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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Females: Public Appointments 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 Ministers for Women and Equalities, what recent representations she has received on the role of women in public life; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 211750 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>I receive regular representations on many issues including the role of women in public life.</p><p>We are removing barriers that prevent women from progressing in public life. For example, the Government has established the Centre for Public Appointments (CPA) in the Cabinet Office to ensure best practice is followed. As a result, the proportion of new female appointees to public boards has increased to 39%. We have also supported political parties to increase women’s representation thorough a combination of legislative and voluntary measures.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T09:03:28.8801937Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T09:03:28.8801937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-03more like thismore than 2014-07-03
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Economic Situation: Females 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 Ministers for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the contribution of women to the economy; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 203923 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 2014-07-10more like thismore than 2014-07-10
star this property answer text <p>Women play a vital role in the economy. The Small Business Survey found that SMEs led by women contributed £75 billion to the economy in 2012 alone. The Women's Business Council estimate that, by equalising the labour force participation rates of men and women, the UK could further increase GDP per capita growth by 0.5 percentage points per year, with potential gains of 10% of GDP by 2030.</p><p>In November last year, the Government published its action plan on women and the economy, setting out full range of action we are taking, including extending the right to request flexible working from June and introducing Shared Parental Leave in April 2015.</p><p>We now have the highest number of women in work and in self-employment on record, the highest ever employment rate for women, and record numbers of women-led enterprises.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jo Swinson more like this
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less than 2014-07-10T15:26:48.7977344Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-10T15:26:48.7977344Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
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1125502
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Evasion 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 estimate they have made of the cost to HM Treasury of "cum-ex" tax fraud since 2012; and whether there have been any related prosecutions. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL15597 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>“Cum-ex” tax fraud exploits rules which impose withholding tax (WHT) on dividend payments. The UK does not apply WHT to dividend payments; there is no direct UK tax impact on banks, other taxpayers or HM Treasury.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15598 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Evasion 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 of "cum-ex" tax fraud on (1) banks, (2) taxpayers, and (3) HM Treasury. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL15598 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 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>“Cum-ex” tax fraud exploits rules which impose withholding tax (WHT) on dividend payments. The UK does not apply WHT to dividend payments; there is no direct UK tax impact on banks, other taxpayers or HM Treasury.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15597 more like this
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less than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:12:33.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Pensions: Tax Allowances 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 implications of recent changes to the Lifetime Allowance for pension benefits for those in (1) the legal profession, (2) the medical profession, and (3) other professions; and of the case for reviewing those changes. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL17117 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2017/18 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers. As confirmed at Autumn Budget 2017, from April 2018 the lifetime allowance will increase in line with CPI, in order that the value of this benefit is able to keep pace with inflation. This means from April 2019 the lifetime allowance has risen to £1,055,000.</p><p> </p><p>The same tax rules must apply identically to everyone in the same situation, regardless of their employer.</p><p> </p><p>However, across all public service workforces the Government looks at remuneration in the round and takes action when required to ensure delivery of world class public services. Where there is evidence that the delivery of services is being impacted, the Government takes appropriate action to address this, in line with our principles for pay and pensions policy. This is why we have introduced a temporary, taxable, Recruitment and Retention allowance for a small section of the judiciary, and will shortly bring forward a consultation on a new 50:50 pensions flexibility for senior clinicians in the NHS pension scheme.</p><p> </p><p>All aspects of the tax system are kept under review and are subject to change through the annual Budget, in the context of the wider public finances. Any future changes to the tax system will be announced through this process.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T11:12:10.21Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T11:12:10.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Customs 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 feasibility of implementing each of the customs models set out in the Customs White Paper by the end of the transition period. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL7758 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 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The UK and the EU have reached agreement on the terms of an implementation period that will start on 30 March 2019 and last until 31 December 2020. At the end of the implementation period, there will be a customs, VAT and excise system that enables trade to flow, HMRC to collect revenues, and the UK to have a secure border. Future customs arrangements are subject to negotiation with the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-05-23T11:36:56.013Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T11:36:56.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-10more like thismore than 2018-05-10
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Customs 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 cost to business of implementing the New Customs Partnership model. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL7759 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 2018-05-23more like thismore than 2018-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The costs to businesses of implementing the model would depend on the details agreed as part of the negotiations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2018-05-23T11:37:17.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-23T11:37:17.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-14more like thismore than 2018-05-14
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Telecommunications 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 the Senior Deputy Speaker how much the move to Skype for Business (1) has cost so far, and (2) is anticipated to cost; and what are the anticipated benefits of the change. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL7845 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p>Parliament’s telephone system was installed in 1985 and – like much of the Palace of Westminster’s core infrastructure – is at the end of its supportable life and at significant risk of failure. Replacement parts for the system are no longer made and the organisation has been buying second hand parts for the last ten years. There are no longer providers in the marketplace that support the corresponding software. If the system were to fail we could not reliably restore the service.</p><p>Given this situation, a project was initiated in 2014 to examine the options to replace the telephone system, whilst also meeting the needs of Parliament’s mobile workforce and the impending estates challenges associated with the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster. That project identified Skype as the most suitable solution to meet these needs.</p><p>The implementation costs, to March 2018, are £2.7 million (revenue) and £1.7 million (capital). It is forecast the total spend will be £5.1 million (revenue) and £2.6 million (capital).</p><p>The primary driver (and benefit) for the change is the continued provision of a reliable telephone system throughout Parliament. That being so, Lords Members will have the option to use Skype through provision of an at-desk telephone handset which operates independently of their computer. There are also a number of other benefits in moving to Skype for Business. Skype allows people to join meetings virtually from any location, and therefore opens up many opportunities for flexible and remote working. Users will be able to take advantage of conferencing and video calling, online meetings and document sharing capabilities. Traditional copper telephony requires re-routing and cabling work whenever a member of staff or a member of either House moves office. Skype offers a “lift and shift” approach, an easy way to facilitate the relocation of staff or members without the necessary re-routing work associated with traditional telephony. Looking ahead to the challenges of the restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster, the move to Skype will enable our telephone service to move with our users, wherever they are working. Finally, the advantage from a security point of view is that voice data on our network will have the same type of security protocols and protection as other digital data.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-05-24T16:25:13.337Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-24T16:25:13.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-18more like thismore than 2019-01-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Cycling: Road Traffic Offences 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 how many cyclists have been prosecuted for (1) failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing, and (2) cycling on a pavement in each of the last three years. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL12958 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The information relating to prosecutions for ‘cyclists failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing’ is covered by the offence ‘pedal cycle - neglect of traffic direction’. The number of defendants prosecuted for ‘pedal cycle - neglect of traffic directions’ offences (the broader offence which includes ‘failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing’) has fluctuated over the last three years; there were 201 prosecutions in 2015, 443 in 2016 and 313 in 2017.</p><p>The number of cyclists prosecuted for cycling on a pavement in each of the last three years has been decreasing over the last three years; there were 290 prosecutions in 2015, 225 in 2016 and 200 in 2017.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-01-30T15:29:52.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T15:29:52.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Mediation 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, what steps he is taking to promote mediation in the resolution of family and other legal disputes; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Thirsk and Malton more like this
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Miss Anne McIntosh more like this
star this property uin 225655 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-05more like thismore than 2015-03-05
star this property answer text <p /> <p>In order to promote the use of mediation as a first step towards dispute resolution for separating families, as of 22 April 2014 it is now a legislative requirement that anyone considering applying to court for an order about their children or finances is legally obliged to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) first, unless specific exemptions apply (for example domestic violence).</p><p> </p><p>Following this legislative change, attendance at MIAMs increased in consecutive quarters, with 4,023 couples attending a MIAM between Jul-Sept 2014, which is a rise of 11% from the previous quarter and 20% from Jul-Sept 2013. Mediation starts are also rising, with an increase from 1783 in the period Apr-Jun 2014 to 1896 in the period Jul-Sep 2014.</p><p> </p><p>We know that there is a perception by some people that legal aid no longer covers mediation or legal help for mediation. This is not the case, and it is vital that this message is communicated as effectively as possible. Legal aid remains available for family mediation and for legal advice to support family mediation. In addition, as of 3 November 2014, the first single session of mediation is publicly funded in all cases provided one of the people involved is already legally aided. In these cases, both participants will be funded for the MIAM and for the first session of mediation. The combination of the compulsory MIAM and free first mediation session will help to introduce more people to the benefits of mediation, and away from the courts.</p><p> </p><p>A communications campaign - ‘First Stop: Family Mediation’ - has been launched to promote family mediation, and how to access it, and publicising the availability of legal aid for those who are eligible. The campaign went live on 2 January 2015 and includes online advertising, Google key word searches and Google Display adverts that direct people to the Family Mediation Council website and in particular, the find your local mediator tool. Other initiatives included a sponsored Q&amp;A discussion on Mumsnet as well as a social media campaign and media relations in the consumer media. This has resulted in a 320% increase in visitors to the FMC website in the first two months of the year as of 28 February this year compared to the last six months of 2014. The campaign runs until 20 March.</p><p> </p><p>To support the mediation profession, with MoJ assistance and guidance, the Family Mediation Council introduced a new Professional Standards Framework from 1 January 2015. This will provide the basis for a much needed consistent approach in how mediators should operate. It will allow the general public - the clients of mediation – to be confident in the service that is being provided; they will know what it means to go to mediation; they will understand that mediators are to be trusted as properly trained and accredited practitioners; and most importantly, they will know they are protected by a properly regulated profession.</p><p> </p><p>More widely, the Government actively encourages mediation in civil litigation cases through its support of the small-claims mediation service, and the mediation referral website. Signposting literature in the Courts, various provisions in the Civil Procedure Rules and the numerous pre-action protocols promote this. In addition the MoJ has received the Civil Justice Council’s report on Online Dispute Resolution for Low Value Civil Claims, and will respond in due course.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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less than 2015-03-05T15:36:48.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-05T15:36:48.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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