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star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star 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
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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 Business, Innovation and Skills, how much in Regional Growth Fund money is currently held by intermediaries; and how much such money has been allocated (a) in each bidding round, (b) to each intermediary and (c) in each region. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Streatham more like this
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Mr Chuka Umunna more like this
star this property uin 195284 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
unstar this property answer text <p>From the four Regional Growth Fund (RGF) bidding rounds, £1.5 billion has been allocated to RGF programmes from which grants are made to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs.)</p><p> </p><p>Of this, £452 million was allocated to 13 endowment programmes in Rounds 1 and 2 that received the full payment of their RGF grant upfront. These programmes have since invested £144 million to date in individual projects, and of the remaining £308 million held by such endowment programmes, a further £154 million is already committed to specific SME projects.</p><p> </p><p>Non–endowment programmes are funded a quarter in advance on evidence of credible pipeline projects. These programmes have spent £172 million with a further £151 million of RGF paid to them in the last financial quarter under the expectation it would be spent this quarter. The money held by these programmes is not causing any delay to individual projects as businesses claim the money according to their business needs. A table of RGF funding allocated to intermediaries by each bidding round and region will be placed in the libraries of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Sevenoaks more like this
star this property answering member printed Michael Fallon more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Michael Fallon more like this
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star this property file name table for PQ 195284.doc more like this
star this property title Regional Growth Funding more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chuka Umunna more like this
48346
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star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
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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 Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 196438 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders found guilty at all courts of the offences specified in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000, the Indecency with Children Act 1960, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 and the Criminal Law Act 1977, in England and Wales, from 2008 to 2012 is provided in the attached tables.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 sections 9 to 12, 14 to 19, 25 to 26, 47 to 50 provide data where the victim can be specifically identified as a child, whereas offences under sections 3, 4, 52 to 53, 57 to 59, 61 and 66 to 67, are not specific to the age of the victim.</p><p> </p><p>The tables do not include data for offences under section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, or under section 3 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000. These offences, along with section 54 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, were repealed by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and there have been no convictions in the last four years.</p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders found guilty of offences under section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 was provided in answer to PQ 193582 and can be found at<em> Official Report </em>c638W, 1 April 2014. It is not possible to separate out the age of the victims of offences under section 2.</p><p> </p><p>Similarly, it is not possible to separate out the age of the victim of offences committed under sections 30 – 41 Sexual Offences Act 2003 from centrally held data. For data on offences under this legislation as a whole, I refer the honourable lady to the answer provided to PQ 193810, which can be found at <em>Official Report </em> column 136W, 7 April 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Section 20 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 deals with offences in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Statistics for these offences in Scotland are a matter for the Scottish Government, with those in Northern Ireland being a matter for the Department of Justice Northern Ireland</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings data for England and Wales for 2013 are planned for publication in May 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The Government takes very seriously all matters relating to the sexual abuse of children and adults. Our laws in these areas are rightly robust and clear. The 2003 Act, which came into effect in May 2004, significantly modernised and strengthened the laws on sexual offences in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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196329 more like this
196330 more like this
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196332 more like this
196436 more like this
196439 more like this
196443 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
48348
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-10more like thismore than 2014-04-10
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
unstar 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 Justice, how many people have been convicted of an offence contrary to section 54 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 196439 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders found guilty at all courts of the offences specified in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000, the Indecency with Children Act 1960, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 and the Criminal Law Act 1977, in England and Wales, from 2008 to 2012 is provided in the attached tables.</p><p> </p><p>Please note that offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 sections 9 to 12, 14 to 19, 25 to 26, 47 to 50 provide data where the victim can be specifically identified as a child, whereas offences under sections 3, 4, 52 to 53, 57 to 59, 61 and 66 to 67, are not specific to the age of the victim.</p><p> </p><p>The tables do not include data for offences under section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, or under section 3 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000. These offences, along with section 54 of the Criminal Law Act 1977, were repealed by the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and there have been no convictions in the last four years.</p><p> </p><p>The number of offenders found guilty of offences under section 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 was provided in answer to PQ 193582 and can be found at<em> Official Report </em>c638W, 1 April 2014. It is not possible to separate out the age of the victims of offences under section 2.</p><p> </p><p>Similarly, it is not possible to separate out the age of the victim of offences committed under sections 30 – 41 Sexual Offences Act 2003 from centrally held data. For data on offences under this legislation as a whole, I refer the honourable lady to the answer provided to PQ 193810, which can be found at <em>Official Report </em> column 136W, 7 April 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Section 20 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 deals with offences in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Statistics for these offences in Scotland are a matter for the Scottish Government, with those in Northern Ireland being a matter for the Department of Justice Northern Ireland</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings data for England and Wales for 2013 are planned for publication in May 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The Government takes very seriously all matters relating to the sexual abuse of children and adults. Our laws in these areas are rightly robust and clear. The 2003 Act, which came into effect in May 2004, significantly modernised and strengthened the laws on sexual offences in England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property file name Table 1&2.xls more like this
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star this property file name Tables 3&4.xls more like this
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196329 more like this
196330 more like this
196331 more like this
196332 more like this
196436 more like this
196438 more like this
196443 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jeremy Wright more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury 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 people currently complete a tax return; what is the average cost per case to HM Revenue and Customs of dealing with such tax returns; and whether they have made an estimate of the additional cost if all taxpayers were required to complete a tax return. more like this
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Lord Bichard more like this
star this property uin HL6867 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Around 10 million individuals are required to complete a Self Assessment tax return each year.</p><p> </p><p>The particular information about cost per case is only available at a disproportionate cost. But although HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not have this information readily available the average cost of processing a personal income tax return was published by HMRC in the ‘International Tax Benchmarking Study' in 2011 which is available on the HMRC website at: <a href="http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/research/benchmarking.pdf" target="_blank">www.hmrc.gov.uk/research/benchmarking.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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star this property file name personal income tax returns.pdf more like this
star this property title cost and elapsed time to process PIT returns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bichard more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce in England legislation analogous to the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 to make provision for safe nurse staffing levels in hospitals in England. more like this
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Lord Wigley more like this
star this property uin HL480 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
unstar this property answer text <p>Appropriate staffing levels are already a core element of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) registration regime underpinned by legislation. All providers of regulated activities must be registered with the CQC and meet the registration requirements. The 16 safety and quality requirements set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 include a requirement for the deployment of sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, competent, skilled and experienced persons.</p><p> </p><p>In July 2016, the National Quality Board published <em>Supporting NHS providers to deliver the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time: Safe, sustainable and productive staffing</em>. This safe staffing improvement resource provides an updated set of expectations for nursing and midwifery care staffing, to help National Health Service provider boards make local decisions that will support the delivery of high quality care for patients within the available staffing resource.</p><p> </p><p>A copy of <em>Supporting NHS providers to deliver the right staff, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time: Safe, sustainable and productive staffing</em> is attached.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>We now have 13,100 more nurses on our wards than in 2010.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T10:45:53.977Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T10:45:53.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name nqb-guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title Supporting NHS providers guidance more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wigley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar 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 Her Majesty's Government, in the light of uncertainties surrounding the cost of HS2, what plans they have for producing detailed and up-to-date estimates. more like this
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Lord Framlingham more like this
star this property uin HL872 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>We are keeping a tough grip on costs and are determined to deliver HS2 within budget.</p><p> </p><p>The Spending Review in 2015 set out a long-term budget of £55.7bn (2015 prices) for delivery of HS2. That budget has not changed. There are currently detailed cost estimates in place for each of the HS2 Phases (1, 2a and 2b).</p><p> </p><p>Our latest assessment of the cost estimate for Phase 2 was published on 17th July 2017 as part of the Phase 2 Business Case, which is attached and can be found on the GOV.UK web site:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/629165/high-speed-two-phase-two-financial-case.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/629165/high-speed-two-phase-two-financial-case.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The development of these cost estimates will evolve as the scheme design matures. We will continue to develop the programme cost estimate to inform future decision points, such as Phase 1 Main Works Civils Notice to Proceed expected in 2019, and Phase 2b hybrid Bill deposit expected by the end of 2019.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Callanan more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:06:46.21Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:06:46.21Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Callanan more like this
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star this property file name high-speed-two-phase-two-financial-case.pdf more like this
star this property title HS2 - Phase 2 - Financial Case more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Framlingham more like this
750555
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 July (HL 50), what criteria fire and rescue authorities use to determine whether fire safety precautions are "adequate" and "appropriate" for the management of fire hazards in houses or flats offering accomodation to paying guests, such as through Airbnb. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL687 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of each fire and rescue authority to manage its prevention, protection and operational resources to address effectively risks within their communities. This includes determining which premises to audit to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Fire Safety Order. When carrying out an audit, including for short-term accommodation let through Airbnb or similar platforms, it is for the individual fire and rescue authority to determine how they assess whether the fire risk assessment carried out by the responsible person and the fire precautions in place are adequate and appropriate for a particular premises. No two premises are the same. What may represent a proportionate approach to improved fire safety management in one building, will not necessarily apply in another.</p><p>The level of competency required for individual premises will vary according to their nature and complexity.</p><p>The Government issued guidance to assist enforcing authorities in their enforcement responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order, which is available here - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-reform-fire-safety-order-2005-guidance-note-enforcement" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-reform-fire-safety-order-2005-guidance-note-enforcement</a>. In addition, the Chief Fire Officers Association, now the National Fire Chiefs Council, produced a standardised audit form to ensure consistency of audits.</p><p>The person responsible for complying with the Fire Safety Order (usually the owner, employer, landlord or managing agent) may decide that they are competent to carry out the risk assessment themselves or they may choose to appoint a competent person to undertake the risk assessment on their behalf. A decision on this may be made in conjunction with their insurers.</p><p>The requirements for a competent person are set out in the Fire Safety Order. A person is to be regarded as competent for the purposes of making a fire risk assessment if they have sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable them properly to assist in undertaking the preventative and protective measures. To help those responsible for ensuring that the risk from fire in their premises has been accurately assessed, the fire sector has produced guidance on how to choose a competent fire risk assessor. This is available on <a href="http://www.cfoa.org.uk/19532" target="_blank">www.cfoa.org.uk/19532</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, fire safety risk assessment guidance produced by the Government and by the Local Government Association also provides advice and guidance to those responsible for fire safety compliance to help them to accurately assess the risks from fire and implement adequate and appropriate fire safety measures. This is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-risk-assessments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-risk-assessments</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will consider the ongoing suitability of the Fire Safety Order as part of the wider work underway following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL688 more like this
HL689 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T11:23:10.95Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T11:23:10.95Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name guidance1enforcement2005.pdf more like this
star this property title Regulatory Reform Order Guidance more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
750556
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 July (HL 50), what assessement they have made of the application and enforcement of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in relations to houses or flats provided as short–term accommodation to paying guests through platforms such as Airbnb; whether they have any plans to review or update the Order; and, if so, what is their planned timescale for review. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
unstar this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of each fire and rescue authority to manage its prevention, protection and operational resources to address effectively risks within their communities. This includes determining which premises to audit to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Fire Safety Order. When carrying out an audit, including for short-term accommodation let through Airbnb or similar platforms, it is for the individual fire and rescue authority to determine how they assess whether the fire risk assessment carried out by the responsible person and the fire precautions in place are adequate and appropriate for a particular premises. No two premises are the same. What may represent a proportionate approach to improved fire safety management in one building, will not necessarily apply in another.</p><p>The level of competency required for individual premises will vary according to their nature and complexity.</p><p>The Government issued guidance to assist enforcing authorities in their enforcement responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order, which is available here - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-reform-fire-safety-order-2005-guidance-note-enforcement" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-reform-fire-safety-order-2005-guidance-note-enforcement</a>. In addition, the Chief Fire Officers Association, now the National Fire Chiefs Council, produced a standardised audit form to ensure consistency of audits.</p><p>The person responsible for complying with the Fire Safety Order (usually the owner, employer, landlord or managing agent) may decide that they are competent to carry out the risk assessment themselves or they may choose to appoint a competent person to undertake the risk assessment on their behalf. A decision on this may be made in conjunction with their insurers.</p><p>The requirements for a competent person are set out in the Fire Safety Order. A person is to be regarded as competent for the purposes of making a fire risk assessment if they have sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable them properly to assist in undertaking the preventative and protective measures. To help those responsible for ensuring that the risk from fire in their premises has been accurately assessed, the fire sector has produced guidance on how to choose a competent fire risk assessor. This is available on <a href="http://www.cfoa.org.uk/19532" target="_blank">www.cfoa.org.uk/19532</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, fire safety risk assessment guidance produced by the Government and by the Local Government Association also provides advice and guidance to those responsible for fire safety compliance to help them to accurately assess the risks from fire and implement adequate and appropriate fire safety measures. This is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-risk-assessments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-risk-assessments</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will consider the ongoing suitability of the Fire Safety Order as part of the wider work underway following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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HL687 more like this
HL689 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T11:23:11.027Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T11:23:11.027Z
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star this property file name guidance1enforcement2005.pdf more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Mendelsohn more like this
750557
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star this property date less than 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
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Home Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
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unstar 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 Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 5 July (HL 50), what skills or accreditation must be held by the person responsible for fire risk assessments in houses or flats offering short–term accommodation to paying guests through platforms such as Airbnb; and what fire safety guidance or training in available for such responsible persons. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is the responsibility of each fire and rescue authority to manage its prevention, protection and operational resources to address effectively risks within their communities. This includes determining which premises to audit to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Fire Safety Order. When carrying out an audit, including for short-term accommodation let through Airbnb or similar platforms, it is for the individual fire and rescue authority to determine how they assess whether the fire risk assessment carried out by the responsible person and the fire precautions in place are adequate and appropriate for a particular premises. No two premises are the same. What may represent a proportionate approach to improved fire safety management in one building, will not necessarily apply in another.</p><p>The level of competency required for individual premises will vary according to their nature and complexity.</p><p>The Government issued guidance to assist enforcing authorities in their enforcement responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order, which is available here - <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-reform-fire-safety-order-2005-guidance-note-enforcement" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-reform-fire-safety-order-2005-guidance-note-enforcement</a>. In addition, the Chief Fire Officers Association, now the National Fire Chiefs Council, produced a standardised audit form to ensure consistency of audits.</p><p>The person responsible for complying with the Fire Safety Order (usually the owner, employer, landlord or managing agent) may decide that they are competent to carry out the risk assessment themselves or they may choose to appoint a competent person to undertake the risk assessment on their behalf. A decision on this may be made in conjunction with their insurers.</p><p>The requirements for a competent person are set out in the Fire Safety Order. A person is to be regarded as competent for the purposes of making a fire risk assessment if they have sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable them properly to assist in undertaking the preventative and protective measures. To help those responsible for ensuring that the risk from fire in their premises has been accurately assessed, the fire sector has produced guidance on how to choose a competent fire risk assessor. This is available on <a href="http://www.cfoa.org.uk/19532" target="_blank">www.cfoa.org.uk/19532</a>.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, fire safety risk assessment guidance produced by the Government and by the Local Government Association also provides advice and guidance to those responsible for fire safety compliance to help them to accurately assess the risks from fire and implement adequate and appropriate fire safety measures. This is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-risk-assessments" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities/fire-risk-assessments</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will consider the ongoing suitability of the Fire Safety Order as part of the wider work underway following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Special Constables there are in each police force in England and Wales. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office collects and publishes statistics on the number of Special Constables in each police force in England and Wales on a bi-annual basis.</p><p>The latest available data are published in the ‘Police workforce, England and Wales, 30 September 2016’ statistical bulletins.</p><p> </p> more like this
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