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star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading thebigword more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters under the contract with <i>thebigword</i>; and if so, what is it, and against what baseline it is measured. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4606 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>All our new language service contracts contain robust performance and charging provisions which are designed to ensure the value for money and affordability of the services provided by the department's suppliers. However, we have not felt it appropriate to set a target figure for cost savings for the provision of court interpreters, which is a demand-led service, given the importance we attach to the provision of such support to those who most need it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:22:30.823Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672269
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading thebigword 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 the contract with <i>thebigword</i> for court interpreters specifies any particular level or type of qualification which individual interpreters are expected to have. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4607 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Ministry is committed to ensuring the justice system is supported by a range of high quality language services that meet the needs of all those that require them.</p><p> </p><p>Bookings are classified depending on their complexity level, namely: ‘standard’, ‘complex’ and ‘complex written’. These complexity levels were determined by each Commissioning Body.</p><p> </p><p>I can confirm that the contract sets out the minimum level of qualification and experience a language professional is required to have in order to work on each complexity level of booking. Details of these qualifications can be found at: <a href="https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137" target="_blank">https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/975cb99e-fec6-430f-8f31-fd532a907137</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:23:54.683Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
672273
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar this property hansard heading thebigword 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 which company, or companies, are being sub-contracted by <i>thebigword</i> to provide court interpreting services; and whether those companies are subject to quality assurance. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL4611 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>To ensure a high and consistent level of fulfilment across all geographical areas and in rare languages, thebigword have partnered with a number of subcontractors, namely: Global Language Services Limited, Cintra Translations Limited, Debonair Languages Ltd, Supreme Linguistic Services Ltd, Mango Spice Language Solutions, J-anne Interpreting and Translation Service Limited, Global Translation Services and Language River.</p><p> </p><p>Thebigword must ensure that its subcontracts contain obligations no less onerous on the sub-contractor than those imposed on them by the Ministry, including those relating to quality and performance standards. Thebigword are also responsible for carrying out audits to ensure subcontractor adherence to the contract service specification.</p><p> </p><p>All language professionals provided by thebigword, whether directly or via subcontractor, will be subject to ongoing quality assurance provided by The Language Shop. This includes a programme of 'spot checks' of interpreters undertaking assignments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:27:17.82Z
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4538
star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
676072
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star this property date less than 2017-01-20more like thismore than 2017-01-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Zambia: Energy 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 International Development, what representations she has received on Zambia's diversification of its energy mix. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 61005 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State has not received any representations on Zambia’s energy mix. The UK is playing an active role alongside other partners to help Zambia diversify its energy mix given its high reliance on hydroelectricity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Stockton South more like this
star this property answering member printed James Wharton more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T17:16:15.56Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T17:16:15.56Z
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4123
star this property label Biography information for James Wharton more like this
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1604
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
674807
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star this property date less than 2017-01-18more like thismore than 2017-01-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Yemen: Peace Negotiations 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help bring about a ceasefire and peace talks in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
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Dr Matthew Offord more like this
star this property uin 60616 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>A political solution is the best way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and end the conflict. The UK continues to strongly support the work of UN Special Envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and his tireless efforts in working with all parties to bring about peace in Yemen.</p><p>Through the &quot;Quad&quot; initiative, the UK has brought together leading Coalition members, the US and UN to make meaningful progress towards a peaceful solution to the conflict. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Mr Johnson) hosted the first Quad meeting in London in July and the format has reconvened on an almost monthly basis since. I attended the last meeting in Riyadh on 18 December, during which it was agreed that the UN peace proposals represent an outline for a comprehensive agreement which the Yemeni parties need to negotiate the details of.</p><p>We continue to call on all parties to the conflict to renew their commitment to the Cessation of Hostilities for the sake of the people of Yemen.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T14:57:19.253Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T14:57:19.253Z
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1487
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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4006
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
675664
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading World Trade Organisation 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 International Trade, pursuant to the Written Statement of 5 December 2016, HCWS316 on the UK's commitments at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), what assessment he has made of the effect of the draft WTO schedules on the cost efficiency of the UK toy manufacturing industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brent North more like this
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Barry Gardiner more like this
star this property uin 60782 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>As set out in the Written Ministerial Statement, we will draft schedules which replicate as far as possible our current obligations. The Government seeks to ensure continuity for business as we leave the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wyre Forest more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Garnier more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T11:22:41.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T11:22:41.15Z
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4074
star this property label Biography information for Mark Garnier more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Barry Gardiner more like this
677454
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star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Whisky: Scotland 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate the Government has made of the economic contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to the (a) Scottish and (b) UK economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 61150 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an independent assessment of the contribution of Scotch whisky to the Scottish or UK economies. However, the Scotch Whisky Association estimates that the industry contributes over £5 billion to the UK economy, supporting over 40,000 jobs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T10:58:37.603Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T10:58:37.603Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
star this property tabling member
3966
unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
675434
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star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times deductions have been made from a person's child tax credit payment to service outstanding arrears from working tax credits in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 60739 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T10:56:45.163Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T10:56:45.163Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4430
unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
675615
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-19more like thismore than 2017-01-19
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Volkswagen more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 12 January 2017, Official Report, column 451, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of any group litigation action by owners of Volkswagan vehicles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Northfield more like this
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Richard Burden more like this
star this property uin 60872 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We understand that many consumers are seeking independent legal advice on the Volkswagen issue and are prepared to provide any reasonable assistance to consumers who seek compensation directly from Volkswagen. We have engaged with legal firms who are representing consumers.</p><p> </p><p>The Government wants to ensure that Volkswagen address consumers concerns and that their rights are protected; we are continuing to consider how best to do this. We have not ruled out opening our own investigation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr John Hayes more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T13:19:31.01Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T13:19:31.01Z
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350
star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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301
unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Burden more like this
677450
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star this property date less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Venture Capital more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people received income tax relief for venture capital trusts in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
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Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
star this property uin 61130 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of people claiming income tax relief on investments in Venture Capital Trusts (VCT) in 2014-15 was 12,920. HM Revenue and Customs has not yet published statistics for the number of claims in 2015-16; these will be published by the end of 2017, as part of the regular schedule of VCT statistics.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2017-01-26T11:03:25Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-26T11:03:25Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this