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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Liver Diseases 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 steps they are taking to reverse the rise in liver deaths in England between 2001 and 2012 shown by Public Health England’s report <i>Liver Disease Profiles</i>. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2237 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) has a comprehensive range of action aimed at reducing the incidence and mortality from liver disease. It monitors the incidence, mortality and outcomes of treatment for liver disease and the risk factors: alcohol obesity and Hepatitis B and C. PHE has a wide range of action to tackle unhealthy alcohol consumption, obesity and viral hepatitis through strengthening local action, promoting healthy choices, and giving appropriate information to support healthier lives. <br> <br> In response to the All Party Parliamentary Hepatology Group report PHE has committed to producing a PHE Liver Disease Framework. This will focus on public health action to tackle risk factors for liver disease and inequalities in relation to liver disease. Work has already begun to bring together expertise within PHE on the major risk factors for liver disease (alcohol, hepatitis B and C and obesity), data on liver disease and its risk factors and on death and dying from liver disease. Many of the actions to tackle the major risk factors require a coordinated approach between PHE and NHS England.</p><p> </p><p><br> NHS England is responsible for delivering improvements in outcomes against the NHS Mandate and in line with the NHS Outcomes Framework. NHS England are adopting a broad strategy for delivering improvements in relation to premature mortality, working with commissioners and PHE to support clinical commissioning groups in understanding where local challenges lie and in identifying the evidence in relation to the priorities for reducing mortality at a national level.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-11-03T11:52:44.2850714Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:52:44.2850714Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
99959
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading New Businesses: Northern Ireland 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 how many applications for the Start Up Loans scheme have been received from Northern Ireland; and what is the total value of such loans provided for new businesses in Northern Ireland since the scheme was introduced. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL2174 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The Start Up Loan Company (SULCo) administers the Start Up Loan programme on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). As a commercially independent company, SULCo reports to BIS on the number of Start Up Loans.</p><p>The Start Up Loan programme was extended to include Northeren Ireland in June 2013.</p><p>Figures from 30/09/2014 show there have been 186 Start Up Loans with a value of £893,010 in Northeren Ireland</p><p> </p><p>in the UK, there have been over 21,000 Start Up Loans with a value of £113m issued since the programme began in June 2012.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To date there have been over 21,000 Start Up Loans with a value of £113m issued since the programme began in June 2012.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:51:29.2066084Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:51:29.2066084Z
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4284
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property tabling member
3801
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
99976
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Ebola 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, following the introduction of enhanced screening arrangements for ebola at the United Kingdom’s main ports of entry for people travelling from the affected regions, what advice they have received from the Chief Medical Inspector about arrangements at ports of entry for quarantining suspected ebola patients and for providing trained staff and equipment to move those patients to isolation units in hospitals. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL2191 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) is leading on arrangements for enhanced screening for Ebola which is being rolled out at Heathrow, Gatwick and St Pancras (Eurostar), and Birmingham and Manchester airports thereafter. This screening will be for passengers that Border Force officers identify as having travelled from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia or for those passengers who identify themselves to staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Screening is being implemented by PHE staff, who follow official protocols. PHE has issued guidance to its staff and for professionals across other sectors, about how to deal with a suspected case of Ebola. There are established and tested procedures for transporting patients with highly infectious diseases to hospitals when required.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:53:35.2566012Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
1665
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Avebury more like this
100620
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading NHS 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 how the Secretary of State for Health has discharged his duty to report on the treatment of National Health Service health care providers as specified in section 8 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL2351 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 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State commissioned Monitor to lead a Fair Playing Field Review into the equal treatment of providers of National Health Service services. The Review published its final Report in March 2013. Since publication, Monitor has established a high level implementation group, of which the Department is a member, to take forward the Review’s recommendations.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>As part of its annual assurance processes the Department seeks confirmation from all its Directors General that they and our Arm’s Length Bodies have taken the duty into consideration, as outlined in Section 8 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-10-31T13:18:46.6503006Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T13:18:46.6503006Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
star this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
100960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Refuges 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 the research conducted by Women's Aid on the number of women's refuge spaces for victims of domestic violence; and what plans they have to support the remaining women's refuge centres in dealing with increased demand for their services. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2416 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 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund 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>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £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>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2417 more like this
HL2418 more like this
HL2419 more like this
HL2420 more like this
HL2421 more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T14:59:13.6647764Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:13.6647764Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100961
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Refuges: South West 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 research conducted by Women's Aid on the number of bed spaces for victims of domestic violence in the south west of England; and what assessment they have made of the impact on any shortfall on the existing services in Stroud. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2417 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 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund 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>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £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>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2416 more like this
HL2418 more like this
HL2419 more like this
HL2420 more like this
HL2421 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.4929117Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.4929117Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100962
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Refuges 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 how much funding was allocated to women's refuge centres in (1) May 2010, and (2) September 2014. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2418 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 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund 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>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £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>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2416 more like this
HL2417 more like this
HL2419 more like this
HL2420 more like this
HL2421 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.6362762Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.6362762Z
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4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100963
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Refuges 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 how many women's refuge centres were open in (1) May 2010, and (2) September 2014. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2419 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 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund 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>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £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>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2416 more like this
HL2417 more like this
HL2418 more like this
HL2420 more like this
HL2421 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.7768604Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.7768604Z
star this property answering member
4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100964
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Refuges 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 are the names and locations of all women's refuge centres in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2420 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 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund 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>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £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>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2416 more like this
HL2417 more like this
HL2418 more like this
HL2419 more like this
HL2421 more like this
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less than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.9196327Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-31T14:59:14.9196327Z
star this property answering member
4210
star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
star this property tabling member
3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
100965
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property hansard heading Refuges 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 create a national network of women's refuges for victims of domestic violence. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL2421 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 2014-10-31more like thismore than 2014-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not record the number of or the location of refuges in England. Decisions on the provision of accommodation for victims of domestic abuse are for local authorities: we expect local authorities to commission services based on the needs of their communities, taking account of locally available data sources.</p><p>The Government does not directly fund women's refuges. However, this Government has invested £6.5 billion investment to help vulnerable people through housing related support. A proportion of this money will be used by local authorities to commission refuge services. In addition we have made over £500 million available since 2010 to local authorities and the voluntary sector to prevent and tackle homelessness and rough sleeping. This funding will also help the most vulnerable in society, including victims of domestic abuse.</p><p>The dynamics of domestic abuse mean that accommodation can play an important role in the resolution of interpersonal abuse and conflict. This is why the homelessness legislation in England provides one of the strongest safety nets in the world for families with children and for vulnerable people who become homeless through no fault of their own.</p><p>There is a range of support for victims of domestic abuse. Some victims will be accommodated in refuges, but Sanctuary Schemes and mainstream local authority accommodation may be an option for others, while some victims will pursue independent solutions with help and advice from support schemes as necessary.</p><p>We also fund 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>This Government has ring-fenced nearly £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>We are keeping this matter under review, and are keen to support best practice and greater joint working.</p>
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