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Department for International Development more like this
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government (1) what contact they have had with, and (2) what support they intend to provide to, the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee, regarding (a) the rebuilding of 13,000 homes on the Nineveh Plains, and (b) the need to ensure that those Christians internally displaced from the Plains are provided with adequate food supplies. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government recognises the specific risks such as abduction and murder faced by religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, including those who have suffered so horrifically at the hands of Daesh, and is deeply concerned by reports of human rights abuses motivated by religious or ethnic identity.</p><p>All people in need, from any community, irrespective of religious affiliation, are eligible for humanitarian assistance. DFID’s humanitarian implementing partners, including the UN, consider a wide range of issues when assessing an individual’s vulnerability such as the impact of physical or mental disabilities, income, age, missing family members, and whether individuals are already receiving assistance from other sources.</p><p>The organisations through which we channel our support do not identify or record beneficiaries by their religion. The reason for this is because there is a risk that collecting information about the ethnicity or religion of people receiving aid could be obtained by others, including extremist groups, and used to persecute them.</p><p>We do not therefore hold information on how much UK-funded support is channelled to Yezidis and Christians either inside or outside camps. This year the UK will provide £40 million for urgent humanitarian assistance in Iraq and £4 million for the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS) to help rebuild communities affected by Daesh, including for minority communities in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The UK is also providing £500 million to support people, including refugees and internally displaced Syrians, affected by the Syria crisis in 2017. DFID does not fund the Bishops Emergency Committee.</p><p>The Nineveh Reconstruction Committee comprised of Church representatives has not contacted the UK Government or submitted a proposal for UK support for the construction of homes on the Nineveh Plains.</p><p>The UK is funding the UN’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilisation (FFIS), which is supporting 152 projects in mainly Christian communities in the Ninewa Plains and 70 projects in Yezidi communities in Sinjar, Rabia and Sinuni.</p><p>UN agencies are obliged to operate by the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality which aim to ensure that no one is excluded or discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, or religion; and to also ensure that the specific risks facing minorities are addressed and that assistance reaches those who need it most. DFID considers reports from a wide range of sources, including field visits by UK officials where these are possible, to assess the effectiveness of UN operations and their compliance with humanitarian principles. The UN carries out vital work in both Syria and Iraq, and UN staff frequently risk their lives to deliver assistance to people in need, including to areas where Daesh or the Assad regime seek to prevent aid being delivered.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL852 more like this
HL854 more like this
HL855 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T15:00:41.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
752420
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Army units are stationed in Scotland; and where those units are located. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
unstar this property uin HL866 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-26more like thismore than 2017-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Army footprint in Scotland consists of:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Army Personnel Centre;</li><li>Headquarters 51<sup>st</sup> Brigade;</li><li>Seven Regular units, including a detachment of the Royal Military Police;</li><li>Sixteen Reserve units, and a Reserve recruit training unit;</li><li>Four University Officer Training Corps;</li><li>Eight Army Cadet Force (ACF) battalions, and two independent sub units;</li><li>Fifteen Combined Cadet Force sections.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The location of these units is given in the attached table.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-07-26T13:19:31.973Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-26T13:19:31.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property file name PQ 07090.docx more like this
star this property title Army Units in Scotland more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
752443
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Department of Health more like this
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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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many NHS Trusts achieved Improving Quality in Physiological Services accreditation for their paediatric audiology service in each of the last five financial years. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation scheme is run by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The process of accreditation provides an independent assessment that a service meets the accreditation standards.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of the service to ensure that they conform to the standard before application to UKAS for accreditation. There is a pre-registration process within the scheme that enables all services to be able to do an effective gap analysis so that they should be at a point of conforming to the standard on making an application to UKAS. If during an assessment mandatory findings are raised which show non-conformity to any part of the standard then the service agrees appropriate improvement actions with the UKAS team to rectify these and prevent re-occurrence.</p><p> </p><p>The UKAS team base their recommendation for accreditation on the findings raised relating to the conformity to the standard, risk and whether the agreed improvement actions are appropriate and can be achieved within a three month close-out period. Therefore any findings raised must be cleared by the organisation if a positive recommendation for accreditation is to be granted.</p><p> </p><p>In <em>Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss: A framework for clinical commissioning groups</em>, published in July 2016, NHS England strongly encourages clinical commissioning groups to expect providers to have completed the IQIPS self-assessment tool and applied for accreditation with UKAS, and achieve accreditation within the duration of their contract.</p><p> </p><p>UKAS are supporting the NHS England business objective to increase the use of accreditation, and information about those services which have achieved accreditation is not held by the Department or NHS England, but is publicly available on the UKAS website.</p><p> </p><p>Information on clinical contracts is not held centrally by NHS England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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HL887 more like this
HL890 more like this
HL891 more like this
HL979 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.703Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
752466
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many advance payments of universal credit have been made following a claim for universal credit since its introduction; and what proportion of all claims that number represents. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
unstar this property uin HL912 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>We are planning to publish data on the Universal Credit Advances in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:30:07.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
752465
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 how many claimants of universal credit have had to wait for more than six weeks for the first payment of universal credit; and what is the average waiting time. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
unstar this property uin HL911 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p><em> </em></p><p>The assessment period and payment structure of Universal Credit creates a fixed period between date of entitlement and the first payment.</p><p> </p><p>The policy intention is that claimants receive the first payment 5 weeks after their date of entitlement (6 weeks if waiting days are served). The assessment period runs for a full calendar month from the date of entitlement, and the UC pay date will be 7 calendar days after the end of the assessment period. This mirrors the world of work and allows for a 1 month period in which to gather information about a claimants’ earnings. Advances and budgeting support are available to support claimants during this period. Advances can provide up to 50% of a claimants indicative award straight away.</p><p> </p><p>The latest internal data, for week ending 19 June, suggests some 80% of cases were paid in full at the end of the first assessment period. For the 20% of cases who were not paid in full we estimate around a third have not signed up to their claimant commitment so cannot be paid until they have. The other two thirds have an outstanding verification issue, such as providing bank statements, evidence of childcare costs, or proof of rent. Many of these claimants receive a part-payment where elements of the claim have been verified.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL910 more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:29:56Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:29:56Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4234
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
752445
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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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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many contracts for Specialist Audiology Services used by children, and commissioned directly by NHS England, are due to be renegotiated in the financial year 2017-18. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL891 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation scheme is run by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The process of accreditation provides an independent assessment that a service meets the accreditation standards.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of the service to ensure that they conform to the standard before application to UKAS for accreditation. There is a pre-registration process within the scheme that enables all services to be able to do an effective gap analysis so that they should be at a point of conforming to the standard on making an application to UKAS. If during an assessment mandatory findings are raised which show non-conformity to any part of the standard then the service agrees appropriate improvement actions with the UKAS team to rectify these and prevent re-occurrence.</p><p> </p><p>The UKAS team base their recommendation for accreditation on the findings raised relating to the conformity to the standard, risk and whether the agreed improvement actions are appropriate and can be achieved within a three month close-out period. Therefore any findings raised must be cleared by the organisation if a positive recommendation for accreditation is to be granted.</p><p> </p><p>In <em>Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss: A framework for clinical commissioning groups</em>, published in July 2016, NHS England strongly encourages clinical commissioning groups to expect providers to have completed the IQIPS self-assessment tool and applied for accreditation with UKAS, and achieve accreditation within the duration of their contract.</p><p> </p><p>UKAS are supporting the NHS England business objective to increase the use of accreditation, and information about those services which have achieved accreditation is not held by the Department or NHS England, but is publicly available on the UKAS website.</p><p> </p><p>Information on clinical contracts is not held centrally by NHS England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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HL887 more like this
HL889 more like this
HL890 more like this
HL979 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.93Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.93Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
752444
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short 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 how many contracts for Specialist Audiology Services used by children, and commissioned directly by NHS England, were signed in the financial years (1) 2015-16, and (2) 2016-17. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL890 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation scheme is run by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The process of accreditation provides an independent assessment that a service meets the accreditation standards.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of the service to ensure that they conform to the standard before application to UKAS for accreditation. There is a pre-registration process within the scheme that enables all services to be able to do an effective gap analysis so that they should be at a point of conforming to the standard on making an application to UKAS. If during an assessment mandatory findings are raised which show non-conformity to any part of the standard then the service agrees appropriate improvement actions with the UKAS team to rectify these and prevent re-occurrence.</p><p> </p><p>The UKAS team base their recommendation for accreditation on the findings raised relating to the conformity to the standard, risk and whether the agreed improvement actions are appropriate and can be achieved within a three month close-out period. Therefore any findings raised must be cleared by the organisation if a positive recommendation for accreditation is to be granted.</p><p> </p><p>In <em>Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss: A framework for clinical commissioning groups</em>, published in July 2016, NHS England strongly encourages clinical commissioning groups to expect providers to have completed the IQIPS self-assessment tool and applied for accreditation with UKAS, and achieve accreditation within the duration of their contract.</p><p> </p><p>UKAS are supporting the NHS England business objective to increase the use of accreditation, and information about those services which have achieved accreditation is not held by the Department or NHS England, but is publicly available on the UKAS website.</p><p> </p><p>Information on clinical contracts is not held centrally by NHS England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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HL887 more like this
HL889 more like this
HL891 more like this
HL979 more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.807Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
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2024
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752449
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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 how many workers aged 21 to 65 are recognised as self-employed; and what percentage of the total workforce this represents. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
unstar this property uin HL895 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The latest ONS Labour Force Survey shows the number of people reporting to be self-employed was 4.8 million in the 4<sup>th</sup> quarter of 2016.</p><p>Due to the age categories in which ONS reports this data, it is not possible to get a figure for 21 to 65 year olds.</p><p>However, as a proportion of the total number of people in employment (31,713,000), self-employed people between the ages of 25 and 64 account for 13.1% of total employment. Self-employed people between the ages of 18 and 64 account for 13.7% of total employment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T16:01:17.173Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T16:01:17.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
752468
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how much the NHS pays for a one year supply of Apomorphine for a patient with Parkinson's Disease; how much they estimate it costs to manufacture a year's supply of that drug; what assessment they have made of the difficulties of manufacturing Apomorphine to clinical standards; and whether they intend to take any steps to reduce the cost of that drug to the NHS. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
unstar this property uin HL914 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The drug cost to the National Health Service for a one year supply of Apomorphine for a patient with Parkinson's Disease is estimated to be in the region of £5,300 and £9,000, based on the usual daily dose of 3 – 30mg. However, the maximum daily is 100mg, so the annual cost for some patient’s treatment may be higher.</p><p>We have no estimate of the cost of manufacture. We are not aware of any particular issues relating to the manufacture of this drug. Pharmaceutical companies participate in either the voluntary pharmaceutical price regulation scheme (PPRS) or the statutory medicines price regulation scheme, both of which regulate the cost of medicines to the NHS. Products covered by the statutory scheme are subject to a 15% cut to their list price. Companies in the PPRS pay a percentage of sales to the Government when growth in NHS spending on medicines exceeds an agreed level. NHS purchasers may also negotiate discounts with pharmaceutical companies in addition to national price regulation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2017-07-19T15:12:09.617Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-19T15:12:09.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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752480
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they apply the business impact target (BIT) to regulations relating to fire safety in buildings; whether they intend to review the application of BIT to such regulations; and whether they intend to exempt such regulations from BIT. more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
unstar this property uin HL926 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-31more like thismore than 2017-07-31
star this property answer text <p>The Government is considering how best to continue to deliver its commitment to regulate more efficiently and effectively over the course of this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2017-07-31T14:20:41.56Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-31T14:20:41.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this