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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Zoos 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 implementation of the European Union's Zoos Directive 1999 in the United Kingdom through the zoo inspection system. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL1106 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Zoo Licensing Act 1981, which sets out comprehensive licensing and inspection requirements for zoos, implements the EC Zoos Directive in Great Britain. Responsibility for administering these requirements rests with local authorities, which have powers to check compliance with zoo licences, to impose conditions and to take action. Ultimately this could mean closing part, or all, of a zoo if the requirements of the legislation are not met. This in turn ensures our compliance with the Directive.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In response to concerns about how local authorities were carrying out this role, Defra commissioned research into local authority implementation of the Act. The 2011 report, which looked at the period 2008-2010, found no serious problems and indeed there was evidence of significant improvements in a number of areas during this time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The report made suggestions for further improvements, such as updating guidance and zoo inspection report forms. These, together with the majority of the suggestions, have been actioned and we continue to work to make further improvements.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T14:41:46.0167316Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 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 guidance they intend to provide to small and medium-sized enterprises about the move to the online VAT returns system. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL11710 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>There is a range of advice and support available to help businesses of all sizes prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT in April 2019. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is working very closely with software providers, businesses, representative bodies and the accountancy profession to raise awareness of MTD and ensure the right support and training is in place to help businesses adapt.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC’s customer support model, which guides businesses to the most appropriate help, includes technical support, webchat, YouTube training videos, webinars, a helpline, and relevant guides. HMRC also publishes a list of MTD for VAT compatible products on GOV.UK to help businesses make an informed choice of software to meet their needs. HMRC is writing to customers that it expects to be mandated for MTD for VAT, explaining what the business needs to do.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC’s Impact Assessment for MTD was published on 1 December 2017. There is no separate Impact Assessment relating to small and medium-sized enterprises.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11711 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T17:42:28.117Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T17:42:28.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
1012519
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star this property date less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar 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 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 assessment they have made of the impact on small and medium-sized enterprises of the move to the online VAT returns system. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL11711 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-06more like thismore than 2018-12-06
star this property answer text <p>There is a range of advice and support available to help businesses of all sizes prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT in April 2019. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is working very closely with software providers, businesses, representative bodies and the accountancy profession to raise awareness of MTD and ensure the right support and training is in place to help businesses adapt.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC’s customer support model, which guides businesses to the most appropriate help, includes technical support, webchat, YouTube training videos, webinars, a helpline, and relevant guides. HMRC also publishes a list of MTD for VAT compatible products on GOV.UK to help businesses make an informed choice of software to meet their needs. HMRC is writing to customers that it expects to be mandated for MTD for VAT, explaining what the business needs to do.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC’s Impact Assessment for MTD was published on 1 December 2017. There is no separate Impact Assessment relating to small and medium-sized enterprises.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL11710 more like this
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less than 2018-12-06T17:42:28.173Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-06T17:42:28.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Productivity 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 improve the productivity of small businesses. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL4576 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-17more like thismore than 2015-02-17
star this property answer text <p>Government policy focuses on delivering growth which in turn depends on productivity in the longer term.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have already set out our four key growth ambitions: creating the most competitive tax system in the G20, making the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business, encouraging investment and exports, and creating a more educated workforce. And through our industrial strategy, the whole of government is taking a long-term strategic approach to working in partnership with businesses to increase global competitiveness, support innovation and maximise export potential.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The right tax environment is vital to help businesses flourish so we have cut the main rate of Corporation Tax from 28% to 21% and announced further cuts to 20% by 2015 – the joint lowest rate in the G20 major economies. We have helped businesses with the cost of hiring staff by introducing a new Employer Allowance which cuts £2,000 from the National Insurance bills of small firms. To support small businesses in local communities, the ‘high street discount’ for around 300,000 shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants will go up from £1,000 to £1,500, from April 2015 to March 2016. This is in addition to doubling Small Business Rate Relief for a further year which means 380,000 of the smallest businesses will pay no rates at all.</p><p> </p><p><br> <br></p><p> </p><p>R&amp;D Tax Credits are the single largest Government support for business investment in R&amp;D. They are designed to encourage greater R&amp;D spend by business leading, in turn, to greater investment in innovation and improved products and processes. The rate of relief under the SME scheme is one of the most competitive rates in the world and, at Autumn Statement 2014, was increased from 225% to 230% of qualifying R&amp;D expenditure from April 2015. Innovate UK is the Government’s prime channel for supporting business-led technology innovation. It delivers a range of programmes in support of businesses undertaking R&amp;D including Collaborative R&amp;D, Smart and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. Innovate UK also provides opportunities for innovative businesses through the growing network of Catapult centres. Under the Coalition Government, Innovate UK, with partner and business contributions, has invested around £3.5 billion in innovation projects across the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More businesses are getting access to the finance they need to start up and grow with Start-Up Loans offered to over 25,000 businesses; so far lending over £129 million. The British Business Bank has facilitated £890m of new lending and investment to over 21,000 small businesses in the year to the end of September 2014. And we have facilitated over £1.67 billion of lending to over 16,000 small businesses since May 2010, through our Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme. We have brought together all Government advice and support in one place at GREATbusiness.gov.uk, where the ‘My Business Support Tool’ helps businesses find the support they need quickly, and businesses can speak to or webchat with a helpline adviser direct using the Business Support helpline. Businesses can also access our new Business Growth Service on the website, which brings together expert advice to improve and grow in one place, including Growth Accelerator, the Manufacturing Advisory Service, and export advice and finance.</p><p> </p><p>Small businesses have less regulation to follow with a £10 billion cumulative net saving to businesses as a result of our deregulation work. Through the Red Tape Challenge, we have reviewed over 5,600 regulations and identified 3,000 to scrap or improve. We are on track to surpass our target of saving business £850 million per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>And around 48,000 businesses have been helped by our UKTI support – of which 90% were small businesses. This support helped generate additional sales of over £49 billion and created or safeguarded over 220,000 jobs over the last year.<br> <br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-02-17T15:53:23.607Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-17T15:53:23.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: EU Grants and Loans 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, if any, they plan to take to ensure local involvement and certainty for small businesses participating in the JEREMIE (Joint European Resources for Micro to medium Enterprises) initiative in the north-east of England; and what role the British Business Bank will have in disbursing funds for projects supported by that initiative. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL2475 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Government has no intention of imposing any arrangements for the next round of JEREMIE-style funds that do not carry local support. The Government remains committed to the Northern Powerhouse, and in that context is continuing, with the British Business Bank, to look at how best to help SMEs across the north access the investment they need.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-10-22T12:20:11.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T12:20:11.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-13more like thismore than 2015-10-13
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Disclosure of Information 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 how the requirement for public-interest enterprises to disclose non-financial interests and diversity measures under European Union Directive 2014/95 affects United Kingdom small and medium-sized enterprises wishing to be listed on stock exchanges across the European Union. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL2568 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-21more like thismore than 2015-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Government expects to publish a consultation document shortly on plans for transposition of this Directive, most of whose provisions are already reflected in UK reporting requirements. A full impact assessment, including an assessment of the impact on SMEs, will be made available alongside the consultation document.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-10-21T16:44:24.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-21T16:44:24.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Reserve Forces: Languages 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 ensure that those in the reserves of the armed forces have opportunities to use and develop linguistic skills. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL7321 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-06more like thismore than 2016-04-06
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) recognises the valuable skill sets of our reservists, all of whom have full access to the MOD's language schemes. We work to ensure that those reservists who already have a second language are able to use and develop that language. Any reservists employed in roles with direct requirements for language capability receive the same training as regular personnel.</p><p>The MOD maintains a pool of linguists through the Education and Training Services (Reserves), which provides additional language capability to exercises, operations and Defence Engagement tasks. A new training programme, which makes use of courses and bespoke training provided by the Defence Centre for Languages and Culture, has recently been introduced to develop the skills of linguists in the reserves.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-04-06T12:28:41.477Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-06T12:28:41.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar 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 Refuges 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 Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 October (HL2419), why they do not centrally record the number or location of refuges in England; and what consideration they have given to collecting such records as a means to developing nationwide policy. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL2780 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>My Department funds UKRefugesOnline a UK-wide database of domestic violence services which supports the national 24 hour free phone domestic violence helpline. This service enables those working with victims of domestic violence to identify appropriate services and potential refuge vacancies around the country so that victims can get the help they need as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In terms of government records, such information has never been centrally held. Refuges are not commissioned at a national level, and are generally either provided by local authorities or by independent voluntary sector organisations. To start recording the number and location would involve creating a new monitoring and data reporting regime on local government. It is the broader policy of the Coalition Government to try to reduce the burden of data reporting on local government, as it costs taxpayers’ money and diverts resources away from frontline services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More broadly, this Government has secured £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. This forms a key element of refuge funding through local authority commissioned services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have also allocated £40 million of funding for specialist local domestic and sexual violence support services until 2015. This funding is used to part-fund 54 multi-agency risk assessment conference co-ordinators and 144 independent domestic violence advisers. We have piloted and rolled out Clare’s Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; and placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learned from individual tragedies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T14:11:28.923Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T14:11:28.923Z
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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 Harrison more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Procurement: EU Law more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to the consultation on the draft regulations transposing the new European Union procurement directives in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL2698 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 Government’s consultation on implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives took place between 19 September and 17 October 2014. We expect to publish our response early in the New Year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T12:29:43.88Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:29:43.88Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Podiatry: Training 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 an impact assessment was carried out regarding removing bursaries for students of podiatry; and if so, with what result. more like this
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Lord Harrison remove filter
star this property uin HL5841 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
star this property answer text <p>The Department will run a consultation on how the funding reforms for nursing, midwifery and allied health education can be most successfully implemented. We currently expect to consult during March 2016. As part of this, an economic impact assessment and equality impact assessment will be published.</p><p> </p><p>Health Education England (HEE) will continue to have a key leading role in the commissioning of nursing, midwifery and allied health courses. It will continue to provide sufficient clinical placement funding for those places needed to meet the workforce planning needs of the National Health Service.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5842 more like this
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less than 2016-02-11T13:06:08.137Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-11T13:06:08.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harrison more like this