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100008
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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the azure payment card for asylum seekers as a result of the new report by the British Red Cross on the humanitarian cost of the card. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2223 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Azure card is issued to destitute failed asylum seekers who require support because they are temporarily unable to leave the United Kingdom and can be used at most of the main supermarket chains to purchase food and other essential items. The performance of the card is kept under regular review and the views of reputable partners such as the Red Cross are carefully considered but the Government is satisfied that it is an effective way of ensuring the individuals are able to meet their essential living needs and not left destitute.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100009
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for 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
star this property hansard heading Unemployed People: Travel more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what financial assistance is given to help young people on benefits with the travel costs associated with attending job interviews. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL2224 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p /> <p>All Jobcentre Plus District Managers have access to the Flexible Support Fund, that they can use to supplement mainstream services and to tailor support to the needs of individuals and the local area. A proportion of this fund will be spent by their Work Services Teams on discretionary awards to individual claimants, which could include helping with travel costs to attend job interviews.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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3691
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100056
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Obesity: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide further advice to schools on how to tackle childhood obesity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2262 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises that through physical education, competitive school sport and encouraging healthy eating, schools can help address the problem of childhood obesity. The PE and sports premium is part of a package of measures to tackle obesity in primary schools. Our research found 96% of schools said that their pupils are now living healthier lives as a result of the funding. In addition, the introduction of universal infant free school meals will ensure that all infants receive a nutritious school lunch.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T12:35:00.9545387Z
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4270
star this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
35088
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-24more like thismore than 2014-01-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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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, of the £108 million allocated in the 2010 Spending Review to cover the costs of introducing individual electoral registration, how much was spent in (1) 2010–11, (2) 2011–12, and (3) 2012–13; and how much is planned to be spent in (1) 2013–14, and (2) 2014–15. more like this
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Lord Wills more like this
star this property uin HL4953 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 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The spend to date and budgeted amounts are in the table below. The budget for the transition to Individual Electoral Registration (IER) was set in 2010, based on robust cost projections and included optimism bias in line with best practice. Careful management of budgets, combined with an agile approach to the development of the IT supporting the move to IER has helped to ensure that, to date, the programme has come in under budget. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The budget for IER has supported three rounds of pilots since 2011 and a complete national test of the IT that will support the automatic confirmation of at least 78% of current electors. It has enabled the allocation of resources to Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) and partner organisations (&pound;4.2m in the current financial year) to improve the completeness and accuracy of the Electoral Register. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Actual:</p><p>&pound;2,369,719</p></td><td><p>Actual:</p><p>&pound;5,074,446</p></td><td><p>Budget:</p><p>&pound;26,148,664</p></td><td><p>Budget:</p><p>&pound;65,478,868</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For financial year 2015/16, &pound;148 million has been set aside for the costs of Individual Electoral Registration, the General Election and the 2015/16 Boundary Commission; specific budgets for each of these areas are yet to be allocated.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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260
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wills more like this
39768
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the relocation of civil servants from London and the South-East of England to other regions of the country. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5482 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 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Relocation of Government staff outside of London and the South East continues to be considered, amongst other options, to deliver the savings set out at the Spending Review and increase the efficiency of the Government&rsquo;s estate. Reducing and rationalising the estate could result in relocations, although there is no centrally driven relocation target to this effect. Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each individual Department to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5483 more like this
HL5484 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
39769
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants have been transferred from London and the South-East of England to other regions of the country since May 2010. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5483 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 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Relocation of Government staff outside of London and the South East continues to be considered, amongst other options, to deliver the savings set out at the Spending Review and increase the efficiency of the Government&rsquo;s estate. Reducing and rationalising the estate could result in relocations, although there is no centrally driven relocation target to this effect. Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each individual Department to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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HL5482 more like this
HL5484 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
39770
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants have been transferred from London and the South-East of England to the West Midlands since May 2010. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL5484 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 2014-03-10more like thismore than 2014-03-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Relocation of Government staff outside of London and the South East continues to be considered, amongst other options, to deliver the savings set out at the Spending Review and increase the efficiency of the Government&rsquo;s estate. Reducing and rationalising the estate could result in relocations, although there is no centrally driven relocation target to this effect. Workforce planning is primarily the responsibility of each individual Department to determine.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5482 more like this
HL5483 more like this
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less than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
39789
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 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, further to the statement by the Prime Minister on 15 June 2009 (HC Deb, col 21–38) that the final report of the Chilcot Inquiry would be able to "disclose all but the most sensitive information—that is, all information except that which is essential to our national security", whether the Inquiry continues to operate under those terms. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5503 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 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The terms under which the Chilcot Inquiry is operatingare set out in the Protocol between the Inquiry and Her Majesty&rsquo;s Government regarding documents and other written and electronic communication. They have not changed since the Inquiry&rsquo;s inception in June 2009. A copy of the Protocol is available on the Inquiry&rsquo;s website:</p><p><a href="http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>Each request under the Freedom of Information Act is considered on its merits and handled accordingly. The reasons for the use of the veto on the disclosure of Cabinet minutes prior to the Iraq war are a matter of public record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5505 more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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1
star this property file name HL5503-HL5505.pdf more like this
star this property title Letter on Chilcot Inquiry more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
39791
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-24more like thismore than 2014-02-24
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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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 why the ministerial veto was used to overturn the Information Commissioner's ruling on the disclosure of the minutes of Cabinet meetings prior to the Iraq war; and why that route was preferred to an appeal to the courts as in the case of Plowden. more like this
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Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
star this property uin HL5505 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 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The terms under which the Chilcot Inquiry is operatingare set out in the Protocol between the Inquiry and Her Majesty&rsquo;s Government regarding documents and other written and electronic communication. They have not changed since the Inquiry&rsquo;s inception in June 2009. A copy of the Protocol is available on the Inquiry&rsquo;s website:</p><p><a href="http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/background/protocols.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>Each request under the Freedom of Information Act is considered on its merits and handled accordingly. The reasons for the use of the veto on the disclosure of Cabinet minutes prior to the Iraq war are a matter of public record.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5503 more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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1
star this property file name HL5503-HL5505.pdf more like this
star this property title Letter on Chilcot Inquiry more like this
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565
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Morris of Aberavon more like this
40121
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-02-25more like thismore than 2014-02-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage women to apply for senior posts in the Civil Service. more like this
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Baroness Suttie more like this
star this property uin HL5590 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 2014-03-03more like thismore than 2014-03-03
star this property answer text <p>Women comprise over a third of the Senior Civil Service.</p><p>Work commissioned through the Contestable Policy Fund begins in March and will identify and help to remove the blockages faced by women when applying for senior posts.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-03T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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4298
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Suttie more like this