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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Football: Sportsgrounds 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in which year the responsible local authority last carried out emergency evacuation tests at each (a) Premier League and (b) Championship football stadium. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>My Department does not hold such information. While the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for the sports grounds safety legislation, responsibility for the safety of spectators lies at all times with the ground management of individual sports grounds. Certifying and regulating those sports grounds is primarily a matter for individual local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with recommendations in the Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds, published by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority, ground management should prepare contingency plans for the evacuation of all people in the event of an emergency from all areas of the ground to a place of safety.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
star this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:42:08.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:42:08.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
1130825
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Pensioners 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 are (1) the benefits, and (2) the concessions, provided exclusively to people of pensionable age; and what are the costs of each to the Exchequer. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL16192 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>In total, DWP expenditure to people of pensionable age in 2017/18 was £123.8bn and this includes benefits payable to pensioners but not exclusive to that group such as: Disability Living Allowance; Personal Independence Payment; Christmas Bonus; and Cold Weather Payments. Exclusive pensioner benefits are listed below :</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Pensioner benefit expenditure 2017/18</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Attendance Allowance</p></td><td><p>£5.74bn</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Pension Credit</p></td><td><p>£5.57bn</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>State Pension (bSP and nSP combined)</p></td><td><p>£97.38bn</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Winter Fuel Payments</p></td><td><p>£2.1bn</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Free TV Licences</p></td><td><p>£655m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:57:04.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:57:04.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
1130830
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Africa: Visas 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 made of the letter, published in The Observer on 9 June, from 70 senior leaders from universities and research institutes across the UK warning that “visa refusals for African cultural, development and academic leaders ... [are] undermining 'Global Britain’s' reputation as well as efforts to tackle global challenges"; and what steps they intend to take in response. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
star this property uin HL16197 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>All visa applications are considered on their individual merits and on the basis of the evidence available, in line with the immigration rules. We welcome international academics and recognise their contribution to the UK’s world-leading education sector.</p><p>When we are informed of large academic events, UKVI strategic engagement teams can assist event organisers and attendees with the visa application process.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T15:01:49.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T15:01:49.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
1130843
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Arcadia Group: Pensions 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 why the Pensions Regulator has allowed the owners of Arcadia Group to phase their contribution to address that company’s pension deficit over a period of time instead of a single up-front payment; whether the Pensions Regulator is using financial advisers to determine whether Arcadia’s business plan will eventually cover the deficit; and if so, who are those advisers. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16210 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The pensions framework established by Parliament in the Pensions Act 2004 sets out that ongoing employers may address the funding of their scheme deficits over a reasonable period of time. This responsibility falls on the company rather than its owners, other than where The Pensions Regulator has used its anti-avoidance powers. This approach of spreading funding of deficits was established to balance the needs of schemes with those of their sponsoring employers.</p><p> </p><p>The Arcadia trustees and the Arcadia group took an approach which was similar to many other schemes and employers in establishing recovery plans to address their schemes’ deficits over a number of years. In response to a request to vary those recovery plan payments, made in conjunction with the Arcadia Group’s Company Voluntary Arrangements proposals, The Pensions Regulator, working alongside the trustees and the Pension Protection Fund, has negotiated robustly to secure an enhanced package of support for the pension schemes in connection with a successful Company Voluntary Arrangement, worth significantly more than would be received if the Company Voluntary Arrangement is not successful and Arcadia Group Ltd becomes insolvent. This represents appropriate protection, in challenging circumstances, and is equitable in the context of the wider Company Voluntary Arrangements process.</p><p> </p><p>In assessing the turnaround plan presented by Arcadia, The Pensions Regulator has been informed by the analysis carried out by professional advisers to the trustees. The Pensions Regulator has considerable expertise in restructuring situations and this includes people in its regulatory teams with a background working in big chartered accountancy firms and restructuring operations in banks.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T11:44:23.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T11:44:23.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1130844
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading GAM Greensill Supply Chain Finance Fund 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 are investigating, or intend to investigate, the (1) management of, (2) investment valuations used by, and (3) relationships between managers and businesses invested in, the GAM Greensill Supply Chain Finance Fund. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16211 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the conduct regulator for the financial services industry in the UK. The FCA will not normally make public the fact that it is or is not investigating a particular matter, in order to protect the effectiveness of any investigation it carries out. The FCA has been made aware of this Parliamentary Question.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:56:34.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:56:34.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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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
star this property hansard heading Lendy 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, when authorising Lendy, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considered the company to be (1) an agent, or (2) a principal, in the relationship between the lender or borrower; or whether the FCA took no view on this matter. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16212 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is operationally independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T13:56:52.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T13:56:52.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1130846
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Buildings: Climate Change 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 Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 14 May (HL15410), why the building regulations do not take account of the contribution of glass cladding to global warming. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16213 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The Building Regulations set minimum energy performance standards for new homes and non-domestic buildings. The principal way that developers demonstrate compliance is through a whole building energy calculation. For a new building, the properties of the glazing and façade would be taken into account in the calculation of overall energy performance and therefore the carbon emissions from the building.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:49:54.677Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:49:54.677Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
1130848
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Fire Prevention 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 risks attributed to the wooden cladding of flats and terraced homes in England. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL16215 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>In December 2018, the Government banned combustible materials in the external walls of new high-rise residential buildings that contain flats, as well as hospitals, residential care premises, student accommodation and residential accommodation in schools for those buildings which have a top storey more than 18 metres above ground level.</p><p>The Department started in December 2018 a technical review of the statutory guidance to the Building Regulation dealing with fire safety. A call for evidence was published on 18 December 2018 and closed on 15 March 2019. The call for evidence asked for views on the trigger heights and thresholds used in the document.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T14:49:38.34Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T14:49:38.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Technology: New Businesses 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 steps they are taking to continue to increase the number of UK technology business start-ups after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16222 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>We are confident the digital technology sector and its startup community will continue to go from strength to strength. As outlined in our Digital Strategy and Charter, our ambition is to ensure the UK is the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business - and that ambition remains after we leave the EU. Tech Nation and Dealroom have released figures showing that investment in UK tech reached £6.8 billion ($8.7bn) last year and has already reached £3.8 billion ($4.8bn) in the first half of 2019, showing that the UK tech ecosystem is still world-leading and remains in a strong position.</p><p>Through our extensive engagement with the sector, we understand that the primary barriers to growth for startups are having adequate access to both finance and talent. That is why for finance, Government announced a new £2.5 billion British Patient Capital programme, which is expected to attract a further £5 billion in private investment, in order to support UK companies with high growth potential to access the long-term investment they need to grow and go global.</p><p>To continue to attract international talent, we have doubled the number of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visas to 2,000, and taken doctors and nurses out of the Tier 2 visa cap, freeing up many more skilled worker visas to other sectors, including tech. At the end of March this year, Home Office launched the new Start-Up and Innovator visa routes for entrepreneurs, which will replace a route exclusively for graduates, opening it up to other talented business founders.</p><p>In the Autumn Budget 2017 we also announced investment of £21 million to expand Tech City UK into a nationwide network – Tech Nation – aimed at accelerating the growth of the digital tech sector across the country. The funding will help Tech Nation support 40,000 entrepreneurs and up to 4,000 start-ups as they scale their businesses across the UK including Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Newcastle. And at London Tech Week last week, the PM launched a study into tech competitiveness - this will identify key opportunities and support mechanisms for business growth in the digital tech sector.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T11:33:17.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T11:33:17.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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1130858
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries 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 steps they are taking to increase productivity in the UK automotive sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16225 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
star this property answer text <p>The UK already has one of the most productive automotive sectors in the world. In 2018 productivity levels in the sector were at £100,600/employee, a real term increase of 4.6% over 2017, and 42% higher than overall UK manufacturing productivity. The Government has a long-standing programme of support to maintain the productivity and competitiveness of the UK automotive sector. Through our Industrial Strategy and landmark Automotive Sector Deal, we are placing the UK at the forefront of new automotive technology development.</p><p> </p><p>The Sector Deal includes £32 million of joint funding for an industry-led supply chain competitiveness programme to help improve productivity in the UK supply chain and assure international competitiveness.</p><p> </p><p>We are determined to ensure that the UK continues to be one of the most competitive locations in the world for the automotive sector. BEIS Ministers and officials regularly engage with the automotive industry, including bilaterals with manufacturers, interactions via trade associations, and through the Department’s participation in the Automotive Council.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-06-24T11:35:25.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-24T11:35:25.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this