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100002
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Pakistan: Ahmadiyya more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the assassination of the Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, and in particular, the recent assasination of Latif Aalam Butt. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL2217 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answer text <p>We remain concerned about the violence faced by the Ahmadiyya and other communities in Pakistan and continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to protect and guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens as laid down in the Constitution and in accordance with international standards. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office closely monitors the situation in Pakistan as documented in the annual Human Rights report and quarterly updates. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) and the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised human rights concerns with Prime Minister Sharif during his visit in May 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100004
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept id 26 more like this
answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
hansard heading Work Experience more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent proposal by the Child Poverty and Social Justice Commission that unpaid internships should be illegal. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL2219 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answer text <p>This Government is absolutely clear: exploitation of interns is unacceptable and we don’t hesitate to act where we find that employment law has been broken and someone who is entitled to the minimum wage hasn’t been paid it.</p><p> </p><p>Complaints from interns about non-payment of the minimum wage are prioritised by HMRC for investigation and HMRC will investigate every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline.</p><p> </p><p>Research shows that internships and work experience programmes can be valuable opportunities for young people taking their first steps in the labour market. Our work on interns and the National Minimum Wage aims to achieve the right balance between ensuring that opportunities for young people are not cut off and minimising the risk of exploitation.</p><p> </p><p>Our concern, if we were to prohibit unpaid internships, is that this may lead to employers recruiting interns through informal and privileged networks with adverse effects on social mobility or have adverse consequences on the number of available opportunities.</p><p> </p><p>There is no definition of an internship in minimum wage legislation and interns are considered in the same way as everyone else with regards to whether the minimum wage is due. The key issue is whether or not they are workers as defined by minimum wage legislation. If they are, then they are eligible for the minimum wage unless a specific exemption applies. Volunteers are not workers and are not eligible for the minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-10-29T16:15:22.2220144Z
answering member
4284
label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
100006
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Syria more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Syrian refugees are being refused entry to Jordan; whether they have any information about the situation of any such people; and whether they will make the necessary representations to enhance their well-being. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL2221 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>The Government has raised the reports of Syrian refugees stranded at their border with the Jordanian authorities. While we respect the rights of the Jordanians to control their border and protect entry against extremists and terrorists, we have stressed the humanitarian imperative that vulnerable people are protected and given refuge.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:57:23.667052Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100007
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Egypt more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Egypt about recent arrests of students, and the placing of private security companies, on university campuses there. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Hylton more like this
uin HL2222 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
answer text <p>The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), asked that the Egyptian government address the large number of people being held in detention during his meeting with President Al-Sisi at the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September. John Casson, our Ambassador in Cairo, discussed the recent university protests with Ahmed el-Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on 14 October. The UK believes that freedom of expression, including the right to protest peacefully, is important in any democracy.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-28T16:36:00.7673786Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:36:00.7673786Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
2018
label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100008
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
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
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
uin HL2223 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:15:07.651748Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100009
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Unemployed People: Travel more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
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
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
uin HL2224 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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
answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T15:06:09.3638452Z
answering member
3893
label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100012
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading Asylum: Finance more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum claimants are left without any state support, on reaching the age of 18. more like this
tabling member printed
Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
uin HL2227 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
answer text <p>There is no reason why any asylum seekers should be left without support on reaching the age of 18. Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are looked after by local authorities and most will continue to be supported in this way after the age of 18 under leaving care legislation while they remain in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Any asylum seeker that does not have an entitlement to leaving care support would be eligible to support from the Home Office under the provisions of section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 if they were destitute.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:40:35.435951Z
answering member
1091
label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
tabling member
3691
label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
100020
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on improving access to GPs. more like this
tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
tabling member printed
Graham Evans more like this
uin 905556 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s £50 million Challenge Fund is currently improving general practitioner access for over two million patients across England. This includes offering evening and weekend appointments, as well as better use of technology, such as telehealth, to look after patients. By January, 7.5 million patients will be covered.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>And, we have recently announced another £100 million of funding for next year to improve access for even more patients.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
4081
label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
100021
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Home Care Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to facilitate the portability of home-based care packages between local authorities in different countries in the UK. more like this
tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
tabling member printed
Sheila Gilmore more like this
uin 905560 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answer text <p>Adults with care and support needs should be able to move between countries within the United Kingdom knowing that their care will continue during the move.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As the care and support systems in the four countries are different, we are developing principles with the Devolved Administrations to ensure continuity of care for people moving.</p><p> </p><p>These should be published in November.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-21T15:45:44.866352Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:45:44.866352Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
3965
label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
100022
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Patient Choice Schemes more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote patient choice. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Neil Carmichael more like this
uin 905559 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
answer text <p>We are committed to patients having greater choice and control over their healthcare, as this can help drive up standards and improve patient care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We believe that patient empowerment is vital to the National Health Service in the 21st century. This Government is committed to continuing to develop digital platforms to enable this to happen, such as My NHS and the NHS e-Referral Service.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
answering member printed George Freeman more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-10-21T16:00:56.1397924Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:00:56.1397924Z
answering member
4020
label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
tabling member
4104
label Biography information for Neil Carmichael more like this