimates that there will be an ongoing net cost to VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold of £37m. HMRC estimates that the behavioural impacts of Making Tax Digital will contribute over £1bn to the Exchequer by 2022 to 2023.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2019-03-05T13:57:15.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-05T13:57:15.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-20more like thismore than 2018-02-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading UK Trade with EU 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 comments made by Robert Chote, Chairman of the Office for Budget Responsibility, in the New Statesman on 24 January, that most of the work that trade economists have done shows that the costs of leaving the single market and the customs union are greater than the benefits. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL5585 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 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) is an independent fiscal institution. Robert Chote’s comments in the New Statesman relate to an OBR judgement set out in their November 2017 Economic and Fiscal Outlook. The Government adopts the OBR’s independent forecasts as the official forecasts for the UK and as such, it would not be appropriate for the Government to comment on Robert Chote’s comments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-03-06T12:49:28.247Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-06T12:49:28.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Typhoid: Vaccination 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 consider there to be adequate supplies of typhoid vaccine; and, if not, what are the reasons for any shortage and when they expect adequate supplies to be available. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL1891 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>Typhoid vaccine is available from Sanofi Pasteur MSD (“Typhim Vi”) and MASTA (“Vivotif”), neither of whom is currently experiencing any supply problems.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T12:46:28.2740369Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T12:46:28.2740369Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Turkey: Press Freedom 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 representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the jailing of 12 journalists from the newspaper Cumhuriyet. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL7381 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 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
star this property answer text <p>We are seriously concerned by the sentences imposed on journalists and staff from Cumhuriyet newspaper in Turkey and I raised the case of the jailed staff with my Turkish counterpart when we met in late April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2018-05-14T12:07:30.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-14T12:07:30.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Transport: Infrastructure 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 plans they have to grow national road, rail and air infrastructure, and to invest in public sector capacity, to match the forecast growth in population to 73 million by 2035. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL7398 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s transport investment strategy is summarised in the Department for Transport’s Single Departmental Plan, which aligns major upcoming infrastructure projects and policy decisions with the four key strategic objectives of economic growth; building a One Nation Britain; improving journeys; and creating a safe, secure, and sustainable transport network.</p><p> </p><p>The current Roads Investment Strategy (RIS) provides details of the Strategic Road schemes in which the Government will be investing a total of £15.2 billion over the Parliament. It also outlines long-term aspirations for a smoother, smarter, and more sustainable road network by 2040. A number of strategic studies are currently underway to inform the second Roads Investment Strategy, which will cover the period 2020-2025.</p><p> </p><p>The Government invests in the rail network as a means of meeting forecast demand, reducing operational costs, and stimulating wider economic growth. It does this by targeting the four key investment areas of electrification, port-to-city freight connections, intercity connectivity, and commuter travel. High Speed Two overlays this programme of investment and targets many of the same objectives. Details of specific projects can be found in the High Level Output Specification (HLOS), published in July 2012 and in Sir Peter Hendy’s report on the replanning of Network Rail’s Investment Programme.</p><p> </p><p>Alongside a decision on additional runway capacity, the Government is also revising its Aviation Policy Framework, which will include work to consider infrastructure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2016-04-18T14:07:04.763Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-18T14:07:04.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-22more like thismore than 2019-01-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Trade Agreements 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 their plan to replicate 40 existing EU free trade agreements before the UK leaves the EU is on schedule. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL13016 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to working to provide continuity across all our existing trade agreements. In a no-deal scenario we will work to achieve this for as many agreements as possible, just as we are now.</p><p> </p><p>We are making good progress and have signed agreements with Chile, the Faroe Islands, and Eastern and Southern African Economic Partnership Agreement states with others soon to follow, such as Switzerland, which the Government expects to sign shortly. We have also signed Mutual Recognition Agreements with Australia and New Zealand. When we reach agreement with other countries will depend on the progress of ongoing discussions, taking into account: their assessment of the possibility of a no deal; their own political or parliamentary situation; resource constraints; and other factors. The Government will continue to inform Parliament and the public when agreements are signed.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T17:49:36.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T17:49:36.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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