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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Select Committee Reports 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 the Leader of the House how many times in the last 10 years no Government response to a Lords Select Committee report was forthcoming eight months or longer after the report’s publication; and what were the subjects of the report or reports in question. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL2730 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally; it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:44:34.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
143456
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Politics and Government: Greater London 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 is their assessment of the effectiveness of the current structures of governance in London. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2741 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, the Coalition Government has made a series of reforms which have decentralised power down to local government and down to local communities below it.</p><p> </p><p>This has included strengthening the governance structures in London at a variety of levels: by devolving power and funding over housing, economic development and the Olympic legacy to the Mayor and Assembly through the Localism Act 2011; by abolishing unelected bodies such as the Government Office for London and London Development Agency; supporting the creation of a London-wide economic partnership; and delivering a broader set of reforms to local government transparency, accountability, housing finance and local government finance which the London Boroughs in particular have benefited from.</p><p> </p><p>The London Enterprise Panel was established by the Mayor in 2012 in response to the Government’s invitation to areas to form Local Enterprise Partnerships. It provides a forum which enables the Mayor, London Boroughs and the private sector to work together to take a strategic view of regeneration, employment and skills in the capital. The Panel has successfully negotiated a growth deal which includes delivering £120 million of investment in London’s Further Education colleges and work to develop new ways to help those furthest from the labour market into work.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Government response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee Report: <em>Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Greater London Authority Act 2007 and the London Assembly</em> (Cm 8761), the Government believes there is scope for governance reform in the relation to the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.</p><p> </p><p>Ministers have serious concerns about the governance in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets following an independent inspection report, and are consulting the council on the report and a proposed package of interventions as outlined in the Oral Statement of 4 November 2014, <em>Official Report</em>, House of Commons, Column 663.</p><p> </p><p>The Coalition Government considers that power should be devolved to the lowest appropriate level including to communities and individuals. For instance, we have introduced powers for local communities in London to establish neighbourhood forums to take forward neighbourhood planning and introduced a range of ‘community rights’ such as the Community Right to Challenge and the Community Right to Bid for Assets of Community Value.</p><p> </p><p>Parish councils can also provide communities with a democratically accountable voice and a structure for taking community action. London saw its first parish council in decades have its first elections in May 2014, in Queens Park, Westminster. A number of other local communities in London are now campaigning for parish councils to be set up. The Government is also making it easier to set up new town and parish councils where they do not currently exist and is seeking to amend legislation to do so.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T15:18:11.857Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T15:18:11.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
143390
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Electricity Generation more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether he has made an assessment of the availability of generators to back up fluctuations in wind and solar supply to ensure security of electricity supply. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hitchin and Harpenden more like this
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Mr Peter Lilley more like this
star this property uin 213837 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>It is National Grid’s responsibility to procure enough operating reserve as might be required for the real-time balancing of the system, which is a vital part of ensuring security of electricity supply. This includes fluctuations in wind and solar generation, as well as tripping of thermal and nuclear plant.</p><p>The Annual Energy Statement made by my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 6 November 2014 (<em>Official Report</em>, <em>Column 982-985</em>) sets out the range of actions the Government has taken to ensure security of electricity supply:</p><p><a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm141106/debtext/141106-0001.htm#14110630000001" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm141106/debtext/141106-0001.htm#14110630000001</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T13:33:03.867Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T13:33:03.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lilley more like this
143450
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests 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 estimate they have made of the acreage of forest that would need to be planted in the United Kingdom in order to meet a carbon reduction budget of 50 per cent by 2025; and what is their assessment of the contribution forests and other carbon sinks can make to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2735 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>There are no sector specific carbon reduction targets for forests and other carbon sinks but the contribution of these sectors to meeting carbon budgets is set out in the 2011 Carbon Plan. Forests and other carbon sinks can play a valuable role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the Government has put in place a range of policies to realise this reduction. These include the Rural Development Programme, the Woodland Carbon Code and the UK Forestry Standard as set out alongside Government’s wider forestry objectives in the Forestry and Woodlands Policy Statement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:40:30.753Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:40:30.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
143451
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Forests 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 international action they are taking to press the case for global re-afforestation in order to act as a carbon sink. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2736 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The UK supports protection and conservation of global forests through our £3.87 billion International Climate Fund (ICF). To date, over £500 million has been committed to support a range of initiatives, including supporting forest governance; sustainable forestry, agriculture and land management, community forest management, and developing knowledge and evidence that can contribute to effective and coordinated policies and strategies. The UK also supports REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forests, and Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks), through investments in pilot REDD+ projects through the ICF, and through decisions supportive of the development of REDD+ through the international climate change negotiations.</p><p>The UK played a key role in developing the New York Declaration on Forests, endorsed by over 150 governments, private sector stakeholders, civil society, non-governmental and indigenous community organisations at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23<sup>rd</sup> September 2014. The Declaration highlights the importance of reducing deforestation and increasing forest restoration to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius and calls for action. It sets out an ambitious restoration goal of restoring 150 million hectares of degraded landscapes and forestlands by 2020 and significantly increasing the rate of global restoration thereafter, which would restore at least an additional 200 million hectares by 2030.</p><p>There are a number of important international processes in 2015 that can also encourage more ambitious outcomes for global re-afforestation and restoration. The UK will press the case for ambitious, quantitative forest conservation targets for 2030 in the post-2015 new sustainable development goals, and supports the inclusion of ambitious outcomes for forests as part of the post-2020 new international climate agreement. The Bonn Challenge 2.0 will also be an opportunity for countries to bring forward ambitious forest restoration targets.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T16:43:24.303Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T16:43:24.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
143458
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools 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 support they provide to local authorities who want to make greater use of school premises for the benefit of the community outside school times. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The Education Act 2002 gives school governing bodies the power to run community services without the need to consult or obtain permission from local authorities. Schools have the freedom to use their estates for community facilities and can provide integrated services such as health services, childcare or adult education and work in partnership with other providers as a resource for the whole community. We do not provide support for local authorities as this is a matter for schools.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T12:32:56.657Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:32:56.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Academies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2014 to Question 211249, what powers academy trusts have to pre-screen parent director candidates prior to election by parents; and what guidance her Department issues to academy trusts on such pre-screening. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill more like this
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Mr Liam Byrne more like this
star this property uin 213838 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The model articles set out the arrangements for the election and appointment of parents to be directors of academy trusts. They provide discretion to directors of the trust to determine the terms of reference under which elections and appointments should be undertaken. The Department for Education has set out in the Governors’ Handbook the high professional standards which governors and directors are expected to meet. Academy trusts must ensure that directors are suitable and have the necessary skills and capacity to take on the role.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T17:31:09.337Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T17:31:09.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liam Byrne more like this
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Victim Support more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2014 to Question 213136, how much grant funding to Victim Support for the court-based Witness Service the Government has provided in each year since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 213900 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p /> <p>The spend associated with provision of the court-based Witness Service was recently assessed as c£12m per annum.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T16:38:53.753Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:38:53.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners' Transfers more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners have been transferred from prisons in Scotland to prisons in England in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 213868 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p>From 1 January 2011 to the 31 December 2013 a total of 158 prisoners were transferred between prisons in Scotland and in England and Wales. The table below, sets out the totals that have transferred between the jurisdictions in each of the last three calendar years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year of Transfer</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transfers to Scotland from England and Wales</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transfers to England and Wales from Scotland</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The transfer of prisoners between the United Kingdom jurisdictions is governed by Schedule 1 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, which provides for time limited and non-time limited transfers to assist prisoners in facilitating family contact and resettlement in the receiving jurisdiction. Transfers under these provisions are voluntary and require an application from the prisoner.</p><p> </p><p>The numbers reported here are drawn from a Prison Service Case Tracking System. Care is taken when processing these cases but the figures may be subject to inaccuracies associated with any recording system.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213869 more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T17:49:43.107Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T17:49:43.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this
143414
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners' Transfers 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 Justice, how many prisoners have been transferred from prisons in England to prisons in Scotland in each of the last three years for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Cathy Jamieson more like this
star this property uin 213869 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>From 1 January 2011 to the 31 December 2013 a total of 158 prisoners were transferred between prisons in Scotland and in England and Wales. The table below, sets out the totals that have transferred between the jurisdictions in each of the last three calendar years.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year of Transfer</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transfers to Scotland from England and Wales</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transfers to England and Wales from Scotland</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The transfer of prisoners between the United Kingdom jurisdictions is governed by Schedule 1 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, which provides for time limited and non-time limited transfers to assist prisoners in facilitating family contact and resettlement in the receiving jurisdiction. Transfers under these provisions are voluntary and require an application from the prisoner.</p><p> </p><p>The numbers reported here are drawn from a Prison Service Case Tracking System. Care is taken when processing these cases but the figures may be subject to inaccuracies associated with any recording system.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Selous more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213868 more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T17:49:43.207Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T17:49:43.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Selous more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Cathy Jamieson more like this